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Impact of Association Health Plan Decision Clarified

In March, a District of Columbia judge invalidated the Department of Labor’s (DOL) new rule regarding Association Health Plans (AHPs). The rule significantly relaxed the requirements for establishing AHPs. This injected uncertainty into the rapidly expanding market for AHPs formed under the new rule. Last week, the DOL issued guidance for AHPs formed under the new rule and for associations considering forming AHPs. Learn more.

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Get a Custom Strategy for Your Q3 Clients
and Prospects

Q3 small group rates are now available for all carriers. Before you start quoting, check out our Market Intelligence tools to evaluate the most competitive carriers, determine which plans provide the best value, and identify which of your clients need immediate attention.

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Quality Ancillary Coverage From
Premier Carriers in One Exchange

Available to employers with 2-199 employees, Choice Builder offers dental, vision, life, chiropractic and acupuncture coverage from premier carriers in one exchange.

Highlights Include:

  • The nation's premier ancillary carriers in one program - Ameritas, Anthem, Delta Dental PPO, DeltaCare USA, MetLife, EyeMed, VSP, Landmark Healthplan, and Assurity Life.
  • Employer Sponsored and Voluntary benefit plan options.
  • One quote that includes dental, vision, chiropractic/acupuncture, and life options.
  • One universal enrollment application.
  • One consolidated monthly bill.

Learn about new plan additions and rate reductions, the no-cost Online HR Support Center, and employee discounts.

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UnitedHealthcare Partners with SmileDirectClub

SmileDirectClub* is now covered by select UnitedHealthcare (PPO and In-Network Only) dental plans with orthodontic benefits. So your clients' employees can get an enhanced smile for less than $1,000!

Benefits Include:

  • Free 3D digital image at one of 235 SmileShops or an at-home impression kit ($0 cost with rebate).
  • Free retainer following completion of the smile journey ($0 cost with subscription).
  • bright on™ premium teeth whitening ($0 cost).

Download the UnitedHealthcare SmileDIrectClub Member flyer, Prospect flyer and FAQs. 

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*SmileDirectClub does not offer full corrective orthodontic care. Patients needing those services should consult an orthodontist.


Celebrated for more than 50 years, National Small Business Week recognizes the contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners.

This week provides a great opportunity to learn, network, and reach out to your clients and prospects and reinforce your commitment to them as a small business. See your local city website for events and more information.

Did you know? Every year during National Small Business Week, the US SBA awards a national Small Business Person of the Year, selected from among local award winners in 53 US states and territories. California’s 2019 Small Business Person of the Year is Jeff Perry, President of All Industrial Tool Supply in Huntington Beach. Congratulations Jeff! Learn more.

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Can an employer contribute to an employee's FSA? 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.

Healthcare Reform:
Impact of Association
Health Plan Decision
Market Intelligence:
Get a Custom        
Strategy for Your Q3
Clients and Prospects
Carrier Spotlight:
Choice Builder
Quality Ancillary 
Coverage From
Premier Carriers in
One Exchange
Partners with

National Small 
Business Week

Question of The Week

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Healthcare Reform
Knowledge Center

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May 9
• IEAHU Lunch
• SBAHU Wine Tasting
May 14
• Blue Shield of CA
  and Scripps Broker
  Tour and Lunch
• OCAHU Member
• SVAHU Meeting
• VCAHU Event
May 15
• Application Deadline:
  - TASC
May 16
• DCAHU Member
  Lunch and CE
• IEAHU Lunch
• LAAHU Meeting
• SDAHU Lunch
• SVAHU Meeting
May 17
• SAHU Golf
May 20
• CAHU Capitol
  Summit and Expo
May 24
• Application Deadline:
  - Chinese Community
    Health Plan
  - Covered California
    for Small Business
• NCAHU Meeting
  and CE
May 31
• Application Deadline:
  Reliance Standard
June 5
• Application Deadline:
  • Delta Dental
  • Humana
June 6
• Application Deadline:
  • Blue Shield of CA
  • MetLife
June 7
• Application Deadline:
  • Beam Dental
  • Choice Builder
  • Principal
  • UnitedHealthcare
• OCAHU Celebration 
  Women in Business
June 12
• SBAHU Meeting

June 13
• IEAHU Meeting
June 14
• SDAHU Summer
  Classic Golf
June 15
• Application Deadline:
  • TASC

June 17
• IEAHU Golf
June 19
• SAHU Member
  Lunch - Ethics
June 20
• GGAHU Meeting

June 27
• SVAHU Golf
August 12
• SAHU Medicare
August 14
• SDAHU PAC Day at
  The Races

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