Small Group New Business Deadlines

Below are the new business submission deadlines for each of our small group carriers. The first table shows deadlines for 1st of the month effective dates. The second table shows deadlines for 15th of the month effective dates.

Please contact a member of your B&P Sales Team if you have any questions about these deadlines or need hard copy or digital enrollment materials.

2021 Deadlines

1st of the Month Effective Dates

Carrier Oct Nov Dec
Aetna 10/7 11/9 12/9
Anthem Blue Cross 10/6 11/4 12/6
CaliforniaChoice 10/7 11/5 12/7
ChoiceBuilder 10/7 11/5 12/7
Cigna + Oscar 10/6 11/4 12/6
Covered CA for Small Business 10/6 11/4 12/6
DeltaCare USA 9/30 10/29 11/30
Delta Dental 10/4 11/4 12/2
Guardian 9/23 10/22 11/23
Health Net 10/4 11/4 12/2
Humana 10/6 11/4 12/6
Kaiser Permanente 10/6 11/4 12/6
MetLife (PPO only) 10/7 11/5 12/7
MetLife (DHMO only) 9/9 10/7 11/9
Principal 10/6 11/4 12/6
UnitedHealthcare 10/6 11/4 12/6
VSP 9/30 10/29 11/30

 

15th of the Month Effective Dates

Carrier Oct Nov Dec
Aetna 10/22 11/24 12/23
Anthem Blue Cross 10/11 11/11 12/9
Cigna + Oscar 10/21 11/19 12/21
Guardian (PPO only) 10/7 11/5 12/7
MetLife (PPO only) 10/21 11/19 12/21
Principal 10/21 11/19 12/21
UnitedHealthcare (PPO only) 10/21 11/19 12/21

2022 Deadlines

1st of the Month Effective Dates

Carrier Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Aetna 1/7 2/9 3/9 4/7 5/9 6/9 7/7  8/9 9/8 10/7 11/9 12/8
Anthem Blue Cross 1/6  2/4 3/4 4/6 5/5 6/6 7/6  8/4 9/6 10/6 11/4 12/6
CaliforniaChoice 1/4 2/3  3/3 4/4 5/4 6/2 7/4 8/4 9/2 10/4 11/3 12/2
ChoiceBuilder 1/4 2/3  3/3 4/4 5/4 6/2 7/4  8/4 9/2 10/4 11/3 12/2
Cigna + Oscar 1/6 2/4 3/4 4/6 5/5 6/6 7/6  8/4 9/6 10/6 11/4 12/6
Covered CA for Small Business 1/6 2/4 3/4 4/6 5/5 6/6 7/6  8/4 9/6 10/6 11/4 12/6
DeltaCare USA 12/31 1/31 2/28 3/31 4/29 5/31 6/30 7/29 8/31 9/30 10/31 11/30
Delta Dental 1/4 2/3  3/3 4/4 5/4 6/2 7/4  8/4 9/2 10/4 11/3 12/2
Guardian 12/23 1/24 2/21 3/24 4/21 5/24 6/23 7/22 8/24 9/22 10/24 11/23
Health Net 1/4 2/3  3/3 4/4 5/4 6/2 7/4  8/4  9/2 10/4 11/3 12/2
Humana 1/6 2/4 3/4 4/6 5/5 6/6 7/6 8/4 9/6 10/6 11/4 12/6
Kaiser Permanente 1/6 2/4 3/4 4/6 5/5 6/6 7/6 8/4 9/6 10/6 11/4 12/6
MetLife (PPO only) 1/6 2/7 3/7 4/7 5/5 6/7 7/7 8/5 9/7 10/6 11/7 12/7
MetLife (DHMO only) 12/9 1/7 2/9 3/9 4/7 5/9 6/9 7/7 8/9 9/8 10/7 11/9
Principal 1/6 2/4 3/4 4/6 5/5 6/6 7/6 8/4 9/6 10/6 11/4 12/6
UnitedHealthcare 1/6 2/4 3/4 4/6 5/5 6/6 7/6 8/4 9/6 10/6 11/4 12/6
VSP 12/31 1/31 2/28 3/31 4/29 5/31 6/30 7/29 8/31 9/30 10/31 11/30

 

15th of the Month Effective Dates

Carrier Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Aetna 1/24  2/24 3/24 4/22 5/24 6/23 7/22 8/24 9/22 10/24 11/24 12/22
Anthem Blue Cross 1/11  2/10 3/10 4/11 5/11 6/9 7/11 8/11 9/9 10/11 11/10 12/9
Cigna + Oscar 1/20  2/21 3/21 4/21 5/19 6/21 7/21 8/19 9/21 10/20 11/21 12/21
Guardian (PPO only) 1/6  2/7 3/7 4/7 5/5 6/7 7/7 8/5 9/7 10/6 11/7 12/7
MetLife (PPO only) 1/20 2/21 3/21 4/21 5/19 6/21 7/21 8/19 9/21 10/20 11/21 12/21
Principal 1/20 2/21 3/21 4/21 5/19 6/21 7/21 8/19 9/21 10/20 11/21 12/21
UnitedHealthcare (PPO only) 1/20 2/21 3/21 4/21 5/19 6/21 7/21 8/19 9/21 10/20 11/21 12/21

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