News & Updates

4 bpQuote and Enrollment Export Enhancements

4 bpQuote and Enrollment Export Enhancements

Nov 20, 2017

bpQuote pushed out two reporting enhancements on the proposal options page and two enhanced to the EaseCentral Enrollment Export feature.COST COMPARISON REPORTUsers now have the ability to select one or more Metallic tiers to filter the Cost Comparison Report by. An example of the Metallic tier filter is provided below.TABLE RATESWhen generating table rates, users now have the ability to factor in a base plan contribution.

CaliforniaChoice Adds Canopy Health through Western Health Advantage Effective January 2018

CaliforniaChoice Adds Canopy Health through Western Health Advantage Effective January 2018

Nov 15, 2017

Bay Area Employees Have New Choice for Health Coverage Western Health Advantage Expands Service Area with Canopy Health Agreement Bay Area employers will have an opportunity to receive outstanding healthcare at an affordable cost, thanks to a new agreement between Canopy Health and Western Health Advantage. HMO benefit plans for employer group health coverage from Western Health Advantage (WHA) will offer access to the Canopy Health alliance of providers and hospitals effective January 1, 2018, subject to regulatory approval.

Anthem: Care & Cost Finder Tool for Small Group ACA PPO Members

Anthem: Care & Cost Finder Tool for Small Group ACA PPO Members

Nov 09, 2017

Anthem's Small Group members in ACA (Affordable Care Act) health plans now have a more personalized and intuitive digital experience when they log into Anthem's secure member website at anthem.com/ca. Coming in November, PPO members will also have Anthem's new Care & Cost Finder tool. This convenient tool lets them easily find the care they are looking for, and how much it costs, all in one place.

Network Designation Enhancement

Network Designation Enhancement

Nov 08, 2017

We've added a new enhancement to a number of reports within bpQuote! Starting Wednesday, November 8, 2017, the following reports will show whether each quoted plan falls into a Broad Network, or a Narrow Network:​Side By SideSide By Side DetailPlan GridEmployee Rate Side By SideSingle Plan DetailFull BenefitsDual OptionThis enhancement makes it easier for​ users to identify if they have unintentionally included a Narrow Network plan.

CaliforniaChoice: New Member Value Program Available January 2018

CaliforniaChoice: New Member Value Program Available January 2018

Nov 08, 2017

​The Member Value Program is the newest addition to CaliforniaChoice's ​Business Solutions Suite and offers your clients access to some amazing discounts on high-end products and services like Fitbit, Jawbone, and Polar products – up to 40% off!​Fitness Trackers (activity trackers; heartrate monitors)Fitness Gear (yoga, Pilates, BOSU, office fitness) Mental Well-Being (books, videos, candles, massage oils, vitamins, meditation) Health Interest (health monitoring, diabetes, kids' fitness, oral care, pain management, sleep) Healthy Eating (juicers, cookbooks, cookware, hydration, portion control) Parent & Child (baby monitors, nursing, strollers, teething) For questions, please ​contact a member of your B&P Sales Team - 888.

CaliforniaChoice: New Invoice Preferences Available

CaliforniaChoice: New Invoice Preferences Available

Nov 08, 2017

​CaliforniaChoice now offers your clients the ability to manage their invoice preferences. Rather than only having the option to get a paper invoice, they now have the option to request their invoice by: ​Email only – go green! Mail – like they do today Both email and mail If your clients want to update their billing preference, they can: ​Go to calchoice.

Plan & Rate Updates Effective January 2018

Plan & Rate Updates Effective January 2018

Nov 06, 2017

Click the carrier name below for a full summary of plan and rate updates effective January 2018. All rates are available for quoting!​

The Power of Legal Plans for Small Business Benefits Programs

The Power of Legal Plans for Small Business Benefits Programs

Nov 06, 2017

​At some point, virtually everyone will need to deal with a legal issue. With important legal implications associated with many common life events, an affordable legal services plan is a natural and valued fit for your clients – especially those small business clients looking to add more to their benefits program without added cost.

Anthem: Communication to Fully Insured Groups for Updated BCBSA Language

Anthem: Communication to Fully Insured Groups for Updated BCBSA Language

Nov 02, 2017

Anthem is required to include information in their group contract that describes the programs offered by the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association (BCBSA). The BCBSA has updated its disclosure paragraphs and, as a result, Anthem is updating their group contracts to include these new disclosures. None of the programs are actually changing, but the BCBSA wanted to clarify the prior language.

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Q4 2022 Rate Availability Update

Q4 2022 Rate Availability Update

Aug 01, 2022

All Q4 2022 rates are now available in bpQuote! Click the links below to read more about carrier-specific changes.

Small Group Medical Renewal Release Dates

Small Group Medical Renewal Release Dates

Jul 22, 2022

Anticipated renewal release dates for B&P medical carrier partners are outlined in the table below.

Post Approval Reminders

Post Approval Reminders

Jan 03, 2022

Don't forget to review the items listed below before the end of your group's effective month. Employers only have until the end of their effective month to request changes, any change after will require an exception and may not be approved retroactively.

Q4 2021 Rate Availability Update

Q4 2021 Rate Availability Update

Jul 06, 2021

All Q4 2021 rates are now available in bpQuote! Click the links below to read more about carrier-specific changes.

Need a Business Associate Agreement? TotalHIPAA has you Covered!

Need a Business Associate Agreement? TotalHIPAA has you Covered!

Feb 16, 2021

TotalHIPAA is offering a free Business Associate Agreement on their new, redesigned website! When you are on their home page, click the bar at the top of the screen to download a copy of their BAA template.

Q2 2021 Rates Available for Quoting

Q2 2021 Rates Available for Quoting

Feb 01, 2021

Almost all Q2 2021 rates are available in bpQuote! Click the links below to read more about carrier-specific changes.

Get Your 2021 B&P Calendar Card!

Get Your 2021 B&P Calendar Card!

Dec 10, 2020

Complete our Calendar Card Request Form to get a 2021 B&P Calendar Card sent to your address! Our 2021 calendar is a 5x7 card with rounded corners and is printed on Shutterfly's thickest available cardstock.

Q1 2021 Rate Availability Update

Q1 2021 Rate Availability Update

Oct 05, 2020

Some Q1 2021 rates are available in bpQuote, with more expected to be released in the next couple of weeks! Click the links below to read more about carrier-specific changes.

Introducing Kaiser Permanente Large Group!

Introducing Kaiser Permanente Large Group!

Aug 13, 2020

We are excited to announce that Beere&Purves has signed a large group General Agency contract with Kaiser Permanente. You can sell Kaiser Permanente large group business with 101 to 300 eligible employees through Beere&Purves beginning with an October 1, 2020 effective date.

Virtual Small Group Insurance Boot Camp!

Virtual Small Group Insurance Boot Camp!

Jun 17, 2020

We revamped our Small Group Insurance Boot Camp to give you access to training materials from wherever, whenever!

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Q4 2022 Rate Availability Update

Q4 2022 Rate Availability Update

Aug 01, 2022

All Q4 2022 rates are now available in bpQuote! Click the links below to read more about carrier-specific changes.

bpQuote Enhances Employee Worksheet ACA Plan Selection

bpQuote Enhances Employee Worksheet ACA Plan Selection

Apr 25, 2022

bpQuote has rolled out an enhancement to the Employee Worksheets ACA report that allows the user to easily select the same plans from other reports without having to reselect them once the Carrier Package is chosen.

bpQuote Adds Carrier Filter to Benefits & Table Rates Reports

bpQuote Adds Carrier Filter to Benefits & Table Rates Reports

Feb 28, 2022

bpQuote has rolled out an enhancement to the Benefits & Table Rates Report section at the front of the quote engine that allows you to filter to a specific carrier if desired. You can also select "All" to show all plans for available based on the effective date and the plan type radio button options.

bpQuote Adds New Edit Census Sort Option

bpQuote Adds New Edit Census Sort Option

Feb 28, 2022

bpQuote has rolled out an enhancement that will make it easier to find existing employees in a large census.

bpQuote Adds Infertility Filter to Medical Plan Selection Page

bpQuote Adds Infertility Filter to Medical Plan Selection Page

Dec 23, 2021

bpQuote has rolled out an enhancement to the quote engine to allow you to filter to plans with or without infertility coverage.

bpQuote Maintenance from 6 PM - 9 PM PST on Saturday, 11/13

bpQuote Maintenance from 6 PM - 9 PM PST on Saturday, 11/13

Nov 11, 2021

HealthConnect will be performing maintenance on the quote engine from 6 PM to 9 PM PST on Saturday, November 13th. bpQuote may have intermittent outages during this time.

bpQuote Adds Option to Display Tier Rates on Vision Worksheets

bpQuote Adds Option to Display Tier Rates on Vision Worksheets

Sep 30, 2021

bpQuote has rolled out an enhancement to the quote engine to allow you to show the tiered rates on the Vision Worksheets report.

