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Broker News | August 2016 | Vol. 11 No. 9
Broker News | August 2016 | Vol. 11 No. 9

Blue on DemandUpdates: Signature Preferred PPO, New Hybrid Designs, and more!

Signature Preferred PPO packages

We are pleased to introduce a new streamlined way to shop for packages, by taking the guesswork out of choosing the right plans for your groups. The Excellus BCBS Signature Preferred PPO packages are a set of 16 packages pre-approved for underwriting.  They can help make the selection process easier and the quoting process faster.  The Signature Preferred PPO packages combine new, best-in-class features from our most widely-enrolled packages, and some newly created packages.

View our new Signature Design Series (PDF) sales tool.
Learn more about how to navigate the new shopping experience (PDF) for Experience-rated business.

New Hybrid Designs

In addition to the Signature Preferred PPO packages, we’re also introducing two new hybrid designs to our Shop by Signature designs.  In the Signature Hybrid 4 design, all services-- except prescription drug fills--apply toward the deductible;  it also has family aggregation and a 2x multiplier for out of network coverage.  The new Signature Hybrid 5 design has copays after deductible, but Rx is not integrated; it also has family aggregation and a 2x multiplier.  These new designs offer more choices and flexibility to meet the needs of your clients.

Visit Blue on Demand to see the new hybrid designs.

Changes to Individual & Families and Small Business plan quoting

If you use the “Small Business” or “Individual & Families” sections of Blue on Demand, you will notice a change to the homepage.  All the functionality is there  except you will no longer be able to change package options such as pediatric dental coverage, domestic partner, dependent age, and family coverage on the homepage.  You will still be able to change these options on the summary view page by clicking on, ‘Change Package Options’.

View instructions (PDF) on changing package options for Individual & Families and Small Businesses.
See the changes in Blue on Demand.

Updated: Getting Started Guide

We’ve also updated our Blue on Demand: Getting Started Guide (PDF) for tips on using this tool for all segments.

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