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Cannabis Industry Carrier Acceptance (Small Group)

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Aetna

Yes

Group needs to meet all eligibility and participation requirements

Due to the nature of business, personal checks are acceptable in lieu of business check

Cashier’s checks with PSUID and payment support documentation would also be acceptable in lieu of
business check

 

Anthem BlueCross

Yes

Group needs to meet all eligibility and participation requirements

Life and Disability products must be sold alongside Medical to qualify

Due to the nature of business, personal checks or cashier’s checks are acceptable in lieu of business check

 

Blue Shield of California

Yes

Group needs to meet all eligibility and participation requirements

Due to the nature of business cashier’s check or money orders are acceptable in lieu of business check

 

CaliforniaChoice

Yes

Group needs to meet all eligibility and participation requirements

Group’s business license from the city in which they operate is acceptable in lieu of business check
requirement

Due to the nature of business, premium checks can be paid from any account

Cashier’s checks are also acceptable in lieu of business check

 

ChoiceBuilder

Yes

Group needs to meet all eligibility and participation requirements

Must present an eligible SIC code

Due to the nature of business, personal checks or cashier’s checks are acceptable in lieu of business check

 

Delta Dental

Yes

Group needs to meet all eligibility and participation requirements

Must present an eligible SIC code

Due to the nature of business, personal checks or cashier’s checks are acceptable in lieu of business check
with a letter of explanation

 

Guardian

No

Guardian will not write a Cannabis Industry

 

Health Net

Yes

Group needs to meet all eligibility and participation requirements

Due to the nature of business, personal checks specifically from the owner’s checking account is acceptable
in lieu of business check

 

Kaiser Permanente

Yes

Group needs to meet all eligibility and participation requirements

Due to the nature of business, personal checks are acceptable in lieu of business check

 

MetLife

No

MetLife will not write a Cannabis Industry

 

Nippon Life Benefits

No

Nippon Life Benefits will not write a Cannabis Industry

 

Principal

No

Principal will not write a Cannabis Industry

 

UnitedHealthcare

Yes

Group needs to meet all eligibility and participation requirements

Due to the nature of business, personal checks specifically from the owner’s checking account is acceptable
in lieu of business check


Unum

No

Unum will not write a Cannabis Industry

Cannabis Industry Carrier Acceptance

This guide has been created as a quick reference and does not replace the full underwriting guidelines published by each carrier
Please refer to the carrier guidelines for additional information


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