brokerpicks

FAQS

Who do I contact to discuss BrokerPicks?

You may contact Berlyn Mazariego for assistance at 925.296.5482.

What is BrokerPicks?

BrokerPicks is a program sponsored by beere&purves for your clients. When you place your Small Group business through b&p, AND they enroll 1 to 100 employees in one of our Medical carriers, they can choose one service which we will pay for or supplement the cost.

How does my client qualify for BrokerPicks?

When your Small Group business is placed through b&p, your client always has the option of receiving a free Premium Only Plan AND when they enroll 1 to 100 employees in one of our Medical carriers they can also choose from COBRA, EaseCentral, ERISA, FSA, HR360, "other" Benefits/HR Platforms, STRIVE, or Telephonic EAP as their additional service.

What costs does b&p cover for COBRA service?

b&p covers the group's first year administration fees for either Sterling HSA’s or TASC’s COBRA service when 20 or more enroll in a b&p Medical carrier. Additional fees are the client's responsibility.

What costs does b&p cover for EaseCentral?

b&p will subsidize a broker's EaseCentral subscription when 1 or more enroll in a b&p Medical carrier. The subsidy equals a one-time subsidy of $1.40 per b&p Medically enrolled member per month for a period not to exceed 12 months. Additional fees incurred with an EaseCentral subscription are the broker's responsibility.

What costs does b&p cover for "other" Benefits/HR Platforms?

b&p will provide a one-time subsidy to an employer's existing Benefits/HR Platform when 20 or more enroll in a b&p Medical carrier. The subsidy equals a one-time payment of $1 per b&p Medically enrolled member per month for a period not to exceed 12 months. Additional fees are the client's responsibility.

What costs does b&p cover for ERISA service?

b&p covers the group's initial set up fee for either Sterling HSA’s or TASC’s ERISA service when 20 or more enroll in a b&p Medical carrier. Additional fees are the client's responsibility.

What costs does b&p cover for FSA service?

b&p covers the group's initial set up fee for either Sterling HSA’s or TASC’s FSA service when 20 or more enroll in a b&p Medical carrier. Additional fees are the client's responsibility.

What costs does b&p cover for HR360?

b&p covers a one-year subscription fee for HR360 when 5 or more enroll in a b&p Medical carrier. Additional fees are the client's responsibility.

What costs does b&p cover for POP service?

b&p covers the group's first year administration fees for Bancover Insurance Services Premium Only Plan (POP) when a group of 1 or more enrolls in any b&p Medical carrier. This service is offered in addition to one other service requiring minimum enrollment with a b&p Medical carrier.

What costs does b&p cover for STRIVE Benefits?

b&p covers the group's initial set up fee for STRIVE when 20 or more enroll in a b&p Medical carrier. The broker will also receive a 50% discount on 100 STRIVE licenses. Additional fees are the client's responsibility.

What costs does b&p cover for Telephonic EAP service?

b&p covers the group's first year administration fees for the Holman Group’s Telephonic EAP service when 20 or more enroll in a b&p Medical carrier. Additional fees are the client's responsibility.

Who do I notify if I want BrokerPicks for my client?

Notify any member of your b&p Sales Team at the time of sale and indicate which service you would like to receive with the new group submission.

Is BrokerPicks available to a Dental or Vision only group?

No. Your client must enroll between 1 to 100 employees in a beere&purves Medical carrier to be eligible for a BrokerPicks service. However, beere&purves has obtained preferred broker pricing if you would like to extend any of these services to clients that do not qualify for BrokerPicks.

Is BrokerPicks available to my inforce business through b&p?

The free services offered via BrokerPicks are available only to new group submissions with 20 to 250 medically enrolling employees. beere&purves has obtained preferred broker pricing if you would like to extend any of these services to your inforce business.

Since b&p will cover the set up fee for FSA or ERISA or STRIVE Benefits, can I pay for my client's monthly administration fees?

Yes. Discounted pricing is available through b&p for Sterling HSA, STRIVE Benefits and TASC. Contact us for the pricing tables for first year and ongoing costs.

What if my client terminates their medical coverage within the first twelve months?

If the group elected COBRA administration, the EaseCentral subsidy, the "other" Benefits/HR Platform subsidy, or Telephonic EAP services, beere&purves will cease payments following their termination of coverage.

Can I offer the discounted pricing to my groups that have not been placed through beere&purves, i.e. Blue Shield groups?

Yes. While we would prefer you place your business with beere&purves medical carriers, we understand that is not always possible. Therefore, discounted pricing is available through b&p for all of your clients.

What vendor(s) provides COBRA service?

Sterling Health Services Administration (Sterling HSA) and Total Administrative Services Corporation (TASC).

What vendor(s) provides ERISA service?

Sterling Health Services Administration (Sterling HSA) and Total Administrative Services Corporation (TASC).

What vendor(s) provides FSA service?

