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NEWSLETTER: News You Can Use (Spring 2024)

April 2, 2024 Stay informed on the latest healthcare development with the Spring 2024 edition of News You Can Use. Explore insights on telehealth policy updates, the impact of a recent ransomware outage, insights on IRS reminders, flu vaccine efficacy, and evolving regulations for level-funded health plans.

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NEWSLETTER: News You Can Use (Winter 2023)

December 27, 2023 The Winter 2023 edition of News You Can Use includes everything you need to know about the Maxor PBM 2024 formulary updates, how plan language of forfeitures may be up for debate and, compelling statistics on GLP-1 medications, including how the U.S. stacks up compared to peer nations. Check out the latest here.

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NEWSLETTER: News You Can Use (Fall 2023)

September 14, 2023 In the Fall 2023 edition of News You Can Use, we explore price comparison data, wellness screening trends, and more. Read on to get the full stories.

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NEWSLETTER: News You Can Use (Summer 2023)

June 30, 2023 In the Summer 2023 edition of News You Can Use, we dive into the importance of where members receive healthcare, the value of employer-provided coverage, and an update on the Braidwood v. Becerra case. Stay in the know by reading more below!

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NEWSLETTER: News You Can Use (Spring 2023)

March 27, 2023 This edition of the News You Can Use Newsletter focuses on record-breaking HDHP enrollment, HDHP best practices, updates to Air Ambulance reporting and more. Check it out to make sure you're up to date!

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TPSC Benefits Celebrates 60 Years of Service

February 28, 2023 This year marks the 60th anniversary for us here at TPSC! We’ll be celebrating by encouraging members, clients and employees to live a healthier lifestyle with activities centered around the theme 'It’s a Marathon, Not a Sprint.' Read our press release for more on all we have planned!

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NEWSLETTER: News You Can Use (Fall 2022)

November 8, 2022 Check out our Fall News You Can Use Newsletter for more on employer-provided coverage statistics, preventative care services, how health plans navigated COVID-19, legal updates and more!

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NEWSLETTER: News You Can Use (Summer 2022)

June 27, 2022 The newest edition of the News You Can Use Newsletter is full of No Surprises Act (NSA) and Transparency in Coverage Rule (TiC) updates, recent study results, important deadlines, and much more. Get the latest by reading our Summer 2022 Newsletter today!

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New Surprise Billing and Transparency Laws Timeline

October 19, 2021 New federal guidelines and transparency in coverage regulations resulting from the passing of the No Surprises Act (enacted December 30, 2020) will begin on January 1, 2022. The following timeline describes each law/rule and the date it goes into effect.

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TPSC Revitalizes News You Can Use Newsletter Starting with the Summer 2021 Edition

August 23, 2021 TPSC has officially announced the revitalization of our quarterly News You Can Use Newsletter. Read up on all the latest COVID-19 News, information on the Federal No Surprises Act of 2021, and details on healthcare reform in various states throughout the country in our summer 2021 edition!

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TPSC Announces Broker Webinar Series

September 10, 2020 Join TPSC Benefits for a series of webinars all focused on different components of self-funded health plans. Each unique webinar will be approximately 45 minutes in length and feature a special guest presenter followed by a question/answer session.

PBM Considerations – Wed., Sept. 23 at 10:00 am PDT
Guest Presenter: Kristen Boegenreif, Sav-Rx
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Intro to Value-Based Payments – Wed., Sept. 30 at 10:00 am PDT
Guest Presenter: Casey Trujillo, HST
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Stop-Loss 101 – Wed., Oct. 7 at 10:00 am PDT
Guest Presenter: Trey Menees, Reliance Standard
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Telehealth Use Surges Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

August 12, 2020 In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of patients utilizing telehealth has skyrocketed. Between April 2019 and April 2020, telehealth claims volume increased by more than 8,335%!

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UPDATE: IRS Announces Revised PCORI Fee Amount for Plan Years Ending Between Oct. 1, 2019 and Sept. 30, 2020

June 18, 2020 The IRS has announced the revised Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) fee amount for plan years ending between October 1, 2019 and September 30, 2020.

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IRS Releases Guidance Allowing Temporary Changes to Section 125 Cafeteria Plans

June 9, 2020 The IRS has released guidance to allow temporary changes to section 125 cafeteria plans. These changes extend the claims period for FSAs and DCAPs and allow participants to make mid-year changes.

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Extension of Certain Timeframes Announced for Employee Benefit Plans

June 8, 2020 The Department of Labor and the Department of the Treasury have extended certain timing requirements related to Special Enrollment, COBRA, and Claims Appeals due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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OTC Meds Now Fully FSA-Eligible

June 1, 2020 As a result of the recently passed Coronavirus (COVID-19) Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, FSA users can now buy over-the-counter (OTC) medications such as aspirin and acetaminophen in the FSA Store— without a prescription!

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TPSC Launches 24 for 22 Promotion for New Business

May 20, 2020 Now and for a limited time, TPSC is offering new employer groups 24 months of our administrative services for the price of only 22!

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COVID-19 Testing and Coverage Updates

April 16, 2020 Federal legislation has been enacted to assist group health plan members with out of pocket costs for testing of COVID-19.

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Staff Change Notice

April 15, 2020 As a valued partner, we wanted to make you aware of a staff change here at TPSC.

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New COVID-19 Testing Coverage Mandates

March 23, 2020 Federal legislation has been enacted to assist group health plan members with out of pocket costs for testing of COVID-19.

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Business Continuation Notice During COVID-19 National Emergency

March 17, 2020 The health and safety of our clients, members, partners and employees is our highest priority.

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Washington Insurance Commissioner Orders Health Insurers to Waive Deductibles & Copays for COVID -19 Testing

March 9, 2020 As you may be aware, the Governor has issued a public health emergency in Washington related to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

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Join TPSC at the WAHU Spring Symposium in Seattle

March 5, 2020 We hope to see you on Wednesday, March 11th at the Washington Association of Health Underwriters (WAHU) 2020 Spring Symposium in Seattle!

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Secure SelfServePLUS Portal Streamlines Online Experience

March 3, 2020 On January 1, TPSC launched our new and improved secure online portal, SelfServePLUS. Streamlined and mobile-friendly, SelfServePLUS gives members, employers and providers 24/7 access to plan information—from anywhere!

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See You at the LWHRA Symposium

February 10, 2020 On Tuesday, February 11th TPSC will be at the Meydenbauer Center in beautiful downtown Bellevue, WA for the 2020 Lake Washington Human Resource Association (LWHRA) Symposium.

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Important 2020 Compliance Updates

February 10, 2020 Employers who sponsor self-insured plans subject to the PCORI fee are responsible for completing and filing the Form 720. Current TPSC clients should expect to receive an Average Covered Lives Report when the filing date nears.

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