Bonus Programs, Oscar Small Group Update, News and More

DICKERSON WEEKLY NEWS

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:
Dental $10
Vision $5
Life $2
Long-term Disability $2
Short-term Disability $2

Click here for more information about the program.

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.

DICKERSON INDIVIDUAL UPDATE

NEW Molina Summer Camp Bonus!

Molina Healthcare is offering an AGENT BONUS for Current Molina Bronze Memberships that Transition to a Molina Sliver Plan!
Total # of Transitioned Members* One-Time Bonus Amount per Member
1+ $75

*This Program is not available in WA

Click here to read more about the program terms and conditions.

DICKERSON INDUSTRY NEWS

California lawmakers push feds to allow a therapy that pays meth users to abstain

The approach, known as contingency management, has helped thousands of veterans kick their meth habit, but a federal government ruling has limited its use. California hopes to challenge that and make the treatment a Medi-Cal benefit. To read the full story, click here.

Hospital prices must now be transparent, but for many consumers, they’re still anyone’s guess

A federal administration rule mandating that hospitals disclose true prices on their websites took effect this year. But compliance is spotty and even when the data is public, it’s hard to find and understand. To read the full story, click here.

Wegovy’s promise as an effective treatment for obesity now depends on insurers

When a promising new drug to treat obesity was approved by the Food and Drug Administration for sale in the U.S. last month, it was the first such treatment to gain approval since 2014. In clinical trials, it helped people drop an average of 15% of their body weight. Wegovy raised none of the alarm bells with the FDA or obesity doctors that it might trigger serious side effects of the sort experienced by some people taking fen-phen or some previous medical treatments for obesity. To read the full story, click here.

Mold can trigger allergies, asthma, and other health issues. Here are 6 ways to keep it out of your house

Dampness brought on by rain, flooding, and humidity can increase the likelihood that mold will take up residence indoors. This home invader can trigger allergic reactions and asthma attacks, and even if you’re not allergic, it can irritate your eyes, nose, and throat. Because mold needs moisture to thrive, keeping water from collecting where it doesn’t belong inside your home is key. To read the full story, click here.