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Earn Up to $5,000 for Each New CCSB Sale!, Carrier News,

Earn Up to $5,000 for Each New CCSB Sale!

With the Covered California for Small Business (CCSB) “A Partnership That Pays” bonus, agents who place new small group business with … read more

MetLife Multi-Product Advantage, Carrier News,

MetLife Multi-Product Advantage

Maximize your clients’ benefits and earn additional compensation with MetLife’s Multi-Product Advantage.

Help your clients (10-99 employees) balance cost concerns … read more

Optimize Sales with UnitedHealthcare, Carrier News,

Optimize Sales with UnitedHealthcare

Several popular carriers are drastically increasing prices, changing plan designs, reducing benefits, and re-certifying groups who do not meet eligibility. The … read more

Principal Selects Claremont as General Agency Partner, Carrier News,

Principal Selects Claremont as General Agency Partner

We are thrilled to add Principal to our carrier portfolio, offering employer-paid and voluntary coverage for dental, disability, life, vision, critical … read more

Covered California for Small Business’ Unique Advantages, Carrier News,

Covered California for Small Business’ Unique Advantages

Balancing employers’ cost concerns with benefits options can be challenging and time-consuming. With multiple carriers, two statewide full-network PPO plans, valuable savings, … read more

Blue Shield – 2018 Product and Rate Updates, Carrier News,

Blue Shield – 2018 Product and Rate Updates

Product Updates

Give your small group clients more product and network choices with Blue Shield’s Trio ACO HMO Network, new Tandem PPO … read more

Warby Parker Added as In-Network Provider, Carrier News,

Warby Parker Added as In-Network Provider

The new exclusive collaboration with Warby Parker will enable employer-sponsored and individual UnitedHealthcare Vision plan participants to purchase custom designer prescription … read more

CCHP Broker Events and Webinars, Carrier News,

CCHP Broker Events and Webinars

To help you prepare for the open enrollment season, Chinese Community Health Plan (CCHP) is hosting a series of broker events and … read more

Defined Employer Contribution + Multi-Carrier Employee Choice, Carrier News,

Defined Employer Contribution + Multi-Carrier Employee Choice

With Covered California for Small Business (CCSB), employers can control their health plan budgets, maintain quality coverage, and offer employees a … read more

Choice Builder Q4-2017 Rate Pass Plus a Richer VSP Benefit, Carrier News,

Choice Builder Q4-2017 Rate Pass Plus a Richer VSP Benefit

Choice Builder announced a Q4-2017 rate pass and improved VSP vision coverage options for October 1, 2017 effective dates.

Easily help your … read more

Blue Shield Small Business Broker Roadshow, Carrier News,

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, Carrier News,

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

UnitedHealthcare Offers Q3 and Q4 Sales Bonus, Carrier News,

UnitedHealthcare Offers Q3 and Q4 Sales Bonus

For New Fully Insured Cases with Up to 100 Eligible Employees

In addition to market-leading PPO rates in Northern California, UnitedHealthcare is … read more

Blue Shield – Trio Incentive Program (TIP), Carrier News,

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, Carrier News,

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, Carrier News,

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

Reliance Standard Premier Producer Program & RSL SmartChoice®, Carrier News,

Reliance Standard Premier Producer Program & RSL SmartChoice®

Increase your revenue with Reliance Standard’s Premier Producer Program when you sell RSL SmartChoice® small group insurance products.

