Monthly Archives:   February 2018

Proposed Rule Expands Duration of Short-Term Coverage

The Departments of Health & Human Services (HHS), Labor, and Treasury have issued a proposed rule that would change the maximum duration of short-term, limited-duration health insurance coverage. Short-term, limited-duration coverage is designed to provide temporary coverage for individuals transitioning between health care policies, such as an individual who is...

The Rise of Reference Based Pricing

The proposed merger between CVS and Aetna has made plenty of headlines, and many in the benefits industry have been theorizing which major player the two entities are trying to compete against. Is it Amazon, poised to enter the prescription business? Is it UnitedHealthcare, with its in-house pharmacy benefit manager?...

Highmark Medicare Advantage members UPMC access extended

A portion of the divorce between Highmark Health and UPMC will be delayed for six months, a Commonwealth Court judge ruled Monday. Senior Judge Dan Pellegrini ruled that Highmark Medicare Advantage members will have in-network access to UPMC doctors and facilities for all of 2019. For Complete Article Click Here...