UHC Medicaid Eligibility Lookup Tool Enhancement

UHC announcement from 11/23/20: 

UHC Medicaid Eligibility Lookup Tool Enhancement

We are excited to announce an enhancement to the Medicaid Eligibility Lookup Tool on Jarvis. Regardless if the Medicaid ID is provided, your Medicaid eligibility search results will now display the member’s Medicaid ID. This enhancement is available for the following states: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Washington DC, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Indiana, Kentucky, Kansas, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Tennessee, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin.

For step-by-step information on how to use the new Medicare and Medicaid Eligibility Lookup tool, review the detailed job aid available on Learning Lab.

 

If you have questions, reach out to your Cornerstone rep.

Important: MediGold Scope of Appointment

MediGold’s Scope of Appointment

No longer required when submitting application

Effective immediately, MediGold no longer requires that a Scope of Appointment (SOA) form be summitted with enrollment forms.

In addition, the MediGold branded SOA form does not need to be used either.  Any carrier approved SOA, or a generic CMS approved SOA form may be used.  Agents must continue to follow CMS guidelines for completing the SOA form and CMS record retention guidelines must be followed.

 

Questions? Reach out to your CSM representative for more information

Cigna Provider Directory for Ohio- DOWNLOAD NOW

Helpful Reference Guide: View a copy of Cigna’s updated Provider Directory for Ohio HERE.

 

If you have any questions, please reach out to your Cornerstone representative.

Devoted Health: Halfway through AEP 2021 Season- What you need to know

Devoted communication from  11/23/20:

Now that we are more than half way through this AEP season, we want to share easy-to-use documents which highlight our 2021 Devoted Health Medicare HMO plans by market and key reminders on our 4 main online portals and how they can help you with selling our plans. 

Our easy-to-use plan summary by market: 

Which online portal does what again? 

All of our broker-related information is in our Agent Portal and  Devoted broker webpage.  These resources should help you answer most of your questions, should you have additional questions, please contact Agent Support who can help with questions such as LIS levels, DSNP, etc. (our contact info below).  Additionally, the 4 main portals you will use are (login info and more details below):

  1. Miramar Agent: Onboarding and certification portal
  2. Agent Portal: One-stop-shop to Devoted Health resources and an easy way to submit an electronic application
  3. Marketing Portal: Order marketing materials and other Devoted swag
  4. Commissions Portal: Payment portal

Did you know?

Early results prove Devoted Health’s ability to deliver excellent care. For 2021, Devoted Health’s Florida Contract earned a 5 Star Part D Summary Rating. We are too new to be measured for the overall Star Rating from Medicare for 2021.  Our high-touch clinical programs ensure that members get the medications and care they need.

* Visit https://www.medicare.gov for more information on Star Ratings. Star Ratings are based on 5 Stars. Star Ratings are assessed each year and may change from one year to the next.

Need more Marketing Materials? Order here!

If you haven’t already, go ahead and reorder more Enrollment Kits which will include an individual Summary of Benefits book for all plans available in each market, in addition to all pertinent forms and literature required for enrollment.   SOAs are not included in the kit so be sure to order that separately or use the online version (English/Spanish).  Not sure how to order? Use our 2021 Marketing Materials Ordering Guide for steps on how to complete your order.

 

Paper Applications – sign and date

 

Faxing Submission Requirements

  • Fax cover page (or document with same fields)
  • Enrollment form (included in sales kit)
  • Enrollment receipt (included in sales kit)
  • Scope of Appointments (SOA):  this form is double-sided this year, please be sure to fax both sides

Mailing Submission Requirements

  • Enrollment form
  • Enrollment receipt

 

Don’t forget to write your NPN on all enrollment form pages prior to faxing to ensure we can reach out to you if all faxed pages don’t come through properly. The Enrollment Receipt must be submitted  with all paper enrollment forms (carbon copy should stay with the beneficiary).

