News & Updates

  • Planning for a Possible PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) Event at B&P

    Oct 08, 2019

    As you may know, PG&E is planning a PSPS in the Bay Area and Beere&Purves could be affected. This is our service contingency plan if we lose power.

  • Introducing Kaiser Permanente!

    Oct 01, 2019

    We are pleased to announce that Beere&Purves has signed a small group General Agency contract with Kaiser Permanente. You can sell Kaiser Permanente business through Beere&Purves beginning with a December 1, 2019 effective date.

  • Introducing Human Interest

    May 07, 2019

    We are excited to announce that we have partnered with Human Interest as our preferred retirement plan provider!

  • Webinar Series: Workers' Compensation Boot Camp

    Apr 01, 2019

    Join B&P's Workers' Compensation Specialist, Patrick Kim, for his Workers' Compensation Boot Camp Webinar Series. Through these four sessions, you'll learn everything you need to know to operate successfully in the workers' compensation market.

  • EaseCentral Ongoing Maintenance on Your B&P Groups!

    Dec 19, 2018

    As part of our service commitment to you and your groups, Beere&Purves is now offering ongoing maintenance for your EaseCentral groups.

  • Important January Reminders

    Dec 17, 2018

    January 1st is almost upon us, here are some important reminders to help you provide the best possible service to your clients this enrollment season.

  • EaseCentral-Anthem Blue Cross API Integration Added to BrokerPicks!

    Nov 05, 2018

    Beere&Purves is excited to add the new EaseCentral-Anthem Blue Cross API Integration to BrokerPicks! When you sell a new medical group with Anthem Blue Cross and want to process changes through EaseCentral, elect our EaseCentral-Anthem API BrokerPick and B&P will pay for the integration.

  • Q1 2019 Resource Library

    Nov 05, 2018

    Visit our NEW, comprehensive Q1 2019 Resource Library for access to all the Q1 2019 materials you'll need in a single convenient location.

  • Anthem: B&P Field Underwrites on Every Group, Regardless of Size!

    Oct 05, 2018

    We underwrite every Anthem Blue Cross group in house, regardless of size! This means your groups get approved quicker and members can access benefits sooner!

  • B&P Website Enhancements

    Jul 24, 2018

    We've added new documents and features to the Beere&Purves website. Below is a quick summary of what you will see on our medical carrier partner pages.

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  • Special Enrollment for California Individual Mandate (SB 78)

    Nov 25, 2019

    California’s new Individual Mandate (SB 78) requires California residents to be enrolled in and maintain coverage for each month beginning in January 2020 or pay a penalty. The penalty amount may vary and coverage exemptions are available, please see the FTB’s webpage for more information.

  • IRS Announces 2020 Healthcare FSA, Transit & Parking Limits

    Nov 11, 2019

    The IRS released Rev. Proc. 2019-44 which set new limits for Healthcare FSA, Transit and Parking for 2020.

  • TASC Adds Identity Theft Protection to UBA Accounts

    Oct 09, 2019

    TASC has added Identity Theft Protection at no added cost for Universal Benefit Account participants.

  • Sexual Harassment Deadline Extended to 2021

    Sep 11, 2019

    Governor Gavin Newsom approved Senate Bill No. 778 on August 30, 2019. The bill extended the sexual harassment training deadline to January 1, 2021. The previous deadline was January 1, 2020, so this extension gives employers with 5 or more employees an extra year to complete the necessary training.

  • Reminder: Creditable Coverage Disclosure Deadline is 10/14

    Sep 10, 2019

    We understand that you and your clients are responsible for more work than ever before. Therefore, we are providing you with this reminder that the Medicare Modernization Act (MMA) requires your clients to complete two disclosure requirements pertaining to the creditable coverage of their prescription drug plan.

  • TASC Webinars & Demos Available July - September

    Aug 05, 2019

    TASC is hosting educational and product demo webinars throughout July, August, and September. For more information, click on the titles below.

  • 2020 Annual HSA Limits Announced

    Jun 03, 2019

    The IRS has released the 2020 annual HSA contribution limits as well as the HDHP deductible and out-of-pocket expense limits. The tables below show the 2019 and 2020 amounts with the year-over-year changes.

  • TASC's New Universal Benefit Account is Here!

    May 29, 2019

    TASC has introduced their new Universal Benefit Account (UBA) which provides brokers, clients and participants with an efficient and benefit filled experience like no other in the TPA benefit marketplace.

