Blue Shield of California continues to provide more value to your small group clients. Here’s a summary of the Q2 updates plus other important 2022 highlights and reminders:
Q2 Rates Now Available For Quoting
The Q2 rate action is a statewide average of less than 1%.
Medical Plan Changes: Minimal
There are minimal Q2 changes to Blue Shield's medical plan portfolio.
Reminder: Four New Medical Plans Added (Effective January 1, 2022)
The new Bronze 7000/70 Trio ACO plan is particularly attractive with rich benefits at a low cost.
- Professional services are not subject to a deductible allowing members to access services before meeting the deductible.
- Benefits also include integrated pharmacy deductibles, flat copays, and chiropractic services.
More information can be found in Blue Shield's Medical Sales Guide
Blue Shield waived Teladoc copays during parts of 2020 and all of 2021. In 2022, the $0 copay will remain in place for HMO, PPO, Trio HMO, and Tandem PPO plans. For high deductible plans, copayment will be required beginning on the plan’s renewal date in 2022.
Starting January 1, 2022, new and renewing groups have access to Blue Shield’s LifeReferrals 24/7. The program offers Personal Counseling, Work/Life Productivity Services, and Financial and Legal Services.
Get the details and contact us today for a Blue Shield quote.