News & Updates

Humana's 2024 Producer Partnership Plan Is Now Available

Humana's 2024 Producer Partnership Plan Is Now Available

Dec 07, 2023

Humana's Producer Partnership Plan for 2024 is now available and provides information on commissions and bonuses for their various lines of coverage.

Post Approval Reminders

Post Approval Reminders

Dec 05, 2023

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.

Vital Medication Program Offers Insulin & Emergency Use Drugs at $0 Cost share

Vital Medication Program Offers Insulin & Emergency Use Drugs at $0 Cost share

Dec 05, 2023

UHC's Vital Medication program offers certain drugs at a $0 cost share without the member having to satisfy their deductible.

Kaiser Permanente Now Offering Standalone EAP

Kaiser Permanente Now Offering Standalone EAP

Dec 05, 2023

Kaiser Permanente is now offering a standalone EAP through TELUS Health that is designed to help your clients’ employees feel supported, guided, connected, and rewarded — so they’re encouraged to perform at their best.

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.

Anthem & Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital Renew Agreement

Anthem & Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital Renew Agreement

Nov 28, 2023

Anthem is pleased to announce that they have renewed their agreement retro-effective to August 1, 2023, with Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital.

New California Law Offers Fresh Protection From Steep Ambulance Bills

New California Law Offers Fresh Protection From Steep Ambulance Bills

Nov 22, 2023

Commercial Small and Large Group Evidence of Coverage (EOC) booklets, for plans effective January 1, 2024 and later, will contain the updates as shown in the Notice of Changes links below. This Notice reflects Health Net of California (Health Net) compliance with new laws and regulatory requirements. It also addresses Health Net administrative changes.

Health Net Provides Notice of Changes to Coverage Terms for 2024

Health Net Provides Notice of Changes to Coverage Terms for 2024

Nov 21, 2023

Commercial Small and Large Group Evidence of Coverage (EOC) booklets, for plans effective January 1, 2024 and later, will contain the updates as shown in the Notice of Changes links below. This Notice reflects Health Net of California (Health Net) compliance with new laws and regulatory requirements. It also addresses Health Net administrative changes.

Cigna + Oscar Improves Provider Eligibility Verification

Cigna + Oscar Improves Provider Eligibility Verification

Nov 13, 2023

Cigna + Oscar is committed to creating the best member experience possible and they are improving eligibility verification for a better member experience.

IRS Announces 2024 FSA, Transit & Parking Limits

IRS Announces 2024 FSA, Transit & Parking Limits

Nov 13, 2023

The IRS has announced the 2024 FSA, Transit and Parking limits increases.

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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!

Update from B&P Regarding COVID-19

Update from B&P Regarding COVID-19

Mar 17, 2020

Like all of the country, Beere&Purves continues to monitor the spread of COVID-19 and the impact around us. We take the health of our employees, broker partners and groups seriously.

Planning for a Possible PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) Event at B&P

Planning for a Possible PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) Event at B&P

Oct 08, 2019

As you may know, PG&E is planning a PSPS in the Bay Area and Beere&Purves could be affected. This is our service contingency plan if we lose power.

Introducing Kaiser Permanente!

Introducing Kaiser Permanente!

Oct 01, 2019

We are pleased to announce that Beere&Purves has signed a small group General Agency contract with Kaiser Permanente. You can sell Kaiser Permanente business through Beere&Purves beginning with a December 1, 2019 effective date.

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!

Webinar Series: Workers' Compensation Boot Camp

Webinar Series: Workers' Compensation Boot Camp

Apr 01, 2019

Join B&P's Workers' Compensation Specialist, Patrick Kim, for his Workers' Compensation Boot Camp Webinar Series. Through these four sessions, you'll learn everything you need to know to operate successfully in the workers' compensation market.

bpQuote Maintenance from 3 AM - 8 AM PST on Saturday, 8/12

bpQuote Maintenance from 3 AM - 8 AM PST on Saturday, 8/12

Aug 10, 2023

HealthConnect will be performing maintenance on the quote engine from 3 AM to 8 AM PST on Saturday, August 12th. bpQuote may have intermittent outages during this time.

bpQuote Maintenance from 3 AM - 9 AM PDT on Saturday, 5/27

bpQuote Maintenance from 3 AM - 9 AM PDT on Saturday, 5/27

May 24, 2023

HealthConnect will be performing maintenance on the quote engine from 3 AM to 9 AM PDT on Saturday, May 27th. bpQuote may have intermittent outages during this time.

Q3 2023 Rate Availability Update

Q3 2023 Rate Availability Update

May 09, 2023

All Q3 2023 rates are now available in bpQuote! Click the links below to read more about carrier-specific changes.

bpQuote Maintenance from 3 AM - 8 AM PST on Saturday, 2/11

bpQuote Maintenance from 3 AM - 8 AM PST on Saturday, 2/11

Feb 08, 2023

HealthConnect will be performing maintenance on the quote engine from 3 AM to 8 AM PST on Saturday, February 11th. bpQuote may have intermittent outages during this time.

Q2 2023 Rate Availability Update

Q2 2023 Rate Availability Update

Feb 08, 2023

All Q2 2023 rates are now available in bpQuote! Click the links below to read more about carrier-specific changes.

bpQuote Rolls Out 4 New Enhancements

bpQuote Rolls Out 4 New Enhancements

Feb 07, 2023

bpQuote has rolled out four new enhancements to the quote engine. These enhancements will make it easier to filter, sort, and export information.

bpQuote Maintenance from 3 AM - 8 AM PST on Saturday, 11/12

bpQuote Maintenance from 3 AM - 8 AM PST on Saturday, 11/12

Nov 09, 2022

HealthConnect will be performing maintenance on the quote engine from 3 AM to 8 AM PST on Saturday, November 12th. bpQuote may have intermittent outages during this time.

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.

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New California Law Offers Fresh Protection From Steep Ambulance Bills

New California Law Offers Fresh Protection From Steep Ambulance Bills

Nov 22, 2023

Commercial Small and Large Group Evidence of Coverage (EOC) booklets, for plans effective January 1, 2024 and later, will contain the updates as shown in the Notice of Changes links below. This Notice reflects Health Net of California (Health Net) compliance with new laws and regulatory requirements. It also addresses Health Net administrative changes.

