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Blue Shield of California 1-50

Blue Shield of California 1-50

For over 65 years, Blue Shield of California has provided high quality, select health care coverage to the people of California and continues to possess the strength, stability, and innovation to maintain its market leadership position.

Blue Shield of California offers an extensive array of products to create and sustain a healthy workplace for small (1-50 employee) groups.

New Business Submittal Deadline:

For the month of August: Wednesday, August 6

Blue Shield of California 1-50

For over 65 years, Blue Shield of California has provided high quality, select health care coverage to the people of California and continues to possess the strength, stability, and innovation to maintain its market leadership position.

Blue Shield of California offers an extensive array of products to create and sustain a healthy workplace for small (1-50 employee) groups and large (51-299 employee) groups.

Beginning in January 2014, Blue Shield will be offering Small Business plans both on and off California's new exchange, Covered California.

Blue Shield of California: Off-Exchange Package for Small Business

  • Flagship package: featuring a range of 16 healthcare options including PPO, HSA compatible HDHP, and HMO plans. Not available on the SHOP, these plans can be purchased from Blue Shield through a broker. Customers can choose among any plans in the package, or select PPO plans to offer alongside HMO’s from another carrier. Plans from this package can be sold individually, but cannot be offered alongside plans from any other Blue Shield package.

Blue Shield of California: Mirror Package for Small Business

  • This package offers 7 plans which include several HMO options and one PPO. These plans are also available for purchase on Covered California's Small Business Health Options (SHOP) online marketplace. Plans from this package can be sold individually, but cannot be offered alongside plans from any other Blue Shield package.

Dental

Available on a standalone basis or with Blue Shield of California medical coverage, competitively priced, these comprehensive plans satisfy both employer and employee needs.

  • Dental HMO Options.Blue Shield dental HMO plans give employees access to cost-effective dental care through the network dental provider of their choice. Blue Shield's dental HMO plans - Dental HMO Basic, Dental HMO Plus, and Dental HMO Deluxe, offer basic, middle and rich-level benefits, respectively.
  • 12 Dental PPO Options.The PPO Smile plans offer a wide range of affordable dental PPO plans providing employees the option to choose any dental provider they want, or save money by using a network provider.
  • In-Network Only (INO) Dental Plans  The Smile In-Network Only (INO) dental plan offers employees and their families a smart cost-cutting approach to save on dental coverage. The INO network uses the same providers as the dental PPO network. No benefits are paid if the member goes to out-of-network providers.

Access to extensive networks. The dental PPO and dental INO (in-network only) networks include more than 25,000 provider locations in California and 218,000 nationwide, and the dental HMO network includes more than 16,000 provider locations in California.

Vision

The vision plan portfolio provides an affordable range of options to satisfy employee needs for eyewear and vision exams. Blue Shield of California has one of the largest vision provider networks. Members have access to nearly 20,000 ophthalmologists, optometrists, and opticians nationwide, including 6,300 in California. Vision plans offer access to major retail chains-like Costco, Walmart and LensCrafers, professional eye care boutiques and even an online providers.

Group Term Life and AD&D Insurance

Life Insurance offers an affordable way for clients to provide employees with added financial security. Accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) benefits provide financial support in the event bodily injury or loss of life due to an accident. With a variety of coverage amounts, life and AD&D insurance plans are easy to sell.

More information is available by calling Claremont Insurance Services at 800.696.4543 or via email at info@claremontcompanies.com.

New Groups

Claremont Insurance is here to assist you by providing carrier and product information, plan quotes and comparisons, employer presentations, open enrollment assistance and more for a variety of products offered by California's premier insurance carriers.

Plan summaries, enrollment and change forms, and information about Blue Shield and our other carriers are always available through Claremont. You can request materials online at materials@claremontcompanies.com or call our broker service representatives Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at (800) 696-4543.

If you are ready to enroll your group in a Blue Shield plan, please click the forms tab for a checklist of required paperwork.

Please note that the submission of all required paperwork, each filled out completely, aids in expediting the underwriting process. We look forward to receiving your enrollment forms and working with you to see your small group business placed.

Thank you for choosing Claremont Insurance for your insurance needs.

Where to Submit:
Please submit new group enrollment information to:

2999 Oak Road, Suite 810
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Phone: (800) 696-4543
Direct: (925) 296-8800
Fax: (925) 588-2425
Business Hours:
8 am to 5 pm, Monday - Friday

For additional information, please contact Claremont at 800.696.4543 or info@claremontcompanies.com.

  • Blue Shield of California Forms
  • Refusal of Personal Coverage

    The Refusal of Personal Coverage form should be completed and submitted when eligible employees are refusing the employer's Blue Shield of California/Blue Shield of California Life & Health Insurance Company health plan coverage for themselves and/or their spouse, domestic partner, or dependent(s) if applicable.


    Revision Date: 7/2013
  • BS Application – Employer

    New/renewing groups effective on or after January 1, 2014


    Revision Date: 7/2013
  • BS Employee Application

    New/renewing groups enrolling on or after January 1, 2014


    Revision Date: 7/2013


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