Nevada Carrier Partner Updates


Here’s an overview of recent updates from our carrier partners. For details on any specific update, click on the related link.

Medical and Ancillary Coverage

  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • Association Health Plan (AHP) Option: Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce members and affiliate members of the Tahoe Chamber of Commerce continue to be eligible for Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield AHP coverage. Medical, Dental, and other coverage are available to groups with 2+ enrolled (up to 50 employees).
  • Prominence Health Plan
    • 2024 BOR Process Change: Effective 1/1/24, the Broker of Record (BOR) process at Prominence will be streamlined to a three-business-day window.
    • 5500 Reporting: Prominence has updated Reporting Instructions for form 5500. That is the form used to satisfy annual reporting requirements under ERISA and IRS guidelines. Download the pdf.
    • Diabetic Medication Pre-Authorization: Beginning this month, Prominence requires a prior authorization for patients taking five diabetic medications: Mounjaro, Ozempic, Rybelsus, Trulicity, and Victoza. Patients currently taking these medications are being notified of the new requirement by Prominence. If information requested is not supplied, future prescriptions may not be covered.
    • Large Group AHP Master App Change: Prominence has updated its Large Group Application and Renewal/Change Form for Association Health Plan (AHP) business. Download your copy today. As a reminder, Prominence offers AHP coverage through its partnerships with the Clark County Bar Association (CCBA), Nevada Hotel & Lodging Association (NHLA), Nevada Landscape Association (NVLA), Washoe County Bar Association (WCBA), and Washoe County Medical Society (WCMS). Contact us for details.
    • Network Buy-Up Enhancement: A new network buy-up is coming to Prominence. With Vera Health set to exit the Northern Nevada market, Pinnacle Medical Group has announced a plan to expand its provider network and absorb the Vera practice locations in Reno and Carson City. Be sure to share the news with your clients.
  • Word & Brown Ongoing Support
    • Delivering Everything You Need: Count on your Word & Brown team to provide all of the support you need during peak season. We are here with the tech, forms, and services to help you quote, close, and earn more:
      • Simplified quoting via desktop and mobile quoting platforms – or we’ll do it for you
      • Integrated provider and Rx searches
      • Converting your new submissions utilizing the fastest approval process available to our Underwriting team
      • Carrier and Word & Brown forms and docs – 24/7
      • Quick access to enrollment kits and information downloads
If you have questions about any of these updates, please contact Mona or Ken.

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