Sterling Health Services Administration (Sterling HSA) and Total Administrative Services Corporation (TASC).

What vendor(s) provides POP service?

Bancover Insurance Services (www.bancover.com).

What vendor(s) provides Telephonic EAP service?

The Holman Group.

COBRA

What fees does BrokerPicks cover for COBRA Services?

BrokerPicks covers the group's first year administration fees for either Sterling HSA’s or TASC’s COBRA service when 20 or more enroll in a b&p medical carrier.* Additional fees are the client's responsibility. Discounted pricing is also available through the BrokerPicks program for groups that do not meet the minimum enrollment or that may enroll in a carrier not available through beere&purves. 

Sterling COBRA

TASC COBRA

*Please refer to FAQs for eligibility requirements. 

ERISA (SPD & Wrap Documents)

What fees does BrokerPicks cover for ERISA?

BrokerPicks covers the group's initial set up fee for TASC’s ERISAEdge service when 20 or more enroll in a b&p medical carrier.* Additional fees are the client's responsibility. Discounted pricing is also available through the BrokerPicks program for groups that do not meet the minimum enrollment or that may enroll in a carrier not available through beere&purves. 

Sterling ERISA Materials**

TASC ERISAEdge Materials

WrapDoc360 (by HR360)

*Please refer to FAQs for eligibility requirements.

**Discounted fees available through beere&purves.

FSA (+ Transit & Parking)

What fees does BrokerPicks cover for FSA Services?

BrokerPicks covers the group's initial set up fee for either Sterling HSA’s or TASC’s FSA service when 20 or more enroll in a b&p medical carrier.* Additional fees are the client's responsibility. Discounted pricing is also available through the BrokerPicks program for groups that do not meet the minimum enrollment or that may enroll in a carrier not available through beere&purves. 

Sterling FSA Materials**

TASC FSA Materials

*Please refer to FAQs for eligibility requirements.

**Discounted fees available through beere&purves.

HR360 (+ WrapDoc360
+ 5500 Leads)

What fees does BrokerPicks cover for HR360?

BrokerPicks covers the group's first year administration fee for HR360 when 5 or more enroll in a b&p medical carrier.* Additional fees are the client's responsibility. Discounted pricing is also available through the BrokerPicks program for groups that do not meet the minimum enrollment or that may enroll in a carrier not available through beere&purves. 

HR360

WrapDoc360

5500 Leads

*Please refer to FAQs for eligibility requirements.

**Discounted fees available through beere&purves.

HRA

What fees does BrokerPicks cover for HRA Services?

Discounted pricing is available through the BrokerPicks program. Brokers may extend this pricing to their clients regardless of whether they are enrolled with a beere&purves carrier. 

Sterling HRA Materials*

TASC HRA Materials*


*Discounted fees available through beere&purves.

HSA

What fees does BrokerPicks cover for HSA Services?

Discounted pricing is available through the BrokerPicks program. Brokers may extend this pricing to their clients regardless of whether they are enrolled with a beere&purves carrier.

Sterling HSA Materials

TASC HSA Materials

Other Compliance

What fees does BrokerPicks cover for Other Compliance Services?

Discounted pricing is available through the BrokerPicks program. Brokers may extend this pricing to their clients regardless of whether they are enrolled with a beere&purves carrier.

Form 5500 Materials**

PCORI Fee Materials

Non-Discrimination Testing Materials

ACA Compliance Services Materials

Online Enrollment Materials

EAP Materials

BrokerPicks covers the group's first year administration fees for Holman Group’s Telephonic EAP when 20 or more enroll in a b&p medical carrier.* Additional fees are the client's responsibility. Discounted pricing is also available through the BrokerPicks program for groups that do not meet the minimum enrollment or that may enroll in a carrier not available through beere&purves.


*Discounted fees available through beere&purves.

POP

What fees does BrokerPicks cover for POP Services?

BrokerPicks covers the group's first year administration fees for Bancover Insurance Services Premium Only Plan (POP) when a group enrolls in any b&p medical carrier. This service is offered in addition to one other service requiring minimum enrollment with a b&p medical carrier. Sterling HSA’s or TASC’s COBRA service when 20 or more enroll in a b&p medical carrier.

Sterling POP Materials

Bancover POP Materials

Visit www.bancover.com for more information on the Bancover Premium Only Plan options.

*Please refer to FAQs for eligibility requirements. 

Strive

What fees does BrokerPicks cover for STRIVE?

BrokerPicks covers the broker's initial set up fee and the broker receives discounted PEPY pricing on 100 licenses for STRIVE's service when 20 or more enroll in a b&p medical carrier.* PEPY increases to full cost in year two.

STRIVE Materials

*Please refer to FAQs for eligibility requirements. 

Contact

Berlyn Mazariego

Bancover & BrokerPicks

925-296-5482

bmazariego@beerepurves.com

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