January Industry News 2019

February 15th, 2019


FILCO Industry News

January 2019

Executive Note

FILCO Brokers,
As the New Year just kicked off, we want to thank our loyal brokers for your business and contributing to a very successful 2018. We are truly excited for 2019, as being part of the BenefitMall team will bring more resources, tools and an expanded sales and service team to our brokers. Your success remains our primary focus so keep on eye on our communication channels for announcements and new tools coming your way in 2019.

Updated January 1, 2019 DEADLINES

There is still time to submit your 1/1/2019 cases with these carriers who have extended their January 1, 2019 deadlines!
Horizon BC/BS
: Tuesday January 8th, 2019
: Monday January 7th, 2019
(NY only): Monday January 7th, 2019
: Thursday January 3rd, 2019

Carrier Industry News

Please note changes to Oxford UnitedHealthcare
NJ 2019 Small Group portfolio
Oscar NJ:
Oscar is offering a special one time bonus for new groups enrolled in NJ service area during first Quarter 2019.
Click here for additional information
Upcoming Broker Events:
CE Course (2 CE credits NJ), January 10, 2019

A Message from our PEO Manager

We have JUST been notified that TriNet is closing the doors on the SOLE prop program/single entity business as of January 31, 2019!! As of 2/1 enrollment (and going forward), groups must have a minimum of 2 FT employees on payroll. One can waive benefits, and one can enroll. Yes, that means if a husband and wife are both on the payroll, they can enroll as a couple if they wish and would qualify. (Anyone that has been approved/enrolled as of now can remain in the program until next year's renewal as long as they remain in good standing).
For those of you that may be looking to get a sole prop client (groups of 1) in soon, here's the requirements. (read carefully)
1.All signed contracts are due back by Jan 8th.
2.Must begin payroll by Jan 16th and enroll into benefits.
3.Benefits are technically FREE for the last two weeks of January since they will be billed as of 2/1.
4.I have the
census attached for those that need to obtain a quote. Please ask your client to be sure to add their FEIN# (SS# are not accepted) and complete the
census tab. Please ask them to complete the company profile tab as well as the census info and return to me for a quote.
PEO Sales Manager Colleen Visconti is always available at 
732-704-5079 or cvisconti@filco.net to answer any questions and/or opportunities.

Senior Care Update

Attention Medicare Supplement Producers:
Exciting news from Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield of NY. Their new
bonus incentive program will allow you to earn extra $$ for writing Medicare Supplement plans in the
next three months. A bonus for you and your clients as their 2019 rates are lower than the biggest competitor in our area and all members receive a free gym membership through Silver Sneakers. Be on the leading edge of the Medicare Supplement market and contact your FILCO Representative to get started. 
Empire does not require any certification testing to sell Medicare Supplement.
Click here for
details, we look forward to hearing from you!
Contact our Medicare Department and get certified!
Not interested in getting certified, we have a referral program, speak to a FILCO Senior Care Team member for more info.

"New Year - A new chapter, new verse, or just the same old story? Ultimately we write it. The choice is ours."
Alex Morritt

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