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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.

Get the Latest Affordability Calculator

Word & Brown makes it easy to to calculate your groups’ size or determine whether the coverage available to each of your clients’ employees is affordable.

Five Marketing Tips for Insurance Brokers

Five ways insurance brokers can increase sales.

Underwriting Tougher Cases Not As Challenging As You May Think

The Word & Brown General Agency has its own Group Health Underwriters who can help you with some of your unusual or tougher-to-write cases and groups.

A.B. 5: Major Change to California Employment Law: Contractors vs. W-2 Employees

A new California law, Assembly Bill 5, is in effect for 2020. It significantly affects employers that hire and classify California employees as “1099”/independent contractors.

Participation Guide for Vision Coverage

Carrier guidelines for Vision coverage.

Participation Guide for Dental

Summarizes carrier guidelines for Dental coverage.

Get to Know Account Management

Word & Brown’s Account Management structure means we’ll be able to provide you – and those you serve – with the best service.