Originally Posted to Anthem’s Producer Online News | July 14, 2015
Anthem is pleased to announce that new1 small group clients (2 to 50 employees) with health and Dental Prime or Dental Complete will enjoy the convenience of our combined administration services, starting with effective dates of October 1, 2015 or later. As you know, small group clients with health and Blue View Vision have received combined administration. Now, with the addition of Dental Prime and Dental Complete, Anthem’s combined administration services will be available for small group clients with health, dental and vision.
What are combined administration services?
Anthem’s combined administration services allow new small group clients with health, Dental Prime or Dental Complete and/or Blue View Vision business to enjoy these administrative conveniences:
–Submitting only one group application
–Having only one implementation process
–Getting only one bill for Anthem health, dental and/or vision coverage
Employees will enjoy:
–Completing only one enrollment application
–Getting one member ID card for their Anthem health, dental and/or vision coverage
–Having one website for all their health care needs
When can I start offering combined administration services to my clients?
Anthem’s combined administration services are available for new1 small group clients with an effective date of October 1, 2015 or later. But new business cannot be accepted for set-up and installation on the ISG (Individual and Small Group) system until after August 14, 2015, when the combined administration services function becomes active.
No changes to Dental Prime and Dental Complete plans
Last month, Anthem announced a refined portfolio of Dental Prime and Dental Complete plans for small groups. Continue to quote these plans using the Broker Rate Calculator. Anthem is updating the Small Group Quoting Tool to include Dental Prime and Dental Complete plans. This will let you include health, dental, vision, life and disability products in one comprehensive quote.
For more details about Anthem’s combined administration services, email Health@agent-link.net
1 New small group clients are defined as having either (1) Dental Prime or Dental Complete written with new health and/or vision coverage or (2) Dental Prime or Dental Complete being added for the first time to an existing small group clients’ health and/or vision coverage.
This article applies to:
–Wisconsin, Ohio, Missouri, Kentucky, and Indiana