Cigna + Oscar Updates, Family Glitch Resources, Covered CA Special Enrollment Period, Updates, News & More


Cigna + Oscar Q2 Updates

  • Rates: Q1 to Q2 Average statewide increase: 3.9%
  • LocalPlus Update: As of 1/1/23, LocalPlus became a PPO product with out-of-network benefits. All plans and networks within the C+O portfolio are now PPO products.
  • Flexible Underwriting: Just one employee has to be in our CA service area. DE9C is not required for groups enrolling 3+. Easy slicing, only 3 eligible enrollees are needed. 60% overall participation is required between the carriers offered by the employer and a minimum of 3+ enrolled with Cigna + Oscar.
  • Quick Approval Times: Most groups are approved within 24-48 hours. ID cards are available the same day of approval with members having access to their portal.

Contact your Dickerson Sales Rep for help quoting Cigna + Oscar Plans!

Biden Announces Anticipated End of COVID-19 National and Public Health Emergencies

President Biden announced his intent to extend the COVID-19 national and public health emergencies set to expire on March 1 and April 11, 2023. The COVID-19 emergency extension has not been official, but if they get extended, it will end on May 11, 2023.

Click here to read the legal alert

New Family Glitch Resources

The new rule on the affordability of employer coverage for family members of employees went into place this year. To assist employers in understanding this rule change, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has created a resource outlining the most important takeaways for employers.

Click here for the rule change for the affordability of employer coverage from the CMS


Covered California Provides New Opportunities for People to Sign Up for Health Insurance

In response to the recent historic winter storms in California and the state of emergency declared, Covered California created a new qualifying life event for those who were affected. Californians have 60 days from when the emergency was declared to sign up for coverage. This special enrollment period for California’s winter storms goes now through March 5, 2023.

Click here to read the full article.


What Happens When The Covid Emergency Declaration Ends?

The Covid emergency declarations end on May 11, 2023. These emergency declarations gave the federal government flexibility to waive or modify certain requirements in a range of areas, including Medicare, Medicaid, and CHIP programs, and in private health insurance. Click here to read the full article.

What to Know About the Bird Flu Outbreak

The Washington Post spoke to a number of experts to answer common questions about bird flu, the risk to humans and pets, and how the outbreak is affecting food prices. Here’s what they had to say. Click here to read the full article.