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Blue Shield Q2-2016 Small Group Rate Pass and Updates

Blue Shield Q2-2016 Small Group Rate Pass and Updates

Blue Shield Q2-2016 Small Group Rate Pass and Updates, Blue Shield of California 1-100,

The Blue Shield of California small business medical and specialty benefits plan rates will remain unchanged through June 2016. There will be no plan or benefit changes for Q2 from the plans and rates released effective January 1, 2016.

Four New Medical Plans Added (effective January 1, 2016)


  • Platinum HMO 0/20 OffEx
  • Platinum HMO 0/30 OffEx
  • Gold 750/30 OffEx

These plans are offered with a choice of one of Blue Shield’s three provider networks: Access+ HMO (broadest network), Local Access+ HMO (narrow network), and Trio ACO HMO (accountable care organization, most narrow network).


  • Gold Full PPO 250/20 OffEx medical plan

The plan has a low $20 copay for covered in-network services. A good option for employers looking for a comprehensive yet more affordable PPO plan.

Specialty Benefits Update

  • New Dental Smile Rollover Rewards program for dental PPO and dental INO plans.
  • Pediatric dental benefits are now included and embedded with 2016 Blue Shield medical plans.

New Brochures

Visit the Blue Shield Producer Connection to learn more.

Contact the small group experts at 800.696.4543 or


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