2 New bpQuote Enhancements Released

2 New bpQuote Enhancements Released

Sep 23, 2021

bpQuote has rolled out two new enhancements to the quote engine regarding the compare plans feature and the number of plans included on each page of the ACA Worksheets.

4 New bpQuote Enhancements Released

4 New bpQuote Enhancements Released

Aug 17, 2021

bpQuote has rolled out four enhancements to the quote engine that will give you more control over your proposals.

bpQuote Maintenance from 3 AM - 8 AM PST on Saturday, 8/14

bpQuote Maintenance from 3 AM - 8 AM PST on Saturday, 8/14

Aug 12, 2021

HealthConnect will be performing maintenance on the quote engine from 3 AM to 8 AM PST on Saturday, August 14th. bpQuote may have intermittent outages during this time.

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2023 Annual HSA Limits Announced

2023 Annual HSA Limits Announced

May 04, 2022

The IRS has released the 2023 annual HSA contribution limits as well as the HDHP deductible and out-of-pocket expense limits. The tables below show the 2022 and 2023 amounts with the year-over-year changes.

Ease’s 2022 SMB Benefits & Employee Insights Report

Ease’s 2022 SMB Benefits & Employee Insights Report

Mar 07, 2022

Help your clients make smart decisions instead of gut decisions by downloading the 2022 SMB Benefits and Employee Insights Report.

Take Advantage of B&P's Support this Season

Take Advantage of B&P's Support this Season

Dec 06, 2021

With December wrapping up and January business deadlines quickly approaching, we wanted to remind you how you can benefit by partnering with B&P.

IRS Announces 2022 FSA, Transit & Parking Limits

IRS Announces 2022 FSA, Transit & Parking Limits

Nov 10, 2021

The IRS has announced the 2022 FSA, Transit and Parking limits with increases due to inflation.

Take Advantage of B&P's Support through the Busy Season

Take Advantage of B&P's Support through the Busy Season

Nov 01, 2021

With December and January business deadlines quickly approaching, we wanted to remind you how you can benefit by partnering with B&P.

Reminder: Creditable Coverage Disclosure Deadline is 10/14

Reminder: Creditable Coverage Disclosure Deadline is 10/14

Sep 17, 2021

We understand that you and your clients are responsible for more work than ever before. Therefore, we are providing you with this reminder that the Medicare Modernization Act (MMA) requires your clients to complete two disclosure requirements pertaining to the creditable coverage of their prescription drug plan.

MLR Rebate Status for B&P Carriers

MLR Rebate Status for B&P Carriers

Sep 07, 2021

The Affordable Care Act (ACA or health care reform law) requires health plans to meet a minimum medical loss ratio (MLR), which varies according to market. Health insurance issuers must meet a minimum MLR of 85% in the fully insured large group market and 80% in the fully insured small group and individual markets.

Ease's 2021 Open Enrollment Readiness Report

Ease's 2021 Open Enrollment Readiness Report

Aug 17, 2021

Ease is back at it again, this time bringing you a cutting-edge 2021 open enrollment readiness report — and you’re among the first to get access to it. Download your copy of this report to be one step ahead of your competition going into open enrollment season.

Ease's 2021 Fourth Quarter Preparedness Report - Your Feedback is Needed!

Ease's 2021 Fourth Quarter Preparedness Report - Your Feedback is Needed!

Jul 06, 2021

Ease is partnering with their GAs to gain a better understanding of the challenges and needs brokers have going into Q4.

2022 Annual HSA Limits Announced

2022 Annual HSA Limits Announced

May 25, 2021

The IRS has released the 2022 annual HSA contribution limits as well as the HDHP deductible and out-of-pocket expense limits. The tables below show the 2021 and 2022 amounts with the year-over-year changes.

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Anthem & Adventist Health Update

Anthem & Adventist Health Update

Aug 12, 2022

Anthem Blue Cross is pleased to announce that Adventist Health has rescinded its notice of termination. All entity contracts (i.e., hospital-referenced below, ambulatory surgery center, hospice, home health, and prudent buyer professional) remain in full force and effect until the contract renewal is fully implemented.

Health Net Provides Network Update

Health Net Provides Network Update

Aug 09, 2022

Health Net's relationship with Tenet Healthcare Corporation is longstanding and valued. Structural contract changes are being negotiated to keep increases in health care costs in check.

Anthem & Rady Children's Agree to Renewal

Anthem & Rady Children's Agree to Renewal

May 11, 2022

Anthem Blue Cross is pleased to announce that they have successfully renewed their contract agreements with Rady Children’s, comprising the following entities...

Aetna Small Group Portfolio Feature: Aetna Discount Program

Aetna Small Group Portfolio Feature: Aetna Discount Program

Mar 29, 2022

Aetna small group members can access a variety of discounts on products and services. For instance, hearing, vision, physical fitness and general health and wellness.

Aetna Network Update: Southern CA Negotiations with Optum

Aetna Network Update: Southern CA Negotiations with Optum

Mar 18, 2022

Aetna is happy to announce that they have reached an agreement with Optum Health effective April 1, 2022, for their California HMO, PPO and POS networks.

Anthem & John Muir Health Agree to Renewal

Anthem & John Muir Health Agree to Renewal

Feb 07, 2022

Anthem Blue Cross is pleased to announce that they have successfully renewed their Commercial and Medicare Agreements with John Muir Health which provides services to members in Contra Costa County and surrounding communities.

Optum Care is in Many Health Net Networks

Optum Care is in Many Health Net Networks

Jan 28, 2022

Thousands of primary care and specialty doctors in the Optum Care network continue to be available for 2022. With hundreds of clinic locations and urgent care centers, Optum provides a full range of services from primary care to specialty and surgical care.

Tackling Better Health is Easy with Vivity

Tackling Better Health is Easy with Vivity

Jan 28, 2022

Anthem has teamed up with top doctors to make high-quality care simple to find and pay for.

Anthem Provides Network Updates for Multiple Providers

Anthem Provides Network Updates for Multiple Providers

Jan 10, 2022

Anthem Blue Cross provided recent updates on negotiations with various medical providers in California.

Aetna Provides Update on Optum Group Network Negotiations

Aetna Provides Update on Optum Group Network Negotiations

Jan 05, 2022

Aetna provided an update to consultants, producers and brokers regarding their active contract negotiations with Optum Group for the following medical groups: AppleCare, Monarch, and PrimeCare.

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Q4 2022 Rate Availability Update

Q4 2022 Rate Availability Update

Aug 01, 2022

All Q4 2022 rates are now available in bpQuote! Click the links below to read more about carrier-specific changes.

Small Group Medical Renewal Release Dates

Small Group Medical Renewal Release Dates

Jul 22, 2022

Anticipated renewal release dates for B&P medical carrier partners are outlined in the table below.

Aetna Plan & Rate Updates Effective October 2022

Aetna Plan & Rate Updates Effective October 2022

Jul 16, 2022

Aetna announced ​plan and rate updates for October 1, 2022 effective dates. Rates are available for quoting!

