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Q3 2024 Rate Availability Update
Q3 2024 rates are starting to be released in bpQuote! We expect to have all Q3 2024 rates around mid-April.
Humana Receives Approval for Disability in CA
Humana received approval for their LTD and STD products in California. You can start quoting these products beginning with June effective dates.
6 Ways to Encourage Your Workforce to Engage in Virtual Care
While 98% of large employers now offer virtual care in their current plan designs, telehealth accounts for only 20% or less of all patient visits. Learn how employers can engage their workforce in using available virtual care.
Anthem's Sale of Life and Disability Products to the Standard Is Now Complete
Effective April 1, 2024, StanCorp Financial Group, Inc. (The Standard) has acquired Anthem's parent company’s Life and Disability business.
Oakley.com Is a New Online Vision Provider in the Blue View Vision Network
With the addition of Oakley.com to Anthem Blue Cross's Blue View Vision network, members now have another convenient online option when it comes to purchasing eyewear.
Priority Select HMO Network Expands into 3 New Counties
Anthem Blue Cross's Priority Select HMO network expanded into Kern, Ventura, and San Luis Obispo counties on March 1, 2024.
Aetna Plan & Rate Updates Effective July 2024
Aetna announced ​plan and rate updates for July 1, 2024 effective dates. Rates are available for quoting!
Talkspace Available to Cigna + Oscar Members
Talkspace is the place to go for fast and simple online therapy. Members can connect with a licensed therapist through private message or video chat to get the support they need from the comfort and privacy of their own home.
New Employee Benefits Trends and Why They Matter
In MetLife's 2024 Employee Benefits Trends Study, brokers will find all the research, all the statistics, and all the learnings they’ll need to validate the business case for benefits and employee care across the entire employee experience.
UHC Plan & Rate Updates Effective July 2024
UHC announced plan and rate updates for July 1, 2024 effective dates. Rates are available for quoting!
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New Look & Website Coming Soon
We are excited to unveil the fresh, vibrant new look of Beere&Purves!
Now Quoting All Q2 2024 Rates
All Q2 2024 rates are now available in bpQuote – see below for more information on the 2024 updates for each B&P medical carrier!
Post Approval Reminders
Don't forget to review the items listed below before the end of your group's effective month. Employers only have until the end of their effective month to request changes, any change after will require an exception and may not be approved retroactively.
Q4 2023 Small Group Medical Renewal Release Dates
Anticipated Q4 2023 renewal release dates for B&P medical carrier partners are outlined in the table below.
Q3 2023 Rate Availability Update
All Q3 2023 rates are now available in bpQuote! Click the links below to read more about carrier-specific changes.
Q2 2023 Rate Availability Update
All Q2 2023 rates are now available in bpQuote! Click the links below to read more about carrier-specific changes.
2023 Updates with B&P
You have 4 valuable opportunities to join the B&P Sales Team to learn about the changes going into effect on January 1, 2023 for B&P carrier partners.
Q4 2022 Rate Availability Update
All Q4 2022 rates are now available in bpQuote! Click the links below to read more about carrier-specific changes.
Small Group Medical Renewal Release Dates
Anticipated renewal release dates for B&P medical carrier partners are outlined in the table below.
Post Approval Reminders
Don't forget to review the items listed below before the end of your group's effective month. Employers only have until the end of their effective month to request changes, any change after will require an exception and may not be approved retroactively.
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Q3 2024 Rate Availability Update
Q3 2024 rates are starting to be released in bpQuote! We expect to have all Q3 2024 rates around mid-April.
Now Quoting All Q2 2024 Rates
All Q2 2024 rates are now available in bpQuote – see below for more information on the 2024 updates for each B&P medical carrier!
bpQuote Rolls Out Multiple Enhancements
bpQuote has rolled out a variety of new enhancements that will make quoting and navigating through the quote engine easier.
New Custom Side by Side Detail Report in bpQuote
bpQuote has a new Custom Side by Side Detail (BETA) report that allows you compare benefits across plans and show only the benefits you want.
bpQuote Maintenance from 3 AM - 8 AM PST on Saturday, 8/12
HealthConnect will be performing maintenance on the quote engine from 3 AM to 8 AM PST on Saturday, August 12th. bpQuote may have intermittent outages during this time.
bpQuote Maintenance from 3 AM - 9 AM PDT on Saturday, 5/27
HealthConnect will be performing maintenance on the quote engine from 3 AM to 9 AM PDT on Saturday, May 27th. bpQuote may have intermittent outages during this time.
Q3 2023 Rate Availability Update
All Q3 2023 rates are now available in bpQuote! Click the links below to read more about carrier-specific changes.
bpQuote Maintenance from 3 AM - 8 AM PST on Saturday, 2/11
HealthConnect will be performing maintenance on the quote engine from 3 AM to 8 AM PST on Saturday, February 11th. bpQuote may have intermittent outages during this time.
Q2 2023 Rate Availability Update
All Q2 2023 rates are now available in bpQuote! Click the links below to read more about carrier-specific changes.
bpQuote Rolls Out 4 New Enhancements
bpQuote has rolled out four new enhancements to the quote engine. These enhancements will make it easier to filter, sort, and export information.
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New California Law Offers Fresh Protection From Steep Ambulance Bills
Commercial Small and Large Group Evidence of Coverage (EOC) booklets, for plans effective January 1, 2024 and later, will contain the updates as shown in the Notice of Changes links below. This Notice reflects Health Net of California (Health Net) compliance with new laws and regulatory requirements. It also addresses Health Net administrative changes.
