Rate Passes and Other Q2 News
Aetna Rate Pass for Q2
For California Small Group, second quarter statewide rates remain unchanged from first quarter.
Annual rating impact to Small Group*:
Southern California -3.2% 0%
Northern California 2% 0%
For more information, please contact your Dickerson Account Executive.
Covered California for Small Business Announces Online Bill Pay
This week, CCSB has introduced a new and easier online bill pay function for groups. The system is called PayNow. PayNow will allow groups to save time by conveniently paying invoices online. Contact your Dickerson Account Executive to learn more.
Health Net Subscribers: Look Out for Your Form 1095-B
Health Net would like to remind its members about their 1095-B forms. Members should receive their 1095-B (Statement of Health Care) for the 2018 tax year between February 11 to the 15th.
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Easier Requirements for Sole Proprietorships and LLCs at Kaiser
Kaiser has announced new and easier requirements for sole proprietorships and LLCs. In California, brokers now only need to submit a Schedule C Form 1040, not the U.S. Individual Income Tax Return Form 1040.
For more details, please contact your Dickerson Account Executive.
After A 6% Decrease in Q1, Oscar Announces Rate Pass for Q2
Oscar is moving along in 2019 with rate passes in Q2 and lower small group rates. In Q1, Oscar lowered small group rates by about 6% across Los Angeles and Orange County. It continues to offer the lowest priced Gold plan available on CaliforniaChoice for OC. They are also the only non-HMO plan in the Platinum tier available across LA/OC.
Politics in the Workplace
With the current political climate, politics are present in almost every situation. We are seeing politics in places that we otherwise didn’t some years ago; from celebrities to athletes to the person in the cubicle across from you, everyone is making some type of political or social statement. How does this affect the workplace and how do we tackle the challenges associated with it? Click here for an article that focuses on some best practices for addressing politics in the workplace.