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Ancillary News Updates

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On Friday, June 14, 2019, SunLife received the following updates. The timeline for required employee notices and exemption applications has been extended, and changes have been made to the amendments of the MA PFML law.The DFML has announced that it will post the final MA PFML regulations on its webiste on Monday, June 17, 2019, and that the regulations will become effective July 1, 2019. Click the link below to read more. 

 

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Guardian is excited to share the key findings from their 2019 Absence Management Activity Index & Study. Sub-titled, "The Value of Leave Management Integration" , the study reveals the more companies than ever are prioritizing leave management. Click the link below to read more

 

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Due to new regulatory guidance from the New York Department of Financial Services (NY DFS), commissions will continue to be included in the premium, but they will be determined based on a state-approved commission schedule for group dental/vision insurance policies sitused in New York effective immediately. This effects renewals started by Cigna as of July 1, 2019. Please click below for the full announcement.

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National General has some changes coming! The following changes will be available for quoting on June 14, 2019, for June 15, 2019, and later effective dates. Updated Short Term Medical brochures will be available shortly after June 14th, plans six months and under will be able to receive a discount in certain states. Read more on these updates and catch new ones in the link below!

 

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Dear Valued Partner - Emblem is pleased to share the announcement of their upcoming Dental webinar for Small Groups onWednesday, June 19th at 10 am. Please access the link below for the announcement that will be released to our broker partners later today, as well as the registration form needed for calling into this webinar.  

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Need CE credits? Look no further. Click the link below for a voucher for a free online Insurance Continuing Education Course.

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 You may recall that Sun Life acquired Maxwell Health last June. What’s new is that we can implement small-to-midsized employers (ideally 50-1,000 lives) with full Sun Life plan design support and integration, and streamlined data collection. That means the Maxwell team does the set-up work for you.  Click the link below to learn more about how you and your clients will benefit from this great partnership.

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Did you know that there are two different networks that can be associated with a Horizon Vision plan? Plans with the View Network have access to over 70,000 points of access nationwide.  Approximately 2/3 of these are independent eye care professionals, the balance are retail providers.  Plans with the Select Network have access to the same listing of independent eye care professionals, but the only retail provider available is Visionworks®.  Click below for a list of vision retail locations.

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AXA is excited to roll out their 2019 Employee Benefits Sales Contest for all Eligible Brokers. The contest period is June 1, 2019 through July 1, 2019.  Three prizes will be awarded to eligible brokers for the highest sold premium for June 1st and July 1st business. Click below for the full details

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Brokers, read up on two new research reports from Guardian’s 6th Annual Workplace Benefits Study that they are releasing this month. “Income Protection:  The Role of Disability Insurance in Financial Wellness" and "An Ounce of Prevention:  The Benefits of Regular Dental Visits” are the two reports that will be extremely useful in evaluating your organization’s disability and dental benefits plan design and employee communications.  Click below for more information on both reports and to download them.

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Group long-term disability (LTD) is a great foundatin for income protection, however having LTD policies alone may leave a gap in coverage. A comprehensive disability solution can be a good fit for many industries. See why offering both is a win for you, your clients, and their employees. 

 

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Brokers, get excited! Horizon-BCBSNJ small group voluntary dental offering available with 7/1/2019 effective dates.  Now you can offer voluntary dental to your Horizon small group clients to complete their benefits package.  There are no participation requirements or benefit waiting periods.  Also, simplified underwriting and ACA compliant plans are available.  Click the links below for the full announcement and for more information.

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Delta Dental invites brokers for a webinar to discuss their PPO Plus Premier network!  Delta's three big concepts for this large, stable network are Access, Savings & Member Satisfaction.  Learn more about what this means for you and your clients when they break it down in their webinar on June 20th at 9:00 a.m. ET.  Click below to register today!

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Brokers, don't miss out!  PrimPay has a webinar Wednesday, May 15th on the "Six Key Components of a Cafeteria Plan."  The webinar will go over a checklist of This webinar will go over a checklist  that you may use to determine your clients’ compliance. Click below for more information and to sign up today!

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Vision Rates are here!  Rates have been reduced for new business opprtunities effective July 1. Click the links below to read more. 

 

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Sun Life Absence Management Services has prepared a summary of recent state laws or court decisions along with commentary and direction of how clients should fit these into the administration of their leave pprograms. Click the link below to read more on what this quarters piece covers. 

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Did you know that implants are a standard benefit covered as a major service with DDNJ's 2-49 plans? This is a significant differentiator that often gets overlooked. Click the link below to read more on why this is so important. 

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LegalShield and IDShield provide the legal and identity theft protection you and your family need and deserve. Click the link below to read more on the benefits and perks both LegalShield and IDShield offer . 

 

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United Concordia Dental has exciting news to share with your clients!


Soon (targeted for 7/8/19), United Concordia Dental will begin transitioning from printed member ID cards to digital member ID cards. Instead of carrying even more plastic, members simply access digital ID cards from their smartphones, laptops or tablets. How? Just by downloading the United Concordia Dental mobile app, or signing into their MyDentalBenefits accounts.  Over the next few months, we’ll be working with clients to make this change.

If your clients have questions, Click the links below to help support your discussions. 

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Updates from The Hartford that Impacts NY Value Adds.  Click the link below to read more on these updates. 

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Mark your calendars for May 1!  Delta Dental's incentive bonus program kicks off for individual and family plans.  You'll be able to earn up to $1,850 in bonuses every four months.  This is in addition to your 10% base commission! Click the link below to learn more about this exciting broker bonus program.

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Ready to bring your clients on board with Sun Life and Maxwell? Sun life is excited to provide access to Maxwell Health, an easy-to-use  technology platform that makes managing employee benefits simple and effective. Think of Sunlife and Maxwell as an extension of your team. Below please find the full announcements. 

 

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Networks should be calculated based on the number of dentists, not access points. Delta Dental's PPO Plus Premier Network saves members money while giving groups confidence in their dental benefits partner. Click the link below to read how. 

 

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It's National Employee Benefits day! This week, Guardian is recognizing the important role that employee benefits plays in helping employers achieve job satisfaction, engangement, and productivity. Click the link below to find out that and more news from Guardian. 

 

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