State Resources:
    BenefitMall Resources

    CA COVID-19 FAQ (as of 4/15/2020)

    Carrier SEP Information (as of 4/16/2020)

    CA New Business Submission Deadlines
      Webinars

      8/13/2020: California Compliance and Legislative Update
      5/28/2020: California Compliance and Legislative Update
      5/19/2020: Safely Returning to the Workplace with Kyla
      3/31/2020: California Compliance and Legislative Update
      3/27/2020: California Carriers Respond to COVID-19

      Aetna
      Updated Daily
      Aetna: What you need to Know about COVID-19

      Aetna has created an all-in-one resource site for members. Find links to COVID-19 testing sites, ways to protect yourself, and more. 
      Visit the site.

        October 21, 2020
        Aetna: Small Group Updates for 2021
        Aetna has some additional, important updates for brokers and 1-100 size groups in California.
        Read more.
        March 30, 2020
        Aetna: Coverage FAQs
        FAQs regarding coverage.

        Ameritas

        May 28, 2020
        A
        meritas: Benefit Enhancements During COVID-19
        As the crisis continues, Ameritas will continue to respond to customer’s needs.
        April 3, 2020
        Ameritas: BenefitEd Program
        Information regarding the recent passing of HR 748 in the COVID-19 stimulus bill allowing employers to contribute up to $5,250 per year on a tax-free basis to an employee’s student loan
        .
        .
        March 30, 2020
        A
        meritas: Coronavirus FAQ
        Ameritas is working around the clock to answer commonly asked questions for customers 
        and business partners.

        Read more.

        Anthem Blue Cross
        Updated Daily
        Anthem Blue Cross: What you need to know about COVID-19
        It’s normal to have some questions about what COVID-19 is and to think about protecting yourself and the people you care about the most. Anthem Blue Cross is working to keep you updated.
        Visit the site.

        Anthem Blue Cross: Response Toolkit 
        Visit the site.
        December 22, 2020
        Anthem Blue Cross: COVID-19 FAQs
        Anthem releases FAQs to brokers and employers.
        Read more.
        June 16, 2020
        Anthem Blue Cross: Small Group Updates
        Anthem releases updates for small groups.
        Read more.


        Avesis

        March 26, 2020
        Avesis: COVID-19 FAQ for Brokers

        Read the lastest broker FAQ.
        Read more.

        BEST Life

        March 23, 2020
        BEST Life: COVID-19 Policy Updates
        BEST Life is making some changes to support you during this time and is working behind the scenes to find more ways we can make sure you don’t lose access to the services you need to help you stay healthy and have some peace of mind.
        Read more.

        Blue Shield of California
        Updated Daily
        Blue Shield of California: COVID-19 Resources
        Blue Shield of California has released a resource page for members. Blue Shield is taking immediate steps to support Gov. Newsom’s action to expand coronavirus coverage to promote the health, safety, and well-being of all members.
         
        February 2, 2021
        Blue Shield: Extension of Waivers
        Blue Shield of California is extending cost-sharing waivers through February 28, 2021, for COVID-19 treatment.
        Learn more
        .
        December 17, 2020
        Blue Shield: COVID-19 Vaccines: Here's What You Need to Know About Coverage
        It's important it is to have reliable information about the availability of FDA-emergency use authorized vaccines while maintaining the fight against COVID-19.
        Read more
        .


          CaICPA Health

          May 6, 2020
          CalCPA: Actively at Work Provision
          CalCPA Health has implemented modifications to the actively‐at‐work provision as a result of the COVID‐19 pandemic.
          Learn more.
          March 18, 2020
          CalCPA: COVID-19 Notice
          CalCPA issues a notice to all members. 
          Read the notice.


          CaliforniaChoice
          April 1, 2020
          CaliforniaChoice: COVID-19 FAQs
          Get answers to your questions. 
          Read more.
          March 12, 2020
          CaliforniaChoice: Partner Resources
          CaliforniaChoice releases details on how health plan partners are responding to COVID-19. 
          Read more.



          ChoiceBuilder
          April 1, 2020
          ChoiceBuilder: COVID-19 FAQs
          Get answers to your questions. 
          Read more.

