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Blue Shield Relaxed Participation Extended Through March 31, 2016

Blue Shield Relaxed Participation Extended Through March 31, 2016

Mar 11, 2016, < 1 Minute Read

For small groups with 1-100 eligible employees, Blue Shield is relaxing the participation requirement to 25% on medical plans through March 31, 2016, less than their already low requirement of 65% and among the lowest in the industry.

With this limited-time promotion, your small business clients can purchase a medical plan from Blue Shield alongside another carrier’s medical plan with more lenient underwriting participation rules (e.g. an HMO from one carrier and a PPO from another).

The Blue Shield specialty products participation requirement has also been reduced to 25%, when purchased with a Blue Shield medical plan or as a stand-alone option.

This promotion allows:

Help your small business clients take advantage of this promotion. For more information, download the Blue Shield brochure.

Contact the small group experts at 800.696.4543 or


*Off-exchange plans only.