5 Reasons Aetna is Your Choice in Northeast Ohio

 

Cornerstone Senior Marketing & Aetna MA/MAPD want to share some insightful benefit information on Aetna’s plans if you have clients in the Northeast Ohio region.

5 reasons Aetna is your BEST choice in Northeast Ohio:

  1. Access to National Network on PPO and HMO plans. Network includes ALL acute care hospitals in Ohio, with access to a national network which includes Cleveland Clinic, Akron Children’s and Aultman.
  2. Expanded service area into Wayne, Carroll and Tuscarawas counties.
  3. $0 premium HMO Value and $0 premium Value PPO plans.
  4. $0 PPO includes dental, OTC, hearing and meal benefit.
  5. Reduction in MOOP and copays including $0 Tier 1, and Tier 2 Prescription gap coverage.

 $0/MONTH

Two plan options including both medical and prescription drug coverage at $0/month

PROVIDER NETWORK

All acute-care hospitals in Ohio are in-network for Aetna members

(The Ohio State University is in-network for Aetna PPO members only)

NEW BENEFITS ADDED

Plans may include: OTC allowance, transportation, post-discharge meals, and dental, vision, & hearing benefits

If you have questions or want to get contracted with Aetna please contact your Cornerstone Senior Marketing representative.

Aetna Funding Advantage New Broker Bonus

Earn more for groups sold using IMQs with Aetna Funding Advantage’s new broker bonus. 

From 11/1 through 1/1 effective dates, you can earn more per subscriber for sold Aetna Funding Advantage (AFA) groups underwritten using Individual Medical Questionnaires (IMQs).

When you sell a Small Group (5-50*) AFA case underwritten using IMQs, you get:

  • Opportunity for group to save up to 15% on costs**
  • $100 per subscriber instead of the standard $50 per subscriber AFA bonus, paid quarterly
*10-50 in NV, 26-50 in NC
**Versus a group underwritten through GRx methodology. Based on AFA book of business analysis.

Click here to learn more.

CVS-Aetna Merger Cleared by Department of Justice

Verified on October 10, 2018, the Department of Justice has allowed CVS Health’s acquisition of Aetna to proceed. The $68 billion deal is still subject to state regulatory approvals, many of which have been granted.The acquisition is expected to close in the fourth quarter of this year. The intention of the merger is to improve the consumer health care experience at a lower cost for patients and payors.

The news comes just one month after Aetna agreed to sell its Medicare prescription drug business to WellCare Health Plans, Inc. to alleviate concerns that the merger would harm competition among plans with pharmaceutical coverage for seniors.

RESOURCES

Peerfit Now Available for Aetna Funding Advantage Memberse

Small Group Aetna Funding Advantage plans now include access to group fitness classes through Peerfit without any membership costs or long-term commitments for employees. Starting with October 1 effective and renewal dates, employees with an Aetna Funding Advantage plan can dance, spin, run, or lift their way to health by attending group fitness classes at gyms and fitness studios in the Peerfit network.

Click here for more information about AFA’s Group Fitness Classes.

Click here for more information about Peerfit.

 

Contact your Cornerstone representative for additional information.

Aetna Works to Keep Your Data Safe with Self-Validation

Aetna recently announced the launch of a new broker full-disk encryption validation service, which would have required brokers to download a software agent to their devices. After growing concerns, Aetna has decided to use a self-validation solution instead.

Beginning on September 17, 2018, the first time you visit a broker website, you will see a pop-up message that asks you to verify if your device is encrypted. Your response (either “Yes” or “No/I don’t know”) generates a web browser file called a cookie, which can be read by any Aetna broker website you visit from the same device and browser.

Each cookie has an expiration date. When it expires, you will be asked to re-verify your encryption status. If you answer “yes” to the encryption pop-up, your cookie will expire in 12 months. This means you’ll be set for a year when you use the same device. If your device is not encrypted or you don’t know if your device is encrypted, the cookie will expire in 90 days. This will give you an opportunity to verify or install encryption.

Find out more about this system and why it is in place here.

LIVE TRAINING: Be Ready to Sell with Aetna 2019 Medicare Products With $0 PPO!

Be Ready to Sell with Aetna 2019 Medicare Products With $0 PPO!

Join Cornerstone and Aetna for an exclusive look at their 2019 Medicare products. Learn about the benefits of their 2019 plans, including…

  • 2019 New Medicare Plan options
  • Enhanced Value Added Benefits- Dental, Hearing, Vision
  • Online Enrollment Tools
  • New Marketing Pieces

DATE: Tuesday, September 18

TIME: 10:00 am–12:00 pm

LOCATION: Cornerstone Cleveland Office

4500 Rockside Road Suite 330 | Independence, OH 44131

Click here to register.

 

Not appointed with Aetna? Contact your Cornerstone representative today to get started!

ATTENTION KY BROKERS: Check Out Aetna’s Level-Funded Program

Attention Kentucky Brokers! Have you quoted Aetna’s new level-funded program? Aetna has recently made a significant rate adjustment in Kentucky. Ask for quotes on this product today!

Important Updates to 2018 AFA (5–99):

  • 5–99 in Ohio
  • 5–50 in KY
  • 15 percent rate decrease for KY effective 7-1-18
  • Very competitive pricing
  • 15-month rate guarantee for 12-1-18 and 1-1-19 effective dates (only increases rate 1 percent to go to 15 months versus 12)
  • $50 bonus per Employee per Year through 1-1-19 effective dates.  Example: 10 employees = $500 bonus.  30 employees = $1500
  • $25 Per Employee per year administrative credit if submitting early
  • $25 plus tax for Apple Watch for employee ($50 plus tax for spouse)
  • Pure Fit wellness credits

Contact your Cornerstone representative for additional details or to get contracted with Aetna today.

NEW: Aetna Funding Advantage Extended Contract

Aetna Funding Advantage is available on a 15-month contract for December 1 and January 1 new customers. Wouldn’t it be nice to have some business renewal outside OEP? Learn more.

Aetna Expands Market Size For AFA And Offers $50 Per EE Bonus

Aetna Funding Advantage is now available for 5–100 groups in Ohio. AFA is Aetna’s fastest growing small business offering with potential savings on monthly costs, the opportunity for surplus sharing, a digital administration and enrollment platform, wellness activated by Apple Watch and more. Aetna has expanded it to groups with 51 to 100 eligible employees in Ohio.

Click here to learn more.

Click here for the original release from Aetna.

Aetna Funding Advantage Offers 15-Month Contract

Aetna Funding Advantage will again offer a 15-month contract in December 2018 and January 2019 for new Aetna customers who select an AFA plan. AFA extended the 15-month contract offer to 23 additional markets.

The new AFA extended contract:

  • Offers a 15 month AFA contract
  • Applies to new Aetna small group (5-50**) customers with December 1, 2018 and January 2019 effective dates
  • Moves your client to a March 1, 2020 or April 1, 2020 anniversary date
  • Is available in AZ, CO, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, KY, LA, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, NE, NJ, NV, KS, OH, OK, TN, TX, UT, WI and WY

Contact your Cornerstone representative for additional details.