IRS Announces 2024 FSA, Transit & Parking Limits
The IRS has announced the 2024 FSA, Transit and Parking limits increases.
Reminder: Creditable Coverage Disclosure Deadline is 10/14
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.
2024 Annual HSA Limits Announced
The IRS has released the 2024 annual HSA contribution limits as well as the HDHP deductible and out-of-pocket expense limits. The tables below show the 2023 and 2024 amounts with the year-over-year changes.
Employee Navigator Announces Acquisition of Ease
Ease is excited to announce that they have been acquired by Employee Navigator. You can read the full press release here for additional details and to learn more about the acquisition.
Commissioner Lara and Legislators Push to Further Enhance California’s Preventive Health Care Protections Following Texas Court Ruling
The following information was sent from California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara regarding the federal trial court ruling in Braidwood Management Inc. v. Becerra which ruled that employers can't be required to cover specified preventive services under the ACA.
New Required Ethics One-Hour Study on Insurance Fraud
The following information was sent from California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara regarding a new requirement for a one hour of study on insurance fraud as part of the prelicensing education for new applicants and continuing education requirements for licensed agents and brokers. Please review the entire message to ensure you satisfy the new education requirements in effect as of March 1, 2023.
Ease’s 2023 SMB Benefits & Employee Insights Report
Pulled from a year’s worth of benefits decisions in Ease — featuring trends from the past three years — the 2023 SMB Benefits and Employee Insights Report helps brokers and agencies benchmark.
Biden Administration Ending COVID-19 National Emergency and Public Health Emergency Effective May 11, 2023
The Biden Administration announced on January 30, 2023, that it will end the COVID-19 national emergency and public health emergency (PHE) on May 11, 2023. These emergencies were set to expire on March 1 and April 11 respectively, but they will now extend to May 11 to allow a wind-down period as they had previously committed to.
CAA Sec. 204 Prescription Drug Data Collection (RxDC)
Section 204 of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (CAA) requires insurance companies and employer-based health plans to submit information about prescription drugs to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
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Oakley.com Is a New Online Vision Provider in the Blue View Vision Network
With the addition of Oakley.com to Anthem Blue Cross's Blue View Vision network, members now have another convenient online option when it comes to purchasing eyewear.
Priority Select HMO Network Expands into 3 New Counties
Anthem Blue Cross's Priority Select HMO network expanded into Kern, Ventura, and San Luis Obispo counties on March 1, 2024.
Anthem & Trinity Health Renew Agreement
Anthem Blue Cross is pleased to announce that they have successfully renewed their Commercial agreement with the Trinity Health comprising the noted entities: St Agnes Medical Center (050093), Fresno Surgical Hospital (050708), and St. Agnes Medical Foundation (PPO).
Anthem & Scripps Health Renew Agreement
Anthem Blue Cross is pleased to announce that they have successfully renewed their Commercial agreement with Scripps Health, comprising the following-referenced entities. Scripps Health is located in San Diego County.
Anthem & UC Health Contract Update
Anthem Blue Cross and UC Health have agreed in principle to a new contract providing Anthem members access to affordable care at UC Health’s doctors and hospitals for years to come. The organizations have also agreed to extend their current contract to April 1, 2024, allowing time to finalize the new contract and offer Anthem members uninterrupted in-network care at UC Health.
Anthem & Meritage Medical Network Update
The CaliforniaCare HMO Agreement between Anthem Blue Cross and Meritage Medical Network will terminate effective December 31, 2023. As a result, beginning December 31, 2023, Meritage Medical Network will no longer be part of the Anthem Blue Cross commercial HMO Network. Meritage Medical Network is located in Marin County.
Anthem & Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital Renew Agreement
Anthem is pleased to announce that they have renewed their agreement retro-effective to August 1, 2023, with Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital.
Hoag Joins Health Net’s Full Network HMO and Full Network PPO Networks, Effective November 1, 2023
Effective November 1, 2023, Hoag will be added to Health Net’s Full Network HMO and Full Network PPO networks for small and large employer groups.
Anthem & Community Medical Centers (Community Health System) Renew Agreement
Anthem is pleased to announce that they have renewed their agreement retro-effective January 1, 2023, with these four Community Medical Centers entities.
Aetna & UC Health System Reach Agreement
Aetna and UC Health System reached an agreement on April 13, 2023, for all products (HMO/OAMC/PPO/EPO) and for all segments (small group, mid-market, etc.).
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Aetna Plan & Rate Updates Effective July 2024
Aetna announced ​plan and rate updates for July 1, 2024 effective dates. Rates are available for quoting!
Aetna: Data Collection Requirement for Prescription Drug Data Collection Reporting Submission
Aetna is sending notices to groups to collect information for the upcoming RxDC reporting requirements. Groups must respond by April 12, 2024.
Aetna Plan & Rate Updates Effective April 2024
Aetna announced ​plan and rate updates for April 1, 2024 effective dates. Rates are available for quoting!
Are You Quoting Level Funding?
Level funding may be a great option to consider as it provides the best of fully insured and self-insured coverages in a simple product.
Aetna Plan & Rate Updates Effective January 2024
Aetna announced ​plan and rate updates for January 1, 2024 effective dates. Rates are available for quoting!