Bundle Up and Save on Dental & Vision with Aetna

Bundle Up and Save on Dental & Vision with Aetna

Jul 01, 2022

Aetna Small Group is offering big savings when you bundle dental and vision with them! Their premium credit program starts July 1, 2022, and runs through January 15, 2023.

Aetna Provides Update on Sutter Health Aetna Network

Aetna Provides Update on Sutter Health Aetna Network

Jun 13, 2022

Aetna has decided to no longer offer the Aetna OAMC plans which utilize the Sutter Health Aetna provider network. Aetna stopped quoting their small group Sutter Health Aetna network plans as of 6/1/22. Also, Aetna will not be enrolling new customers into these plans starting 7/1/22 effective dates and forward.

Aetna Plan & Rate Updates Effective July 2022

Aetna Plan & Rate Updates Effective July 2022

Apr 05, 2022

Aetna announced ​plan and rate updates for July 1, 2022 effective dates. Rates are available for quoting!

Aetna Small Group Portfolio Feature: Aetna Discount Program

Aetna Small Group Portfolio Feature: Aetna Discount Program

Mar 29, 2022

Aetna small group members can access a variety of discounts on products and services. For instance, hearing, vision, physical fitness and general health and wellness.

Aetna Network Update: Southern CA Negotiations with Optum

Aetna Network Update: Southern CA Negotiations with Optum

Mar 18, 2022

Aetna is happy to announce that they have reached an agreement with Optum Health effective April 1, 2022, for their California HMO, PPO and POS networks.

Attain by Aetna Engages Employees & Reduces Medical Costs

Attain by Aetna Engages Employees & Reduces Medical Costs

Mar 15, 2022

Attain offers members personalized goals, achievable actions and big rewards. The result? Industry-leading engagement, sustained behavior changes and unique sensor analytics allowing Aetna to clinically intervene earlier and support members.

Aetna Small Group COVID-19 OTC Testing Updates

Aetna Small Group COVID-19 OTC Testing Updates

Mar 01, 2022

Beginning on February 17, CVS Pharmacy will offer Aetna Small Group (2-100) members two options to get COVID-19 at-home (OTC) tests at no upfront cost. These options apply to customers who cover OTC tests under the pharmacy benefit.

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Anthem & Adventist Health Update

Anthem & Adventist Health Update

Aug 12, 2022

Anthem Blue Cross is pleased to announce that Adventist Health has rescinded its notice of termination. All entity contracts (i.e., hospital-referenced below, ambulatory surgery center, hospice, home health, and prudent buyer professional) remain in full force and effect until the contract renewal is fully implemented.

Premium Deferral Option for 9/1/22 - 1/1/23 Anthem New Business

Premium Deferral Option for 9/1/22 - 1/1/23 Anthem New Business

Aug 04, 2022

Anthem is making it easier to submit early during the peak season with their premium deferral option.

Q4 2022 Rate Availability Update

Q4 2022 Rate Availability Update

Aug 01, 2022

All Q4 2022 rates are now available in bpQuote! Click the links below to read more about carrier-specific changes.

Anthem Updates Network Promotion for 8/1/22 - 12/15/22 Effective Dates

Anthem Updates Network Promotion for 8/1/22 - 12/15/22 Effective Dates

Jul 28, 2022

Anthem is updating their Network Flexibility Promotions for August 1, 2022 to December 15, 2022 effective dates. The main change will apply to the second and third options in the bullets below where groups can now offer both PPO network alongside the different HMO combinations.

Small Group Medical Renewal Release Dates

Small Group Medical Renewal Release Dates

Jul 22, 2022

Anticipated renewal release dates for B&P medical carrier partners are outlined in the table below.

Anthem Plan & Rate Updates Effective October 2022

Anthem Plan & Rate Updates Effective October 2022

Jul 12, 2022

Anthem announced rate and plan updates for October 1, 2022 effective dates. Rates are available for quoting!

Anthem June 2022 Reminders - Enhanced Commission, Underwriting & Network Flexibility

Anthem June 2022 Reminders - Enhanced Commission, Underwriting & Network Flexibility

Jun 30, 2022

Anthem's 7% enhanced commission is coming in September for groups with 5 or more enrolling. They also offer great underwriting and network flexibility to help you sell more business with Anthem.

Anthem Announces 7% Commission for September 2022 New Business with 5+ Enrolling!

Anthem Announces 7% Commission for September 2022 New Business with 5+ Enrolling!

Jun 17, 2022

For new business cases sold in the month of September 2022 (9/1 and 9/15 effective dates) with 5+ enrolled employees, Anthem is offering 7% commission to all agents!

Anthem & Rady Children's Agree to Renewal

Anthem & Rady Children's Agree to Renewal

May 11, 2022

Anthem Blue Cross is pleased to announce that they have successfully renewed their contract agreements with Rady Children’s, comprising the following entities...

Anthem Relaxes Dental & Vision Participation Effective 5/1/22

Anthem Relaxes Dental & Vision Participation Effective 5/1/22

Apr 25, 2022

Anthem has some great news! They are relaxing their Dental and Vision participation effective May 1, 2022.

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Now Quoting January 2023 Large Group Rates!

Now Quoting January 2023 Large Group Rates!

Aug 01, 2022

We are excited to announce that B&P's large group carriers are now all quoting January 1, 2023 rates! Send your next large group RFP to B&P to get quotes for Anthem Blue Cross, Health Net, and Kaiser Permanente large group plans.

Anthem: Members Can File Claims Online for Over-the-Counter COVID-19 Diagnostic Tests

Anthem: Members Can File Claims Online for Over-the-Counter COVID-19 Diagnostic Tests

Jan 31, 2022

Members will be reimbursed for over-the-counter COVID-19 diagnostic tests they buy on or after January 15, 2022. They may have to pay out of pocket when they buy the test, but they can submit a claim online in Anthem's member portal for reimbursement.

Anthem: Over-the-Counter COVID-19 Diagnostic Test Coverage Starts January 15

Anthem: Over-the-Counter COVID-19 Diagnostic Test Coverage Starts January 15

Jan 18, 2022

A recent announcement from the federal government intends to increase access to COVID-19 testing. As of January 15, 2022, members can get reimbursed by their health plan without cost-share for the costs of over-the-counter diagnostic COVID-19 tests until the end of the Coronavirus Public Health Emergency. Diagnostic tests are performed if members are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or have been recently exposed.

Hoag Joins Anthem's Priority Select Network Effective 1/1/22

Hoag Joins Anthem's Priority Select Network Effective 1/1/22

Nov 01, 2021

Anthem Large Group and Small Group in California are pleased to announce that Hoag is joining their Priority Select Network starting January 1, 2022.

Anthem COVID-19 Conversations: The Different Types of COVID-19 Tests

Anthem COVID-19 Conversations: The Different Types of COVID-19 Tests

Apr 13, 2021

It’s important for people to understand their COVID-19 testing options should they need to get tested. To help you and your clients understand your options, check out Anthem's latest article on the COVID-19 Resource Center called, The Different Types of COVID-19 Tests.

Now Quoting January 2022 Large Group Rates!

Now Quoting January 2022 Large Group Rates!

Aug 02, 2021

We are excited to announce that B&P's large group carriers are now all quoting January 1, 2022 rates! Send your next large group RFP to B&P to get quotes for Anthem Blue Cross, Health Net, and Kaiser Permanente large group plans.

Anthem Large Group: A Personalized Website Makes It Easy for Large Groups to Manage Benefits

Anthem Large Group: A Personalized Website Makes It Easy for Large Groups to Manage Benefits

Mar 31, 2021

The Employer Resource Center (ERC) is a personalized website created exclusively for each of your Large Group clients that makes it easy for them to find materials and resources about the products they’ve purchased from Anthem. Plan information and resources your clients need to help employees stay healthy and obtain the most from their benefits are all gathered in one place.

Anthem COVID-19 Conversations: What Does It Mean To Be Fully Vaccinated?

