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Changes in Medicare Part D May Impact Employer Sponsored Health Plans

As a result of the changes to Medicare Part D under §11201 of the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, on April 1, 2024, CMS released Final Redesign Program Instructions (“Final Program Instructions”) for the Medicare Part D prescription drug program, which are…
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IRS Adjusts Health Flexible Spending Account and Other Benefits for 2024

IRS provides tax inflation adjustments for tax year 2024 WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today announced the annual inflation adjustments for more than 60 tax provisions for tax year 2024, including the tax rate schedules and other tax changes.…
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Harvard Pilgrim Issues Statement for the Community of Maine

As Wednesday’s tragic event in Lewiston, Maine continues, Harvard Pilgrim's thoughts and prayers are with each of you and your families, as well as the entire Maine community. They also continue to support their providers, hospital systems and community partners…
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Harvard Pilgrim’s Enrollment Area for HMO Plans is Changing

Harvard Pilgrim will stop doing business in Connecticut on December 31, 2023. As a result, the enrollment area for their HMO plans is changing. Harvard will be notifying clients based in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine with members residing in…
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Harvard Pilgrim Health Care of Massachusetts Announces Medical Loss Rato Rebates

As a result of State and Federal laws that introduced Medical Loss Ratio (MLR) requirements, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care (HPHC) is required to rebate a portion of insurance premiums received in 2022 if they did not spend at least 88%…
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Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Ransomware Incident Update 6.6.2023

Harvard Pilgrim Health Care has provided an update that includes the restoration of invoices for premiums and administrative fees for Commercial employer group clients and restoring claims invoicing for ASO accounts. This restoration also includes impacts to individual members (including…
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6.1.2023 Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Ransomware Incident Update

The following are the latest updates from Harvard Pilgrim Health Care (HPHC) regarding notifications being sent to employers and members:   Credit Monitoring & Identity Theft Protection Services: These complimentary services remain available to all current and former Harvard Pilgrim…
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Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Ransomware Incident Update 5.24.2023

On April 17, 2023, Point32Health, the parent organization of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care (“Harvard Pilgrim”) and Tufts Health Plan, identified a cybersecurity ransomware incident that impacted systems that support Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Commercial and Medicare Advantage Stride℠ plans (HMO)/(HMO-POS).…
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HSA & HDHP Limits Increasing in 2024

HSA/HDHP Limits Will Increase for 2024 On May 16, 2023, the IRS released Revenue Procedure 2023-23 to provide the inflation-adjusted limits for health savings accounts (HSAs) and high deductible health plans (HDHPs) for 2024. The IRS is required to publish these…
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Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Ransomware Incident Update 5.12.2023

This morning, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care (HPHC) provided brokers and employers with a progress update that includes the following information. We were reminded that Tufts Health Plan, Tufts Medicare Preferred, Tufts Health Public Plans and CarePartners of Connecticut systems remain…
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Update on Harvard Pilgrim Health Care’s Ransomware Incident 5.3.2023

Third Party Administrators (TPAs) have advised NEEBCo they are unable to process Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA) claims that are set up to transfer claims data via a direct feed.  Please contact your NEEBCo Account Manager or TPA for guidance on…
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Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Cyber Security Ransomware Incident Update 4/27/2023

As Harvard Pilgrim Health Care (HPHC) continues to investigate the recent cybersecurity ransomware incident and work to restore systems, services, and tools, below please find some key updates and useful information. As a reminder, this incident does not impact systems…
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