News & Updates

  • 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.

  • EaseCentral Ongoing Maintenance

    Jul 23, 2018

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

  • EaseCentral: Save 50% on HRIS until May 14, 2018

    Apr 27, 2018

    For a limited time, EaseCentral is offering HRIS, their powerful suite of HR tools, for only $2 PEPM. When brokers buy today, they lock in this price and feature set of HRIS forever.

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  • Aetna ACH Debit Form Information

    Jul 01, 2019

    Aetna recently announced that ACH Debit will be the standard method for premium payments for new ACA Small Group business beginning with August 1, 2019 effective dates

  • Aetna's Broker Bonus Runs 7/1/19 - 12/1/19

    May 29, 2019

    Aetna announced a new broker bonus beginning July 1, 2019 and running through December 1, 2019.

  • Highlights of Q3 Aetna Changes

    May 29, 2019

    Aetna has made some great changes for July 1, 2019 effective dates, see how they’ve improved their products to align with the market.

  • Aetna Plan and Rate Updates Effective July 2019

    May 06, 2019

    Aetna announced rate updates for July 1, 2019 effective dates. Rates are available for quoting!

  • Aetna Benefit Corrections

    Feb 13, 2019

    Certain Aetna plans with 1/1/19 – 6/30/19 effective dates listed incorrect benefits for Outpatient Surgery & Non-Preferred Rx. These errors effected benefit summaries, SBCs, and any quotes in bpQuote prior to 2/6/19.

  • Aetna Rate Updates Effective April 2019

    Jan 15, 2019

    ​Aetna announced rate updates for April 1, 2019 effective dates with no changes to plan benefits. Rates are available for quoting!

  • CVS's Acquisition of Aetna is Official

    Nov 29, 2018

    CVS's acquisition of Aetna is now official. See Aetna's FAQ for more information on what this acquisition means for brokers and clients.

  • Aetna Plan & Rate Updates Effective January 2019

    Oct 31, 2018

    Aetna announced ​plan and rate updates for January 1, 2019 effective dates. Rates are available for quoting!

  • CVS-Aetna Deal Approved

    Oct 10, 2018

    CVS Health and Aetna can go ahead with their about $68 billion deal, the Justice Department said, clearing the way for a merger that will create a healthcare giant with a hand in insurance, prescription-drug benefits and drugstores across the U.S.

  • Aetna Plan & Rate Updates Effective October 2018

    Jul 12, 2018

    Aetna announced a RATE PASS for October 1, 2018 effective dates, with no changes to plan benefits. All rates are available for quoting!

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  • Introducing Anthem Blue Cross Large Group

    Jul 01, 2019

    We are excited to announce that we have signed a new general agent contract with Anthem Blue Cross for their 101-300 pooled product effective immediately!

  • 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.

  • Choice Builder Plan & Rate Update Effective October 2019

    Jul 11, 2019

    Choice Builder announced rate updates for October 1, 2019 effective dates. Rates are available for quoting!

  • New Summer Changes to Choice Builder Plans

    Jun 13, 2019

    Choice Builder has made some recent changes that make selling even easier! They're also making changes effective 10/1/19 that will affect new and renewing groups.

  • Choice Builder Makes Selling Ancillary Easy

    Feb 21, 2019

    Choice Builder makes selling ancillary easy by combining simple underwriting with a wide variety of plan options.

  • Choice Builder: Anthem Dental Benefits Just Got Better

    Feb 21, 2019

    Great news! Anthem Blue Cross has made a positive change to their Dental benefits.!

  • Choice Builder Plan & Rate Update Effective April 2019

    Jan 15, 2019

    Choice Builder announced rate updates for April 1, 2019 effective dates. Rates are available for quoting!

  • Choice Builder Plan & Rate Updates Effective January 2019

    Oct 22, 2018

    Choice Builder announced rate adjustments and minor benefit changes for January 1, 2019 effective dates. All rates are available for quoting!

  • Choice Builder: Plan & Rate Update Effective July 2018

    Apr 17, 2018

    Choice Builder announced a Rate Pass for July 1, 2018 effective dates with no changes to benefits or underwriting. Rates are effective through December 1, 2018. All rates are available for quoting!

  • Choice Builder Plan & Rate Update Effective April 2018

    Jan 08, 2018

    Choice Builder announced a Rate Pass for April 1, 2018 effective dates with no changes to benefits or underwriting. All rates are available for quoting! RATES ​Dental: RATE PASS Vision: RATE PASS Life: RATE PASS Chiro: RATE PASSAPRIL RATE GUIDEThe Rate Guide will be posted to the ​B&P website as soon as it becomes available.