All licensed producers (appointed … read more

UnitedHealthcare = Exceptional Value, Carrier News,

UnitedHealthcare = Exceptional Value

UnitedHealthcare helps employers contain costs and provides exceptional value in their small group products. Rates are competitive in almost every region … read more

Anthem Blue Cross Dental Added to Choice Builder, Carrier News,

Anthem Blue Cross Dental Added to Choice Builder

If you have clients looking for both Voluntary and Employer-sponsored options, flexibility, and rich benefit plans, offer them the perfect solution … read more

Exciting Network Enhancement for Q1-2017, Carrier News,

Exciting Network Enhancement for Q1-2017

This January, Covered California for Small Business (CCSB) will expand coverage choices by offering two full-network PPOs in all regions. In … read more

Covered California Agent Incentive Program and New Agency Roll-Up Benefit, Carrier News,

Covered California Agent Incentive Program and New Agency Roll-Up Benefit

For the first time, Covered California for Small Business (CCSB) is offering an Agent Incentive Program for Certified Insurance Agents that … read more

Covered California for Small Business Marketing Q4-2016 and 2017, Carrier News,

Covered California for Small Business Marketing Q4-2016 and 2017

To boost awareness, educate and inform employers, and generate leads for agents, Covered California for Small Business (CCSB) is launching a … read more

Blue Shield Prior Carrier Deductible Policy, Carrier News,

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, Carrier News,

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

Webinar: Q4 and More with UHC, Carrier News,

Webinar: Q4 and More with UHC

Learn What’s in Store for New and Returning Clients for Q4-2016 and 2017

Attend UnitedHealthcare’s webinar with Northern California VP of Sales … read more

Claremont Chosen by Covered California for Small Business as General Agency Partner, Carrier News,

Claremont Chosen by Covered California for Small Business as General Agency Partner

Claremont Insurance Services is proud to announce that after an extensive review process, Covered California for Small Business (CCSB) has selected … read more

Delta Extends Rate Pass for December Effective Dates, Carrier News,

Delta Extends Rate Pass for December Effective Dates

Did you know, new groups placed in December 2016 instead of January 2017 will receive 11 more months of Delta Dental’s … read more

UnitedHealthcare: No-Cost COBRA, FSA and POP Plans, Carrier News,

UnitedHealthcare: No-Cost COBRA, FSA and POP Plans

Did you know that groups with 2+ members can get free COBRA, Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) and POP plans when they … read more

Blue Shield Small Business News for Q4 and 2017, Carrier News,

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

UnitedHealthcare Offers Q4-2016 Sales Bonus, Carrier News,

UnitedHealthcare Offers Q4-2016 Sales Bonus

For New Fully Insured Cases with Up to 100 Eligible Employees

In addition to market-leading PPO rates in Northern California, UnitedHealthcare is … read more

Q4-2016 Renewal Tips, Carrier News,

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

Covered California Agent Agreement Amendment, Carrier News,

Covered California Agent Agreement Amendment

Covered California Certified Agents are required to sign an amendment to the Agent Agreement by November 1, 2016. Agents will receive … read more

Blue Shield 2016 Small Business Online Roadshow, Carrier News,

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, Carrier News,

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, Carrier News,

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, Carrier News,

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

Early Renewal Savings Extended to August 15, Carrier News,

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

MetLife – New Multi-Product Advantage Program, Carrier News,

MetLife – New Multi-Product Advantage Program

Are your clients struggling with benefit decisions and rising premiums?

Help them compete and grow with MetLife’s Multi-Product Advantage program. With Dental, … read more

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

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 Form Revisions, Carrier News,

Blue Shield Form Revisions

Blue Shield of California has released new versions of their Master Group Application (MGA) and Request For Contract Change (RCC) forms. … read more

UnitedHealthcare Offers Q3 Sales Bonus, Carrier News,

UnitedHealthcare Offers Q3 Sales Bonus

For New Fully Insured Cases with Up to 100 Eligible Employees

UnitedHealthcare is offering a bonus to California agents* who sell new … read more

Blue Shield Q3-2016 Small Group Rate Pass and Updates, Carrier News,

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, Carrier News,

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, Carrier News,

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, Carrier News,

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

UnitedHealthcare Q3-2016 Small Group Rate Pass and Updates, Carrier News,

UnitedHealthcare Q3-2016 Small Group Rate Pass and Updates

UnitedHealthcare’s Q3 rates for small groups (1-100), some of the lowest in the market, will remain unchanged through September 30, 2016. … read more

Blue Shield Relaxed Participation Extended Through March 31, 2016, Carrier News,

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

UnitedHealthcare Webinar: 2016 Small Business Updates, Carrier News,

UnitedHealthcare Webinar: 2016 Small Business Updates

What should you and your clients look for in 2016?

