What Is Your Most Valuable Asset?

Ask this question to ten different people and you will most likely get ten different answers. However, if you take a few minutes to really think about the question there really is only one answer. Your most valuable asset is your ability to earn an income. How...

Blue Shield system enhancements are on the way

On December 1, Blue Shield is moving all of their small business clients with a January, February and March 2014 renewal period onto their enhanced membership and claims system as part of our commitment to improve the way they provide service. The system is also used...

Feds loosen “use it or lose it” rule on FSAs

This week The Treasury Department has announced changes to the dreaded use-it-or-lose-it rule that has been in force for 30 years.   Treasury officials began taking public comments on the change last year, and they said the response was overwhelmingly in favor of...

So What Exactly is the Reinsurance Assessment Fee?

The reinsurance program was thought up as a way to coax insurance companies into the new insurance marketplaces that will officially launch on 01/01/14 (Covered California).  Jumping into these new markets is a big risk for insurance companies as they have no idea...

Anthem Blue Cross Allowing Early Renewals

Anthem is offering all groups currently enrolled in their Small Group Portfolio (2-50) that have a renewal date in 2014 the opportunity to renew early and move their anniversary date to December 1, 2013. Additionally, Small Groups that now have 50 or more employees...