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Sales Reporting Tool Coming to Blueprint for Agents

A new sales reporting tool will be available for your agency’s designated chief administrator and will offer a quick snapshot of the products you’ve been selling, and the new business you’ve sold.

Meet Matthew Vannatta

A new director takes the helm of Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield’s Consumer and Retail Markets division. Read about the change — and who is replacing the outgoing director.

May is Mental Health Month

Our vendor, New Directions, has created a free toolkit for your clients to use. Read more about empowering your clients and their employees, and find resources you can share.

Help with prescription costs for your clients who are storm victims

As a result of the storm system that moved through the state April 29 and 30, many Arkansans have been affected by wind damage and flooding. Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield is offering a waiver to affected members to replace medications that were lost due to the weather and subsequent flooding.

Group Metallic Commissions Paid From a New System

Starting with May 2017 commission statements, Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield will begin paying some employer group commissions to agents and agencies using a new commission system — the Insurance Compensation Management (ICM) system.

Marketplace Stabilization Rule Update

On April 13, The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued the highly anticipated final rule, referred to as the Marketplace Stabilization rule. The press release and summary can be found here. Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield Consumer and Retail Markets would like to address a few of the rule’s key changes, and […]

State of the Union for Individual Agent Marketing

David Dundee from Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield’s Consumer and Retail Markets division takes a year-in-review look at the tremendous work from external agents in 2016, and discusses some improvements we’re making to help agents.