Blue Shield CAA Update, Kaiser Broker Bonus, United Healthcare Member Rewards, Updates, News & More


Blue Shield Update CAA Pharmacy Drug Cost Reporting

Blue Shield is sending a follow up email to brokers and groups/group plan sponsors, informing them that they are providing a new option for collecting and reporting D1 information on behalf of fully-insured groups and self-funded ASO group plan sponsors. The link to the intake form is now live and shared in the communication. The deadline to submit information is March 17, 2023, at 6PM PST.
For more information, read the FAQs here.

Kaiser Broker Bonus

Kaiser offers competitive commissions and bonus rewards programs to help you increase your earnings. Kaiser offers a total replacement reward for new or renewing groups that choose Kaiser Permanente as the sole carrier with effective dates from 1/1/23 through 12/31/23.

This bonus is payable for groups written through a General Agency!

Number of Subscribers Enrolled Reward
10 to 19 $1,000
20 to 29 $2,000
30 to 39 $3,000
40 to 49 $4,000
50 to 199 $5,000
200 to 499 $7,500
500+ $10,000

Click here for more information on Kaiser Commissions and Bonus Programs

UnitedHealthcare Introduces New Rewards Program For Members

UnitedHealthcare introduced UnitedHealthcare Rewards, a new rewards program in which eligible members, including spouses, can use wearable devices to earn up to $1,000 each per year by completing various daily health goals and one-time activities.

Once enrolled, UnitedHealthcare Rewards members can earn incentives totaling up to $1,000 per year for completing the following ongoing and one-time activities:

  • Achieve 5,000 steps or more each day.
  • Complete 15 minutes or more of activity per day.
  • Track sleep for 14 nights.
  • Get a biometric screening.
  • Complete a health survey. 
  • Select paperless billing.
  • Additional qualifying activities will be added throughout the year.

UnitedHealthcare Rewards is now available to select employers with fully insured plans at the start of their new plan year. Additional employers with fully insured plans will gain access later in 2023, to enable self-funded customers to purchase UnitedHealthcare Rewards in 2024.

Click here to read the full news release from United Healthcare


Medicare Advantage Enrollment Now More than 31M

Enrollment in Medicare Advantage (MA) is nearing 31.2 million following the annual enrollment period, about half of the total Medicare population, according to recent data. Click here to read the full article.


Pfizer RSV Vaccine That Protects Infants Could Receive FDA Approval This Summer

Pfizer’s vaccine that protects infants from RSV could receive FDA approval by the end of this summer. The FDA is reviewing the vaccine on an expedited basis. The agency is expected to make a decision on whether to clear the shot in August, just before respiratory virus season. Click here to read the full article.