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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.


Special Enrollment Period Extended
Through December 31, 2019

New small groups requesting a January 1, 2020, effective date are eligible for coverage without meeting the minimum participation and contribution requirements during a special enrollment period (SEP). Covered California for Small Business (CCSB) is extending this SEP from the standard November 15 through December 15 dates and will accept submissions all the way through December 31. Groups enrolling during the special enrollment period must meet all other small group eligibility requirements. 

What's more, CCSB does not recertify groups at subsequent renewals. Therefore, groups can stay with CCSB without meeting contribution and participation requirements upon future renewals. Learn more. 

Learn More

2019 Small Group Market Trends

Gain insights into the most important small group market trends and get tips for growing your book of business with the findings from the California Broker Magazine 2019 survey.

Six Industry Leaders Reveal:

  • The most important trends in the small group market.
  • If certain ancillary benefits are more suited to small groups.
  • The keys to being a successful broker to small groups.
  • Sales techniques that are most effective with small groups.

The survey isn't California specific, but it's a great resource for the overall trends in the small group market. View the survey's findings.

View The Survey's Findings

Q1-2020 Top 3 Carrier Price Comparison

Get a quick assessment of the leading carrier with the best value with our new Q1-2020 Top 3 Carrier Price Comparison. Each quarter, we select the comparable, best-selling PPO plans from Anthem, Blue Shield, and UnitedHealthcare, and show you the percentage and dollar difference between them.

Our Carrier Price Comparison Service Makes it Easy to:

  • Prospect for new clients by quickly identifying the savings you may offer them based on their current carrier. 
  • Prioritize which renewals within your current book of business need attention first.

Discover the best value in your region and statewide, download our Q1-2020 Top 3 Carrier Price Comparison.

Get The Top 3 Carrier Price Comparison

Covered California for
Small Business 
Special Enrolment
Period Extended
Through December 31 

2019 Small Group
Market Trends
Q1-2020 Top 3 Carrier
Price Comparison

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Healthcare Reform
Knowledge Center

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December 5
• Application Deadline:
  - Allied Benefit Suite
  - Blue Shield of CA
  - Humana
  - MetLife
December 6
• Application Deadline:
  - Beam Dental
  - Choice Builder
  - Principal
  - UnitedHealthcare

December 10
• OCAHU Holiday
• VCAHU Charity +
  Holiday Event
December 11
• SBAHU Holiday 
  Charity Event

December 17
• LAAHU Holiday
December 19
• DCAHU Holiday

December 24
• Application Deadline:
  - Chinese Community
    Health Plan
  - Covered California 
    for Small Business
December 31
• Application Deadline:
  - Reliance Standard
January 3
• Application Deadline:
  - Humana
January 6
• Application Deadline:
  - Delta Dental
January 7
• Application Deadline:
  - Blue Shield of CA
  - Choice Builder
  - MetLife

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

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