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Empire Anthem

Check out what is new with this month's Producer Online News! Earn more and offer clients vital protection while traveling abroad, tell employers how to save time and money in 2020, DFS states that rate quotations from health insurers can no longer include rate guarantees and more. Find out more on what's new by clicking the link below.

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Empire Anthem

A whole new era has begun! Click the ink below to check out Empire's teaser video of what they have in store for the future of New York Healthcare. 

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healthpass

Friendly Reminder! The renewal window for all September groups will close on 9/20/2019. Any applications submitted after this date will require a manual process for the window to re-open. Doing so may delay the group up to 2-3 business days from receipt. Click the link below to find out what is needed to process the renewal application.

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NatGen

National General is offering a bonus for Short Term Medical plans. From now until January 1, 2020, Agents writing NatGen's current medical plans will be able to earn some cash! Earn up to $100 more per sale, or grab a 2% commission bump when a sale is paired with one of their supplemental products. Click the link below for more details and don't miss out!

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Empire Anthem

Empire is planning to roll out a new app called Carespree. This app will combine both artificial intelligence and digital care delivery. Everyone can use this app, but it's intended to expand care access to those without health benefits. Click below to read more on this new app.

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Empire Anthem

Don't miss out! Last chance to register for Empire's August Webinar on Tuesday, August 13, at 2 PM. Learn about Digitial Empowerment: Helping people understand and manage their health. Click the link below to sign up for this webinar.

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healthpass

October 2019 Kits are now available for your clients to view on their site! Hard copies were mailed to brokers and employers on 7/25 and 7/26. Clikc below to find out how to access these kits. 

 

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emblemhealth2014

In this months broker focus for 2019, Steve Fleischer has joined EmblemHealth as the Vice President to lead the company's sales. He will be responsible for new business markets, including Large and Small Group business. Coming up in September, Emblem will be hosting a Broker Education session to learn all about their product portfolio for 2020, make sure you save the date! And, If you missed the webinar on June 19th regarding the features of Emblem's Preferred Dental Plan, you are in luck. The presentation is up for your view, and you can now download it. To read more on these focus's for the month, click the link below.

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emblemhealth2014

EmblemHealth would like to keep encouraging more brokers to sing up for their HMO commissions through EFT. EmblemHealth wants to make it quick and convenient for you to receive your commission payments. By setting up EFT, your commission payments will hit your account three days before you receive your commission statement. Click the link below to find out how to enroll!

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healthpass

Effective 9/1/2019, EmbelmHealth will be offering nine plans. By clicking the link below, you can see the plan highlights.

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EmpireBCBS

 

An important reminder! All groups must be paid-in-full by the 30th of the month, or they will be placed on the delinquency/auto-termination list. Invoices will generate in the portal on the 15th of the month, and the group has 45 days (15 for the remainder of the month, then the 30 day grace period) from when the Invoice is generated to make payment in full.

Clients can access their Employer portal to view billing and payment activity. There is also an option to set-up auto payment, which would ensure that payments will be made on time, and avoid delinquency or termination. 

Empire very much appreciates your help in keeping clients paid-up and avoiding going to delinquency. Please assist Empire in reminding your mutual clients that beyond 45 days Empire will no longer accept delinquent payments. If that happens, the group will need to follow the reinstatement process. Click here to see the steps required for reinstatement. 

Below is important information regarding the delinquency & the cancellation process.

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emblemhealth2014

EmblemHelarth is bringing its proposed rate increase for 2020 to the New York State DFS. If this increase is approved, it will have an impact on all large group community-rated plans renewing in 2020. Below in the link, you will find more information as well as sample approval letters that have been sen out prior, and will been mailed to your groups and subscribers this week.

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healthpass

In the link below you will find HealthPass's 4th Quarter 2019 rates for medical, ancillary, and additional products. 

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Empire Anthem

Empire is offering two WebEx training for you to learn about a system enhancement they have made to their small group new business enrollment portal. The new system enhancement allows you to skip the unnecessary quoting step and select the plan you already quoted.  Below are the dates and times for the two WebEx trainings. Click the link below them to singn up and lean more about these enhancements. 

  1. Wednesday, July 31, 10AM EST
  2. Wednesday, August 7, 10AM EST

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Empire Anthem

Earlier, Empire made public about their plans to build a new digital ecosystem. Come September 1st, you will meet Sydney, Empire's new mobile app! This new feature will replace Empire anywhere. It will convey a smarter health care journey that will engange each memebr in a more personal and intuitive way.  To find our more about Sydney click the link below. 

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Empire Anthem

Reserve your spot today for Anthem's 2020 Medicare Product Training meetings! Don't miss out on your chance to learn about the key 2020 benefit changes for this season.  Find out more by clicking the link below. 

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Aetna

Please join Aetna in one of their webinars as they share September 2019 Small Group AFA updates. Discover key insights about how new AFA strategies can impact your Small Group clients. Topics to be covered include, enhancements to AFA Product Portfolio, new IMQ process and IMQ elite team, access to covered MinuteClinic® services at no cost* to the member, and the new Attain by AetnaSM app**.  Click below to learn more and sign up for one of their webinar dates!

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Empire Anthem

 

Be an Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Megastar. AEP is coming! It's time to get ready to sell! Certify Early and you will be eligible for a chance to win the Medicare Megastar Rewards Sweepstakes. Read more in the article below. 

 

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Empire Anthem

 

How AI could optimize your health benefits. Powered by predictive analytics and machine learning, artificial intelligence can lead to a healthy, happier workforce -- all while helping your bottom line and your workers' wallets. Read more in Empires news article below. 

 

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Empire Anthem

 

Empire is having upcoming webinars. Update on Medicare for all, ACA challenges, and More,  Tuesday, July 23, Digital Empowerment: Helping People Understand and Manage their Health, Tuesday, August 13, Introducing IngenioRx, Anthem's Innovative New PBM, Thursday, September 19. Don't miss out! For more information click on the link below. 

 

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Empire Anthem

 

Empire has some group & Individual news for you.  An  agreement has been reached with Westchester Medical Center/Bon Secours Charity Health System,  September 1, you will meet Sydney their new mobile app, latest updates in their operations improvement plan , and Employers can view medical benefits and more on the same website. Learn more about these updates and new features in the link below. 

 

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Empire Anthem

 

 Anthem has listened to brokers just like you and they have improved the entire quote through enrollment process. So not only will you save time, but you'll be able to get more done with more accuracy and in less time! Read more on this update in the link below. 

 

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Empire Anthem

Here is some insight on small and large group.  Large Group Auto-notification reminds members about their benefits. These alerts help employees get their benefits faster so they can get their lives back to normal as soon as possible. Have you heard about their new basic life rate match program for small group? With this new program, they will match your competitors' combined basic life/accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) and basic dependent life rates for qualifying groups. Find out more on these features in the link below. 

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UHC Oxford

 

Enhancements are coming for members of new and renewing Oxford fully insured large groups in NY (101+) and NJ (51+) starting in Q4 2019. Choose from one the sessions in the link below. 

 

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