Cigna + Oscar’s exciting expansion, Covered California’s special enrollment period now open!

Cigna + Oscar plans are expanding to a region near you!

Dickerson is excited to share that Cigna + Oscar are taking their member-centric, small group health plans to the Bay Area, Central Coast, Greater Sacramento, Inland Empire, LA/OC, North Bay, and San Diego regions with April 1, 2021 effective dates.

The Cigna + Oscar California Service Area will include:

  • Rating Areas 2-8 (Bay Area, Greater Sacramento, and North Bay)
    • Alameda, Contra Costa, El Dorado, Marin, Napa, Placer, Sacramento, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, Sonoma, and Yolo counties
  • Rating Areas 12, 14-19 (Central Coast, Inland Empire, LA/OC, San Diego)
    • Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego counties, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura counties

Dickerson is now a contracted GA with Cigna + Oscar, and are eager to help you put together these groups!
Please contact your Dickerson Account Executive today to get started.

DICKERSON INDIVIDUAL UPDATES

If your clients missed out on open enrollment, now is the time to get them coverage!

President Biden signed an executive order which includes a provision to create a COVID-19 special enrollment period (SEP). Because of this, Covered California established a SEP from February 1, 2021 to May 15, 2021 to give California residents another window to sign up for health care coverage.
This new SEP will allow uninsured individuals to sign up for coverage without having a qualifying life event such as recent loss of coverage or moving. Anyone who otherwise meets Covered California’s eligibility requirements can sign up for coverage during this window.
Members who are not happy with their current carrier can also switch plans during SEP.
Not appointed? Get appointed through Dickerson during this SEP!
For more information, please contact Sally Saracay (sally@dickerson-group.com).

Don’t forget: L.A. Care’s 2021 member commission structure

With California’s SEP now here, don’t forget about L.A. Care’s 2021 commission structure!
Here’s what to expect:
New Business Commission
Renewal Commission
$20 PMPM
$20 PMPM
For more information, please contact Sally Saracay (sally@dickerson-group.com).

Molina’s SEP agent bonus program

Molina is offering a SEP agent bonus program! We also want to remind you about what their commission structure looks like.
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SEP Agent Bonus Program
Total # of New Members
One-time Bonus Amount per Member
25+
$50
Bonus payments will pay out in October 2021 as a one-time payment (not per member, per month). Members must effectuate between March 1, 2021 and June 1, 2021. Members must remain enrolled with Molina for 90 consecutive days.
For full details on how this program works, click here.
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.Molina’s Commission Structure
State
2020 OEP
2020 SEP
2020 Renewal
2021 OEP
2021 SEP
2021 Renewal
California
$18.75
$18.75
$15.00
$20.00
$20.00
$20.00
To view Molina’s commission rates for other states, click here.
For more information, please contact Sally Saracay (sally@dickerson-group.com).

Reminder: Oscar’s bonus program and commission structure

With a new SEP happening now, here’s a refresher on Oscar’s bonus program and commissions structure.
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.Agent Bonus Program (extended to 3/1/21!)
Number of Covered Members
Bonus Amount (per Covered Member)
Total Bonus Amount
75 – 149
$25
$1,875+
150 – 249
$35
$5,250+
250 – 499
$50
$12,500+
500+
$75
$37,500+ [uncapped]
For every new and renewing member, you’ll get a one-time bonus on top of your commission.
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.Oscar’s Commission Structure
State
Initial Term Rate
Renewal Term Rate
Max Lives per Policy
California
$18 PMPM
$18 PMPM
5
To view Oscar’s commission rates for other states, click here.
For more information, please contact Sally Saracay (email: sally@dickerson-group.com).

DICKERSON WEEKLY INDUSTRY NEWS UPDATES

Scientists call on CDC to better protect workers from COVID-19

Prominent scientists called on the Biden administration to move faster in providing protections to high-risk workers in healthcare, food processing, and prisons from COVID-19. Though the CDC acknowledged that the virus can spread through airborne particles, it hasn’t yet updated its guidelines after these findings on how to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19. Changes that could help slow the spread of the virus are the use of N95 masks and better ventilation. Current CDC guidelines are out of date and don’t reflect new research and knowledge that the scientific community discovered about the spread of COVID-19.
To read the full story, click here.

President Biden suggests vaccines will be available to all Americans by end of July

This week, President Biden stated that every American who wants a COVID-19 vaccine will be able to get one by the end of July. This statement was more optimistic than his previous comments on vaccine availability. Biden stated that he didn’t want to overpromise, but that Christmas in 2021 would be very different from last year. Vaccine distribution has been challenging even when vaccines have been available.
Click here to read the story.