As many of you have probably been following the news on Health Care and the uncertainty of the direction in the Individual Marketplace. There is much information to pass along to you at this juncture 3 month’s before Open Enrollment which begins November 1st. It is very important that we let you know that we will releasing all of the definitive information for you in late September. The insurance rates for 2018 have not been finalized and will not be released until the end of September.
Anthem Blue Cross made an announcement last week that affects all California Counties accept for three regions for 2018.
What this means in California to some of our clients. Next year Anthem will offer plans in three regions of Northern California ONLY. This will include Santa Clara County, Redding and Stockton/Modesto. The coverage options in these three counties will include EPO plans available On the Covered California Exchange and Off Exchange Direct with the carrier in all metal levels which include Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum plans.
Very Important....this DOES NOT affect anyone with Anthem Blue Cross Medicare plans. This DOES NOT effect anyone that has an Individual plan that is “Grandfathered” A grandfathered plan is a policy that was written prior to March 2010. All Anthem Blue Cross policies will remain in place through December 31st, 2017. There is nothing that you need to do at this time.
We will be reaching out to all of you that are affected with this change. Once the rates are released, we will be able to go through your best options that work best for your needs.
Please know that we understand the compromise that this means to you. As the information is released to the Agent/Broker community, we will get this information out to you as quickly as possible. We will be here to help you with understand your choices in regards to your own personal Health Care for 2018.
Currently there will be no changes with Blue Shield, Health Net, Sutter Health and Kaiser plans. There will be more information to be announced. As soon as it is released to the Agent/Brokers we will be reaching out to you to help you understand your choices in regards to your own personal Health Care for 2018.
We value your business. We are committed to servicing you in everyway possible. If you have any questions pertaining to this email, please do not hesitate to call the office.
Thank you for the Continued Opportunity to be your represent Insurance Agent.