If you missed the UnitedHealthcare 2016 Small Business Updates sessions in April, … read more

UnitedHealthcare Offers Q2 Sales Bonus, Carrier News,

UnitedHealthcare Offers Q2 Sales Bonus

For New Fully Insured Cases with Up to 100 Eligible Employees

UnitedHealthcare is offering a bonus to California agents* who sell new … read more

Blue Shield Renewal Month Change Option, Carrier News,

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

Choice Builder Q2-2016 Small Group Rate Pass and Updates, Carrier News,

Choice Builder Q2-2016 Small Group Rate Pass and Updates

Choice Builder announced a rate pass for April 1, 2016 effective dates. There will be no plan or benefit changes from … read more

The Multi-Carrier Employee-Only Coverage Solution, Carrier News,

The Multi-Carrier Employee-Only Coverage Solution

Group medical plans with an employee-only coverage option are often advantageous for employers that have employees with lower family incomes. Employees … read more

SmartChoice® Critical Illness and Accident Insurance Added, Carrier News,

SmartChoice® Critical Illness and Accident Insurance Added

Delivering affordable benefits and value to employers can be challenging in this ever-changing market and regulatory environment. Thankfully, Reliance Standard recently … read more

Health Net Plans Discontinue Out-of-State Coverage, Carrier News,

Health Net Plans Discontinue Out-of-State Coverage

Starting in April 2016, Out-of-State (OOS) coverage will no longer be available for Health Net plans through Covered California for Small … read more

UnitedHealthcare Q2-2016 Small Group Rate Pass and Updates, Carrier News,

UnitedHealthcare Q2-2016 Small Group Rate Pass and Updates

UnitedHealthcare’s rates will remain unchanged through June 2016. There will be no plan or benefit changes for Q2 from the plans … read more

Blue Shield Q2-2016 Small Group Rate Pass and Updates, Carrier News,

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

Tax Penalties Are Going Up For Uninsured, Carrier News,

Tax Penalties Are Going Up For Uninsured

Most people are required by law to have health insurance through an employer, a government health program or an individual plan … read more

Two RSL SmartChoice® Small Business Solutions Released, Carrier News,

Two RSL SmartChoice® Small Business Solutions Released

Critical Illness and Accident Insurance solutions are now available for groups with 2-19 employees. What’s more, the Reliance Standard suite of … read more

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

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

Grow Your Small Group Business, Carrier News,

Grow Your Small Group Business

Individuals count on you for Covered California insurance guidance. As a Certified Insurance Agent with a storefront location, you may also … read more

Capitalize on Choice Builder’s 2016 Ancillary Benefits, Carrier News,

Capitalize on Choice Builder’s 2016 Ancillary Benefits

Offer employers with 2-199 employees the premier dental, vision, chiropractic and life carriers – all in one program. Best of all, … read more

Small Group (1-100) Plan and Rate Changes – Effective January 2016, Carrier News,

Small Group (1-100) Plan and Rate Changes – Effective January 2016

UnitedHealthcare has announced their plan and underwriting changes, and rate adjustments by product, for small groups effective January 1, 2016. All … read more

Blue Shield Cancels OneSpot Launch, Carrier News,

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

Q4 Sales Bonus – Up to $100 Per Enrolled Employee, Carrier News,

Q4 Sales Bonus – Up to $100 Per Enrolled Employee

For New Fully Insured and All Savers® Alternate Funding Cases with Up to 99 Eligible Employees

