Stay Ahead of the Game with Blue Shield Blue Shield blazes the trail for smooth Q4 renewals Blue Shield will release October and November 2018 renewals in July and December 2018 renewals in August making it easy for your Blue Shield groups to make renewal decisions well ahead of the fourth quarter rush. Lots of Reasons to Add Blue Shield Specialty ...

The following carriers have released new plans, retired plans and/or updated enrollment forms for new small group business starting with 7/1/2018 effective dates. Please be sure you are using the correct forms for your group enrollments. Anthem has added two new Bronze PPO plan options for new and renewing groups effective 7/1/18 and later, however...

Anthem is making it easier for you to write new business for Q2 and Q3 2018! The following promotions are available for new business with 7/1/18 through 12/15/18 effective dates: NEW Reduced Participation for new Medical business! 25% participation for groups of 5 or more enrolled subscribers 65% participation for groups of 1-4 enrolled subscribers...

Health Net Soars into Q3 with NEW Broker Bonus, UW Promotions, HMO Plan Designs and MORE! New Q3 and Q4 Broker Bonus Program! Earn $100 PER MEMBER for every new Small Business Group sale you make for July 1 to December 15, 2018 effective dates. There is no minimum and no maximum to how much you will earn – no limits! Two New Underwriting Deals fo...

Small Group quoting is available through September 2018 effective dates Send your quote requests to your RBG Team today! 2018 Third Quarter Rate Action Averages by Carrier:...

Blue Shield of California Sends Termination Notice to Encompass Medical Group Effective June 1, 2018 Blue Shield of California has issued a termination notice to Encompass Medical Group (Encompass) effective June 1, 2018. Due to issues that were revealed in a recent audit of the medical group, Blue Shield has decided to reassign affected HMO member...

Canopy Health – Reinventing Healthcare in the San Francisco Bay Area Choosing between a PPO and an HMO comes with tradeoffs for the member. PPOs give members the greatest choice in choosing their doctors, but that choice comes at a higher price. HMOs can have a better price point, but the member may feel constrained by having all their care typic...

IRS Re-Establishes $6,900 as HSA Family Contribution Limit for 2018 The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has re-established $6,900 as the 2018 health savings account (HSA) contribution limit for individuals with family coverage under a high deductible health plan (HDHP). This family contribution limit was originally announced as $6,900 in May 2017, b...