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Anthem Small Group Updates

Anthem shared updates for small group including their Q2 Rate Action.

Quarterly Rate Change Average:
PPO: 1.1%
HMO: .6%
Annual/Renewal Rate Change Average:
PPO: 4.1%
HMO: 3.2%
Here are the additional updates shared by Anthem:
  • Vivity is now available in Small Group and can bring huge savings to your clients. Premium savings up to 22% Anthem’s Full HMO plans. Shop your clients now with Dickerson and Anthem. Here is the list of hospitals in the Vivity network:
  • Additional Network Flexibility. Beginning with 1/1/22-6/15/22 effective dates, Anthem Small Group will be allowing additional network flexibility. Employers can select one of the following pairings:
    • Any two HMO networks (Including Vivity) alongside one PPO network
    • Both PPO Networks alongside any HMO network (Including Vivity)
    • Select HMO, Priority Select HMO and Vivity HMO alongside one PPO network (NO FULL HMO)
  • Underwriting highlights.
    • De9C is not required for 3+ or more subscribers enrolling (excludes virgin groups)
    • 25% participation for groups of 5+ enrolled subscribers


Anthem At-Home Covid Tests

A recent announcement from the federal government intends to increase access to COVID-19 testing. Starting January 15, 2022, Anthem members can get reimbursed by their health plan without cost-share for over-the-counter diagnostic COVID-19 tests until the end of the Coronavirus Public Health Emergency. Diagnostic tests are performed if members are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or have been recently exposed.

Both screening and diagnostic tests are covered for groups in California.

Click here to learn more about how members can get a home test kit.

HR Service, Inc Broker Compensation Disclosure Tool

The CAA requires all licensed agents to disclose compensation to clients of all group health plans and individual health insurance policies beginning December 27, 2021. Learn how to create a CAA broker compensation disclosure using a free tool provided by HR Service, Inc.

Click here to review the resources provided by HR Services, Inc.


FAQs Regarding Coverage of Over the Counter Covid Diagnostic Tests

Starting January 15th, at-home Covid tests can now be reimbursed or requested from group health plans and individual health insurance. Click here to read the whitepaper.


Supreme Court Stays OSHA’s ETS for Private Employers with 100 or More and Upholds CMS’ Interim Final Rule for Healthcare Workers

On January 13th the Supreme Court ruled against OSHA’s ETS rule to require employers with 100 or more employees to mandate vaccines or weekly testing. The court upheld the CMS interim Final Rule to require Healthcare workers to be vaccinated. Click here to read the whitepaper.