  • TASC Webinars & Demos Available April - June

    Apr 10, 2019

    TASC is hosting educational and product demo webinars throughout April, May, and June.

  • EaseCentral Partners with Guardian

    Mar 01, 2019

    EaseCentral, the leading HR and benefits SaaS platform powered by insurance brokers, has announced an integration with insurance provider The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America®, (Guardian).

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  • Aetna Agrees to be Acquired by CVS

    Dec 04, 2017

    Press Release​December 3, 2017​Woonsocket, RI and Hartford, CT​CVS Health to Acquire AetnaCombination aims to provide consumers with a better experience, reduced costs and improved access to health care experts in homes and communities across the country. ​Combines CVS Health’s Unmatched Local Presence and Clinical Capabilities with Aetna’s Leading Health Care Benefits and ServicesProvides Greater Integration of Care, Empowering Consumers and their Health Professionals to Make More Informed Decisions Transaction Expected to Generate Significant Synergies for Shareholders and Benefits for CustomersRead the full ​press release.

  • Aetna: Plan & Rate Updates Effective January 2018

    Oct 16, 2017

    Aetna announced ​plan and rate updates for January 1, 2018 effective dates. Rates are available for quoting!RATESMedical: Varies by plan and regionDependents:Currently, children ages 0 to 20 are in one premium age band. Effective January 1, 2018 for new and renewing business, children ages 0 to 20 will follow the new Federal uniform age curve: ​One age band for children 0-14; and Separate single age bands for children 15-20 The rating for large families will not be impacted; the three oldest children under the age of 21 will continue to be used for rating.

  • 1-100: Aetna Plan & Rate Updates Effective October 2017

    Aug 02, 2017

    Aetna announced a medical RATE PASS for October 1, 2017 effective dates. Rates are available for quoting!RatesMedicalHMO: RATE PASSPPO: RATE PASSDental: Rate ChangeVision: RATE PASSLife: RATE PASSNetworks​Saint John's Health Clinic is joining Aetna's HMO and HMO Deductible network effective August 1, 2017 The SCCIPA EPO and MC plans (Santa Clara County) are not available for new business as of 9/1/17; members enrolled in these plans will be asked to enroll in a different network at the time of their renewal starting January 2018​October Rate GuideRate Guides for October 1, 2017 is provided below and on the B&P web​site.

  • Aetna and Sutter Health to Form Health Care Joint Venture

    Jun 13, 2017

    Aetna and Sutter Health to Form Health Care Joint Venture in Northern CaliforniaAetna and Sutter Health are launching a new jointly owned health plan. The new joint venture will bring new, affordable insurance plan options to the greater Sacramento, Central Valley and Bay Area communities in 2018*. The collaboration is designed to deliver high-quality, fully insured and self-insured commercial health care products to employers and their employees.

  • Convenient Access to Benefit Information

    Jun 06, 2017

    Aetna is committed to delivering a simpler, more connected experience for their members. That's why they're reminding members of the resources available to help manage their health care benefits. And they can access these resources as soon as they enroll. Members can find a doctor, view Explanations of Benefits (EOBs), and even get personalized cost estimates using Aetna Navigator®.

  • Aetna Collecting TAE for CA Dental Customers

    Jun 06, 2017

    Total average employee (TAE) counts for California dental customers​Collecting TAE for CA dental customers in May 2017Aetna is mailing letters to plan sponsors on May 29, 2017. Aetna needs a response by August 11, 2017. California plan sponsors with 200 or fewer employees enrolled with Aetna Dental® On May 29, 2017, Aetna will mail letters to plan sponsors with 200 or fewer enrolled employees that had an Aetna fully insured dental plan in 2016.

  • Aetna Mailing Written Assurance Letters

    Apr 21, 2017

    Aetna will begin mailing the written assurance letter to non-ERISA and non-government plan sponsors on April 13, 2017. Aetna will need a response from these plan sponsors by June 30, 2017. This information is required for the Minimum Medical Loss Ratio (MLR) provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) prior to calculating and distributing potential rebates.

