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We Want To Hear From You!

Broker Update | May 2024 | Vol. 19 No. 5

The annual broker satisfaction survey is now live until May 31. Your feedback and experience are valuable, and we want to learn more from you. If you have not already, you will receive an email with a link to the survey. Please respond by May 31. If you have any...

Past Due: What If My Group Missed The RxDC Deadline?

Broker Update | May 2024 | Vol. 19 No. 5

We have received questions from groups and brokers about what to do if a group did not complete the RxDC online form by the due date of April 12. If a group missed the deadline, they should report the information directly to CMS in HIOS (or have another reporting entity...

Plan Designation Indemnification Is Now A Fillable Form

Broker Update | May 2024 | Vol. 19 No. 5

We’re excited to share the availability of a fillable Plan Designation Indemnification form. This has been a request from brokers and self-insured groups that use the form alike, and we look forward to this new form saving time for everyone. The fillable versions of...

Working To Deliver A Real Time Enrollment Experience

Broker Update | May 2024 | Vol. 19 No. 5

Enhancements are coming soon to our online “Enroll & Update” tool that will allow us to process many of your transactions in real time. You’ll begin seeing these changes within the next month. For example: When making “Enroll a New Member” transactions, a...

June Is Employee Wellness Month

Broker Update | May 2024 | Vol. 19 No. 5

Most adults spend more time at work than anywhere else. And work has a significant impact on all aspects of our wellbeing. According to Gallup, people who are thriving in all aspects of wellbeing are healthier and more engaged at work. Yet 6 in 10 adults in the US have a...

Rx Update - A New Way For Self-Funded Groups To Save

Broker Update | May 2024 | Vol. 19 No. 5

Self-funded commercial group members now have access to GoodRx® prescription pricing. GoodRx provides automatic savings on many generic prescription drugs when available. Our Price Assure flyer has additional information. Please contact your account representative with...

Healthy New York Business Applications And Recertifications For Small Group

Broker Update | April 2024 | Vol. 19 No. 4

Updated versions of the Healthy New York (HNY) New Business application and the HNY Recertification form are now available online at Univera On Demand. They are also available on our website under the Broker and Employer portals where small group new business and renewal...

About ACQAs: Broker Training

Broker Update | April 2024 | Vol. 19 No. 4

We continue to update and add to our Sales Hub eLearning offerings. Our latest training material focuses on Accountable Cost and Quality Agreement (ACQA). An ACQA is a localized approach to value-based payment agreements. This session will explain more about what an ACQA...

Online Chat Now Available On Davis Vision Website

Broker Update | April 2024 | Vol. 19 No. 4

Davis Vision now has an online chat tool available to assist members in locating their benefits and eligibility information. The chat tool becomes available after a member creates an account and logs into the Davis Vision website. Members can ask questions or gather...

May Is Mental Health Awareness Month

Broker Update | April 2024 | Vol. 19 No. 4

Mental and physical health are equally important components of overall health and wellbeing. Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social wellbeing. It affects how we think, feel, and act. Poor mental health increases physical health risks, while poor...

Rx Update - Save On Medical Benefit Specialty Drugs With Smart RxAssist

Broker Update | April 2024 | Vol. 19 No. 4

In continuing efforts to combat the rising cost of specialty medications, Univera Healthcare is providing an innovative financial assistance program, Smart RxAssist. Smart RxAssist is a specialty drug assistance program offering financial relief to employers and employees...

REMINDER: Report Your 2023 Prescription Data

Broker Update | March 2024 | Vol. 19 No. 3

The 2021 Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA) requires group and individual health plans to report annual data about prescription drugs and health care spending to the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The last day to submit this data to CMS for the 2023...

Target Optical And Pearle Vision Being Added To Vision Network

Broker Update | March 2024 | Vol. 19 No. 3

Together with our partner, Davis Vision, we are excited to announce the expansion of our network in 2024 with the addition of Target Optical and Pearle Vision. With this addition, members will be able to access more than 150,000 in-network points of eye care. This...

