Anthem Premium Deferral, Cigna + Oscar PPO Update and Bonus, Individual Open Enrollment, News & More

DICKERSON WEEKLY NEWS

Anthem Premium Deferral Option

Anthem is offering new cases the option to defer their first month’s premium with the following requirements:

  • The case MUST use Anthem’s ACH/EFT payment method
  • The premium will run the 15th of the month before the effective date
      • November 1st effective date – premium run date is 10/15/2021
      • December 1st effective date – premium run date is 11/15/2021
      • January 1st effective date – premium run date is 12/15/2021
  • For a group to participate in the “peak” premium deferral program you need to annotate on the ACH/EFT form the group is opting to “peak” premium deferral. Add “peak” premium deferral program on the application and case notes.

Contact your Dickerson Sales Rep for more information!

Open Access Plus Plans are Now PPO

Cigna + Oscar announced that they will be offering PPO plans on the Open Access Plus network as of January 1st, 2022!
Small group has two competitive networks, LocalPlus and Open Access Plus. As of 1/1/22, Open Access Plus will convert to a PPO product, and those plans will now have out-of-network benefits. The LocalPlus products will remain as EPOs.

Click here for the Cigna + Oscar Small Group Plan Grid

Cigna + Oscar Bonus Program

Cigna + Oscar revised their bonus program to reward brokers who get their renewals in early!

Here are details on the revised bonus program:

Case Bonus (3+ EEs) for $500 (10/1 – 12/15 effective dates)
Keeping things simple through the end of the year
Sell a case with 3 or more employees, receive $500
Unlimited number of accounts
Eligible for October, November, and December effective dates

 

Early Submission Bonus (1/1 effective date)
Q4 can be busy, get your cases in early, get paid, and enjoy the holidays
Get your 4+ EE case approved between 11/1 – 11/30 get $700
Get your 4+ EE case approved between 12/1 – 12/15 get $500
Get your 4+ EE case approved before 1/1 get $350
Unlimited number of accounts
Eligible for 1/1 effective dates

Groups submitted through Dickerson qualify for the bonus!

Contact your Dickerson Sales Rep for more information!

INDIVIDUAL UPDATES

It’s Time for Open Enrollment!

Open Enrollment is here and we want to help you enroll your clients! Get contracted with us to sell Individual and Medicare plans! We work with agents locally and nationally. If you’re already appointed to sell Individual, get appointed with us and let us be your back office!

Contact us for individual contracting here and medicare contracting here.

DICKERSON INDUSTRY NEWS

California is the First State to Mandate Student COVID Vaccination

Gavin Newsom added COVID-19 to the list of required vaccinations students must get to attend school. Click here to read the full story.

A Pill can Reduce COVID Deaths by Half in Patients

Merck’s experimental COVID-19 pill reduced hospitalizations and deaths by half in people recently infected with the coronavirus. They plan to ask health officials in the U.S. and around the world to authorize its use. Click here to read the full story.