  • 1-100: Aetna Rate Update Effective July 2017

    Apr 12, 2017

    ​Aetna has announced rate adjustments for July 1, 2017 effective dates with no plan, benefit, or underwriting changes. Rates are available for quoting!RATESMedical: Rate change varies by plan and regionDental: Rate change varies by plan and regionVision: RATE PASSLife: RATE PASSJULY RATE GUIDES​Rate guides for July 2017 are provided below and on the ​B&P website:​1-100 HMO Rate Guide​1-100 MC Rate Guide​​For questions, please ​contact a member of your b&p Sales Team – 888.

  • Aetna Adds Five Hospital Partners in Southern CA

    Apr 07, 2017

    ​Aetna Adds Five Hospital Partners to OAMC and PPO Networks in Southern CAAetna is pleased to announce that the below hospitals are now included in their California OAMC and PPO netwroks, as of 1/1/17:​Corona Regional Medical CenterInland Valley Regional Medical CenterPalmdale Regional Medical CenterRancho Springs Medical CenterTemecula Valley HospitalNote that these hospitals are excluded (as of 1/1/17) from the Savings Plus network which is a subset of the Managed Choice® network .

  • Quarterly Changes to Aetna's Perscription Drug Coverage

    Apr 04, 2017

    ​Effective January 2017, new Aentna Small Groups of 1–100 will access the ​Aetna Value Formulary for prescription drug coverage, and renewing groups will move to the Aetna Value Formulary on their renewal date. Additionally in 2017, quarterly changes to Aetna’s pharmacy and specialty drug lists will begin. These changes will apply to all members on the date of the change (April, July, October).

  • Anthem: Dental Members’ Info Moves to anthem.com/ca

    Dec 05, 2019

    Members who currently log into anthem.com/ca/mydental/ to see their dental benefits can now get the same info at anthem.com/ca, starting December 13, 2019.

  • Anthem: New Features & Policy Updates

    Dec 02, 2019

    As 2019 draws to a close, Anthem reflects on shared successes and turns their attention towards the promising year ahead. There's so much to look forward to in 2020 as they're implementing exciting new features across Anthem's product portfolio to help you deliver the flexible, cost-effective solutions your clients and their employees want.

  • Anthem: Small Groups get a Special Open Enrollment

    Nov 18, 2019

    Small Group employees who previously declined coverage have another chance to enroll for January 1, 2020 benefits under a Special Open Enrollment.

  • 2020 Anthem Small Group Highlights

    Nov 18, 2019

    Anthem's portfolio highlights for 2020 include 6 new plan offerings, free LiveHealth Online (for non-HSA plans), and first dollar copays on certain services.

  • Anthem & Beaver Medical Group Reach Multi-Year Agreement

    Nov 18, 2019

    Anthem Blue Cross is pleased to announce that they have reached a new multi-year agreement with Beaver Medical Group effective 1/1/2020.

  • Anthem: Member Website Changes Coming Soon

    Nov 14, 2019

    Anthem members will soon experience a new, streamlined design with improved navigation when they log into their secure member website at anthem.com/ca. They’ll be able to connect with their benefits faster, easier and in a more personal way.

  • Anthem: What can your Clients Expect from Act Wise CDH?

    Nov 07, 2019

    Anthem's Act Wise consumer-driven health (CDH) plans give your clients a simple, supportive and more streamlined experience every step of the way. Employers can expect less administrative work, along with smart reporting tools. And there’s only one bill, one website and one renewal for them to work with.

  • Anthem: Connecting Vision and Medical Plans Impacts Medical High Cost Drivers

    Nov 04, 2019

    Did you know that eye doctors are often the first to find signs of chronic health conditions, including cancer, heart disease and diabetes - all through an eye exam?

  • Anthem: Help for Members Impacted by Wildfires in CA

    Nov 04, 2019

    Anthem is taking steps to help their California members and emergency personnel impacted by wildfires. Here's what members who live anywhere in California need to know:

  • Anthem's Renewal Process Has Never Been Easier!

    Oct 23, 2019

    Small business owners have a lot on their minds and even more on their plates. That’s why Anthem is relaunching their annual pre-renewal campaign this month.

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  • Anthem: Dental Members’ Info Moves to anthem.com/ca

    Dec 05, 2019

    Members who currently log into anthem.com/ca/mydental/ to see their dental benefits can now get the same info at anthem.com/ca, starting December 13, 2019.

  • Anthem: New Features & Policy Updates

    Dec 02, 2019

    As 2019 draws to a close, Anthem reflects on shared successes and turns their attention towards the promising year ahead. There's so much to look forward to in 2020 as they're implementing exciting new features across Anthem's product portfolio to help you deliver the flexible, cost-effective solutions your clients and their employees want.

