Medical Mutual recently released the following updates…
Clarification on Invoices for Small Group ACA Dental Coverage
Small Group ACA medical plans now include pediatric dental coverage for dependents and employees up to age 19. On their invoices, groups may see a member’s dental coverage marked twice under COVERAGE TYPE (see sample). This does not indicate any additional charges. Rather, the coverage is marked twice because the members have both traditional dental benefits and the pediatric dental benefit included in their medical section.
There is no additional charge for the pediatric dental.
New Group Numbers Will Soon Transition to Alpha-Numeric Format
Because Medical Mutual will soon run out of six-digit group numbers to assign to new groups, they will update their Corporate Membership System (CMS) to include alphabetic characters. They are now able to use any letter (except B, D, I, L, O, S, T and Z) as the first character of a new group number (e.g., A12345).
The Information Technology and Membership departments have worked to make sure internal systems and external vendors can work with their new alpha-numeric group number format. As there are still some numeric-only group number combinations available, the new methodology will be introduced gradually to ensure all aspects work as expected.
No existing group numbers are changing.