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May 2023 Newsletter

Thursday, May 04, 2023

Employee Wellness May Employee Wellness

Provide your employees with the latest wellness newsletter with the May edition of Live Well, Work Well. Also available in Spanish.

Educate employees about their benefits with the May Benefits & Me Newsletter.

Upcoming Employer Webinar: How Employers Should Handle PCORI Fees

Wed, June 7 | 2-3 PM

The ACA imposes a fee on employers with a Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA) or a self-insured plan to fund the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, also known as Comparative Effectiveness Fees. This Fee is always due by July 31 of the calendar year following the end of the plan year. For plan years ending in 2022, the PCORI fees are due by July 31, 2023.

Join our Senior Vice President of Compliance, Corbin Granger, for a webinar reviewing the PCORI fee, completing Form 720, how to calculate the average number of lives, and more!

Click here to register!

Medicare News

May Medicare News

Saving Money with the New Prescription Drug Law

States Calling on Medicare to Cover Alzheimer's Treatment

Half of All Eligible Medicare Beneficiaries Are Now Enrolled in Private Medicare Advantage Plans

The End of the COVID-19 National Emergency

On April 10, 2023, President Biden signed a resolution ending the COVID-19 national emergency that had been in place since 2020. The Biden administration had previously announced a May 11, 2023, end date to both the national emergency and the public health emergency (PHE), but the signing of the bipartisan legislation terminates the national emergency as of April 10, 2023. The PHE is still scheduled to end on May 11, 2023.

Click here to learn more!

HR Insights 

May HR Brief Newsletter

Health Plans Must Submit Gag Clause Attestations by December 31, 2023

VA to Require Employee Leave for Organ Donors

UHC Will Eliminate OOP Costs for Virtual Visits

UHC will eliminate out-of-pocket costs for 24/7 Virtual Visits for members enrolled in applicable fully insured employer-sponsored plans effective July 1, 2023. 

With 24/7 Virtual Visits, members can connect on demand to a doctor by phone or video through® or the UnitedHealthcare app. 

Learn more here!

Upcoming Change to Principal ID Cards 

Dependent names will no longer appear on Principal paper ID cards issued after May 15, 2023. Members can still find this information on the downloadable ID card shown after logging in on or on the Principal mobile app.

Note: All ID cards for policyholders in the state of Georgia will continue to display dependent name(s).