UnitedHealthcare 2021 Product Portfolio

Announcing 2021 UnitedHealthcare Product Portfolio.  Click the link(s) below to access.

CENTRAL REGION (including OH, IN, KY)

Southeast Region

Northeast Region

West Region

 

 

CSM AGENT COMPLIANCE GUIDES

Cornerstone Senior Marketing Agent Compliance Guide

Best Practices in Medicare Compliance (2020):  Access the Guide

Agent Medicare Marketing Guidelines:  Access the Guide

Agent Life Annuity Marketing Guides:  Access the Guide

 

SureBridge Medical Record Vendor Out of Business

SureBridge message as of 7/6/2020:

SureBridge has received notification that the medical record vendor (EMSI) has permanently closed the business as of Friday July 3, 2020. This means SureBridge may experience delays in receipt of medical records associated with current claims.

We appreciate your patience as we navigate transition to a new vendor. If there are any issues or concerns please contact Producer Support at (888) 797-4447.

 

Cornerstone will provide more information as soon as we learn more. Questions? Reach out to your CSM representative

Anthem Reminders on 2021 Certification

The 2021 Anthem Agent Certification site is open.  Below are a few friendly reminders.  Agents can access the certification site via the Broker Portal.

Friendly reminders:

  • Certification link:  https://anthem.cmpsystem.com/ext/ahip/login.php
  • Please make sure to direct all downline agents to use External-SelfReg (with hyphen, exactly as shown) in the Access Code Field.
  • Agents must have current licensure, certification, and appointment in every state they sell in to be eligible for commission payment of sales or pre-order/order Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug Plan enrollment kits. In order to receive commissions on your sales or renewals for 2021, you must keep a current licensure and appointment, and finish the 2021 certification.
  • If an agent was not previously certified for 2020 and does the 2021 Certification training, it will certify them for the rest of 2020 as well as all of 2021.
  • From your Appointment and Certification Status report, please make sure all agents maintain an active license on file.  If agents are no longer with your agency, please send the termination request to [email protected].  If an agent is active but our report reflects an expired license, please send a copy to [email protected] so we may update their records.
  • In order to market the SNP plans, agents must complete the SNP and Part D modules, as well as the HMO or PPO module depending on the type of SNP plan available in your area.  If any one of those trainings are not completed, they will not be certified for the SNP plans**Please make sure to advise brokers of this requirement if they are planning to sell any of our SNP plans**
  • PDP module is required for all MAPD products.
  • All agents who have completed the necessary requirements to be Ready to Sell should appear on your Appointment and Certification report Status report with 2021 RTS as Yes.  If an agent is missing from the report, please contact us to review the agent’s appointment and certification status.
  • Any issues related to the certification site, please send an email to [email protected] and make sure your email includes ALL of the information listed below.
    • Agents Name:
      NPN:
      Date of Birth:
      Last 4 digits of your SSN:
      E-Mail:
    • Provide a brief explanation of the issue and screenshots

 

If you have any other questions or concerns please reach out to your CSM Service Rep

Medical Mutual of Ohio July Updates: 2021 Certs and More

Medicare July 2020 Updates
  • Medical Mutual’s 2021 Medicare Advantage certification is now available. To access the certification, follow these steps:
    • Visit MyBrokerLink and log in.
    • Go to the Sales & Quoting tab and click Medicare Advantage.
    • Select Training and Certification.
You will be required to complete the AHIP certification before the Medical Mutual modules. If you did not get certified for 2020, this certification will apply for both 2020 and 2021.
  • Medicare Advantage Online Enrollment Enhancement: MMO is continually evaluating their processes to ensure brokers can assist clients in the way they are most comfortable during COVID-19. Many agents are moving toward a no-contact approach and using tools such as Zoom to secure enrollment. If you are using Zoom or a similar program, you can secure the enrollment form with the client (applicant). You must give the applicant control to sign and complete the enrollment process. In doing so, it is MMO’s expectation that the client is driving the enrollment form, not the agent. This feature can be used for both Individual and Medicare product lines.

 

  • Effective July 1, 2020, Medical Mutual is waiving copays for in-network PCP visits and in-network lab and diagnostic testing performed on the same day as PCP visits for all Medicare Advantage members through Dec. 31, 2020. Members are receiving an email or letter telling them about the applicable change(s).

 

  • MMO recently created two Turning 65 fliers that agents can send to clients who are aging in to Medicare. View sample #1. View sample #2. If you are interested in customization, please let me know.

 

 

  • As part of MMO’s ongoing Member Health Quality campaign, they will be sending in-home Hemoglobin A1C Test kits to approximately 2,500 Medicare Advantage plan members who have been diagnosed with diabetes and are due for this screening based on prior claims.

