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Blue Shield – Easier and Faster Enrollment for Start-Up and Spin-Off Groups, Blue Shield of California 1-100,

Blue Shield – Easier and Faster Enrollment for Start-Up and Spin-Off Groups

Updated underwriting guidelines make it easier and faster to enroll your new clients. In lieu of payroll documents, Blue Shield will … read more

Blue Shield Specialty Underwriting Will Align with Medical, Blue Shield of California 1-100,

Blue Shield Specialty Underwriting Will Align with Medical

To align more closely with medical underwriting, specialty coverage underwriting requires small businesses to employ an eligible common law employee to be … read more

Blue Shield Extends Special Enrollment Period Through The End of The Year, Blue Shield of California 1-100,

Blue Shield Extends Special Enrollment Period Through The End of The Year

New small groups requesting a January 1, 2020, effective date are eligible for coverage without meeting the minimum participation and contribution … read more

Blue Shield Q1-2020 Plan Updates, Blue Shield of California 1-100,

Blue Shield Q1-2020 Plan Updates

Below are the 2020 plan updates for medical and specialty options, dates and updates for January renewals, and resources for enrolling … read more

Blue Shield’s Trio HMO Adds Riverside Physician Network, Blue Shield of California 1-100,

Blue Shield’s Trio HMO Adds Riverside Physician Network

Riverside Physician Network (RPN) was added to Blue Shield’s growing list of Trio providers in the Inland Empire, effective October 1, … read more

Missed The Blue Shield 2020 Broker Roadshow Webinars?, Blue Shield of California 1-100,

Missed The Blue Shield 2020 Broker Roadshow Webinars?

If you were unable to attend the Blue Shield Broker Roadshow webinars, you can download the slideshow and Q&A digest. If … read more

Blue Shield Small Business Medical Incentive Program Accelerator, Blue Shield of California 1-100,

Blue Shield Small Business Medical Incentive Program Accelerator

Now it’s easier to earn more when you sell Blue Shield of California Small Business medical plans to groups with October … read more

Blue Shield 2019 Small Business Specialty Incentive Program, Blue Shield of California 1-100,

Blue Shield 2019 Small Business Specialty Incentive Program

Sell more, earn more with the Blue Shield of California Small Business Specialty Bonus Program. Go for a triple play and … read more

Blue Shield Employer Connection Plus – Training Sessions and Tutorial Videos, Blue Shield of California 1-100,

Blue Shield Employer Connection Plus – Training Sessions and Tutorial Videos

As renewal season approaches, stay informed and ahead of the competition with Blue Shield’s Employer Connection Plus and resources for brokers … read more

Blue Shield Small Business Broker Roadshow, Blue Shield of California 1-100,

Blue Shield Small Business Broker Roadshow

Be in the know by attending Blue Shield’s annual online roadshow. Get detailed information firsthand so you’ll be ready to answer … read more

Blue Shield Q4 Relaxed Participation Requirements, Blue Shield of California 1-100,

Blue Shield Q4 Relaxed Participation Requirements

Blue Shield participation requirements remain relaxed for Q4. Small business groups with 5 or more enrolled employees only require 25% participation … read more

Blue Shield Relaxed Participation: 25% or One Employee, Blue Shield of California 1-100,

Blue Shield Relaxed Participation: 25% or One Employee

Underwriting participation requirements remain relaxed for small business groups with five or more enrolled employees with just 25% participation required for … read more

Blue Shield Expands Trio HMO Service Area, Blue Shield of California 1-100,

Blue Shield Expands Trio HMO Service Area

Blue Shield’s Trio HMO service area has expanded to Kings and Fresno counties, in addition to extended coverage in Riverside, San … read more

Blue Shield Adds New Trio Provider in Los Angeles County, Blue Shield of California 1-100,

Blue Shield Adds New Trio Provider in Los Angeles County

MemorialCare Medical Foundation has been added to Blue Shield’s list of Trio providers in Los Angeles County (Covered California Rating Region … read more

Blue Shield Q4-2019 Renewal Kits, Blue Shield of California 1-100,

Blue Shield Q4-2019 Renewal Kits

Fourth-Quarter Renewal Kits Will Include a New “More Options” Section for Dental and Vision Plans, Plus:
  • New census section that presents different … read more
Blue Shield Q4-2019 Small Business Rates and Updates, Blue Shield of California 1-100,

Blue Shield Q4-2019 Small Business Rates and Updates

Blue Shield has announced the Q4-2019 statewide average rate action is 1.8% for both PPO and HMO plans. Rate actions vary … read more

Blue Shield of CA Terminates Hospital Contracts, Blue Shield of California 1-100,

Blue Shield of CA Terminates Hospital Contracts

Following months of negotiations, Blue Shield of California has terminated contracts (HMO/PPO/POS and Medicare Advantage) with Healthy Hospitals (PHH) and KPC … read more

Blue Shield Trio Plans Reduce Costs and Simplify Healthcare, Blue Shield of California 1-100,

Blue Shield Trio Plans Reduce Costs and Simplify Healthcare

Help your employers reduce costs and simplify healthcare for employees and their families with Blue Shield’s Trio HMO plans.

