UnitedHealthcare’s First Look at 2019 Medicare Advantage Plans!

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UnitedHealthcare has released their Medicare Advantage plans for 2019. Don’t miss your chance for a first look at their plan benefits!

Click here for a first look.

*Please ask for a specific state(s) when requesting your first look


Not contracted with UnitedHealthcare? Reach out to your Cornerstone Senior Marketing Sales representative to get appointed today!

Register Today for Golden Rule’s Cash Infusion Bonus Incentive!

Earn more with Golden Rule’s double bonus incentive that rewards you for Health ProtectorGuard (HPG) and short-term medical (STM) eligible plans submitted between July 1 to October 31, 2018, and issued by Nov. 15, 2018.

$100
PER HEALTH PROTECTORGUARD APPLICATION*
(*$80 for HPG Choice Value Plans)

$50
FOR SHORT TERM 2×3  APPLICATIONS
(Or $25 for every short-term Application)

Click here for additional details.

Questions? Contact your Cornerstone representative today.

UHC Medicare Solutions: 2019 Certification Opens June 25!

Mark your calendars! Starting Monday, June 25, you can certify to sell 2019 UnitedHealthcare products.

Certify early! The sales materials portal will open mid-August for Enrollment Guide orders! By certifying early, you can ensure you’ll have materials ready to go by October 1. The longer you wait to certify, the less likely you are to receive materials by October 1.

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Passing the prerequisite Tests (Medicare Basics Test, Ethics and Compliance Test, and AARP Course) certifies you to sell Medicare Advantage (MA) AND Part D plans! Don’t forget to certify for Medicare Supplement Insurance Plans and Special Needs Plans to help grow your business.

NEW! A built-in Fraud, Waste and Abuse course
No need to visit the Centers for Medicaid Services (CMS) site to take the Fraud, Waste and Abuse course. The content is now built into UHC’s Ethics and Compliance module and streamlined to ensure you get the exact information you need while reducing content by 70 percent. A huge time saver for you!

NEW! Improved Conflict of Interest Disclosure
To make this annual process easier, UHC has simplified the Conflict of Interest Status Disclosure language (find it in the 2019 Ethics and Compliance Test).

NEW! Events Basics refresh
UHC has also streamlined the Events Basics course content – a 21% reduction from last year – and designed an easier navigation. The course can be found in the electives section, be sure to take it so you can be ready to conduct marketing events.

How to take certifications:

  • Certification modules and tests are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week on Jarvis>Knowledge Center>Training>Certifications.
  • You will have six attempts to complete an assessment with a minimum passing score of 85 percent.
  • Each time you launch the assessment an attempt is counted, whether you complete the assessment or not. Important: Be sure to schedule uninterrupted time in order to complete the entire assessment without losing an attempt.
  • Upon answering a question, immediate feedback lets you know if you answered the question correctly or incorrectly.
  • For more information, refer to the 2019 Certification User Guide on Jarvis>Knowledge Center>Training>Certifications.

UnitedHealthcare will once again accept America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) certification in place of the UnitedHealthcare 2019 Medicare Basics Test (including Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug Plans). More information here.

 

Questions? Reach out to your Cornerstone Senior Marketing representative today!

DATE CHANGED: Register Today for UHC Training in Cleveland

Please plan to attend Cornerstone’s in-person carrier specific training with UHC in our Cleveland office! We will have carrier representatives present material from UnitedHealthcare Medicare Solutions.

UnitedHealthcare Product Training

DATE: Tuesday, July 17

TIME: 10:00 am–12:00 pm

LOCATION: Cornerstone Cleveland Office

4500 Rockside Road Suite 330 Independence, OH 44131

 

Join the discussion regarding UHC’s products and start preparing for the AEP season!

Training includes:

  • Product information
  • Market updates
  • Certifications

 

Click here to register.

Please indicate which training date you are planning to attend in your email

UnitedHealthcare’s Second Opinion Service Offers Consultations From Top Specialists

UnitedHealthcare’s new Second Opinion service will provide members access to personalized consultations with medical experts by video or phone. The service will be offered by top medical specialists throughout the United States through 2nd.MD, a third-party vendor.

