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Binder Checks No Longer Required For Small Groups Beginning June 1

While much of our attention is committed to COVID-19, there are of course day-to-day activities and operations on which we remain laser focused. 

One of these initiatives is our review of the feedback that comes from our broker community and how we can make it easier for groups to enroll with us. With your feedback in mind, we will eliminate the underwriting requirement of the binder check with new small group paperwork effective June 1, 2020. 

With the check no longer required, groups that do not submit one will go directly into Excellus BCBS’s normal billing cycle. We would encourage submission of completed new group paperwork before the 15th of the month prior to the effective date. 

If you choose to continue to submit the binder check with new group paperwork, there will be no change to this process. Groups currently in progress will not be impacted by this change. We are currently working on updating any material that references this requirement with new business paperwork. 

As always, we are here to help if you have any questions. Please reach out to your account manager for assistance.

 
 
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