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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.

Blue Shield of California Offers Small Business Bonus

Blue Shield of California’s 2022-2023 Small Business Incentive Program offers you the opportunity to earn more when enrolling members in Blue Shield products. There are no complicated tiers or required calculations.

Facebook/Meta Ad Targeting Updates

Earlier this year, Facebook/Meta announced it will remove Detailed Targeting options that relate to topics some users might view as sensitive. Here is a list of potential targeting options that may no longer be available.

California Extends Workplace Pandemic Rules

In spite of improved COVID-19 numbers in California (as compared to earlier in 2022), the state’s Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board extended the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS), which were set to expire on May 6.

Congress Considering $2 Billion Cut to COVID-19 Funds

After failing to negotiate a bipartisan deal with Congress for additional COVID-19 vaccines, testing, and aid, the White House and Congress are now considering a reallocation of funds previously authorized.

Fixing the ACA’s Family Glitch

There’s renewed attention on fixing the “family glitch” for employees seeking affordable coverage for a spouse and/or dependents through a state exchange. Find out about the controversial White House “fix” being advocated.

DeltaVision: The perfect package for Dental and Vision

Delta Dental and VSP® have partnered to bring DeltaVision® to Small Business Program brokers.

Small Businesses Owe Billions in Unforgiven PPP Loans

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), launched as part of the federal government’s Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to aid to small businesses coping with the impact of COVID-19, ended on May 31, 2021. Read more about it here.