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.
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.
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.
News updates from The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Read more.
Medicare Buy-In: Ramifications For Enrollees, Health Care System
Expanding access to Medicare through proposed “Medicare buy-in” legislation would have only a modest effect on costs and coverage in the United States, a new study by the Urban Institute finds. Still, the programs, which would allow Americans under 65 to buy Medicare plans, would allow approximately 1.5 million to 2.5 million more people to be insured under Medicare, and would result in slight spending decreases because Medicare reimbursements are set lower than commercial insurance options. Read more.
2 Ways Medicare Enrollment May Change Soon
A bill that promises to help new Medicare enrollees passed the House of Representatives unanimously last week and is now before the Senate Finance Committee. The Beneficiary Enrollment Notification and Eligibility Simplification Act, or BENES Act, contains two provisions that would benefit those signing up for Medicare for the first time. Medicare is the federal health insurance program for people who are 65 or older or have certain disabilities. Read more.
Aetna | OEP: Do's and Don'ts; Commission Payments; SEP Marketing Materials; Premium Payment FAQs
During the Medicare Advantage OEP, beneficiaries who are enrolled in an MA/MAPD plan have a one-time opportunity to change plans. This election period is not available to those with Original Medicare or those enrolled in a standalone Prescription Drug Plan. Read more.
Capital BlueCross | Farmbox Information
We have received notification that some Agents have instructed their clients (our members) to reach out and contact Farmbox directly to register a complaint about no longer being eligible for the Farmbox benefit as a member of the Vibra Enhanced Complete MAPD plan and request that they (Farmbox) opt them back into the benefit. Read more.
Highmark | Reviewing your Book of Business, Upcoming Holiday Closures
With AEP in our rearview mirrors for the most part, we thought it would be a good time to remind you that you can now review your book of business yourself using the Producer Portal. Below is a step-by-step process overview to review your active and inactive members. Read more.
Guarantee Trust Life | GTL's Advertising Guidelines
Did you create any advertising or marketing material(s) for a Guarantee Trust Life Insurance Company product(s)? If so, please click the button below to review the advertising and marketing guidelines that we have established to guide you through this process. Read more.
WellCare | SEP: Dual-Eligible & LIS and General SEP Reminders
A Special Enrollment Period (SEP) is a period outside of the ICEP, AEP or MA OEP when beneficiaries can enroll, based solely on life events that cause an valid SEP. Read more.
UnitedHealthcare | 2021 Blast Off Incentive
Earn $100 to $300 cash from UnitedHealthcare on commission-eligible, accepted and paid applications for AARP Medicare Supplement Plans F and G for ages 65+ that are underwritten or within their Medicare supplement Open Enrollment period. 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.
1/28 Medicare Workshop: How to be a great agent
Come chat with Christy Wilbert (Medicare Offerings VP) for a webinar on January 28th at 10am EST about how to become a great agent. Christy started out as an independent agent, just like you, and knows the dedication that it takes to stand out amongst the crowd. Register now to learn here how to be the best local expert in your field. Register now.
2/25 Medicare Workshop: Medicare 101
Join us for a webinar on February 25th at 10am EST to review the basic of Medicare Parts A, B, C and D. This will be a presentation for beginners to provide you with a solid base before attempting the AHIP exam. Topics include: original Medicare Part A & B, Part C, Medicare Advantage plans, Part D Prescription Drug Plans, Medicare Supplements, and enrollment periods. Register now.