New Health Net HMO, Kaiser for Large and Small Groups, Molina Individual Webinars and News!

Health Net’s CanopyCare HMO is now available in Northern California for 101+ groups

Health Net and Canopy Health are excited to announce an expansion of their partnership! Health Net’s CanopyCare HMO is now available in the Bay Area for groups of 101+ employees and can be offered on a standalone basis or alongside another carrier. 

Here’s what CanopyCare HMO members in the San Francisco Bay Area can expect: 

  • 5,000+ providers
  • 20 hospitals/medical centers
  • 48 urgent care centers
  • Competitive pricing
  • 15 plan design options
  • Defined contribution
  • And more!

Dickerson is an Authorized GA for Health Net Large Group, which means full commissions to our agents.

To learn more, please contact your Dickerson Account Executive.

Keep Kaiser Permanente in mind for both Small Group and Large Group

With Q4 just around the corner, we want to make sure you keep Kaiser Permanente (KP) in mind for both Small Group and Large Group.  KP is always an easy option to add to your renewals as an alternative carrier option alongside another HMO or PPO carrier.

And as of October 1, 2020, you can access Dickerson’s full support in providing KP for Large Group while earning the full commission.

For more information, please contact your Dickerson Account Executive.

Join Dickerson at CAHU’s Annual Summit

Dickerson is serving as a sponsor at CAHU’s Annual Summit, and we’d love to see you there! This year, the summit will take place virtually. 

October 6th & 7th
Register here

Training sessions will cover State and Federal Legislative updates, ways to improve customer service skills, finding new technology that helps grow business and streamline your life, sales skills, and more.  

There will also be CE courses and other critical information delivered in Knowledge Tracks, two-hour sessions designed to let attendees learn about topics most important to them. Most sessions will be recorded and available after the event is over. 

For more information, please contact your Dickerson Account Executive.

Dickerson Individual Market

Molina invites you to Camp Molina

Gear up for Open Enrollment and attend Camp Molina, which is Molina’s 2021 CA Marketplace Training. 

These sessions will cover Molina updates, competitive pricing, provider networks, product design changes, new technologies, and process improvements/resources.

There are four training sessions to choose from. Once you register, you’ll receive a confirmation email with a WebEx training link and instructions on how to add the training to your calendar. 

Here are the available options: 

  • Wednesday, September 16th from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM PST
  • Wednesday, September 23rd from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM PST
  • Wednesday, September 30th from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM PST
  • Wednesday, October 7th from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM PST

Molina is also offering Agent Portal training sessions where agents can learn how to access their book of business, pull grace period reports, and update information and documentation.

Agent Portal training sessions will happen on the following dates: 

  • Thursday, September 17th from 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM PST
  • Thursday, September 24th from 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM PST

For more information, please contact Sally Saracay (sally@dickerson-group.com).

In the news

California’s worst fire season, again

In recent years, the fire season in California has gotten worse year over year. Fires are getting bigger and more destructive, air quality is at its worst in decades, and temperatures are hotter. It doesn’t just feel like the destruction of fires in recent years has gotten worse, data proves it. There are a few signs that things will improve. 

Eight of the ten largest fires in California history burned in the past decade, and on September 9, the August Complex became the largest fire in the state’s history. From 2001 to 2010, wildfires destroyed 12,428 structures across the state. But from 2011 to 2020, almost 30,000 structures have been destroyed. Wildfire smoke is contributing to the worst air quality in decades, which not only affects California, but also the rest of the country. This week, smoke reached the Atlantic Ocean.

To read the full story, click here

Even before the pandemic, more Americans lacked health insurance in 2019 than in 2018

New federal data shows that the number of uninsured people continued to grow last year, even before the arrival of the coronavirus pandemic. Close to 30 million Americans didn’t have health coverage at some point in 2019, which was an increase of about 1 million from 2018. Health insurance experts say President Donald Trump’s efforts to undermine Obamacare have contributed to the growing number of uninsured people in the United States, though it’s hard to quantify how. 

Click here to read the full story.