Claremont Insurance Services

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.


As you prepare for your clients’ open enrollments, it’s clear this year will look different. Do you have a plan to deliver an open enrollment experience that is virtual, safe, and efficient for your clients? Most likely online enrollment is a key aspect of your virtual plan, and Ease is the leading solution for group insurance brokers.

Whether you’re well into executing your plan, or need help getting started on Ease, Claremont is here to support you every step of the way.

For tips on how to make enrollments safe, secure, and fast in 2020, register for the Ease webinar on August 27th at 11:00 am.

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Support for CA Wildfire Victims

The numerous wildfires underway throughout California have created catastrophic damage and loss of life, in addition to taking a toll on families and loved ones. To help, Blue Shield, MetLife, and UnitedHealthcare are offering support services.

Access the support services and resources. Please pass this information on to anyone you know that has been impacted and needs assistance.

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Blue Shield of CA

To help employers who may be experiencing financial difficulties due to COVID-19, Blue Shield is offering the option of a one-time off-anniversary plan downgrade through September 30, 2020. Buy-down plans may be selected from within the current plan type: PPO to PPO or HMO to HMO.

Consider switching your groups to Blue Shield's lower cost Trio HMO and Tandem PPO plans without reducing their employees' coverage.

Trio and Tandem Benefits

  • $0 Teladoc visits.
  • $0 cost share for the first Heal™ on-demand visit, with $0 prescription delivery.
  • Healthy Savings® grocery discount program.
  • Shield Concierge personalized customer care assistant.

New Medical Incentive Program Bonus
Earn up to $100 per enrolled member in Trio HMO and Tandem PPO plans, effective dates September 1, 2020, through January 1, 2021.

Learn more about the cost-saving plan selection downgrade options and advantages.

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Exceed your clients' expectations with Blue Shield's new Employer Enrollment Tool that provides digital self-service enrollment and quoting capabilities with a consistent and transparent process. For a preview of the new employer enrollment experience, view this video.

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Principal Dental Premium Rate Reduction, Dental Renewal Rate Pass and Premium Credit

In its seventh edition, the Principal Financial Well-Being Index gathered insights from 500 leaders at companies from 2 to 10,000 employees for a look at how COVID-19 has affected how they do business, how it's impacted their customers and employees, and what they plan to do moving forward during recovery.

Four Big Takeaways

  1. Businesses have tried to maintain staffing.
  2. Employee well-being remains a clear priority. Fewer than 15% of businesses plan to reduce employee benefits. Some plan to expand them.
  3. They're adapting to uncertainty.
  4. Federal help is making a difference for small businesses and their employees. 58% of them also are spending assistance on employee benefits.

Get the full 2020 Principal Financial Well-Being Index to explore the findings in more detail.

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Ease August 27th
Webinar - The Key to
Enrollment in 2020:
Direct Submissions to
Wildfire Response
Blue Shield of CA:
• Trio HMO and Tandem
  PPO Cost-Reducing
  Options and Bonus
• New Employer
  Enrollment Tool
2020 Principal Financial
Well-Bring Index Finds
Businesses Growing

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Healthcare Reform
Knowledge Center

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August 26
• CA Medicare Expo
August 27
• Ease Webinar: The Key
  to Enrollment in 2020:
  Direct Submissions to

August 31
• Application Deadline:
  - Reliance Standard

September 1
  2020 Senior Summit

September 3
• Application Deadline:
  - DeltaCare
  - Delta Dental

September 4
• Application Deadline:
  - Choice Builder
  - Humana
  - MetLife

September 8
• Application Deadline:
  - Beam Dental
  - Principal
  - UnitedHealthcare

September 9
• Application Deadline:
  - Covered California
    for Small Business

September 14
• All State SAHU Golf

September 15
  Medicare Summit

September 17
• DCAHU Annual
  Medicare Summit

September 30
• Application Deadline:
  - Blue Shield of CA

October 6
• CAHU Summit 
October 29
• VCAHU Webinar Series:
  Get Up, Go and Grow
 (Part 4 of 4)

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