Why Your Primary Care Provider Matters

Broker Update | March 2024 | Vol. 19 No. 3

Taking care of your health is one of the most important things you can do to help you feel your best every day. Your Primary Care Provider is your partner in managing your health. Seeing them for regular preventive care ensures you are up to date on recommended screenings...

It’s Time To Report Your 2023 Prescription Data

Broker Update | February 2024 | Vol. 19 No. 2 - Special Issue

The 2021 Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA) requires group and individual health plans to report annual data about prescription drugs and health care spending to the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The last day to submit this data to CMS for the 2023...

Learn How ACQAs Help Increase Quality Care For Members

Broker Update | February 2024 | Vol. 19 No. 2

An Accountable Cost & Quality Agreement (ACQA) is our localized approach to value-based payment agreements. ACQAs promote a better, more holistic patient experience for members while working to reduce unnecessary medical costs for all. Watch Our 3-Minute Video To...

NEW! Vitalize℠ Toolkit Now Available

Broker Update | February 2024 | Vol. 19 No. 2

A toolkit for our new digital, wellbeing program Vitalize, administered by Virgin Pulse, can now be found on UniveraforBusiness.com. With a ready-to-send email, member guide, quick start flyer, overview flyer, and reward flyers employers can encourage their team to get...

NEW! Headspace Toolkit Now Available

Broker Update | February 2024 | Vol. 19 No. 2

A toolkit for our new mindfulness and meditation partner*, Headspace, administered by Virgin Pulse, can now be found on UniveraforBusiness.com. This toolkit includes a ready-to-send email, Headspace overview flyer, and material to help guide members through creating an...

Rx Update - Reminder: Real Life Savings With Pharmacy Concierge

Broker Update | February 2024 | Vol. 19 No. 2

Starting this month, we will begin sharing a new series of videos highlighting some of the real-life savings realized through Pharmacy Concierge, our innovative prescription savings solution. Watch the first video in the series and make sure to follow us on all our...

The Importance Of Sleep

Broker Update | February 2024 | Vol. 19 No. 2

Sleeping is a basic human need, like eating, drinking, and breathing. Did you know adults need between seven and nine hours of sleep per night, and children and teens need even more? Surveys show the average adult sleeps fewer than seven hours a night. According to the...

Tax Form 1095-B

Broker Update | January 2024 | Vol. 19 No. 1

Health insurers—including Univera Healthcare—are no longer mailing tax form 1095-B to members. Because taxpayers are not required to include the form when filing their taxes, the IRS no longer requires us to mail the form. Members can still download the form or request it...

Gag Clause Confirmation Of Attestations Completed

Broker Update | January 2024 | Vol. 19 No. 1

On December 31, 2023, Univera Healthcare completed the gag clause attestations on behalf of our fully insured and minimum premium groups who have our Rx. A gag clause Certificate of Attestation is available to groups, upon request. Reach out to your account manager with...

NEW For 2024: Virtual Physical Therapy Through Vori Health

Broker Update | January 2024 | Vol. 19 No. 1

Every business wants to help their employees live their best. That’s why we are providing another option for physical therapy, so employees can have more accessibility when it comes to the care they need. Univera Healthcare is now partnering with Vori Health to offer...

Watch: Making The Most Of Your Health Plan

Broker Update | January 2024 | Vol. 19 No. 1

The Making the Most of Your Health Plan videos for 2024 are ready! These member-level videos provide a navigation of our member online account and mobile app, while highlighting important benefits, tools, and resources available to members. There are three videos based...

Annual Group Information Form (AGIF) – Mailbox Update For Small Groups

Broker Update | January 2024 | Vol. 19 No. 1

Over the past several months there have been some AGIFs emailed to Univera (AnnualGroupInformationUnivera@UniveraHealthcare.com) that were not received through our email system. While most of the emails were received, we realize this could create a situation where a small...

