WellCare’s 2022 PDP Consolidation Information

Wellcare 2022 Prescription Drug Plan (PDP) Consolidation

Source: WellCare email communication from 7/17/21:

 

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) establishes limits on the number of Prescription Drug Plans (PDPs) a plan sponsor is allowed to offer. With the Aetna PDP acquisition transition period ending, Wellcare is reducing the number of PDPs offered to align with CMS allowable plan limits.

Beginning with the January 2022 plan year, Wellcare will streamline our PDP offerings from six plans to three plans in all 34 regions across all 50 states and D.C. A total of 102 PDPs will be offered nationwide.

Key Points to Note

Member

  • Members enrolled in plans impacted by the consolidation will be automatically mapped to their new plan for 2022.
  • Members will be notified of the plan consolidation beginning in September, via the Annual Notice of Change (ANOC).
  • Members impacted by the plan consolidation will be reissued an ID card.
  • Throughout AEP, Wellcare will send reminders to members to review premium, benefits, formulary, and network information to ensure that their new plan will be a good fit.

Broker

  • GREAT RESOURCE!: Support tools, including Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), will be distributed to assist you with questions. Click here to view the latest FAQ.
  • The Agent of Record (AOR) will be retained and mapped to the member’s new plan.

 

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the WellCare PDP consolidation, contact your Cornerstone Senior Marketing rep today!

Another Network Expansion for Cigna MA in Ohio

Source: Cigna communication from 7/15/21

 

Cigna’s Medicare Advantage network is expanding in Ohio.

 

MetroHealth is now part of the Cigna network. This adds:

  • 1200+ new providers to the network
  • 700+ registered acute care hospital beds at a Level 1 trauma center
  • More than 30 locations for outpatient therapy and diagnostics, ambulatory surgery center, walk-in clinics, specialty clinics and skilled nursing
  • Physician specialties including Internal Medicine, General Surgery, Neurology, Family Medicine, Rheumatology, Vascular Surgery, Cardiology, ENT and more

 

Questions about Cigna’s MA network or  Medicare Advantage plans? Reach out to your Cornerstone Senior Marketing rep for more information.

UHC’s 2022 CERTIFICATION – REFERENCE GUIDE

Need help navigating UHC resources to successfully complete the 2022 certification? Look no further!

Agents taking the 2022 UHC Certification may find it challenging to locate all the required reference materials needed to complete the certification with a passing grade.

Click the link below for direct access to the 2022 Certification Reference Guide that provides the info you need, especially to successfully pass the Events Tracking and Dual Eligible/Chronic SNP tests.

UHC 2022 CERTIFICATION REFERENCE GUIDE 

Looking for more? Check it out…

CSM 2022 Certification Resource Center

Links to carrier certification portals, info about AHIP and NAHU certification, discounts, guides, resources and references.  It’s all in one convenient location, from your team at Cornerstone Senior Marketing.

2022 CERTIFICATION | FWA TRAINING 

 

 

Questions?  Reach out to your sales or service rep by calling 614-763-2255 or Click Here to send an email inquiry.

Not contracted with UnitedHealthcare? Reach out to your Cornerstone Senior Marketing Sales Representative to get appointed! 

BONUS! Newly Added Features to Utilize on your CSG Quoting Tool Account

NEWLY ADDED CSG AGENT FEATURES

Cornerstone Senior Marketing agents now have full access to all CSG Quoting Tool features – AT NO COST.

What’s new to take advantage of?

Currently You Can: 

  • Compare rates and customize quotes for:
    • Medicare Supplement
      • MS advanced UW filter
    • Medicare Advantage
    • Prescription Drug Plans
    • Final Expense Life
    • Hospital Indemnity
    • Dental
  • Medicare Supplement E-App Enrollment
  • MarketEdge Technology
  • Website plugins
    • I.E: Consumer quoting tool link

Additional Features to Utilize: 

  • Dental E-Application
  • E-Scope with Document Locker
  • MA/PDP – RX and Pharmacy
  • Client Manager
  • Multi-Client ‘Bulk’ Quoting
  • MarketPulse

 

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Log in below and start using the new available features today.

 

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Ready to get started with CSG?

We’re here to help! Contact your Cornerstone Senior Marketing service or sales rep to request instant access!

 

REQUEST CSG QUOTING TOOL ACCESS

MediGold 2022 Certification Now Open – Registration Code Required

MediGold 2022 Certification is now open.  Access the portal here.

 

Agents appointed through Cornerstone Senior Marketing will need to use the Cornerstone Registration code:  2022MG1262

 

Not appointed with Medigold?  Please reach out to your sales or service representative for more information about MediGold’s plan’s and benefits and consider expanding your product portfolio this AEP to include MediGold!

 

Reach out now to request information or to get appointed! 

Guiding your journey to AEP success.

Resources you can use!  Check out the CSM 2022 AEP Certification site

Aetna MA Sneak Peek at 2022 – COMING SOON!

Aetna email communication from 7/9/2021: 

Get a sneak peek at 2022 First Look

Hot off the press – 2022 represents the largest Medicare Advantage product filing for Aetna ever!

We can’t wait to share details about what’s in store for AEP at the upcoming National Distribution Partner AEP Kickoff, starting July 20.