Anthem COVID-19 Conversations: What Does It Mean To Be Fully Vaccinated?

Mar 31, 2021

As the number of fully vaccinated people grows, Anthem wants to keep you informed. Current data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that more than one-fifth of all Americans have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccination and more than one-tenth are fully vaccinated.

Anthem's New Electronic Enrollment Tool in EmployerAccess Saves Time

Anthem's New Electronic Enrollment Tool in EmployerAccess Saves Time

Mar 21, 2021

Group administrators can now view an electronic enrollment file through Anthem's new Electronic Enrollment Tool (EET) in EmployerAccess. Available in late March, this new process delivers faster results than emailed PDF forms that needed to be filled out and returned.

Anthem COVID-19 Conversations: Coverage Options for the Unemployed

Anthem COVID-19 Conversations: Coverage Options for the Unemployed

Mar 21, 2021

Unemployment is an additional challenge many Americans are facing as organizations adjust to changes caused by COVID-19. Making health benefit decisions can be difficult for those who are without coverage because of unforeseen work circumstances.

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ArmadaCare: Tax Season + Benefits = Secret Weapon

ArmadaCare: Tax Season + Benefits = Secret Weapon

May 25, 2021

It's tax season. And business owners are reminded of how much they pay. They are probably wondering how they can get more tax breaks, including on healthcare expenses.

Webinar: ArmadaCare's New Solution for CA

Webinar: ArmadaCare's New Solution for CA

Sep 11, 2019

ArmadaCare has moved beyond the C-Suite with other unique employer-paid supplemental plan options. Come find out how these plans can help solve business problems for your clients.

Ultimate Health: Examples of Innovative Benefits

Ultimate Health: Examples of Innovative Benefits

Aug 02, 2018

Many benefits address only one or two benefit categories: saving time, promoting well-being, supporting financially, or providing tax savings. Ultimate Health is a supplemental healthcare reimbursement plan designed to help companies address virtually every benefit category.

ArmadaCare: Are Executive Medical Reimbursement Plans Dead?

ArmadaCare: Are Executive Medical Reimbursement Plans Dead?

Feb 27, 2018

When you talk about an executive medical reimbursement plan, also called expense reimbursed insurance, it’s not rare to get questions like, “Is that still allowed,” or “I thought you couldn’t do that anymore?” Let’s tackle those questions and get to the bottom of it.

Introducing Ultimate Health by ArmadaCare

Introducing Ultimate Health by ArmadaCare

Oct 13, 2017

Ultimate Health by ArmadaCare is a supplemental healthcare reimbursement plan designed to help companies offer a broad range of coverage types that tailor to different life stage needs, a way to get back to 100% coverage levels, a tax-efficient compensation tool, along with health, wellness and travel support services.Ultimate Health is suitable for any size and type of company and can be added onto virtually any company base medical plan at any month of the year.

Q4 2022 Rate Availability Update

Q4 2022 Rate Availability Update

Aug 01, 2022

All Q4 2022 rates are now available in bpQuote! Click the links below to read more about carrier-specific changes.

Small Group Medical Renewal Release Dates

Small Group Medical Renewal Release Dates

Jul 22, 2022

Anticipated renewal release dates for B&P medical carrier partners are outlined in the table below.

CaliforniaChoice Plan & Rate Updates Effective October 2022

CaliforniaChoice Plan & Rate Updates Effective October 2022

Jul 16, 2022

CaliforniaChoice announced plan and rate updates for October 1, 2022 effective dates. Rates are available for quoting!

CaliforniaChoice Plan & Rate Updates Effective July 2022

CaliforniaChoice Plan & Rate Updates Effective July 2022

Apr 14, 2022

CaliforniaChoice announced plan and rate updates for July 1, 2022 effective dates. Rates are available for quoting!

CaliforniaChoice Plan & Rate Updates Effective April 2022

CaliforniaChoice Plan & Rate Updates Effective April 2022

Jan 13, 2022

CaliforniaChoice announced plan and rate updates for April 1, 2022 effective dates. Rates are available for quoting!

CaliforniaChoice Adds 2 New Plans Effective March 2022

CaliforniaChoice Adds 2 New Plans Effective March 2022

Dec 22, 2021

CaliforniaChoice announced they are adding two new Anthem Blue Cross plans effective March 1, 2022. These new plans Rates are available for quoting!

CalChoice: Sutter Health Plus Announces CVS Caremark as New PBM

CalChoice: Sutter Health Plus Announces CVS Caremark as New PBM

Nov 24, 2021

CaliforniaChoice sent the following information to brokers and groups about Sutter Health Plus and their new 2022 Pharmacy Benefit Manager, CVS Caremark®.

CalChoice Broker Summary Renewals Are Going Paperless

CalChoice Broker Summary Renewals Are Going Paperless

Nov 24, 2021

CaliforniaChoice is always looking for ways to improve and modernize their business. With that goal in mind, broker summary renewals will be paperless starting with February renewals. And you won’t miss anything! The contents of the summary renewal are included in the full renewal and available in your calchoice.com broker portal the day the renewal is issued.

CaliforniaChoice Plan & Rate Updates Effective January 2022

CaliforniaChoice Plan & Rate Updates Effective January 2022

Oct 14, 2021

CaliforniaChoice announced plan and rate updates for January 1, 2022 effective dates. Rates are available for quoting!

CaliforniaChoice Plan & Rate Updates Effective October 2021

CaliforniaChoice Plan & Rate Updates Effective October 2021

Jul 14, 2021

CaliforniaChoice announced plan and rate updates for October 1, 2021 effective dates. Rates are available for quoting!

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ChoiceBuilder Plan & Rate Updates Effective October 2022

ChoiceBuilder Plan & Rate Updates Effective October 2022

Jul 01, 2022

ChoiceBuilder announced plan and rate updates for October 1, 2022 effective dates. All rates are available for quoting!

ChoiceBuilder Plan & Rate Updates Effective July 2022

ChoiceBuilder Plan & Rate Updates Effective July 2022

Apr 11, 2022

ChoiceBuilder announced plan and rate updates for July 1, 2022 effective dates. All rates are available for quoting!

ChoiceBuilder Plan & Rate Updates Effective April 2022

ChoiceBuilder Plan & Rate Updates Effective April 2022

Jan 28, 2022

ChoiceBuilder announced plan and rate updates for April 1, 2022 effective dates. All rates are available for quoting!

ChoiceBuilder Plan & Rate Updates Effective January 2022

ChoiceBuilder Plan & Rate Updates Effective January 2022

Oct 26, 2021

ChoiceBuilder announced plan and rate updates for January 1, 2022 effective dates. All rates are available for quoting!

ChoiceBuilder Plan & Rate Updates Effective October 2021

ChoiceBuilder Plan & Rate Updates Effective October 2021

Jul 06, 2021

ChoiceBuilder announced plan and rate updates for October 1, 2021 effective dates. All rates are available for quoting!

CalChoice & ChoiceBuilder Provide ARPA/COBRA Premium Assistance Updates

CalChoice & ChoiceBuilder Provide ARPA/COBRA Premium Assistance Updates

May 24, 2021

CHOICE Administrators provided an update on the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) as it relates to the COBRA Premium Assistance.

ChoiceBuilder Plan & Rate Updates Effective July 2021

ChoiceBuilder Plan & Rate Updates Effective July 2021

Apr 13, 2021

ChoiceBuilder announced plan and rate updates for July 1, 2021 effective dates. All rates are available for quoting!

ChoiceBuilder Welcomes Big Groups (up to 500 EEs!)

ChoiceBuilder Welcomes Big Groups (up to 500 EEs!)

Dec 10, 2020

For business effective March 1, 2021, ChoiceBuilder is welcoming BIG groups to their program, all the way up to 500 employees.

ChoiceBuilder: VSP Members Will Have Access to Walmart & Sam's Club in 2021

ChoiceBuilder: VSP Members Will Have Access to Walmart & Sam's Club in 2021

Dec 03, 2020

Members enrolled in VSP through ChoiceBuilder will have more options for eye exams and prescription eyewear starting in January. That’s because VSP is expanding its network to include Walmart and Sam’s Club!

