Marc’s Joins Aetna’s Preferred Pharmacy Network

Marc’s has been added as a preferred pharmacy for Aetna and Coventry MAPD and PDP plans.

Preferred pharmacies provide prescription drugs at the lowest copays/coinsurance. This means your clients may pay less for certain drugs when they fill their prescription at preferred pharmacies like Marc’s.

Contact your Cornerstone representative for more details.

Aetna and Coventry MA/MAPD Clients Can Save on Diabetic Testing Supplies

Aetna and Coventry MA/MAPD clients have access to OneTouch meters and test strips at $0 cost share from LifeScan. Additional supplies, like lancets, lancing devices, and solutions, are available for $0 cost share.

Click here to download the flyer.

Aetna and Coventry’s SilverSneaker Fitness Benefit

Aetna and Coventry MA/MAPD clients have a no-cost membership to participate in SilverSneakers fitness facilities:

  • Once enrolled, members just need their SilverSneakers ID number.
    • If this is their first time with a plan that has SilverSneakers, they’ll get their SilverSneakers ID number in the mail.
    • If members previously had a plan with SilverSneakers (regardless of the health plan), their SilverSneakers ID number remains the same. Members can look up their number by calling SilverSneakers or visiting com.
  • Find participating fitness locations at com.

Aetna and Coventry to Cover Shingles Vaccine

Starting February 1, Aetna and Coventry MAPD and PDP plans will cover the Shingrix shingles vaccine as a Tier 3 medication.

This medication is recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) for healthy adults aged 50  years or older, as well as adults who previously received the current shingles vaccine (Zostavax) to prevent shingles and related complications. There is no change in coverage for the Zostavax vaccine.

For more information, click here.

2018 $50 Aetna Funding Advantage Broker Bonus

Aetna Funding Advantage (AFA) broker bonus for small groups sold from February 1, 2018 through January 1, 2019 effective dates. Earn $50 per employee! Click here for more information.

Aetna Releases New Deadlines for Case Submissions

New deadlines for case submissions effective February 1

Sales notification/CIR for electronic case submissions are due by the 22nd of the month with complete electronic case submission by the 27th of the month prior to the requested effective date. This applies to Small Group AFA new business and current customers moving to AFA at renewal.

Attention Brokers With AFA Customers

ATTENTION BROKERS WITH AFA CUSTOMERS: See notice from Aetna regarding new Service Agreements being sent to customers. Note that Aetna is sending notices of contract termination—this may alarm some customers. Aetna has also sent out an updated customer billing and banking handbook.

Click here to view the full release.

 

UPCOMING BROKER TRAINING DATES:

Training Date and time RSVP
AFA & Apple Watch® Fridays: 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. EST Click here to register
Springboard Marketplace:
AFA Renewal and Offer Acceptance Mini Sessions for Brokers
30 minute mini sessions
Tuesdays: 12:30 p.m. – 1 p.m. EST
Click here to register
Springboard Marketplace: Detailed AFA Renewal and Offer Acceptance Training for Brokers Wednesdays: 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. EST Click here to register
Springboard Marketplace:
general information
broker trainings
Thursdays: 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. EST Click here to register
Springboard Marketplace:
general information
plan sponsor trainings 
Tuesdays: 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. EST Click here to register

Click here to view the AFA Billing and Banking Handbook.

Marc’s Is Now A Preferred Pharmacy For MAPD And PDP Plans In Ohio

Aetna and Coventry recently announced that Marc’s is now a preferred pharmacy for MAPD and PDP plans. Preferred pharmacies provide prescription drugs at Aetna’s lowest copays/coinsurance, which means clients may pay less for certain drugs when filling prescriptions at preferred pharmacies.

 

Contact your Cornerstone representative with any questions.

Aetna’s Hospital Indemnity Flex Coming To 9 New States

On February 5, 2018, Aetna will begin offering their new Hospital Indemnity Flex product in Indiana, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee.

View the Ohio Brochure and Rate Guide.

Aetna: Small Group AFA Updates

New deadlines for case submissions effective February 1
Be sure to get your submissions in on time! Starting with February 1 effective dates, groups that submit their cases via paper must now do so by the 10th of the month, prior to the requested effective date. Sales notification/CIR for electronic case submissions are due by the 22nd of the month with complete electronic case submission by the 27th of the month prior to the requested effective date. This applies to Small Group AFA new business and current customers moving to AFA at renewal.

 

January 1, 2018 deadlines are coming up!
Remember, for January 1 effective dates, paper case submissions need to be in by December 20th and electronic case submissions need to be in by December 27th.  To avoid delays, make sure your submissions are complete and on time!