Aetna Provides Update on 2022 MLR Rebates
California small groups will not receive MLR rebates as Aetna met or exceeded MLR thresholds for their California pools.
Aetna: Small Group Gag Clause Prohibition Compliance Attestation
Aetna will submit the Gag Clause Prohibition Compliance Attestation on behalf of all fully-insured and small group AFA plan sponsors.
Aetna Offers Care Within Reach
When your employees visit nearby MinuteClinic locations, they can get the same quality care that they would at an urgent care center or hospital for a variety of services. This includes vaccinations, physical screenings, care for chronic conditions and more.
Q4 2023 Small Group Medical Renewal Release Dates
Anticipated Q4 2023 renewal release dates for B&P medical carrier partners are outlined in the table below.
Aetna Plan & Rate Updates Effective October 2023
Aetna announced ​plan and rate updates for October 1, 2023 effective dates. Rates are available for quoting!
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Anthem's Sale of Life and Disability Products to the Standard Is Now Complete
Effective April 1, 2024, StanCorp Financial Group, Inc. (The Standard) has acquired Anthem's parent company’s Life and Disability business.
Oakley.com Is a New Online Vision Provider in the Blue View Vision Network
With the addition of Oakley.com to Anthem Blue Cross's Blue View Vision network, members now have another convenient online option when it comes to purchasing eyewear.
Priority Select HMO Network Expands into 3 New Counties
Anthem Blue Cross's Priority Select HMO network expanded into Kern, Ventura, and San Luis Obispo counties on March 1, 2024.
CarelonRx’s EnsureRx Launches March 1 for Integrated Pharmacy Clients
As of March 1, 2024, when members use their ID card at retail pharmacies, they will experience the benefits of EnsureRx. This is Anthem's integrated cost-savings program that compares the benefit cost of over 200 generic prescription medications against multiple cash discount cards and then automatically applies the lowest available price on those medications.
Anthem & Trinity Health Renew Agreement
Anthem Blue Cross is pleased to announce that they have successfully renewed their Commercial agreement with the Trinity Health comprising the noted entities: St Agnes Medical Center (050093), Fresno Surgical Hospital (050708), and St. Agnes Medical Foundation (PPO).
Anthem & Scripps Health Renew Agreement
Anthem Blue Cross is pleased to announce that they have successfully renewed their Commercial agreement with Scripps Health, comprising the following-referenced entities. Scripps Health is located in San Diego County.
Anthem & UC Health Contract Update
Anthem Blue Cross and UC Health have agreed in principle to a new contract providing Anthem members access to affordable care at UC Health’s doctors and hospitals for years to come. The organizations have also agreed to extend their current contract to April 1, 2024, allowing time to finalize the new contract and offer Anthem members uninterrupted in-network care at UC Health.
Anthem Plan & Rate Updates Effective April 2024
Anthem announced rate and plan updates for April 1, 2024 effective dates. Rates are available for quoting!
Anthem & Meritage Medical Network Update
The CaliforniaCare HMO Agreement between Anthem Blue Cross and Meritage Medical Network will terminate effective December 31, 2023. As a result, beginning December 31, 2023, Meritage Medical Network will no longer be part of the Anthem Blue Cross commercial HMO Network. Meritage Medical Network is located in Marin County.
New Benefits Added to Coverage for Contraception, Mental Health and Substance Use
Anthem Blue Cross is increasing coverage effective January 1, 2024, to comply with new state mandates on a suicide and crisis lifeline, contraceptives, and other behavioral health crisis service providers.
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Anthem's Sale of Life and Disability Products to the Standard Is Now Complete
Effective April 1, 2024, StanCorp Financial Group, Inc. (The Standard) has acquired Anthem's parent company’s Life and Disability business.
Oakley.com Is a New Online Vision Provider in the Blue View Vision Network
With the addition of Oakley.com to Anthem Blue Cross's Blue View Vision network, members now have another convenient online option when it comes to purchasing eyewear.
Priority Select HMO Network Expands into 3 New Counties
Anthem Blue Cross's Priority Select HMO network expanded into Kern, Ventura, and San Luis Obispo counties on March 1, 2024.
CarelonRx’s EnsureRx Launches March 1 for Integrated Pharmacy Clients
As of March 1, 2024, when members use their ID card at retail pharmacies, they will experience the benefits of EnsureRx. This is Anthem's integrated cost-savings program that compares the benefit cost of over 200 generic prescription medications against multiple cash discount cards and then automatically applies the lowest available price on those medications.
Anthem & Trinity Health Renew Agreement
Anthem Blue Cross is pleased to announce that they have successfully renewed their Commercial agreement with the Trinity Health comprising the noted entities: St Agnes Medical Center (050093), Fresno Surgical Hospital (050708), and St. Agnes Medical Foundation (PPO).
Anthem & Scripps Health Renew Agreement
Anthem Blue Cross is pleased to announce that they have successfully renewed their Commercial agreement with Scripps Health, comprising the following-referenced entities. Scripps Health is located in San Diego County.
Anthem & UC Health Contract Update
Anthem Blue Cross and UC Health have agreed in principle to a new contract providing Anthem members access to affordable care at UC Health’s doctors and hospitals for years to come. The organizations have also agreed to extend their current contract to April 1, 2024, allowing time to finalize the new contract and offer Anthem members uninterrupted in-network care at UC Health.
