UnitedHealthcare will include Shingrix® vaccination as a covered preventive service benefit for adults age 50 and over beginning April 1, 2018 with network coverage at no cost share. Shingrix® is paid as a preventive under the medical benefit, not the pharmacy benefit. The FDA approved the new shingles vaccine, Shingrix®, for the prevention of h...

Rewards Like No Other The Anthem PayForward program is free to join and is a reward your clients cannot get from any other health plan. With this unique program, Anthem group medical plan members can earn up to 15% cash back at more than 12,000 participating retailers such as Home Depot, Target, The Gap and Walmart. How does it work? Members can: R...

More Time to Earn a BIG Broker Bonus with CaliforniaChoice – Now Extended Through June 1, 2018 Effective Dates Earn $50 for every employee on all new groups with a minimum of 5 enrolled employees Maximum one-time payout of $5,000 per group Group must stay active with CaliforniaChoice for at least one year Business written through Rogers Benefit G...

Important Announcement from Aetna Aetna Life Insurance was acquired by The Hartford on November 1, 2017. Effective April 1, 2018, Aetna Small Group has made the decision to stop selling Life products to new business. There is no change to existing Aetna Small Group Life policies, current rating, billing or access to benefits and services. Any chang...

What Makes Unum Life and LTD Unique? Life/AD&D Distinctive Features Buy 10 Program allows employees to secure their future insurability – When an employee enrolls in at least $10,000 in Voluntary Life coverage when initially eligible they can increase their coverage up to the guarantee issue limit at any future open enrollment without ans...

Did You Know Covered California for Small Business has Solutions for Difficult to Cover Employer Groups? Majority of Employees Out of State: CCSB allows groups that have a majority of their eligible employees Out of State. The group must be domiciled in California with at least one eligible and enrolling employee/officer. CCSB also accepts Out of S...

UnitedHealthcare UW Guideline Update for Groups with Only the Owner Enrolling Groups with at least one common-law employee: Effective 2-1-2018, UHC will no longer write groups that have only the Owner enrolling while their common-law employee(s) are waiving coverage. These groups are now required to have at least one eligible enrolling common-law e...

2018 Changes to California SDI and PFL Benefits California AB 908 took effect January 1, 2018 and made major changes to the State Disability Insurance (SDI) and Paid Family Leave (PFL) wage replacement benefit programs. 1. Increase in the wage replacement rates for SDI and PFL from 55% to 60 or 70% depending on the applicant’s income: 60% for ind...