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Because the insurance industry is evolving, and rules and regulations change, we help you stay up-to-date by sending carrier, product, and other updates regularly via emails and e-newsletters, post updates in our online Newsroom, and post on social media. Check out the latest news below.

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What to Do with Medical Loss Ratio (MLR) Rebate Checks and Pandemic Rebates from Carriers

Many employers are beginning to receive Medical Loss Ratio (MLR) rebate checks from carriers for calendar year 2019, which are due by September 30, 2020. Some employers may also be receiving premium rebates because of COVID-19. Here's what you need to know.

Q4 Cookbook

Peak season is a busy time for Word & Brown brokers. Because we know you may be facing increasing demands on your time, we’ve developed an Essential Q4 Cookbook with short and simple recipes to power you through Q4. Click to view and download.

Small Group Annual Special Open Enrollment Window: Nov. 15 – Dec. 15

The ACA guarantees small employers an annual opportunity (11/15-12/15) to enroll in medical without having to meet standard employee participation and/or contribution requirements.

California’s New Employer Retirement Plan Mandate: CalSavers

A new California law requires employers that do not already sponsor an employee-retirement plan to participate in a state-run retirement program called CalSavers.

Reminder: Small and Large Group Sales Support with Kaiser Permanente

High quality care and unparalleled support enable you to write more business.

Nevada Carrier Partner Updates

Here’s an overview of recent updates from our carrier partners. For details on any specific update, click on the related link.

AHP Coverage for 10 Trade Groups

Your clients in Clark, Douglas, Lyon, Nye, Storey, and Washoe counties as well as Carson City may now be eligible for Association Health Plan (AHP) coverage from Prominence Health Plan. Plus, you can earn 6% commission.

California Carrier Partner Updates

Here’s an overview of recent updates from our carrier partners. For details on any specific update, click on the related link.