Health Care Reform News

Health Care Reform News & Trends from URL | July 18th

  • July is Orion Referral Awareness Month
  • 9/4 2020 AEP Medicare Connections Conference
  • URL's 2020 President's Club
  • Don't Forget: PCORI Fees Due by July 31, 2019
  • This Market-Based Health Insurance Alternative Has Increased 600 Percent Since Obamacare
  • Medicare Advantage Plans Overbill Taxpayers By Billions Annually, Records Show
  • Biden proposes big change to ObamaCare, in bid to save it from 'Medicare-for-all' crowd
  • White House backtracks on drug rebate rule in major blow to pricing effort
  • 7/24 Orion Referral Awareness Month: Live Q&A with URL Orion Sales Agents
  • Health Plan Options Video Archives

Health Care Reform News & Trends from URL | July 11th

  • Anniversary Edition
  • HIGHMARK UPDATE: Client Communication Materials around Access to UPMC after July 1, 2019
  • UPMC Health Plan Legislative & Regulatory Updates for June 2019
  • Highmark Update: Highmark and UPMC 10-year Contract; Highmark Inc. and VSP Global
  • Announce Definitive Agreement to Purchase Visionworks of America, Inc.
  • 5 Key Healthcare Issues Pending In Congress: 'New Rules' That Could Change How You Get Healthcare
  • Appeals Court Seems Skeptical About Constitutionality of Obamacare Mandate
  • Obamacare faces major court test with health benefits on the line
  • Judge nixes Trump effort to require drug prices in TV ads
  • Appeals court panel wrestles with challenge to Obama health law
  • For the first time, Highmark looks to lower its Obamacare marketplace rates
  • Affordable Care Act threatened as Trump administration, GOP states fight US House, Democratic states in court
  • Trump’s plan for health-care pricing could expand this lucrative workplace benefit
  • Highmark to sell Visionworks subsidary
  • For 300,000 Highmark members, no UPMC access is part of their plan
  • July is Orion Referral Awareness Month
  • URL's 2020 President's Club
  • 7/17 Orion Referral Awareness Month: Agent Panel
  • 7/24 Orion Referral Awareness Month: Live Q&A with URL Orion Sales Agents
  • 7/17 CPAHU Sales Summit at The Hollywood Casino
  • Health Plan Options Video Archives

Health Care Reform News & Trends from URL | June 27th

  • UPMC, Highmark reach new 10-year deal, just before consent decree expires
  • Highmark Update: Highmark and UPMC Agree to 10-year Contract
  • UPMC - Highmark Contract
  • Capital BlueCross Dominion National Data Security Incident
  • UPMC Health Plan July 2019 Your Choice formulary updates
  • UnitedHealth Agrees to Buy Payments Firm Equian for $3.2 Billion
  • GHP Special Bulletin
  • Supreme Court to consider $12 billion lawsuit over Obamacare payments to health insurance companies
  • Final Rule On Health Reimbursement Arrangements Could Shake Up Markets
  • Employer's got a brand new bag. New rule allows HRAs to buy individual coverage.
  • Repeal of ACA would leave 20M more uninsured
  • A New Trump Order May Make More Health Care Prices Public
  • UPMC, Highmark Leaders Praise 10-Year Pact
  • UPMC & Highmark Clarify What New Agreement Means For Consumers
  • PCORI Fees Due by July 31, 2019
  • URL's 2020 President's Club
  • 7/17 CPAHU Sales Summit at The Hollywood Casino
  • Health Plan Options Video Archives

Health Care Reform News & Trends from URL | June 20th

  • Highmark-insured seniors who use UPMC could get another chance to switch plans
  • Exciting news about UPMC group health
  • Big Win For UPMC As Consent Decree With Highmark To End June 30
  • Judge: UPMC’s 5-year deal with Highmark can’t be extended
  • Bill to take over insurance exchange wins Pa. House's backing
  • PCORI Fees Due by July 31, 2019
  • WellSpan Philhaven to close Harrisburg facility, plans to sell to new provider
  • Competing for patients: Health systems argue they are meeting needs as third hospital goes under construction
  • Casey expects UPMC/Highmark agreements in 'days, not weeks'
  • Trump rules will remake U.S. health insurance markets
  • Patients seek clarity as UPMC-Highmark split looms
  • URL's 2020 President's Club
  • 7/17 CPAHU Sales Summit at The Hollywood Casino
  • Health Plan Options Video Archives

Health Care Reform News & Trends from URL | June 13th

  • Ahead of consent decree hearing, UPMC says Highmark members won't lose access to Hillman Cancer Center
  • Scott Serota retiring as Blue Cross & Blue Shield Association CEO
  • Highmark | Commission Update: Highmark Will Continue to Pay ACA Individual Market Special Enrollment Commissions Through the End of 2019
  • Exciting news about UPMC group health
  • Hearing Underway As Judge Weighs Whether UPMC-Highmark Deal Has To Expire
  • AG Shapiro begins making case for blocking UPMC-Highmark split
  • Fed judge nears nixing $69B CVS-Aetna deal: sources
  • CVS Health unveils new benefits management tool
  • Expanding HSAs Could Help Fix America's Broken Health Insurance Model
  • V.A. Prepares for Major Shift in Veterans’ Health Care
  • URL's 2020 President's Club
  • 7/17 CPAHU Sales Summit at The Hollywood Casino
  • Health Plan Options Video Archives