Blue Shield has announced a rate update for small group medical plans effective April 1, 2017. These new rates are valid through June 2017 effective dates. There are no changes to plan designs.
- PPO plan rates will increase 0.8% across all regions.
- HMO plan rates will increase average 4.3% across all regions.
Specialty plan rates remain flat for second quarter 2017.
Renewing your April Blue Shield clients
January 13: April renewal kits are available for download from the Shield Renewals site.
January 18: Make member level changes for Q2 2017 clients on Employer Connection Plus.
January 20: April customers are mailed renewal kits. Renewal changes can be made in the Small Group Online Renewal (SGOR) tool in mid-February. Until that time the paper Request for Contract Change form will be accepted.