We’ve kicked off Open Enrollment season for Freelancers with dramatic reductions to dependent costs. Premium amounts payable to Anthem increased by approximately 14.5% in 2016, but we’re not passing the full increase along to our freelancers with dependents. Our new monthly freelancer dependent cost structure will be $250 for the first dependent (whether that be a spouse or a child) and an additional $100 per dependent after that. So, for example, if someone has a spouse and a child, the cost to the freelancer would only be $350, rather than the full amount due to Anthem of $1,064.04 for family coverage (reflects the 16.24% increase effective in 2016).
We hope that you’ll continue to be part of PHBP, and look forward to another healthy year with you!”