ChoiceBuilder Is Updating Their Administrative Fee

ChoiceBuilder Is Updating Their Administrative Fee

Sep 01, 2020

Beginning in January 2021, the ChoiceBuilder® Administrative Fee will increase by $5 for groups with 2 – 199 employees. ChoiceBuilder had originally planned this change to go into effect in December 2020 but they have delayed it to January 2021.

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Q4 2022 Rate Availability Update

Q4 2022 Rate Availability Update

Aug 01, 2022

All Q4 2022 rates are now available in bpQuote! Click the links below to read more about carrier-specific changes.

Cigna + Oscar Plan & Rate Updates Effective October 2022

Cigna + Oscar Plan & Rate Updates Effective October 2022

Jul 01, 2022

Cigna + Oscar announced plan and rate updates for October 1, 2022 effective dates. Rates are available for quoting!

Cigna + Oscar Announces Extended LocalPlus Network Effective 7/1/22

Cigna + Oscar Announces Extended LocalPlus Network Effective 7/1/22

Apr 19, 2022

Cigna + Oscar announced their extended LocalPlus network effective July 1, 2022.

Cigna + Oscar Plan & Rate Updates Effective July 2022

Cigna + Oscar Plan & Rate Updates Effective July 2022

Apr 05, 2022

Cigna + Oscar announced plan and rate updates for July 1, 2022 effective dates. Rates are available for quoting!

Cigna + Oscar Plan & Rate Updates Effective April 2022

Cigna + Oscar Plan & Rate Updates Effective April 2022

Jan 19, 2022

Cigna + Oscar announced plan and rate updates for April 1, 2022 effective dates. Rates are available for quoting!

Cigna + Oscar Plan & Rate Updates Effective January 2022

Cigna + Oscar Plan & Rate Updates Effective January 2022

Oct 14, 2021

Cigna + Oscar announced plan and rate updates for January 1, 2022 effective dates. Rates are available for quoting!

Cigna + Oscar Plan & Rate Updates Effective October 2021

Cigna + Oscar Plan & Rate Updates Effective October 2021

May 20, 2021

Cigna + Oscar announced rate updates for October 1, 2021 effective dates. Rates are available for quoting!

Hot Selling Plans with Cigna + Oscar

Hot Selling Plans with Cigna + Oscar

Jun 22, 2021

It's warming up! Summer is here and Cigna + Oscar has some sizzling hot plans and rates. Take advantage of Cigna + Oscar’s Q4 rate hold and quote your groups early!

Cigna + Oscar Offering $10,000 Mega Bonus

Cigna + Oscar Offering $10,000 Mega Bonus

May 03, 2021

Cigna + Oscar announced a $10,000 Mega Bonus for groups with 50 or more enrolled employees. That's right - Cigna + Oscar would like to pay a $10,000 bonus for groups with 50-100 enrolled employees.

Cigna + Oscar Plan & Rate Updates Effective July 2021

Cigna + Oscar Plan & Rate Updates Effective July 2021

Apr 10, 2021

Cigna + Oscar announced rate updates for July 1, 2021 effective dates. Rates are available for quoting!

Cigna + Oscar Offers New 2021 Bonus Program & Attractive Q2 Rates

Cigna + Oscar Offers New 2021 Bonus Program & Attractive Q2 Rates

Mar 25, 2021

Great news: Cigna + Oscar has a new bonus program to share with you. Beginning April 1, 2021 in Northern California AND Southern California you can earn $350 for every Cigna + Oscar group with four or more enrolled employees with effective dates from April 1, 2021 through December 15, 2021.

Cigna + Oscar LocalPlus Network Expansion in Northern CA

Cigna + Oscar LocalPlus Network Expansion in Northern CA

Mar 19, 2021

Great news: Cigna + Oscar has expanded their Cigna LocalPlus® network in Northern California! With 63 hospitals and more than 23,000 primary care providers and specialists, Cigna + Oscar plans offer members easy access to even more quality providers like UCSF, Stanford, John Muir and Dignity.

Cigna + Oscar Is Expanding! 9 More Rating Regions Eff 4/1/21

Cigna + Oscar Is Expanding! 9 More Rating Regions Eff 4/1/21

Feb 24, 2021

Cigna + Oscar is expanding to 9 additional rating regions effective April 1, 2021.

Cigna + Oscar Plan & Rate Updates Effective April 2021

Cigna + Oscar Plan & Rate Updates Effective April 2021

Feb 02, 2021

Cigna + Oscar announced rate updates for April 1, 2021 effective dates. Rates are available for quoting!

Cigna + Oscar Receives DOI Approval!

Cigna + Oscar Receives DOI Approval!

Jan 04, 2021

Cigna + Oscar received approval for their 2021 plans and rates from the California Department of Insurance!

Cigna + Oscar Targeting December 1st Release Date

Cigna + Oscar Targeting December 1st Release Date

Sep 08, 2020

Cigna + Oscar is working with the California Department of Insurance to approve their rates and plans. Cigna + Oscar was originally targeting an October 1, 2020 release but they are now looking to begin quoting effective December 1, 2020.

Introducing Cigna + Oscar!

Introducing Cigna + Oscar!

Aug 03, 2020

We are excited to announce the addition of Cigna + Oscar to the Beere&Purves small group portfolio beginning with October 1, 2020 effective dates. As your business partner, we continue to make sure you have access to carriers that will help you meet the needs of your clients and their employees, and Cigna + Oscar does exactly that!

CCSB Provides Quarterly Updates on Bonus program, MyCCSB.com, and Expanded Coverage Options

CCSB Provides Quarterly Updates on Bonus program, MyCCSB.com, and Expanded Coverage Options

Aug 04, 2022

Covered California for Small Business (CCSB) provided the below updates on their Partnership That Pays bonus program, enhancements to MyCCSB.com, and expanded coverage options.

Q4 2022 Rate Availability Update

Q4 2022 Rate Availability Update

Aug 01, 2022

All Q4 2022 rates are now available in bpQuote! Click the links below to read more about carrier-specific changes.

Small Group Medical Renewal Release Dates

Small Group Medical Renewal Release Dates

Jul 22, 2022

Anticipated renewal release dates for B&P medical carrier partners are outlined in the table below.

Health Net Covered California Small Business Group Updates

Health Net Covered California Small Business Group Updates

Jul 08, 2022

Health Net Life Insurance Company Small Group PPO plans will no longer be offered in the Covered California for Small Business (CCSB) marketplace beginning on January 1, 2023. Here’s what you need to know.

CCSB Bonus Program Begins July 1st

CCSB Bonus Program Begins July 1st

Jun 29, 2022

Earn up to $8,000* for enrolling a new small group with Covered California for Small Business with coverage effective July 1, 2022 through January 1, 2023.

CCSB Plan & Rate Updates Effective October 2022

CCSB Plan & Rate Updates Effective October 2022

Jun 16, 2022

Covered California for Small Business announced rate updates for October 1, 2022 effective dates. Rates are available for quoting!

CCSB Provides Updates on New Bonus Program, Expanded Coverage Options, MyCCSB.com Enhancements and Small Business Tax Credits

CCSB Provides Updates on New Bonus Program, Expanded Coverage Options, MyCCSB.com Enhancements and Small Business Tax Credits

May 24, 2022

Covered California for Small Business (CCSB) provided the below updates to agents on their new bonus program, expanded coverage options, updates to MyCCSB.com and their exclusive small business tax credits.

CCSB Announces New Bonus Program from 7/1/22 - 1/1/23

CCSB Announces New Bonus Program from 7/1/22 - 1/1/23

May 17, 2022

Covered California for Small Business announced a new bonus program for effective dates from July 1, 2022 through January 1, 2023.

