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1-100: Anthem Rate Adjustments Effective October 2016
Jul 14, 2016
Anthem Blue Cross has announced rate DECREASES for October 1, 2016 effective dates with no changes to benefits or underwriting and effective immediately, Anthem's Full HMO network now includes six (6) Sutter providers. Rates are available for quoting!
- HMO: -1.0% average DECREASE
- PPO: -0.4% average DECREASE
Dental (Legacy): RATE PASS
Dental (Prime & Complete): moderate rate DECREASE
Vision: RATE PASS
Life: RATE PASS
Anthem has expanded their Full HMO network in Northern California to include six (6) Sutter providers effective July 1, 2016. The Sutter additions include:
- Palo Alto Medical Foundation (0KN)
- Palo Alto Foundation/Santa Cruz (ADK)
- Palo Alto Medical Foundation/PMC dba Mills Peninsula Division (MPMG)/Mills Peninsula Medical Group (ZO6)
- Peninsula Medical Clinic (5PN)
- Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (0VA)
- Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (0WF)
HMO Medical Groups network comparison includes the Sutter facilities listed above. Anthem members may contact Member Services (855.383.7248) to request a provider change.
- Underwriting promotions EXTENDED through December 31, 2016 include:
- Participation is reduced to 30% for five (5) or more enrolled.
- DE-9C will not be required for six (6) or more enrolled.
- Groups may offer any two (2) of Anthem's HMO networks alongside each other.
- Anniversary date changes may be requested by the deadlines below:
- September 27th: October 2016 anniversary date change.
- October 27th: November 2016 anniversary date change.
- November 28th: December 2016 anniversary date change.
- July 18th: October 2016 renewals will be released via Producer Toolbox.
- July 26th: October 2016 group renewals will be mailed to employers.
- August 15th: November 2016 renewals will be released via Producer Toolbox.
- September 1st: December 2016 renewals will be released via Producer Toolbox.
OCTOBER BOOK RATES
Book rates for October 2016 effective dates are provided below and are also available on the b&p website.
For further assistance with your Anthem Blue Cross business, please contact your b&p Group Sales Representative or Group Specialist - 888.722.3373.