AEP Ends Tuesday December 7, 2021
Important information about the last days of AEP and submitting enrollment apps.
The following tips will help ensure your hard work this AEP pays off and your applications are processed correctly, including those submitted on Tuesday, December 7, 2021!
1. AEP application submission deadline: ALL applications must be submitted no later than 11:59 pm on December 7.
2. Date the application. It’s important to include a date on every enrollment application. Applications without a date, received after December 7, 2021, are assigned the date the application was received by the carrier, which can invalidate apps received after AEP ends. Apps that you receive on December 7 must be submitted to the carrier, dated December 7.
3. Faxing Applications: If faxing the application, remember to keep a copy of your successful fax transmittal as confirmation of submission.
4. Application Submission Guide: Click the link below to download the most up to date application enrollment submission process, by carrier.
GENERAL 2022 AEP TIPS & GUIDANCE
Most apps now are plan specific. Be sure the check that the app matches the plan requested.
Invalid Medicare ID number. It’s best to always see a copy of the clients Medicare card to insure the current number is on the app.
Missing signatures or signature dates
Always make sure you and the applicant sign and date the application. Remember, you should not sign and date the application until it is in your possession.
Double check that all signature fields are completed and the dates are correct. We frequently see a date of birth or effective date listed as a signature date!
Missing or Invalid Writing Numbers
This is very important as this is how you are paid! In cases when the incorrect writing number is listed on the application the carrier will drop the policy as a house account until a correction is processed.
Invalid Election Period
Be sure to check or write in the AEP election on the application that requires the election to be entered. The carrier won’t assume the AEP election.
While most elections will be marked AEP this time of year, it’s still important to make sure you are using the correct election period for age-ins or other special circumstances.
Missing Effective Date
Be sure to enter the effective date in regardless if it is AEP. We have seen apps pend for not entering the effective date.
While not all carriers require electronic enrollments, many prefer this method.
NEED HELP? WE’RE HERE FOR YOU!
For more information or questions please contact us