By Shayne Bevilacqua, MBA | 04-13-2020

The following bulletins have been issued by the New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance and are posted on the Department’s website.   Bulletin No. 20-11 Guidance Concerning Circumstances Related to the COVID-19 Pandemic (Individual Market)   Bulletin No. 20-12 Guidance Concerning Circumstances Relating to the COVID-19 Pandemic (Small Employer Market)   Bulletin No. 20-13 […]

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By Shayne Bevilacqua, MBA | 04-10-2020

April 10, 2020   UnitedHealth to offer nearly $2B in accelerated payments, financial support to providers (Fierce Healthcare-April 7, 2020) The insurer said that it would accelerate claims payments to both medical and behavioral health care providers across its fully insured commercial, Medicare Advantage (MA) and Medicaid plans. It will also make $125 million in […]

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By Shayne Bevilacqua, MBA | 04-10-2020

Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Extending Insurance Premium Grace Periods 04/9/2020 TRENTON — Governor Phil Murphy today signed Executive Order No. 123, extending grace periods during which certain insurance companies, including health insurers, life insurers, and property and casualty insurers, will not be able to cancel policies for nonpayment of premiums.“We know the stringent measures […]

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By Shayne Bevilacqua, MBA | 04-01-2020

Frequently Asked Questions for Clients and Producers   We know our mutual clients are reaching out to you with questions about how members can seek care during the COVID-19 crisis.   Questions such as:   Is Highmark reaching out to inform and engage members with chronic conditions who may be at a greater risk?   […]

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By Shayne Bevilacqua, MBA | 04-01-2020

Helpful information from our local Chamber of Commerce: Hello GVCC Member – Attached is a presentation provided today by the NJEDA with information about their initial COVID-19 Economic Response Package.   The grant program is available to select small businesses. It will be open for applications this FRIDAY, APRIL 3 beginning at 9am and will […]

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By Shayne Bevilacqua, MBA | 04-01-2020

Good information below from our local Chamber of Commerce:   CARES-Act information SBA-CARES-Flow-Chart   Hello GVCC Member –   Attached are 2 files with good information about the CARES Act for Small Businesses, including information on the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL). All the relief offered through the CARES Act […]

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By Shayne Bevilacqua, MBA | 03-31-2020

Just passing along some information that was sent to us below.  We are not affiliated with this person or organization and have no interest in the same.  Please contact them directly with any questions. Thank you.   REGISTER NOW The primary goal is to ensure everyone is well educated on what is myth and what […]

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By Shayne Bevilacqua, MBA | 03-30-2020

Today is National Doctors Day, and we at Professional Liability Insurance Group want to take the opportunity to express how grateful we are for each and every one of you.   We are especially thankful for those who are on the front line of the war against COVID-19, gearing up for battle and running into […]

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By Shayne Bevilacqua, MBA | 03-27-2020

The Senate passed the Federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES/H.R. 748) on Wednesday, March 25, 2020. COVID-19 UPDATE Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security CARES Act PASSED – Highlights For Your Medical Practice Today, March 27, the House has approved the bill. This is the third major bill by Congress in response […]

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By Shayne Bevilacqua, MBA | 03-27-2020

Please read this announcement from the SBA regarding their disaster loan program for new applications:   U.S. Small Business Administration   To submit an application:   Email: Email your completed document(s) as attachments to: disasterloans@sba.gov Any information you send to SBA via email is sent via an unsecured email link. Due to the nature of […]

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By Shayne Bevilacqua, MBA | 03-27-2020

NEW EXECUTIVE ORDER No. 109 EO-109 Governor Phil Murphy today announced a new state website for reporting personal protective equipment (PPE). In accordance with Executive Order No. 109, any business, non-hospital health care facility, or institution of higher learning in possession of PPE, ventilators, respirators, or anesthesia machines must submit that information to the State […]

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By Shayne Bevilacqua, MBA | 03-21-2020

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By Shayne Bevilacqua, MBA | 03-27-2020