  • Anthem: Member Website Changes Coming Soon

    Nov 14, 2019

    Anthem members will soon experience a new, streamlined design with improved navigation when they log into their secure member website at anthem.com/ca. They’ll be able to connect with their benefits faster, easier and in a more personal way.

  • Anthem: What can your Clients Expect from Act Wise CDH?

    Nov 07, 2019

    Anthem's Act Wise consumer-driven health (CDH) plans give your clients a simple, supportive and more streamlined experience every step of the way. Employers can expect less administrative work, along with smart reporting tools. And there’s only one bill, one website and one renewal for them to work with.

  • Anthem Large Group: Enhance Your Clients' Portfolios with Hospital Indemnity

    Nov 04, 2019

    Hospital stays can create financial stress. And it’s not always just about the medical bills. Families have other expenses, too. That’s where hospital indemnity plans comes in.

  • Anthem: Connecting Vision and Medical Plans Impacts Medical High Cost Drivers

    Nov 04, 2019

    Did you know that eye doctors are often the first to find signs of chronic health conditions, including cancer, heart disease and diabetes - all through an eye exam?

  • Anthem: Help for Members Impacted by Wildfires in CA

    Nov 04, 2019

    Anthem is taking steps to help their California members and emergency personnel impacted by wildfires. Here's what members who live anywhere in California need to know:

  • Help Your Clients Add More Benefits Without Added Costs

    Oct 24, 2019

    Your clients need flexible, creative ways to attract top talent and grow their businesses. And Anthem knows that 8 out of 10 employees are willing to pay for benefits that flex with them.

  • Updated Anthem Open Enrollment Booklet and Website for Your Large Groups

    Sep 18, 2019

    The updated Open Enrollment (OE) Booklet combines everything your Large Group clients’ employees need to know about choosing and using their plan in one place. And instead of distributing paper brochures, your clients can simply email a PDF or a digital magazine directly to their employees. They can also include the OE Booklet on a custom Open Enrollment website.

  • B&P Large Group Exclusive: Alliance Access Plan

    Sep 03, 2019

    We're excited to announce that your groups can get the Alliance Access Plan for free when you write your Anthem Blue Cross Large Group (101-300) business through Beere&Purves!

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  • Webinar: ArmadaCare's New Solution for CA

    Sep 11, 2019

    ArmadaCare has moved beyond the C-Suite with other unique employer-paid supplemental plan options. Come find out how these plans can help solve business problems for your clients.

  • Ultimate Health: Examples of Innovative Benefits

    Aug 02, 2018

    Many benefits address only one or two benefit categories: saving time, promoting well-being, supporting financially, or providing tax savings. Ultimate Health is a supplemental healthcare reimbursement plan designed to help companies address virtually every benefit category.

  • ArmadaCare: Are Executive Medical Reimbursement Plans Dead?

    Feb 27, 2018

    When you talk about an executive medical reimbursement plan, also called expense reimbursed insurance, it’s not rare to get questions like, “Is that still allowed,” or “I thought you couldn’t do that anymore?” Let’s tackle those questions and get to the bottom of it.

  • Introducing Ultimate Health by ArmadaCare

    Oct 13, 2017

    Ultimate Health by ArmadaCare is a supplemental healthcare reimbursement plan designed to help companies offer a broad range of coverage types that tailor to different life stage needs, a way to get back to 100% coverage levels, a tax-efficient compensation tool, along with health, wellness and travel support services.Ultimate Health is suitable for any size and type of company and can be added onto virtually any company base medical plan at any month of the year.

  • EMPLOYERS: The Small Business Resource Center Now Available

    Nov 27, 2019

    Exclusive news and information to help your clients manage and grow their small businesses.

  • EMPLOYERS: Now Offering Online Premium Audits

    May 30, 2019

    EMPLOYERS recently unveiled several automation enhancements that provide you with more self-service tools right at your fingertips. Their latest investment in technology allows your clients to quickly and easily submit their premium audits online!

  • EMPLOYERS: $100 Spring into Action Incentive

    Apr 01, 2019

    It’s time to spring into action — earn a $100 gift card for every four new small business workers’ compensation policies bound with EMPLOYERS in the next four months!

