Be an Anthem Medicare Megastar!

Here’s How You Can be a Medicare Megastar and Get Free AHIP Certification!

Sell 20 approved Medicare Advantage policies (including D-SNP plans) with 1/1/20 effective dates during this AEP season

and you can become a Medicare Megastar!

As a Medicare Megastar you’re entitled to SUPERHERO benefits like getting your 2021 AHIP certification at no cost!

 

 

Anthem’s Online D-SNP Validation Functionality Update

Anthem released lots of new functionality to the on-line D-SNP validation in mProducer!

  • All brokers can use the D-SNP Eligibility Check tile on the main landing page!
    • You can now save the customer and the results of the client’s DSNP validation check from this landing page tile.
  • The Medicaid ID will now be included in the results of your search.
  • You will receive additional Medicare information when you validate if your client is eligible for a DSNP product.
    • Part A Effective Date
    • Part B Effective Date
    • Does the client have LIS (low-income subsidy)?
    • LIS Level
    • Current Contract Code
    • Drug Gap in Months
  • You can use dashes (-) and apostrophes (‘) in name fields without impacting your ability to locate a matching contact from Medicare and Medicaid.

If you have any questions, please contact your Cornerstone Senior Marketing representative.

GPM Indiana Rate Adjustments

GPM has released rate adjustments for Indiana Medicare Supplement plans for effective dates of 12/1/2019 and after.

View Rate Release Letter

View IN Rates

View 2020 Premiums and Copay/Deductibles

 

UHC Hierarchy Update – What You Need To Know!

Cornerstone Senior Marketing’s agents who have an active appointment with UnitedHealthcare may have received an email communication from UHC regarding a hierarchy level change. 

 We want to be clear that you will NOT be impacted by this, and can disregard this message. The letter was generated due to an internal hierarchy change with our contracts from Cornerstone Broker Services Insurance Agency to Cornerstone Senior Marketing LLC. 

See below for a sample letter of what you will receive:

UHC Hierarchy Change Letter

 

Contact your Cornerstone Senior Marketing Sales Representative if you have any questions.

Allwell’s AEP Helpful Tips & Trends Update

Allwell hopes that you are off to a great start this AEP! This week Allwell is going to focus on making sure your marketing efforts are compliant, geo-coded directories, the broker portal and some fantastic partnerships Allwell has that you can share with your clients.

Tip # 1: Be Compliant

We realize that marketing is incredibly important when it comes to outreach so let us help you be compliant. Our compliance team is here to review any material, marketing or communication that will be seen or heard by your Medicare clients that represent Allwell.

CMS defines marketing as the use of materials or activities that are conducted with the intent to draw a beneficiary’s attention and to influence a beneficiary’s decision-making process when selecting a MA plan. Additionally, marketing contains information about the plan’s benefit structure, cost sharing, measuring, or ranking standards.

Check your materials, make sure that you are compliant. Simply reach out to your local Account Executive and they can help. Any and all client facing materials such as websites, social media posts, print, radio or local sponsorships that meet the definition of marketing must be reviewed and approved by our compliance team in advance.

NOTE: Compliant marketing also extends to social media posts with or without a sales intention. Any use of a company name without approval, whether the intent is positive or negative, can potentially be considered a non-compliant action.

Tip # 2: Geo-Coded Directories

Having a list at your fingertips of primary care physicians, specialists, hospitals and outpatient facilities that are within your client’s service area so that you can submit an accurate and compliant application is helpful. It is important to make sure that you are confirming availability and assigning your client’s (Primary Care Physician) PCP and (National Provider Identifier) NPI when submitting your client’s enrollment application.

Prior to your appointment printing out or having the link to a geo-coded directory for the area in which you are meeting your client may be a good idea. Log on to your local Allwell plan website and go to the “Find a Doctor or Pharmacy” tab. Click on the link labelled “Geocoded Provider Directory Search.” From there you are able to create a directory by Zip code or Address for the Product Type, State, and Specialty.

Tip # 3: Resources at your Fingertips in the Allwell Broker Portal

Once you are actively contracted with Allwell you have the ability to register for our broker portal where you can access a myriad of useful tools and resources to assist you in your sales. You can track your book of business, commission payments, VBE and Blue Button Administrative Payments, eligibility, view sales quoting tools, and access support documents such as forms, brochures and helpful how-to videos on our Ascend online application platform. To register for the broker portal simply visit broker.brokersecureportal.com and create an account. Once you log in you will find a complete user guide in the footer of the portal. If you have any questions or need assistance please contact our Medicare Broker Services Department at 1-844-202-6811 or email [email protected]

NOTE: You must be contracted and have an NPN number in order to gain access to the portal.

