CaliforniaChoice Adds Plans, New Savings Program, and Bonus for 2018

CaliforniaChoice has made some exciting product portfolio changes, added a new wellness savings program for existing and new members, and introduced the BIG Broker Bonus for 2018.

Effective January 1, 2018, CaliforniaChoice now offers the same market rates and benefits parity with plans offered directly by Kaiser Permanente. That means there’s no wrong door when your clients want Kaiser Permanente; their rates and benefits will be the same whether you go direct or through CaliforniaChoice.

CaliforniaChoice has made other portfolio changes for 2018, too:

  • Updated PPO options (with richer benefits) from Anthem Blue Cross
  • Three new plans and access to the Community Care Network through Health Net
  • Multiple plan options from Sharp Health Plan for your San Diego groups
  • New coverage in Contra Costa County from Sutter Health Plus
  • 10+ plans – in all four metal tiers – from UnitedHealthcare
  • Western Health Advantage members now have access to Canopy Health

A 2018 addition to the no-cost CaliforniaChoice Business Solutions Suite is the Member Value Program, which offers savings of up to 40% on fitness trackers, gear for yoga, Pilates, BOSU, and more, plus books, videos, vitamins, juicers, cookbooks, strollers, baby monitors, and other lifestyle products and services.

Of course, what may interest you the most is the Q1 2018 BIG Broker Bonus. For new groups effective through March 1, 2018, you will earn a $50 bonus for every enrolled employee on groups of five or more. That can really add up, as shown below.

CaliforniaChoice Q1 2018 BIG Broker Bonus
Group Size Bonus
5 employees $250
10 employees $500
25 employees $1,250
50 employees $2,500
75 employees $3,750
100 employees $5,000


Bonus is payable for new groups with a January, February, and March 2018 effective date. Group must have at least five employees enrolled in Medical and must stay active with CaliforniaChoice for at least one year. The maximum one-time payout is $5,000 per group. Business written through a partnering GA also qualifies.

Don’t forget CaliforniaChoice offers an API interface, so you can start your CaliforniaChoice online enrollment with just a click of a button. It quickly transfers information from WBQuote into the CaliforniaChoice platform – reducing data re-entry and streamlining the entire enrollment process.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact your Word & Brown representative.


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