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4th Quarter 2015 Rate Updates

Jul 28, 2015

Fourth quarter rate adjustments have been announced and are available for quoting. Since changes vary by carrier, plan and region, any member of your b&p Sales Team will be able to provide plan specific rate changes.

Information regarding each carrier's October 2015 updates are provided below.

  Rates    Rates 
Aetna 

Available 

Delta Dental

Available

Anthem Blue Cross 

Available 

Kaiser Permanente 

Available

Blue Shield 

Available

Health Net 
Available

CaliforniaChoice

Available

UnitedHealthcare 

Available

Choice Builder

Available

VSP 
Available

AETNA ADJUSTMENTS
Details regarding the Aetna fourth quarter rate adjustments are pending.

OCTOBER BOOK RATES
Book rates for October 2015 effective dates are not yet available. Once they become available, you can access them on the b&p website.

ANTHEM ADJUSTMENTS
Anthem Blue Cross has announced rate adjustments by product for October 1, 2015 effective dates. All rates are available for quoting!

SMALL GROUP 1-50

  • Medical (ACA Plans): RATE PASS
  • Dental (Prime & Complete): modest rate increase
  • Dental (Legacy Plans): RATE PASS
  • Vision: RATE PASS
  • Life: RATE PASS

MID-MARKET 51-99

  • Medical
    • HMO Plans: 3.6% average rate DECREASE
    • PPO Plans: 3.6% average rate DECREASE

  • Dental, Vision, Life: RATE PASS

MEDICAL PLAN UPDATES

  • Select HMO Medical plans have been removed from Region 8 (San Mateo County).

ANCILLARY

  • Legacy PPO Dental plans will be discontinued. They will only be available for quoting and sale for October 1, 2015 through December 31, 2015 effective dates until August 17, 2015.
  • Legacy Dental Net plans will remain available for new group sales.
  • Prime & Complete Dental plan portfolio is being refined. More details will soon be available on the b&p website.

OCTOBER BOOK RATES

Book rates for October 2015 effective dates are provided below and are also available on the b&p website.

CALIFORNIACHOICE ADJUSTMENTS
CaliforniaChoice has announced rate adjustments for October 1, 2015 and November 1, 2015 effective dates with minor benefit and underwriting changes. All rates are available for quoting!

MEDICAL
CaliforniaChoice received a RATE PASS from Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross, Kaiser Permanente, and Western Health Advantage (WHA).

MEDICAL PLAN UPDATES

  • New Plan: UnitedHealthcare Silver HMO D
  • Discontinued Plan: UnitedHealthcare Bronze HMO C
  • Select HMO Medical plans have been removed from Region 8 (San Mateo County).


ANCILLARY

CaliforniaChoice has issued a RATE PASS for their ancillary offerings with no changes to benefits or underwriting.

 

OCTOBER AND NOVEMBER BOOK RATES

Book rates for October and November 2015 effective dates are provided below and are also available on the b&p website.

DELTA DENTAL ADJUSTMENTS
Fourth quarter rates will hold for Delta Dental plans through 2015 and a RATE PASS has been announced for January 1, 2016 through December 31, 2016 effective dates.

BOOK RATES

Book rates for 2015 effective dates are provided below and are also available on the b&p website. 2016 book rates are pending.

HEALTH NET ADJUSTMENTS
Health Net announced rate adjustments for October 1 through November 1, 2015 effective dates with no changes to benefits or underwriting. Rate adjustments vary by plan and region. All rates are available for quoting!

DECEMBER UPDATES
Updates to Health Net's Small Group rates and portfolio for December 1, 2015 effective dates will be communicated in a separate email in the near future.

ANCILLARY
Heath Net announced a RATE PASS for Dental, Vision, Acupuncture, Chiropractic, and Life plans.

OCTOBER AND NOVEMBER BOOK RATES
Book rates for October and November 2015 effective dates are not yet available. Once they become available, you can access them on the b&p website.

UNITEDHEALTHCARE ADJUSTMENTS
UnitedHealthcare announced rate adjustments for their plans with October 1, 2015 effective dates with no changes to benefits or underwriting. All rates are available for quoting!

SMALL GROUP
  • HMO: 2.5% average statewide increase
    • Signature: 1.0% increase
    • Advantage: 3.0% increase
    • Alliance: 8.5% average increase; varying substantially by plan
    • Focus: 3.0% increase
  • PPO: RATE PASS
OCTOBER BOOK RATES 
Book rates for October 2015 effective dates are provided below and are also available on the b&p website.

VSP ADJUSTMENTS
Rate adjustments for VSP plans went into effect January 1, 2015 and are available through December 31, 2015 effective dates. Rate adjustments were as follows:

VISION
  • Choice Plans: 3.0%
  • Signature Plans: 3.0%
2015 BOOK RATES 

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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