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Aetna 2-50 Announces April 2011 Rate Adjustments

Feb 17, 2011

Aetna Small Group
April 2011 Rate Adjustments

Aetna Small Group has announced their April 1, 2011 rate increases. Read on for the details.
 
ratesRATE ADJUSTMENTS (effective April 1-June 30, 2011)
Average rate increases are listed below.

HMO Plans:
  • Northern CA: 3.0%
    Southern CA: 1.0%
Advantage Value Network (AVN) Plans:
  • Northern CA: 3.0%
  • Southern CA: 1.0%
Managed Choice (MC) Plans:
  • Northern CA: 3.0%
  • Southern CA: 2.0%
Plan Specific Changes:
  • No plan changes will be implemented
 
Rating Area Changes (by county):
  • Alameda will move from Rating Area 7 to Rating Area 8
  • Contra Costa will move from Rating Area 7 to Rating Area 8
  • Imperial will move from Rating Area 7 to Rating Area 9
  • Kern will move from Rating Area 6 to Rating Area 7
  • Marin will move from Rating Area 9 to Rating Area 8
  • Monterey will move from Rating Area 8 to Rating Area 9
  • San Benito will move from Rating Area 4 to Rating Area 8
  • San Francisco will move from Rating Area 7 to Rating Area 8
  • Santa Clara (950) will move from Rating Area 7 to Rating Area 8
  • Santa Clara (951) will move from Rating Area 7 to Rating Area 8
  • Santa Cruz will move from Rating Area 2 to Rating Area 9
  • Sonoma will move from Rating Area 9 to Rating Area 8
  • Ventura will move from Rating Area 2 to Rating Area 3
 

rafpromoRAF PROMOTION THROUGH JUNE 30, 2011
Aetna's RAF promotion is available through June 15, 2011 effective dates.
  • .90 RAF: 15-50 CA medically enrolling employees
  • .92 RAF: 10-14 CA medically enrolling employees
  • Click here
     for Aetna's current RAF promotion
Guidelines:
  • Groups must submit a copy of their 'original' current AND prior renewal or their issued RAF at new business.
  • Aetna will only accept the original renewal received by a group to determine eligibility; revised renewals will not be accepted.
  • Groups applying for the guaranteed RAF must be AB1672 eligible and have a current RAF of 1.06 or less with their current carrier.
  • Groups must apply for the RAF promotion prior to final underwriting approval.
  • AB1672 eligible groups moving from a large group contract are eligible if the group provides a large group renewal of less than 20% increase within 90 days of their requested effective date.
  • Groups that received a 10-point RAF increase are ineligible.
  • Groups with 30% or more COBRA/Cal-COBRA enrollees are ineligble.
  • COBRA/Cal-COBRA enrollees do not count toward enrolled employee counts.
  • Groups moving from CaliforniaChoice, Contractor's Choice, HSA California, Kaiser Permanente Choice Solution and/or groups that have withdrawn from Aetna within 12 months of the requested date are ineligible.
  • Carve out groups (management / non-management, union / non-union) and PEO groups are ineligible.
 
Please contact any member of your b&p Sales Team for assistance with quote requests and questions regarding the details above.
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