Category Archives: UnitedHealthcare

UnitedHealthcare and All Savers Commission Payments

We are happy to see lots of activity with the UnitedHealthCare Products.

For those that have found success in partnering with us on these products – Congratulations on your sales!!!

We hope you found the implemenation process with Benefits Network & the carrier to be smooth. With that being said, we hope you are beginning to reap your rewards…Are you receiving your commissions from the carrier?

UnitedHealthCare (for UHC Traditional Products) and UnitedHealthOne (for AllSavers Alternative Funding Products) are structured to pay you (or your agency) directly.

If  you are not receiving commissions 30-60 days after the clients effective date, or have any questions about your UHC Commission Structure, assistance can be found by contacting the carriers Broker Service Line.

UnitedHealthcare Broker Services (for United Products): The helpful shortcut provided by our contact Josh Trembulak is…

  • Dial:       1-888-842-4571
  • select Option 1,
  • if you do not know (or have) a policy number – key in seven Zeros (0) and #
  • Say yes
  • Select Option 4 for commissions

UnitedHealthOne Broker Service Center ( for All Savers Products):

  • Dial:       1-800-474-4467
  • For commission select Option 3
  • Enter Producer Number (if unknown, stay on the line to be directed to a representative)

 

Carriers Announce Fall Kick Off Seminars

Three of the area’s major carriers have announced dates and times of their Fall Sales and Strategy Sessions for the Broker Community.  Use the links below to register for the appropriate carrier’s session.

Highmark Fall Agency Strategy Session

October 14, 2014
8:00 AM to 9:00 AM Breakfast and Trade Show
9:00 AM Strategy Session

Pittsburgh Marriott North
100 Cranberry Woods Drive
Cranberry Township, PA 1606
REGISTER HERE

UPMC Healthplan Fall Producer Kick Off

October 2, 2014
8:30 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Presentations

Marriott City Center
112 Washington Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
REGISTER HERE

UnitedHealthcare

October 1, 2014
8:30 AM Registration & Breakfast
9:00 Presentation

Pittsburgh Marriott North
100 Cranberry Woods Drive
Cranberry Township, PA
REGISTER HERE

ACA Fees and Taxes on Alternate Funding Arrangements

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It is important to note that for alternate funding products All Savers does not pay  the ACA fees & taxes on behalf of the employer group. The employer will be responsible for handling them. Below are the steps they will need to take handle this.  Read the Employer’s Guide for more information.

In addition, the group will eventually need to apply for a Health Plan Identifier (HPID) but not until 11/15. You can read more about the HPID here.

There are two fees they are responsible for. 1) PCORI and 2) Transitional Reinsurance Fee. The attached quarterly excise tax return is also helpful.

PCORI:

• For plan years ending after Oct. 1, 2014, the fee is indexed for medical inflation above the current $2 per member per year fee.

• The indexed fee has not been released yet.

• The fee will no longer apply after Sept. 30, 2019.

• Payment must be submitted by July 31 of the calendar year immediately following the last day of the plan year.

• You will not be invoiced for the PCORI Fee. You’ll need to file federal excise tax return Form 720.

• Third-party administrators are prohibited under the health reform law from remitting the fee for you.

Transitional Reinsurance Fee:

• The Transitional Reinsurance Fee is $5.25 per member per month ($63 annually) for 2014. It decreases for the subsequent two years.

• The first payment is due Jan. 15, 2014 for the 2014 benefit year.

• You must submit membership counts for the 2014 to HHS by Nov. 15, 2014.

• Annual membership counts are based on the first nine months of the benefit year.

• HHS will invoice plans for the amount due by Dec. 15.