Anthem & Meritage Medical Network Update
The CaliforniaCare HMO Agreement between Anthem Blue Cross and Meritage Medical Network will terminate effective December 31, 2023. As a result, beginning December 31, 2023, Meritage Medical Network will no longer be part of the Anthem Blue Cross commercial HMO Network. Meritage Medical Network is located in Marin County.
New Benefits Added to Coverage for Contraception, Mental Health and Substance Use
Anthem Blue Cross is increasing coverage effective January 1, 2024, to comply with new state mandates on a suicide and crisis lifeline, contraceptives, and other behavioral health crisis service providers.
Anthem Has Submitted the Gag Clause Prohibition Compliance Attestation
On December 22, 2023, Anthem Blue Cross submitted Gag Clause Prohibition Compliance Attestations on behalf of their fully insured clients for the benefits they administer and maintain. ASO clients who completed the opt-in form were also included in the attestation submission for the benefits they administer and maintain. The attestation includes active clients through October 31, 2023.
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ArmadaCare: Tax Season + Benefits = Secret Weapon
It's tax season. And business owners are reminded of how much they pay. They are probably wondering how they can get more tax breaks, including on healthcare expenses.
Explore Kaiser Permanente's Health & Wellness Resources
Use Kaiser Permanente's new Value Add slide to learn more about health and wellness resources available to members.
Kaiser Permanente 2023 RxDC Reporting Update
By February 27, Kaiser Permanente will send an updated form to contract signers to request average monthly premium and Form 5500 information. The form must be completed by March 29, 2024.
CaliforniaChoice Plan & Rate Updates Effective April 2024
CaliforniaChoice announced plan and rate updates for April 1, 2024 effective dates. Rates are available for quoting!
bpQuote Adds Spanish Worksheets & New Sort Option
bpQuote has rolled out two new enhancements to the quote engine. You can now get Spanish versions of the Employee Worksheet ACA report and New Hire Worksheet report. bpQuote also added a new sort option on the proposal options page to let you sort by Plan Type and then by Network Size.
CaliforniaChoice Plan & Rate Updates Effective January 2024
CaliforniaChoice announced plan and rate updates for January 1, 2024 effective dates. Rates are available for quoting!
Q4 2023 Small Group Medical Renewal Release Dates
Anticipated Q4 2023 renewal release dates for B&P medical carrier partners are outlined in the table below.
CaliforniaChoice Plan & Rate Updates Effective October 2023
CaliforniaChoice announced plan and rate updates for October 1, 2023 effective dates. Rates are available for quoting!
Q3 2023 Rate Availability Update
All Q3 2023 rates are now available in bpQuote! Click the links below to read more about carrier-specific changes.
CaliforniaChoice Plan & Rate Updates Effective July 2023
CaliforniaChoice announced plan and rate updates for July 1, 2023 effective dates. Rates are available for quoting!
Q2 2023 Rate Availability Update
All Q2 2023 rates are now available in bpQuote! Click the links below to read more about carrier-specific changes.
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ChoiceBuilder Plan & Rate Updates Effective April 2024
ChoiceBuilder announced plan and rate updates for April 1, 2024 effective dates. All rates are available for quoting!
ChoiceBuilder Plan & Rate Updates Effective January 2024
ChoiceBuilder announced plan and rate updates for January 1, 2024 effective dates. All rates are available for quoting!
ChoiceBuilder Plan & Rate Updates Effective July 2023
ChoiceBuilder announced plan and rate updates for July 1, 2023 effective dates. All rates are available for quoting!
ChoiceBuilder Plan & Rate Updates Effective April 2023
ChoiceBuilder announced plan and rate updates for April 1, 2023 effective dates. All rates are available for quoting!
ChoiceBuilder Plan & Rate Updates Effective January 2023
ChoiceBuilder announced plan and rate updates for January 1, 2023 effective dates. All rates are available for quoting!
ChoiceBuilder Plan & Rate Updates Effective December 2022
ChoiceBuilder announced plan and rate updates for December 1, 2022 effective dates. All rates are available for quoting!
ChoiceBuilder Plan & Rate Updates Effective October 2022
ChoiceBuilder announced plan and rate updates for October 1, 2022 effective dates. All rates are available for quoting!
ChoiceBuilder Plan & Rate Updates Effective July 2022
ChoiceBuilder announced plan and rate updates for July 1, 2022 effective dates. All rates are available for quoting!
ChoiceBuilder Plan & Rate Updates Effective April 2022
ChoiceBuilder announced plan and rate updates for April 1, 2022 effective dates. All rates are available for quoting!
ChoiceBuilder Plan & Rate Updates Effective January 2022
ChoiceBuilder announced plan and rate updates for January 1, 2022 effective dates. All rates are available for quoting!
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Talkspace Available to Cigna + Oscar Members
Talkspace is the place to go for fast and simple online therapy. Members can connect with a licensed therapist through private message or video chat to get the support they need from the comfort and privacy of their own home.
Cigna + Oscar Plan & Rate Updates Effective April 2024
Cigna + Oscar announced plan and rate updates for April 1, 2024 effective dates. Rates are available for quoting!
Cigna + Oscar Improves Provider Eligibility Verification
Cigna + Oscar is committed to creating the best member experience possible and they are improving eligibility verification for a better member experience.
Cigna + Oscar Plan & Rate Updates Effective January 2024
Cigna + Oscar announced plan and rate updates for January 1, 2024 effective dates. Rates are available for quoting!
