SPECIAL ENROLLMENT PERIOD
1/1/2023 EFFECTIVE DATE

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Carrier

Guidelines

Must be the sole carrier confirmed by an attestation form.
Must be complete at submission with all requirements in by 12/15 at 11:59 PM – no exceptions Recertification at renewal: Yes, to ensure group meets the definition of a small employer Ancillary coverage will follow normal guidelines for participation and contribution

During the annual open enrollment period, participation requirements will not be enforced
Must be complete at submission with all requirements in by 12/15 by 12 PM
Dental/Vision will participate in Special Open Enrollment. Specialty lines must have a minimum of
2 employees enrolled on each specialty line selected
Recertification at renewal: No

Can be written alongside another carrier’s
HMO only, another carrier’sHMO and MediExcel only, or another carrier’s HMO and SIMNSA only
Regular underwriting guidelines apply
Must be submitted to Blue Shield by 5 PM on 12/15 and approved within 30 days of submission
Dental/Vision follow medical. Life does not follow medical
Recertification at renewal: At the carrier’s discretion

Must be the sole carrier
Cases must be submitted to CaliforniaChoice between 11/15 – 12/15 for a 1/1 effective date
Recertification at renewal: Yes, to ensure group meets the definition of a small employer
Ancillary coverage will follow normal guidelines for participation and contribution

Must be sole carrier unless slicing guidelines are met
Cases must be submitted from 11/15 to 12/15 for a 1/1 effective date
Standard guidelines apply
Groups will be renewed as they can under SEP

Does not require to be the sole carrier
Must be submitted to CCSB on 12/15 by 5pm
Recertification at renewal: CCSB does not recertify groups ever
Ancillary Dental: Normal Guidelines
Voluntary Dental: No participation or contribution requirements

Does not require to be the sole carrier
Cases must be submitted to Health Net on 12/15 by 5 PM and must be approved by 5 PM on 1/20/2
Recertification at renewal: At the carrier’s discretion
Ancillary coverage will follow normal guidelines for participation and contributio

Does not require to be the sole carrier
Must be submitted to Kaiser on 12/15 by 5PM
Recertification at renewal: Yes, to ensure group meets the definition of a small employer Ancillary coverage will follow normal guidelines for participation and contribution

Requires at least 5 CA employees to enroll with UnitedHealthcare if writing alongside another carrier
Must be complete at submission with all requirements in by 12/15 at 11:59 PM – no exceptions
Recertification at renewal: Yes, to ensure group meets the definition of a small employer
Ancillary coverage will follow normal guidelines for participation and contribution