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CAA’s Prescription Drug Data Collection (RxDC) Requirements for Health Plans

Health plans are required by new federal CAA law to produce reports to CMS detailing Rx drug spending, for calendar years 2020 and 2021 by December 27, 2022, and by June 1st each year thereafter. Here’s what you need to know.

Word & Brown Hosts Post-Election Conversation with NAHU CEO Janet Trautwein

Paul Roberts, Word & Brown’s Senior Director of Education and Market Development, hosted a conversation this month with Janet Trautwein, CEO of the National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU), concerning the results of the November 2022 election.

3 Digital Marketing Trends for Health Insurance Brokers in 2023

We will unpack three specific strategies that health insurance brokers and agencies can leverage for digital marketing success in 2023.

Anthem Small Group Bonus Continues through January 2023

Small Group brokers in Nevada can earn a tiered bonus on Small Group Affordable Care Act (ACA), Association Health Plan (AHP), and Anthem Balanced Funding (ABF) Medical cases with an effective date between October 1, 2022, and January 31, 2023.

Small Group Annual Special Open Enrollment Window: Nov. 15 – Dec. 15

The ACA permits Small Groups to enroll for coverage effective 1/1 annually, without having to meet standard employer contribution and/or employee participation requirements. The Special Open Enrollment Window is 11/15-12/15.

Tech Team Updates for November 2022

The Tech Team Updates for this month offer more news you can use concerning Ease, the online enrollment platform for health insurance brokers working in the 2-250 employee marketplace.

Market Update: ACA Family Glitch Fix Final Rule – Compliance Considerations

The recent fix of the ACA’s Family Glitch brings important health plan affordability changes to employees and their dependents. It also raises questions and concerns about employer-sponsored coverage and on-exchange Individual and Family Plan (IFP) coverage.

Earn More in 2023 With Aetna Small Group Producer Program

Aetna is offering California brokers the opportunity to earn more on Small Group sales in 2023.