Anthem Adds Hospital to MA Network

Jewish Hospital in Cincinnati is now in-network for the Anthem Medicare Advantage plans.

Brokers can search for doctors at anthem.com/medicare

ATTENTION OHIO BROKERS: Anthem’s Medicare Supplement Bonus Program for 2018!

Great News for Brokers in Ohio!

The more you sell, the more you earn with Anthem’s Medicare Supplement Sales Bonus Program!

Now YOU have a new opportunity to earn even more on EVERY Medicare Supplement Plan you SELL!

New, short-term incentives have just been announced for brokers who sell Anthem’s Medicare Supplement plans! Don’t miss out on this limited time opportunity to earn more when you sell Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Medicare Supplement plans with 1/1/2018 effective dates!*

 

How Does it Work? 

  • If you sell 3 approved Medicare Supplement policies you’ll receive an additional $100 bonus per sale!
  • But if you sell 5 or more approved Medicare Supplement policies you’ll receive an additional $150 bonus per sale!

EXAMPLE:  If you sell 3 Medicare Supplement policy in a month with a qualifying effective date of 1/1/2018 you’ll earn a $300 bonus (3× $100)! But if you sell 5 plan policies, you’ll earn $750 (5× $150)!

 

Program Rules:

  • All per sale bonus amounts are in addition to the standard broker compensation.

 

Your current and prospective clients can benefit from these money-saving options on every Anthem plan:

  • A 5% discount on each policy if there is more than one Medicare Supplement policy written in a household with a coverage date of June 1,2010 or after.
  • Receive $2 off their monthly premium simply by enrolling in automatic electronic premium payments—a savings of $24 annually. Save $48 by paying their premium for the entire year.
  • There’s even greater savings for your clients when you help them combine discounts (based on eligibility).

 

While your clients are saving money, they can also stay healthy by taking advantage of the SilverSneakers Fitness Program, which offers eligible Modernized Anthem Medicare Supplement members a Basic Membership with access to over 13,000 locations nationwide—at no extra cost!**

So don’t wait!  It’s time to take advantage of this limited time opportunity to make more money selling Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Medicare Supplement Plans!

 

Questions? Contact your Cornerstone representative today.


* Incentive is limited to new enrollees only-and based upon approval of the policy. All incentives will be paid within ninety days of the end of the bonus period. Anthem reserves the right to make all rules and determinations regarding the bonus program, and may modify or eliminate the program at any time without notice.  For more detailed information on the bonus program, please contact your Regional Sales Manager.

**SilverSneakers is a value-added program. It is not insurance and not part of the Medicare Supplement insurance plans. It can be changed or withdrawn at any time.

 

Anthem PPO Migration Updates

Some changes are being made to the premium rates and deductible for Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield PPO plans, impacting approximately 93,000 members across Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio.

Anthem will notify members by mail of the PPO changes and will send them information about their plan options.

The anticipated PPO Migrations in Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio will not impact the existing Agent of Record should a client contact Telesales or Anthem’s Field Sales Agents to discuss their plan options and decides to change to another Anthem plan.

Great News for Kentucky! Anthem Kentucky Medicare Supplement Bonus Program

The More You SELL the More You EARN During Anthem’s Medicare Supplement Sales Bonus Program!

Now YOU have a new opportunity to earn even more on EVERY Medicare Supplement Plan you SELL!

New, short-term incentives have just been announced for brokers who sell Anthem KY Medicare Supplement plans! Don’t miss out on this limited time opportunity to earn more when you sell Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Medicare Supplement plans with 1/1/2018 effective dates!*

How Does it Work? 

  • If you sell 3-6 approved Medicare Supplement policies you’ll receive an additional $100 bonus per sale!
  • But if you sell 7 approved Medicare Supplement policies you’ll receive an additional $150 bonus per sale!

 

EXAMPLE:  If you sell 3 Medicare Supplement policies with a qualifying effective date (1/1/2018) you’ll earn a $300 bonus! (3x $100)  

But if you sell 7 Plan policies, you’ll earn $1,050! (7 x $150)

Program Rules:

  • All per sale bonus amounts are in addition to the standard broker compensation.
  • All per sale bonus amounts are earned for Medicare Supplement enrollments for that particular month only.

