DICKERSON WEEKLY NEWS
Oscar Small Group Plan Discontinuance Notice
Starting January 1, 2022, Oscar small groups in California may no longer renew their small group policy, and no longer have the option to enroll in Oscar small group plans. This change does not impact Oscar’s individual and family plans or Cigna + Oscar’s small group plans in California. This is specific to Oscar only small groups (currently offered in Los Angeles and Orange County).
All groups and members will be notified of their plan discontinuance 180 days in advance of their renewals, allowing groups to plan in advance for coverage, click here to see a sample member discontinuance notice. Oscar small group plans will be discontinued on a rolling basis at a group’s renewal date through December 2022.
To minimize member disruption, it’s recommended to renew groups on a Cigna + Oscar plan that best fits their needs and continues to provide Oscar’s member experience.
For help with groups impacted by the discontinuance, contact your Dickerson Sales Representative.
Anthem’s Broker Incentive Program
Reminder: Anthem’s offering a broker incentive program! The program will run from September 2021 through January 2022. Here’s what you can earn:
|Sell Medical effective 9/1/21 or 9/15/2021:||You’ll earn:|
|Medical group (5+ enrolled employees)||7% commission for the life of the case|
|Sell Medical effective 10/1/21 thru 1/15/2022:||You’ll earn:|
|Medical group (10+ enrolled employees)||6% commission for the life of the case|
|Sell Specialty effective 9/1/21 thru 1/15/2022:||Per enrolled contract you’ll earn:|
Click here for more information about the program.
Fresh Start Medical Debt Alleviation, Alera Group Inc.’s Employee Group, Relieve $22 Million of Medical Debt Relief
Dickerson, along with other Southern California brokerage firms, contributed $3.1 million to assist with healthcare debt alleviation. This gift is part of more than $22 million in healthcare debt relieved by Alera Group employees for struggling households across the country. Fresh Start Alleviation is a website dedicated to the contributions of Alera employees to alleviate healthcare debt.
Alera employees work directly with a debt-forgiveness nonprofit, RIP Medical Debt, to identify individuals and families with outstanding healthcare-related bills in more than 200 cities across the country. RIP Medical Debt can purchase medical debt for those most in need, targeting individuals and families living 200% below the poverty level.
To read this press release in its entirety, click here.
DICKERSON INDIVIDUAL UPDATE
NEW Molina Summer Camp Bonus!
|Total # of Transitioned Members*||One-Time Bonus Amount per Member|
*This Program is not available in WA
Click here to read more about the program terms and conditions.
2022 ACA Enrollment expansion for United Healthcare
United Healthcare will now be available on the health insurance marketplace with affordable plans! Individual and Family plans are currently available in:
AZ, AL, CO, FL, GA, IL, MD, MI, NC, OK, TN, TX, VA and WA.United Healthcare will offer more plans in more areas for 2022 & Competitive Commissions will be available.
Contact Sally Saracay for contracting information!
DICKERSON INDUSTRY NEWS
Prohibited, unlisted, and even dangerous ingredients turn up in dietary supplements
When buying a dietary supplement, you probably assume that what’s on the label is what’s in the product. But this assumption doesn’t always hold up, and some contain either prohibited or unlisted ingredients. To read the full story, click here.
What we learned about wellness while working from home
Across the country, office workers and professionals have experienced pros and cons of working from home. Mental health experts are hoping employers will prioritize their employees well-being before deciding to go back to the way things were. To read the full story, click here.
Cancer and gender identity: Transgender patients fight stigma and disease
The landscape is changing for medical research to include more education and advocacy for transgender patients. Transgender cancer patients navigate their diagnosis differently and might experience discrimination or need additional help coping. To read the full story, click here.
Device makers have funneled billions to orthopedic surgeons who use their products
Medical industry payments to orthopedists and neurosurgeons who operate on the spine have risen sharply, despite government accusations that some of these transactions may violate federal anti-kickback laws, drive up health care spending and put patients at risk of serious harm. To read the full story, click here.