Let Us Be Your Partner In Trying Times…
A Note from Managing Partner, Michael Wolff….
Dear Valued Broker Partner,
It’s been more than three weeks since government recommendations to combat COVID-19 prompted us to close our physical locations in Los Angeles and Sacramento. Within a few days, our entire staff smoothly transitioned to working from home, as we migrated all our systems to the cloud many years ago. Our telephone numbers, emails, and mailing addresses remain the same.
Our number one goal is to continue to service your business and your clients with no disruptions or impact on the support you’ve come to expect from the Dickerson team. Click here to find how we can continue to help you during this time.
Calendar of Events
Join Dickerson’s Michael Wolff and Barbara Kempen of Solid Health Insurance Services as they co-host this webinar discussing the effects of COVID-19 on the health insurance industry with topics including:
– What action have health insurance carriers taken during the crisis?
– Lost your Job? How to find new health insurance through COBRA coverage, a spouse’s health plan, Covered California, private insurance alternatives, or Medi-cal.
– Decide to retire? Quick tips to prepare for obtaining health insurance in retirement.
– Risks of relying on foreign traveler insurance.
Click here to register.
Dave’s Corner Bi-Weekly Webinar Series: What Advisors Need to Know About Benefit Captives for Mid-Sized and Large Employers
Click here to register
The CARES Act and Small Businesses:
Retain Employees and Get Emergency Funds Now!
The CARES Act is a $2.2 trillion economic package that provides relief to individuals and employers alike in the wake of shelter-in-place mandates. Please inform your employer groups to take advantage of:
- Paycheck Protection Program – Obtain free capital to retain employees and their benefits
- Emergency Economic Injury Grant Program – Provides up to $10,000 of immediate economic relief to businesses that are currently experiencing temporary difficulties
- Small Business Debt Relief Program – The SBA is providing a financial reprieve to small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic
- Small Business Express Bridge Loan Program – Enables small businesses who currently have a business relationship with an SBA Express Lender to quickly access up to $25,000
Click here to find out more.
Dickerson Weekly Update, May 14-21
Anthem extends Dual PPO Pilot Program
Anthem announced that they’re extending the Dual Network PPO Pilot Program in Regions 1 and 9. The program will now run until September 15th, 2020 effective dates. Click here for more.
Ease Innovation Conference 2020 has gone digital and will be a two-day immersive interactive experience.
During this time of social distancing, the Ease Innovation Conference 2020 is going digital. For two days in June, Ease will feature live-streamed sessions, virtual trade show booths, networking opportunities, and access to Genius Hall. Dickerson is a proud sponsor of this event. To register for the conference, click here.
Kaiser Webinar May 27, “Now More than Ever: Health as a Business Strategy”
On Wednesday, May 27, 2020, from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM PT, Kaiser is hosting a webinar titled Now More than Ever: Health as a Business Strategy. During this webinar, brokers can learn how to show their value, make themselves stand out amongst the competition, and most importantly, build customer loyalty. Click here to register.
L.A. Care extends grace period due to the COVID-19 pandemic to better serve their members
L.A. Care has made some important updates to accommodate its subsidized and non-subsidized members due to the pandemic. To assist during this pandemic, click here to see what actions L.A. Care is taking.
Oscar extends credit card payment options for Individual and Family Plans
Oscar announced that they extended the time that Individual clients can pay with a credit card through May 29 at 9:00 pm PST. Payment options will once again be limited to a debit card, check, or bank account (ACH). Click here for more details.
Principal offering dental premium credit & PPE payment
Because many dental offices are currently closed due to COVID-19, Principal announced that employers offering dental insurance will receive a 10% premium credit on their June through October dental bills. Click here for more details.
VSP offering rate pass on upcoming renewals
VSP decided to offer rate passes on upcoming renewals. VSP automatically extended policies for clients with fewer than 1,000 enrolled that are scheduled to renew between August 1, 2020, and March 1, 2021. Click here for more details.
Alera Group released a detailed report titled COVID-19 Industry Impacts. The report not only shows which sectors have been hit the hardest during this pandemic, but also includes assessments and insights from both employee benefits and property-casualty experts, Click here for details.
Dickerson’s Career Opportunities
Click here to view our current job openings and apply for positions online. This easy-to-use system will display openings at our local offices and nationwide.