Dickerson Update August 7, 2018

Dickerson Update August 7, 2018

This week we bring you updates from Anthem, Blue Shield, Health Net and Oscar Health. Read below to get up to speed with the latest news for Small Group and learn about upcoming industry events. Don’t miss out on all the buzz!

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Anthem Blue Cross would like to remind its members about its Resource Advisor service. Now, your clients and their employees can turn to Anthem’s Resource Advisor for additional assistance.  Resource Advisor offers:

  • Support services: three counseling sessions per issue in-person or via LiveHealth Online video counseling, and unlimited counseling by phone
  • Online services: will preparation, financial tools and a library of legal forms
  • Identify theft recovery: unlimited fraud resolution and recovery services and 12 months of identity monitoring

This service is available at no extra cost with life and disability products. For more information on all of these services, please contact your Dickerson Account Executive.

 Blue Shield

Blue Shield has announced its partnership with Teladoc®. Teladoc is a 24-hour video/phone service for doctor visits. It provides the convenience of seeing a provider without needing to schedule an appointment, and can help members save money on non-emergency care. For more information on this service, please click here.

Renewal kits are now available on Shield Renewals for your October and November clients. Group-level changes can be made through the Small Group Online Renewal (SGOR) tool now to get ahead of the December rush. December renewals will be posted next month.

Don’t forget to visit Blue Shield’s small business renewal center on Broker Connection for all your renewal needs.

Oscar Health

Oscar Health has compiled a new business resources page for admins, featuring video tutorials, COBRA information, employee handouts and other useful tools to better serve your small group clients. For access to these resources, please click here.

Not yet appointed with Oscar? Contact your Dickerson Account Executive today to see how you can get started.

Health Net

Health Net is adding to its plans and expanding just in time for Q4. Effective October 1, 2018, Health Net is bringing you:

  • More PPO plan choices and price points: Small business groups now have a choice of three additional PPO plans. including Platinum 90 PPO 250/15, Gold 80 PPO 1000/30 and Silver 70 PPO 2000/55. These plans offer lower price points than Standard plans and have no integrated medical/Rx deductible.
  • CommunityCare HMO Expands to San Diego*: Employers in Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego counties can now offer CommunityCare HMO in Gold, Silver and Bronze.
  • Q4 premium rates remain very similar to Q3 rates: HMO plan premiums are 1.2% lower 4th quarter and PPOs are up 2.2%.
  • Relaxed underwriting: Sell Salud HMO y Más with only two active subscribers. Plus, there’s less paperwork and relaxed participation requirements for the Enhanced Choice Package B.

Lastly, Health Net’s sales bonus program remains in effect for Q3 and Q4. Brokers can earn $100 per member for every new Small Business group sale with Q3 and Q4 2018 effective dates. Along with the carrier’s lower-priced HMO plans (Platinum $30 and Gold $35), Health Net provides your clients with an array of options for the right mix of coverage and cost.

*CommunityCare expansion into San Diego is pending regulatory approval.


Industry Events/Professional Development

Medicare 2018 Mini-Bootcamp
Tuesday, August 14, 2018 @ 1 – 3 pm
Dave and Busters
20 City Blvd W.
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to register
Los Angeles:
Wednesday, August 15, 2018 @ 1 – 2 pm
Dickerson Training Room
1918 Riverside Dr.
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to register
Tuesday, August 28, 2018 @ 1 – 2 pm
University of Phoenix Ontario Campus
3110 E. Guasti Rd.
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Oscar Health Product Seminars
Thursday, September 6, 2018 @ 9:30 – 11 am
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to register
Friday, September 7, 2018, @ 9:30 – 11 am
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to register
Thursday, September 13, 2018 @ 9:30 – 11 am
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to register


Visit Dickerson at the following upcoming events:


CAHU Health Care Summit
August 7 – 9, 2018
Hilton San Diego Bayfront
1 Park Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92191
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to register

VCAHU Casino Night
Tuesday, August 14, 2018 @ 4 – 7 pm
Camarillo Ranch
2018 Camarillo Ranch Rd.
Camarillo, CA 93012
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to register

OC/IE/SD Medicare Summit
August 22 – 23, 2018
45000 Pechanga Pkwy
Temecula, CA 92592
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to register

LAAHU/VCAHU Medicare Summit
September 20 – 21, 2018
Pickwick Gardens Conference Center
1001 W Riverside Dr.
Burbank, CA 91506
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to register