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Membership System Change Begins for Individual Grandmother/Grandfather Business

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Individual grandmothered and grandfathered contracts will migrate to a new membership system in January of 2018. Here's some help navigating the transition. - Read More

Open Enrollment Scenarios

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  • Stay Blue
  • APTC

We present three scenarios for saving your clients money, and discuss the value of staying Blue. - Read More

Arkansas Works Updates (updated November 21)

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  • HRA
  • Arkansas Works

Read a list of individual business updates about Arkansas Works enrollment, terminations, reinstatements and opportunities to earn bonus points. - Read More

LAST CHANCE TO SAVE ON GYM MEMBERSHIPS

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As of January 1, 2018, the monthly cost per person for Fitness Your Way by Tivity Health will increase to $29, and there will be an enrollment fee. Waive the enrollment fee in December before the price goes up. - Read More

ENHANCEMENTS TO DENTAL XTRA

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  • Dental Xtra

Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield is enhancing Dental Xtra by adding stroke and Sjӧgren’s syndrome to the list of covered conditions beginning January 1, 2018. Plus, more dental members will be eligible for these extra benefits. - Read More

More Under-65 products move to new commission system

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  • Commission
  • ICM

Additional Arkansas Blue Cross commissions will be paid using the new commission system – ICM – beginning in January 2018. - Read More

Tips for returning Pinnacle Users

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  • Pinnacle Insurance Associates

Flip through Pinnacle Insurance Associate's guide to using the website and digital store. - Read More

Tobacco surcharges on individual metallic plans

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  • ACA
  • Tobacco usage

In 2018, Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield will be surcharging for tobacco usage on Affordable Care Act (ACA) metallic plans. - Read More

Stand-Alone Medi-Pak Rx Enrollment Suspension

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  • CMS
  • PDP

Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield stand-alone prescription drug plans will be under an enrollment suspension for plan-year 2018. Read our article and FAQs to learn more. - Read More

Open enrollment pre-shopping for individual plans

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  • MOENs
  • pre-shopping
  • OEP

Your clients can begin pre-shopping for open enrollment on Tuesday, October 24. - Read More

Non-ACA Individual Rate Increase Letters Mailed this Week

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  • non-ACA individuals
  • rate increase

An update on the rate increase letters being sent to your current grandmothered and grandfathered (non-ACA) clients. - Read More

How to identify Service Area A kits from Service Area CDFG kits

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  • Service Area CDFG
  • Service Area A
  • MAPD

By now you've likely ordered and received your 2018 Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug kits. We can help you tell them apart. - Read More

Termination letters sent to impacted Medicare Advantage PPO and PFFS members

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  • Medicare Advantage
  • MAPD

Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug service area changes will affect members in certain counties. We wanted to share what your clients may receive from us. - Read More

Blue365 September Gym Deal

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  • Blue365
  • Fitness Your Way

Fitness Your Way has waived the enrollment fee this month — tell your Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield clients that they can sign up for a gym membership without the fee all of September. - Read More

New! $100 Incentive for Renewals and Updated Timelines

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  • featured
  • Submission Deadline
  • Renewals
  • $100 Incentive

A new incentive program rewards agents for the timely submission of small group renewals with a December 1 or January 1 effective date. - Read More

September is Life Insurance Awareness Month

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  • Life Insurance Awareness Month

Every September, Life Happens coordinates the Life Insurance Awareness Month by offering turnkey marketing resources that will allow you to run a complete campaign in September (and beyond). - Read More

Training Time Update! Annual Individual Under-65 and Medicare Advantage Training Update (8/13/2017)

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  • Plan Year 2018 Training
  • Medicare Advantage
  • Individual Under-65
  • FFM Certification
  • Exchange Producer License

It’s that time of year again … training season! This year we’re excited to announce a much different and improved process that we believe will be a welcome change: all required training will be available online. - Read More

Training time! Annual Individual Under-65 and Medicare Advantage training update

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  • Exchange Producer License
  • FFM Certification
  • Individual Under-65
  • Medicare Advantage
  • Plan Year 2018 Training

It's training time for plan year 2018! Learn what you need to do for Individual Medicare Advantage and Individual Under-65 product training. Also, we'll walk you through renewing your Exchange Producer License. - Read More

System upgrade for new Arkansas Blue Cross large groups

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  • Large Group
  • Commission
  • ICM
  • AMISYS

All new Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield large groups will begin moving to a new benefits and claims adjudication system. Learn more about these changes. - Read More

Repeal and Replace Legislative Update

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  • featured
  • Repeal and Replace
  • President Trump
  • Better Care Reconciliation Act
  • Arkansas Works
  • Affordable Care Act

Will the U.S. Senate's Better Care Reconciliation Act be the answer to President Trump's call to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act? Cal Kellogg digs into this latest legislative attempt. - Read More