Anthem announced rate and plan updates for October 1, 2021 effective dates. Rates are available for quoting!
Medical Quarterly Rate Change Average:
Medical Average Annual / Renewal Rate Change Average:
Dental Metallic/Essential Choice PPO, Legacy, & Dental Net will have a rate pass. Blue View Vision will also have a rate pass.
Underwriting Promos Extended Through 12/15/21!
- DE-9C not required with 3 or more subscribers enrolling! Groups with prior coverage must submit prior carrier bill. Excludes virgin groups.
- Relaxed Participation: 25% participation for groups of 5 or more enrolled subscribers! 65% participation required for 4 or fewer enrolled subscribers.
- Valid Waivers: Individual coverage both on and off of the Exchange will be accepted as a valid waiver
- Network Flexibility: Groups can choose 2 PPO networks alongside 1 HMO network or 2 HMO networks alongside 1 PPO network
Ancillary Updates & Important Reminders
- Whole Health medical plans include enhanced embedded dental and vision plans
- Unlimited Annual Maximum available on dental plans
- 5% bundling discount available when new dental is purchased with new vision, life, and/or disability
- 24-month rate guarantee for dental, vision, life, and/or disability
- Dental & vision participation:
- 25% for 5+, min 2 enrolled
- 65% for 2-4, min 2 enrolled
- Voluntary requires only 5 enrolled
- Life & Disability product enhancements
- Non-integrated STD benefit of 20% or 30% for groups with 10+ eligible
- Additional flat life options available for groups with 2-9 lives
- Increasing Accelerated Death Benefit to 80% from 75%
- SSNRA for waiver of premiums versus to age 65
Beginning with September 1, 2021 effective dates, renewing Medical Groups with a minimum of 5 subscribers enrolled will see a dental and/or vision quote include in their renewal packet.
Anthem's Medical & Specialty Broker Incentives continue through Q4 2021. Click here to see their flyer for complete details.
- 7/1/21: Q4 rates on Producer Toolbox
- 7/7/21: Q4 rates live on bpQuote and other quoting vendors
- 7/7/21: October renewals posted on Producer Toolbox
- 7/14/21: October renewals mailed to Employers
- 7/23/21: October renewals available on EmployerAccess
- 7/30/21: November renewals posted on Producer Toolbox
- 8/9/21: November renewals mailed to Employers
- 8/25/21: November renewals available on EmployerAccess
- 9/10/21 - 9/13/21: December renewals posted on Producer Toolbox
- 9/24/21: December renewals mailed to Employers
- 9/30/21: December renewals available on EmployerAccess
For questions or help with an Anthem Blue Cross quote, please contact a member of your B&P Sales Team - 888.722.3373.