Benefit Matters

Find recent issues of Benefit Matters, our newsletter for employers, here in our archives.

Idaho Employers

 

February - March 2017:

  • ACA Reporting: Deadlines and Details
  • Wellness Materials for Your Workplace
  • Join Us for Our Speaker Series Event
  • The W-2 Reporting Requirement

December 2016 - January 2016:

  • PacificSource and Legacy Partnership Finalized
  • New Blog Features Broad Range of Topics
  • New Idaho Falls Office Now Open
  • The PacificSource Healthy Life Fan Challenge is Back
  • PacificSource Ranked #2 Among Healthiest Employers in Oregon
  • Take Our Reader Survey

October - November 2016:

  • Two Benefit Changes for 2017
  • Reminder: Medicare Part D Notices
  • Take Our Reader Survey
  • Coming Soon: Flu Season
  • Whooping Cough—the other vaccine

June - July 2016 (PDF):

  • Healthy Mouth—Better Health
  • Coverage Options for Idaho and Oregon Senior Employees
  • Looking for Wellness Materials for Your Workplace?
  • Emergency Assistance—Anywhere Around the Globe
  • myPacificSource App Makes a Great Traveling Companion

April - May 2016 (PDF):

  • Member Surveys Begin Soon
  • Introducing a New Jenny Craig Program Discount
  • Cadillac Tax Delayed
  • “Partial Fill” Lets Patients Test New Prescriptions
  • Medication Therapy Management (MTM) Program Begins Outreach
  • April 7 Is World Health Day (This year, the topic of World Health Day is diabetes.)

February - March 2016:

  • IRS Extension of Reporting Requirements
  • The W-2 Reporting Requirement
  • Start Your Wellness Year Off Right
  • Outreach Calls to Members from Our Affiliates

December 2015 - January 2016:

  • PacificSource and Legacy Health – A Beneficial Partnership
  • ICD-10: What It Means for Members
  • Worksite Wellness Updates
  • Calling All Health-minded Fans

October - November 2015:

  • Revamped InTouch for Employers Site Also Mobile-friendly
  • Introducing My Choice Rewards – Now Available on CaféWell
  • Coming Soon: Flu Season
  • Tobacco Cessation Outreach Calls
  • Meeting ACA Standard for Low Admin Costs for Fourth Year
  • Reminder: Medicare Part D Notices
  • Large Group Corner: Simplified IRS Reporting Requirements

 August - September 2015:

  • IRS Code § 6055 and 6056 Reporting Requirements
  • New Print Vendor Brings Changes to EOBs
  • Dental Wellness Toolkit
  • ERISA Sample SPD Wrap Template Revised
  • PacificSource Invests in Local Communities

June - July 2015:

  • Introducing CaféWell: A Health and Wellness Resource for Your Employees
  • Emergency Assistance—Anywhere Around the Globe
  • Sample Template Now Available to Assist with ERISA Requirements
  • Certificates of Coverage Are Back

April - May 2015:

  • CMS Reporting Deadline Reminder
  • Shared Responsibility and Minimum Hours
  • April 7 Is World Health Day
  • Calls to Members from Our Business Affiliates
  • May Is National Stroke Awareness Month

February - March 2015:

  • Learn More About Our New Vision Service Provider
  • IRS Reporting Requirements
  • Secondary Coverage Prescriptions Just Got Easier
  • Confirming Prior Coverage—Change for Members
  • First Choice Health Network in Washington and Alaska

December 2014 - January 2015:

  • Flu Vaccine Resources
  • Improvements to Vision Services Coming in 2015
  • Marketplace Notice Requirement Is Ongoing
  • Secure Email
  • Fall Member Newsletter

 October - November 2014:

  • Employees Can Stay InTouch—On the Go—with myPacificSource!
  • Flu Facts Help Your Employees Stay Well
  • Expanded Tobacco Cessation Program Helps Members Quit
  • National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day: September 27
  • Sample Medicare Part D Notices Now Available

August - September 2014:

  • Eligible Small Groups May Renew 2013 Plans through 2015
  • Save Time with Online Payments
  • PacificSource Meets ACA Standard for Low Admin Costs for Third Year
  • PacificSource Diabetes Support Program Addresses Growing Health Issue
  • Help Your Employees Enjoy the Sun Safely

June - July 2014:

  • Probationary Periods: New Rules Offer Further Guidance
  • New InTouch Search Helps You Find Member Information Fast
  • World No Tobacco Day May 31

April - May 2014:

  • New InTouch for Employers Coming this Month
  • Qualifying Event: Application Deadline Extended to 60 Days
  • Financial Incentives for Wellness
  • Annual Member Survey Supports Commitment to Service
  • PCP Selection Now Easier than Ever
  • And more

February - March 2014:

  • New Phone App Helps Members Reach Fitness Goals
  • The W-2 Reporting Requirement
  • New InTouch for Employers Coming in Early Spring!
  • What’s Your Company’s Resolution?
  • InTouch for Members Offers 2013 Recaps
  • Tobacco Cessation Help — Now 24/7
  • 24-Hour NurseLine Is Taking Your Calls
  • Flu Prevention Resources
  • In Memoriam

October - November 2013 (for small employers with 2-50 employees):

  • 24-Hour NurseLine Coming in October
  • Marketplace Model Notice Deadline Is October 1
  • Donations of Fresh Veggies Help People in Need
  • Help Your Employees Get the Flu Facts
  • Whooping Cough Still a Concern
  • New PacificSource.com Site Puts Information at Your Fingertips
  • Medicare Part D Notice
  • And more
 

October - November 2013 (for large employers with 51+ employees):

  • 24-Hour NurseLine Coming in October
  • New Program for Large Employers Offers Workforce Wellness Insights
  • Marketplace Model Notice Deadline Is October 1
  • Help Your Employees Get the Flu Facts
  • Whooping Cough Still a Concern
  • New PacificSource.com Site Puts Information at Your Fingertips
  • Medicare Part D Notice
  • And more
 

August - September 2013:

  • New Healthcare Reform Resources for Employers
  • ACA Large Employer Mandate Delayed until 2015
  • Caremark Pharmacy Claims Process Change
  • PacificSource Meets Standard Again for Low Admin Costs
  • Wellness Tip: How to Get 30 Minutes of Exercise at Your Desk
  • And more!

June - July 2013:

  • We’re Not In It for Trophies, But this One Sure Is Nice!
  • Diagnostic Imaging Review Expanding to Ensure Quality, Cost-Effective Care
  • Summer is the Season for Health and Fitness
  • PacificSource to Email Preventive Care Reminders
  • Dependent Enrollment Dates and Premiums to Align for All Large Groups

 April - May 2013:

  • New Online Health Assistant Supports a Healthy Workforce
  • Travel Benefit Comes to the Rescue
  • Coordination of Benefits Calls from OPTUM
  • Giving Tobacco a Pink Slip
  • And more!

February - March 2013:

  • Keeping Up with Healthcare Reform
  • New in InTouch for Members
  • Learn How the Obesity Epidemic Affects Your Business
  • Discounts on Gym Memberships
  • Wearing Our Red for Heart Health

December 2012 - January 2013:

  • Make 2013 Your Organization’s Year of Wellness
  • Preview of New Features for InTouch for Members
  • Community Health Partnerships Making a Real Difference for Real People
  • Help to De-stress this Holiday Season

October - November 2012:

  • New SBC and Other Healthcare Reform Changes
  • Help Your Employees Get the Flu Facts
  • Keep Your Employees Well and At Work: Encourage Whooping Cough Vaccination
  • Secure Email Reminder
  • Idaho Business Review Hosts Healthcare Reform Forums
  • Documentary and Discussion Examine Child Obesity Epidemic
  • Sample Medicare Part D Notices Now Available
  • Manley Services Now PacificSource Administrators

August - September 2012:

  • Picking a Provider Just Got Easier
  • Employees Can Find EOB Statements Online through InTouch
  • Healthcare Reform Update
  • Manley Services Rebranding Coming Soon
  • Enhanced Women’s Preventive Care Benefits Begin Soon
 

Montana Employers

 

February - March 2017:

  • ACA Reporting: Deadlines and Details
  • Wellness Materials for Your Workplace
  • Join Us for Our Speaker Series Event
  • The W-2 Reporting Requirement

December 2016 - January 2016:

  • PacificSource and Legacy Partnership Finalized
  • New Blog Features Broad Range of Topics
  • New Idaho Falls Office Now Open
  • The PacificSource Healthy Life Fan Challenge is Back
  • PacificSource Ranked #2 Among Healthiest Employers in Oregon
  • Take Our Reader Survey

October - November 2016:

  • Two Benefit Changes for 2017
  • Reminder: Medicare Part D Notices
  • Take Our Reader Survey
  • Coming Soon: Flu Season
  • Whooping Cough—the other vaccine

June - July 2016 (PDF):

  • Healthy Mouth—Better Health
  • World No Tobacco Day May 31
  • Looking for Wellness Materials for Your Workplace?
  • June Is National Safety Month
  • Emergency Assistance—Anywhere Around the Globe
  • myPacificSource App Makes a Great Traveling Companion

April - May 2016 (PDF):

  • Member Surveys Begin Soon
  • Introducing a New Jenny Craig Program Discount
  • Cadillac Tax Delayed
  • “Partial Fill” Lets Patients Test New Prescriptions
  • Medication Therapy Management (MTM) Program Begins Outreach
  • April 7 Is World Health Day (This year, the topic of World Health Day is diabetes.)

February - March 2016:

  • IRS Extension of Reporting Requirements
  • The W-2 Reporting Requirement
  • Start Your Wellness Year Off Right
  • Outreach Calls to Members from Our Affiliates

December 2015 - January 2016:

  • PacificSource and Legacy Health – A Beneficial Partnership
  • ICD-10: What It Means for Members
  • Worksite Wellness Updates
  • Calling All Health-minded Fans

October - November 2015:

  • Revamped InTouch for Employers Site Also Mobile-friendly
  • Introducing My Choice Rewards – Now Available on CaféWell
  • Coming Soon: Flu Season
  • Tobacco Cessation Outreach Calls
  • Meeting ACA Standard for Low Admin Costs for Fourth Year
  • Reminder: Medicare Part D Notices
  • Large Group Corner: Simplified IRS Reporting Requirements

August - September 2015:

  • IRS Code § 6055 and 6056 Reporting Requirements
  • New Print Vendor Brings Changes to EOBs
  • Dental Wellness Toolkit
  • ERISA Sample SPD Wrap Template Revised
  • PacificSource Invests in Local Communities

June - July 2015:

  • Introducing CaféWell: A Health and Wellness Resource for Your Employees
  • Emergency Assistance—Anywhere Around the Globe
  • Sample Template Now Available to Assist with ERISA Requirements
  • Certificates of Coverage Are Back

April - May 2015:

  • CMS Reporting Deadline Reminder
  • Shared Responsibility and Minimum Hours
  • April 7 Is World Health Day
  • Calls to Members from Our Business Affiliates
  • May Is National Stroke Awareness Month

February - March 2015:

  • Learn More About Our New Vision Service Provider
  • IRS Reporting Requirements
  • Secondary Coverage Prescriptions Just Got Easier
  • Confirming Prior Coverage—Change for Members
  • First Choice Health Network in Washington and Alaska

December 2014 - January 2015:

  • Flu Vaccine Resources
  • Improvements to Vision Services Coming in 2015
  • Marketplace Notice Requirement Is Ongoing
  • Secure Email
  • Fall Member Newsletter

October - November 2014:

  • Employees Can Stay InTouch—On the Go—with myPacificSource!
  • Flu Facts Help Your Employees Stay Well
  • Expanded Tobacco Cessation Program Helps Members Quit
  • National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day: September 27
  • Sample Medicare Part D Notices Now Available

August - September 2014:

  • Save Time with Online Payments
  • PacificSource Meets ACA Standard for Low Admin Costs for Third Year
  • PacificSource Diabetes Support Program Addresses Growing Health Issue
  • Help Your Employees Enjoy the Sun Safely

June - July 2014:

  • Probationary Periods: New Rules Offer Further Guidance
  • New InTouch Search Helps You Find Member Information Fast
  • World No Tobacco Day May 31

April - May 2014:

  • New InTouch for Employers Coming this Month
  • Qualifying Event: Application Deadline Extended to 60 Days
  • Financial Incentives for Wellness
  • Annual Member Survey Supports Commitment to Service
  • PCP Selection Now Easier than Ever
  • And more

February - March 2014:

  • New Phone App Helps Members Reach Fitness Goals
  • The W-2 Reporting Requirement
  • New InTouch for Employers Coming in Early Spring!
  • What’s Your Company’s Resolution?
  • InTouch for Members Offers 2013 Recaps
  • Tobacco Cessation Help — Now 24/7
  • 24-Hour NurseLine Is Taking Your Calls
  • Flu Prevention Resources
  • In Memoriam

December 2013 - January 2014:

  • Probationary Waiting Period Requirements Changing in 2014
  • New ID Cards Conform to ACA Provisions
  • Condition Support Program Expands in 2014
  • 2014 Enrollment Applications Include Online Submission Option
  • Additional Support for Tobacco Cessation

October - November 2013 (for small employers with 2-50 employees):

  • 24-Hour NurseLine Coming in October
  • Marketplace Model Notice Deadline Is October 1
  • Donations of Fresh Veggies Help People in Need
  • Help Your Employees Get the Flu Facts
  • Whooping Cough Still a Concern
  • New PacificSource.com Site Puts Information at Your Fingertips
  • Medicare Part D Notice
  • And more
 

October - November 2013 (for large employers with 51+ employees):

  • 24-Hour NurseLine Coming in October
  • New Program for Large Employers Offers Workforce Wellness Insights
  • Marketplace Model Notice Deadline Is October 1
  • Help Your Employees Get the Flu Facts
  • Whooping Cough Still a Concern
  • New PacificSource.com Site Puts Information at Your Fingertips
  • Medicare Part D Notice
  • And more
 

August - September 2013:

  • New Healthcare Reform Resources for Employers
  • ACA Large Employer Mandate Delayed until 2015
  • Caremark Pharmacy Claims Process Change
  • PacificSource Meets Standard Again for Low Admin Costs
  • Wellness Tip: How to Get 30 Minutes of Exercise at Your Desk
  • And more!

June - July 2013:

  • Diagnostic Imaging Review Expanding to Ensure Quality, Cost-Effective Care
  • Have a Question? We’re Here to Help!
  • Summer is the Season for Health and Fitness
  • PacificSource to Email Preventive Care Reminders

April - May 2013:

  • New Online Health Assistant Supports a Healthy Workforce
  • Travel Benefit Comes to the Rescue
  • Coordination of Benefits Calls from OPTUM
  • Giving Tobacco a Pink Slip
  • And more!

February - March 2013:

  • Introducing PacificSource HMO Plans!
  • Keeping Up with Healthcare Reform
  • New in InTouch for Members
  • Discounts on Gym Memberships
  • Wearing Our Red for Heart Health

December 2012 - January 2013:

  • Make 2013 Your Organization’s Year of Wellness
  • Preview of New Features for InTouch for Members
  • Community Health Partnerships Making a Real Difference for Real People
  • Doors Open at New Helena Office
  • Help to De-stress this Holiday Season

October - November 2012:

  • New SBC and Other Healthcare Reform Changes
  • Help Your Employees Get the Flu Facts
  • Keep Your Employees Well and At Work: Encourage Whooping Cough Vaccination
  • Secure Email Reminder
  • Sample Medicare Part D Notices Now Available
  • Manley Services Now PacificSource Administrators

August - September 2012:

  • Picking a Provider Just Got Easier
  • Employees Can Find EOB Statements Online through InTouch
  • Healthcare Reform Update
  • Manley Services Rebranding Coming Soon
  • Enhanced Women’s Preventive Care Benefits Begin Soon
 

Oregon Employers

 

February - March 2017:

  • ACA Reporting: Deadlines and Details
  • Wellness Materials for Your Workplace
  • Join Us for Our Speaker Series Event
  • The W-2 Reporting Requirement