CCSB Updates Rating Methodology for New Hires

CCSB Updates Rating Methodology for New Hires

May 17, 2022

Covered California for Small Business has updated their rating methodology for new hires. New hires will be rated based on their age at enrollment and not as of group's last anniversary.

CCSB Plan & Rate Updates Effective July 2022

CCSB Plan & Rate Updates Effective July 2022

Mar 24, 2022

Covered California for Small Business announced rate updates for July 1, 2022 effective dates. Rates are available for quoting!

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Delta Dental Insider Update for June 2022

Delta Dental Insider Update for June 2022

Jun 30, 2022

Delta Dental provided news and insights for their brokers.

Delta Dental 2022 Broker Rewards Program

Delta Dental 2022 Broker Rewards Program

Jun 29, 2022

Selling and retaining small groups isn’t easy. That’s why brokers deserve a reward for their hard work and Delta has announced a new small group broker rewards program. Brokers may be eligible for additional compensation for selling to new groups and retaining eligible groups of two to 99 lives.

Delta Dental Insider Update for May 2022

Delta Dental Insider Update for May 2022

May 18, 2022

Delta Dental provided news and insights for their brokers.

Delta Dental Insider Update for April 2022

Delta Dental Insider Update for April 2022

Apr 20, 2022

Delta Dental provided news and insights for their brokers.

Delta Dental Insider Update for March 2022

Delta Dental Insider Update for March 2022

Mar 21, 2022

Delta Dental provided news and insights for their brokers.

Delta Dental Insider Update for February 2022

Delta Dental Insider Update for February 2022

Feb 28, 2022

Delta Dental provided news and updates for Delta Dental brokers.

Delta Dental Insider Update for January 2022

Delta Dental Insider Update for January 2022

Jan 28, 2022

Delta Dental provided news and updates for Delta Dental brokers.

Delta Dental Announces DeltaVision!

Delta Dental Announces DeltaVision!

Nov 24, 2021

Delta Dental announced the launch of their new DeltaVision product effective January 1, 2022. Below are some additional resources to help you hit the ground running with this exciting new offering for 2022!

Delta Dental Plan & Rate Updates Effective January 2022

Delta Dental Plan & Rate Updates Effective January 2022

Oct 08, 2021

Delta Dental announced plan and rate updates for January 1, 2022 effective dates, rates are available for quoting.

Delta Dental Insider Update for September/October 2021

Delta Dental Insider Update for September/October 2021

Sep 28, 2021

Delta Dental provided news and updates for brokers regarding a variety of topics.

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Guardian Provides Update on College Tuition Benefit Program

Guardian Provides Update on College Tuition Benefit Program

Mar 01, 2022

A key element of Guardian's Group Benefits strategy is to enhance and expand their portfolio of products and services to support the well-being of members. As part of this focus, Guardian also continually evaluates their existing products and services, measuring their impact and seeing how well they align with their Purpose and strategy.

Guardian Rate Adjustments Effective 2022

Guardian Rate Adjustments Effective 2022

Sep 17, 2021

Guardian announced rate updates for January 1, 2022 effective dates. Rates are available for quoting!

Guardian Rate Adjustments Effective 2021

Guardian Rate Adjustments Effective 2021

Oct 01, 2020

Guardian announced rate updates for January 1, 2021 effective dates. Rates are available for quoting!

Guardian Pandemic Support Reminder Election Update

Guardian Pandemic Support Reminder Election Update

Sep 17, 2020

As a reminder, Guardian introduced the Guardian Pandemic Support Program* to help your clients with fully-insured Guardian dental and vision plans be able to manage costs by choosing either a premium credit or extended rate guarantee.**

Guardian Pandemic Support Reminder

Guardian Pandemic Support Reminder

Jul 27, 2020

Guardian recently introduced the Guardian Pandemic Support Program* to help your clients manage costs and provide employees with affordable, uninterrupted access to dental care as practices reopen for elective treatments.

Guardian Financial Support and Benefit Enhancements for Dental and Vision Customers

Guardian Financial Support and Benefit Enhancements for Dental and Vision Customers

May 20, 2020

Guardian has heard directly from many of you about how significantly the pandemic has impacted employers and their members’ ability to receive dental care.

Guardian WorkLifeMatters EAP Small Business COVID-19 Action Center Now Available

Guardian WorkLifeMatters EAP Small Business COVID-19 Action Center Now Available

Apr 22, 2020

Currently, 92% of small business owners are reporting a moderate to very high level of stress at this time, yet over 70% are still optimistic about the future. Guardian is committed to providing their small businesses customers with the support they need to help navigate the challenges of this unprecedented time.

Guardian Rate Adjustments Effective 2020

Guardian Rate Adjustments Effective 2020

Nov 18, 2019

Guardian announced rate updates for January 1, 2020 effective dates with some changes to underwriting. Rates are available for quoting!

EaseCentral Partners with Guardian

EaseCentral Partners with Guardian

Mar 01, 2019

EaseCentral, the leading HR and benefits SaaS platform powered by insurance brokers, has announced an integration with insurance provider The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America®, (Guardian).

Guardian Rate Adjustments Effective January 2019

Guardian Rate Adjustments Effective January 2019

Oct 31, 2018

Guardian has announced rate and underwriting adjustments for January 1, 2019 effective dates with no benefit changes. Rates are available for quoting!

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Health Net Provides Network Update

Health Net Provides Network Update

Aug 09, 2022

Health Net's relationship with Tenet Healthcare Corporation is longstanding and valued. Structural contract changes are being negotiated to keep increases in health care costs in check.

Q4 2022 Rate Availability Update

Q4 2022 Rate Availability Update

Aug 01, 2022

All Q4 2022 rates are now available in bpQuote! Click the links below to read more about carrier-specific changes.

Health Net Finalizes 2018 through 2020 Off-Cycle Medical Loss Ratio (MLR) Results

Health Net Finalizes 2018 through 2020 Off-Cycle Medical Loss Ratio (MLR) Results

Jul 28, 2022

As a result of a review of the 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020 MLR Annual Reporting Forms of Health Net of California, Inc., it was determined that Health Net of California, Inc. had to recalculate its MLR for those years and we are providing affected groups with a premium rebate that is due as a result.

Small Group Medical Renewal Release Dates

Small Group Medical Renewal Release Dates

Jul 22, 2022

Anticipated renewal release dates for B&P medical carrier partners are outlined in the table below.

Health Net Plan & Rate Updates Effective October 2022

Health Net Plan & Rate Updates Effective October 2022

Jul 16, 2022

Health Net announced plan and rate updates for October 1, 2022. Rates are available for quoting!

Health Net Covered California Small Business Group Updates

Health Net Covered California Small Business Group Updates

Jul 08, 2022

Health Net Life Insurance Company Small Group PPO plans will no longer be offered in the Covered California for Small Business (CCSB) marketplace beginning on January 1, 2023. Here’s what you need to know.

Health Net Announces Peak Season Incentive Program from September 2022 - January 2023

Health Net Announces Peak Season Incentive Program from September 2022 - January 2023

Jun 28, 2022

Health Net's Peak Season Incentive Program gives you a lot to look forward to for September 2022 through January 2023 new business effective dates.

Health Net's 2022 Elite Partners Program is Kicking Off

Health Net's 2022 Elite Partners Program is Kicking Off

Jun 02, 2022

Health Net is excited to announce the launch of the 2022 Elite Partners Program (EPP) contest! Health Net’s top performers will have the chance to win an exclusive getaway to the Fairmont Orchid Resort on the Big Island of Hawaii on May 17-20, 2023, to meet with Health Net Senior leadership, discuss industry trends and future growth strategies.

Health Net Provides an Update on their Mobile App

Health Net Provides an Update on their Mobile App

May 18, 2022

Health Net announced that the Health Net mobile app will no longer be available for Android users. While the Health Net mobile app is no longer available for Android users, Apple users can still access the mobile app.

Remind Your Health Net Clients to Download the Babylon App

Remind Your Health Net Clients to Download the Babylon App

May 04, 2022

Health Net is asking brokers to help spread the word about Babylon App. The Babylon app offers appointments available at no cost to most members.