          Cigna

          June 2, 2020
          Cigna: Dental Client Relief Program
          Cigna is implementing a program designed to provide assistance and relief to clients who were active during the month of May. This program is offered to Cigna Dental fully insured clients.
          Learn more.

            April 30, 2020
            Cigna: Treatment and Vaccine Update Podcast
            Listen to Cigna's informative podcast.
            Listen now.

              April 20, 2020
              Cigna: Using Home Delivery Benefits
              Let Cigna help by delivering the medications you and your family take every day, right to your home.
              Learn more.

              Community Care Health (CCH)
              Updated Daily
              Community Care Health: Response to COVID-19 Coverage
              Community Care Health (CCH) is monitoring COVID-19 and actively working to ensure that cost does not inhibit enrollees’ access to medically necessary screening and testing.
              Read more.

              April 14, 2020
              CCH: Broker Partner Information
              Community Care Health (CCH) summary of information relating to COVID-19.
              Read more.
              April 1, 2020
              CCH: Special Enrollment Opportunity
              Community Care Health (CCH) is offering a special enrollment opportunity due to COVID-19.
              Read more.

              Covered California


              November 2, 2020
              Blue Shield of California’s Premium Credit Program
              Blue Shield of California has announced that they will be applying a one-time premium credit for customers to help ease the financial burden during the COVID-19 pandemic.
              Learn more.
              May 28, 2020
              Offering Grace Period & Premium Deferral Program
              Covered California for Small Business launched a new program aimed at helping hundreds of small businesses continue to provide insurance to their employees during the current COVID-19 pandemic.
              Program details.
              April 7, 2020
              Covered California: Extended SEP & NB Deadline
              New SEP and NB deadline.
              Read more.


              Dental Select
              April 7, 2020
              Dental Select: COVID-19 FAQ
              Read the FAQ from Dental Select.
              Read more.

              Delta Dental
              Updated Daily
              Delta Dental: COVID-19 Updates
              Stay updated with Delta Dental.
              Visit the site.

              Equitable
              July 14, 2020
              Equitable: How Has COVID-19 Changed What Keeps Your Clients Up at Night?
              With COVID-19 still present in our everyday lives, business owners are being forced to think in different ways.
              Learn more.
              June 2, 2020
              Equitable: Extended Coverage for Employees
              Across Group Life/AD&D, Dental, Vision, Critical Illness and Accident products, coverage for current insureds may be extended for three months beyond the last day worked for non-FMLA leaves of absence, furlough, layoffs, and reductions in hours.
              Learn more.
              June 2, 2020
              Equitable: Rate Stability
              Equitable has decided to extend rate stability for these groups through the end of 2020, so clients with 500 or fewer employees who have renewals between May 1st and December 31st, 2020 will renew at their existing rates for the following 12 months.
              Learn more.

              Guardian
              Updated Daily
              Guardian: Coronavirus Updates
              Guardian has created an all-in-one resource site for members and brokers.
              Visit the site
              .

              May 21, 2020
              Guardian: Pandemic Support Program
              Guardian has rolled out a significant, comprehensive program for dental and vision products to help existing and new clients during this challenging time.
              Learn more.
              April 21, 2020
              Guardian: WorkLifeMatters EAP
              Learn more about Guardian's EAP. 

              Health Net
              June 16, 2020
              Health Net: Delivering Small Business Solutions in Q4
              Health Net is here for you, and your clients, with coverage choices to help businesses stay strong, and run smoothly, in Q4 2020, and in the face of ongoing COVID-19 impacts.
              Learn more.
                April 20, 2020
                Health Net: COVID-19 FAQs
                New updates to the COVID-19 online FAQs are live for brokers, employers, and members.

                Broker
                Employer

                Members
                April 7, 2020
                Health Net: SEP for Group Businesses
                Due to the COVID-19 virus, a Special Enrollment Period has been created for group businesses and is open now through April 20 for those employees, spouses, and children who need 2020 health care coverage.
                Learn more.

                Humana

                April 27, 2020
                Humana: COVID-19 Agent Response Manual
                Members are looking to agents for support. Humana has you covered.
                Read more.
                  March 30, 2020
                  Humana: Waiving Copays & Expanding Telehealth Access
                  Humana releases two press releases regarding COVID-19.
                  March 23, 2020
                  Humana: COVID-19 Employer FAQs
                  Humana FAQ regarding COVID-19 and employers.
                  Read more.

