Thank you for contributing to a successful Annual Election Period! Now that AEP is over, we want to tell you more about what your clients can expect from Arkansas Blue Medicare, including several mailings they will receive from Arkansas Blue Medicare. Below is an outline of those Arkansas Blue Medicare member mailings and other helpful […]
The tax filing season is quickly approaching and here’s some information for groups and individual clients to help them prepare. Form 1095-B Form 1095-B provides information for individuals who had a qualifying plan that met the requirements for minimum essential health coverage. For tax year 2021, the IRS does not require mailing Form 1095-B’s. Members […]
At Arkansas Blue Cross, we recently launched Connecture, a new enrollment platform for our Medicare Advantage and prescription drug plans. On November 1, 2021, Connecture will begin accepting Medi-Pak Medicare Supplement applications for a January 1, 2022, effective date. We’re hosting two thirty-minute webinars at the end of October to prepare for the transition. To […]
The 2022 Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield and Health Advantage standard plans grids for large and small groups give employers the options they need to provide the best plans for their employees. You’ll notice a few changes to this year’s grids. Large groups We’ve added a $3500 deductible plan to our Arkansas Blue Cross […]
The Federally Facilitated Marketplace (FFM) training is now available for returning agents and brokers! After completing the required FFM training, you can use PinPoint to track FFM completion and complete required product training. Also, you can renew your Arkansas Exchange Producer License. Please see our previous blog article here on how to access PinPoint and […]
PinPoint will be the system used to track both under-65 (U-65) and over-65 (O-65) annual training requirements. As of today, FFM training has not yet been released, but the Arkansas Blue Cross U-65 content is available. Agents will be required to take the individual U-65 product training and self-assessment for Plan Year 2022. Returning PinPoint […]
It’s training time again. PinPoint will be the system used to track both under-65 (U-65) and over-65 (O-65) annual training requirements. Learn more about the various milestones and training tracks below. Medi-Pak® Choice and Medicare Advantage milestones On August 13, 2021, returning agents who have a Medi-Pak® Choice and Medicare Advantage (O-65) appointment can access PinPoint to: Complete […]
Training for plan year 2022 is just around the corner. Step-by-step requirements will be sent in early August, and the same training schedule and tracking system will be used as last year. A tentative schedule of training events is listed below. You’ll receive another email when registration is open. Arkansas Blue Medicare Training Beginning August […]
The launch of Arkansas Blue Medicare has been a tremendous success, and our agents and brokers helped make it happen. So we are proud to announce several changes we’re certain will improve our ability to support agents and brokers in selling the entire portfolio of Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield’s individual products.
The Arkansas House of Representatives House Insurance and Commerce Committee is considering a dangerously intrusive bill (House Bill 1804 – HB1804) that that would severely limit the ability of self-funded health plans, usually offered by the state’s large employers, to make prescription drugs more affordable for their members.