  • Employers: Changes to California Coverage Exclusions for New and Renewal Policies Effective July 1, 2018 or Later

    Jun 04, 2018

    Recent changes to California law (SB189) will require the following attention.

  • EMPLOYERS: Now Doing Business in Louisiana

    Dec 08, 2017

    EMPLOYERS is now writing workers' compensation insurance in Louisiana. In addition to competitive rates and effective services, appointed agents also have access to instant online quoting through EACCESS ®— EMPLOYERS' online quoting system. EACCESS provides the ability to quickly and easily submit and quote new business (including multi-state policies) in numerous, targeted class codes.

  • EMPLOYERS: Pick Your Prize Promo

    Dec 04, 2017

    Earn a $100 gift card* for every 3 new small business workers' compensation policies bound with EMPLOYERS.​​Small business is defined as below $25,000 estimated annual premium Incentive period includes new policies bound December 1, 2017 - January 31, 2018 Earn up to a maximum of $400​Login to ​EACCESS for a full list of small business classes and start quoting today!*This promotion is only offered to select licensed and appointed EMPLOYERS agencies.

  • Workers' Compensation: 4% of Premium Assessments for 2018

    Dec 04, 2017

    Workers' Comp Executive​November 30, 2017California employers – be they insured or self-insured – will be paying more to fund the state’s workers’ comp system next year. Insured employers will be paying nearly 4% of premium – a 28% overall increase for assessments over 2017 – while the rate for self-insured employers is up nearly 17%.

  • EMPLOYERS: Named Insureds on Workers' Compensation Policies

    Nov 09, 2017

    Most policy management problems, including coverage and premium audit issues, arise from discrepancies related to how Named Insureds are listed on policies. A Named Insured is a legal entity that EMPLOYERS® has agreed to cover and has been endorsed onto a policy. To help avoid problems, it is important that at the time of application, you confirm the following for each Named Insured: ​The accurate legal entity name is listed on the application (the legal entity name would be the name used in the execution of official business documents, such as IRS filings and business licenses.

  • EMPLOYERS: 4 Things You Need to Know About Work Comp Premium Audit

    Oct 03, 2017

    ​Premium audits are required by the insurance carrier and are typically routine and relatively quick. At the end of your annual policy period, a final premium audit is conducted to determine if you paid the appropriate amount for your workers' compensation insurance based on your actual payroll, operations and job classifications.

  • EMPLOYERS: Off-Site Transitional Duty Program FAQs

    Oct 02, 2017

    ​What are the benefits of using the Off-Site Transitional Duty Program? ​Reduces lost time days. Non-profit placement within 24 hours (on average) of receiving an approved job description or list of restrictions from the employee’s physician. Electronic timecard tracking with 24/7/365 accessibility for the employer, claims handler and case manager. Structured return-to-work process with meaningful and productive work.

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  • Guardian Rate Adjustments Effective 2020

    Nov 18, 2019

    Guardian announced rate updates for January 1, 2020 effective dates with some changes to underwriting. Rates are available for quoting!

  • EaseCentral Partners with Guardian

    Mar 01, 2019

    EaseCentral, the leading HR and benefits SaaS platform powered by insurance brokers, has announced an integration with insurance provider The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America®, (Guardian).

  • Guardian Rate Adjustments Effective January 2019

    Oct 31, 2018

    Guardian has announced rate and underwriting adjustments for January 1, 2019 effective dates with no benefit changes. Rates are available for quoting!

  • Guardian Rate Adjustments Effective January 2018

    Sep 05, 2017

    Guardian has announced rate adjustments for January 1, 2018 effective dates with no changes to benefits or underwriting. Rates are available for quoting! ​​RATES Average Increase: <1%CONTRACT UPDATEB&P can now write groups up to 99 lives! Groups will fewer than 51 employees can continue to be quoted in bpQuote. For groups of 51-99, please ​contact a member of your B&P Sales Team.

  • Guardian: Quoting Available up to 99 Lives Effective Immediately

    Sep 05, 2017

    ​Beere&Purves' can now write groups up to 99 lives with Guardian Life Insurance Company!For questions, please ​contact a member of your B&P Sales Team - 888.722.3373.

  • Guardian Awarded Life Insurance Brand of the Year by Harris Poll Survey

    Jun 15, 2017

    Guardian Awarded Life Insurance Brand of the Year by Harris Poll’s 2017 EquiTrend Survey​Business Wire​June 15, 2017NEW YORK - The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America (Guardian), one of the nation’s largest mutual life insurers and a leading provider of employee benefits, has been recognized as Brand of the Year in the Life Insurance category, according to The Harris Poll® EquiTrend Study, which reveals the strongest brands across industries based on consumer response.