Trio HMO Plans … read more
Blue Shield Small Business Broker Bonus Program, Blue Shield of California 1-100,

Blue Shield Small Business Broker Bonus Program

Now it’s easier to earn more when you sell Blue Shield of California Small Business medical products for groups with June … read more

Blue Shield – Scripps Memorial Hospital Broker Facility Tour and Lunch, Blue Shield of California 1-100,

Blue Shield – Scripps Memorial Hospital Broker Facility Tour and Lunch

Join Blue Shield of California for an exclusive lunch and tour of the Scripps Prebys Cardiovascular Institute. Find out what’s in … read more

Blue Shield: Two Off-Exchange Plans Temporarily Close to New Sales, Blue Shield of California 1-100,

Blue Shield: Two Off-Exchange Plans Temporarily Close to New Sales

New sales have been temporarily suspended for two Blue Shield Off-Exchange Bronze PPO plans pending modifications and benefit changes required by … read more

Blue Shield 2019 Small Business Updates, Blue Shield of California 1-100,

Blue Shield 2019 Small Business Updates

Dental Plan Updates

Offer your clients more options and lower costs with Blue Shield’s high-quality dental benefits and earn a broker bonus. What’s … read more

Limited-Time Carrier Bonuses

Many carriers are offering a limited-time bonus for new group submissions. Earn extra income by placing your new groups before these … read more

Effectively Present Telemedicine Benefits to Small Business Clients

As one of the hottest trends in health plans, telemedicine offers plan members both cost savings and increased convenience — a … read more

Blue Shield’s Easier New Sales Submissions, Blue Shield of California 1-100,

Blue Shield’s Easier New Sales Submissions

To make sales submissions easier for you and your small group clients, Blue Shield is implementing the following changes:

Blue Shield Small Business Broker Online Roadshow, Blue Shield of California 1-100,

Blue Shield Small Business Broker Online Roadshow

Start charting your course for success by viewing Blue Shield’s Online Roadshow on demand. Prepare for a big fourth quarter and … read more

Blue Shield Changes Renewal Content, Blue Shield of California 1-100,

Blue Shield Changes Renewal Content

Blue Shield no longer includes plan comparisons or summaries in their small group renewals. Instead, Blue Shield developed a tool to help … read more

Blue Shield Relaxed Participation Guidelines Extended to September 30, 2018, Blue Shield of California 1-100,

Blue Shield Relaxed Participation Guidelines Extended to September 30, 2018

Blue Shield has extended their relaxed underwriting participation requirements through September 30, 2018, for groups with five or more enrolled employees … read more

Blue Shield Q3-2018 Small Business Updates, Blue Shield of California 1-100,

Blue Shield Q3-2018 Small Business Updates

Blue Shield announced updates for the Small Business market (1-100 employees). Below you’ll find the highlights and resources you’ll need to … read more

Blue Shield Small Business Broker Roadshow, Blue Shield of California 1-100,

Blue Shield Small Business Broker Roadshow

Find out how Blue Shield’s plans for growing membership will help you grow your book of business. Attend the Northern or … read more

Blue Shield Waives Participation Requirements for Trio Plans, Blue Shield of California 1-100,

Blue Shield Waives Participation Requirements for Trio Plans

Learn more about the innovative Trio plan and Blue Shield’s liberal participation promotion.

Blue Shield is waiving the participation requirements for groups … read more

Blue Shield – Trio Incentive Program (TIP), Blue Shield of California 1-100,

Blue Shield – Trio Incentive Program (TIP)

Earn a $250 TIP reward when you close a small group sale that includes a Trio plan or when you add … read more

Blue Shield Specialty Coverage Discount & Quick Match Program, Blue Shield of California 1-100,

Blue Shield Specialty Coverage Discount & Quick Match Program

The specialty coverage discount and life insurance Quick Match Program make Blue Shield even more affordable for your Blue Shield medical … read more

Blue Shield – More Value and More Benefits in 2017, Blue Shield of California 1-100,

Blue Shield – More Value and More Benefits in 2017

With the addition of Teladoc virtual doctor visits and Heal™ on-demand care, exciting new benefits and dental PPO network enhancements, Blue … read more

Blue Shield Prior Carrier Deductible Policy, Blue Shield of California 1-100,

Blue Shield Prior Carrier Deductible Policy

Confused about prior carrier medical deductible credits for a new Small Group that has recently moved to Blue Shield of California? … read more

Blue Shield 2016 Small Business Online Roadshow News, Blue Shield of California 1-100,

Blue Shield 2016 Small Business Online Roadshow News

Were you unable to attend the Blue Shield Small Business Online Roadshow last month? No worries. Access the recording, Broker Q … read more

Blue Shield Small Business News for Q4 and 2017, Blue Shield of California 1-100,

Blue Shield Small Business News for Q4 and 2017

To ensure success through the end of the year and get a head start on 2017, below are important updates and … read more

