Dickerson Update, February 6 – Covered CA Extends Bonuses, UHC Announces Underwriting Changes and More!

Covered California Extending A Partnership that Pays Bonus Program

Covered California for Small Business announced that they will extend their broker bonus program, A Partnership That Pays. New groups with effective dates between 2/1/2020 and 6/1/2020 are eligible.

Here’s how it works:

Group Size 
(enrolled employees)
6-15 $1000
16-25 $2000
26-50 $4000

Click here for the specifics. For any questions, please contact your Dickerson Account Executive.

United Healthcare Announces Underwriting Changes Affecting 1099 Employees

Effective immediately, United Healthcare (UHC) will not accept 1099 contractors as benefits eligible. 1099 contractors currently on Small Group will have to obtain other coverage at renewal.

For more information, please contact your Dickerson Account Executive.

Ease + Heartland = Dickerson: A Webinar Demo from Dickerson

Join Dickerson for this webinar, and learn how to make the most of the Heartland and Ease integration!

Learn about Heartland’s integration with the Ease broker network. We’ll show you how to effectively navigate the system, and you’ll also learn about the employee self-service features and other advantages as well.

Two Dates to Choose From:

Tuesday, Feb. 18, 1:00 PM. Click here to register!

Thursday, Feb. 20, 9:00 AM. Click here to register!

Molina Reminder:  Only more days until the February 7, 2020 binder payment deadline for all 1/1 effective policies!

We want to make sure that your Molina members receive the coverage they are expecting and you can help play an important role. Our experience has shown that effectuation rates increase when members are assisted by their agents to make their binder payments. 

Click here for step by step instructions to identify if any of your members have not paid their binder payment
Please click on a state link below for all payment options.  

Medical Professionals Battling Spread of Misinformation on Coronavirus

Medical professionals are turning to social media to fight the spread of misinformation surrounding the coronavirus. Fringe groups are pushing false narratives over how to prevent the disease and completely misrepresenting symptoms of the coronavirus. From claims that drinking chlorine, to graphic video footage depicting false symptoms, this misinformation makes medical professionals’ quest to educate the public much more difficult.

Experts fear that the spread of misinformation online leads to distrust of medical institutions. This has the potential to thwart containment and education efforts.

For the full story, click here.