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Group Division

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) announced some exciting news!

There have been the following additions to the group networks as of 1/1/2020 for both new and existing business:

Northwestern facilities and providers will be added to all “Choice” network products including:

  • BlueChoice PPO (narrow network for MidMarket - 51+ total employees on payroll)
  • BlueChoice Preferred PPO (narrow network for ACA/Metallic group plans) and
  • BlueChoice Options – Tier 1 provider (three-tiered PPO for small and large networks)
  • Please note: Centegra became a member of Northwestern Medicine on 9/1/2018

Advocate facilities and providers will be Tier 1 providers in the BlueChoice Options product (similar to Rush now).

Individual Division

Have you SEP certified? All Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) producers and subproducers must complete mandatory training and affirm their SEP training by February 15th, 2020, in order to continue to receive compensation on SEP business in 2020. Here is the link to access the 2020 Plan Year SEP training deck. Please review this deck and follow the affirmation instructions starting on page 50 - there is NO TEST!

MedSup Division

Are you presenting BCBSIL new Dental and Vision plans (non-ACA compliant) to your Med Sup clients?

BlueCare Dental Classic℠ and BlueCare Vision℠ plans are geared toward Medicare Supplement and Medicare Prescription Drug Plan (PDP) members. Three individual options, 12 month policies can be sold year round. In order to sell the Dental and Vision plans, please click on this link to Coverage Plus Central and follow the directions below to complete your registration. Feel free to contact our office for assistance.

  • Select the Producers icon and then the Register Now link in the box to the right
  • Select Agent as your user type
  • In the Carrier Producer Number field, enter your BCBSIL Producer Number
  • Follow the prompts to create your Username and Password (password help: use letters and numbers only, minimum length 8 characters)

LTC Division

NEW ARTICLE - The True Value of a Long Term Care Insurance plan. By: Ron Cohen

LTCi Personal Training - 3 GEN CE approved!

Ron Cohen, LTCP, Resource Brokerage’s specialist in Long Term Care insurance, is now offering a free sales training program that will train you on how to become a successful LTCi specialist. Very limited class sizes- I'm ready to know more.

Exciting News for all LTC certified brokers in IL!

The Illinois Partnership for Long Term Care Insurance is now live in IL

Life Division

Insure Your Love

Watch this short 60 second video to get an idea of the type of material available for you to use with your clients. Then visit https://lifehappenspro.org/insure-your-love to find sales ideas and marketing pieces on this topic, plus a multitude of other sales ideas and resources including their Life Insurance Calculator sales tool.

Have clients who are not sure what type of coverage is right for them? Try using the Life Insurance Product Selector.

Case Manager

The Case Manager handles the work flow of insurance quotes during the application and underwriting process through to policy issuance.

  • Carefully review all applications submitted
  • Manage all case files during the underwriting process.
  • Request/place orders for medical records.
  • Discuss status and send updates to brokers
  • Manage/forward correspondence between underwriter and broker
  • Educate brokers on the application/underwriting process.

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Resource Brokerage is one of the Midwest’s leading brokerage general agencies providing brokers a choice of Group Benefits, Major Medical, Life, Annuities, DI, LTC and Linked Benefits all in one place. Brokers work with a team of dedicated professionals who specialize in the lines of business they support. These teams also constantly undergo training and education with a focus on credentials that mean the most to our industry. Our management team is led by seasoned industry professionals with true brokerage experience and the know-how to help get things done for our brokers.