  • Guardian Named a Winning "W" Company by 2020 Women on Boards

    Jun 06, 2017

    2020 Women on Boards RecognitionFor 2016, Guardian has been named a Winning “W” Company, ​2020 Women on Boards’ highest award. This honor is given to companies that champion diversity by having 20 percent or more of their board seats held by women. 2020 Women on Boards is a national campaign working to increase the percentage of women who serve on company boards to 20 percent or more by the year 2020.

  • What You Need to Know about Guardian

    May 02, 2017

    ​Plans & BenefitsGuardian plans are available for groups with 2-49 employees. Dental plans are available for quoting in bpQuote. Please ​contact a member of your B&P Sales Team for quotes with additional lines of coverage and discounts.DentalOne of the largest dental networks nationwide with ​360,800+ total locationsNo waiting period for groups with 5+ employeesImplants for groups with 2+ employees​Maximum Rollover on all plansVision​ Flexible copay and frequency optionsTwo provider networks VSP: 58,000 access pointsDavis Vision: 44,000 access points​Life & DisabilityOffer big company benefits to small business clients including the following Guaranteed Issue* amounts for groups under 10 employees:​2-4 Employees Life: $50,000 STD: $1,500 per week LTD: $2,500 per month 5-9 Employees Life: $100,000 STD: $1,500 per week LTD: $6,000 per month​Groups with 10-49 Employees can receive other generous Guaranteed Issue amounts.

  • Guardian Small Group Sales Highlights

    May 01, 2017

    ​​Download PDF.For questions, please ​contact a member of your B&P Sales Team - 888.722.3373.

  • What is an Employee's Benefits IQ?

    Nov 30, 2016

    Workers Overestimate Their Employee Benefits IQ. How Big of a Problem is That? Working Americans don’t understand their employee benefits as well as they think. Guardian asked a variety of true/false questions about group insurance products and terminology. While IQ results varied, the average grade of C clearly indicates a need for more effective education and benefits enrollment support.

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    • California State-Mandated Retirement Plans

      Sep 23, 2019

      Employers in California with 5 or more employees will be required to offer a qualified retirement savings plan starting as early as 2020, or face financial penalties.

    • Introducing Human Interest

      May 07, 2019

      We are excited to announce that we have partnered with Human Interest as our preferred retirement plan provider!

  • Kaiser: Help Small Groups Employees Avoid Tax Penalties

    Dec 05, 2019

    A new California law requires all state residents to have qualifying health coverage beginning January 1, 2020 — or face state tax penalties. To help your clients' employees avoid these penalties, Kaiser Permanente is offering a special open enrollment period from October 1, 2019, to December 31, 2019.

  • Kaiser Permanente Announces 2020 Broker Bonus (Includes CalChoice & CCSB Subscribers)

    Dec 02, 2019

    Kaiser Permanente announced their broker bonus for 2020. For all small groups you sell effective January 1, 2020, take home a $100 bonus per enrolled subscriber. This bonus is payable for new small groups written through any sales channel - direct, General Agency, CaliforniaChoice, and Covered California for Small Business.

  • Kaiser: SB 78 Open Enrollment

    Nov 18, 2019

    Due to California law requiring state residents to maintain qualifying health coverage beginning in 2020, Kaiser Permanente is allowing a special open enrollment period to small group employees and their dependents who previously declined coverage to enroll effective January 1, 2020.

  • Kaiser Permanente Added to B&P Resources

    Nov 04, 2019

    If you haven’t already heard, Beere&Purves signed a small group General Agency contract with Kaiser Permanente. You can sell Kaiser Permanente business through Beere&Purves beginning with a December 1, 2019 effective date.

  • Introducing Kaiser Permanente!

    Oct 01, 2019

    We are pleased to announce that Beere&Purves has signed a small group General Agency contract with Kaiser Permanente. You can sell Kaiser Permanente business through Beere&Purves beginning with a December 1, 2019 effective date.

  • MetLife: 5 Questions to Ask - and Answer - When Recommending Legal Plans

    Nov 21, 2019

    As your clients consider adding legal services plans to their benefit offerings, affordability is always going to be a top consideration. While costs are always key, five additional factors can help your clients evaluate their options and feel confident they’re choosing a legal plan that delivers real value to their employees.

