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Blue & You Fitness Challenge reboot

The Blue & You Fitness Challenge has had a makeover for 2021, and we wanted to let you know, so you can participate or share the information with your clients and prospects.

New options on value-based enrollments

There are now two ways to initiate value-based enrollments (VBE) for your Medicare Advantage clients.

COVID-19 benefits extended to April 21, 2021

The voluntary, expanded COVID-19-related benefits announced for certain Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield and Health Advantage fully insured health plans and individual policies will be extended to align with the federally mandated COVID-19 coverage provisions as specified in the FFCRA (Families First Coronavirus Response Act) and CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security) Act. The federal mandate currently runs through April 21, 2021.

A COVID-19 vaccine is on the way

The race to develop a safe vaccine against COVID-19 has led to the development of more than 50 clinical trials of vaccines in people around the world, with many offering real hope for long-term protection in the near future. While it may take time for a vaccine to be available to everyone, our chief medical officer offers a few points to keep in mind.

Workplace ventilation during COVID-19

In case you missed it: A webinar series on the role of proper ventilation in protecting employees, customers and businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic is now available online on the COVID-19 ventilation webinar page on the UAMS website.

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 […]