Consultation requests can be made 24/7 online or from phone 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET; for critical care cases, nurses are available 24 hours a day. By being able to use this service from anywhere, members get improved access, which is especially important to those with geographical limitations, and improved convenience, eliminating the need to take time off from work to go to an appointment.

For more information, contact your Cornerstone representative.

UnitedHealthcare Offers New Tool for Comparing Drug Prices

UnitedHealthcare’s PreCheck MyScript tool makes comparing drug prices easy. This tool enables physicians to see the precise cost information based on the patient’s benefit plan and the pricing information for the selected pharmacy; they will also be alerted to prescription drugs that require prior authorization, are not covered or are non-preferred.

For more information, contact your Cornerstone representative.

Reporting Fraud, Waste, and Abuse

Cornerstone employees and broker partners are required to report suspected Fraud, Waste and Abuse. You can report Fraud, Waste and Abuse to Cornerstone’s Tim Shook at 513-629-9505 or email tshook@crnstone.com. Additionally, you can report suspected Fraud, Waste or Abuse anonymously via the following Plan Sponsor hotlines:

Aetna: 1-860-273-3586

MMO: 1-800-762-8130

UnitedHealthcare: 1-877-401-9430

Humana: 1-800-614-4126

Paramount: 1-800-462-3589

Premier: 1-888-271-2688

Anthem: 1-800-203-3738

SAVE THE DATES: Register Today for Cornerstone’s Cleveland Trainings

Please plan to attend Cornerstone’s in-person carrier specific trainings in our Cleveland office! We will have carrier representatives present material from Allwell and UnitedHealthcare Medicare Solutions.

 

Allwell Product Training

DATE: Wednesday, June 6

TIME: 10:00 am–12:00 pm

LOCATION: Cornerstone Cleveland Office

4500 Rockside Road Suite 330 Independence, OH 44131

 

Learn about Allwell’s MA, DSNP products and everything they have to offer your clients!

Topics include:

  • How to market Allwell plans
  • Value-Based Enrollment (VBE) Information
  • Marketing and online tools to utilize

 

UnitedHealthcare Product Training

DATE: Tuesday, June 26

TIME: 10:00 am–12:00 pm

LOCATION: Cornerstone Cleveland Office

4500 Rockside Road Suite 330 Independence, OH 44131

 

Join the discussion regarding UHC’s products and start preparing for the AEP season!

Training includes:

  • Product information
  • Market updates
  • Certifications

 

Click here to register.

Please indicate which training date you are planning to attend in your email

UHC’s New Authentication Process: LEAN & Jarvis Systems

Effective June 7th 2018, UnitedHealthcare will have an additional authentication process that will be required for an agent to access LEAN & Jarvis. This not only impacts every agent/agency that has a current login, but also any staff that uses the agents/agencies login for the website. Every person will be required to have their own Optum ID to access Jarvis.

Your Action

  • You MUST log in with or register for an Optum ID in order to access Jarvis and LEAN as of Thursday, June 7.
  • On June 7, you will be prompted to register when you go to Jarvis or LEAN. Simply set up an Optum ID and connect it to Jarvis and LEAN. If you have an existing Optum ID, sign in with that information and you can connect it to Jarvis and LEAN.
  • Note: You will NOT be able to register until June 7 if you don’t currently have an Optum ID.

What is Optum ID?

Optum ID is a secure, centralized identity management solution that allows you to use a single sign-on for any applications connected to Optum ID. It’s a secure double authentication process similar to processes you may be familiar with like a bank or credit card.

Why Optum ID?

  • It provides an extra level of authentication security.
  • It prevents unauthorized access to your accounts.
  • It simplifies the registration process by eliminating the need to register your Party ID and Agent ID separately.

 

Questions? Please reach out to your Cornerstone senior service representative for more information.

Did You Know? UHC Has Change Forms For AARP Medicare Supplements!

New this year for UHC Med Supp, you can submit a change form for updates on information such as:

  • Effective Date Changes
  • Plan Changes
  • Member Address Changes
  • Member phone number updates
  • App corrections
  • Back-date termination request

The AARP Medicare Supplement change request forms can be downloaded on Jarvis under Enrollment > Application Status > Important Documents.

*Note: There are different forms depending on the information that needs changed/ corrected. Please read the form thoroughly.*