Summer FILCO Industry News

Summer FILCO Industry News

Summer 2018

Executive Note

Wow, what a crazy summer this has been so far! The Trump Administration’s expansion of the Association plan and the impact of high risk adjustment suspension upon the States to determine how it will effect rate fillings for 2019, has left the carriers scrambling to predict how this will impact our industry. There will be a lot of information and possible changes that will be disseminated in the coming weeks, so please look for instant alerts on all of our FILCO social media outlets for the latest news. We want to ensure a successful end of 2018 and launch into 2019 for all of our FILCO Brokers by providing all of you with the cutting-edge industry news, events and industry plan offerings.

Carrier Highlights

Save The Date:
2019 Broker Seminars to review new plans, rates underwriting plus much more.
  • Sept 13: Long Island, Uniondale Marriott 8:30am - 10am
  • Sept 20: NYC, Kimpton Hotel Eventi 12:00pm - 2:00pm
  • Sept 25: Westchester, Ritz Carlton Westchester 8:30am - 10am

Empire BCBS
Please note an agreement was reached and South Nassau Hospital will remain in network with Empire.


Stay up to date with FILCO Blog and Calendar

Please note that the FILCO offices will be closing at 11am on Friday July 27th for FILCO company event. Stay up to date with carrier deadlines and events, click on
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A Message from our PEO Manager

Double the pleasure!! TriNet is offering an opportunity for our Brokers to get
paid TWICE
! For any NY groups under 100 that are currently enrolled with AETNA and opt to enroll with TriNet,
will pay the Broker 15% on the admin fee AND $26 PEPM! (Note: the group must be currently enrolled with AETNA in NY at the time of quoting and not already enrolled with another PEO to qualify)
Prestige values our Brokers
and is awarding EXTRA money for 3rd Quarter enrollments! Please see the
attached bonus program
for more details.
PEO Sales Manager Colleen Visconti is always available to answer at 732-704-5079 or with any questions and/or opportunities.

Senior Care Update

Did you know as of July 1, 2018 Empire BCBS is back in the Medicare supplement market, offering competitive rates in New York. Members will have the ability to utilize silver sneakers and get a monthly discount by setting up bank draft.

Specialty Update

Mutual of Omaha Products and Employer Navigator Opportunity
Let Mutual of Omaha pay for your Employee Navigator at initial open enrollment
  • Purchase one line of coverage from the MOO portfolio (Dental, Vision, Life, Voluntary) and the cost of Employer Navigator is paid by MOO- This can include your medical plan.
  • We build out all employee data into the site…and we do it in 3-5 business days (additional time needed if adding medical)
  • Voluntary Life is a viable option- On average, it only costs $3 per pay period for 50K in coverage
  • Recent enrollment success - 49% voluntary life participation - Flat 15% of 10K revenue for sub-producer
Please click here for the
Mutual of Omaha Newsletter
and more Summer Insights