BCBSIL MSP Season Now Open for groups of 1-150.

June 12, 2018

BCBS requires all renewing groups to update their Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) data via Blue Access for Employers (BAE).  The link in groups’ BAE accounts became active on June 5th, 2018 and will be live until September 4th, 2018. 

Please see News from the Blues article for more details.


The SHOP Exchange (electronic enrollment) is delayed!!!

September 27, 2013

The U.S. Department of Health Human Services (HHS) is pushing the launch of the federal small-group public exchange Web enrollment system back to November.

The delay in the Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) online enrollment system start affects only the states in which HHS will be running federally facilitated exchanges (FFEs).

Read the complete article

Legislative Update – Marketplace (Exchange) Broker Training

August 2, 2013

The first of the required agent modules have been posted to the HHS website today!

We’ve been receiving a number of calls as brokers try to work through the registration process so we have put together this quick 3 min training video to walk you through the process.

Click here to watch the training video, and then click here to go through the actual registration process.

Interactive Online PPACA Implementation Tool

November 1, 2012

From time to time we get asked for recommendations of online resources/references regarding the implementation timetable for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). Although this tool is not comprehensive by any means, (in terms of what is entailed in each “trigger point”) it does appear to at least hit the “high water marks” in terms of what is happening when. Personally I use it as a reference point and a starting point giving me the time tables (of events) for which to further research. I am posting it out here so you too can have a quick reference tool as well. Enjoy! http://ebn.benefitnews.com/health-care-reform/timeline.html

Illinois Legislature Delays Action On He

May 11, 2012

Illinois Legislature Delays Action On Health Insurance Exchange http://ow.ly/aQNii

From our friends at NAHU – PCIP Too Succ

April 16, 2012

From our friends at NAHU – PCIP Too Successful for Brokers http://ow.ly/ak27W

Illinois Medicaid group strains for $2.7

April 16, 2012

Illinois Medicaid group strains for $2.7 billion in cuts http://ow.ly/aj99C