New Quoting Engine Ready to Roll, Dickerson Individual Market Expands Nationally, News Updates and More!

Health Connect – Exporting reports just got easier with Ebix!

Attention all brokers: Q4 is here, which is why we’re excited to share that we’ve enhanced our quoting engine! Exporting reports is now easier and cleaner than ever before. Both new users and current users will have access to this new and improved version of our quoting engine. These updates will be available starting Monday, September 28.

Tired of generating reports one at a time? With this update, that will no longer be an issue. With the new multi-tab excel report feature, you can now generate one Excel file with multiple reports. All it takes is one click.

You’ll have the option to select which reports to include in your file as pictured below:

There are many types of reports available for export:

Close out your sales this year on a high note and write groups with Dickerson. Be sure to check out Dickerson’s improved quoting engine and begin quoting groups with us today!

Please reach out to your Dickerson Account Executive for more details.

Join Dickerson’s Dave Fear Jr. at CAHU’s Annual Summit

Dickerson is serving as a sponsor at CAHU’s Annual Summit, and Dickeron’s Dave Fear Jr. will be offering a CE course on Self Funded Employee Benefits. 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 many CE courses like Dave’s 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 Expands Individual Marketplace Offerings

We’re excited to share that Dickerson is now partnered with more Individual carriers than ever before! We’ve expanded nationally, which means that we’re bringing more options to our brokers both in California and across the country.

Dickerson Individual Market now works with the following carriers:

To learn more about our carriers and our new partnerships, please attend one of our upcoming webinars. Click here to see a schedule of upcoming events for Individual.

Want to learn more about Dickerson Individual Market? Please be sure to visit our website, dickersonindividualmarket.com.

Dickerson invites you to Camp Molina

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

There are two training sessions to choose from:

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

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

Dickerson News Update

COVID presumption signed, effective immediately

Governor Newsom signed SB1159, which created the presumption that cases of COVID-19 are related to work. The law requires certain conditions be met, such as the testing positive for the virus. This bill codifies the governor’s earlier executive order that created a presumption for essential workers, and expanded with two new presumptions: one for healthcare and public safety officers, and another for private workplaces that experience an outbreak of COVID-19 infections.

As an emergency measure, the bill took effect with Newsom’s signature. It includes a sunset date of January 1, 2023. Employers with less than five employees are exempt from presumption under the statute. Employers have three days to report a case to their claims administrator. The report must include the date of a positive result, where the employee works, and how many employees work at the site. The Cal/OSHA Standards board is approving the creation of new reporting regulations as well.

For the full story, click here.

Potential impact of Supreme Court’s decision in California v. Texas on key provisions of the Affordable Care Act

This November, the Supreme Court is scheduled to review the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in California v. Texas. Late last year, a federal appeals court ruled that the ACA’s individual mandate is unconstitutional since Congress set the mandate tax penalty to $0. The Trump administration previously argued that only the ACA’s pre-existing condition protection should be overturned, but now argues that nearly all of the ACA should be invalidated.

The ACA’s reforms affect nearly every American in some way, and the Supreme Court’s decision in this case would have complex and far-reaching impacts on the healthcare system. The number of uninsured Americans decreased by 20 million from 2010 to 2016 as the ACA went into effect, but increased by 2.3 million from 2016 to 2019. A KFF analysis examines key provisions of the 2010 law that changed the nation’s health care system, including what’s known about their impact on people’s access to affordable care and coverage, as well as state-by-state data where available.

Click here to read the full story.