Q4-2016 Renewal Tips, Blue Shield of California 1-100,

Q4-2016 Renewal Tips

Renewal season is quickly approaching. Managing time and efficiently servicing employers’ needs can be challenging. To make enrollment season more successful … read more

Blue Shield 2016 Small Business Online Roadshow, Blue Shield of California 1-100,

Blue Shield 2016 Small Business Online Roadshow

Position yourself for success by attending Blue Shield’s Southern or Northern California online roadshow. Learn about small business renewals (1-50 and … read more

Early Renewal Savings Extended to August 15, Blue Shield of California 1-100,

Early Renewal Savings Extended to August 15

Did you miss the early renewal deadline to lock in lower rates? If you didn’t submit your form yet, you’re in … read more

New Commission Requirements, Blue Shield of California 1-100,

New Commission Requirements

Beginning September 1, 2016, Blue Shield of California will pay broker commissions by electronic funds transfer only. Paper checks will no … read more

Q4-2016 Small Business Options, Blue Shield of California 1-100,

Q4-2016 Small Business Options

Starting October 1, 2016, your small business clients (1-100 employees) will have more Blue Shield options in Q4, including the ability … read more

Blue Shield – Simplify Business with “No More DE9C’s”, Blue Shield of California 1-100,

Blue Shield – Simplify Business with “No More DE9C’s”

To help you easily onboard new groups and manage renewals, Blue Shield has launched their “No More DE9C’s” promotion and announced … read more

Blue Shield Q3-2016 Small Group Rate Pass and Updates, Blue Shield of California 1-100,

Blue Shield Q3-2016 Small Group Rate Pass and Updates

The Blue Shield of California small business medical and specialty benefits plan rates will remain unchanged through September 2016. There will … read more

Premium Payment Policy Updates, Blue Shield of California 1-100,

Premium Payment Policy Updates

Don’t get caught off-guard by recent carrier premium payment policy changes. Ensure your clients avoid late payments, costly coverage disruptions, and … read more

Blue Shield Dental, Vision and Life Advantages, Blue Shield of California 1-100,

Blue Shield Dental, Vision and Life Advantages

It’s a great time to present specialty products to your small business clients (1-100 employees) who don’t already offer Blue Shield … read more

Blue Shield Small Business Market Updates, Blue Shield of California 1-100,

Blue Shield Small Business Market Updates

Blue Shield announced changes that impact the Small Business market (1-100 employees). Below are the key updates and resources you’ll need to … read more

Blue Shield Relaxed Participation Extended Through March 31, 2016, Blue Shield of California 1-100,

Blue Shield Relaxed Participation Extended Through March 31, 2016

For small groups with 1-100 eligible employees, Blue Shield is relaxing the participation requirement to 25% on medical plans through March … read more

Blue Shield Renewal Month Change Option, Blue Shield of California 1-100,

Blue Shield Renewal Month Change Option

Blue Shield is offering small groups the option to change their renewal month in 2016. This is a good opportunity for … read more

Blue Shield Q2-2016 Small Group Rate Pass and Updates, Blue Shield of California 1-100,

Blue Shield Q2-2016 Small Group Rate Pass and Updates

The Blue Shield of California small business medical and specialty benefits plan rates will remain unchanged through June 2016. There will … read more

New Small Group (1-100) Medical Plans for Q1-2016, Blue Shield of California 1-100,

New Small Group (1-100) Medical Plans for Q1-2016

Blue Shield of California has approved four new small group (1-100) medical plans effective January 1, 2016; one PPO and three … read more

Blue Shield Cancels OneSpot Launch, Blue Shield of California 1-100,

Blue Shield Cancels OneSpot Launch

The launch of OneSpot, Blue Shield’s new online enrollment and maintenance system, has been canceled. Brokers and employers should continue to … read more

Small Groups Transition to OneSpot from Employer Connection Plus, Blue Shield of California 1-100,

Small Groups Transition to OneSpot from Employer Connection Plus

In August, Blue Shield of California will begin transitioning Small Business groups to OneSpot from Employer Connection Plus (EC+) to help … read more

Save Time Quoting Your Blue Shield Small Group Renewals, Blue Shield of California 1-100,

Save Time Quoting Your Blue Shield Small Group Renewals

Use the Blue Shield Member-Level Census to save time quoting during your upcoming Blue Shield small group renewals. You’ll find all … read more

Blue Shield Cal-COBRA Small Group Guidelines

Are your Blue Shield small group clients subject to Cal-COBRA*? And if so, are they following the Blue Shield Cal-COBRA process … read more

New Mobile Website and Mobile Apps Launched

Your small business members can now get their health plan information easier and faster anytime, anywhere, and from any device, with … read more

The Anthem Cyber Attack – How it May Impact Your Clients

We want to inform you that records of some Blue Shield of California members may have been compromised.

If Blue Shield of … read more

Guides to Help Navigate Blue Shield Online Portals

  • Producer Connection “Quick Start Guide”
  • Employer Connection “Quick Start Guide” for Groups
  • Employer Connection Plus “Quick Start Guide” for Brokers (contains renewal information and … read more

 

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