News & Updates
Anthem encourages you to submit your new small group business early. There's no need to wait to submit new business that has December 1, 2016 effective dates. You can start submitting your December 1, 2016 new business cases as soon as September 1, 2016. So be smart and get a head start!
Throughout 2016, Anthem has been working hard to make sure your new business grew and reached its height of success. As we get ready for our busiest time of the year—Fourth Quarter—we want to make you aware of Anthem’s latest programs and promotions.
First Month’s Premium for New Business
For December 2016 effective dates, Anthem is allowing some financial flexibility for your clients’ new business submissions. Anthem understands that paying current carrier rates and asking for a full month of premium 60 to 90 days in advance of their effective date can be a hardship for many small businesses. That's why they’re deferring payment processing until November 21. This gives your clients more time to make sure funds are available to pay their first month’s premium.
New Applications Effective July 1, 2016
IMPORTANT: Anthem will no longer accept the January 1, 2016 applications beginning with October 1, 2016 effective dates. If January 1, 2016 applications are used, they must be received NO LATER than September 15, 2016.
Underwriting Promotions Effective through December 2016
For questions, please contact a member of your b&p Sales Team - 888.722.3373.