Lowest Cost Silver Plan in Southern California

IEHP offers the lowest cost Silver Plan in southern California 

A health care plan you can trust and love.

For 27 years, IEHP has been serving the health care needs for more than 1.6 million residents of San Bernardino and Riverside counties. We are proud to expand our services and offer the lowest cost Silver plan health coverage option in the IE region’s through Covered CA, effective January 2024.

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Why global telemedicine is now an essential benefit

By Don Van Scyoc

When it comes to travel medical insurance, the focus is often on major services not covered by domestic insurance. By “major” services I mean things like medical evacuation, emergency surgery and extended hospitalization — complicated services that require a lot of coordination and care and cost a lot of money. People envision injuries sustained by travel related activities like snorkeling, hiking or driving cars or scooters on unfamiliar roads. The fear of these worst-case scenarios coming true is often what drives people to purchase an international healthcare plan.

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How to Foster a Trusted Advisor Relationship

Broker exemplifies best strategies

By Phil Calhoun

This case study is a real example; names have been altered for privacy.

Nicole works for an agency in California where she began her insurance career two years ago working with the agency’s Individual and Family Plan (IFP) book of business. Nicole handled IFP enrollment and service work so well with excellent retention rates and new business growth that her agency transitioned her to focus on Medicare as a promotion.

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The Benefits and Risks of Level Funding for Small Employers

Eight tips for brokers

By Nancy Giacolone

Level funding is an increasingly popular option for small employers looking to provide health insurance benefits to their employees. It combines the advantages of self-funding with the stability of traditional fully insured plans. This article explores the risks and benefits associated with level funding for small employers, helping agents advise their business clients to make informed decisions about their health insurance options. Knowing how to guide your clients can really build rapport.

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Making Benefits Work for Working Women

By Lisa Wolf

As many employers settle into a new norm of post-covid, dynamic work models, the good news is that women are making a strong return to the workforce. The number of women at work was recently reported at 77.8 million – higher than pre-pandemic levels for the first time.

That’s a positive sign for companies who not so long ago faced somewhat daunting predictions of what the National Library of Medicine has termed a “she-cession.” Yet women still face significant personal and professional challenges that add to the pressures at home and hinder their success at work. Here are three reasons why many continue to struggle:

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Five Ways to Use Short Stories to Attract Ideal Clients

By Bill Cates

How many times have you heard that using short stories in the client acquisition process is an effective strategy? Probably a lot. So, are you using stories? Have you developed a small inventory that you can apply to the right situation? Here’s more information to help you get started.

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December 2023    

  • Dec 14 @10AM, CMS 2024 Proposed Rule – Agent Commissions Webinar, Register 
  • Dec 14 @11:30 AM – 2:00 PM, CAHIP-IE, DEC. HOLIDAY EVENT & CHARITY FUNDRAISER, Register 
  • Dec 14@ 4-7 PM, CAHIP-Golden Gate, Jingle and Mingle Holiday party, Register 
  • Dec 14 @5-7 PM, WIFS-LA & NAIFA-LA, Celebrate 2023 & Welcome 2024 Holiday Happy Hour, Register  
  • Dec 14 @6-9 PM, CAHIP-LA, “I’m Dreaming of a CAHIP-LA Holiday Party,” The Village , 12345 Ventura Blvd. Studio City, CA 91604, Register  


  • Jan 16, Virtual Medicare CAHIP, Register 
  • Jan 18, 9-11AM, CAHIP-GG, Legislative Update, Register 


  • Feb 01 @10-11AM, Charting the Course: An Overview of 2024’s Legislative Landscape, EXCLUSIVE CAHIP MEMBERS ONLY VIRTUAL EVENT, Register

2024 Conferences 

  • Jan. 22, CAHIP Innovation Expo @Sheraton Universal, LA, Register 
  • Feb 13 @8:00 AM – 3:00 PM, CAHIP-OC, Annual Sales Symposium, Register  
  • Feb 25-29, 2024 NABIP Capitol Conference, Washington DC, Register  
  • March 25-27, Ellevate Women’s Leadership Summit 2024 @ JW Marriott Las Vegas. Register  
  • May 6-8, CAHIP Capital Summit @ Kimpton Sawyer Hotel, Sacramento, Register  
  • June 23-26, Society for Human Resources Management SHRM24 Annual Conference and Expo @ Chicago, Register