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Anthem Small Business insurance to offer new benefits

We just got this in today from Anthem regarding their small business coverage:

The following benefit changes have gone into effect based on the new federal health care reform provisions effective on or after September 23, 2010. This is regardless of whether the plan is or is not “grandfathered”:

Dependents are eligible to retain or enroll in coverage under their parent’s plan until they turn 26.

We removed some yearly dollar limits on certain plans:

*Durable medical equipment
*Smoking cessation program
*Removed annual maximum on physical exam benefit
*Removed limitations on office visits, diagnostic X-rays and labs for Elements Hospital Plus and Elements Hospital Preferred plans only
*We removed limitations on office visits, diagnostic X-rays and labs for Elements Hospital Plus and Elements Hospital Preferred plans only
*We removed the $5 million lifetime maximum from PPO plans.
*We removed pre-existing exclusions for members younger than 19 from plans in which such exclusions existed.
*In-network preventive care is now covered at 100% on all plans.

We will continue to update this blog as more information comes in -Mike



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