Your current and prospective clients can benefit from these money-saving options on every Anthem plan:

  • A 5% discount on each policy if there is more than one Medicare Supplement policy written in a household with a coverage date of June 1, 2010 or after.
  • Receive $2 off their monthly premium simply by enrolling in automatic electronic premium payments – a savings of $24 annually. Save $48 by paying their premium for the entire year.
  • There’s even greater savings for your clients when you help them combine discounts (based on eligibility).

While your clients are saving money, they can also stay healthy by taking advantage of the SilverSneakers Fitness Program, which offers eligible Modernized Anthem Medicare Supplement members a Basic Membership with access to over 13,000 locations nationwide – at no extra cost!**

So don’t wait!  It’s time to take advantage of this limited time opportunity to make more money selling Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Medicare Supplement Plans!


* Incentive is limited to new enrollees only-and based upon approval of the policy. All incentives will be paid within ninety days of the end of the bonus period. Anthem reserves the right to make all rules and determinations regarding the bonus program, and may modify or eliminate the program at any time without notice.  For more detailed information on the bonus program, please contact your Regional Sales Manager.

**SilverSneakers® is a value-added program. It is not insurance and not part of the Medicare Supplement insurance plans. It can be changed or withdrawn at any time.

Update on Anthem 2018 SBCs and SOBs

The SBCs and SOBs are still being created and have been delayed.  The current ETA is the first part of November.

Please remember you can use Anthem’s plan comparison tool to obtain the spreadsheet style benefit outlines—including grandmothered plans.

For more information, click here.

Anthem to Launch New Pharmacy Benefits Manager

Anthem’s new pharmacy benefits manager will be IngenioRx, which will offer a full suite of PBM solutions starting in 2020, coinciding with the conclusion of the company’s current PBM contract.

IngenioRx will serve customers of Anthem affiliated health plans, as well as non-Anthem
customers, with a seamless, integrated experience by taking Anthem’s new model to the
national marketplace. The IngenioRx pharmacy leadership team combined has more than 100
years of experience in the PBM industry, which will be invaluable in helping to ensure a
seamless transition for members.

To learn more, click here.

Anthem to Offer New Musculoskeletal and Pain Management Solution

Beginning in November, Anthem will offer a new comprehensive Musculoskeletal and Pain Management Solution, administered by AIM Specialty Health. This program reviews certain spine and join surgeries, and interventional pain services against clinical criteria to help make sure the care is appropriate and that it aligns with established evidence-based medicine.

The MSK program also includes an initiative to help get members engaged. Before any scheduled
procedure, they get information that educates them about the surgery or treatment. This initiative is
designed to drive adherence to care plans, motivate preventive action, and improve appropriate use
of care.

Starting in November 2017, the MSK program will be available only in certain states where Anthem does
business. The program will continue to expand into other states throughout 2018. It will be made
available to National Accounts in January 2019.

Here is the roll-out schedule for the new MSK program:

  • November 1, 2017: Fully insured groups in Kentucky, Ohio, Missouri, Wisconsin (Indiana is
    excluded)
  • March 1, 2018: Fully insured groups in Georgia, Virginia, New York, New Hampshire,
  • March 1, 2018: Fully insured groups in Georgia, Virginia, New York, New Hampshire,
    Connecticut, Maine, Colorado, Nevada, California
  • July 1, 2018: ASO (Administrative Services Only) groups
  • July 1, 2018: ASO (Administrative Services Only) groups
  • January 1, 2019: National Accounts
  • January 1, 2019: National Accounts

ANTHEM: Become a Medicare Megastar

Sell 18 approved Anthem Medicare Advantage policies with 1/1/18 effective dates during this AEP season and YOU can become a Medicare Megastar! As a Medicare Megastar, you’re entitled to SUPERHERO benefits like getting your 2019 AHIP certification at no cost!

 

View all the reasons to sell Anthem this year here!

Carriers with January 1 Effective Dates Available!

The following carriers have January 1, 2018, effective dates available for quoting as of October 4, 2017, this afternoon:

  • Aetna Funding Advantage
  • All Savers
  • Anthem (OH, KY, IN)
  • Anthem SOCA BP
  • Humana (OH, KY, IN)
  • UHC (IN, KY, OH)

 

For more information, contact your Cornerstone representative today!

Anthem Will Not Offer Coverage in Pike County

Anthem announced last week that they have chosen not to offer one Individual off-exchange catastrophic health plan in Pike County, Ohio. Impacted members have been notified.

The company hopes that changes in the market will allow them to have a more robust presence in the future.