IRS Announces 2024 FSA, Transit & Parking Limits

IRS Announces 2024 FSA, Transit & Parking Limits

Nov 13, 2023

The IRS has announced the 2024 FSA, Transit and Parking limits increases.

Reminder: Creditable Coverage Disclosure Deadline is 10/14

Reminder: Creditable Coverage Disclosure Deadline is 10/14

Sep 18, 2023

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.

2024 Annual HSA Limits Announced

2024 Annual HSA Limits Announced

May 18, 2023

The IRS has released the 2024 annual HSA contribution limits as well as the HDHP deductible and out-of-pocket expense limits. The tables below show the 2023 and 2024 amounts with the year-over-year changes.

Employee Navigator Announces Acquisition of Ease

Employee Navigator Announces Acquisition of Ease

Apr 11, 2023

Ease is excited to announce that they have been acquired by Employee Navigator. You can read the full press release here for additional details and to learn more about the acquisition.

Commissioner Lara and Legislators Push to Further Enhance California’s Preventive Health Care Protections Following Texas Court Ruling

Commissioner Lara and Legislators Push to Further Enhance California’s Preventive Health Care Protections Following Texas Court Ruling

Mar 31, 2023

The following information was sent from California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara regarding the federal trial court ruling in Braidwood Management Inc. v. Becerra which ruled that employers can't be required to cover specified preventive services under the ACA.

New Required Ethics One-Hour Study on Insurance Fraud

New Required Ethics One-Hour Study on Insurance Fraud

Mar 13, 2023

The following information was sent from California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara regarding a new requirement for a one hour of study on insurance fraud as part of the prelicensing education for new applicants and continuing education requirements for licensed agents and brokers. Please review the entire message to ensure you satisfy the new education requirements in effect as of March 1, 2023.

Ease’s 2023 SMB Benefits & Employee Insights Report

Ease’s 2023 SMB Benefits & Employee Insights Report

Mar 06, 2023

Pulled from a year’s worth of benefits decisions in Ease — featuring trends from the past three years — the 2023 SMB Benefits and Employee Insights Report helps brokers and agencies benchmark.

Biden Administration Ending COVID-19 National Emergency and Public Health Emergency Effective May 11, 2023

Biden Administration Ending COVID-19 National Emergency and Public Health Emergency Effective May 11, 2023

Feb 07, 2023

The Biden Administration announced on January 30, 2023, that it will end the COVID-19 national emergency and public health emergency (PHE) on May 11, 2023. These emergencies were set to expire on March 1 and April 11 respectively, but they will now extend to May 11 to allow a wind-down period as they had previously committed to.

CAA Sec. 204 Prescription Drug Data Collection (RxDC)

CAA Sec. 204 Prescription Drug Data Collection (RxDC)

Dec 30, 2022

Section 204 of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (CAA) requires insurance companies and employer-based health plans to submit information about prescription drugs to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

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Anthem & Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital Renew Agreement

Anthem & Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital Renew Agreement

Nov 28, 2023

Anthem is pleased to announce that they have renewed their agreement retro-effective to August 1, 2023, with Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital.

Hoag Joins Health Net’s Full Network HMO and Full Network PPO Networks, Effective November 1, 2023

Hoag Joins Health Net’s Full Network HMO and Full Network PPO Networks, Effective November 1, 2023

Nov 08, 2023

Effective November 1, 2023, Hoag will be added to Health Net’s Full Network HMO and Full Network PPO networks for small and large employer groups.

Anthem & Community Medical Centers (Community Health System) Renew Agreement

Anthem & Community Medical Centers (Community Health System) Renew Agreement

Jul 18, 2023

Anthem is pleased to announce that they have renewed their agreement retro-effective January 1, 2023, with these four Community Medical Centers entities.

Aetna & UC Health System Reach Agreement

Aetna & UC Health System Reach Agreement

May 01, 2023

Aetna and UC Health System reached an agreement on April 13, 2023, for all products (HMO/OAMC/PPO/EPO) and for all segments (small group, mid-market, etc.).

Anthem & Children's Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) Renew Agreement

Anthem & Children's Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) Renew Agreement

Mar 28, 2023

Anthem is pleased to announce that they have renewed their agreement retro-effective February 1, 2023, with these three Children's Hospital of Orange (CHOC) entities.

Health Net and Prime Care Medical Group of Chino Valley Contract Update

Health Net and Prime Care Medical Group of Chino Valley Contract Update

Mar 20, 2023

Health Net provided an update that the PrimeCare Medical Group of Chino Valley (PPG # 741/1252) contract termination has now been delayed to June 1, 2023.

Health Net Renews with Riverside Medical Clinic

Health Net Renews with Riverside Medical Clinic

Mar 20, 2023

Great news! Health Net of California, Inc. (Health Net) has reached an agreement with Riverside Medical Clinic (PPG # 2946) to continue to be contracted with Health Net for all products that participate with Riverside Medical Clinic. Health Net has reached a two-year agreement with Riverside Medical Clinic though April 2025.

Anthem & Prime Healthcare System (PHC) Desert Valley Hospital Reach Agreement

Anthem & Prime Healthcare System (PHC) Desert Valley Hospital Reach Agreement

Mar 20, 2023

Anthem is pleased to announce that they have reached an agreement effective March 1, 2023, with Desert Valley Hospital located in San Bernardino County.

Health Net and Prime Care Medical Group of Chino Valley Contract Update

Health Net and Prime Care Medical Group of Chino Valley Contract Update

Feb 28, 2023

Effective May 1, 2023, Prime Care Medical Group of Chino Valley PPG will no longer be a part of the following Health Net networks across their Commercial lines of business:

UnitedHealthcare Renews Network Relationship with Community Medical Centers

UnitedHealthcare Renews Network Relationship with Community Medical Centers

Jan 24, 2023

UnitedHealthcare and Community Medical Centers (CMC) have reached a multi-year agreement that ensures UnitedHealthcare’s members enrolled in employer-sponsored and individual commercial plans, as well as Medicare Advantage and Group Retiree plans, have access to the following CMC hospitals and facilities in the Fresno region...

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Are You Quoting Level Funding?

Are You Quoting Level Funding?

Nov 06, 2023

Level funding may be a great option to consider as it provides the best of fully insured and self-insured coverages in a simple product.

Aetna Plan & Rate Updates Effective January 2024

Aetna Plan & Rate Updates Effective January 2024

Oct 03, 2023

Aetna announced ​plan and rate updates for January 1, 2024 effective dates. Rates are available for quoting!