Univera On Demand Website Enhancements For Small Groups

Broker Update | January 2024 | Vol. 19 No. 1

To help create a better user experience for our Small Groups, we’ve updated Univera on Demand with the following enhancements: Medical Updates You can now compare the previous Q4 year rating period selected (Ex: 2022 to 2023) Added a new banner to link to dental...

February Is American Heart Month

Broker Update | January 2024 | Vol. 19 No. 1

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Preventive (CDC), heart disease is the leading cause of death for men, women, people aged 45 and over, and most races and Hispanic-origin groups, accounting for 1 in every 5 deaths in the US. The term “heart disease”...

Rx Update - Real Life Savings With Pharmacy Concierge

Broker Update | January 2024 | Vol. 19 No. 1

Starting this month, we will begin sharing a new series of videos highlighting some of the real-life savings realized through Pharmacy Concierge, our innovative prescription savings solution. Watch the first video in the series and make sure to follow us on all our...

This Holiday Season We're Grateful To Be Right Here. For You.

Broker Update | December 2023 | Vol. 18 No. 12

Thank you for your partnership and making our days merry and bright all year round. Wishing you peace, joy and even more success in 2024! Have a safe and happy holiday season!  

2024 Broker Guide Is Here

Broker Update | December 2023 | Vol. 18 No. 12

The 2024 Broker Guide for Univera Healthcare is now available to help you better service our clients and grow your brokerage business. The guide is available in the broker portal on the Univera Healthcare website. If you have any questions, contact:...

Our Next Step Toward Health Equity

Broker Update | December 2023 | Vol. 18 No. 12

We want everyone to have the chance to be as healthy as possible. Health equity is about removing any barriers that get in the way of health. We notified you earlier this fall that we would begin contacting our group members and asking them to share more about themselves...

Univera Healthcare Earns 85 Percent In Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2023-24 Corporate Equality Index

Broker Update | December 2023 | Vol. 18 No. 12

Univera Healthcare has received a score of 85 percent out of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2023-2024 Corporate Equality Index, the nation’s foremost benchmarking survey and report measuring corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ+ workplace...

January Wellbeing Tip: The Importance Of Preventive Care

Broker Update | December 2023 | Vol. 18 No. 12

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” This is as true now as it was when Benjamin Franklin said it in 1735. While healthy behaviors such as exercise, sleep and good nutrition can significantly impact wellbeing, getting routine preventive care is an important...

Gag Clause Prohibition Attestation Under The Consolidated Appropriation Act

Broker Update | November 2023 | Vol. 18 No. 11

The gag clause prohibition under the Consolidate Appropriations Act (CAA) prohibits health plans from entering into contracts that restrict specific data and information that a plan can make available to another party. Plans must annually submit an attestation that they...

Sunsetting Wellbeing Programs & How Members Can Claim Their Rewards

Broker Update | November 2023 | Vol. 18 No. 11

With the much-anticipated transition to our new digital, wellbeing engagement program, VitalizeSM, we will be sunsetting several of our wellbeing programs. The following programs* will be discontinued the last day of a groups’ benefit year: ActiveRewards ...

Fully Insured Large Groups To Move To Preferred Value Formulary

Broker Update | November 2023 | Vol. 18 No. 11

Please be advised that all Commercial Fully Insured Large Groups will move from the current 3 Tier Open Formulary to our Preferred Value Formulary (PVF) based on their plan year. This change excludes Minimum Premium groups, who will continue to have the option to choose...

Updated Annual Group Information Form And Web Tool Available

Broker Update | November 2023 | Vol. 18 No. 11

An updated version of the Annual Group Information Form (AGIF) is available for Large and Small Groups. The only change in this version is that a question has been added to the AGIF and online AGIF Web Tool which requires groups who offer a dental plan through the Health...

Updated Brochures Now Available

Broker Update | November 2023 | Vol. 18 No. 11

We’ve updated several brochures with our new Everybody Benefits logo. Please share these with your groups. Questions? Contact your account manager. Out-of-Pocket Protection Program Brochure (PDF) Rx Home Delivery Brochure (PDF)  

December Wellbeing Tip: Where To Go For Care

Broker Update | November 2023 | Vol. 18 No. 11

Understanding where to go for medical care before you need it can help minimize frustration, time, and cost. Your primary care provider should be your first choice for routine medical care or minor illnesses or injuries that are not an emergency. A primary care provider...

