News & Updates
|Anthem Blue Cross Small Group has announced their April 2010 medical rate adjustments with no reduction in benefits. This moderate rate increase follows three quarters that consisted of two rate passes, including some decreases, and a moderate increase.
Rate adjustments are also being implemented for Small Group Dental and Life. The majority of the Dental Blue plans will receive a significant rate decrease or rate pass and Life rates for new business in the 20-50 market segment will also be reduced.
Quoting for a April 1, 2010 effective date is available TODAY!
In addition to rate adjustments, don't forget about:
MEDICAL RATE ADJUSTMENTS (effective April 1, 2010)
Average statewide rate increases by portfolio and product are provided below. Plan specific rate increases within the EmployeeElect portfolio can be viewed using the links below.
EmployeeElect 2-50 & 51-99
Renewal increases will vary for groups renewing April through June 2010 due to the elimination of the Focal Renewal and the move to a quarterly rating cycle.
MAY - JUNE RENEWALS
DENTAL & LIFE RATE ADJUSTMENTS (effective April 1, 2010)
Dental Blue plans will receive a benefit enhancement as well as rate adjustments. Rate increases for specific plans are listed below. Those not listed will receive a rate pass.
Dental Blue DECREASES
Pregnant women and diabetics will have access to a third cleaning per calendar year as deemed necessary by their dentist. The cleaning will not count towards their annual maximum benefit.
Small Group Life rates for the 20-50 market segment will receive a rate DECREASE. The rate decrease applies only to new business and will vary depending on group demographics.
RAF & COME BACK TO BLUE PROGRAMS
The Anthem Blue Cross RAF Program will continue through April 15, 2010 effective dates.
Six (6) or more enrolling are eligible for a .90 RAF*
Also note that through April 15, 2010 effective dates, Anthem Blue Cross will allow groups to Come Back to Blue prior to meeting the 12 month requirement. This applies to any size group that Comes Back to Blue.
* Click here for the Program Guidelines.
|Please contact any member of your B&P Sales Team for assistance with quote requests and questions regarding the details above.