Aetna Provides Update on 2022 MLR Rebates

Aetna Provides Update on 2022 MLR Rebates

Aug 21, 2023

California small groups will not receive MLR rebates as Aetna met or exceeded MLR thresholds for their California pools.

Aetna: Small Group Gag Clause Prohibition Compliance Attestation

Aetna: Small Group Gag Clause Prohibition Compliance Attestation

Aug 08, 2023

Aetna will submit the Gag Clause Prohibition Compliance Attestation on behalf of all fully-insured and small group AFA plan sponsors.

Aetna Offers Care Within Reach

Aetna Offers Care Within Reach

Aug 01, 2023

When your employees visit nearby MinuteClinic locations, they can get the same quality care that they would at an urgent care center or hospital for a variety of services. This includes vaccinations, physical screenings, care for chronic conditions and more.

Q4 2023 Small Group Medical Renewal Release Dates

Q4 2023 Small Group Medical Renewal Release Dates

Jul 24, 2023

Anticipated Q4 2023 renewal release dates for B&P medical carrier partners are outlined in the table below.

Aetna Plan & Rate Updates Effective October 2023

Aetna Plan & Rate Updates Effective October 2023

Jul 05, 2023

Aetna announced ​plan and rate updates for October 1, 2023 effective dates. Rates are available for quoting!

Formulary Changes for Aetna California Small Group Plans Effective July 1, 2023

Formulary Changes for Aetna California Small Group Plans Effective July 1, 2023

Jun 26, 2023

Effective July 1, 2023, Aetna will be separating their Aetna Health Exchange Plan, Small Group California formulary into two separate formularies – California HMO and California OAMC/PPO.

Behavioral Health Support Your Employees Can Count On

Behavioral Health Support Your Employees Can Count On

May 22, 2023

When employees get the support they need, they can be more productive. Higher performing employees can improve your bottom line.

Wondering How to Keep Health Care Costs in Check?

Wondering How to Keep Health Care Costs in Check?

May 12, 2023

Enjoy the perks of an Aetna Funding Advantage plan. Aetna's level-funded plans give you the cost control and choices your clients' need, and potential savings to put back into their businesses.

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Anthem & Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital Renew Agreement

Anthem & Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital Renew Agreement

Nov 28, 2023

Anthem is pleased to announce that they have renewed their agreement retro-effective to August 1, 2023, with Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital.

Live Agent Chat in the Broker Plus App

Live Agent Chat in the Broker Plus App

Nov 06, 2023

You can now get answers on the go from a live agent through the Broker Plus app. Producer Assistant chat in Broker Plus now has live agents available to help you from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. local time, Monday through Friday. Just click the chat icon to be connected to Producer Assistant and select Chat with a Live Agent.

Are You Quoting Level Funding?

Are You Quoting Level Funding?

Nov 06, 2023

Level funding may be a great option to consider as it provides the best of fully insured and self-insured coverages in a simple product.

PayForward Discontinuing Their Loyalty Rewards Program

PayForward Discontinuing Their Loyalty Rewards Program

Oct 12, 2023

PayForward is discontinuing the Loyalty Rewards Program and will no longer be part of Anthem's added value opportunity for members. See Anthem's FAQs for more information.

Anthem: 2022 MLR Rebates Will Mail in September

Anthem: 2022 MLR Rebates Will Mail in September

Sep 14, 2023

Anthem groups and Individual members in 12 states will receive 2022 medical loss ratio (MLR) rebates this year. Anthem mailed the rebates to groups on 9/8/23.

Anthem Plan & Rate Updates Effective January 2024

Anthem Plan & Rate Updates Effective January 2024

Sep 07, 2023

Anthem announced rate and plan updates for January 1, 2024 effective dates. Rates are available for quoting!

Q4 2023 Small Group Medical Renewal Release Dates

Q4 2023 Small Group Medical Renewal Release Dates

Jul 24, 2023

Anticipated Q4 2023 renewal release dates for B&P medical carrier partners are outlined in the table below.

Anthem & Community Medical Centers (Community Health System) Renew Agreement

Anthem & Community Medical Centers (Community Health System) Renew Agreement

Jul 18, 2023

Anthem is pleased to announce that they have renewed their agreement retro-effective January 1, 2023, with these four Community Medical Centers entities.

Anthem Plan & Rate Updates Effective October 2023

Anthem Plan & Rate Updates Effective October 2023

Jul 12, 2023

Anthem announced rate and plan updates for October 1, 2023 effective dates. Rates are available for quoting!

Anthem Is Changing Their Life and Disability Administration Platform In Preparation For The Standard's Acquisition

Anthem Is Changing Their Life and Disability Administration Platform In Preparation For The Standard's Acquisition

Jun 27, 2023

To prepare for The Standard's acquisition of Anthem's Life & Disability business, Anthem will be migrating Life & Disability groups to a single enrollment and billing system called Compassi. The migration dates will vary based on renewal dates.

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New Kids Plus Dental Program Controls Costs

New Kids Plus Dental Program Controls Costs

Nov 13, 2023

Anthem Blue Cross is pleased to introduce a brand-new dental buy-up plan for your large and national groups. Kids Plus (PDF) is an optional dental program that enhances benefits for children up to age 13. It covers diagnostic, preventive, basic, and major services when visiting a participating provider.

Blue View Vison Plus Is Now Available for Large Group and National Quoting

Blue View Vison Plus Is Now Available for Large Group and National Quoting

Nov 08, 2023

Anthem Blue Cross Large Group is introducing Blue View Vision PLUS – a new vision benefit buy-up option for better member health and increased savings.

Live Agent Chat in the Broker Plus App

Live Agent Chat in the Broker Plus App

Nov 06, 2023

You can now get answers on the go from a live agent through the Broker Plus app. Producer Assistant chat in Broker Plus now has live agents available to help you from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. local time, Monday through Friday. Just click the chat icon to be connected to Producer Assistant and select Chat with a Live Agent.

Anthem: 2022 MLR Rebates Will Mail in September

Anthem: 2022 MLR Rebates Will Mail in September

Sep 14, 2023

Anthem groups and Individual members in 12 states will receive 2022 medical loss ratio (MLR) rebates this year. Anthem mailed the rebates to groups on 9/8/23.

