Blue Shield Specialty Underwriting Will Align with Medical
Blue Shield Specialty Underwriting Will Align with MedicalNovember 11, 2019
To align more closely with medical underwriting, specialty coverage underwriting requires small businesses to employ an eligible common law employee to be eligible for group plans. All new sales with 2020 effective dates require a common law employee, eliminating owner-only businesses. Specialty coverage documentation requirements will be the same as for medical and based on the number of enrolling subscribers.
Blue Shield will no longer waive the 12-month waiting period on voluntary dental plans beginning with January 1, 2020 groups. The waiting period will be waived at the group level for groups with prior dental coverage with Blue Shield.
Blue Shield Broker Resources
- Product Cycle Updates
- Employer Connection Plus (EC+)
- Broker Communications
- Blue Shield News Center
- Plan Comparison Tool
- Small Business Plan Documents
- Renewal Center
- 2020 Small Business Plans at a Glance
- Q1-2020 Small Business Sales Brochure
- 2020 Medical Plan Cheat Sheet
- Specialty Plan Quick Facts
- Trio HMO Flyer and Website
- Teladoc Brochure
- Broker Bonus
- Pharmacy Directory
- Specialty Drug Short Cycle Program Expansion RxNews Flash
- Blue Shield Small Group Underwriting Guidelines
- Relaxed Participation
- New Small Business Multiple Subscriber Change Spreadsheet form for subscriber-level plan changes during renewal.
- Master Group Application Form
- Updated Employee Enrollment Form
- Blue Shield’s Renewal Center will help streamline the renewal process. You can:
- Complete your renewals, 100% paperless.
- Compare/add/edit/delete subscribers and dependents to calculate quotes.
- Submit group renewals and enroll clients’ employees online.
Visit Blue Shield’s Broker Connection to learn more.
Contact the small group experts at 800.696.4543 or firstname.lastname@example.org.