 

Extended Agent Support hours 

In addition to our regular hours: Monday-Friday 9AM – 8PM EST, we’re excited to add Extended Weekend Agent Support Hours during AEP:

    • Saturdays 11/7 -12/5 (9AM-7PM EST)
    • Sunday : 12/6 only  (11AM-9PM EST)

 

 

Quick Resources 

  • Scope of appointment (English/Spanish)- online version that will email you a copy (instructional video here)
  • Play the full Devoted Sales Presentation Video OR use our handy Flipbook
    • Sales Video (English) — can be downloaded in our marketing portal
    • Sales Video (Spanish) — can be downloaded in our marketing portal
    • Sales Flipbook

 

As always, we’re here to support you every step of the way. Don’t hesitate to contact Agent Support if you have questions or need assistance. We wish you a safe and successful  AEP selling season!

SureBridge’s Self-Service Tool is Back!

SureBridge Self-Service Tool Available Now

SureBridge continues to experience large call volumes and longer than normal hold times. In an effort to assist  agents and customers during this extremely busy time, they have brought back the SureBridge Self-Service Tool at MyPortal.SureBridgeInsurance.com.

Through the reinstated Self-Service Tool, agents and customers, including those with policies that have already migrated, will once again have the functionality for:
• Address or Phone Number Changes
• ID Cards
• Cancel a Policy
• Request Duplicate Policy Print
• Search for a Provider
• Update Payment Information (Customers Only)

NOTE: Policy details such as billing and paid to date for migrated policies will not be visible on the Self-Service Tool. Requested changes in these areas are processed manually and can take 7-10 days to appear on the portal.

SureBridge Simplified Draft Date Schedules

SureBridge Simplified Draft Date Schedule
SureBridge communication from 11/20/20:
As a result of agent feedback, we have reviewed and simplified our billing draft date schedule for policies migrated to the new policy administration system!

  • NO CHANGE: Customers with current draft dates on the 1st through the 11th of the month will see no change in their billing draft date. This means that 65% of all SureBridge customers will see no change to their normal billing date.
  • NEW DRAFT DATE: All other customers will move to a billing draft date on the 10th of each month.

We apologize for any challenges the original schedule may have created and look forward to continuing to better serving you and our customers.

MediGold’s Ohio Service Area Map

Now you can verify the 2021 Ohio MediGold Provider Service Area!

MediGold offers a broad range of Medicare Advantage products and access to providers and hospitals where members live

Click below to help your clients identify the provider network nearest to them.

2021 OHIO SERVICE AREA MAP

 

If you have any questions or need more details on this information, reach out to your CSM rep.

Anthem OH Network Update: Cincinnati Eye Institute

Cincinnati Eye Institute Remains In-Network

Anthem and Cincinnati Eye Institute have resolved their contract negotiations and CEI has agreed to rescind their notice of termination.

CEI will remain IN-NETWORK for all Medicare business- HMO, PPO, and DSNP.

Cincinnati Eye Institute has also committed to notify Anthem members of their continued participation in Anthem networks on or before Thursday, November 26, 2020.

If you have any questions please reach out to your Cornerstone Senior Marketing representative.

Cigna’s Online Customer Portal: myCigna

Your customers now have access to myCigna.com, a portal that will allow better access and understanding of the benefits that come along with their Cigna Medicare Advantage plan.

After creating an account on myCigna.com, Medicare Advantage customers can:

  • Search for in-network hospitals, providers, pharmacies and other care sites
  • View and print extra ID cards
  • Review current coverage and costs
  • See claims summaries and explanations of benefits (EOBs)
  • Seamlessly access MDLive for virtual care

myCigna can even help your customers find the best prices on their prescriptions! myCigna is available NOW to all Medicare Advantage customers. Make sure yours know about this valuable and easy-to-use tool!

 

If you have any questions regarding Cigna’s MA plans/products, contact your CSM representative.

A Special AEP Incentive from Humana and Cornerstone Senior Marketing

Earn a FREE 1,000 piece mailer to start the new year!

Start the new year off right with a FREE 1,000 piece mailer. This generous marketing bonus is available to all agents that submit a minimum of 5 Humana Medicare Advantage applications between November 13 – December 31, 2020.

  • Eligible agents will recieve a mailer credit early in 2021, that includes a custom prospect mailing list, postcard, and mailer fulfillment.
  • No registration required  – Humana will track application submissions and Cornerstone Senior Marketing will contact all eligible agents early in 2021 to award their FREE 1,000 piece mailer.

Thank you for all you do and have a great AEP!