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Blue Shield of California

Learn about Blue Shield's 2020 rates, plan changes, and renewal dates; and access time-saving tips and resources for enrolling both new and renewing Blue Shield business.


  • 0.9% rate increase for PPO and HMO medical plans. Dental, vision and life plan rates remain unchanged.
  • July - September renewals are now available to brokers.
  • Shield Concierge is available to members who enroll or renew into a Tandem PPO plan on or after July 1, 2020.
  • Healthy Savings are available to Trio HMO and Tandem PPO members.
  • Employer groups may enroll new members through a Special Enrollment Period (SEP) through June 30, 2020, with July 1 as the latest effective date.
  • New business submission deadlines are up to the last business day of the effective month for April through July effective dates.
  • Relaxed participation requirements for small businesses extended to December 31, 2020
  • Trio HMO plans – enroll as few as one member.

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Ease Innovation Conference
Register to attend the exclusive EIC20 two-day digital conference that will feature a combination of live-streamed sessions, virtual trade show booths, one-on-one networking, and access to Genius Hall - where you'll see new features and learn best practices from Ease experts.  

This immersive interactive experience (not a webinar) is free and will include a Q&A and live chat with subject matter experts.

Don't miss this exciting and informative event. Register now!

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources for Brokers
Carriers recognize the strain that COVID-19 is placing on employees and their families. Many are expanding access to emotional, behavioral and mental health services — and in some cases waiving costs.

Download our Carrier Resource Guide to stay up-to-date and advise your employer groups on the latest carrier services and benefits available to employees, such as:

  • Emotional Support Hotlines
  • Behavioral Health Services and Benefits
  • Mental Health and Wellness Phone Apps
  • EAP Support
  • And More

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COVID-19 Carrier Response Guides

Stay on top of all the latest COVID-19 carrier responses with our easy-to-use COVID-19 Medical and Ancillary Carrier Response Guides. Quickly identify how each carrier is helping to keep employees covered, provide relief to employers, and expand coverage.

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Blue Shield of CA
Q3-2020 Updates
EIC20: Ease Innovation
(Virtual) Conference
Emotional, Behavioral
and Mental Health
Resources for
Employees and Families
COVID-19 Carrier
Response Guides

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Healthcare Reform
Knowledge Center

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April 23
• Application Deadline:
  - Covered California
    for Small Business

April 24
• Application Deadline:
  - Chinese Community

    Health Plan
April 29
• NVAHU Annual CE Day
April 30
• Application Deadline:
  - Blue Shield of CA
  - Principal
  - Reliance Standard
  - UnitedHealthcare
May 5
• Application Deadline
  - DeltaCare
  - MetLife
May 6
May 7
• Application Deadline
  - UnitedHealthcare
May 12
• Application Deadline
  - Humana
May 14
• DCAHU Health Care
• IEAHU Webinar & CE
• SBAHU Fundraiser
May 15
• Application Deadline
  - Beam Dental
  - Choice Builder
  - Covered California
    for Small Business
  - Delta Dental
May 19
• VCAHU Short Talks
May 29
• Application Deadline
  - Blue Shield of CA
  - Principal

June 8 and 9
• EIC20 Ease Innovation
  (Virtual) Conference
June 11
• IEAHU Lunch & CE
June 12
• SDAHU Golf

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