Molina Bonus Reminder, HealthSherpa’s Free Services, Industry Updates and More!

New Dickerson Exclusive Reminder: Molina Bonus Program for you Covered California agents!

We are excited to offer this incentive as we know how hard you work. We’re very proud to be part of your growth and success. The bonus program runs between May 1 and July 1 of 2021. Bonuses are paid on new clients with effective dates of May 1, June 1, or July 1. The clients must remain active and paid up for at least 3 months. Bonus payouts will be in November, after we have determined the clients have been active for those 3 months. The bonus applies only to Agents and Brokers appointed with Molina under Dickerson Insurance Services, so if you’re not appointed with Molina, let’s get you set up!

Learn more about Molina’s standard bonus. Get appointed with Molina today!

HealthSherpa: No More Walking Clients Through the Exchange Website

Health Sherpa tracks renewals, acts as a CRM, collects data, and it’s an online storefront for exchange plans. Clients can visit your web link, browse plans, get quotes, and apply for subsidies and coverage in one place, ensuring that when the app is submitted, you get credit for it. No more walking clients through the exchange website. They can enroll without you getting involved! Remember, it’s free, doesn’t cost you a thing.  Remember, it’s free, doesn’t cost you a thing. Partner with Healthsherpa and Dickerson’s CEO, Michael Wolff. Get signed up here.

For additional questions email Nathan LaCroix or call (323) 805-2915.

Ambetter Simplifies Commission Structure!

Ambetter Health Insurance is a plan provider that offers health insurance products to different insurance companies who then sell the plans on state marketplaces. As of May 1, Commissions will be a flat $18 PMPM. No more bracketed commission structure!

DICKERSON INDUSTRY UPDATES

Biden’s Special Obamacare Sign-Up Already A Boon To Health Insurers 
Health insurance companies may have one of their best years selling individual coverage under the Affordable Care Act thanks to a special open enrollment period implemented by the Biden administration. More than 500,000 have signed up for coverage via the healthcare.gov website, also known as the federal healthcare exchange or marketplace as insurers like to call it. Health insurers expect even more Americans to sign up to the ACA’s individual coverage, also known as Obamacare. Click here for more.


Mental Health Services Wane As Insurers Appear To Skirt Parity Rules During Pandemic 

Therapists and other behavioral health care providers cut hours, reduced staffs and turned away patients during the pandemic as more Americans experienced depression symptoms and drug overdoses, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office. The report on patient access to behavioral health care during the covid-19 crisis also casts doubt on whether insurers are abiding by federal law requiring parity in insurance coverage, which forbids health plans from passing along more of the bill for mental health care to patients than they would for medical or surgical care. Click here for more.

Biden Wants To Permanently Extend Enhanced Obamacare Premium Subsidies 
A temporary federal policy aimed at making health insurance more affordable for tens of millions of Americans could become permanent. Under President Joe Biden’s $1.8 trillion plan to help families and children, he would permanently extend recently expanded premium subsidies available for private health insurance through the public marketplace. Click here for more.

Schumer Backs Sanders Push On Drug Prices, Lowering Medicare Age 
Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) said in an interview published Friday that he supports measures to allow Medicare to negotiate drug prices, as well as lowering the Medicare eligibility age and creating a public health insurance option. The comments from Schumer give important backing to a push from progressives, who have been calling for a range of major health care reforms from President Biden, including in his next major economic package, which he laid out for Congress during a joint address on Wednesday night. Click here for the whole story.