Anthem: CAA Gag Clause Compliance Requirements

Anthem: CAA Gag Clause Compliance Requirements

Jun 27, 2023

Anthem is emailing your clients to explain how they can make sure the attestation is submitted and to provide the following confirmation of compliance for business and information that they administer and maintain.

Anthem Provides Update on 2021 MLR Rebates

Anthem Provides Update on 2021 MLR Rebates

Sep 15, 2022

Anthem groups and Individual members in 9 states will receive 2021 medical loss ratio (MLR) rebates this year. Anthem mailed the rebates during the week of 9/5/22.

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.

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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.

bpQuote Adds Spanish Worksheets & New Sort Option

bpQuote Adds Spanish Worksheets & New Sort Option

Oct 23, 2023

bpQuote has rolled out two new enhancements to the quote engine. You can now get Spanish versions of the Employee Worksheet ACA report and New Hire Worksheet report. bpQuote also added a new sort option on the proposal options page to let you sort by Plan Type and then by Network Size.

CaliforniaChoice Plan & Rate Updates Effective January 2024

CaliforniaChoice Plan & Rate Updates Effective January 2024

Oct 13, 2023

CaliforniaChoice announced plan and rate updates for January 1, 2024 effective dates. Rates are available for quoting!

Q4 2023 Small Group Medical Renewal Release Dates

Q4 2023 Small Group Medical Renewal Release Dates

Jul 24, 2023

Anticipated Q4 2023 renewal release dates for B&P medical carrier partners are outlined in the table below.

CaliforniaChoice Plan & Rate Updates Effective October 2023

CaliforniaChoice Plan & Rate Updates Effective October 2023

Jul 12, 2023

CaliforniaChoice announced plan and rate updates for October 1, 2023 effective dates. Rates are available for quoting!

Q3 2023 Rate Availability Update

Q3 2023 Rate Availability Update

May 09, 2023

All Q3 2023 rates are now available in bpQuote! Click the links below to read more about carrier-specific changes.

CaliforniaChoice Plan & Rate Updates Effective July 2023

CaliforniaChoice Plan & Rate Updates Effective July 2023

May 09, 2023

CaliforniaChoice announced plan and rate updates for July 1, 2023 effective dates. Rates are available for quoting!

Q2 2023 Rate Availability Update

Q2 2023 Rate Availability Update

Feb 08, 2023

All Q2 2023 rates are now available in bpQuote! Click the links below to read more about carrier-specific changes.

CaliforniaChoice Plan & Rate Updates Effective April 2023

CaliforniaChoice Plan & Rate Updates Effective April 2023

Jan 17, 2023

CaliforniaChoice announced plan and rate updates for April 1, 2023 effective dates. Rates are available for quoting!

CaliforniaChoice Introduces New Member Marketplace

CaliforniaChoice Introduces New Member Marketplace

Nov 17, 2022

CaliforniaChoice is launching their new CaliforniaChoice Member Marketplace, a selection of supplemental products available to all CalChoice subscribers at calchoice.com.

Kaiser Permanente: 24/7 Care Across the U.S. & Small Group Support

Kaiser Permanente: 24/7 Care Across the U.S. & Small Group Support

Oct 31, 2022

Kaiser Permanente's most recent Broker Briefing provided important updates for Kaiser Permanente Small Business groups.

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ChoiceBuilder Plan & Rate Updates Effective January 2024

ChoiceBuilder Plan & Rate Updates Effective January 2024

Oct 12, 2023

ChoiceBuilder announced plan and rate updates for January 1, 2024 effective dates. All rates are available for quoting!

ChoiceBuilder Plan & Rate Updates Effective July 2023

ChoiceBuilder Plan & Rate Updates Effective July 2023

May 09, 2023

ChoiceBuilder announced plan and rate updates for July 1, 2023 effective dates. All rates are available for quoting!

ChoiceBuilder Plan & Rate Updates Effective April 2023

ChoiceBuilder Plan & Rate Updates Effective April 2023

Jan 09, 2023

ChoiceBuilder announced plan and rate updates for April 1, 2023 effective dates. All rates are available for quoting!

ChoiceBuilder Plan & Rate Updates Effective January 2023

ChoiceBuilder Plan & Rate Updates Effective January 2023

Oct 11, 2022

ChoiceBuilder announced plan and rate updates for January 1, 2023 effective dates. All rates are available for quoting!

ChoiceBuilder Plan & Rate Updates Effective December 2022

ChoiceBuilder Plan & Rate Updates Effective December 2022

Sep 15, 2022

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

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!

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Cigna + Oscar Improves Provider Eligibility Verification

Cigna + Oscar Improves Provider Eligibility Verification

Nov 13, 2023

Cigna + Oscar is committed to creating the best member experience possible and they are improving eligibility verification for a better member experience.

Cigna + Oscar Plan & Rate Updates Effective January 2024

Cigna + Oscar Plan & Rate Updates Effective January 2024

Oct 04, 2023

Cigna + Oscar announced plan and rate updates for January 1, 2024 effective dates. Rates are available for quoting!

Q4 2023 Small Group Medical Renewal Release Dates

Q4 2023 Small Group Medical Renewal Release Dates

Jul 24, 2023

Anticipated Q4 2023 renewal release dates for B&P medical carrier partners are outlined in the table below.

Cigna + Oscar Plan & Rate Updates Effective October 2023

Cigna + Oscar Plan & Rate Updates Effective October 2023

Jun 23, 2023

Cigna + Oscar announced plan and rate updates for October 1, 2023 effective dates. Rates are available for quoting!

Cigna + Oscar Plan & Rate Updates Effective July 2023

Cigna + Oscar Plan & Rate Updates Effective July 2023

May 09, 2023

Cigna + Oscar announced plan and rate updates for July 1, 2023 effective dates. Rates are available for quoting!

Q3 2023 Rate Availability Update

Q3 2023 Rate Availability Update

May 09, 2023

All Q3 2023 rates are now available in bpQuote! Click the links below to read more about carrier-specific changes.

Cigna + Oscar Plan & Rate Updates Effective April 2023

Cigna + Oscar Plan & Rate Updates Effective April 2023

Feb 08, 2023

Cigna + Oscar announced plan and rate updates for April 1, 2023 effective dates. Rates are available for quoting!

Q2 2023 Rate Availability Update

Q2 2023 Rate Availability Update

Feb 08, 2023

All Q2 2023 rates are now available in bpQuote! Click the links below to read more about carrier-specific changes.

