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Health Benefit Newsletter

Health Benefit Newsletter

2021 Plan Changes View Plan Change NoticesWe would like to make you aware of Plan changes that will take effect on Jan. 1, 2021. Not all plan changes apply to all plans under the CBEBT so please make sure to refer to your particular Summary of Benefits and Coverage. You can also find the Annual Notices under Privacy Notices & Required Notices. Urgent Care Copay We are excited to announce that recent updates in claims systems coding will allow Christian Brothers Health Benefit Services…

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Flu vaccination becomes critical

Flu vaccination becomes critical

Reducing the spread of influenza is now more important than ever due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as the push for vaccination begins amidst the endeavor to stop the overburdening of hospital systems and risks associated with the population’s most vulnerable. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is already gearing up for flu season, working with vaccine manufacturers to make additional vaccines available, already being distributed now. For the 2020-2021 season, manufacturers have projected they will provide as many…

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Bill repeals ACA taxes

Bill repeals ACA taxes

After much debate and anxiety over proposed taxes and the Affordable Care Act, three ACA taxes were repealed under a recent government spending bill passed early this year, putting an end to some excise taxes, though reinstating others. The “Cadillac Tax” is out. A 40 percent excise tax on high-cost employer-provided health care plans, the tax was originally proposed to take effect in 2018. However, legislation had been twice delayed and was again set to go into effect in 2022….

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