Managing Partner Announcement, Vivity by Anthem, United Healthcare Level-Funding, Blue Shield, Cigna + Oscar, CAHU Updates, News, & More


Martin Luther King Jr. Day Schedule

In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Dickerson will be closed on Monday, January 17th. We will reopen on Tuesday, January 18th.

Kristine Petrosyan Appointed to Managing Partner!

We’re excited to announce Kristine Petrosyan as Managing Partner at Dickerson! Michael Wolff and Tony Lee will remain as Senior Partners. Kristine started at Dickerson In 1999 working alongside our founder, Carl Dickerson. She’s worked her way up within the company and this promotion is well deserved. Congratulations, Kristine!


Vivity by Anthem

Anthem announced the launch of Vivity to small group starting January 1st, 2022. Vivity has several of the top-ranked health systems, and members will have access to some of the best hospitals, doctors and specialists at one of the lowest premiums in LA and Orange counties.

We highly encourage adding specialty lines (dental, vision, life and disability) when placing your business with Anthem medical to better serve both client and member needs.

Contact your Dickerson Sales Rep for more information!

United Healthcare is Our Newest Level-Funding Partner

We’re excited to announce our partnership with United Healthcare for Level-Funding! This is available in California for groups with 10 to 100 employees with simplified underwriting. Some of the features include:

  • Maximum Claims Liability Stop Loss Coverage
  • Eligibility for exemption from most ACA regulations and state mandates
  • Fixed monthly payments 12/60 Stop Loss Policy Period
  • Opportunity for Year End Surplus (No carryover deficit and No lasering)
  • Deductible credit from prior carrier
  • Multiple plan selections Virgin groups eligible Common Law Employees
  • Healthiest You Virtual Visits and Wellness incentives
  • Monthly Employer Claims & Utilization Reports
  • UHC Specialty Products Package Savings®
  • Competitive broker compensation

Contact your Dickerson Sales Rep for more information!

Visit our Alternative Funding site here.

Blue Shield Relaxed Participation Requirements Extended!

Blue Shield relaxed participation requirements for small business extended to December 31, 2022!

The rules for relaxed participation are as follows:

  • For new medical small business clients with an effective date of 1/1/22 or later.
  • At least 25% participation for groups with 5 or more.
  • Only one carrier can be written alongside Blue Shield.

Click here to read the full details.

Cigna + Oscar Extending LocalPlus® Coverage Starting 4/1 for CaliforniaChoice Members

Starting April 1, 2022, employees who don’t live in California are eligible to enroll in Cigna + Oscar LocalPlus® plans through CaliforniaChoice, as long as they live in one of the below service areas:

  • Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Massachusetts, Missouri, Mississippi, New Jersey, Nevada, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Washington

Click here to read the full details.

CAHU Operation Shout!

CAHU shared a message asking to tell California Assembly to oppose AB1400. This bill mandates a government-run single healthcare program and abolishes private health insurance, Medi-Cal, Medicare, Covered California, and the valuable advocacy services of insurance professionals.

Click here to read the full message from CAHU

Click here to read the message from NAHU


CAHU Mentorship program

California Association of Health Underwriters recently started a mentorship program available to all CAHU members. CAHU Foundation President Tim Kanter wrote an article about how his mentor changed his life and provided guidance as a young adult. With his mentor’s advice and encouragement, she helped him get started with the career he’s still in today!

Click here if you would like to become a mentor or be mentored by someone else. A mentorship can change lives for the better, and it can be one of the most rewarding choices you will make professionally and personally if you choose to participate.


2021 Employee Benefits: Compliance Year In Review

In 2021, a lot happened in the world of compliance. We’ve broken down the key events from the past year in this whitepaper. Click here to read the whitepaper.


A Guide To Covid Tests: When To Test, What Kind To Use And What Your Results Mean

There’s a lot of confusion about testing right now. Here are some answers to queries you might have about Covid tests. Click here to read the full article.