Q4 2023 Small Group Medical Renewal Release Dates
Anticipated Q4 2023 renewal release dates for B&P medical carrier partners are outlined in the table below.
Cigna + Oscar Plan & Rate Updates Effective October 2023
Cigna + Oscar announced plan and rate updates for October 1, 2023 effective dates. Rates are available for quoting!
Cigna + Oscar Plan & Rate Updates Effective July 2023
Cigna + Oscar announced plan and rate updates for July 1, 2023 effective dates. Rates are available for quoting!
Q3 2023 Rate Availability Update
All Q3 2023 rates are now available in bpQuote! Click the links below to read more about carrier-specific changes.
Cigna + Oscar Plan & Rate Updates Effective April 2023
Cigna + Oscar announced plan and rate updates for April 1, 2023 effective dates. Rates are available for quoting!
Q2 2023 Rate Availability Update
All Q2 2023 rates are now available in bpQuote! Click the links below to read more about carrier-specific changes.
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CCSB Plan & Rate Updates Effective July 2024
Covered California for Small Business announced rate updates for July 1, 2024 effective dates. Rates are available for quoting!
Explore Kaiser Permanente's Health & Wellness Resources
Use Kaiser Permanente's new Value Add slide to learn more about health and wellness resources available to members.
CCSB Provides Update on 2024 RxDC Reporting Deadlines
Covered California for Small Business (CCSB) provided the follow update on RxDC reporting for their groups for the 2024 reporting deadline. Blue Shield and Sharp Health Plan are requesting information from CCSB groups. Kaiser Permanente will compile and submit data on behalf of their employers.
Kaiser Permanente 2023 RxDC Reporting Update
By February 27, Kaiser Permanente will send an updated form to contract signers to request average monthly premium and Form 5500 information. The form must be completed by March 29, 2024.
CCSB Small Business Partner News Update (January 2024)
Covered California for Small Business (CCSB) provided the below updates on their exclusive small business tax credit, renewal documents getting an updated look, and their team contacts sheet.
CCSB Plan & Rate Updates Effective April 2024
Covered California for Small Business announced rate updates for April 1, 2024 effective dates. Rates are available for quoting!
CCSB Small Business Partner News Update (Q4 2024)
Covered California for Small Business (CCSB) provided the below updates on renewal documents getting an updated look, their Partnership That Pays bonus program, the upcoming Special Enrollment Period, and a reminder about the new plans they introduced July 1, 2023.
CCSB Plan & Rate Updates Effective January 2024
Covered California for Small Business announced rate updates for January 1, 2024 effective dates. Rates are available for quoting!
CCSB Small Business Partner News Quarterly Update
Covered California for Small Business (CCSB) provided the below updates on their new Partnership That Pays bonus program, new plans effective July 1, 2023, and exclusive tax credit for small business.
Q4 2023 Small Group Medical Renewal Release Dates
Anticipated Q4 2023 renewal release dates for B&P medical carrier partners are outlined in the table below.
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Delta Dental Winter 2024 Insider Update
Delta Dental provided news and insights for their brokers.
Delta Dental & DeltaVision: 2 Plans, 1 Invoice, 0 Hassle
Selling to businesses with 2-99 employees? Offer them DeltaVision, which combines dental and vision benefits in one easy invoice and one application.
New Perks for Delta Dental Clients
Delta Dental latest Insider Update provided updates on their new LifePerks benefit, 2024 rates, and more.
LifePerks Now Part of Delta Dental's Member Perks
Delta Dental is now offering members LifePerks, which gives Delta Dental small business members access to a wide variety of local and national offers and discounts.
Delta Dental Plan & Rate Updates Effective January 2024
Delta Dental announced plan and rate updates for January 1, 2024 effective dates, rates are available for quoting.
Delta Dental Insider Update for May 2023
Delta Dental provided news and insights for their brokers.
Delta Dental Insider Update for April 2023
Delta Dental provided news and insights for their brokers.
Delta Dental Insider Update for March 2023
Delta Dental provided news and insights for their brokers.
Delta Dental 2023 Broker Rewards Program
Enroll in Delta Dental’s Small Business Broker Rewards Program at ddsbrewards.com, and you could earn additional compensation for selling and retaining eligible groups of 2-99 lives.
Delta Dental Insider Update for February 2023
Delta Dental provided news and insights for their brokers.
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Guardian Provides Update on College Tuition Benefit Program
A key element of Guardian's Group Benefits strategy is to enhance and expand their portfolio of products and services to support the well-being of members. As part of this focus, Guardian also continually evaluates their existing products and services, measuring their impact and seeing how well they align with their Purpose and strategy.
Guardian Rate Adjustments Effective 2022
Guardian announced rate updates for January 1, 2022 effective dates. Rates are available for quoting!
Guardian Rate Adjustments Effective 2021
Guardian announced rate updates for January 1, 2021 effective dates. Rates are available for quoting!
Guardian Pandemic Support Reminder Election Update
As a reminder, Guardian introduced the Guardian Pandemic Support Program* to help your clients with fully-insured Guardian dental and vision plans be able to manage costs by choosing either a premium credit or extended rate guarantee.**
Guardian Pandemic Support Reminder
Guardian recently introduced the Guardian Pandemic Support Program* to help your clients manage costs and provide employees with affordable, uninterrupted access to dental care as practices reopen for elective treatments.
Guardian Financial Support and Benefit Enhancements for Dental and Vision Customers
Guardian has heard directly from many of you about how significantly the pandemic has impacted employers and their members’ ability to receive dental care.