UnitedHealthcare is offering a bonus to … read more

Wage and Tax Reports Are Not Required with Applications for 10+ Eligible Employees, Carrier News,

Wage and Tax Reports Are Not Required with Applications for 10+ Eligible Employees

UnitedHealthcare announced they are no longer requiring employer groups with 10+ eligible employees to submit quarterly wage and tax reports (DE9C). … read more

Small Groups Transition to OneSpot from Employer Connection Plus, Carrier News,

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

Pediatric Dental Flexibility and Savings, Carrier News,

Pediatric Dental Flexibility and Savings

Many employers are looking for flexible affordable health care solutions that provide the opportunity to choose whether or not to offer … read more

Large Group Benefits and Pricing for Your Small Groups, Carrier News,

Large Group Benefits and Pricing for Your Small Groups

Your small engineering groups (2+ lives) can access the same benefits and pricing as large employers with UnitedHealthcare’s ACEC Life/Health Trust. … read more

Save Time Quoting Your Blue Shield Small Group Renewals, Carrier News,

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

Offer Online Care Benefits with NowClinic from UnitedHealthcare, Carrier News,

Offer Online Care Benefits with NowClinic from UnitedHealthcare

When your prospects and clients ask for plans with online care benefits, offer them NowClinic® online care from UnitedHealthcare. All HMO … read more

Broker Services Rep II

Summary:

The Broker Service Representative II (BSR) is a member of a team responsible for cultivating and maintaining quality relationships with both, … read more

New Covered California for Small Business Branding and Advertising Campaigns

To promote awareness among small business owners and generate more business for Certified Insurance Agents, Covered California for Small Business, SHOP’s … read more

Covered California Launches New Learning Management System (LMS), Carrier News,

Covered California Launches New Learning Management System (LMS)

The Covered California agent certification process just got easier with the new and improved Learning Management System (LMS). Licensed agents simply … read more

How to Administer Group Enrollment Changes

Looking for help on how to administer group enrollment changes in Covered California for Small Business? Check out our two recent … 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

SHOPWorks FREE* Customizable Postcard Promotions, Carrier News,

SHOPWorks FREE* Customizable Postcard Promotions

Attract new clients with customizable postcards from SHOPWorks. Available to all Certified Insurance Agents (CIA’s), this FREE* lead generation program offers … read more

Covered California Price Protection

When identical plans are offered on and off the exchange, the plan and premium are required to be the same. Your … 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

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

Possible Service Disruption for Health Net Members

A network change, that affects Health Net Individual and Family Plan (IFP) members with EPO coverage (which has a limited or … read more

Specialty Plans Score Highest for Customer Satisfaction in J.D. Power Reports

Vision and dental plans from UnitedHealthcare rank highest in customer satisfaction nationwide, according to J.D. Power’s 2014 Vision Plan and 2014 … read more

Specialty Plans Score Highest for Customer Satisfaction in J.D. Power Reports

Vision and dental plans from UnitedHealthcare rank highest in customer satisfaction nationwide, according to J.D. Power’s 2014 Vision Plan and 2014 … read more

Blue Shield and Sutter Health Reach Agreement

Blue Shield and Sutter Health Signed a New Contract

Blue Shield announced January 30 that a new two-year agreement with Sutter Health … read more

Blue Shield and Sutter Health Reach Agreement

Blue Shield and Sutter Health Signed a New Contract

Blue Shield announced January 30 that a new two-year agreement with Sutter Health … read more

Available starting January 1, 2015 to current Choice Builder customers. Not available to new groups.

Choice Builder E-Check allows your clients to view … read more

UnitedHealthcare Partners with Claremont

UnitedHealthcare partners with Claremont to help brokers meet the unique healthcare needs of California businesses with fewer than 100 employees.

Now you … read more

Online Certification Training Available

Covered California’s entire certification and training is available online in the Learning Management System (LMS). The Computer Based Training (CBT) Courses … 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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