 

  • As you know, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services guidance states that individuals are not permitted to be enrolled in a Medicare Supplement and Medicare Advantage plan at the same time. Please guide your clients on how to terminate their Medicare Supplement plan if they are enrolling in a Medicare Advantage plan.

UHC 2021 Certification

A Message from UnitedHealthcare:

2021 Certifications Now Open!

It’s that time!  You can now certify to sell 2021 UnitedHealthcare® Medicare Solutions products.

What you need to know:

  • NEW! Access 2021 UnitedHealthcare Certifications in our new learning management system called Learning Lab for simplified use, clearer assignments and easier tracking.
  • NEW! All Certification modules and assessments are available in both English and Spanish.
  • Passing the prerequisite tests (Medicare Basics Test, Ethics and Compliance Test, and AARP Course) certifies you to sell Medicare Advantage* (MA), Prescription Drug and AARP® Medicare Supplement Insurance Plans from UnitedHealthcare plans!
  • To sell Chronic or Dual Special Needs Plans (DSNP), take the Chronic/Dual SNP module and test after you have passed all your prerequisite tests.
  • Don’t forget to take 2021 Events Basics if you plan to conduct in-person or virtual events!

How to take certifications

  • Certification modules and tests are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week Jarvis>Knowledge Center>Learning Lab.
  • You will have six attempts to complete an assessment with a minimum passing score of 85 percent.
  • Answer a question correctly and you’ll move immediately to the next question; answer a question incorrectly and you’ll receive feedback that it was wrong and then you will move to the next question.

UnitedHealthcare will once again accept AHIP’s Medicare + + Fraud, Waste and Abuse Training, which satisfies the requirement for the UnitedHealthcare Medicare Solutions Certification module, Medicare Basics Test (including Medicare Advantage, Prescription Drug and Medicare Supplement Plans). If you wish to receive the $50 discount on AHIP from UnitedHealthcare, you must access the AHIP/UHG co-branded website via the link provided in Learning Lab.

DOWNLOAD: UHC’S 2021 CERTIFICATION USER GUIDE

 

For more information, refer to the 2021 Certification User Guide on Learning Lab or contact your CSM Service Rep

WellCare – Combined Centene Contract Now Available

A combined Centene Broker Contract is now available.  Contracting must be completed as soon as possible but no later than September 30, 2020.

Click here to access the contracting documents and process notes.

Devoted Health Conrtracting and Certification Now Available

Broker in the Northern Ohio Region:  Devoted Health 2021 certification process is now available.

If you registered with Devoted last year:  You’ll see the 2021 certification workflow has been added to your dashboard. All you have to do is log into Miramar Agent to start the process. No need to use a pin code.

If you’re new to Devoted Health certification:  Cornerstone Senior Marketing can provided you with the pin code to get started.

Want to earn some extra cash?  Completing your certification early has its perks! Devoted is giving away $40 in Devoted Bucks to the first 1000 brokers who finish their certification. Devoted Bucks are good for any of the branded items in the Devoted Health marketing portal.

Contact your Cornerstone Senior Marketing Rep for contracting and certification information.

Allwell Contracting and Certification Update

  2021 Annual Certification Training (ACT) will be available on July 7, 2020!

Reminder: Completing the 2021 combined ACT certifies you to market and sell all Centene products, including Allwell, Ascension Complete, Fidelis Care, Health Net, WellCare, for 2020 and 2021 plan years.

Top 5 tips for the ACT Mastery Exam:

1. Recommend browsers include: Google Chrome, FireFox, Safari, or Microsoft Edge.

2. Ensure browser zoom setting is set to 100%.

3. The exam is open book – please take your time.

4. A downloadable version of ACT is available within the Resources section of the training. The PDF can be searched to locate information.

5. For every failed attempt at the exam, a 24 hour lock-out period will take place before a retake is allowed, but the number of attempts is unlimited.

Contracting and Annual Certification Training Reminders:

·     Contracting will begin soon, should be completed as soon as possible, but no later than September 30, 2020.

·     All brokers must review, acknowledge, and complete the combined Centene Broker Contract.

·     Unless you are currently, separately contracted with WellCare, you will not be eligible to market or sell WellCare products, for Plan Year 2020 until the combined Centene Broker Contract and 2021 AHIP & Annual Certification Training (ACT) are completed.

·     You will not be eligible to market or sell any Centene or WellCare products for Plan Year 2021 until the combined Centene Broker Contract and 2021 AHIP & ACT are completed.

·     If you do not complete the combined Centene Contract and/or do not complete 2021 AHIP & ACT before December 31, 2020, your Broker Status will be changed to Suspended, and you will not be eligible to receive commissions for any prior business, including renewals.

·     Completing the combined Centene Contract will not change your current contract level.

 

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Thank you for your continued support.