Guardian WorkLifeMatters EAP Small Business COVID-19 Action Center Now Available
Currently, 92% of small business owners are reporting a moderate to very high level of stress at this time, yet over 70% are still optimistic about the future. Guardian is committed to providing their small businesses customers with the support they need to help navigate the challenges of this unprecedented time.
Health Net: Transparency in Coverage - Cost Comparison Tool
Health Net has partnered with Sapphire Digital to offer this cost comparison tool, using Sapphire’s S365 product. S365 provides the ability to search by billing code or billing code short description for negotiated rates.
Health Net Prescription Drug Reporting (RxDC Report) Update
Health Net provided confirmation that they will meet all regulatory obligations for 2023 reporting due on 6/1/2024. They will not be requesting any data from groups to complete the required data.
Health Net Confirms Gag Clause Prohibition Compliance Attestation (GCPCA) Submission
Health Net of California, Inc. and Health Net of Oregon, Inc. (Health Net) attested to the 2023 Gag Clause Prohibition Compliance on December 19, 2023, directly on behalf of its fully insured groups to the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and the Treasury.
Health Net: Update to California COVID-19 Benefit Changes
Health Net provided information about updates to COVID-19 benefits for their different market segments.
Health Net Renews with Sutter Health
Great news! Health Net of California, Inc. (Health Net) has reached an agreement with Sutter Health (Sutter) to continue to be contracted with Health Net for all products that participate with Sutter. Health Net has reached a 3-year agreement with Sutter Health through 12/31/2026.
Health Net Plan & Rate Updates Effective April 2024
Health Net announced plan and rate updates for April 1, 2024. Rates are available for quoting!
Health Net Highlights: Competitive Rates, Nationwide Network, and Simplified Underwriting
There’s never been a better time to quote and sell Health Net! Their consistent pricing, new out-of-state provider network, and simplified underwriting are just some of the great reasons to work with Health Net.
Health Net Provides Notice of Changes to Coverage Terms for 2024
Commercial Small and Large Group Evidence of Coverage (EOC) booklets, for plans effective January 1, 2024 and later, will contain the updates as shown in the Notice of Changes links below. This Notice reflects Health Net of California (Health Net) compliance with new laws and regulatory requirements. It also addresses Health Net administrative changes.
Hoag Joins Health Net’s Full Network HMO and Full Network PPO Networks, Effective November 1, 2023
Effective November 1, 2023, Hoag will be added to Health Net’s Full Network HMO and Full Network PPO networks for small and large employer groups.
Health Net: Update to CA Commercial COVID-19 Benefit Change Member Notices
Health Net will be mailing correction notices to impacted members regarding their previous communication about the COVID-19 benefit changes the begin November 12, 2023.
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Health Net: Transparency in Coverage - Cost Comparison Tool
Health Net has partnered with Sapphire Digital to offer this cost comparison tool, using Sapphire’s S365 product. S365 provides the ability to search by billing code or billing code short description for negotiated rates.
Health Net Renews with Sutter Health
Great news! Health Net of California, Inc. (Health Net) has reached an agreement with Sutter Health (Sutter) to continue to be contracted with Health Net for all products that participate with Sutter. Health Net has reached a 3-year agreement with Sutter Health through 12/31/2026.
Health Net Provides Notice of Changes to Coverage Terms for 2024
Commercial Small and Large Group Evidence of Coverage (EOC) booklets, for plans effective January 1, 2024 and later, will contain the updates as shown in the Notice of Changes links below. This Notice reflects Health Net of California (Health Net) compliance with new laws and regulatory requirements. It also addresses Health Net administrative changes.
Health Net’s Large Group Portfolio: New and Improved for 2024
Health Net has refreshed their portfolio for 2024 with even more of their most popular plan designs and new plans to meet the diverse needs of your employer groups. Their new 2024 portfolio offerings equip you with choices designed to satisfy your clients – and keep your business growing!
Health Net Finalizes 2022 Medical Loss Ratio (MLR) Results
California and Oregon IFP/IEX, SBG, and LRG subscribers and employer groups will not receive 2022 plan year rebates since Health Net met or exceeded the MLR targets for those market segments.
Health Net Large Group Pricing and Guidelines Create Broader Selling Options
Health Net plans looks to expand their Large Group book by offering preferred pricing to select industries - construction, retail, restaurants, leisure and hospitality.
Health Net Large Group Enhanced Choice Rate Cap Program (101-500 Eligibles)
Qualified new groups can take advantage of a second-year rate cap on all Enhanced Choice plans for effective dates 1/1/2023 through 2/29/2024.
Health Net Large Group Targets Several Industries in 2023
Health Net has targeted several industries that not only have specific needs that are uniquely addressed by Health Net's value proposition but where they've also built successful long term relationships with significant blocks of business.
Health Net Provides Notice of Changes to Coverage Terms for 2023
Commercial Small and Large Group Evidence of Coverage (EOC) booklets, for plans effective January 1, 2023 and later, will contain the updates as shown in the Notice of Changes links below. This Notice reflects Health Net of California (Health Net) compliance with new laws and regulatory requirements. It also addresses Health Net administrative changes.
Health Net’s Large Group Portfolio: Here’s What’s New and Improved for 2023
For 2023, Health Net will transition to Enhanced Choice as the single quoted portfolio for California Large Group. Enhanced Choice will continue to utilize the “Pick Your Plan, Pick Your Network” strategy.
