Blue Shield standard provision allows for waiving of waiting period if rehired within 6 months of cancellation of coverage. Employers should check their contract for further details.
Blue Shield has introduced a flexible payment program for the month of April, May and June for Individual and Family Plan and Medicare Supplemental plan members, and Small Business groups.
Yes. Check the Carrier Responses section of our COVID-19 resource page for the latest information.
Yes. Blue Shield will allow new groups to be submitted up to the last business day of each month for effective dates through January 2021. Once approved, the effective date cannot be changed. Please note on the submission cover sheet that the group agrees to the requested effective date and understands the effective date cannot be changed.
Yes. Blue Shield has announced that the recertification process is being waived in response to the Coronavirus. All groups with an April through July 2020 renewal date will have recertification waived.
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Blue Shield is evaluating every decision or request from the State and Federal Government and their senior sales leaders are meeting daily to make proposals and decide on next steps. For now, they’re referring all clients back to their existing contracts and highlighting provisions that help in a time like this.