Webinar – Group Review Preparing for Q4

September 21, 2018

Register for Resource Brokerage’s BCBSIL 2019 Group Rollout webinar! You cannot afford to miss these webinars. We will share all you need to know to finish strong in 2018 and start 2019 off on your best foot.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018     1:00pm to 2:00pm

Thursday, October 4, 2018     10:00am to 11:00am

Topics:

  • Review of key dates that are important to both your existing and new groups. Know the key dates—avoid the headaches!
  • What are the portfolio updates for 2019 for both Metallic and Middle Market groups?
  • Things you can do to expedite your case through Underwriting and get ID cards before the holidays!
  • Online enrollment technologies available to simplify and expedite broker enrollments through Resource Brokerage!
  • Zero Employer Contribution and Zero Participation requirements.  How does it work?  What is required to enroll them? How to determine if this is an option for your group prospects!
  • Review of one-life groups. What are the requirements for writing one-life groups?
  • 51+ Middle Markets— Attractive New Business rating Incentives and renewal guarantees for 1/1/19 specific effective dates!
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BCBSIL Individual Update Webinar

September 21, 2018

Join Blair Farwell and Linda Medrano for our 2019 BCBSIL Individual Products annual producer training webinar series! Each year, we share what you need to know in order to maximize your BCBSIL Individual business. Please join us!

Tuesday, September 25, 2018     1:00pm to 2:00pm

Wednesday, September 26, 2018     10:00am to 11:00am

Overview on BCBSIL Individual products:

  • Individual Health Product Updates for 2019
  • 2019 Qualified Health Plan Product Offering
  • Pharmacy/Prescription Changes
  • Dental & Vision Updates
  • New Fully Insured Vision program

Learn BCBSIL strategy in:

  • Product Stabilization
  • Transitions and Renewals
  • Marketing and Advertising Focus
  • Revamped Strategic Alliance

Plus, see details on our education and outreach efforts:

  • Producer Training Campaign, Tools and Resources
  • Regulatory and Compliance Reminders
  • Prospect and Member Materials

 

 


Travel Season Brings Sales Opportunities

June 15, 2018

We have entered travel season.  Most insureds are not aware of the medical insurance pitfalls that come with international travel.  Medicare is even a bigger pitfall in that there is NO overseas coverage.  Some Medicare Supplements will carry minimal riders providing a small level of coverage but may not be very comprehensive.  When traveling internationally, it is always a good idea to get an International Policy that provides multi lingual support.  In many cases, an International Policy can eliminate the need to prepay upfront and submit for reimbursement after you get home—after having all the bills translated and converted (at your cost).  Take a look at the enclosed link.  We can offer our brokers a similar personalized link that your potential clients can “self-serve” quote, enroll, and fulfill their policy all over the internet while you receive the full broker commission.  Call our office for details!

Personalized Link


BCBSIL Extends Small Group (1-50) Transitional Policy Through 2019

June 7, 2018

BCBSIL will extend existing transitional policy plans for an additional year, through the end of groups’ 2019 plan years.

Following the recent announcements by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois will be extending existing transitional policy plans for an additional year, through the end of groups’ 2019 plan years, including:

  • Non-grandfathered (non-metallic) small group (1-50) plans with policy years beginning on or before Oct. 1, 2013.
    • Non-grandfathered plans are considered those issued after March 23, 2010, but before Jan. 1, 2014.

 


New BCBSIL Application Effective 4/1/18

March 21, 2018

BCBSIL has communicated in The News from the Blues that as of 4/1/18 they are no longer accepting the Illinois Standard Health Employee Application for new OR existing business. Please make sure you and your clients are using only the new form starting 4/1/18. The new form can be found on our website with the name of 2018 Employee Enrollment/Change Form.

At this time BCBSIL is still accepting the one page Enrollment Change Request Form to make any minor changes on a member’s account, but we do think in the future they will switch to the new form for all transactions.

As a reminder Group Administrators and brokers can process the application on Blue Access for Employers (BAE) in most instances. This would be a good time to help your willing clients better acquaint themselves with BAE.


Have you protected your individual commissions through year end?

January 25, 2018

Have you protected your individual commissions through year end?

Producer SEP affirmations must be completed by 2/15/18.

Please send us a print screen when your Attestation successfully posts for our records.  You will receive a Success page with “Your confirmation number is 1-xxxxxxxx”.


2014 Humana Group Plans – Seminar

November 21, 2013

Join Blair Farwell, RHU, RBEC in learning about the 2014 Humana Group Portfolio.

TOPICS:

  • Now that we are on the eve of 2014, where does Resource Brokerage see the Group Health Market going in 2014?
  • See how Humana interpreted and applied the ACA requirements into the 2014 Small Group Medical Portfolio.
  • Review the new 2014 plan designs: PPO, HMO and HDHP.  How and why have they changed?
  • Learn how Humana is positioning themselves to remain competitive in 2014 with pricing and plan designs.
  • Learn how the Affordable Care Act affected the Vitality Program (Humana Wellness) allowing double digit MEMBER LEVEL discounting off the new Guarantee Issue ACA premiums.

SEMINAR:
Very Limited Seating!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Schaumburg Corporate Conference Center Room A,B,C 1501 E. Woodfield Road Schaumburg, IL 60173 Directions
To RSVP Contact Gina Ignarski at 847-598-0006 or gignarski@resourcebrokerage.com

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