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February 2022 Broker Newsletter

Wednesday, February 23, 2022 | Posted in Broker News & Webinars

*Attention Anthem Brokers*

Effective today, Anthem requests that all business be written using the appointed broker's Social Security Number (SSN) or Encrypted TIN, assigned by Anthem during contracting*. This will be in place of using your Anthem broker number beginning with A00045. 

Additionally, when submitting an Anthem AOR for any line of business, please use the attached AOR form that has our General Agency information prefilled to show our agency name (The Frieden Agency) and our agency Tax ID. 

Please let us know if you have any questions regarding these changes! 

*Not sure what your Anthem Encrypted TIN is? Click here to find it. 

Optima Members Can Win $100

From January 1 through March 30, 2022, Optima members who download and sign in to their Optima mobile app will be entered to win one of nine $100 gift cards from the retailer of their choice!

The Optima app allows members to download their ID card, search for a doctor, view their HSA or HRA account, and more! Learn more here!

Anthem HSA Bank Change Effective March 31, 2022

BMO Harris will become the depository of Anthem health savings account (HSA) funds on March 31, 2022. BMO Harris will handle all movement of money to and from employees’ HSAs, including contributions to, and payments from, those accounts.

Anthem Employers will need to update banking filters before March 31. In November, Anthem sent information to employers through DocuSign outlining what they need to do based on their HSA funding method.

Click here to learn more!


The information herein should not be construed as legal or tax advice in any way. This content is provided for informational purposes only. You should seek the advice of your attorney or tax consultant for additional or specific information.