IRS Re-Establishes $6,900 as HSA Family Contribution Limit for 2018 The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has re-established $6,900 as the 2018 health savings account (HSA) contribution limit for individuals with family coverage under a high deductible health plan (HDHP). This family contribution limit was originally announced as $6,900 in May 2017, b...

CaliforniaChoice Q3 rates are available for quoting – send your requests to RBG today Medical Rate Action: Anthem Blue Cross – rate changes to all plans Health Net – rate changes to all plans Kaiser Permanente – rate changes to all plans Sharp Health Plan – rate changes to all plans Sutter Health Plus – rate pass UnitedHealthcare – ra...

Did you know Guardian offers supplemental benefits? Guardian offers comprehensive supplemental health options – Accident, Cancer, Critical Illness and Hospital Indemnity. Benefits are paid directly to the employee, and can be used for any purpose, such as meeting everyday expenses, medical or non-medical. Guardian Supplemental Lines are available...

It’s only April, but you can manage your Blue Shield Q3 2018 small group renewals to get ahead of the game Renewal kits are now available at Shield Renewals for your July, August, and September clients. You can make group-level changes through the Small Group Online Renewal (SGOR) tool for all your Q3 renewing groups. Blue Shield has created ...

Anthem releases rate DECREASES for 2018 Third Quarter! Q3 2018 Anthem Rate Action Summary Quarterly Rate Change Statewide Average: PPO -1.6% HMO -2.9% Renewal Rate Change Statewide Average – Anthem’s consistent pricing continues: PPO 1.4% HMO 1.2% Anthem Q3 rates are released and ready to quote in Health Connect. Renewals will be posted to the ...

$25/Month Gym Memberships for Health Net Members Active&Fit Direct is a new benefit introduced in 2018 for Health Net members. Members who enroll with Active&Fit Direct can choose from 9000+ participating fitness centers nationwide through the Health Net Decision Power Wellness Program for just $25 a month (plus a one-time $25 enrollment ...

Ride into Spring when you submit your May groups to RBG by the carrier deadlines Take special note of Aetna’s new, earlier, Small Group case submission deadlines starting with 5-1-2018 effective dates. First of the month effective dates: Complete submission is due on or before the 20th of the month prior to the effective date. 15th of the month e...

CCSB Partners with EaseCentral for Streamlined Installation of New Business EaseCentral and CCSB have released their integration technology for enrollment and installation of new groups. The RBG CCSB rate library is updated with the additional Covered California plan codes and is ready to support integrated enrollment on new CCSB business. Contact ...

Dental Simplified is here! Making dental plan selection with UnitedHealthcare as easy as 1-2-3! California brokers can use the Dental Simplified Flyer to help groups choose from UnitedHealthcare’s top selling plans. The 2018 Top DHMO and DPPO plans are shown by illustrative metallic tiers to simplify matching dental benefit levels with comparable...

The updated list of Medicare Part D non-creditable small group pharmacy plans is available on the RBG website. Employer groups that offer a group health plan must create and distribute the Notice of Creditable/Non-Creditable Prescription Drug Coverage on, or before, October 15 each year, at a minimum. Because it may be difficult to identify all Med...