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Anthem Plan & Rate Updates Effective October 2021

Jul 08, 2021

Anthem announced rate and plan updates for October 1, 2021 effective dates. Rates are available for quoting!

 

Rates

Medical Quarterly Rate Change Average:

  • PPO: 1.3%
  • HMO: 1.1%

 

Medical Average Annual / Renewal Rate Change Average:

  • PPO: -1.6%
  • HMO: -0.6%

 

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.

 

Broker Bonuses

Anthem's Medical & Specialty Broker Incentives continue through Q4 2021. Click here to see their flyer for complete details.

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Important Dates

  • 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.

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