Wellmark has made the decision to further extend small group transitional policies until 12-31-17.
In May, Wellmark is offering current, pre-Affordable Care Act (ACA) non-grandfathered (also known as transitional relief or grandmothered) small group customers the opportunity to change their plan year and renewal date to January 1, 2017. This change means they can keep their plans and have the full transitional relief period through December 31, 2017 to evaluate their ACA health plan options.
How will the Plan Year Change be communicated to affected groups?
The first week in May, letters will be sent to small group administrators eligible to change their plan year and renewal date. Listed below is the final FAQ and letter versions you need to help your group clients through the plan year change process.
When is the response due from Small Groups?
Responses due by May 27, 2016.
How will I know if my small groups have submitted a response?
Wellmark will assemble a customized list of impacted groups for each agent of record. Through May, these lists will continuously be updated and redistributed, so impacted producers know which of their groups have submitted response forms. Expect to receive your group lists in emails from Partners Health Insurance.