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Q4 is here! Check out our underwriting highlights, carrier resources, and other assets designed to help you during this peak season!

Keeping you Comfy During Q4

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Enrollment Kits

Select your state, then choose your carrier to get the latest enrollment kits.

Carrier Tips & Updates

Promotions and updates from our carrier partners. Check back often for the latest underwriting info for those tricky groups.

Last Update: August 12, 2021

Current Turnaround Times

During Q4, the turnaround of cases by our Underwriting pros is typically longer than our usual 24-hours; during peak season, 1-2 days may be required, depending on the group size and the carrier. Below are some of the current turnaround times for our carrier partners. If you don’t see a carrier listed, please contact your Word & Brown sales rep.

  • Aetna – 3 days
  • Anthem Blue Cross – 1 day
  • Blue Shield of California – 1 day
  • CaliforniaChoice – 2 days
  • ChoiceBuilder – 3.5 days
  • Health Net – 2 days
  • Kaiser Permanente – 1.5 days
  • UnitedHealthcare – 1.5 days

Top Q4 Docs

A collection of our top Q4 docs, updated often.

Wind down with q4 brokers jams volume 2: Smooth Grooves

Updates for 2021 are available on Spotify. Listen to some of the best tunes we picked for your listening pleasure this Q4.

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CUSTOM BROKER RESOURCES

Our collection of broker resources includes customizable marketing material and forms. Easily enter your name and contact information and offer more to your clients.

How Does Your Broker Compare?
"How Does Your Broker Compare?" Checklist (PDF)

Show potential clients what they could be missing out on by customizing this checklist for you and your services.

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EASE PRO STARTER FLYER
Ease Pro Starter Flyer (PDF)

Share the benefits of the affordable Ease benefits management solution with your clients; introduce them to Pro Starter.

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Proposal Request Form
Proposal Request Form (PDF)

Request proposals from clients with our easy-to-use form. Available for California and Nevada, for Small and Large Group.

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Census Template (EXCEL)

Download our latest state-specific census, which can be imported into WBQuote for more efficient quoting. Available for California and Nevada, for Small and Large Group.

Adobe Acrobat Reader is recommended for filling PDF forms and customizing PDF documents. Get Acrobat Reader.

TOOLS + TECH TO SUPPORT YOU

Our industry-leading technology and innovative tools can simplify quoting, enrollment, and provider search for you – and make things easier for your clients and their employees. Check them out below.

Integrated Provider Search Tool

Ensure clients get their preferred medical groups, doctors, and hospitals with our Integrated Provider Search tool. It saves you time upfront and on the back end – making your proposal more complete for your clients.

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mobile quoting
Comparison Quoting

Get side-by-side plan comparisons showing current, renewal, and recommended alternatives. Built-in safeguards prevent errors and make it clear when a deductible applies. Plus, we offer 100% accurate quoting for Small Groups.

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Mobile-Friendly Quoting

WBQuote Lite is a lighter version of WBQuote and perfect for quoting on the go or making on-the-fly changes with clients, like census updates.

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Online Enrollment

API integration makes it easy for you to go from quote to online enrollment with just one click. Partners like Ease offer your clients a better way to manage employee benefits online.

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Manage Your Business with the WBBroker App

WBBroker combines guaranteed-accurate quoting, medical provider searches, and real-time underwriting updates to help you better manage your business.

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Large Group Expertise

We’ll help you get into – and conquer – the Large Group market. We offer the carriers clients want, a simplified RFP process, customized presentations, value-added extras, and presentation assistance to close the deal.

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IFP EXPERTISE

We have the in-house expertise you need to expand your Individual & Family Plan (IFP) sales, whether you have questions about Health Insurance, Qualifying Life Events, Medicare Supplements, or anything else.

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Compliance Resource Center

We’ll help you stay up to date on health care reform with our Compliance Resource Center, where you’ll find tools to help clients understand their options to make the right decisions.

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Q4 buzz

See what all the buzz is about this Q4. Catch the latest news and updates from the carriers and us throughout Q4.


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@WordAndBrownGA  ● Sep 17

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@WordAndBrownGA  ● Sep 17

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@WordAndBrownGA  ● Sep 16

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@WordAndBrownGA  ● Sep 15

We want to give a shout out to our awesome WBCompliance team (Director of Education & Market Development Paul Rober… t.co/MVrBIk6haa

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@WordAndBrownGA  ● Sep 15

As members of our best-in-class Underwriting team, Lucy Loo and Heidi Lazar are helping you breeze through the enro… t.co/8lXDbCELuO

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@WordAndBrownGA  ● Sep 14

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@WordAndBrownGA  ● Sep 13

We might be biased, but we think our Underwriting Team is the best around! They recently enjoyed some time together… t.co/862hjC0n2h

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@WordAndBrownGA  ● Sep 10

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@WordAndBrownGA  ● Sep 08

Scooter, RVP Matt Leslie, and the rest of the NorCal team are available to assist you with client presentations, gr… t.co/9JRovWrAyp

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@WordAndBrownGA  ● Sep 08

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    Make this Q4 as Delicious as the Last!

    The Word & Brown cookbook is available for download again. Made a recipe? Tag us on social and include #q4cookbook in your post to show us — and the world — what you made.

    Cookbook