  • MetLife: How Small Businesses Can Compete and Thrive

    Oct 29, 2019

    As work and life continue to blend and unemployment remains low, the competition for employee talent is intense. Small businesses are seeking solutions to help their companies stand out as they tackle the challenge of attracting, engaging, and retaining employees. Strategic benefits can play a pivotal role.

  • MetLife: 29% of Employees Will Go Gig in Next 5 Years

    Sep 12, 2019

    With nearly one-fifth of the total American workforce now earning their primary income from gig or part-time work, the gig economy is here to stay.

  • MetLife's Multi-Product Advantage Helps Maximize Benefits

    Aug 21, 2019

    Balancing cost concerns with employee needs can be hard for a small business. MetLife's broad range of products and plan designs give you the options you need to recommend the right mix of solutions at the right price for each client. And, with MetLife's Multi-Product Advantage, you also earn additional compensation.

  • MetLife's Vision Network is Expanding!

    May 29, 2019

    MetLife is adding two new vision providers for 8/1/19 effective dates and later.

  • MetLife: The Value of Voluntary

    May 28, 2019

    67 percent of small businesses reported difficulty in finding candidates with the skills they need, yet 69 percent of employees say they would be more likely to accept a job if they have the ability to customize benefits choices to meet their needs, and 45 percent say that customized benefits would make them more loyal to their current employer. The solution to how small and mid-size businesses can compete with their larger counterparts for top talent is often found in expanding the company’s benefit offering.

  • MetLife: 17th Annual Employee Benefit Trends Study

    Apr 01, 2019

    MetLife's recently released 17th Annual U.S. Employee Benefit Trends Study dives into the new work-life world to examine how employers can attract, engage, and retain the best talent by helping employees thrive in work and in life.

  • MetLife & U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Index

    Feb 04, 2019

    As 2018 drew to a close, the quarterly Small Business Index published by MetLife and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce dipped slightly, indicating that small business owners may be tempering their optimism a bit heading into the new year.

  • MetLife: Why Broker Expertise Matters Now More Than Ever

    Jan 16, 2019

    In the continued war for talent, employers increasingly rely on benefits to help differentiate their organization and attract and retain better employees. Brokers have long played a critical role in this battle, helping employers build better benefits package.

  • MetLife Lowers Rates for Q4 Dental Plans in CA by 4-8%

    Aug 14, 2018

    MetLife lowers rate for Q4 dental plans in CA by 4-8%. The new lowered rates are available in bpQuote as of today.

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  • Principal's 2020 Open Enrollment Enhancements

    Nov 18, 2019

    Principal has made some enhancements to their open enrollment guidelines effective 2020.

  • Principal: Free EAP Services for Those Impacted by Fires

    Nov 04, 2019

    Principal's EAP vendor, Magellan, is offering free services to anyone who needs some support due to the wildfires in California.

  • New Principal Promotions Through January 1, 2020

    Aug 16, 2019

    Principal is giving you even more reasons to sell dental only or bundled coverages! Promotion is available for groups through January 1, 2020.

  • Increase Revenue with Broker Bonuses!

    Feb 19, 2019

    CaliforniaChoice, Covered CA for Small Business, Principal, and UnitedHealthcare all have 2019 bonus programs for specific effective dates. Click on the hyperlinks below each carrier to see the full details and program rules.

  • Principal 2019 Production & Persistency Bonus Programs!

    Feb 04, 2019

    Increase your earning potential by working with Principal. Place new business and retain business with Principal, and you may be eligible for their group benefit bonus programs.

  • Principal: Enhanced Short-Term Disability

    Mar 21, 2018

    Help your clients keep their employees happy by offering a benefit of an additional 20% of their earnings through Principal's enhanced short-term disability insurance.

  • Principal Quoting Through Beere&Purves

    Jan 08, 2018

    Principal quotes can be obtained through your B&P Sales Team for the most competitive rates for Dental, Vision, Life, STD, LTD, Accident, and Critical Illness.Principal’s rates are no longer available in bpQuote as of January 8, 2018.For questions, or to request a quote, please ​contact a member of your B&P Sales Team - 888.

