UHC Simplifies Writing Startup Groups! Hot off the Presses – starting with April 1, 2019 effective dates UHC will accept 2 weeks of payroll on startup groups. This replaces the current guideline of 6 weeks of payroll for startups. Payroll records must be included with the group submission. Contact your RBG team with any questions....

Health Net Rolls Out New Participation Deals Take advantage of Health Net’s Underwriting deals through June 2019! Sell HMO with 10! No minimum percentage required – all you need is 10 active subscribers! Sell HMO only – mix and match from all of Health Net’s HMO networks. You may write this package alongside other carriers. And to sweeten t...

This March EaseCentral Will Change to Ease, Complete with New Look and Feel! Effective this March EaseCentral will officially change the company name to Ease and release a whole new revamped look and feel to the great functionality you already know. Highlights of What’s New: Employee View Within Broker Login: See what an employee sees during enro...

The 2019 Medicare Part D non-creditable plans list is available on the RBG website. 2019 RBG List of Non-Creditable Pharmacy Plans for Small Groups Employer groups that offer a group health plan must create and distribute the Notice of Creditable/Non-Creditable Prescription Drug Coverage on, or before, October 15 each year, at a minimum. Because it...

2019 UHC Broker Bonus and New Product Announcement UHC announces the 2019 Broker Bonus program for new groups with effective dates from February 1, 2019, through January 1, 2020, for agents permanently located in California. Business written through Rogers Benefit Group is eligible for the broker bonus. New fully insured Small Group and Key Account...

Marketing Paused on 2 Medical Plans, Introducing New Dental Plans & More Marketing for Two Bronze PPO Plans Paused The DMHC has required Blue Shield to pause active marketing for the plans below until benefit modifications are submitted and approved. While these plans were initially approved and are compliant with Federal Actuarial Value (AV) r...

Covered California for Small Business Now Allows Online Invoice Payment! The PayNow function, newly available through the CCSB Employer Portal, allows groups to save time by paying their invoices online. Announcement and instruction emails are going out to current CCSB employer groups. What you need to know to help guide your clients: Employers sim...