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Intro to the Blues and Action Benefits - WEBINAR 10:00 AM

Intro to the Blues and Action Benefits - WEBINAR

When:   10:00 AM – 11:00 AM


This course provides newly appointed agents and agency staff an overview of the Blues’ managing agent distribution channel, as well as the product portfolio, rating and underwriting, and the tools available to those selling and servicing Blue business.

Topics include:

  • Action Benefits – our business model and partnership with agents

  • An introduction to group rating

  • The medical and specialty product portfolio

  • Resources and tools

  • Commissions

Becoming Appointed

Click here for information about the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network appointment process.



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New Business Submission Deadline for March 1, 2020 Effective Dates

New Business Submission Deadline for March 1, 2020 Effective Dates


Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network underwriting policy requires a 21-calendar day lead time for new business. However, Action Benefits strongly suggests submitting new business by the 8th of the month to accommodate any necessary follow-up requests for missing or incomplete information.

 

Healthy Blue Achieve, Healthy Blue Living, and plans with consumer-directed funding arrangements require a 45 day minimum lead time. We recommend submitting these cases 50 days prior to the desired effective date.



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Small Group Basics 10:00 AM

Small Group Basics

Where: Action Benefits in Southfield

When:   10:00 AM – 12:00 PM


An overview of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network for agents working in the small group (1-50 full-time equivalent employees) market.

 

Topics include:

  • Small Group Rating

  • Small Group Product Menu and Benefits

  • Underwriting Guidelines

  • Paperwork Submission

  • Agent Resources



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July 2020 Data Collection Survey (RRC/MLR) Deadline

July 2020 Data Collection Survey (RRC/MLR) Deadline


July 2020 Data Collection (RRC/MLR) surveys must be submitted to Action Benefits by this date.


Please contact the Action Benefits Renewal Team with questions at renewals@actionbenefits.com or (248) 356-8585.



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Group Wide Change Deadline for April 1, 2020 Effective Dates

Group Wide Change Deadline for April 1, 2020 Effective Dates


The BCBSM and BCN underwriting policies require a 45-day lead time for benefit changes, and a 30-day lead time for maintenance changes.

 

Group wide changes vary greatly, and can be processed using a number of different methods, depending on the changes being made. Action Benefits recognizes that many changes can be executed within a shorter timeframe than required by the underwriting policies. However, adequate lead time is necessary to ensure that changes are completed by the desired effective date, so members can receive the appropriate benefits when seeking services. Appropriate lead time also helps to allow adequate time for follow-up requests for missing information or required documentation



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CoverageForCompanies Demo - WEBINAR 10:00 AM

CoverageForCompanies Demo - WEBINAR

When:   10:00 AM – 11:00 AM


Want to learn how you can deliver a paperless enrollment process and an ideal customer experience?Interested in seeing the latest enhancements or need a refresher on CoverageForCompanies? 

Join us for a full demonstration of the CoverageForCompanies enrollment tool that will cover all steps from quoting through open enrollment and renewal. This live webinar also provides an opportunity for questions with CoverageForCompanies experts. Topics include: 

  • Quoting small groups
  • Enrollment setup
  • Building custom suites of up to four plans
  • Executing contribution strategies
  • The open enrollment experience
  • Site navigation and features
  • The renewal process


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