Kaiser Q1 Small Group Snapshot, Telehealth Safe Harbor Extended, Molina Binder Payment Extended, Updates, News & More

DICKERSON WEEKLY UPDATE

Kaiser Q1 Small Group Snapshot

Kaiser shared 2023 plan updates and great news, no plans are being eliminated! There are no changes to dental, acupuncture, or chiropractic ancillary product benefits.

  • January 2023 Rate Change
    • New Sale/Renewal HMO metal plans: 6.7%
    • For all groups PPO metal plans: 7%
  • Kaiser has more options for routine care. Members can visit a Target Clinic with care provided by Kaiser Permanente, for minor illnesses and preventative care. Kaiser members can get urgent care anywhere in the world.
  • For select metal plans, the copay was reduced for mental health and substance abuse outpatient services. For select metal plans, postpartum visits aren’t limited to the first visit and are expanded to cover additional visits.

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Alera Legal Alert: Telehealth Safe Harbor Extended Beyond Calendar Year 2022

The CAA 2023 extended the telehealth safe harbor beyond the 2022 calendar year. The CAA 2023 combines the relief previously provided under the CARES Act (for plan years beginning on or before December 31, 2022) and the CAA, 2022 (for months starting after March 2, 2022, and before January 1, 2023).  Now both calendar and non-calendar year plans can take advantage of the safe harbor from April through December 2022, then from the start of their 2023 plan year through the end of their 2024 plan year.

DICKERSON INDIVIDUAL UPDATES

Binder Payment Deadline Now January 31, 2023

Good News! Molina Marketplace extended the January premium payment due date to January 31, 2023. The sooner Molina Healthcare receives a binder payment, the sooner members receive their ID cards.
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DICKERSON INDUSTRY NEWS

What Long Covid Patients Need To Know About Navigating Health Insurance

Patients with long Covid may experience disruptions to their health insurance coverage if they lose their job. Fortunately, they have other options to turn to, which may include Medicare and Medicaid. Click here to read the full article.

California Senate’s New Health Chair To Prioritize Mental Health and Homelessness

California state Sen. Susan Talamantes Eggman has been appointed chair of the Senate’s influential health committee. As a licensed social worker, Eggman said she would make mental health care and homelessness front-burner issues. Click here to read the full article.