Dickerson Weekly News Updates

DICKERSON INDIVIDUAL UPDATES

Individual Broker Bonuses!

Get rewarded for your hard work with broker bonus programs from our individual carriers! We updated our individual site so you can see what promotions are going on now!

Read more about the bonuses from our individual carriers here 

 

Open Enrollment Deadlines – On and Off Exchange

Open Enrollment is here and we don’t want you to miss the California deadlines!
The deadlines below refer to enrolling with a 01/01/2022 effective date:

Carrier On or Off Exchange Deadline for 1/1/22 effective date
Anthem On-Exchange 12/31/2021
Anthem Off-Exchange 12/15/2021
Bright Health On-Exchange 12/31/2021
Bright Health Off-Exchange 12/15/2021
LA Care Only On-Exchange 12/31/2021
Molina Only On-Exchange 12/31/2021
Oscar On-Exchange 12/31/2021
Oscar Off-Exchange 12/15/2021

Get appointed before it’s too late!

Reminder: If you’re not appointed with a carrier on the date of your client’s application, you will not receive commissions!

Click here to get appointed with our carrier partners!

Dickerson’s NEW Individual Broker Marketing Portal!

Individual Brokers can register for our new portal to gain access to exclusive content including:

• IFP Best Practices, Marketing and step-by-step How to Get Started guides
• Marketing Material for Co-Branding
• Carrier Collateral
• Exchange Websites
• Sales Scripts
• Social Media Marketing and more!

Click here to register

BrightHealth is coming to California through Covered CA & Announced 2022 Broker Commissions

Dickerson is proud to announce that we’re now a GA partner in all states including California for BrightHealth. Get ready for 2022 Open Enrollment and get contracted with us now!

Here are the 2022 broker commissions for Bright Health for new qualified health plan sales. (New members only)

California: $18 PMPM
Texas: $22 PMPM

Bright Health Early Broker Bonus Blitz

Bright Health is offering an early broker bonus for new members enrolled by December 1, 2021. Submit a new application by 12/1 and receive your $50 bonus payment in December.

  • Must have a minimum of 25 new Bright HealthCare members sold in the states listed above to qualify.
  • Applies only to NEW Individual and Family Plan members with an effective date of 1/1/2022 in the states listed above.
  • Members must be effectuated and not in a grace period with a paid premium through March 2022 with no lapse in coverage.

Click here to get appointed with Dickerson!

CVS Minute Clinic Correction for L.A. Care Members

It was previously mentioned that CVS Minute Clinics are available to L.A. Care Covered Members at no cost. This information is incorrect. Minute Clinics are available in all Los Angeles County locations at the urgent care co-payment. Please refer to the L.A. Care Evidence of Coverage for details.

To learn more about the CVS Minute Clinic or to find a location, click here.

 

L.A. Care Expands Mission to Address Physician Shortage and Housing for the Homeless

L.A. Care launched initiatives to address broader problems in the community such as physician shortages and the increasing number of homeless people. Over the past year, L.A. Care gave $10 million to medical schools to help in training new physicians. In 2017 L.A. Care launched a housing initiative, contributing $20 million over 5 years to help create affordable housing projects for homeless Medi-Cal patients.

Click here to read the full article.

VSP Enrollment Bonus

VSP is paying an additional $40 per new enrollment for Q4! This is a bonus on top of new enrollment commissions!

During the incentive period, brokers who have new enrollments shall receive $40 per new enrollment. VSP will pay Dickerson, and then we will pay you! VSP will not be paying brokers directly.

Contact your Dickerson sales rep for more information!

Medica is Expanding

Medica is expanding to Arizona for 2022.  If you have a LICENSE in AZ please send your information to: individual@dickerson-group.com and we will get AZ added for Medica opportunities. Medica will also be expanding to the St. Louis market for 2022.

Click here to get appointed with Dickerson!

Covered California Announces 2022 Plans

Covered California announced its plans and rates for the 2022 coverage year, which will include a full year of lower premiums under the American Rescue Plan. The new and expanded financial help provided by the law has led to a record 1.6 million people enrolled in Covered California, which contributes to the state having one of the healthiest consumer pools in the nation, resulting in a low rate change for a third straight year. Covered California now has the highest enrollment in its history!

Here are some highlights for 2022:

  • The preliminary average rate change of 1.8% will apply to California Individual Market
  • Expanded carriers available with Covered California 
  • The American Rescue Plan is helping lower premiums for an estimated 1.5 million Californians
  • Covered California is committed to raising the bar on quality care and addressing disparities in care for African Americans and Latinos
  • Covered California special enrollment allows the uninsured to sign up now, no need to wait until November for open-enrollment

Click here to read about Covered California 2022 Plans and Rates.

2022 ACA Enrollment expansion for United Healthcare

United Healthcare will now be available on the health insurance marketplace with affordable plans! Individual and Family plans are currently available in:

AZ, AL, CO, FL, GA, IL, MD, MI, NC, OK, TN, TX, VA and WA.United Healthcare will offer more plans in more areas for 2022 & Competitive Commissions will be available.

Contact Sally Saracay for contracting information!

NEW Molina Provider Directory

The new Molina Marketplace Provider Online Directory is live for all Molina states and lines of business! The new Provider Directory includes:

  • Improved look and feel with user-friendly search functionality – search by category or common searches
  • Interactive map
  • Multiple languages
  • Members login with their My Molina account to see only doctors contracted with their plan, and once logged in, all settings can be customized to the member

Click here to visit the new Molina Marketplace Provider Directory.

If you’re not contracted with Molina or want to be contracted through Dickerson, email us at Individual@dickerson-group.com today!

DICKERSON WEEKLY NEWS

An Employer’s Guide to Preparing for the 2021 OSHA ETS Vaccine Mandate

Private employers with 100 or more employees have a new mandate that employees either get the COVID-19 vaccine or submit to weekly COVID-19 testing. OSHA released an unpublished version of the COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Emergency Temporary Standard.

Click here to read the whitepaper.

OSHA ETS for COVID-19 Vaccine and Testing Stayed By Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

The OSHA ETS for COVID-19 vaccine and testing was immediately challenged by several petitioners. The US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit temporarily stayed the enforcement of the ETS.
Click here to read the whitepaper.