  • Introducing Principal

    Oct 14, 2017

    ​We are excited to announce the addition of Principal to the Beere&Purves portfolio effective immediately. As your business partner, we continue to make sure you have access to carriers that will help you meet the needs of your clients and their employees, and Principal does exactly that.Principal offers:Dental standalone for groups of 3+ livesVision, Life, STD and LTD standalone for groups of 5+ lives Voluntary Accident and Critical Illness for groups with 5 enrolled or 10% participation, whichever is greater5% discount on dental, life, STD and LTD if 3 or more lines are selectedDental highlights:Point of Service Plan (POS) for California Contracts Strong national network with 113,000+ dentists, California alone has:8,356 EPO dentists19,108 PPO dentistsChild orthodontia down to 3 lives, adult orthodontia available for 25+ livesRefreshed annual maximum at takeoverVision highlights:VSP Choice provider networkProvide ID cardsConsolidated billing with other Principal productsLife/AD&D highlights:Flat or multiples of salaryAbility to class outExpanded definition of owner compensation; salary plus net income averaged over 2 yearsSTD highlights:70% benefit availableOptional benefit of 20% up to $1,000 not coordinated with SDI availableOwn job descriptionLTD highlights:Expanded definition of owner compensation; salary plus net income averaged over 2 yearsNo mandatory rehabilitationSpecialty contract for attorneys and physiciansRates are available for dental, vision and life in bpQuote.

  • VSP Reaches Agreement to Acquire Visionworks

    Sep 18, 2019

    After an 11-year partnership, VSP has reached an agreement to acquire Visionworks, a full-service optical retailer.

  • VSP: Plan & Rate Updates Effective January 2020

    Sep 17, 2019

    VSP has announced a Rate Pass through December 31st, 2020, with no changes to plan benefits or underwriting. Rates are available for quoting!

  • VSP: Plan & Rate Updates Effective January 2019

    Oct 09, 2018

    VSP has announced a Rate Pass through December 31, 2019, with no changes to plan benefits or underwriting.

  • VSP: $5,000 Sweepstakes

    Oct 03, 2018

    When your employees create an account on vsp.com, they'll get the most out of their VSP benefit and be eligible to win a $5,000 shopping spree.

  • VSP: Extra $40 To Spend on Select Frames

    Sep 14, 2018

    Now through January 31, eligible VSP® Vision Care members get an extra $40 to spend on bebe, Cole Haan, Flexon®, and Salvatore Ferragamo frames.

  • VSP EasyOptions for Groups Enrolling 50 or More Employees

    Aug 16, 2018

    VSP has a new EasyOptions package for groups enrolling 50 or more employees that allows each employee to select a covered upgrade after they receive their prescription from their VSP network doctor.

  • VSP: Get an Extra $40 to Spend on Select Frames

    Jul 26, 2018

    Now through August 31, eligible VSP® Vision Care members get an extra $40 to spend on Anne Klein, CALVIN KLEIN and Dragon® frames.

  • VSP Offering Fully Covered Standard Progressives Beginning July 1, 2018

    May 31, 2018

    Once again, VSP Vision Care is raising the bar as the only vision care company to offer fully-covered standard progressive lenses—included as part of the VSP Choice, Signature, or VSP Individual Vision Plans.

  • VSP: Get an Extra $40 to Spend on Select Frame Brands

    Oct 20, 2017

    Be the hero! Let your employees know that now through December 31, eligible VSP® members get an extra $40 to spend on bebe®, Calvin Klein, Columbia, Dragon®, and Flexon® frames. No extra paperwork, no hassle, just incredible frames. Maximize your employees’ benefits by sharing the news.Share the ​coupon.For questions, please ​contact a member of your B&P Sales Team - 888.

  • VSP: Plan & Rate Updates Effective January 2018

    Oct 05, 2017

    VSP has announced a Rate Pass through December 31, 2018, with no changes to plan benefits or underwriting. Rates are available for quoting!RATESChoice Plans: ​Non-voluntary: RATE PASSVoluntary: RATE PASSSignature Plans: ​Non-voluntary: RATE PASSVoluntary:​ RATE PASSBOOK RATESThe January 1, 2018 book rates for VSP are provided below and available on the B&P website. ​5-99 Choice Rate Guide (3-tier)​5-99 Choice Rate Guide (4-tier)​5-99 Signature Rate Guide (3-tier)​5-99 Signature Rate Guide (4-tier)For questions, please ​contact a member of your B&P Sales Team - 888.

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