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.
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