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What is CalSavers?
With upcoming registration deadlines approaching for CalSavers, you are probably hearing a lot about California’s retirement savings program.
6 Ways to Encourage Your Workforce to Engage in Virtual Care
While 98% of large employers now offer virtual care in their current plan designs, telehealth accounts for only 20% or less of all patient visits. Learn how employers can engage their workforce in using available virtual care.
Explore Kaiser Permanente's Health & Wellness Resources
Use Kaiser Permanente's new Value Add slide to learn more about health and wellness resources available to members.
Kaiser Permanente 2023 RxDC Reporting Update
By February 27, Kaiser Permanente will send an updated form to contract signers to request average monthly premium and Form 5500 information. The form must be completed by March 29, 2024.
Kaiser Permanente: Select California Health Care Laws Enacted in 2023
Kaiser Permanente has a new resource available that summarizes selected health care laws that were enacted in California in 2023.
Kaiser Permanente December Broker Newsletter
Learn more about how Kaiser is creating the future of healthcare, along with their enhanced broker onboarding experience, tips to navigate the busy holiday season, and more.
Kaiser Permanente Now Offering Standalone EAP
Kaiser Permanente is now offering a standalone EAP through TELUS Health that is designed to help your clients’ employees feel supported, guided, connected, and rewarded — so they’re encouraged to perform at their best.
Kaiser Permanente October Broker Newsletter
Discover Kaiser Permanente's 2024 enrollment aid, a refreshed broker interface, substance use recovery resources, workplace musculoskeletal solutions, and insights into fostering social health.
Kaiser Plan & Rate Updates Effective January 2024
Kaiser announced plan and rate updates for January 1, 2024 effective dates. Rates are available for quoting!
Kaiser Permanente: Small Group Bonus, Updated Processes, and More
Kaiser Permanente's most recent Broker Briefing provided important updates for brokers about the individual, small group, and large group markets.
Kaiser Permanente Provides Update on 2022 MLR Rebates
Kaiser Permanente is pleased to announce that in California Kaiser Permanente’s individual, small group, and large group MBRs satisfied the required standards for 2022. Therefore, Kaiser Permanente will not be required to issue any Affordable Care Act rebates for 2022 experience.
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6 Ways to Encourage Your Workforce to Engage in Virtual Care
While 98% of large employers now offer virtual care in their current plan designs, telehealth accounts for only 20% or less of all patient visits. Learn how employers can engage their workforce in using available virtual care.
Kaiser Permanente Provides Update on 2022 MLR Rebates
Kaiser Permanente is pleased to announce that in California Kaiser Permanente’s individual, small group, and large group MBRs satisfied the required standards for 2022. Therefore, Kaiser Permanente will not be required to issue any Affordable Care Act rebates for 2022 experience.
Kaiser Permanente Broker Briefing: Ginger App Now Available, 2023 Renewals, and Improved Manage Members Support
Kaiser Permanente's broker briefing provides important updates for individual, small group, and large group clients.
Kaiser Permanente Provides Update on 2021 MLR Rebates
Kaiser Permanente is pleased to announce that in California Kaiser Permanente’s individual, small group, and large group MBRs satisfied the required standards for 2021. Therefore, Kaiser Permanente will not be required to issue any Affordable Care Act rebates for 2021 experience.
Kaiser Permanente Broker Briefing: Cancer Care Webinar, Care While Traveling, Account.kp.org Updates, HSA Updates, Worksite Flu Clinics
Kaiser Permanente's broker briefing provides important updates for individual, small group, and large group clients.
Now Quoting January 2023 Large Group Rates!
We are excited to announce that B&P's large group carriers are now all quoting January 1, 2023 rates! Send your next large group RFP to B&P to get quotes for Anthem Blue Cross, Health Net, and Kaiser Permanente large group plans.
Kaiser Permanente Broker Briefing: Member Transition Hub, Complete Suite Portfolio, Fighting Cancer Virtual, and Renewal Date Change Updates
Kaiser Permanente's broker briefing provides important updates for individual, small group, and large group clients.
Now Quoting January 2022 Large Group Rates!
We are excited to announce that B&P's large group carriers are now all quoting January 1, 2022 rates! Send your next large group RFP to B&P to get quotes for Anthem Blue Cross, Health Net, and Kaiser Permanente large group plans.
New Virtual Complete Plans Effective 4/1/21
Kaiser Permanente Large Group is introducing a new plan design called Virtual Complete effective April, 1, 2021.
Introducing Kaiser Permanente Large Group!
We are excited to announce that Beere&Purves has signed a large group General Agency contract with Kaiser Permanente. You can sell Kaiser Permanente large group business with 101 to 300 eligible employees through Beere&Purves beginning with an October 1, 2020 effective date.
New Employee Benefits Trends and Why They Matter
In MetLife's 2024 Employee Benefits Trends Study, brokers will find all the research, all the statistics, and all the learnings they’ll need to validate the business case for benefits and employee care across the entire employee experience.
Introducing Expanded Teledentistry for MetLife Dental PPO Members
Effective January 1, 2024, MetLife is expanding their virtual teledentistry capabilities and will be partnering with Virtual Dental Care to connect MetLife Dental PPO members with a licensed dentist through a video call to help address urgent dental situations from anywhere. There is a network of virtual dentists available 24/7 for near immediate appointments.
