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Aetna: New Rating Guidelines for MD Group
Anthem: Some Groups to Receive Refund
Anthem: Individual Payment Deadline Extended
Anthem: Broker & Employer Migration Guides
Anthem: Accelerated Small Group Renewals
CareFirst: Payment for 1/1 Individual Plans due TOMORROW!
DC Health Link: How to Assign a Broker to a Sold Case
MHBE: Maryland Health Connection Update
NAHU: Market Reforms FAQ Released
Carrier & Industry Updates
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New Rating Guidelines for Maryland Groups
Beginning with quotes received on or after January 20, 2014 for effective dates beginning February 1, 2014, Aetna will use the group's Average Total Number of Employees count to determine whether a group is considered a small employer for rating purposes.  
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Refund for Some Small Group Clients 
Anthem small group clients who transition to an ACA-compliant plan may receive a refund check instead of an account credit.
Individual Payment Deadline Extended
Consumers who purchased an Anthem individual health plan with a January 1 effective date now have until January 31 to submit payment for their first month's premium. This extension applies to individual plans bought ON or OFF the Exchange.  
Important Group Migration Changes
Anthem has released a broker and employer migration guide to assist with the transition to ACA-compliant plans. Topics covered include new group numbers, billing, waiting period changes, and effective dates for life events.

Reminder: Accelerated ACA Small Group Renewals
In an effort to be more flexible and to better accommodating, Anthem will process accelerated renewal requests in a shorter time period. This will require Anthem to terminate the coverage on the prior membership system and to enroll the group as a new group on the new ACA platform.

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URGENT: Payment Deadline for 1/1 Individual Policies is TOMORROW, January 15th
Payment must be received by close of business tomorrow for January 1st effective individual policies. Without timely payment, policies will be voided. Learn More »
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Reminder: How to Assign a Broker to Sold Case  
DC Health Link has a released a step-by-step guide showing how to assign a broker to a SHOP policy.  
Maryland Health Connection Update 
This report discusses current enrollment volume, policy payment details, and workarounds for technical difficulties. 
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NAHU Washington Update
DOL Releases FAQ on Market Reforms
On January 9th, the Department of Labor issued a FAQ that certainly rounds the bases in terms of topics including preventive services, limits on out-of-pocket costs, expatriate plans, and wellness programs...
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