Below is a recent correspondence from Horizon BCBSNJ   Due to the declared public health emergency by the Governor, and until it is lifted, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (Horizon BCBSNJ) understands that the small employer community is working through many concerns. With regard to New Jersey Small Employer Health (SEH), effective […]

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By Shayne Bevilacqua, MBA | 03-26-2020

Dear Shayne, Since launching our COVID-19 FAQs and Risk Resources website last week, we have received tens of thousands of page views and lots of feedback. In response, we have enhanced the website to help you and your customers quickly access relevant information from MedPro and other authoritative sources. We especially want to draw your […]

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By Shayne Bevilacqua, MBA | 03-26-2020

Please follow the laws of your state, your professional license, and the guidelines of your insurance carriers, as you use your own discretion in providing telehealth services to your patients.  We are solely providing information for your own edification and  never provide legal, medical or financial advice. SAMPLE Consent Form Telemedicine Letter for Physicians

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By Shayne Bevilacqua, MBA | 03-25-2020

Below is correspondence from Delta Dental. DeltaDentalNJ.com Many of our clients are already feeling the financial effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. We are working to help them keep their employees covered. Here are some ways we can help: Lapse in premium payment: To support our clients during the challenging days ahead, Delta Dental will not […]

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By Shayne Bevilacqua, MBA | 03-25-2020

This information is provided as a service based on what we have been given at this time.  Please contact your agent and/or insurance carrier for more up-to-date and additional information. I hope this helps.  I know it is very challenging for all healthcare practices and facilities right now. God bless all our First Responders as […]

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By Shayne Bevilacqua, MBA | 03-25-2020

COBRA During the State of the Emergency, are employees or employers penalized for issuing COBRA notices at a later time if they are unsure of the nature of the layoff (permanent or temporary)? As it stands today, the current law as written applies. Therefore, COBRA rules apply as they would in any layoff. Should legislation […]

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By Shayne Bevilacqua, MBA | 03-25-2020

Please find attached most recent Health Insurance Carrier Benefit update Spreadsheet. CarrierBenefitsCoronavirusChart 2020March25

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By Shayne Bevilacqua, MBA | 03-25-2020

We received word from Horizon that we are free to share the following updates about furlough.  A formal brief from Horizon is expected later today. ______________________________________________________________________________________ We received a few responses as it relates to COVID-19 Horizon administrative inquiries- below please find some initial guidance on some of your questions below: Q Can employer groups […]

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By Shayne Bevilacqua, MBA | 03-24-2020

Most recent communications from Health Insurance Carriers for New Jersey: (Please contact your agent, broker, or insurance carrier for more information.) AmeriHealth: As a result of the COVID‑19 outbreak, AmeriHealth New Jersey will honor employer requests to continue coverage for employees furloughed or temporarily laid off as a result of impacts of COVID‑19. This exception […]

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By Shayne Bevilacqua, MBA | 01-25-2018

President Trump has signed the Extension of Continuing Appropriations Act, which will fund the government through February 8, 2018. The Act includes: – delays implementation of the Excise (Cadillac) Tax, ACAs tax on higher cost employer-sponsored health coverage, until 2022. Previously, this tax, designed to discourage employers from compensating workers through more generous health insurance […]

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By Shayne Bevilacqua, MBA | 01-19-2018

You may click this link to download the latest Savoy Employer Newsletter for the Fourth Quarter 2017. Please don’t hesitate to share this with others.

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By Shayne Bevilacqua, MBA | 08-03-2017

Healthcare is always changing to meet new demands by patients and to improve care already provided by professionals like yourself. Of course, it is hard sometimes to keep up with all the innovations released. Some, while great, might slip by without much fanfare. So, what are some of the best medical innovations which appeared in […]

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By Shayne Bevilacqua, MBA | 04-14-2017

The Final Market Stabilization Rule from Healthcare.gov According to Healthcare.gov, CMS issued final rule to increase choices and encourage stability in health insurance markets for 2018 The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued the final Market Stabilization rule to help lower premiums and stabilize individual and small group markets, and to increase choices […]

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