Cigna + Oscar 12/1/22 - 1/1/23 Bonus Program

Cigna + Oscar 12/1/22 - 1/1/23 Bonus Program

Oct 24, 2022

This Q4, Cigna + Oscar's bonus program will reward you $$$ for writing multiple groups (eligible for 12/1/22, 12/15/22 and 1/1/23 effective dates).

Cigna + Oscar Plan & Rate Updates Effective January 2023

Cigna + Oscar Plan & Rate Updates Effective January 2023

Oct 05, 2022

Cigna + Oscar announced plan and rate updates for January 1, 2023 effective dates. Rates are available for quoting!

Q1 2023 Rate Release Updates

Q1 2023 Rate Release Updates

Sep 02, 2022

2023 rates are starting to be released, below is the status of Q1 2023 rate releases for B&P medical carriers.

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.

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CCSB Small Business Partner News Update (Q4 2024)

CCSB Small Business Partner News Update (Q4 2024)

Nov 03, 2023

Covered California for Small Business (CCSB) provided the below updates on renewal documents getting an updated look, their Partnership That Pays bonus program, the upcoming Special Enrollment Period, and a reminder about the new plans they introduced July 1, 2023.

CCSB Plan & Rate Updates Effective January 2024

CCSB Plan & Rate Updates Effective January 2024

Sep 15, 2023

Covered California for Small Business announced rate updates for January 1, 2024 effective dates. Rates are available for quoting!

CCSB Small Business Partner News Quarterly Update

CCSB Small Business Partner News Quarterly Update

Aug 01, 2023

Covered California for Small Business (CCSB) provided the below updates on their new Partnership That Pays bonus program, new plans effective July 1, 2023, and exclusive tax credit for small business.

Q4 2023 Small Group Medical Renewal Release Dates

Q4 2023 Small Group Medical Renewal Release Dates

Jul 24, 2023

Anticipated Q4 2023 renewal release dates for B&P medical carrier partners are outlined in the table below.

CCSB Plan & Rate Updates Effective October 2023

CCSB Plan & Rate Updates Effective October 2023

Jun 23, 2023

Covered California for Small Business announced rate updates for October 1, 2023 effective dates. Rates are available for quoting!

Q3 2023 Rate Availability Update

Q3 2023 Rate Availability Update

May 09, 2023

All Q3 2023 rates are now available in bpQuote! Click the links below to read more about carrier-specific changes.

CCSB Small Business Partner News Quarterly Update

CCSB Small Business Partner News Quarterly Update

Apr 18, 2023

Covered California for Small Business (CCSB) provided the below updates on their new plans effective July 1, 2023, new Partnership That Pays bonus program, and exclusive tax credit for small business.

CCSB Plan & Rate Updates Effective July 2023

CCSB Plan & Rate Updates Effective July 2023

Apr 12, 2023

Covered California for Small Business announced rate updates for July 1, 2023 effective dates. Rates are available for quoting!

CCSB Consolidated Appropriations Act, Section 204 Pharmacy Reporting Update

CCSB Consolidated Appropriations Act, Section 204 Pharmacy Reporting Update

Apr 11, 2023

Covered CA for Small Business sent the following partner alert on April 11, 2023, on the RxDC reporting requirements.

CCSB Bonus Program Begins July 1, 2023

CCSB Bonus Program Begins July 1, 2023

Apr 10, 2023

Earn up to $12,000 for enrolling new small groups with Covered California for Small Business with coverage effective July 1, 2023 through January 1, 2024.

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New Perks for Delta Dental Clients

New Perks for Delta Dental Clients

Sep 05, 2023

Delta Dental latest Insider Update provided updates on their new LifePerks benefit, 2024 rates, and more.

LifePerks Now Part of Delta Dental's Member Perks

LifePerks Now Part of Delta Dental's Member Perks

Aug 03, 2023

Delta Dental is now offering members LifePerks, which gives Delta Dental small business members access to a wide variety of local and national offers and discounts.

Delta Dental Plan & Rate Updates Effective January 2024

Delta Dental Plan & Rate Updates Effective January 2024

Aug 03, 2023

Delta Dental announced plan and rate updates for January 1, 2024 effective dates, rates are available for quoting.

Delta Dental Insider Update for May 2023

Delta Dental Insider Update for May 2023

May 18, 2023

Delta Dental provided news and insights for their brokers.

Delta Dental Insider Update for April 2023

Delta Dental Insider Update for April 2023

May 01, 2023

Delta Dental provided news and insights for their brokers.

Delta Dental Insider Update for March 2023

Delta Dental Insider Update for March 2023

Mar 23, 2023

Delta Dental provided news and insights for their brokers.

Delta Dental 2023 Broker Rewards Program

Delta Dental 2023 Broker Rewards Program

Mar 03, 2023

Enroll in Delta Dental’s Small Business Broker Rewards Program at ddsbrewards.com, and you could earn additional compensation for selling and retaining eligible groups of 2-99 lives.

Delta Dental Insider Update for February 2023

Delta Dental Insider Update for February 2023

Mar 01, 2023

Delta Dental provided news and insights for their brokers.

Delta Dental Insider Update for December 2022

Delta Dental Insider Update for December 2022

Dec 22, 2022

Delta Dental provided news and insights for their brokers.

Delta Dental Insider Update for November 2022

Delta Dental Insider Update for November 2022

Nov 23, 2022

Delta Dental provided news and insights for their brokers.

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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 Notice of Changes to Coverage Terms for 2024

Health Net Provides Notice of Changes to Coverage Terms for 2024

Nov 21, 2023

Commercial Small and Large Group Evidence of Coverage (EOC) booklets, for plans effective January 1, 2024 and later, will contain the updates as shown in the Notice of Changes links below. This Notice reflects Health Net of California (Health Net) compliance with new laws and regulatory requirements. It also addresses Health Net administrative changes.

Hoag Joins Health Net’s Full Network HMO and Full Network PPO Networks, Effective November 1, 2023

Hoag Joins Health Net’s Full Network HMO and Full Network PPO Networks, Effective November 1, 2023

Nov 08, 2023

Effective November 1, 2023, Hoag will be added to Health Net’s Full Network HMO and Full Network PPO networks for small and large employer groups.

Health Net: Update to CA Commercial COVID-19 Benefit Change Member Notices

Health Net: Update to CA Commercial COVID-19 Benefit Change Member Notices

Nov 08, 2023

Health Net will be mailing correction notices to impacted members regarding their previous communication about the COVID-19 benefit changes the begin November 12, 2023.