                  Kaiser Permanente
                  Updated Daily
                  Kaiser Permanente Novel Coronavirus FAQ
                  Your health and safety are always Kaiser Permanente’s top priority. To help you protect yourself and your loved ones, we’ve gathered the most important information and guidance on the coronavirus and COVID-19.
                  Read more.

                    September 11, 2020
                    Kaiser Permanente: Skilled Nursing & Long-Term Care Workers
                    Kaiser Permanente offers COVID-19 diagnostic testing for qualifying members who work at skilled nursing and long-term health care facilities.
                    Learn more.
                    June 1, 2020
                    Kaiser Permanente: COVID-19 Testing
                    As you help employees stay healthy, COVID-19 testing should be conducted when clinically necessary.

                    Learn more.

                    Lincoln Financial Group

                    Updated Daily
                    Lincoln Financial: COVID-19 Guidance
                    Bookmark this page for important updates on legislative changes specific to our offerings, employer best practices, and resources to support you as we navigate this unprecedented situation together.
                    Visit the site.
                    March 30, 2020
                    Lincoln Financial: EmployeeConnect Services
                    The resources you need to meet life's challenges.
                    Read more.

                    MediExcel Health Plan
                    May 19, 2020
                    MediExcel: May Newsletter
                    Check out the May newsletter from MediExcel.
                    Learn more.
                    March 27, 2020
                    MediExcel: Member Service Line
                    The 24/7 member service line is here for all your needs.
                    Learn more.
                    March 17, 2020
                    MediExcel: Health Plan COVID-19 Update
                    MediExcel Health Plan releases details regarding waiving cost-sharing for COVID-19 testing.
                    Read more.

                    MetLife
                    April 24, 2020
                    MetLife: Credit for April and May
                    Customers with fully insured dental PPO plans will receive a premium credit on a future bill in the amount of 25% for the months of April and May 2020.
                    Read more.
                    March 26, 2020
                    MetLife: EAP Resouces
                    Professional support and guidance for everyday life.
                    Read more.
                    March 23, 2020
                    MetLife: COVID-19 U.S. Customer Update
                    MetLife issues updated information to all members.
                    Read more.

                    National General
                    March 23, 2020
                    National General: COVID-19 FAQ
                    National General releases updated information.
                    Read more.


                    Nippon Life Benefits
                    Updated Daily
                    Nippon Life Benefits: COVID-19 Resource Center
                    Stay up to date with the COVID-19 situation.
                    Visit the site.
                    April 6, 2020
                    Nippon Life Benefits: Waiving Treatment Costs
                    Nippon Life will waive costs associated with COVID-19 treatment.
                    Learn more.

                      March 26, 2020
                      Nippon Life Benefits: EAP Resources
                      Nippon Life EAP resources for members.

                      OneAmerica
                      Updated Daily
                      OneAmerica: COVID-19 Business Updates
                      A single location to find all the most up-to-date news and information about our lines of business.
                      Visit the site.

                      Oscar
                      Updated Daily
                      Oscar: COVID-19 FAQ for Brokers
                      This is a confusing time. Get answers to all your questions.
                      Read more
                      .
                      March 26, 2020
                      Oscar: Stay At Home Resource Center
                      In response to California’s Stay at Home order, Oscar has created a resource center with everything you need to know.
                      Read more.
                      March 26, 2020
                      Oscar: New COVID-19 QLE
                      Covered California and DMHC have issued a new QLE for on- and off-exchange plans.
                      Learn more.

                      Pan-American Life
                      March 17, 2020
                      Pan-American: A Message to Agents and Brokers
                      Read the message to agents and brokers from Jose S. Suquet, CEO of Pan-American Life.
                      Read more.

                      Principal
                      Updated Daily
                      Principal: COVID-19 Resource Hub
                      Principal is serving up timely content as it relates to your business.
                      Visit the site
                      .
                      June 26, 2020
                      Principal: News and Resources
                      Check out the latest news and resources that can help you do business.