December 2016 - January 2016:

  • PacificSource and Legacy Partnership Finalized
  • New Blog Features Broad Range of Topics
  • New Idaho Falls Office Now Open
  • The PacificSource Healthy Life Fan Challenge is Back
  • PacificSource Ranked #2 Among Healthiest Employers in Oregon
  • Take Our Reader Survey

October - November 2016:

  • Two Benefit Changes for 2017
  • Reminder: Medicare Part D Notices
  • Take Our Reader Survey
  • Coming Soon: Flu Season
  • Whooping Cough—the other vaccine

June - July 2016 (PDF):

  • Healthy Mouth—Better Health
  • Coverage Options for Idaho and Oregon Senior Employees
  • Looking for Wellness Materials for Your Workplace?
  • Emergency Assistance—Anywhere Around the Globe
  • myPacificSource App Makes a Great Traveling Companion

April - May 2016 (PDF):

  • Member Surveys Begin Soon
  • Introducing a New Jenny Craig Program Discount
  • Cadillac Tax Delayed
  • “Partial Fill” Lets Patients Test New Prescriptions
  • Medication Therapy Management (MTM) Program Begins Outreach
  • April 7 Is World Health Day (This year, the topic of World Health Day is diabetes.)

February - March 2016:

  • IRS Extension of Reporting Requirements
  • The W-2 Reporting Requirement
  • Start Your Wellness Year Off Right
  • Outreach Calls to Members from Our Affiliates

December 2015 - January 2016:

  • PacificSource and Legacy Health – A Beneficial Partnership
  • Referral Change Allows for Greater Flexibility
  • ICD-10: What It Means for Members
  • Worksite Wellness Updates
  • Calling All Health-minded Fans

October - November 2015:

  • Revamped InTouch for Employers Site Also Mobile-friendly
  • Introducing My Choice Rewards – Now Available on CaféWell
  • Coming Soon: Flu Season
  • Tobacco Cessation Outreach Calls
  • Meeting ACA Standard for Low Admin Costs for Fourth Year
  • Reminder: Medicare Part D Notices
  • Large Group Corner: Simplified IRS Reporting Requirements

August - September 2015:

  • IRS Code § 6055 and 6056 Reporting Requirements
  • New Print Vendor Brings Changes to EOBs
  • Dental Wellness Toolkit
  • ERISA Sample SPD Wrap Template Revised
  • PacificSource Invests in Local Communities

June - July 2015:

  • Introducing CaféWell: A Health and Wellness Resource for Your Employees
  • Emergency Assistance—Anywhere Around the Globe
  • Sample Template Now Available to Assist with ERISA Requirements
  • Certificates of Coverage Are Back

April - May 2015:

  • CMS Reporting Deadline Reminder
  • Shared Responsibility and Minimum Hours
  • April 7 Is World Health Day
  • Calls to Members from Our Business Affiliates
  • May Is National Stroke Awareness Month

February - March 2015:

  • Learn More About Our New Vision Service Provider
  • IRS Reporting Requirements
  • Secondary Coverage Prescriptions Just Got Easier
  • Confirming Prior Coverage—Change for Members
  • First Choice Health Network in Washington and Alaska

December 2014 - January 2015:

  • Flu Vaccine Resources
  • Improvements to Vision Services Coming in 2015
  • Marketplace Notice Requirement Is Ongoing
  • Secure Email
  • Fall Member Newsletter

October - November 2014:

  • Employees Can Stay InTouch—On the Go—with myPacificSource!
  • Flu Facts Help Your Employees Stay Well
  • Expanded Tobacco Cessation Program Helps Members Quit
  • National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day: September 27
  • Sample Medicare Part D Notices Now Available

August - September 2014:

  • Eligible Small Groups May Renew 2013 Plans through 2015
  • Save Time with Online Payments
  • PacificSource Meets ACA Standard for Low Admin Costs for Third Year
  • PacificSource Diabetes Support Program Addresses Growing Health Issue
  • Help Your Employees Enjoy the Sun Safely

June - July 2014:

  • Probationary Periods: New Rules Offer Further Guidance
  • New InTouch Search Helps You Find Member Information Fast
  • World No Tobacco Day May 31

April - May 2014:

  • New InTouch for Employers Coming this Month
  • Oregon Continuation Coverage Changes
  • Qualifying Event: Application Deadline Extended to 60 Days
  • Financial Incentives for Wellness
  • Annual Member Survey Supports Commitment to Service
  • PCP Selection Now Easier than Ever

February - March 2014:

  • New Phone App Helps Members Reach Fitness Goals
  • The W-2 Reporting Requirement
  • New InTouch for Employers Coming in Early Spring!
  • What’s Your Company’s Resolution?
  • InTouch for Members Offers 2013 Recaps
  • Tobacco Cessation Help — Now 24/7
  • 24-Hour NurseLine Is Taking Your Calls
  • Flu Prevention Resources
  • In Memoriam

December 2013 - January 2014:

  • Probationary Waiting Period Requirements Changing in 2014
  • New ID Cards Conform to ACA Provisions
  • Condition Support Program Expands in 2014
  • 2014 Enrollment Applications Include Online Submission Option
  • Additional Support for Tobacco Cessation

October - November 2013 (for small employers with 2-50 employees):

  • 24-Hour NurseLine Coming in October
  • Marketplace Model Notice Deadline Is October 1
  • Donations of Fresh Veggies Help People in Need
  • Help Your Employees Get the Flu Facts
  • Whooping Cough Still a Concern
  • New PacificSource.com Site Puts Information at Your Fingertips
  • Medicare Part D Notice
  • And more
 

October - November 2013 (for large employers with 51+ employees):

  • 24-Hour NurseLine Coming in October
  • New Program for Large Employers Offers Workforce Wellness Insights
  • Marketplace Model Notice Deadline Is October 1
  • Help Your Employees Get the Flu Facts
  • Whooping Cough Still a Concern
  • New PacificSource.com Site Puts Information at Your Fingertips
  • Medicare Part D Notice
  • And more
 

August - September 2013:

  • New Healthcare Reform Resources for Employers
  • ACA Large Employer Mandate Delayed until 2015
  • Caremark Pharmacy Claims Process Change
  • PacificSource Meets Standard Again for Low Admin Costs
  • Wellness Tip: How to Get 30 Minutes of Exercise at Your Desk
  • And more!

June - July 2013:

  • We’re Not In It for Trophies, But this One Sure Is Nice!
  • Diagnostic Imaging Review Expanding to Ensure Quality, Cost-Effective Care
  • Summer is the Season for Health and Fitness
  • PacificSource to Email Preventive Care Reminders
  • And more!

April - May 2013:

  • New Online Health Assistant Supports a Healthy Workforce
  • Travel Benefit Comes to the Rescue
  • Coordination of Benefits Calls from OPTUM
  • Giving Tobacco a Pink Slip
  • And more!

February - March 2013:

  • Keeping Up with Healthcare Reform
  • New in InTouch for Members
  • Join Us at the Portland International Auto Show
  • Discounts on Gym Memberships
  • Wearing Our Red for Heart Health

December 2012 - January 2013:

  • Make 2013 Your Organization’s Year of Wellness
  • Preview of New Features for InTouch for Members
  • Community Health Partnerships Making a Real Difference for Real People
  • Employer Forums Provide Healthcare Reform Answers
  • Help to De-stress this Holiday Season

October - November 2012:

  • New SBC and Other Healthcare Reform Changes
  • Help Your Employees Get the Flu Facts
  • Keep Your Employees Well and At Work: Encourage Whooping Cough Vaccination
  • Secure Email Reminder
  • Medford Office Relocates
  • How Will Healthcare Reform Affect Your Business?
  • Sample Medicare Part D Notices Now Available
  • Manley Services Now PacificSource Administrators

August - September 2012:

  • Picking a Provider Just Got Easier
  • Employees Can Find EOB Statements Online through InTouch
  • Healthcare Reform Update
  • Manley Services Rebranding Coming Soon
  • Enhanced Women’s Preventive Care Benefits Begin Soon
 

 

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