 

In the meantime, you can be one of the first to learn about counties where we’re launching a new product type in 2022! Just visit https://firstlook.aetna.com today and login with your Producer World username and password.

 

We’ll be releasing additional plan and benefit detail on the site starting on Monday, July 19 at 12pm ET, so mark your calendar and plan to visit again!

WellCare 2022 Annual Cert Training Now Available Information

Wellcare Broker Bulletin from 7/7/21:

Now Available: 2022 Wellcare Annual Certification Training

 

We are excited to announce 2022 Wellcare Annual Certification Training is now available!

2022 Annual Certification Training Details:

  • One Combined ACT: Successful completion of ACT certifies you to market and sell all 2021 and 2022 Wellcare Medicare product offerings, for Allwell, Fidelis Care, Health Net, WellCare and Ascension Complete Health Plans.
  • Open-Book Exam: The entire training course is available for download in PDF format located in the course Resources. The document can be searched by using the ctrl-f search function.
  • Unlimited Attempts: You can take the mastery exam as many times as you would like. Remember, there is a 24 hour lockout between attempts to allow you time to study and revisit any of the training material.
  • AHIP Integration: The Centene Learning Center provides real-time AHIP to ACT training availability. Complete AHIP through our training site to access discounted pricing ($125 vs $175)

 

Accessing 2022 ACT:

You must reset your password for the Centene Learning Center before proceeding to AHIP and ACT (if you have not accessed the site after 5/10/2021).

Click here to access the Centene Learning Center

  • Returning Users: Enter your Username and Password and click Login.
  • First Time Visitors: Click on to the Create a New Account link under the First Time Visitor? section and complete registration.
  1. Complete 2022 AHIP Medicare Training
  2. Complete 2022 Wellcare ACT Journey to a Successful Season
  3. Complete 2022 Wellcare ACT Know Your Product
  4. Complete 2022 Wellcare ACT Mastery Exam

 

Training Resources:

  • Click here for the Centene Learning Center User Guide
  • Click here for Centene Learning Center password reset instructions
  • Click here to view the Centene Learning Center Registration Process video

 

Note: Once certification training requirements are completed, please allow 48 hours for our systems to update.

 

If you have any questions, please reach out to your Cornerstone Senior Marketing Service Rep.

See What’s New with Humana’s 2022 Sales Materials

Check out what’s new with sales materials for 2022 AEP

Humana communication from 7/8/2021:

We strive to continually improve our sales materials year in and year out. We used consumer research as well as your feedback for opportunities to enhance our materials. Some of the enhancements you can expect for 2022 are:

Enrollment Book

  • Orderable envelopes to mail enrollment books will be available to order separately through order site.
  • Bar code has been removed from 2022 AEP application.
  • Important: DSNP application must be used for DSNP plans or application will pend with potential denial.
  • DSNP specific enrollment book with new application included.
  • Option to order generic or veteran version for all MA only plans. Please ensure you select the appropriate description for the type of enrollment book you want for these plans.
  • Use Medicare Document Library on Vantage for digital versions of all materials including enrollment books and 17+ languages.

Order Site Enhancements

  • First look added to the home page.
  • Product filtering available when ordering Enrollment books.
  • Chinese and Korean materials available for specific plans.

Need to Know Information

  • Business Reply Envelopes used for applications will be included in the enrollment book.  You will receive a set of labels that will need to be placed on the business reply envelopes prior to 10/15. These labels were created to notify members that they should not mail applications prior to 10/15 and are required to be placed on any enrollment books handed out prior to 10/15.
  • The 2021 plan rating will be included in all enrollment books as a perforated document.  When the 2022 plan rating is available, you will need to remove the 2021 plan rating and replace with the 2022 version, which will be sent out electronically.  All enrollment book orders received after the 2022 plan rating is available, will receive the 2022 plan rating as a separate piece.
  • The OTC form and Catalog will be provided in color with pictures and a description for the products available.

Learn more about all the great materials we have put together for 2022 by watching the Marketing Materials Overview video

 

Sales materials will be available to order on July 13th.

If you certify/recertify prior to this date, you will receive and e-mail on July 13th with a link to order materials. You can also order through certification/recertification courses, vantage and individual link beginning July 13th. For more information access our How to order Medicare Materials job aid here.

THP: Annual Medicare Product Recertification for 2022 Info

THP email communication from 7/2/21:

It’s that time again!

The Health Plan’s (THP) 2022 Medicare Product Training will be available soon. Please watch for an email containing the training link, user ID and password.

What’s new this year?
You will see a new “step” in this year’s training – an annual HIPAA and Privacy attestation. Just like the Code of Conduct, you will review the document and click on the link as attestation.

We have removed the product benefit information from the main training slides. This information is now contained in separate benefit chart documents, displayed by state.

Once you have completed THP training and have submitted proof of successful Medicare Rules and Regulations training completion, we will send you a certification status email. This email will let you know when you are officially “Ready to Sell for 2022.”

If you take AHIP and have not already registered through The Health Plan AHIP URL, please visit ahipmedicaretraining.com/clients/thehealthplan.

Registering through this link will ensure that your AHIP certificate is automatically sent to The Health Plan, eliminating the need for you to forward the information.

 

If you have any questions, please reach out to your CSM service rep.