Quality Connection
News and Updates for Brokers
May 14, 2020
New, Lower Rates Effective July 1
Good news! We’re happy to announce that our small group metallic plan rates have been revised (downward!) effective 7/1. To access the lower rates, use our online quoting tool, QuicQuote , to run client proposals. Or call your sales representative for more information.
Network Change Update
As we reported in March, QualChoice will soon begin using Centene’s Arkansas provider network. Because of COVID-19, there have been some delays in this transition, but the change is expected to become effective sometime this summer.
Most QualChoice providers are in the new network, so there should be little disruption. We will notify members, brokers and providers of the exact effective date when it is determined. We will also notify any members whose providers are not in the new network, and suggest possible alternates. 

Members will receive new QualChoice ID cards, but there will be no other changes to QualChoice operations. 
COVID-19 and the Workplace 
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) was designed to help combat and defeat COVID-19 by reimbursing American private employers that have fewer than 500 employees with tax credits for the cost of providing employees with paid leave taken for specified reasons related to COVID-19. This ensures that workers are not forced to choose between their paychecks and the public health measures needed to combat the virus, while at the same time reimbursing businesses. Learn more:
COVID-19 Information Center Reminder
For the most current information on our COVID-19 coverage and related benefit changes, visit our COVID-19 Information Center .
Community Support
QualChoice is providing critical supplies and community support during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read the press release here .
Thanking the Front-Line Workers
A new QualChoice 30-second TV spot thanking our healthcare and other front-line workers battling COVID-19 has been running locally on CNN, ESPN, Fox News, History and MSNBC. View the video at QualChoice.com.
Updated Forms
In the Community
Make sure you are using current QualChoice forms, please download from the Broker Forms page at QualChoice.com each time you need to use one.
QualChoice is proud to have been a sponsor for the 2020 Virtual Central Arkansas Heart Walk . We're happy to support this important organization.
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