Over the last month, HealthTrust sent the following notices to our
Members or Enrollees:
- IRS Extends Deadline for 1095 Forms to Individuals.
On December 4, an email was sent to Member Groups offering
HealthTrust medical coverage announcing a change in the IRS
Reporting Deadlines for the 2018 calendar year. The IRS extended the
deadline for employers to furnish ACA Forms 1095-B and 1095-C to
individuals from the original date of January 31, 2019 to March 4,
2019. The Notice expressly DOES NOT extend the due dates for filing
the Forms 1094 and 1095 Bs and Cs with the IRS, which remain
February 28, 2019 (if on paper) and April 1, 2019 (if
electronically). Click the link to Read the Email.
- Important News About Your Benefits for 2019. On
12/10/18, documents were mailed to certain HealthTrust Enrollees of
Member Groups with a January renewal. The documents notified
Enrollees of enhancements to their medical plan (where applicable,
depending on their coverage plan). The documents also shared
information about new programs and services. For a copy of the
document sent to your Enrollees, please contact HealthTrust Enrollee
- HealthTrust Financial Statements Now Available.
On 12/18/18, a postcard was mailed to CEOs of all HealthTrust Member
Groups. The postcard notified them that the FY2018 Audited Financial
Statements, FY2018 Capital Adequacy Reserve Actuarial Evaluation and
FY2018 Claims Reserves Actuarial Report were all available on the
HealthTrust website. Click the link to view the FY2018 HealthTrust Audit Postcard.
- Announcing the Retirement of Martha Swasey. On
12/19/18, an email was sent to all Member Groups, announcing the
retirement of Martha Swasey, HealthTrust Member and Enrollee
Services Manager, who retired on January 4. Click the link to read Martha Swasey's Retirement Email.
- New Benefit Program – CVS Caremark Transform Diabetes
Care®. On 12/20/18, HealthTrust sent emails to all Member
Groups offering medical plans that include CVS Caremark Prescription
Drug coverage. The email announced a new Diabetes Management
Program, CVS Caremark Transform Diabetes Care, that became available
on January 1, 2019 to Enrollees who currently take prescribed
diabetes medication. Click the link to read the Transform Diabetes Care Email.
- SmartShopper Rewards the Entire Family. At the
end of December a postcard was mailed to Enrollees in HealthTrust
medical coverage (except for those enrolled in a Medicomp Three
plan), reminding them to use SmartShopper to find cost-effective
medical services. Click the link to read the SmartShopper Postcard.
- Slice of Life 2019 Journey Guide. At the end of
December, Onlife Health mailed the 2019 Slice of Life Journey Guide
to all eligible Enrollees. The guide provides details and
instructions for participating in the program. Click the link to
read the 2019 Slice of Life Journey Guide.
for December 2018
- $2 million+ : Net HealthTrust medical plan cost
savings through the SmartShopper program from January through
December 2018. Please remind your employees to “look before they
book,” by using SmartShopper before their appointments to find
cost-effective facilities for their medical services.
- 1,114: Total number of participants in the Health
for the Holidays challenge from mid-November to mid-December 2018.
Half of participants earned $15 toward their Quarter 4 Personal
Wellness Journey Reward. 94 percent of participants who replied to a
post-challenge survey said they enjoyed the challenge and 68 percent
said the challenge helped them improve their habits. Congratulations
to SAU #57 with the most employees who earned the reward.
- 94%: Satisfaction rate with the Slice of Life
2018 Health Coaching program, based on an end-of-year survey. Here
are just a few comments from participants:
- “Coach Katie is a fantastic coach. Thanks to her
encouragement I have doubled my exercise.”
- “I have lost weight, stayed on my exercise routine, managed
stress better and gained information on various health topics.”
- “Slowly some of my eating and fitness habits are changing.
The more I read and participate, the more information I can
incorporate. It's not overnight, but it is happening.”
January 18, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.: Regional
Biometric Health Screening, Monadnock Regional Middle/High School,
Swanzey, NH. Please click on the link to view a complete list of 2019 Regional Biometric Health Screenings.
January 21: Civil Rights/Martin Luther King, Jr. Day,
HealthTrust office closed.
February 13, 12:00 p.m.: Webinar – The Health Effects
of Giving Back. Join HealthTrust and Onlife Health to learn how the
act of giving is good for your mental and physical health. Click the
link to Register for the Webinar.
February 18: President's Day, HealthTrust office
February 28: Deadline for employers to furnish ACA Forms
1095-B and 1095-C to the IRS (on paper) or by 4/1/2019
(for employers filing electronically, which is required if 250 or more
returns are filed).
March 4: Updated deadline for employers to furnish
ACA Forms 1095-B and 1095-C to employees and other covered
The mission of HealthTrust is to
provide high quality, cost-effective employee benefit products and
services for public employers and employees in New Hampshire in order
to reduce costs through pooling strategies with a commitment to
education, health promotion and disease prevention.