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Here you will find the latest alerts to keep you informed.

 

Important update for grandfathered plans Important update for grandfathered plans

March 27, 2019, Effective immediately, we are now accepting special enrollment applications for your IFP clients with non-calendar year grandfathered health plans.




Member Resource Guide - Brokers Client onboarding

March 26, 2019 — We make it easy for you and your clients, both new and returning, to understand their Sharp Health Plan benefits, and get the most out of their plan. Read or download our 2019 Member Resource Guide, the New Member Resource Kit, and more.

your clients' IRS 1095 tax forms Your clients' IRS 1095 tax forms

February 4, 2019, Tax season is here. That means your clients will soon receive their 1095 tax forms in the mail. Make sure you can help them understand what to do and who to contact with questions.




Covered CA Janauary extension New 2019 open enrollment dates

January 15, 2019, The Covered California enrollment deadline has been extended. Individual applications will be accepted through Friday, January 18, 2019 for a February 1, 2019 effective date. Get a quote for your client or help them apply online.



IFP proof of residency IFP proof of residency requirement

January 2, 2019, Our IFP underwriting guidelines now require verification of residency for new member applications and account changes that add new members to an existing policy. Get the details to make sure your clients’ applications process smoothly.



cervical health awareness5 things to know about cervical health

January 2019, Cervical cancer doesn’t always show symptoms. Make sure your clients know what to do if they are worried about their cervical health. Understanding and using preventive care benefits like screenings and vaccination are key to prevention.


Flu preventionStay healthy during flu season

December 2018, Nearly 350 flu-related deaths took place in San Diego County this past flu season, according to the Health and Human Services Agency. Make sure your clients have the know-how and resources to protect themselves against infection.



SHP-Broker-Nov-News-290x190Raise awareness this month on diabetes

November 2, 2018, Prediabetes affects 84 million Americans, but only 10 percent of them know they have it. If you or your clients have prediabetes, resources are available. Find out how to help prevent or delay Type 2 diabetes and other serious health issues.


SHP-Broker-OE-News-290x190Quick tips and resources for individual and family plan open enrollment

October 11, 2018, It is open enrollment season. We’d like to thank you for your continued partnership, and share some helpful tips and resources.


Suicide prevention awareness

Raise awareness this month on breast cancer

October 1, 2018, Breast cancer is the most common cancer for women in the U.S. besides skin cancer. This National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, make sure your clients know the signs and how to work with their health care providers to get the right screenings. 


Suicide prevention awareness

Raise awareness this month on suicide prevention

September 7, 2018, One in five American adults experience a mental illness in a given year. This means your clients probably know someone who is struggling, right now. Consider sharing this with your clients to learn the signs of suicide and reach out, and or seek help.


Immunization awareness

Raise awareness this month on immunizations

August 6, 2018, Over 10 million cases of infectious illness are prevented in the U.S. every year due to childhood vaccinations. But for adults, some vaccines can wear off, making us vulnerable to illness. Make sure your clients know how they can build their immunity.


Hepatitis awareness

Raise awareness this month on hepatitis

July 23, 2018, Nearly 5 million Americans may be infected with hepatitis B or C, but most don’t know it. This means they can unknowingly spread the disease to others. Share this information with your clients to help them find out their status.


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Speed up enrollment processing

July 16, 2018, Using our updated benefit plan names will help ensure quicker turn-around times in processing enrollment requests. Find out where you can get our new, easy-to-use crosswalk that has all the plan name changes.




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Enhancements to Customer Care lines

July 11, 2018, We want to ensure that your member clients get the information they need, when they need it. Customer Care’s new enhancements are designed to increase access to self-service tools over the phone, and help decrease call wait times.


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Thank you for your partnership

July 9, 2018, We are nearing the close of FY2018, and we wanted to reflect on the continued growth we’ve experienced at Sharp Health Plan. Without a doubt, your contributions have enhanced our success this past year. Thank you for your continued partnership in making that possible.


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What goes into being the highest member-rated health plan?

July 3, 2018, Sharp Health Plan’s high level of integration with the Sharp HealthCare delivery system is key to providing your clients with high-quality coverage and nationally recognized care. Get the full story.



Sharp Memorial Hospital

Recent Sharp awards

June 21, 2018, In the latest safety report from the Leapfrog Group, two Sharp hospitals were the only facilities in San Diego to earn A grades. Find out how Sharp HealthCare and Sharp Health Plan continue to be recognized for high-quality care, for your clients and prospects.


Man stretching

Raise awareness on men's health

June 1, 2018, National Men’s Health Week is June 11-17. Your clients may be interested to learn hands-on steps to help them avoid preventable health problems down the road. Feel free to share this article, with a reminder to schedule their next preventive care visit.



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Raise awareness on melanoma

May 1, 2018, Anyone can get skin cancer. But the good news is that it’s preventable — it can almost always be cured when it’s found and treated early. Make sure your clients know how they may lower their risk and check for potential signs of melanoma.