New Partnership Brings Best of Cigna Plus Oscar, Carrier Updates, News and More!

Dickerson is proud to introduce
Cigna + Oscar to our offerings!

Dickerson is excited to now offer a new carrier option to our brokers: introducing Cigna + Oscar. We’re now a contracted GA with Cigna + Oscar, and are eager to help you put together these groups!

The Cigna + Oscar partnership brings the best of Cigna and Oscar to members, such as:
  • Multiple network options, including Cigna LocalPlus (locally designed and cost-effective option) and Cigna Open Access Plus (broader national network option)
  • 24/7 virtual urgent care via the Cigna + Oscar app
  • Express Scripts, which allows clients to refill prescriptions right from their phones
  • Personalized care team
  • Access to Cigna’s behavioral health network
Furthermore, the extended variety of service options Dickerson provides means you can offer Cigna + Oscar with peace of mind. Dickerson offers our broker partners complimentary services including, but not limited to:
  • Full commissions
  • Full enrollment support, including enrollment through EASE
  • Customized enrollment kits
  • And much more!
Our Sales team is ready to share their expertise and knowledge with you as you put together your Cigna + Oscar groups.
Please contact your Dickerson Account Executive today to get started!

Anthem now requires ACH/EFT form for all group submissions

We want you  to experience as few delays as possible when you submit your Anthem groups, which is why we want to make sure you know that Anthem now requires an ACH/EFT form for all group submissions. This means that Dickerson can no longer send check copies to Anthem in lieu of this form.
Looking for more forms from Anthem? Be sure to stop by our Forms Finder.
For more information, please contact your Dickerson Account Executive.

Move groups between Kaiser Permanente and CalChoice off anniversary

Effective 2021, Kaiser and CalChoice grant groups more flexibility than before! Groups can now move between Kaiser Permanente and CalChoice off anniversary, which gives groups the opportunity to pick the right plan at the right time instead of having to wait.

To learn more about this new development, reach out to your Dickerson Account Executive.

Don’t miss out on Covered California for Small Business’s COVID-19 webinar 

Covered California for Small Business (CCSB) is hosting a COVID-19 update webinar featuring CCSB’s Dan Tyler, Blue Shield’s Sandi Eber, and Kaiser Permanente’s Dr. Deb Friesen. You won’t want to miss it! Presenters will be sharing the latest news on their response to COVID-19 with valuable insights on what you can do to help your clients.
Date: Wednesday, February 17
Time: 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM PST
For more information, please contact your Dickerson Account Executive.

Dickerson News Updates

Liver disease hospitalizations spike due to pandemic-fueled alcohol abuse

The pandemic has sent thousands of recovering alcoholics into relapse, which has led to a spike in alcohol-related admissions for critical diseases like alcoholic hepatitis and liver failure. Compared to 2019, admissions for alcoholic liver disease at Keck Hospital of the University of Southern California were uo 30% in 2020. Leading psychiatrists believe that unemployment, isolation, and hopelessness caused by COVID-19 are to blame for this uptick in alcohol abuse.

Click here to read the full story.

Governor Newsom says California needs more COVID-19 vaccines

Although there’s an overwhelming demand for vaccines in California, Governor Newsom conceded that California is not receiving nearly enough COVID-19 vaccines to meet the need. Only about 800,000 Californians are fully vaccinated even though millions more who are eligible have yet to get their first dose. Altogether, California has administered 4.7 million vaccine doses.

To read the full story, click here.