For all BCBSTX groups, the annual deadline for information pertaining to employee count is 8/26/2016. This information is used for the following:
- To determine if the group plan or Medicare is primary when a member has Medicare
- To determine if COBRA or State Continuation rules apply when an employee leaves or a member loses coverage.
You provide the employee count by logging into Blue Access for Employers and look for Regulatory Data Collection on the left hand side of the screen. If you have not completed this requirement it will show ACTION REQUIRED in the box. Select ACTION REQUIRED, select View/Update MSP Status and enter the appropriate information.
If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact any member of the JME team. If your employer count is under 20 and your policy is grandfathered or transitional (grandmothered), not completing this information can have a negative impact on your renewal if a member on the plan is 65 or older.