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What is CalSavers?

What is CalSavers?

Apr 17, 2020

With upcoming registration deadlines approaching for CalSavers, you are probably hearing a lot about California’s retirement savings program.

California State-Mandated Retirement Plans

California State-Mandated Retirement Plans

Sep 23, 2019

Employers in California with 5 or more employees will be required to offer a qualified retirement savings plan starting as early as 2020, or face financial penalties.

Introducing Human Interest

Introducing Human Interest

May 07, 2019

We are excited to announce that we have partnered with Human Interest as our preferred retirement plan provider!

Kaiser Permanente Broker Briefing: Cancer Care Webinar, Care While Traveling, Account.kp.org Updates, HSA Updates, Worksite Flu Clinics

Kaiser Permanente Broker Briefing: Cancer Care Webinar, Care While Traveling, Account.kp.org Updates, HSA Updates, Worksite Flu Clinics

Aug 11, 2022

Kaiser Permanente's broker briefing provides important updates for individual, small group, and large group clients.

Q4 2022 Rate Availability Update

Q4 2022 Rate Availability Update

Aug 01, 2022

All Q4 2022 rates are now available in bpQuote! Click the links below to read more about carrier-specific changes.

Small Group Medical Renewal Release Dates

Small Group Medical Renewal Release Dates

Jul 22, 2022

Anticipated renewal release dates for B&P medical carrier partners are outlined in the table below.

Kaiser Permanente Machine-Readable Files Page On kp.org is Live

Kaiser Permanente Machine-Readable Files Page On kp.org is Live

Jul 06, 2022

The links on Transparency In Pricing Machine-Readable Files | Kaiser Permanente are to machine-readable files (MRFs) that comply with the federal Transparency in Coverage rule. The files will be made public for plan years that begin on or after January 1, 2022 and will be refreshed monthly.

Kaiser Permanente Broker Briefing: Member Transition Hub, Complete Suite Portfolio, Fighting Cancer Virtual, and Renewal Date Change Updates

Kaiser Permanente Broker Briefing: Member Transition Hub, Complete Suite Portfolio, Fighting Cancer Virtual, and Renewal Date Change Updates

Jun 02, 2022

Kaiser Permanente's broker briefing provides important updates for individual, small group, and large group clients.

Kaiser Permanente: Self-tests Stop the Spread of COVID-19

Kaiser Permanente: Self-tests Stop the Spread of COVID-19

May 10, 2022

As COVID-19 cases increase throughout communities, getting vaccinated and staying up to date with booster shots is the best way for everyone to stay protected. COVID-19 home antigen tests are another important tool for slowing the spread of the virus. These tests are an easy, no-cost way to get quick results — usually within 30 minutes.

Kaiser Permanente: New Ways for Members to get COVID-19 Self-tests

Kaiser Permanente: New Ways for Members to get COVID-19 Self-tests

Mar 07, 2022

While self-tests are in short supply, here are some ways Kaiser Permanente members may be able to get COVID-19 home antigen tests at no cost.

How Kaiser Permanente Members Get Reimbursed for COVID-19 Self-tests

How Kaiser Permanente Members Get Reimbursed for COVID-19 Self-tests

Jan 31, 2022

Kaiser Permanente recently provided information on how members can get reimbursed for rapid antigen home tests.

Kaiser Permanente to Cover Cost of COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Home Tests

Kaiser Permanente to Cover Cost of COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Home Tests

Jan 18, 2022

Kaiser Permanente provided information on COVID-19 home tests following guidance from the Biden administration.

Kaiser Plan & Rate Updates Effective January 2022

Kaiser Plan & Rate Updates Effective January 2022

Oct 06, 2021

Kaiser announced plan and rate updates for January 1, 2022 effective dates. Rates are available for quoting!

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MetLife's August 2022 Bulletin

MetLife's August 2022 Bulletin

Aug 11, 2022

MetLife's most recent monthly bulletin focuses on rounding out your customers' healthcare coverage with vision insurance and interest in disability insurance.

MetLife: 20th Annual Employee Benefit Trends Study

MetLife: 20th Annual Employee Benefit Trends Study

Apr 12, 2022

As workplace dynamics continue to evolve, it’s important to understand the shifting landscapes. With two decades of research backed by 150+ years of expertise, MetLife’s 20th Annual U.S. Employee Benefit Trends Study delivers actionable insights to help you create more informed benefit recommendations.

MetLife's January 2022 Bulletin

MetLife's January 2022 Bulletin

Jan 28, 2022

MetLife's most recent monthly bulletin focuses on providing additional resources to boost you and your client's health and financial wellness.

MetLife: 19th Annual Employee Benefit Trends Study

MetLife: 19th Annual Employee Benefit Trends Study

Sep 28, 2021

For globally-mobile employees, it has been an exceptionally stressful year, compared to their domestic peers. However, globally-mobile employees are more engaged with their benefits and report higher satisfaction.

How to Deliver Dental Solutions that Stand Out for Small Business

How to Deliver Dental Solutions that Stand Out for Small Business

Jul 26, 2021

Dental benefits are a highly visible part of an employer’s benefits program. Seven in ten employees consider their dental coverage to be a must-have benefit.¹ And with each visit to the dentist, they’re evaluating the value of the plan, the savings, and the provider network.

MetLife: Driving Resiliency Among the Critical Healthcare Workforce

MetLife: Driving Resiliency Among the Critical Healthcare Workforce

Jul 15, 2021

Over the last year and a half, healthcare workers have faced an immense amount of pressure. Now, even as these employees recover, they continue to navigate pandemic-related concerns in all aspects of their lives – and they need employer support now more than ever.

MetLife Life, Disability & EAP: Solutions to Meet Evolving Benefits Needs

MetLife Life, Disability & EAP: Solutions to Meet Evolving Benefits Needs

Jul 07, 2021

Employee benefits programs are set to play a pivotal role as employees take a fresh look at the protection and financial security their benefits options can provide. 62 percent of employees think benefits are more important because of the COVID-19 pandemic. And 78 percent want benefits that work together to protect their physical, financial, mental, and social well-being.

MetLife: The Pandemic has Changed the Workforce Forever

MetLife: The Pandemic has Changed the Workforce Forever

Apr 12, 2021

Over the last year, the world and the workforce have changed in unprecedented ways. Now, MetLife is sharing the workforce trends that are impacting brokers, their clients and other employers.

MetLife: 4 Reasons Pet Insurance Makes Sense for Employees

MetLife: 4 Reasons Pet Insurance Makes Sense for Employees

Mar 21, 2021

For many people, pets are more than a furry distraction—they’re important members of the family. And keeping them healthy and happy is a top priority for maintaining the pet’s quality of life. But even one unexpected trip to the vet can wreak havoc on an employee’s personal finances.

MetLife: Small Business Employees Deserve a Range of Benefits Choices

MetLife: Small Business Employees Deserve a Range of Benefits Choices

Feb 02, 2021

2020 was a roller coaster of challenges for small business owners. Navigating the impact of the pandemic meant most had to pivot and, in many cases, make hard choices to survive and succeed. Through all the ups and downs, small business employees were right there with their employers. The close-knit employer-to-employee relationships are the foundation of American small businesses. According to MetLife’s 18th annual U.S. Employee Benefit Trends Study research in 2020, seven in ten small business employers believe they have a responsibility for their employees’ well-being.¹ And, despite budget concerns, they’re looking for options to enhance their benefits programs.

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Principal Provides ARPA COBRA Subsidy Guidance to Groups

Principal Provides ARPA COBRA Subsidy Guidance to Groups

May 03, 2021

Principal sent an email to brokers and groups last week regarding the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021's (ARPA) COBRA subsidy, including versions for states that offer state continuation benefits. These letters went to Principal clients with dental and/or vision insurance with Principal.

Principal Available Down to 2 Lives Effective 5/1/21!

Principal Available Down to 2 Lives Effective 5/1/21!

