Blue Cross Enrollment for Employees Who Previously Waived Coverage
Blue Cross will allow a medical, dental and vision group special enrollment period (SEP) for fully insured and small business funding groups choosing to participate. This SEP event is in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and is intended to allow employees on groups to enroll that are not currently serving a group established eligibility waiting period and had previously waived group coverage.
Here are the details:
Open Enrollment Ends in 11 Days!
Just 11 days away! If you have not made your Open Enrollment appointment or finished your 2020 insurance enrollment with us, you are running out of time!
To help us out, please send us your best estimate for your 2020 household income so we can get updated rates to you and help you with your 2020 plan selection.
D O Y O U Q U A L I F Y F O R A. T A X C R E D I T ?
Here are a few of the rules:
Tax Credit Review
We are about half way through this year already! We just wanted to touch base with you and make sure that you are en route to make the 2019 income we estimated during Open Enrollment last year. Below you will see the absolute MOST you can make per household size in order to prevent owing back your entire tax credit when you file your 2019 taxes.
Maximum Annual Income to Receive a Marketplace Tax Credit
IF YOU THINK YOU WILL MAKE MORE THAN THE ALLOWED AMOUNT FOR YOUR HOUSEHOLD SIZE:
We NEED to make changes to the amount of tax credit you are accepting per month so that you DON'T owe it back in a lump sum at the end of the year when you file your taxes.
Please let us know where you stand in relation to the chart and please tell us if we need to make changes!
Open Enrollment 2019
Open Enrollment for Individuals starts
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