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January 2014
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Welcome to our January 2014 online product guide – your complete source of information about our January 2014 IFP product changes! Our 2014 IFP cycle is truly history in the making. With a new marketplace, a new medical plan portfolio, new dental and vision plans, and much more, we have a lot of exciting news to share with you.
Medical products |  New rating structure | Retaining your clients | Subsidies and taxes | Specialty Benefits  | Online resources  
Overview from Jeff Smith, VP of IFP sales

Get a high-level overview of important medical and specialty product changes, and other updates from Jeff.

A message from Jeff Smith»

What's new for 2014 – medical products

We've got the information and resources you need to navigate the new marketplace – Covered California – as well as full details on our new portfolio of ACA-compliant medical plans and new provider networks.

The new healthcare marketplace: Covered California» 

New medical plans» 

New PPO and EPO provider networks» 

Retaining your clients

January 2014 health reform changes impact more than just the uninsured. Current Blue Shield IFP members enrolled in non-grandfathered plans will have their plans withdrawn effective January 1, 2014 and, in most cases, we've recommended a new plan for 2014. Learn more about what's changing, and how we'll communicate with your clients.

Medical plan withdrawals and plan mappings»

Member notifications»

Grandfathered plan member communications»

New Specialty Benefits products for 2014

In addition to our new medical products, we've developed a suite of new dental plans – inculding standalone and pediatric plans, as well as a new vision plan to expand your clients' options and make it easier for you to sell Blue Shield.

Learn more about these updates» 

2014 rates, premium assistance, and health reform taxes

We've got everything you need to know about our new plan rates, federal subsidies available for lower-income families, and health reform taxes.

Our new IFP plans rating structure»

What you need to know about federal premium assistance»

Health reform taxes»

Tools and resources

We've got the tools and resources you need to renew your existing clients and sell new business.

Online tools and resources»

Latest sales materials»

Product training webinars with your sales executive»

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