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A Deep Dive into California “Single Payer”

California's most-recent attempt to pass "single payer" legislation in California failed, for the sixth time, in January 2022. Learn about California's recent AB 1400 proposal, and take a deeper dive into "single payer" methodology for Californians and the country.

Anthem Offering September Small Group Incentive

Anthem Blue Cross is offering Small Group brokers in California the opportunity to earn a commission incentive on new groups with five or more enrolled employees.

Software for Health Insurance Brokers

Looking for software specifically geared towards health insurance brokers? Read this article to find out our list of tools to help serve your customers.

John Word and Jessica Word Honored at 2022 NAHU Convention

Word & Brown General Agency co-founder John M. Word III and CEO Jessica Word were among the honorees during the National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU) 2022 National Convention, June 25-28, 2022, in Austin, Texas.

Large Group Carrier Spotlight: UnitedHealthcare

UnitedHealthcare (UHC), a part of the UnitedHealth Group, is a national health care leader. It ranks among the top five health insurance companies in America based on membership. If you’re shopping for Large Group coverage for your clients, you’ll want to be sure UHC is included.

Federal Transparency in Coverage (TiC) Requirements: Public Rate Disclosures, Online Self-Service Tool

Regulators will soon begin enforcing stringent “Transparency in Coverage” (TiC) rules for health plans, beginning on July 1, 2022. Learn what these changes mean for employers and their health plans, and how TiC interacts with other similar changes within the federal No Surprises Act.

Tech Team Updates for June 2022

Our June Tech Team Updates offer more news you can use concerning Ease, the online enrollment platform for health insurance brokers working in the 2-250 employee marketplace.

New Aetna Contract Offers You Big Opportunities

Word & Brown’s new Large Group contract with Aetna gives you more reasons to write your Large Groups with us, beyond our consultative and strategic approach.