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To keep you current on information critical to your business, below are updates and resources to support your sales and service efforts. To access our full library, visit the News and Industry Perspectives site.


Sales Kick-Off Meetings

Register to attend one of the Covered California for Small Business (CCSB) sales kick-off meetings. At the event you'll:

  • Discover why CCSB is the best long-term solution for your small group clients.
  • Receive selling points you can discuss with your clients.
  • Learn about the new MyCCSB portal and other tools.
  • Meet your local Regional Sales Executive (RSE), sales support staff, as well as GA and carrier partners.

RSVP today for the location that is most convenient for you. Breakfast will be served. 

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Blue Shield Expands Trio HMO Service Area

Trio's service area has expanded to Kings and Fresno counties, in addition to extended coverage in Riverside, San Bernardino, and Tulare counties with additional zip codes.

Riverside and San Bernardino Counties

  • Medical Groups: Empire Physicians Medical Group and Coachella Valley Physicians Inc.
  • Partner Hospital: Eisenhower Medical Center

Tulare, Kings, and Fresno Counties

  • Medical Group: Key Medical Group
  • Partner Hospital: Kaweah Delta Medical Center

Get more information, the network guide, zip code finder, and Find a Doctor tool.

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Blue Shield Relaxed Participation:
25% or One Employee

Underwriting participation requirements remain relaxed for small business groups with 5 or more enrolled employees with just 25% participation required for medical, dental, vision, and life insurance plans through December 31, 2019. Groups that enroll in Trio-only plans can enroll with as little as one employee. Learn more.

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Promotions on New Dental and Package Plans

Principal announced the following promotions on new small group (less than 200 lives) dental plans and package plans with effective dates of September 1, 2019, to January 1, 2020.

Rate Guarantees and Discounts

  • 2-year rate guarantee on dental and short-term disability (STD) benefits for new business with three lines of coverage. 
  • 3-year rate guarantee on life and long-term disability (LTD) benefits for new business with three lines of coverage.
  • Cross-sell an existing case and receive a rate guarantee on the existing lines of coverage. 
  • 6% discount on new dental cases with orthodontia and an 8% discount on new dental cases without orthodontia. No package sale is required.

Build your book by offering Principal's rate guarantees and discounts on new dental and packaged coverage.

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If an employee is enrolled in medical and ancillary coverage under a family plan, do the employee’s dependents have to enroll in the same coverages? 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.

Covered California
for Small Business
Sales Kick-Off
Blue Shield of CA
• Trio HMO Service
  Area Expansion
• Relaxed Participation:
  25% or One

Principal Promotions
on New Dental and
Package Plans
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Healthcare Reform
Knowledge Center

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August 21
• CCSB Sales
  Kick-Off Meeting
• SAHU Member Lunch
August 22
• CCSB Sales
  Kick-Off Meeting
August 23
• CCSB Sales
  Kick-Off Meeting

August 25
• NAHU Leadership
August 26
• Application Deadline:
  - Chinese Community
    Health Plan
  - Covered California
    for Small Business
August 28
  2019 Senior Summit 
August 30
• Application Deadline:
  - Reliance Standard

September 5
• Application Deadline:
  - Delta Dental
  - Humana
• NCAHU Educational
September 6
• Application Deadline:
  - Blue Shield of CA
  - Choice Builder
  - MetLife
September 9
• Application Deadline:
  - Beam Dental
  - Principal
  -  UnitedHealthcare
September 10
• SVAHU Sales Expo
September 19
• DCAHU 3rd Annual
  Medicare Summit
• GGAHU CE Course
October 3
• CAHU Annual
  Convention and 
• GGAHU Health Care
October 8
• OCAHU Lunch

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

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