ANNUAL SPRING CONFERENCE: APRIL 29 & 30 – CHARLOTTE, NC
The 2016 NCPA CE Institutes & Spring Conference is quickly approaching! The conference is on Friday, April 29 & Saturday, April 30 at The Harris Conference Center in Charlotte. Please click here for the flyer, which includes helpful information such as registration times (sign-in/out) for Institutes & Workshops, directions to The Harris Conference Center, CE credits, and more. We look forward to seeing you at the Conference!
BLUE e ELIGIBILITY GRACE PERIOD UPDATED
via BCBS: 4.11.2016 – The three-month grace period “Alert” notice on Blue e Health Eligibility has just been updated to more accurately identify ACA Exchange members receiving a premium subsidy from the government who are delinquent in paying their premium portion. A small number of APTC Exchange member premium payments still remain to be processed through our system. If there is a discrepancy between what Blue e shows for the grace period status for the member, and the member indicates premium payments are not in arrears, please contact the Provider Blue Line at 1-800-214-4844 for confirmation. Any outstanding member invoice payments should be current in about a week.
This federally mandated grace period applies as long as the individual has previously paid at least one month’s premium within the benefit year. The grace period starts with the first day of the month after the Paid Thru Date through the last day of the third month. For more information about ACS mandated grace period information, please review the archived article on the Resources tab titled “Information about grace periods now on Blue e” dated 11/10/2014.
NCPA LEGISLATIVE CHAIR HONORED AT APA CONFERENCE
NCPA Legislative Chair and Federal Advocacy Coordinator Dr. Dave Wiesner was honored as the APA Practice Organization Federal Advocacy Coordinator of the Year at the recent APAPO State Leadership Conference in Washington, DC. Dr. Wiesner’s diligence, persistence, passion and strong advocacy work were noted in the presentation. Dr. Wiesner is pictured receiving the award from APAPO Associate Director for Government Relations Doug Walter in the March 4 E-Newsletter. Please join us in congratulating Dr. Wiesner!