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Ancillary News Updates

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Attention brokers - BIG news from Healthplex!  The dental insurance company has a brand new look the will change the way you see them, and that is just the beginning.  Along with their new look and feel, there are some big improvements happening.  Click the link below to learn more.

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Complex and growing family and medical leave (FML) laws can challenge even the most seasoned Human Resource professionals.  Use Guardian's ten question checklist to ask your clients how they currently address situations associated with common FML mistakes.

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The opioid epidemic has taken center stage in the U.S. health care conversation, impacting communities and industries across America. As group health plan sponsors, employers have a vested interest and unique opportunity to help combat the epidemic.  Join Cigna for Part Two of their Four-Part Webinar Series "The Opioid Epidemic and Employers" on Thursday, February 28 from 2:00 - 2:45 p.m. ET.  Click the link below to for information and to sign up.

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AlphaStaff 2016

We are in the first quarter of 2019 and I am sure you’re busy with renewals as well as new business. As a reminder, AlphaStaff can be a resource to provide additional value to your prospects & clients. Learn more about how AlphaStaff can help you during this busy time period in their broker bulletin.

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Guardian has a few DHMO plans that you might be familiar with such as NYM, U-Series and now the N-Series.  They have been phasing out the NYM plans and replacing them with the U-Series and N-Series.  The N-Series is not available in every NY zip code so you may want to focus solely on the U-Series. Please see the DHMO rate sheets below & reach out to your Guardian sales rep for any additional questions.

Solstice Benefits 2013

It’s a new year and your clients are ready for new benefits. Offer them great benefits that include access to the largest DHMO network in Florida and New York, per NetMinder, but they will also have access to care in: Alabama, Arizona, Connecticut, Georgia, Mississippi, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.  Learn more by downloading the article below.

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Brokers, please take a look at this exclusive preview of the first set of findings from Guardian’s 6th Annual Workplace Benefits Study. The report entitled, “College Debt in America: The Case for Tuition & Loan Repayment Benefits,” examines how $1.5 trillion dollars of college debt in America is negatively impacting financial security, productivity, and workforce stress.

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Upon launching their updated small business program Delta Dental New Jersey got a lot of feedback that certain parts of the group application were a bit confusing.  As a result, they have made some minor changes to their group application replacing the plan option letters with the actual deductible and Calendar Year Maximum’s they represent. Click the link below for updated small group application along with a New Business Checklist, Enrollment Form, and Census Spreadsheet for New Business.

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While size is a quick and easy way to evaluate a carrier's network strength, other factors can make a big difference when it comes to comparing costs and driving client satisfaction. MetLife has 5 critical questions to help brokers evaluate how hard a carrier's network will work for their clients and employees.

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Empire Anthem

Empire has built a new business bonus and retention program, giving you two chances to earn extra cash!  They're rewarding all group sizes, including small group, large group and national group sales, and are inlcuding their voluntary supplemental health plans as part of the program!  You can earn up to $25,000 per line of coverage for each group when you sell new dental, vision, life, disability, accident , critical illness and hospital indemnity accounts with effective dates between February 1, 2019, and January 31, 2020. Get additional bonuses for retaining existing business with us . Click below to learn more about this great bonus program from Empire!

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Delta Dental Green

With Delta Dental, when you request a PPO or PPO Plus Premier quote for a New Jersey group with 50-99 enrolled employees you will receive a $25 VISA gift card. It’s that simple! Click below to learn more about this sweet deal.

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A new white paper entitled, “The Future of Dentistry: Improving America’s Oral Health and Wellness,” is the latest in Guardian’s thought leadership series. Authored by Dr. Randi Tillman, Guardian’s Chief Dental Officer, the white paper explores market trends that suggest we are on the precipice of significant change in the practice of dentistry and the delivery of dental benefits.  Click the link below to download the whitepaper and expand your knowledge on Oral Health.

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NatGen

It's that time of year again! National General wants to remind brokers that it's time for their clients to complete their 2018 ACA Reporting. 

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When selecting a dental carrier for your clients, it’s easy to focus on just network size. In reality, this factor is not enough.  That’s why Guardian is big on helping you understand why the in-network effective discount is important. It shows the real value of your clients’ dental network, breaking down the savings for each paid claim based on network discounts and utilization.

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Explore some of the top trends that will impact most small businesses in 2019 and the next few years. Whether it’s focusing on employee well-being, expanding the use of benefits technology, or improving benefits compliance discipline, these trends should be considered to help employers develop the right employee benefits strategies.

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Attached, please find the 2019 Guardian DMO Rate Sheet.

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Delta Dental Green

Delta Dental is excited to finally announce their new partnership with HealthConnect! Their 2-49 life voluntary and employer-paid plans are now available for quoting through the HealthConnect platform and it is now available on your quoting portal.

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Guardian’s Dual Choice gives employees the choice of greater flexibility in our PPO plan* or more affordability in our Managed Dental Care plan**.  Dual Choice plans can be the perfect solution for your clients. Their flexible PPO and lower cost Managed Dental Care Plan (DHMO)* provide comprehensive benefits at affordable rates, ensuring plan members have the coverage and care they need. 

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Your invited you to Unum’s exclusive Virtual Education Forum (VEF) presented in partnership with DMEC. Their next session is only a few weeks away and will be held on Tuesday, January 22nd from 12:00pm to 1:30pm EST.   The session will be covering FMLA and the Medical Certification form.  The session titled - New Year’s Resolutions – Master the FMLA forms  will be presented by Helen Applewhaite, Branch Chief from the US Department of Labor and Unum’s own Angela Ripper, Assistant Vice President and Special Counsel.  Click below for more information about the Virtual Education Forum and how to register!

eyemedEyeMed encourages members to utilize their mobile app which is packed with ahead-of-the-game resources wherever you are. Before, during and after your eye appointment!

 

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Guardian Hospital Indemnity insurance can help reduce the impact of high deductibles and additional out-of-pocket costs that other insurance may not cover. They make it easy for your clients to ease the financial burden on employees who require hospitalization.  Read how in the article below.

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NatGen

Business owners are always looking for ways to cut costs and your clients are depending on you for guidance. Help them get great benefits at a low cost.  Self-funding may be the solution your clients are looking for, and National General is here to help!  Click the link below for more information.

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It's not too late to submit new group applications! OCA is still accepting new group applications for January 1st effective dates. Their takeover process for HRA and/or FSA administration may be the solution that your client needs! To help understand the options of transitioning a client, they've listed different "takeover" options below.

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2018 has been a great year for the Delta Dental small business program as they’ve made major steps to give you a great & EASY dental benefits solution to offer.  Here is a brief summary of some of the major improvements we’ve made in 2018:

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