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Covered California for Small Business –
New Blue Shield Plans

Starting July 1, Covered California for Small Business (CCSB) is offering new Blue Shield plans, providing more options for enrollees. These plans include the Access+ HMO Network with Platinum, Gold, and Silver metal tier options, as well as the Bronze Trio HMO 7000/70. The two most popular Blue Shield High Deductible Health Plans (HDHP), Silver Full PPO Savings 2300/25% and Bronze Full PPO Savings 7000 plans, are also now available.

All of these plans offer benefits such as Wellvolution, Teladoc Mental Health, Nurse Help 24/7, LifeReferrals 24/7, and the Blue Card program for when members are outside of California.

For assistance, please contact our Quotes team at or 800.696.4543.

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Blue Shield of California

For over 65 years, Blue Shield of California has provided high quality, select health care coverage to the people of California and continues to possess the strength, stability, and innovation to maintain its market leadership position.

Blue Shield of California offers an extensive array of products to create and sustain a healthy workplace for small (1-100 employee) groups and large (101-299 employee) groups.

Blue Shield offers Small Business plans both on and off California’s exchange, Covered California.

Prepare your small group renewals with our helpful resources. And check out the broker bonuses and commissions.

New Business Submission Deadlines
Effective DatesDeadlines

June 1

Friday, June 14

July 1

Monday, July 15

August 1

Thursday, August 15

September 1

Friday, September 13

New Group Submission Instructions

New Group Submissions

Claremont Insurance is here to assist you by providing carrier and product information, plan quotes and comparisons, employer presentations, open enrollment assistance and more for a variety of products offered by California’s premier insurance carriers.

Plan summaries, enrollment and change forms, and information about Blue Shield and our other carriers are always available through Claremont. You can request materials online at or call our broker service representatives Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm at 800.696.4543.

If you are ready to enroll your group in a Blue Shield plan, please click the Forms tab for a checklist of required paperwork.

Please note that the submission of all required paperwork, each filled out completely, aids in expediting the underwriting process. We look forward to receiving your enrollment forms and working with you to see your small group business placed.

Thank you for choosing Claremont Insurance.

Please submit your new group enrollment information to Claremont:

  • Electronically with our secure online service OR
  • By mail: 1000 Burnett Avenue, Suite 330, Concord, CA 94520.

Business Hours: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday

Need more information or assistance?
Contact The Answer Team at 800.696.4543 or

Blue Shield of California: Off-Exchange Package for Small Business

Flagship package: features a range of 16 healthcare options including PPO, HSA compatible HDHP, and HMO plans. Not available on SHOP, these plans can be purchased from Blue Shield through a broker. Customers can choose among any plans in the package, or select PPO plans to offer alongside HMO’s from another carrier. Plans from this package can be sold individually, but cannot be offered alongside plans from any other Blue Shield package.

Blue Shield of California: Mirror Package for Small Business

This package offers 7 plans which include several HMO options and one PPO. These plans are also available for purchase on the Covered California for Small Business (formerly known as SHOP) online marketplace. Plans from this package can be sold individually, but cannot be offered alongside plans from any other Blue Shield package.


Available on a standalone basis or with Blue Shield of California medical coverage, competitively priced, these comprehensive plans satisfy both employer and employee needs.

  • Dental HMO Options. Blue Shield dental HMO plans give employees access to cost-effective dental care through the network dental provider of their choice. Blue Shield’s dental HMO plans – Dental HMO Basic, Dental HMO Plus, and Dental HMO Deluxe, offer basic, middle and rich-level benefits, respectively.
  • 12 Dental PPO Options. The PPO Smile plans offer a wide range of affordable dental PPO plans providing employees the option to choose any dental provider they want, or save money by using a network provider.
  • In-Network Only (INO) Dental Plans  The Smile In-Network Only (INO) dental plan offers employees and their families a smart cost-cutting approach to save on dental coverage. The INO network uses the same providers as the dental PPO network. No benefits are paid if the member goes to out-of-network providers.

Access to extensive networks. The dental PPO and dental INO (in-network only) networks include more than 25,000 provider locations in California and 218,000 nationwide, and the dental HMO network includes more than 16,000 provider locations in California.


The vision plan portfolio provides an affordable range of options to satisfy employee needs for eyewear and vision exams. Blue Shield of California has one of the largest vision provider networks. Members have access to nearly 20,000 ophthalmologists, optometrists, and opticians nationwide, including 6,300 in California. Vision plans offer access to major retail chains-like Costco, Walmart and LensCrafers, professional eye care boutiques and even an online providers.

Group Term Life and AD&D Insurance

Life Insurance offers an affordable way for clients to provide employees with added financial security. Accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) benefits provide financial support in the event bodily injury or loss of life due to an accident. With a variety of coverage amounts, life and AD&D insurance plans are easy to sell.

More information is available. Contact Claremont Insurance Services at 800.696.4543 or

In our library, you’ll find carrier forms, applications, enrollment kits, broker bonuses, marketing resources, and more (video tutorial). However, not all carrier forms are available online.

If you don’t find what you are looking for, contact our team for help at 800.696.4543 or