Health Net Members to Transition From MHN to Health Net January 1, 2024

Health Net Members to Transition From MHN to Health Net January 1, 2024

Nov 03, 2023

Effective January 1,2024, Commercial Group, Individual and Family Plan/Ambetter and Medi-Cal members’ behavioral health benefits will no longer be administered by MHN and will be arranged directly by Health Net. This means members will keep the same great benefits but the MHN name as the administrator will be removed, and these benefits will be known simply as Health Net’s Behavioral Health Services.

Live Now! ‘Find a Doctor’ Website for Health Net PPO Members with Out-of-State Coverage

Live Now! ‘Find a Doctor’ Website for Health Net PPO Members with Out-of-State Coverage

Nov 03, 2023

As a reminder, starting November 1, 2023, Health Net Group PPO members with out-of-state coverage will be able to access the Cigna Healthcare PPO Network when they live or travel outside of California. In an on-going effort to keep you up-to-date with this implementation, Health Net is happy to announce that the new co-branded ‘Find a Doctor’ website is now live.

Health Net: COVID-19 Benefit Changes Begin November 12, 2023

Health Net: COVID-19 Benefit Changes Begin November 12, 2023

Sep 14, 2023

Health Net announced changes to how benefits associated to COVID-19 will be handled beginning November 12, 2023.

Health Net Plan & Rate Updates Effective January 2024

Health Net Plan & Rate Updates Effective January 2024

Sep 07, 2023

Health Net announced plan and rate updates for January 1, 2024. Rates are available for quoting!

Health Net PPO Members with Out-of-State Coverage: Employer and Member Letters Mailing Information

Health Net PPO Members with Out-of-State Coverage: Employer and Member Letters Mailing Information

Sep 05, 2023

Health Net is mailing letters to employers and members about how Cigna Healthcare PPO Network will replace the First Health network as the provider network outside of California for Health Net PPO plans with out-of-state coverage.

Health Net Finalizes 2022 Medical Loss Ratio (MLR) Results

Health Net Finalizes 2022 Medical Loss Ratio (MLR) Results

Aug 31, 2023

California and Oregon IFP/IEX, SBG, and LRG subscribers and employer groups will not receive 2022 plan year rebates since Health Net met or exceeded the MLR targets for those market segments.

Health Net Members to Access Teladoc for Virtual Visits, Effective August 10, 2023

Health Net Members to Access Teladoc for Virtual Visits, Effective August 10, 2023

Aug 10, 2023

Effective August 10, 2023, Health Net will transition their select telehealth services provider to Teladoc Health (Teladoc) for all Commercial and Medi-Cal Members.

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Health Net Provides Notice of Changes to Coverage Terms for 2024

Health Net Provides Notice of Changes to Coverage Terms for 2024

Nov 21, 2023

Commercial Small and Large Group Evidence of Coverage (EOC) booklets, for plans effective January 1, 2024 and later, will contain the updates as shown in the Notice of Changes links below. This Notice reflects Health Net of California (Health Net) compliance with new laws and regulatory requirements. It also addresses Health Net administrative changes.

Health Net’s Large Group Portfolio: New and Improved for 2024

Health Net’s Large Group Portfolio: New and Improved for 2024

Sep 05, 2023

Health Net has refreshed their portfolio for 2024 with even more of their most popular plan designs and new plans to meet the diverse needs of your employer groups. Their new 2024 portfolio offerings equip you with choices designed to satisfy your clients – and keep your business growing!

Health Net Finalizes 2022 Medical Loss Ratio (MLR) Results

Health Net Finalizes 2022 Medical Loss Ratio (MLR) Results

Aug 31, 2023

California and Oregon IFP/IEX, SBG, and LRG subscribers and employer groups will not receive 2022 plan year rebates since Health Net met or exceeded the MLR targets for those market segments.

Health Net Large Group Pricing and Guidelines Create Broader Selling Options

Health Net Large Group Pricing and Guidelines Create Broader Selling Options

May 02, 2023

Health Net plans looks to expand their Large Group book by offering preferred pricing to select industries - construction, retail, restaurants, leisure and hospitality.

Health Net Large Group Enhanced Choice Rate Cap Program (101-500 Eligibles)

Health Net Large Group Enhanced Choice Rate Cap Program (101-500 Eligibles)

May 01, 2023

Qualified new groups can take advantage of a second-year rate cap on all Enhanced Choice plans for effective dates 1/1/2023 through 2/29/2024.

Health Net Large Group Targets Several Industries in 2023

Health Net Large Group Targets Several Industries in 2023

Mar 20, 2023

Health Net has targeted several industries that not only have specific needs that are uniquely addressed by Health Net's value proposition but where they've also built successful long term relationships with significant blocks of business.

Health Net Provides Notice of Changes to Coverage Terms for 2023

Health Net Provides Notice of Changes to Coverage Terms for 2023

Nov 04, 2022

Commercial Small and Large Group Evidence of Coverage (EOC) booklets, for plans effective January 1, 2023 and later, will contain the updates as shown in the Notice of Changes links below. This Notice reflects Health Net of California (Health Net) compliance with new laws and regulatory requirements. It also addresses Health Net administrative changes.

Health Net’s Large Group Portfolio: Here’s What’s New and Improved for 2023

Health Net’s Large Group Portfolio: Here’s What’s New and Improved for 2023

Aug 04, 2022

For 2023, Health Net will transition to Enhanced Choice as the single quoted portfolio for California Large Group. Enhanced Choice will continue to utilize the “Pick Your Plan, Pick Your Network” strategy.

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.

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.

New Health Net Large Group Standard Proposal Coming Soon

New Health Net Large Group Standard Proposal Coming Soon

Jan 28, 2022

Health Net is starting 2022 with a new and improved standard* proposal package for your Large Group business! When you receive your redesigned package, in addition to the new look and feel, you will notice new improvements including...

Health Net Provides Notice of Changes to Coverage Terms for 2022

Health Net Provides Notice of Changes to Coverage Terms for 2022

Nov 24, 2021

Commercial Small and Large Group Certificate of Insurance (COI) and Evidence of Coverage (EOC) booklets, with the effective date of January 1, 2022 and later, will contain the updates as shown in the Notice of Changes links below. This Notice reflects Health Net of California and Health Net Life Insurance Company’s (Health Net) compliance with new laws and regulatory requirements. It also addresses Health Net administrative changes.

