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.

Quote AFA Through January 1 Now!

Small Group Aetna Funding Advantage (AFA) can now be quoted for December 1 and January 1 effective dates. Click here for a quick guide on how to request a quote in your market.

DID YOU KNOW? AFA offers groups $25 per subscriber fee credit for early submission! Click here for more details.

Register Today for Aetna’s 2019 Product Trainings!

Exciting News! Join Cornerstone Senior Marketing and Aetna as we provide you with a first look and market-specific trainings at their 2019 MAPD products.

Gear up for AEP by being one of the first to view Aetna’s 2019 lineup with Cornerstone Senior Marketing!

**Please stay tuned for more locations and dates throughout Ohio coming soon

Click here to register.

First Look Locations and Dates

  • CINCINNATI | TUESDAY JULY 31
  • 9:00 am–11:00 am Cornerstone Senior Marketing Media Center 2101 Florence Ave. | Cincinnati, OH 45206
  • DAYTON | TUESDAY JULY 31
  • 1:00 pm–3:00 pm The Golf Club at Yankee Trace 10000 Yankee St. | Centerville, OH 45458

Market-Specific Training Location and Date

  • COLUMBUS | THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 6
  • 10:00 am–12:00 pm Aetna Office 7400 W. Campus Rd. | New Albany, OH 43054

Not contracted with Aetna?

Contact your Cornerstone Senior Marketing Sales representative today!

Get Fit With Aetna Funding Advantage

Beginning October 1, 2018, Aetna Funding Advantage Plans will include access to group fitness classes through Aetna’s relationship with Peerfit. Members will receive monthly credits1 that can be redeemed through Peerfit to enroll in group fitness classes at gyms and fitness studios in the Peerfit network.

We Have Information About Aetna Renewals!

Just a reminder that Aetna has announced it is not renewing any grandfathered or transitional business (Keep-What-You-Have) any longer. Renewals for any groups remaining in this block will receive ACA options (Aetna offers only 2 plans) or an Aetna Funding Advantage quote if they meet the criteria (5 or more employees).

Please contact your Cornerstone representative if you have a group or groups in this product and would like to explore options.