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Small Groups (2 to 50)
January 2012 Update
We're excited to offer you a new way to grow and retain your book of business. Simply Shield – our redesigned small group portfolio – offers your clients a simple approach to healthcare coverage.

To make way for our new Simply Shield portfolio, we are streamlining our plan offerings by withdrawing many of our plans from the previous portfolio. To learn more about renewals and withdrawals, your clients' next steps, and how you can assist them, please visit our Renewal and Withdrawal Center.

Please note: If your client currently offers one of Blue Shield's plan packages – PlanSelectSM, Suite Deal, or Dual Choice – they may have some plans without enrollees, and those plans may no longer be available at their next renewal. Only those medical plans included in the new Simply Shield portfolio will be available for enrollment at their next renewal date.

Learn more about the new Simply Shield portfolio.  If you have questions, please contact your Blue Shield account manager.
Suite Deal at a Glance
Featuring 11 affordable plans, including PPO plans, HMO plans (Access+ HMO® plans or the select network Local Access+ HMO plans*), and high-deductible health plans including our Shield SavingsSM plans that are compatible with health savings accounts (HSAs).
Plans in Suite Deal include:
PPO plans**
  • Shield Spectrum PPOSM  Plan 500 Standard
  • Shield Spectrum PPOSM Plan 500 Value
  • Shield Spectrum PPOSM Plan 1000 Value
  • Shield Spectrum PPOSM Plan 1500 Value
  • Shield Spectrum PPOSM Plan 2000 Value
Shield Savings plans (HSA-compatible high-deductible health plans)
  • Shield SavingsSM 2000/4000*
  • Shield SavingsSM QS 2000/4000
  • Shield SavingsSM 3000/6000*
  • Shield SavingsSM QS 3000/6000
HMO plans*
  • Access+ HMO Plan 20 Value and Access+ HMO Plan 30
  • Local Access+ HMO Plan 20 Value** and Local Access+ HMO Plan 30
This is a summary. Please see the Underwriting Guidelines for complete details.
Tools to Help You Sell
The Suite Deal Plans-at-a-Glance and sales brochures make it easy for you to show your clients:
  • Highlights about the Suite Deal package
  • Side-by-side comparison of plans and benefits
  • Which Suite Deal plans offer them the features that best meet their unique needs
  • The impacts of grandfathering to each plan package
*If you are an employer located in certain California counties, whose eligible employees live or work in the Local Access+ HMO service area, you have the option of choosing the Local Access+ HMO plans or the Access+ HMO plans but not both. One HMO plan option must be selected; both options are not available to combine. The Local Access+ HMO plans have the same benefits as our Access+ HMO plans. The service area for Local Access+ HMO plans is described in the endnotes section for HMO plans.
**Underwritten by Blue Shield of California Life & Health Insurance Company.  Pending regulatory approval.
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