  • 1-100: Choice Builder Plan & Rate Updates Effective January 2018

    Oct 19, 2017

    ​Choice Builder announced rate adjustments and minor benefit changes for January 1, 2018 effective dates. All rates are available for quoting!RatesRate changes for Ameritas, Anthem Blue Cross, Delta Dental & MetLife.Plans & BenefitsMetLife Voluntary Silver PPO removed the 12 month waiting period for Major and Ortho services.​​Ameritas Platinum and Gold plans added Dental Implants.

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

    Jul 14, 2017

    ​​Choice Builder announced a Rate Pass and minor benefit changes for October 1, 2017 effective dates. All rates are available for quoting!RATES ​Dental: RATE PASSVision: RATE PASS​Life: RATE PASSChiro: RATE PASSPLANS & BENEFITSVSP:​ Increase to frames allowance on all Employer Sponsored and Voluntary Vision Plans. OCTOBER RATE GUIDE​The rate guide for October 2017 will be posted on the ​B&P website as soon as it's available.

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      • Introducing Human Interest

        May 07, 2019

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

  • 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.

  • 3 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Workers' Compensation Policy

    Jul 31, 2017

    Workers’ compensation insurance is an important safety net that protects your business and employees in case of an on-the-job illness or injury. However, you might not be aware of some additional resources your insurance carrier may provide to help you maintain a safe workplace, save money and get more value out of your policy.

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  • 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.

  • Guardian Joins Forces with Maxwell Health to Launch Guardian BenefitsCenter

    Jul 28, 2016

    The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America® (Guardian), a leading provider of employee benefits, announced it is working with Maxwell Health (Maxwell) to launch Guardian BenefitsCenter, a multi-carrier, proprietary platform that provides brokers and their clients with a comprehensive end-to-end operating system for delivering employee health and financial security benefits.“The launch of Guardian BenefitsCenter is another example of how Guardian is at the forefront of the workplace benefits market,” said Dong Ahn, Executive Vice President, Group and Worksite Markets at Guardian.

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  • 100+: Introducing MetLife's TakeAlong Dental Solution

    Mar 29, 2016

    ​ Click ​here to view a printable version of the above flyer.Click ​here to view an informational video on MetLife's TakeAlong Dental product.For questions, please ​contact a member of your b&p Sales Team - 888.722.3373.

  • 10-99: MetLife Extending Multi-Product Advantage into 2016

    Oct 29, 2015

    Take advantage of a new, multi-product offer for 2015 effective dates that provides an opportunity for you to extend savings to your clients while you earn additional compensation.IT'S A WIN-WINSAVINGSADDITIONAL COMPENSATION3% off 3 or more:3% off when clients offer 3 or more new coveragesA guaranteed 2nd year rate cap on their new multi-product bundled Dental plan, as applicableEarn an additional one-time payment for each qualifying case sold:$450 for 3 coverages$750 for 5 coverages$600 for 4 coverages$900 for 6 or more coverages HOW IT WORKSChoose at least one coverage from three or more of the six different product groups below.

  • MetLife’s New Product Flips the Script on Traditional Life Insurance

    Jun 26, 2015

    MetLife has announced the launch of it's new Premier Accumulator Universal LifeSM (PAUL) product. Designed to offer increased flexibility, the new option provides both death benefit protection and access to high early cash value accumulation to help policyholders meet a variety of financial goals.Clients, including small business owners, who choose PAUL, can enjoy several benefits including: Access to more cash value, faster than traditional life insurance policies.

  • 1-50: MetLife Multi-Product Advantage

    Feb 27, 2015

    MetLife Multi-Product Advantage Group Savings for 10-99 Eligibles Take advantage of a new, multi-product offer for 2015 effective dates that provides an opportunity for you to extend savings to your clients while you earn additional compensation.

  • 1-50: MetLife's Small Business Multi-Product Advantage

    Feb 20, 2015

    ​To view the full brochure for MetLife's Small Business Multi-Product Advantage, click ​h​ere.For questions, please ​contact a member of your b&p Sales Team - 888.722.3373.

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  • 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: 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.

  • VSP: Renewal of Exclusive Longterm Global Eyewear Licensing Agreement

    Oct 03, 2017

    ​MARCHON EYEWEAR, INC. AND CALVIN KLEIN, INC. ANNOUNCE RENEWAL OF EXCLUSIVE LONGTERM GLOBAL EYEWEAR LICENSING AGREEMENT​MELVILLE, NY + NEW YORK, NY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2017 – Marchon Eyewear, Inc., one of the world’s leading manufacturers and distributors of quality eyewear and sunwear, and Calvin Klein, Inc., the global lifestyle brand and wholly owned subsidiary of PVH Corp.

  • Most Popular Questions from VSP Members

    Jul 31, 2017

    As a VSP Vision Care member, you have access to great eye doctors, eyewear, and the affordable care you deserve. VSP wants to be sure you get the most out of your vision benefit! We know vision care naturally comes with some questions; here are five popular questions asked by VSP members: ​Where’s all of my benefit information? Your personalized benefit information and eligible services is just clicks away on vsp.

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