Bluechoice SC: 1095-B Tax Forms to Be Mailed This Week

BlueChoice HealthPlan will mail Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Form 1095-B to members who purchased individual coverage from BlueChoice® or received coverage from BlueChoice through their fully insured, employer-sponsored health plan. Form 1095-B is intended to help members complete their federal income tax returns for the 2018 tax year. It shows when in 2018 the member and any covered family […]

Ambetter South Carolina – Additional Benefits – My Health Pays

Updated October 14, 2020 Ambetter is expanding in South Carolina for 2020! Ambetter is also IMPROVING the MY HEALTH PAYS program by increasing the maximum member reward to $500! New for 2019! – Ambetter by Absolute Total Care will be offering plans on the Federal Health Insurance Marketplace for South Carolina residents living in Charleston County. […]

Health Insurance for as Low as $0 Per Month!

Do You Qualify? Click Here to Find Out! Many South Carolina residents may qualify for a premium as low as $0 per month in 2019 BCBS-SC Bronze 4 plan, based on the amount of tax credit, also known as the APTC or Advanced Premium Tax Credit (i.e., financial assistance toward your monthly premium) they’re eligible for. Eligibility […]

BCBS-SC Medicare Select Network Update

Palmetto Health Tuomey, located in Sumter, was recently added to the Blue Select®Network Hospital Directory. This brings up the network total to 41 hospitals, expanding access for our members. The Blue Select Network is a network of providers used for the BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Medicare Select supplement products. These products reduce the cost […]

HHS issues 2019 Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters

On Monday, April 9, 2018, the Department of Health and Human Services issued final regulations for Plan Year 2019! Why is this important? Every year, changes to parameters that govern health insurance issuers are updated as required by the Affordable Care Act – HHS is in charge of updating and implementing these parameters. Below is […]

BlueChoice Blue Option South Carolina 2018 Pharmacy Benefits!

Blue Option plans by BlueChoice Healthplan provide members with a wide array of plans with multiple pharmacy options. Most Blue Option members will NOT have a separate pharmacy deductible for 2018. BlueChoice is building members’ pharmacy charges into the deductible or applying them to the maximum out-of-pocket expenses, depending on the plan selection. One plan […]

2018 Adjustments to age ratings

2018 Age-Rating Adjustment for Individual & Group Health Insurance Plans For 2018 BlueEssentials and Business BlueEssentials plans, Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina will be implementing an age-rating adjustment as a result of the 2018 Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters Final Rule, which was passed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services […]

2018 Open Enrollment for Employers: Checklist

Currently, the Affordable Care Act is still the law of the land (pending action this week by Congress, of course). As such, we wanted to pass along this handy checklist for employers provided by our carrier partner, CIGNA. This is a very informative checklist of things ALL employer sponsored health plans must abide by in […]

Changes to ACA: Employers affordability contributions for 2018.

For 2018, the IRS announced a small adjustment to affordability parameters for employer sponsored plans. This may make it easier for SC residents to qualify for a tax credit to help pay for health insurance through the marketplace! Have questions? Reach out to us anytime! Earlier this year, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued Revenue Procedure […]