Q4 Dental Premium Promotion and Commission Programs from Anthem and More!

Anthem offers exciting new dental premium promotion in addition to Special Agent Commission Program

Dental Premium Promotion

Gear up for Q4 with Anthem! Anthem is offering a dental premium promotion to new small group dental sales with effective dates of October 2020 through January 2021.

Anthem will apply a one-month dental premium credit to these new small groups.  This includes standalone, cross sell, and up-sell sales.

Groups are required to pay their first month’s premium, and the credit will likely be applied on the second or third invoice depending on the effective date and group implementation timeline.

Commissions will not be impacted.

Special Agent Commission Program through Anthem offers a 7% commission rate for December 1st and December 15th Effective dates

Anthem also recently announced a new Special Agent Commission Program which is available to all agents. This Special Agent Commission Program is for December 1st and December 15th, 2020 effective dates and will consist of a 7% Commission Rate.

Here’s how to determine Group/Membership Eligibility:

  • Small Group must consist of 10+ enrolled employees.
  • Only Small Groups with 10 or more enrolled employees on Anthem plans with an effective date of December 1, 2020, or December 15, 2020, will be eligible for this program.
  • New Small Business Group employees are those who have the same enrollment effective date as the employer group’s original Anthem effective date. For example, if an employer group’s original effective date is December 1, 2020, then the members must also have an effective date of December 1, 2020
  • Commission percentage is based on the number of enrolled employees with Anthem medical plans
  • Appointed agents must be in good standing with a current, signed Anthem agent contract and valid license on file

Business sold through a General Agent partner is eligible for this program!

For full details on how the Special Agent Commission Program works, check out this flyer.

For more information on the Medical Agent Commission Program, check out this flyer.

Please reach out to your Dickerson Account Executive for additional information

Blue Shield incentivizes you to sell more with their medical incentive program and new enrollment tool

Medical Incentive Program
Boost your sales this Q4 with Blue Shield’s Medical Incentive Program! Bonuses apply to groups beginning with September 2020 effective or renewal dates through January 2021 effective or renewal rates.
Here’s how the bonus program will work:
  • $25 per enrolled member when using the *employer enrollment tool
    • *details about this new tool below
  • $50 per enrolled member on all plans excluding Trio and Tandem plans
  • $100 for each member who enrolls in a Trio HMO or Tandem PPO plan as part of the initial sale or during renewal
Business sold through a GA is eligible for this bonus!
For all the particulars of this program, please refer to this flyer.
Dickerson is happy to be an early adopter of Blue Shield’s new Employer Enrollment Tool. We’re excited to be able to process your Blue Shield cases faster than ever before with this new resource, which automates the enrollment process to deliver faster approvals for clean and complete groups.
Dickerson is ready to receive this business! We look forward to ensuring we do our part to get groups approved quickly.
Please reach out to your Dickerson Account Executive for more information.

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 7/1/2020 and 1/1/2021 are eligible.
Here’s how it works:
Group Size
(enrolled employees)
Click here for all the specifics.
Please contact your Dickerson Account Executive for additional information.

Kaiser Permanente and Dickerson want to help you return to work, safely

Kaiser Permanente (KP) and Dickerson are hosting an exclusive webinar for brokers and their clients, Helping Employees Return to Work. This webinar will feature KP Physician Advisor Dr. Deb Friesen MD, MBA, FACP, who is an expert in conducting and helping employers return to work safely.
Tuesday September 15, 9:00 – 10:00 AM PST
Click here to register.

We want to invite brokers and their clients to this webinar and empower brokers to be able to assist clients with navigating and planning for the next normal at work.

In this webinar, we will discuss:

  • Adherence with best practices
  • KP’s COVID-19 Return to Work Playbook
  • Curated tools and resources on how to safely restart work
  • Information on clinical services and resources available to employees who are KP members

We strongly encourage you to invite your clients!

For more information, please contact your Dickerson Account Executive.

LA County COVID-19 cases trending downward, authorities remain cautious

Los Angeles County has been California’s hot spot for COVID-19 cases, but key indicators of the disease have taken an encouraging turn recently. Hospitalizations, new cases, rates of positive test results, and deaths have all been dropping. The seven-day average of daily COVID-19 deaths dropped from 44 in late July to 19 as of late August. The seven-day daily average rate of positive COVID-19 tests fell from over 9% in early July to about 5% in late August.
However, the lifting of restrictions in May, Memorial Day, and July Fourth were all followed with surges of infections, which is why health officials and other experts are wary of loosening restrictions too quickly. With Labor Day weekend around the corner, experts predict that people will gather in groups, which is why they’re being precautious. A new plan for reopening unveiled by Governor Newsom shows that LA County has a long way to go.
For the full story, click here.

Officials worry that America is not ready for the COVID-19 vaccine

The highly anticipated COVID-19 vaccine is currently in development, yet early concerns are already being raised. Local health officials have concerns about how they will administer the vaccine to over 330 million Americans as they have not received a lot of direction on how they will administer it to the public. Furthermore, officials from health departments cite that they lack the staff, money, and resources to properly educate people about the vaccines, administer them, and track people who have received it. Alongside these issues, health officials have also stated that inconsistent information from the federal government also contributes to these concerns.

Records show that the United States has contributed over $10 billion to develop COVID-19 vaccines, but has yet to budget in money for both the distribution and administration of the vaccine. An investigation involving the Associated Press and Kaiser Health News has determined that public health departments across the U.S. have been defunded and lack adequate resources to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. The investigation also shows that many local health departments are so overwhelmed by the pandemic’s current costs that they are unable to reserve funding for the work that will be brought on by the vaccine.

For the full story, click here.