Aetna announced a RATE PASS for October 1, 2018 effective dates, with no changes to plan benefits. All rates are available for quoting!
Medical: RATE PASS
PrimeCare Medical Group has multiple sites, including PrimeCare Medical Group of Coachella Valley and Empire Physicians Medical Group. PrimeCare will be closing their Coachella Valley site and moving all members to their Empire Physicians Medical Group site effective August 1, 2018. Letters and ID cards will be issued to all impacted members by June 1, 2018.
Empire Physicians Medical Group has been added to the HMO Basic network effective July 1, 2018. Empire Physicians is located in Riverside county and now participates in all Aetna commercial HMO networks.
Golden Empire Managed Care (GemCare) is now called Dignity Health with two locations:
- Central CA
- Central CA - Delano
REMINDER FOR SUBMISSION DEADLINES*
Aetna's goal is to provide access to medical and pharmacy benefits for new members on their effective date, to ensure they get the care they need. With that goal in mind, Aetna will continue with our current submission deadline:
- 1st of month effective date: 20th of the previous month
- 15th of month effective date: 5th of the month
Reminder: With the requirement to notify employees of plan changes well in advance of the renewal date - and to ensure timely enrollment of employees on their new plans and their ability to access updated benefits - Aetna is requiring plan change requests for renewals to be submitted 10 days prior to the renewal date.
*These deadlines are specific to California Small Group. Other states may have different timelines for submitting business.
Aetna 2018 book rates are provided below and available on the B&P website.
For questions, please contact a member of your B&P Sales Team - 888.722.3373.