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Blueprint for Employers – new and improved!

Blueprint for Employers is new and improved! Blueprint for Employers is a secure, self-service website that gives employers the tools and resources they need to oversee their health plans. All at no cost.

2021 standard plan grids: more options, flexibility

Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield and Health Advantage have new standard plan grids for large and small groups for 2021. Each year, we assess our plan options with a renewed commitment to offer your clients flexible plan options that match their needs … and budgets.

Webinar series: COVID-19 and business/workplace ventilation

A three-webinar series (“COVID-19 and the Built Environment”) on the role of proper ventilation in protecting employees, customers and businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic will be presented November 9, 10 and 12, 2020, by the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS).

TES access issues resolved ​

On Monday, agent/brokers began reporting issues accessing Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield’s Total Enrollment Solutions (TES) system. We wanted to let you know that TES access issues appear to have been resolved.

2021 Medicare Star Rating Program sheets

Our 2021 Medicare Star Rating Program sheets are now available in our Product Library on the Blueprint for Agents online portal. These sheets must be used effective immediately. In any marketing kits you have on hand, please replace the Star Rating materials with this new 2021 version. We will begin mailing kits with the new […]

2021 Medi-Pak® Medicare supplement rates

The proposed 2021 Medi-Pak® Medicare supplement rates that were shared in trainings earlier this year now have been approved by the Arkansas Insurance Department. The new rates will take effect on January 1, 2021.

Virtual open enrollment meetings

The annual open enrollment period for Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield and Health Advantage groups is just around the corner (November 1 – December 15). However, like most things, the 2020 version is going to look and feel a little different.

UPDATE: Ascend training pivots

Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield has altered its plans for training on Ascend, the new enrollment platform for Medicare Advantage health plans, prescription drug plans and Medi-Pak® Medicare supplement policies. In lieu of the “live” online trainings we had planned, we will provide you with a detailed user guide. Be on the lookout for that.

New plan comparison and drug cost calculator tools

As the Medicare annual enrollment period grows ever closer, some new tools will make it easier than ever for you to compare our best-in-class product offerings to help your clients choose the one that is the best fit for them.

Arkansas Blue Medicare marketing kits

The marketing kits for our new Arkansas Blue Medicare product line soon will be shipped to your doorstep.