Quality Health Matters
News and Updates for Employer Groups
October 18, 2018
2019 Open Enrollment Checklist
Preparing for Open Enrollment can be challenging, especially when each year includes new rules and regulations. Our Open Enrollment Checklist has been updated to help you stay on top of Affordable Care Act requirements and know which notices must be provided to eligible employees.
What is ATNE and Why is It Important?

ATNE stands for Average Total Number of Employees.


For purposes of determining group size, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) defines the number of employees as "the average number of employees employed by the company during the preceding calendar year." An employee is typically any person for which the company issues a W-2, regardless of full-time, part-time or seasonal status or whether or not they have medical coverage.


To calculate ATNE, count the number of employees on the last day of each month divided by 12 for the previous year.


For questions about ATNE, please contact your Account Service Representative or Regional Sales Manager.

Getting a Flu Shot Can Really Pay Off
To encourage our members to prevent the flu and get vaccinated, we're offering a cash incentive. Now through April, 2019, we will draw from all flu shot claims for cash prizes! See the schedule for cash drawings.

Remind your employees to be prepared. QualChoice members can get the vaccine at any network pharmacy or provider's office. No copayment is required. 

Get more facts about the flu at QualChoice.com.
We Keep it Simple
Our new advertising campaign has launched across television, radio and print. It's simple and
to-the-point ----   the way we try to serve our members across Arkansas!
Updated Forms
To make sure you are using current QualChoice forms, please download from the Employer Forms page at QualChoice.com each time you need to use one.
In the Media
Jacqueline Hilburn joined KATV's Good Afternoon Arkansas to explain how to know the difference between colds and allergies.
In the Community
Each year, JDRF One Walk brings together more than 900,000 people to raise funds for life-changing type 1 diabetes research.

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