September 28, 2012
As an additional resource for you, we've summarized the most important federal legislation into a September 2012 highlight sheet. This summary can help you stay current on the government policies that impact you the most. If you have any questions about the Affordable Care Act (ACA), contact your account representative for more detailed information on how ACA affects you.
Review the September 2012 Legislative Highlights.
Now Available Online: Medicare Part D Creditable Coverage Disclosure Requirement Reminder Notice
Each year, companies who sponsor health plans that include prescription drug coverage are required to notify both the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and Medicare Part D-eligible health plan participants whether the prescription coverage offered is creditable or non-creditable to Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage.
Learn about your notification requirements.
HMO Network Update: McHenry County Physicians Organization HMO Contract Terminated
It is unfortunate that we must inform you that McHenry County Physicians Organization has officially terminated its HMO Illinois and BlueAdvantageSM HMO agreements.
Find out about the impact on members.
Reminder: New Options with Illinois Standard Products
Employer groups have new choices and a broader range of options when selecting among BlueAdvantage EntrepreneurSM and BluePrintSM plans, beginning Jan. 1, 2013.
Get the details.
Health and Wellness
Fit Facts: Make Your Workspace Work for You
Spending hours typing on a computer keyboard or typewriter can lead to back pain, neck pain and repetitive-stress injuries of the fingers, hands and wrists.
Manage workspace woes with these tips you can share.
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