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1-100: Anthem Plan & Rate Updates Effective April 2017


Anthem Blue Cross announced a RATE PASS for April 1, 2017 effective dates. Plans will not experience any benefit changes and underwriting promotions have been extended. Rates are available for quoting. 

  • Medical PPO: RATE PASS 
  • Medical HMO: RATE PASS 
  • Dental (Legacy): RATE PASS 
  • Dental (Prime & Complete): Pending 
  • Vision: RATE PASS 
  • Life: RATE PASS 

April Rate Guides 

Book rates for April 2017 effective dates are provided below and on the  B&P w​ebsite.


Promotions Extended through June 30, 2017 include:

  • Participation reduced to 30% for five (5) or more enrolled. 
  • DE-9C is not required for six (6) or more enrolled; excludes Virgin groups. 

All Networks Available through March 31, 2017 

Anthem is allowing groups to select all networks alongside each through March 31, 2017. 

Dual PPO Networks Available through March 31, 2017

Anthem is allowing new and renewing clients to offer dual PPO networks on a promotional basis. 

  • For new groups, simply indicate network option on the existing Employer Application
  • For January through March renewing groups – clients can request the PPO dual network option by: 

Important Dates 

  • January 20th: April 2017 renewals will be released via Producer Toolbox. 
  • January 26th-April 1st: Group renewals will be mailed to employers. 
  • January 30th-April 1st: Group renewals will be available on Employer Access

For questions, please ​contact a member of your b&p Sales Team - 888.722.3373.