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Anthem Offering Special Open Enrollment Due to Bronze Plan Changes

3/12/20 Update: The DMHC is no longer requiring Anthem to make changes to their Bronze PPO plans for groups with new and renewal dates between 1/1/20 and 4/30/20. However, they are still making changes to some of their Bronze plans effective 5/1/20. Read our news post for more information.


Previous communication - as mentioned above, there is no more Special Open Enrollment as changes only affect new or renewing groups with 5/1/20 effective dates and beyond.

The DMHC recently required Anthem to make some changes to some of their Bronze PPO plans. Due to these changes, Anthem is offering a Special Open Enrollment period for the January – April 15th new and renewing groups who are impacted by the benefit changes on the 2020 Bronze plans. Please keep the following in mind:

  • This Special Open Enrollment period applies only to impacted January – April 15th new and renewing groups that have enrollment in the 2020 Bronze plans.
  • The time frame for submitting the OE changes will be March 1st – May 31st for a May 1st effective date.
  • When making the plan change, the new rate will include any birthday changes.
  • Please send the OE changes directly to Anthem's Enrollment & Billing area and mark the correspondence as "Bronze Special Open Enrollment." These changes cannot be made through EmployerAccess.


This Special Open Enrollment does not apply to Specialty products.


For questions, or help processing any Special Open Enrollment changes, please contact a member of your B&P Sales Team - 888.722.3373.