Starting June 2, 2021, Google updated their Healthcare and Medicines Policy requiring health insurance advertisers to obtain a G2 Health Insurance Provider certification before they can proceed to advertise on any Google Ads Platform in the United States. Government advertisers are exempt from certification.
Beginning June 2, 2021, Google will require all health insurance advertisers in the United States to obtain a preliminary certification via G2 in order to gain permission to advertise on the Google Ads platform. Government agencies and advertisers are exempt and not required to obtain certification.
Starting May 3, 2021, advertisers can submit an application on the G2 website. The fee schedule for processing and monitoring your application can be found here.
This update will require health insurance advertisers to do three things:
- Identify themselves with G2 as a health insurance provider
- Certify to G2 that they are licensed and lawfully operating as a health insurance provider in each respective state and territory where they intend to solicit business.
- Confirm their registration with the U.S. government if they promote and sell Affordable Care Act compliant plans.
Once G2 certification is obtained, the advertising party must also obtain Google Certification before proceeding with their advertising.
Violations of this policy will not lead to immediate account suspension without warning; however, this may occur after multiple violations.
Google’s Healthcare and Medicines Ad Policy can be read here in its entirety.
As the digital landscape evolves, Google and other platforms are making changes to their policy to keep up with the ever-changing marketplace. You must keep up with these changes to remain competitive and relevant to your customers.
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