Rx Update - Kicking Off A New Social Media Campaign

Broker Update | November 2023 | Vol. 18 No. 11

We launched a new campaign on our social media channels that will feature some of the positive feedback we receive from our health plan members. Topics will vary monthly so be sure to bookmark our various social media sites and check back often. This month we’re...

Rx Update - The Right Meds At The Best Value

Broker Update | November 2023 | Vol. 18 No. 11

A Univera Healthcare program is focusing on medication safety while saving millions of dollars in prescription drug costs. The program, Pharmacy Concierge, is available to most midsize and large employers through the health plan. “Improving care is the primary goal of...

Medicare Recognizes Univera Healthcare For Quality

Broker Update | October 2023 | Vol. 18 No. 10

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced its 2024 quality ratings, and again this year recognized Univera Healthcare for its Medicare Advantage plans. This is the eleventh consecutive year the health plan has ranked above average or higher for its...

Annual Rate Notices Mailed

Broker Update | October 2023 | Vol. 18 No. 10

Groups will receive Annual Rate Notices (ARNs) at the end of October. This includes the following products: Small Group Individual Medicare Supplement Medicare Advantage, Simply Prescription, Dental prospective pooled and dental/vision standalone group notices and...

Change To 2024 New Business Medical Bonus Schedule

Broker Update | October 2023 | Vol. 18 No. 10

We have implemented a change to our Univera Healthcare 2024 Broker Commission Schedule regarding the New Business Medical Bonus. The new chart, which replaces our previous New Business Medical Bonus chart, is available to Brokers of record with us. If you have questions...

2024 Broker Tips For Individual Plans

Broker Update | October 2023 | Vol. 18 No. 10

We’ve compiled a sheet of 2024 Broker Tips to assist you during the upcoming Open Enrollment Period for SafetyNet and Individual Market Plans. The tip sheet includes: Important dates What’s new for 2024 Renewal details Health Plan features and updates Who to...

November Is Diabetes Awareness Month

Broker Update | October 2023 | Vol. 18 No. 10

Diabetes is a chronic disease that affects how your body turns food into blood sugar to use for energy. According to the CDC, one in three people have prediabetes and more than 37 million Americans (11.3% of the population) have diabetes. Because blood sugar in the body...

Right Here. For You. Univera Healthcare Of Western New York.

Broker Update | September 2023 | Vol. 18 No. 9

You may have noticed that Univera Healthcare’s brand looks different this month. With the direction of our leadership team and several months of planning and research, we’ve developed a new position for the brand, a new tagline and a new campaign. This new brand position...

Leading The Industry In Our Pursuit Of Biosimilars

Broker Update | September 2023 | Vol. 18 No. 9

At Univera Healthcare, we are proud to lead the insurance industry in pursuing biosimilars for our members. Biosimilars are safe and effective treatment options and can be provided at a lower cost. Univera Healthcare was the first stand-alone health plan to prefer a...

Coming Soon: Annual Notice Of Change Letters

Broker Update | September 2023 | Vol. 18 No. 9

This month, group benefit administrators with Senior Choice (HMO-POS) or Univera Healthcare Medicare (PPO) plans will be mailed an Annual Notice of Change (ANOC). The ANOC provides details on 2024 benefit changes. Group members will receive their 2024 ANOC, along with...

2024 Community Rated, Small Group Medicare Advantage Rates And Plans Are Now Available On Univera On Demand

Broker Update | September 2023 | Vol. 18 No. 9

You can now view 2024 Community Rated, Small Group Medicare Advantage Plans on Univera on Demand. Univera On Demand allows you to compare plans and access your group's 2023 benefit summaries and rate sheets. Please contact your Group Medicare account manager with any...

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