Based on the plans being offered by Anthem in 2014, it appears that Elements Hospital Plus and Elements Hospital Preferred Plans will not be offered.
If you haven't already done an early renewal with Anthem for your clients with anniversary dates of January through September, you may want to renew so you can extend your clients' Elements Plans throughout most of 2014 and they can continue to enjoy the savings from Basic Plus.
Anthem is making an Advanced renewal option available to small group employers in advance of upcoming health care reform mandates effective January 1, 2014. This option allows employers to modify their current renewal cycle, moving their renewal from the month of their Original Effective Date (OED) to December 1, 2013.
Any small group that covers 2-49 employees is eligible. Requests for advanced renewal must be received by November 15, 2013.
Feel free to call me at 707-525-4370 with any questions.