Tip # 4: Use the Allwell Partnerships to your Advantage

Help your clients find FREE programs in their area that best suit their needs. BenefitsCheckUp® is the most comprehensive, free web based service of its kind in the nation that screens for benefits programs for seniors with limited income and resources. BenefitsCheckUp ® users can select categories of programs that interest them to screen for more than 2500 public and private benefit programs in all 50 states.

Inform your clients of how they can earn money by receiving specific preventative screenings or care visits. Your client is automatically enrolled in the My Health Pays ® program once they are an Allwell member. After they complete an eligible preventive screening or care visit and the claim is processed, a Visa ® Prepaid Card is sent to them with their reward amount pre-loaded onto the card. Your client can then redeem those reward dollars at any Walmart, or Sam’s club as well as for certain transportation, utilities, and telecom services. It pays to stay healthy!

Broker Services team at 1-844-202-6811

October 15th – December 7th, Monday thru Friday 9:00am to 7:00pm, and Saturdays, 9:00am – 1:00pm, each time zone.

2019 THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY HOURS:

Broker Services with be closed November 28 – December 1

Ascend Help Desk & VBE Wellness Advocate will be closed November 28

Bright Health’s Electronic Enrollment Admin Allowance Program!!

Bright Health is excited to formally release their new initiative that rewards contracted Brokers for using Bright Health’s electronic member enrollment application (Medicare Enrollment Dashboard – MED).

Brokers who assist their clients with enrollment application for a Bright Health MAPD plan using their Medicare Enrollment Dashboard (MED) will receive a one-time $50 administrative allowance per enrollment application.

VIEW INFO FLYER HERE

  • Bright Health has implemented a new electronic enrollment application for 2020, which provides Brokers the ability to create customized quotes, compare Bright Health plans, and simplifies the enrollment process.  Bright Health believe this system supports the Broker with providing the best information possible for your clients to decide which plan is best for them, while saving administrative costs for the carrier. This is why Bright Health will be paying Brokers a $50 allowance for applications submitted through their new system.
  • Click here to watch a video tutorial of the enrollment system.
  • First time accessing Bright Health’s Medicare Enrollment Dashboard? Click here for instructions.
  • Please review the FLYER which provides all the details for how to be eligible for and receive the allowance.

 

 

WellCare Update: EFT Set-Up Causing RFIs and Possible Disenrollment

WellCare has provided important tips to ensure the beneficiary’s EFT is set up properly, plus additional Request for Information (RFI) status definition and resolution information.

WellCare Newsletter

Dental Care Plus Broker Bonus through AEP!

Sell Individual Dental with DCPG!

Effective dates November 1, 2019 – February 1, 2020

 

    10 – 14 Subscribers              15 – 19 Subscribers

                         $50 Visa® gift card                                                                             $100 Visa® gift card

 

       20+ Subscribers

                          $250 Visa® gift card

 

As an extra expression of our gratitude for your partnership, we’re giving you the opportunity to receive a bonus for newly enrolled dental subscribers.

 

Terms and Conditions

  1. Broker bonus will be determined for all new subscribers enrolled between September 16, 2019 and January 15, 2020 with effective dates between November 1, 2019 and February 1,
  2. Broker bonus distribution is one-time only and will be delivered after the broker bonus eligibility enrollment deadline of January
  3. Subscribers must still be enrolled at the time of broker bonus distribution.
  4. Applies to new DCPG sales AORs and renewals not included.
  5. IRS regulations regarding market value of prizes will
  6. May not be combined with any other
  7. 10 percent commission applies to new

SureBridge’s Platinum Service Team

SureBridge has dedicated a special Platinum Service team exclusively for Cornerstone Senior Marketing and Integrity agents!

By using the phone number and email below instead of SureBridge’s standard producer support line and email, you will be routed directly to one of their most experienced and talented support reps to assist you with your needs.

 

Platinum Service Phone Number: 866-928-7613

Platinum Service Email: [email protected]

 

If you have any questions or would like to get contracted with SureBridge, please reach out to Michelle Kapp.

 

November 13, 2019 WellCare Training Assignment Notification is not Mandatory

WellCare appointed brokers received an email notification today requesting they take a 45-minute updated Agent Connect training called SM 2019 Agent Connect.  The recommended training is available to ensure you understand the changes made to your Agent Connect Portal.  However, WellCare recognizes it is a busy time of year and have stressed in the message, the following:

  • The training is NOT required
  • It has no impact on your selling status with WellCare
  • There will be NO repercussions if it is not completed   

Check your email for the WellCare notification to read additional details regarding the SM2019 Agent Connect training.

Not appointed with WellCare? Contact your Cornerstone Senior Marketing Sales Representative today to get started!