Cigna + Oscar LocalPlus Expansion, Teladoc, NAHU Operation Shout, Processing a Termination, Updates, News & More

DICKERSON WEEKLY NEWS

Cigna + Oscar LocalPlus® Expansion

Cigna + Oscar shared updates on LocalPlus® Expansion. As of April 1, 2022, employees who reside outside of California are now eligible to enroll in Cigna + Oscar LocalPlus® plans through CalChoice, as long as they live in one of the below service areas: Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Massachusetts, Missouri, Mississippi, New Jersey, Nevada, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, and Washington.

Members currently enrolled in LocalPlus® can begin accessing the national LocalPlus network starting July 1st, 2022. 

LocalPlus® Perks

  • Great Network across 21 states
  • No primary care physician required and no specialist referral needed
  • Employees get a dedicated care team
  • No cost, unlimited telemedicine 24/7 (for non-HSA plans)

Click here to read more about LocalPlus®

Contact your Dickerson Sales Rep for more information!

Teladoc Broker Bonus

Employer groups like the convenience and 24/7 support with Teladoc virtual care. Downloading the app is the easiest way to talk to a healthcare professional, or you can visit their website. Teladoc allows you to connect with a doctor, therapist, specialist, or dietitian by phone, video, or app.

Get rewarded from Teladoc for selling to new and existing groups!

  • Groups with effective dates must be between 5/1/22 and beyond can qualify
  • Each group must have at least 10 enrolled
  • You must sell a minimum of 6 coverages to qualify for a $500 Amazon Gift Card

Click here for more information on the broker bonus!

 

Here are some of the services Teladoc provides:

  • General Medical – Non-emergency conditions such as cold & flu, sinus infections, allergies, and more.
  • Mental Health – meet with a therapist or psychiatrist for challenges like depression, anxiety, stress, not feeling like yourself, and more.
  • Dermatology – Upload photos of your skin condition online or on the app and a dermatologist will send a custom treatment plan within 2 days or less. We treat acne, eczema, psoriasis, and more.
  • Wellness Care – Nutrition support with a dietitian, Tobacco Cessation, Neck & Back Care with a health coach, and Sexual Health.

The cost of a Teladoc visit varies, depending on the type of care you are requesting and your health plan design. General Medical visits can be as low as $0 per visit with insurance.

Contact your Dickerson Sales Rep for more information!

Operation Shout – H.R. 5218

H.R. 5318 is a bipartisan bill created to provide relief for employers seeking to comply with the reporting requirements for enforcement of the ACA’s individual and employer mandates. NAHU has long sought these reforms, and we look forward to advancing this as a bipartisan solution to address the challenges faced under the health-reform law.

NAHU has repeatedly stressed concerns with these requirements, particularly their confusing and complicated nature for businesses of all sizes, and has worked with legislators to develop a commonsense solution to ease what has become an enormously expensive compliance burden. H.R. 5318 will ease the compliance reporting requirements for employers offering health insurance coverage to their employees.

Click here to read the full message from NAHU.

Click here to take action!

Dickerson’s Tip of the Week

Our team is here to help you with your new group’s installation, onboarding services, quoting, renewal support, benefit questions, and more! We’re sharing a tip of the week to help you save time assisting your groups!

How to Process a Termination:

Call or Email us requesting to terminate an employee and our team will take care of it! The carriers have a form that needs to be filled out. 

Email: customerservice@dickerson-group.com

Click here for our customer service sheet

DICKERSON INDUSTRY NEWS

COVID Funding Is Falling Short For The Uninsured

Lawmakers’ recently announced plans to allocate $10 billion in funding toward combating the COVID-19 pandemic. Time has run out for the federal program that reimburses providers for testing, treating, and administering vaccinations to uninsured Americans, so the new plan does not delegate money to continue those efforts. The people without health insurance and the providers that serve them will be left out. Click here to read the full story.

 

An MRNA Vaccine Boost May Help CAR T-Therapy Treat Solid Cancer

CAR T-therapy has cured some people with blood cancers, but a new early-phase clinical trial presented at the American Association of Cancer Research (AACR) conference suggests that CAR T-cells may be able to shrink some solid tumors — as long as it gets a boost from an mRNA vaccine from BioNTech. Click here to read the full story.