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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.Login To Prism
There is no other training or online instruction. However, in order to become certified, agents need to pass the certification exam by 80% or better, sign the Certified Insurance Agent Agreement, and pay the $60 appointment fee.
Each carrier within Covered California for Small Business has its own policy. Refer to each carrier’s underwriting guidelines for more information.
The employer may be eligible for the small business health care tax credit, in addition to the tax advantages in offering any employer-sponsored health insurance to employees.
Yes, the wife and baby may enroll in Covered California. Eligibility for subsidies would depend if the employer plan is considered affordable, among other factors.
They can do all typical broker activities except the actual enrollment of either individuals or employer groups in Covered California.
Within 5-7 days of submitting the signed agent agreement and associated documentation (assumes correctly completed) and paying the endorsement fee, the next steps occur:
More information on the Certification process can be found here.
No. Premium assistance is only available in the Covered California individual exchange.
In order to obtain certification with Covered California, insurance agents must:
See here for more information on agent Certification:
Covered California for Small Business is available in all counties, though the plans may vary in the different counties.