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Q3-2018 Small Business Updates

Get updated and get ahead with Blue Shield's Small Business broker updates and new forms.

Update Highlights

  • Renewals through September 2018 are now available.
  • Rate pass for Q3. Blue Shield's statewide average for compounded year-over-year rate change for renewals is a 3.3% increase (3.5% for PPO/2.5% for HMO).
  • Small Business Bundled Savings — 5% discount to groups adding dental and/or vision coverage to new or existing small business medical plans.
  • Relaxed participation guidelines continue through September 2018, requiring only 25% employee participation for groups with 5+ enrolled employees (Off-Exchange plans only).

New Forms

  • The Small Business Multiple Subscriber Change Spreadsheet simplifies changes and reduces processing time during renewals.
  • Q3 Master Group Application form.
  • Revised Employee Enrollment form.

Get the details and resources to better serve your clients.

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Dental Simplified for Small Business

Your small groups can now choose from the top dental plans or build custom dental plans with UnitedHealthcare's new flexible Dental Simplified approach. All plans offer valuable features and savings opportunities for employers and members.

To simplify matching dental benefit levels with comparable medical benefit levels, DPPO and DHMO plans are shown by metallic tiers. High, medium and low metallic tier options are available, with a voluntary option for each, making it easier than ever to select the best plan for your small group clients. Learn about the savings and options.

Learn The Options

Celebrate the memory of John Bobincheck by attending SVAHU's Golf Classic. Network with colleagues and enjoy a fun-filled day of golf, contests, and cocktails. A hot lunch will be served, followed by dinner and a raffle. Register today. 


Does my California resident life/health license allow me to write business in other states? Get the answer.

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With our convenient FAQs, quickly find answers about the ACA, Covered California for Small Business, the San Francisco Ordinance and, in the General section, managing your agency during times of change.

Blue Shield of California:
Q3-2018 Small
Business Updates
Dental Simplified for
Small Business
SVAHU — Inaugural
John Bobincheck
Memorial Golf Classic
May 7, 2018
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Healthcare Reform
Knowledge Center

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April 25
• Application Deadline
  - Chinese Community
    Health Plan
April 26
• DCAHU Summit
• GGAHU Sales 
April 30
• Application Deadline
  - Covered California
    for Small Business
  - Reliance Standard
May 3
• Application Deadline
  - Delta Dental
May 4
• Application Deadline
  - Blue Shield of CA
  - MetLife
May 7
• Application Deadline
  - Beam
  - Choice Builder
  - Principal
  - UnitedHealthcare
• SVAHU Inaugural
  John Bobincheck
  Memorial Golf Classic
May 8
• OCAHU Lunch & CE
May 10
• Application Deadline
  - Humana
• DCAHU Lunch
• IEAHU Lunch
May 15
• VCAHU Meeting
May 17
• LAAHU Marketplace
  Changes in
  Long-Term Care
• SDAHU Lunch
May 18
• SAHU Golf Tournament

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1000 Burnett Avenue, Suite 440, Concord, CA 94520
800.696.4543, License: 0B33256

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