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Medicare Offerings

It’s December 8th. Congratulations for officially making it through the 2021 AEP! On behalf of the Medicare Offerings Department and the entire URL Family, we thank you for your business. As we close out the AEP, please take note of a few reminders: 

Medicare Connections Newsletter
After today, the newsletter will be changed from bi-weekly to a monthly newsletter. If there are any major notices from our carrier partners, we will send them out as individual announcements.

What’s next?
The Medicare Open Enrollment Period starts on January 1st and ends on March 31st. Please refer to our Medicare Marketing Guideline Changes guide to find out what you are permitted to do during this time. 

Scope of Appointment Reminder

A friendly reminder that the Scope of Appointment (SOA) must be completed in its entirety prior to discussing MA/MAPD or PDP benefits with a beneficiary. Read more.  


Our Medicare Advantage enrollment platform, MedicareNow!, enables you and your clients to enter and save medication lists, as well as update lists anytime to see how adding and deleting prescriptions will affect them financially—without sharing any confidential usernames and passwords. Read more.  

CMS Newsroom 

News updates from The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Read more.

CMS May Let Private Groups Run Part of Traditional Medicare

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), has announced a two-part test for a new Geographic Direct Contracting Model. CMS said the Geo program will let private organizations, or “direct contracting entities,” administer traditional Medicare coverage for some enrollees. CMS wants the first direct contracting entities to begin testing the Geo approach in somewhere between four and 10 communities from Jan. 1, 2022, through Dec. 31, 2024. A second Geo test period would run from Jan. 1, 2025, through Dec. 31, 2027. Read more

Aetna | New Facebook Ads; Earn $70 Extra; Compare Plans; Ascend Provider Lookup

See inside; New & updated AEP Facebook ads; Tips to help you get the best results when comparing MAPD plans;  The 2021 SilverScript Plus (PDP) plan and more. Read more

Aetna | Need to check an Application Status? 

See attached for easy Step by Step instructions on how to check an Application Status through Producer World. Read more.

Cigna | 2021 LIS Premium Chart

Cigna has shared a new sales aid; a 2021 LIS Premium Chart. It provides premium reduction based on LIS level, by market and by plan. Read more.  

Excellus | Medicare Broker News

See Plan Highlights, Part A & B Deductible And Co-Pays Costs, IRMAA Rates and more. Read more

United Health Care | Don’t Miss Important Vaccine Updates In New COVID-19 Webinar

About one year ago, the COVID-19 global health emergency erupted into what would become a lead story of 2020. Vaccines may soon be available, during a time when new waves of the virus continue to surge. Throughout, UnitedHealthcare is helping lead the way to better access and better treatments for those we serve. Read more.

2021 GTL Sales Convention | April 21-25, 2021 (qualify through 12/31/2020)

GTL's 2021 sales convention will treat you and your guest to a trip of a lifetime at the world-renowned Fairmont Southampton in Bermuda. Read more.

Cigna Medicare Advantage Incentives for 2020 (qualify through 12/31/2020)

As if the quality of our 2020 Medicare Advantage plans isn’t enough, here’s another great incentive for our AEP 2020 customers. Read more.

Humana Achieve Mega Bonus (qualify through 12/31/2020)

Producers can earn up to $300 per issued Humana Achieve Medicare Supplement policy depending on the underwritten mix with the Humana Achieve Underwritten Business Bonus. Read more

Aetna | DON'T MISS OUT!  Ascend Enhancement Trainings

Ascend usage has increased this AEP for many reasons, and I greatly thank you for that! With the increased use of Ascend, I have been receiving a lot of questions about the program. Please be sure to sign up for one of these Ascend enhancement trainings that are scheduled for this month. These are trainings that are done by the Ascend team members, so you don’t want to miss to have a lot of your questions answered! Register now.