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2-99: Anthem's January Rate Updates

Oct 18, 2011

Anthem Blue Cross 2-50 & 51-99
 January 2012 Benefit & Rate Adjustments
 
Anthem Blue Cross has announced their January 2012 Small Group quarterly rate adjustments, with no benefit changes, averaging 2.1% statewide for medical. Other news within this announcement includes:
  • Ancillary rate updates
  • Quoting is now available
 
MEDICAL RATE ADJUSTMENTS
Average statewide rate increases by portfolio and product are provided below. Since increases vary by plan and region, any member of your b&p Sales Team will be able to provide plan specific rate increases.

EmployeeElect
  • 2-50 HMO = 2.6%
  • 2-50 PPO = 2.4%
  • 2-50 CDHP = 0.0%
  • Rates for 51-99 and 2-50 MHP compliant plans vary slightly from the 2-50 portfolio
EmployeeChoice = 1.6%

BeneFits = 0.7%

Quarterly Rate Adjustments
Anthem Blue Cross Small Group has issued the following quarterly rate adjustments. It should be noted that these rate adjustments are averages and vary by plan and by region.
  • January 2012 = 2.1%
  • October 2011 = 3.2%
  • July 2011 = 0.6% (does not reflect decrease to Solution PPO rate increase)
  • April 2011 = 3.3%
  • January 2011 = 4.7%
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January 2012 Book Rates
Book rates are available below, on the b&p website and bpServ (b&p's iPhone app).
 
SPECIALTY CHANGES  

Dental Prime & Complete

Approved by the Department of Insurance for new sales beginning with October 1, 2011 effective dates. This new dental portfolio will include:

  • Choice of two (2) networks:
    • Prime = 12,128 CA Dentists
    • Complete = 13,999 CA Dentists
  • Three (3) core plan designs:
    • Value, Classic and Enhanced
    • Nine (9) different areas of customization, including annual deductibles & maximums.
  • More included benefits such as dental implants, composite fillings and brush biopsy.
  • More out-of-network reimbursement options including 90th percentile of FAIR Health.
  • Optional annual maximum carryover; unused benefit dollars roll to the next plan year.
  • True voluntary plan options available including standalone for 5+ enrolling.

Click here to view Prime and Complete plan designs

 

Other Dental PPO Plans

  • Includes Dental Blue, Basic, Standard and High
  • Rate increase = 6.5%
  • No change to benefits 

Dental Net and Dental Select

  • Rate increase = 3.0%
  • No change to benefits

Life and Vision

  • No rate increase or change to benefits
 
RENEWAL PACKETS 
  • October 11th*: January broker renewals will be mailed. 
  • October 22nd*: January group renewals will be mailed.

*Electronic copies of group renewals are available by contacting a member of your b&p Sales Team.

 
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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