News & Updates
Anthem Blue Cross has announced rate adjustments for their ACA-compliant plans for January 1, 2015 effective dates with changes to benefits and underwriting.
SMALL GROUP 1-50
1-50 RATING RULES
PLAN CHANGES FOR JANUARY
Anthem is making significant changes to their Medical portfolio beginning with January 1, 2015 effective dates. Plans will be discontinued, receive benefit updates and new plan names. See below for more information
Are plan names changing?
Yes! The plan names will include reference to metallic level, network name, product type, copayment or deductible, coinsurance and out-of-pocket maximums. For example, the Anthem Preferred DirectAccess (gwfa) has been renamed Anthem Gold PPO 500/20%/4500.
What plans are being discontinued?
Which new plans will the discontinued plans be mapped to?
What benefits will change in the remaining plans?
Benefit changes will vary by plan; however, all plans will now have Pediatric Dental and Pediatric Vision embedded with benefits applying to the Medical plan deductible and out-of-pocket maximum. All plans will also receive the LiveHealthOnline benefit. Please reference Anthem's Amended Plans resource and Amended Letter for more details.
Will enrollment forms and marketing materials change?
Yes. The enrollment forms for January 1, 2015 effective dates are now available. Contact a member of your b&p Sales Team for assistance.
January 2015 Book Rates
Book rates for January 2015 effective dates are also available on the b&p website.
Please contact any member of your b&p Sales Team for assistance with quote requests and questions regarding the details above - 888.722.3373.