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Dedicated Assistance Line for Brokers with Small Groups

Broker News | October 2020 | Vol. 15 No. 10 - Special Issue

For Brokers Only - This dedicated phone line is open to assist you when you have questions about your Small Group accounts. The line will be available from November 2, 2020 - January 29, 2021 and the representatives staffing the line will be able to help you with billing...

Reminder: Large Group Open Enrollment Materials

Broker News | October 2020 | Vol. 15 No. 10 - Special Issue

If you need printed copies of the 2021 Large Group Open Enrollment collateral, you can order them at ExcellusForBusiness.com/GroupGuidesLG At-a-Glance Brochure Product Guide Your materials will ship approximately 10 business days after your order is placed. And...

Simplified AGIF Now Available

Broker News | October 2020 | Vol. 15 No. 10 - Special Issue

A shorter, simpler version of both the web and paper versions of the Annual Group Information Form (AGIF) are now available.  We redesigned the look and feel of the form and reduced the number of fields by over 60 percent—just in time to help simplify your open...

Annual Notice of Change (ANOC) Letters

Broker News | October 2020 | Vol. 15 No. 10 - Special Issue

Medicare Advantage members with Medicare Blue Choice (HMO-POS) or Medicare Blue PPO (PPO) plans were mailed an Annual Notice of Change (ANOC) in September as required by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Members who receive extra help paying for premiums...

We’re Here to Help You Navigate the Individual Market

Broker News | September 2020 | Vol. 15 No. 9 - Special Issue

The Special Enrollment Period has now been extended to December 31, 2020. We continue to be here to support you and help with the many questions you and your clients may have about free or low-cost health insurance alternatives to COBRA.  We have engaged with many...

Important Update on Blue Simplicity℠

Broker News | September 2020 | Vol. 15 No. 9 - Special Issue

Blue Simplicity brings together the simplicity and predictability of a copay plan—without the higher premiums. This innovative new plan has been pending DFS approval, and we have learned that it will not be approved for fully insured groups at this time. Blue Simplicity...

NEW Individual Standalone Dental Plans for 2021 now Available!

Broker News | September 2020 | Vol. 15 No. 9 - Special Issue

Introducing a new stand-alone dental plan designed specifically for the individual market. This new dental offering has 2 plan choices: Blue Select Family Dental Blue Select Premier Dental Both plans offer adult/family coverage Both plans feature...

Individual Metal Plans and Rates for 2021 now Available!

Broker News | September 2020 | Vol. 15 No. 9 - Special Issue

Individual plans and rates for 2021 are now available on Blue on Demand. Updated Open Enrollment tools, including Product Placemats and Product Brochures are also available.  2021 Plan Highlights:  NEW Destination 65 Gold and Silver Plans  Modeled after a...

Open Enrollment Update

Broker News | September 2020 | Vol. 15 No. 9 - Special Issue

The New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) has decided not to approve our new Blue Simplicity Gold product in the Small Group portfolio for the 2021 plan year. Therefore, we are unable to offer Blue Simplicity Gold for 2021. We will continue to work with...

2021 Small Group Dental Updates

Broker News | September 2020 | Vol. 15 No. 9 - Special Issue

No Dental Rate Increases for 2021  The ability to offer our customers quality, affordable Medical and Dental coverage during these difficult times is one of our top priorities. As a result, we have made the decision not to impose rate increases on our Pooled...

Smile Saver Discontinuance

Broker News | September 2020 | Vol. 15 No. 9 - Special Issue

As a reminder, all groups currently enrolled in a Small Group Pooled Smile Saver Package will be converted to the closest matching Dental Blue package on their 2021 renewal date. A copy of the discontinuance letters to both your groups and their members can be found here....

Request for Missing Social Security Numbers

Broker News | September 2020 | Vol. 15 No. 9 - Special Issue

Under the Affordable Care Act, the Internal Revenue Service requires health insurers to request missing subscriber and dependent Social Security numbers from their members. In August, we sent Social Security number request letters to individuals who had health coverage at...

Simplified AGIF Coming in September

Broker News | August 2020 | Vol. 15 No. 8

We’ve received feedback from brokers and groups letting us know that our Annual Group Information Form (AGIF) is too long and overly complex. We listened and are pleased to let you know a shorter, simpler version of both the web and paper versions will be available by...

Mini-COBRA Timeframe Extension Information

Broker News | August 2020 | Vol. 15 No. 8

The recent Department of Labor (DOL) regulation requiring COBRA timeframe extensions DOES NOT apply to mini-COBRA groups. COBRA regulations state that an employer qualifies as mini-COBRA if they employ fewer than 20 employees on at least 50 percent of the employer’s...

Save Time Using Our New AGIF Online Tool

Broker News | August 2018 | Vol. 13 No. 8

We understand completing the Annual Group Information Form (AGIF) can be time-consuming. Now, if you submit the form using our online web tool, you may be exempt from completing the form the following year. Any group that submitted their AGIF in 2017 using the web...

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