Health Net Announces New 2022 Bonus Programs

Health Net Announces New 2022 Bonus Programs

Nov 22, 2021

Health Net announced new 2022 broker bonuses for both Small and Large groups business.

Health Net New Branding Signals More for Californians

Health Net New Branding Signals More for Californians

Aug 06, 2021

Californians count on Health Net, and they have for more than 40 years. Health Net's refreshed look aligns them more closely with Centene, their Fortune 50 parent company. This lets Californians look forward to an even stronger mix of home-grown expertise and national best practices to help product better health outcomes.

101+ Product Portfolios: Refreshed and Ready for 2022

101+ Product Portfolios: Refreshed and Ready for 2022

Aug 06, 2021

Health Net Large Group's refreshed 2022 portfolios deliver strong mixes of whole-health benefits and extra value programs - making them both attractive to your clients, and easy for you to sell.

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.

Health Net Announces 2021 Large Group Bonus Program!

Health Net Announces 2021 Large Group Bonus Program!

Dec 28, 2020

There’s never been a better time to ignite your earning potential. Health Net’s Go for 2! Bonus Program offers the chance to earn up to a $135 bonus per member of a new sale group. All year long!

Large Group Clients in SF Bay Area?  Consider Health Net CanopyCare HMO

Large Group Clients in SF Bay Area? Consider Health Net CanopyCare HMO

Sep 29, 2020

Health Net CanopyCare HMO is the perfect fit for your Bay Area Jumbo cases or mid-size clients in SF Bay Area.

Health Net Finalizes 2019 Medical Loss Ratio Results

Health Net Finalizes 2019 Medical Loss Ratio Results

Sep 17, 2020

Health Net finalized their 2019 Medical Loss Ratio (MLR) results. For California Individual and Large Group Plans in 2019, Health Net met or exceeded the Medical Loss Ratio (MLR) standards. For California Small Group Plans with PPO in 2019, Health Net Life Insurance Company met or exceeded the 80 percent MLR standard. California Small Group Plans with HMO in 2019, Health Net of California, Inc. did not meet the 80 percent MLR standard.

Health Net Large Group: New CanopyCare HMO Effective 1/1/21

Health Net Large Group: New CanopyCare HMO Effective 1/1/21

Aug 27, 2020

With Health Net CanopyCare HMO, you can offer your large group clients access to 5,000+ quality providers, 20 hospitals/medical centers and 48 urgent care centers in and around the San Francisco Bay Area.

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 Now Offering Standalone EAP

Kaiser Permanente Now Offering Standalone EAP

Dec 05, 2023

Kaiser Permanente is now offering a standalone EAP through TELUS Health that is designed to help your clients’ employees feel supported, guided, connected, and rewarded — so they’re encouraged to perform at their best.

Kaiser Permanente October Broker Newsletter

Kaiser Permanente October Broker Newsletter

Nov 03, 2023

Discover Kaiser Permanente's 2024 enrollment aid, a refreshed broker interface, substance use recovery resources, workplace musculoskeletal solutions, and insights into fostering social health.

Kaiser Plan & Rate Updates Effective January 2024

Kaiser Plan & Rate Updates Effective January 2024

Sep 20, 2023

Kaiser announced plan and rate updates for January 1, 2024 effective dates. Rates are available for quoting!

Kaiser Permanente: Small Group Bonus, Updated Processes, and More

Kaiser Permanente: Small Group Bonus, Updated Processes, and More

Aug 21, 2023

Kaiser Permanente's most recent Broker Briefing provided important updates for brokers about the individual, small group, and large group markets.

Kaiser Permanente Provides Update on 2022 MLR Rebates

Kaiser Permanente Provides Update on 2022 MLR Rebates

Aug 21, 2023

Kaiser Permanente is pleased to announce that in California Kaiser Permanente’s individual, small group, and large group MBRs satisfied the required standards for 2022. Therefore, Kaiser Permanente will not be required to issue any Affordable Care Act rebates for 2022 experience.

Kaiser Permanente Announces New Bonus Program Effective October 2023 Through January 2024

Kaiser Permanente Announces New Bonus Program Effective October 2023 Through January 2024

Aug 21, 2023

Brokers can earn a $100 bonus per enrolled member with a minimum of 10 members sold from October 2023 through January 2024.

Kaiser Permanente: KPIF Bonus, Broker Market Update, Pre-Enrollment Support, and More

Kaiser Permanente: KPIF Bonus, Broker Market Update, Pre-Enrollment Support, and More

Aug 01, 2023

Kaiser Permanente's most recent Broker Briefing provided important updates for brokers about the individual, small group, and large group markets.

Q4 2023 Small Group Medical Renewal Release Dates

Q4 2023 Small Group Medical Renewal Release Dates

Jul 24, 2023

Anticipated Q4 2023 renewal release dates for B&P medical carrier partners are outlined in the table below.

Kaiser Permanente: Mental Health Wellness Apps, Fighting Cancer Event, Medi-Cal Renewals, and More

Kaiser Permanente: Mental Health Wellness Apps, Fighting Cancer Event, Medi-Cal Renewals, and More

Jun 12, 2023

Kaiser Permanente's most recent Broker Briefing provided important updates for brokers about the individual, small group, and large group markets.

Kaiser Permanente: The Cost of Employee Burnout, Upcoming Webinar, and More

Kaiser Permanente: The Cost of Employee Burnout, Upcoming Webinar, and More

May 18, 2023

Kaiser Permanente's most recent Broker Briefing provided important updates for brokers about the individual, small group, and large group markets.

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Kaiser Permanente Provides Update on 2022 MLR Rebates

Kaiser Permanente Provides Update on 2022 MLR Rebates

Aug 21, 2023

Kaiser Permanente is pleased to announce that in California Kaiser Permanente’s individual, small group, and large group MBRs satisfied the required standards for 2022. Therefore, Kaiser Permanente will not be required to issue any Affordable Care Act rebates for 2022 experience.

