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8 07, 2022

Infertility Benefits for Small Group Employees in California

By |July 8th, 2022 |Categories: Health Care Costs, Small Business Articles, Small Group Health Insurance|

Introduction In this article we describe the current infertility benefits that are available to employees and dependents of small employers in California with 1 to 100 employees. We summarize the infertility benefits and provide brochures from the insurance companies and exchanges that offer small business health [...]

28 06, 2022

Helpful Advice for Managing your Group Medical Insurance Plan

By |June 28th, 2022 |Categories: (SHOP) Covered California Small Business Articles, Small Business Articles, Small Group Health Insurance|

California small employers often find it challenging to manage a group health insurance plan and answer employee questions. Getting the accurate benefit and rate information to a newly hired employee; enrolling them in the plan; and, making sure they have their ID card can be daunting tasks for an [...]

28 06, 2022

Tips for Adding a Newborn or Adopted Child to your California Small Business Medical Insurance Plan

By |June 28th, 2022 |Categories: Small Group Health Insurance, Small Business Articles, Trends|

Welcoming a new child can be one of the most exciting times of a parent’s life. It can also be a time filled with stress and uncertainty. Luckily, health insurance companies in California have plenty of resources to support you during your pregnancy or adoption process. California health insurance [...]

31 01, 2022 featured in article on the Best Health Insurance for Small Businesses

By |January 31st, 2022 |Categories: Small Business Articles, Health Care Costs, Small Group Health Insurance|

Recently, wrote an article with advice for small business owners who are interested in setting up group medical insurance plans for their employees. The article has helpful information on various aspects of employer-sponsored health plans, including: Small business health insurance options; Small business health insurance requirements; Average cost of [...]

30 09, 2021

Vivity from Anthem Blue Cross Available to California Small Group Employers

By |September 30th, 2021 |Categories: Small Group Health Insurance, Small Business Articles, Trends|

By Bruce Jugan September 29, 2021 Last night I attended a broker dinner with executives from Anthem Blue Cross where they announced that Vivity health plans, a collaboration with major Southern California hospitals, doctor groups and the insurance company, will be available to small employers (1-100 employees) in Los [...]

25 06, 2021

An Inside Look: Fillable PDFs are the Best California Medical Insurance Companies can give Small Employers

By |June 25th, 2021 |Categories: Health Insurance Reform,, Small Business Articles|

Example Small Business Employee Insurance Enrollment Form By Bruce Jugan, June 24, 2021 API connections would eliminate data input errors and could save hundreds of millions of dollars and reduce the cost of medical insurance for small employers. Imagine you log into Expedia and [...]

4 05, 2021


By |May 4th, 2021 |Categories: Small Business Articles|

COBRA Subsidies Under ARPA - COBRA Administrators and Insurance Companies Should Help On March 11th, 2021, President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) into law.  ARPA is a $1.9 trillion economic relief bill that gives financial help during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.   The new law includes section [...]

26 07, 2019

Update: UnitedHealth Care Postpones Rollout of New Association Health Plans in California

By |July 26th, 2019 |Categories: ACA, Association Health Plans, Covered California, Small Business Articles, Small Group Health Insurance|

Less than two weeks ago, I wrote a blog post that predicted that fireworks would hit California’s small group health insurance market with UHC’s new Association Health Plans.   Well,  sparks flew.  Yesterday, UnitedHealth Care announced that because of “regulatory inquiries over the past couple of weeks” UHC has suspended [...]

12 04, 2019

Why Kaiser Permanente Small Group Benefits and Rates Continue to Lead the Field in California, 2019

By |April 12th, 2019 |Categories: Large Group Medical Insurance Articles, ACA, Health Care Costs, Health Insurance Reform,, Small Business Articles, Small Group Health Insurance|

On Wednesday, I was fortunate to be included in a round table discussion with the senior leadership of Kaiser Permanente's small group sales and account management team. To encourage discussion, Kaiser limited participation to a few key brokers. (2019 Kaiser Key Broker Engagement Luncheon, Pasadena, California. Third from [...]

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