(New Group Flyer for October-December 2008 - Dependent Life $5000-$2500)
Effective May 1, 2003, Anthem changed the policy regarding sole proprietor membership in Anthem’s professional, sole proprietor Associations. Our previous policy stated that if an employer offered an Anthem group plan, that any professional in that group would not be eligible for sole proprietor membership (i.e. they could only secure Anthem coverage through the group). Sole proprietors could only qualify for sole proprietor coverage if the sole proprietor were not eligible for group coverage, or if the group did not offer group coverage with Anthem.
Our new policy states that sole proprietor membership is for true sole proprietors. Sole proprietors will qualify for sole proprietor coverage only if they are not eligible for group coverage, or if the group does not offer group coverage with Anthem or any other carrier.
We feel as though this change will allow you the opportunity to transfer the group side of the business to Anthem, resulting in an increase in your book of business.