Kaiser Permanente Broker Briefing: Ginger App Now Available, 2023 Renewals, and Improved Manage Members Support

Kaiser Permanente Broker Briefing: Ginger App Now Available, 2023 Renewals, and Improved Manage Members Support

Sep 15, 2022

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

Kaiser Permanente Provides Update on 2021 MLR Rebates

Kaiser Permanente Provides Update on 2021 MLR Rebates

Sep 15, 2022

Kaiser Permanente is pleased to announce that in California Kaiser Permanente’s individual, small group, and large group MBRs satisfied the required standards for 2021. Therefore, Kaiser Permanente will not be required to issue any Affordable Care Act rebates for 2021 experience.

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.

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.

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.

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.

New Virtual Complete Plans Effective 4/1/21

New Virtual Complete Plans Effective 4/1/21

Mar 22, 2021

Kaiser Permanente Large Group is introducing a new plan design called Virtual Complete effective April, 1, 2021.

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.

Feeling Seen: The Need for Legal Access Among America’s Diverse Workforce

Feeling Seen: The Need for Legal Access Among America’s Diverse Workforce

Nov 03, 2023

MetLife Legal Plans conducted a comprehensive study on legal access among working Americans and how legal plans can help level the playing field for marginalized groups.

MetLife's September 2023 Insights & Takeaways

MetLife's September 2023 Insights & Takeaways

Sep 14, 2023

MetLife is excited to share valuable resources and industry insights to help you and your clients stay informed.

MetLife's August 2023 Insights & Takeaways

MetLife's August 2023 Insights & Takeaways

Aug 31, 2023

MetLife is excited to share valuable resources and industry insights to help you and your clients stay informed.

MetLife's July 2023 Insights & Takeaways

MetLife's July 2023 Insights & Takeaways

Aug 01, 2023

MetLife is excited to share valuable resources and industry insights to help you and your clients stay informed.

MetLife's April 2023 Insights & Takeaways

MetLife's April 2023 Insights & Takeaways

May 01, 2023

MetLife is excited to share valuable resources and industry insights to help you and your clients stay informed.

MetLife's February 2023 Insights & Takeaways

MetLife's February 2023 Insights & Takeaways

Mar 01, 2023

MetLife is excited to share valuable resources and industry insights to help you and your clients stay informed.

MetLife's January 2023 Insights & Takeaways

MetLife's January 2023 Insights & Takeaways

Feb 07, 2023

MetLife is excited to share their refreshed newsletter, Insights and Takeaways. In it you’ll find valuable resources and industry insights to help you and your clients stay informed.

MetLife's December 2022 Bulletin

MetLife's December 2022 Bulletin

Dec 28, 2022

MetLife is excited to share the latest issue of their MetLife Bulletin, where you will find valuable resources and industry insights to help you and your clients stay informed.

MetLife's November 2022 Insights & Takeaways

MetLife's November 2022 Insights & Takeaways

Dec 21, 2022

MetLife is excited to share their refreshed newsletter, Insights and Takeaways. In it you’ll find valuable resources and industry insights to help you and your clients stay informed.

MetLife's September 2022 Bulletin

MetLife's September 2022 Bulletin

Oct 31, 2022

MetLife is excited to share the latest issue of their MetLife Bulletin, where you will find valuable resources and industry insights to help you and your clients stay informed.

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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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Vital Medication Program Offers Insulin & Emergency Use Drugs at $0 Cost share

Vital Medication Program Offers Insulin & Emergency Use Drugs at $0 Cost share

Dec 05, 2023

UHC's Vital Medication program offers certain drugs at a $0 cost share without the member having to satisfy their deductible.

UHC Reduces Pricing on 14 Dental Plans by 15%

UHC Reduces Pricing on 14 Dental Plans by 15%

Nov 06, 2023

UHC is discounting fourteen of their most popular dental plans by 15%. The fourteen plans were selected based on popularity and market feedback. In addition to these discounts, all current specialty promotions and values adds are still available to stack on.

Are You Quoting Level Funding?

Are You Quoting Level Funding?

Nov 06, 2023

Level funding may be a great option to consider as it provides the best of fully insured and self-insured coverages in a simple product.

3 Reasons to Sell UHC This Q4 & Q1

3 Reasons to Sell UHC This Q4 & Q1

Oct 02, 2023

UHC is competitive throughout California, plus they offer flexible underwriting along with industry leading wellness and rewards program.

UHC Introduces New Sales & Conversion Bonus

UHC Introduces New Sales & Conversion Bonus

Sep 14, 2023

UnitedHealthcare is offering a bonus to agents who sell new UnitedHealthcare fully insured and level-funded medical plans or who convert existing UnitedHealthcare fully insured medical plans to UnitedHealthcare level-funded medical plans with up to 100 eligible employees, with effective dates from October 1, 2023, through January 31, 2024.

UHC Plan & Rate Updates Effective January 2024

UHC Plan & Rate Updates Effective January 2024

Sep 14, 2023

UHC announced plan and rate updates for January 1, 2024 effective dates. Rates are available for quoting!

UHC Provides 2023 Medical Loss Ratio Information

UHC Provides 2023 Medical Loss Ratio Information

Sep 11, 2023

UHC provided an update on their 2023 medical loss ratio reporting. For California fully insured small business groups, UnitedHealthcare Benefits Plan of California, which includes Select Plus, Core, Doctors Plan, and Non-Differential PPO plans, will receive a rebate.

UHC: CAA Gag Clause Prohibition Compliance Attestation Required By Dec. 31, 2023

UHC: CAA Gag Clause Prohibition Compliance Attestation Required By Dec. 31, 2023

Aug 08, 2023

The CAA Prohibition on Gag Clauses provision requires an annual Gag Clause Prohibition Compliance Attestation (GCPCA). UnitedHealthcare will make the attestation for fully insured customers as required.

Q4 2023 Small Group Medical Renewal Release Dates

Q4 2023 Small Group Medical Renewal Release Dates

Jul 24, 2023

Anticipated Q4 2023 renewal release dates for B&P medical carrier partners are outlined in the table below.

UnitedHealthcare to Offer Eligible Members 24/7 Virtual Visits At No Additional Cost

UnitedHealthcare to Offer Eligible Members 24/7 Virtual Visits At No Additional Cost

Jul 05, 2023

UHC announced they will begin offering eligible members 24/7 Virtual Visits at no cost as part of their 2024 CA fully-insured Small Business portfolio.

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VSP Plan & Rate Updates Effective January 2024

VSP Plan & Rate Updates Effective January 2024

Sep 18, 2023

VSP announced a 2024 rate pass, with no changes to plan benefits or underwriting. Rates are available for quoting!

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.

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