Apr 13, 2021

Principal has exciting news to share. Beginning with May 1, 2021 effective dates, Principal will be able to quote down to 2 lives! Their updated guidelines are:

Principal Updates & Reminders for New & Renewing Groups

Principal Updates & Reminders for New & Renewing Groups

Jul 06, 2020

Principal shared some important updates and reminders that will benefit both new and current Principal business.

Principal Dental Premium Credit & Personal Protective Equipment Payment

Principal Dental Premium Credit & Personal Protective Equipment Payment

May 06, 2020

COVID-19 is impacting everyone’s lives – including trips to the dentist. Most dental offices have been temporarily closed for non-emergency services. And Principal understands employers and their employees have had limited use of their dental benefits.

Principal Offering 2020 Bonuses for Production & Persistency

Principal Offering 2020 Bonuses for Production & Persistency

Feb 26, 2020

Increase your earning potential by working with Principal. Place new business and retain business with Principal, and you may be eligible for their group benefit bonus programs.

Principal's 2020 Open Enrollment Enhancements

Principal's 2020 Open Enrollment Enhancements

Nov 18, 2019

Principal has made some enhancements to their open enrollment guidelines effective 2020.

Principal: Free EAP Services for Those Impacted by Fires

Principal: Free EAP Services for Those Impacted by Fires

Nov 04, 2019

Principal's EAP vendor, Magellan, is offering free services to anyone who needs some support due to the wildfires in California.

New Principal Promotions Through January 1, 2020

New Principal Promotions Through January 1, 2020

Aug 16, 2019

Principal is giving you even more reasons to sell dental only or bundled coverages! Promotion is available for groups through January 1, 2020.

Increase Revenue with Broker Bonuses!

Increase Revenue with Broker Bonuses!

Feb 19, 2019

CaliforniaChoice, Covered CA for Small Business, Principal, and UnitedHealthcare all have 2019 bonus programs for specific effective dates. Click on the hyperlinks below each carrier to see the full details and program rules.

Principal 2019 Production & Persistency Bonus Programs!

Principal 2019 Production & Persistency Bonus Programs!

Feb 04, 2019

Increase your earning potential by working with Principal. Place new business and retain business with Principal, and you may be eligible for their group benefit bonus programs.

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UHC Specialty Updates: Dental Rate Cap Extended, Bundling Program, Q4 + 1 Specialty Playbook

UHC Specialty Updates: Dental Rate Cap Extended, Bundling Program, Q4 + 1 Specialty Playbook

Aug 10, 2022

UHC provided important updates regarding their Dental Rate Cap Extension, Bundling Discounts, and Q4 + 1 Specialty Playbook.

Q4 2022 Rate Availability Update

Q4 2022 Rate Availability Update

Aug 01, 2022

All Q4 2022 rates are now available in bpQuote! Click the links below to read more about carrier-specific changes.

UHC Specialty Updates: Financial Protection Post-Sale Document, Bundling Program, STD & LTD Participation/Contribution

UHC Specialty Updates: Financial Protection Post-Sale Document, Bundling Program, STD & LTD Participation/Contribution

Jul 28, 2022

UHC provided important information on their Financial Protection Post-Sale Document, Bundling Discounts, and STD & LTD participation and contribution requirements.

Small Group Medical Renewal Release Dates

Small Group Medical Renewal Release Dates

Jul 22, 2022

Anticipated renewal release dates for B&P medical carrier partners are outlined in the table below.

UHC Underwriting Updates Effective August 1, 2022

UHC Underwriting Updates Effective August 1, 2022

Jul 19, 2022

UnitedHealthcare is revising some of their underwriting guidelines to make it even easier to sell UHC than ever before.

UHC Statement on Supreme Court Decision of Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization

UHC Statement on Supreme Court Decision of Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization

Jul 07, 2022

UnitedHealthcare is aware of the Supreme Court’s decision on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization and will continue to monitor further developments on a state-by-state basis. They have provided Traveling and Lodging FAQs for clients.

UHC Plan & Rate Updates Effective October 2022

UHC Plan & Rate Updates Effective October 2022

Jul 01, 2022

UHC announced plan and rate updates for October 1, 2022 effective dates. Rates are available for quoting!

UHC Specialty Updates: Voluntary Dental & Vision, STD & LTD Participation/Contribution, Life Conversion

UHC Specialty Updates: Voluntary Dental & Vision, STD & LTD Participation/Contribution, Life Conversion

Jun 17, 2022

UHC provided important updates on their Voluntary Dental & Vision participation, STD & LTD participation and contribution requirements, and conversion for Basic Life and Supplement Life policies.

UHC Specialty Updates: Waiving Dental Waiting Period & Vision Network

UHC Specialty Updates: Waiving Dental Waiting Period & Vision Network

May 31, 2022

UHC provided important updates on waiving the dental waiting period and their large vision network.

UHC Specialty Updates: Bundling Program, Beneficiary Companion, & LTD Member Assistance Program

UHC Specialty Updates: Bundling Program, Beneficiary Companion, & LTD Member Assistance Program

May 23, 2022

UHC provided important updates on their small group bundling program, beneficiary companion, and LTD Member Assistance Program.

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VSP Plan & Rate Updates Effective January 2023

VSP Plan & Rate Updates Effective January 2023

Aug 09, 2022

VSP announced a 2023 rate pass, with no changes to plan benefits or underwriting. Rates are available for quoting!

VSP: Plan & Rate Updates Effective January 2022

VSP: Plan & Rate Updates Effective January 2022

Jul 29, 2021

VSP has announced a Rate Pass through December 31st, 2022, with no changes to plan benefits or underwriting. Rates are available for quoting!

VSP Provides ARPA COBRA Premium Subsidy Update

VSP Provides ARPA COBRA Premium Subsidy Update

Jun 14, 2021

At VSP the wellbeing of their clients, members, partners, and VSP network doctors is at the heart of everything they do. They are available to help members access the vision care they need, when they need it most. As you’ve likely already heard, the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP) provides temporary premium assistance for continuation of coverage for qualified individuals who lost their coverage due to COVID-19 through tax credits for employers and insurance carriers, as appropriate. The premium assistance will be available from April 1, 2021 – September 30, 2021.

VSP: Plan & Rate Updates Effective January 2021

VSP: Plan & Rate Updates Effective January 2021

Oct 01, 2020

VSP has announced a Rate Pass through December 31st, 2021, with no changes to plan benefits or underwriting. Rates are available for quoting!

VSP Offering Rate Pass for 8/1/20 through 3/1/21 Renewals

VSP Offering Rate Pass for 8/1/20 through 3/1/21 Renewals

May 07, 2020

VSP Vision Care is committed to doing all they can to help you and your clients navigate through the uncertainty, as we move toward recovery.

VSP Reaches Agreement to Acquire Visionworks

VSP Reaches Agreement to Acquire Visionworks

Sep 18, 2019

After an 11-year partnership, VSP has reached an agreement to acquire Visionworks, a full-service optical retailer.

VSP: Plan & Rate Updates Effective January 2020

VSP: Plan & Rate Updates Effective January 2020

Sep 17, 2019

VSP has announced a Rate Pass through December 31st, 2020, with no changes to plan benefits or underwriting. Rates are available for quoting!

VSP: Plan & Rate Updates Effective January 2019

VSP: Plan & Rate Updates Effective January 2019

Oct 09, 2018

VSP has announced a Rate Pass through December 31, 2019, with no changes to plan benefits or underwriting.

VSP: $5,000 Sweepstakes

VSP: $5,000 Sweepstakes

Oct 03, 2018

When your employees create an account on vsp.com, they'll get the most out of their VSP benefit and be eligible to win a $5,000 shopping spree.

VSP: Extra $40 To Spend on Select Frames

VSP: Extra $40 To Spend on Select Frames

Sep 14, 2018

Now through January 31, eligible VSP® Vision Care members get an extra $40 to spend on bebe, Cole Haan, Flexon®, and Salvatore Ferragamo frames.

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