Quality Connection
News and Updates for Brokers
November 12, 2020
Oops! This is a do-over of the newsletter you received earlier. It included incorrect Thanksgiving holiday dates. Our apologies!
Chris O’Dwyer to Lead Sales Team
We’re pleased to inform you that Chris O'Dwyer will join QualChoice as Director of Sales, starting November 23. Chris will lead sales activities for all lines of business. He has most recently served as New Business Manager for the CIGNA under 500 market in Arkansas and has a long history in health insurance in our state. Chris looks forward to visiting with all QualChoice brokers and agencies in the near future!
MediQ65©Low Rates
MediQ65 rates for those who turned 65 on or after January 1, 2020 are currently lower than Blue Cross Blue Shield in many Arkansas counties.
Small Group Quotes Reminder
The broker quoting tool at QualChoice.com is ready to quote small group plans with January 1, 2021 effective dates. 
Tips for Choosing a Health Plan
Whether your client is choosing a plan for the first time, or during their employer’s open enrollment period, it can be confusing. Share these guidelines to help customers in making the decision.
Flu Shots—Even More Important
Flu season is here and cases of COVID-19 are still rising! Encourage clients to get the flu vaccine now to protect against flu and reduce the burden on the healthcare system. QualChoice members can get the vaccine at no out-of-pocket cost from any in-network doctor or at a pharmacy. Members can learn more and find a vaccine provider here.
Happy Thanksgiving!
Our offices will be closed on Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27 so our employees may spend time with their families. We're thankful for you, our valued broker partners, and we wish you and yours a peaceful holiday!
Updated Forms

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.
In the Media

QualChoice Medical Director Dr. Lubna Maruf shared guidance for sick days in a recent Soiree article: Sick Days 101: What to Do When You’re Under the Weather
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