                      Read more
                      .
                      May 7, 2020
                      Principal: Dental Premium Credit
                      We’re giving a premium credit of 10% for the months of June-October 2020 to employers.

                      Read more
                      .

                      Reliance Standard

                      Updated Daily
                      Reliance Standard: Coronavirus Updates
                      Live updates from Reliance Standard.
                      Visit the site
                      .
                      March 9, 2020
                      Reliance Standard: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update
                      Reliance Standard provides updates to brokers. 
                      Read more.

                      March 9, 2020
                      Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update
                      Reliance Standard provides updates regarding disability claims and COVID-19. 
                      Read more.

                      The Hartford
                      Updated Daily
                      The Hartford COVID-19 Resource Center
                      Visit the site.

                      April 7, 2020
                      The Hartford: Claim Flyer
                      New information on claim handling.

                      Learn more.
                      March 30, 2020
                      The Hartford: Ability Assist Counseling
                      Getting support should be easy.

                      Read more.

                      The Standard 
                      Updated Daily
                      The Standard: COVID-19 Resource Center
                      Get answers to your questions.
                      Read more.
                      March 26, 2020
                      The Standard: A Helping Hand When You Need It
                      Support, guidance, and resources for members.
                      Read more.
                      March 24, 2020
                      The Standard: COVID-19 FAQ
                      The Standard has provided a statement regarding the scope and complexity of the coronavirus/COVID-19 crisis. 
                      Read more.

                      Sharp Health Plan
                      March 20, 2020
                      Sharp Health Plan: COVID-19 Updates
                      In accordance with guidance from the DMHC, we have reduced the cost-sharing to $0 for all medically necessary screening and testing for the 2019 Novel Coronavirus. 
                      Read more.

                      March 19, 2020
                      Sharp Health Plan: Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Important information from Sharp Health Plan
                      What you should know and how to prepare.
                      Read more.


                      Sutter Health Plus
                      February 5, 2021
                      Sutter Health Plus: Update on COVID-19 Vaccinations for 65+
                      Providers are working to expand vaccine appointment availability while prioritizing people who are high risk according to government guidance.
                      Read more.

                      December 23, 2020
                      Sutter Health Plus: Update on COVID-19 Vaccinations
                      As the first Californians begin receiving the COVID-19 vaccination, many of us have a renewed sense of hope and optimism.
                      Read more.



                      April 23, 2020
                      Sutter Health Plus: Additional Steps to Help
                      SHP takes additional steps to help members during the pandemic.
                      Read more.


                      United Concordia Dental
                      May 28, 2020
                      United Concordia: COVID-19 FAQs
                      We know you have a lot of questions right now and maybe considering placing employees on furlough or part-time status. We want to ensure that your employees continue to have access to the dental care they need.

                      Read more.
                      March 30, 2020
                      United Concordia: Teledentistry
                      For dental emergencies and urgent dental care.

                      Read more.
                      March 25, 2020
                      United Concordia: Toothbrush Safety
                      Keep your toothbrush safe from COVID-19.

                      Read more.

                      UnitedHealthcare (UHC)
                      Updated Daily
                      UHC: COVID-19 FAQs
                      Learn more about COVID-19 with UnitedHealthCare's FAQs.
                      Read the FAQ now.
                      June 18, 2020
                      UHC: Sharing the latest Specialty Benefits updates
                      UnitedHealthcare Specialty Benefits has taken several steps to help members access care, provide financial relief, and ensure our collaboration endures beyond these extraordinary events.
                      Learn more.
                      May 18, 2020
                      UHC: Special COVID-19 Dental & Vision Enrollment Opportunity
                      To assist members in accessing care in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, UHC is providing its fully-insured dental and vision plan customers with a one-time Special COVID-19 Dental and Vision Enrollment Opportunity.
                      Learn more.
                       
                      Unum
                      Updated Daily
                      Unum: Coronavirus Updates
                      Live updates from Unum.
                        March 26, 2020
                        Unum: EAP Material for Mental Health Awareness
                        Unum releases information regarding EAP and COVID-19.

                        VSP
                        April 21, 2020
                        VSP: Vision Care Options for Offboarding
                        How members can keep their vision coverage.
                        Read more.





                         


                         

                         
















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