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2-50: Solution PPO Quarterly Rate Adjustment

Jun 21, 2011

Solution PPO Rate Adjustment
July through September 2011


Anthem Blue Cross Small Group will reduce the quarterly rate increase for Solution PPO plans that was proposed for July through September 2011 effective dates. Anthem has agreed to lower the rates at the request of the California Department of Insurance. 


As a result, any clients enrolling or renewing business July through September 2011 will receive a rate reduction by approximately 3% for these specific plans:

  • Solution 2500 PPO
  • Solution 3500 PPO
  • Solution 5000 PPO

Updated rates guides are available below, including details on how this adjustment is being handled. Please note that this rate adjustment does not apply to any other plans within the Anthem Blue Cross Small Group portfolio.


New Rate Guides:


  • July through September renewals have been generated with the original rates.
  • July through Setpember renewals will not be reproduced to include revised rates.
  • If you wish to obtain the new, revised rates for your client, request a Current/Renewal quote from your b&p Small Group Sales Assistant.
  • The revised rates will be available in bpQuote on Wednesday, June 22, 2011.

New Business:

  • Contact your b&p Small Group Sales Assistant to regenerate any Anthem Blue Cross new business quotes for July through September effective dates where Solution PPO plans are being considered.
  • b&p will work to provide revised final rates for any new business currently in Underwriting.?

Billing/Premium Invoices:

  • New groups sold or renewing in July that have already paid their July invoice - A revised July invoice will reflect a credit and a lower premium amount.
  • Groups renewing in July who have not paid their July invoice - A revised July invoice will reflect a lower premium amount.
  • New groups sold or renewing in August or September - Billing will reflect the revised rates.

Anthem Blue Cross will be sending a letter to impacted employer groups this week informing them of the rate adjustment. To view this letter and other notices, please use the links below.

Please contact any member of your b&p Sales Team for assistance with quote requests and questions regarding the details above - 888.722.3373.
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