Anthem Q3 Rates, Earn More With Anthem, How to Dispute a Claim, Updates, News & More

DICKERSON WEEKLY NEWS

Anthem Q3 Rates and Plan Updates

Anthem announced Q3 rate and plan updates for July 1, 2022, effective dates.

Rates are available for Q3 quoting!
Medical Quarterly Rate Change Average:

  • PPO: 0.2%
  • HMO: -0.1%

Medical Annual Rate Change Average:

  • PPO: 3.8%
  • HMO: 2.0%

No changes to Dental and Vision plans rates. Effective immediately, Anthem Voluntary Dental and Vision plans only require 5 eligible with a minimum of 2 enrolling, the prior guideline was 5 eligible and 5 enrolling.

7% Commission for September 2022 Effective Dates with 5+ Enrolling
Get a 7% Commission for September 2022 effective dates on new medical business for the life of the case when you sell any new small group with 5 or more enrolled employees for September 2022 effective dates. Brokers can get 7% up to $1M annualized premium, then .8% above $1M. The group must stay enrolled in an Anthem Small Group ACA medical plan.

Underwriting Promos Extended Through 12/15/22!

  • DE-9C is not required with 3 or more subscribers enrolling! Excludes virgin groups.
  • Relaxed Participation Guidelines: 2-4 eligible, 65% participation; 5-100 eligible, 25% participation.
  • Employers not contributing to the cost of coverage that meet relaxed participation guidelines can use the “employer-sponsored” plan rates.
  • Valid Waivers: Individual coverage will be accepted as a valid waiver
  • 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

Contact your Dickerson Sales Rep for more information!

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 Dispute a Claim That Was Paid by the Carrier but Paid Incorrectly:

Call or Email us with the subscriber’s name, social security and/or ID number, name of claimant, group number, the reason for inquiry and include all applicable bills, receipts, and the Explanation of Benefits (EOB) – which is sent to the member by the carrier. 

Email: customerservice@dickerson-group.com

DICKERSON INDUSTRY NEWS

California Delays COVID School Vaccine Mandate Until 2023

California will delay covid-19 vaccine requirements for schools until the 2023-2024 school year, citing a lag in the full federal approval of the shot for many younger students. Meanwhile, experts say more needs to be done to inform parents about the benefits of inoculation. Click here to read the full story.

 

It Doesn’t Take A Lot Of Exercise To Fight Depression

Get up and move! Small doses of physical activity, such as brisk walking, may substantially lower the risk of depression, according to new data. “Most benefits are realized when moving from no activity to at least some,” the study authors wrote. Recommended levels of exercise in the United States, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, include aerobic activity at moderate levels (such as a brisk walk) for 2.5 hours a week, along with a workout of all major muscle groups twice a week. Click here to read the full story.