MetLife's February 2024 Insights & Takeaways
MetLife is excited to share valuable resources and industry insights to help you and your clients stay informed.
MetLife's January 2024 Insights & Takeaways
MetLife is excited to share valuable resources and industry insights to help you and your clients stay informed.
Feeling Seen: The Need for Legal Access Among America’s Diverse Workforce
MetLife Legal Plans conducted a comprehensive study on legal access among working Americans and how legal plans can help level the playing field for marginalized groups.
MetLife's September 2023 Insights & Takeaways
MetLife is excited to share valuable resources and industry insights to help you and your clients stay informed.
MetLife's August 2023 Insights & Takeaways
MetLife is excited to share valuable resources and industry insights to help you and your clients stay informed.
MetLife's July 2023 Insights & Takeaways
MetLife is excited to share valuable resources and industry insights to help you and your clients stay informed.
MetLife's April 2023 Insights & Takeaways
MetLife is excited to share valuable resources and industry insights to help you and your clients stay informed.
MetLife's February 2023 Insights & Takeaways
MetLife is excited to share valuable resources and industry insights to help you and your clients stay informed.
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Principal Provides ARPA COBRA Subsidy Guidance to Groups
Principal sent an email to brokers and groups last week regarding the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021's (ARPA) COBRA subsidy, including versions for states that offer state continuation benefits. These letters went to Principal clients with dental and/or vision insurance with Principal.
Principal Available Down to 2 Lives Effective 5/1/21!
Principal has exciting news to share. Beginning with May 1, 2021 effective dates, Principal will be able to quote down to 2 lives! Their updated guidelines are:
Principal Updates & Reminders for New & Renewing Groups
Principal shared some important updates and reminders that will benefit both new and current Principal business.
Principal Dental Premium Credit & Personal Protective Equipment Payment
COVID-19 is impacting everyone’s lives – including trips to the dentist. Most dental offices have been temporarily closed for non-emergency services. And Principal understands employers and their employees have had limited use of their dental benefits.
Principal Offering 2020 Bonuses for Production & Persistency
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.
UHC Plan & Rate Updates Effective July 2024
UHC announced plan and rate updates for July 1, 2024 effective dates. Rates are available for quoting!
UHC: Prioritizing the Perpetual Rise in Pharmacy Costs
Rising drug prices are creating challenges for employers and employees, but a whole-person, integrated and collaborative approach can save money and bolster better health outcomes.
UHC Announces Approach to CAA RxDC Reporting: Customer Data Collection Due March 31, 2024
UHC's RxDC reporting form is now available for employers, make sure your groups submit the appropriate data to UHC by March 31, 2024, to stay in compliance.
UHC: Updates Coming Soon to Some Renewing California Fully Insured Groups
Beginning April 1, 2024, UnitedHealthcare California small business and some large group clients that have purchased a non-HMO plan will begin to leverage a modernized experience from UnitedHealthcare upon their upcoming renewal.
UHC Plan & Rate Updates Effective April 2024
UHC announced plan and rate updates for April 1, 2024 effective dates. Rates are available for quoting!
Care Cash Program Enhancements Aim to Improve Consumer Experience, Expand Eligibility in 2024
UnitedHealthcare is announcing exciting enhancements to their Care Cash program that are designed to help improve the consumer experience and expand employer eligibility.
UHC Expands Virtual Health Specialists to Include Sleep and Women's Health
UnitedHealthcare's Virtual Specialists program now includes virtual sleep care and women's health, enhancing digital access to quality medical and behavioral care. Availability may vary based on state.
Vital Medication Program Offers Insulin & Emergency Use Drugs at $0 Cost-share
UHC's Vital Medication program offers certain drugs at a $0 cost share without the member having to satisfy their deductible.
UHC Reduces Pricing on 14 Dental Plans by 15%
UHC is discounting fourteen of their most popular dental plans by 15%. The fourteen plans were selected based on popularity and market feedback. In addition to these discounts, all current specialty promotions and values adds are still available to stack on.
Are You Quoting Level Funding?
Level funding may be a great option to consider as it provides the best of fully insured and self-insured coverages in a simple product.
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VSP Plan & Rate Updates Effective January 2024
VSP announced a 2024 rate pass, with no changes to plan benefits or underwriting. Rates are available for quoting!
VSP Plan & Rate Updates Effective January 2023
VSP announced a 2023 rate pass, with no changes to plan benefits or underwriting. Rates are available for quoting!
VSP: Plan & Rate Updates Effective January 2022
VSP has announced a Rate Pass through December 31st, 2022, with no changes to plan benefits or underwriting. Rates are available for quoting!
VSP Provides ARPA COBRA Premium Subsidy Update
At VSP the wellbeing of their clients, members, partners, and VSP network doctors is at the heart of everything they do. They are available to help members access the vision care they need, when they need it most. As you’ve likely already heard, the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP) provides temporary premium assistance for continuation of coverage for qualified individuals who lost their coverage due to COVID-19 through tax credits for employers and insurance carriers, as appropriate. The premium assistance will be available from April 1, 2021 – September 30, 2021.
VSP: Plan & Rate Updates Effective January 2021
VSP has announced a Rate Pass through December 31st, 2021, with no changes to plan benefits or underwriting. Rates are available for quoting!
VSP Offering Rate Pass for 8/1/20 through 3/1/21 Renewals
VSP Vision Care is committed to doing all they can to help you and your clients navigate through the uncertainty, as we move toward recovery.