2019 Aetna Individual Medicare Producer Certification Begins July 11

Starting July 11, you can complete the 2019 annual certification process for Aetna and Coventry Individual Medicare products (MA/MAPD, PDP). It’s one of the annual requirements you must complete to sell Aetna 2019 plans this Annual Election Period. Watch for more details about certification later this month.

AHIP training will begin July 11. Completing the 2019 Aetna Individual Medicare producer certification includes AHIP and costs $125.

Aetna also has an app that you can use to enroll your clients. With the Ascend Virtual Sales Office app, the electronic enrollment tool, you can:

  • Shorten the sales cycle and hold more appointments
  • Submit enrollments electronically
  • Eliminate paperwork
  • Reduce application errors
  • Quickly access resources all in one place

To start using the Ascend app, login to Producer World, go to the Ascend Virtual Sales Office app section and then click on “request access” to get started.

Questions? Contact your Cornerstone representative for answers!

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

Action Required! Cornerstone-Exclusive 60 Percent Off HR360 Ends Soon!

the HR360 electronic database and access to 750 subscriptions to the online HR library for your clients!

 

With HR360, you will gain access to…

  • The most current healthcare reform guidance, news, and tools
  • ACA & HR news alerts and PDF tools branded with your logo and contact information
  • 12 customizable, emailable monthly HR and benefits newsletters
  • Free emailing system to send ACA alerts, tools, and monthly newsletter

Prices go up July 1, so call today to receive the 60% discount!


Contact Matt Coakley at 419-918-2632 or email mattcoakley@zywave.com for more information.

Mention Cornerstone when you call to make sure you get this pricing.

Save the Date: Improving Quoting Techniques in the Dental Benefits Marketplace

Improving Quoting Techniques in the Dental Benefits Marketplace

Earn one continuing education credit

Delta Dental

 

August 16, 2018

2:30 pm

J. Liu Restaurant — Worthington

Worthington, OH 43085

More details to follow.

www.deltadentaloh.com

Not appointed with Delta Dental? We can help. Contact your Cornerstone rep today!

Mutual of Omaha Rate Adjustments

Mutual of Omaha is making rate adjustments effective August 1, 2018.

Click here to view a summary of those changes.

The updated sales material will not be available to download or order from Mutual’s website until early to mid-July.

SilverScript Update: Agent Portal Redesign & Debut

On the evening of June 15, the SilverScript Agent Portal will be unavailable while they prepare to launch the NEW SilverScript Agent Portal. The updated system will be available for you by the morning of June 18, 2018.

Some of the highlights:

  • Across the site, the user experience has been updated based on agent and agency administrator interviews and feedback.
  • While the Enrollment Portal’s functionality is mostly unchanged, the interface is 100% new.
  • New “I want to…” menu for agents and administrators has been added to access the most commonly used pages with just one click, for ease of navigation.
  • On June 18th, you may use your old browser bookmark to get to the new portal. You will be automatically redirected to the new portal where you will use your old password to log in. You will then be asked to change your password.

 

New Look

As you can see from the two home pages shown here, the new Enrollment Portal follows the same look that you see on all other CVS Health websites and portals.

Existing

New

New Site Navigation

The new menus are organized around different types of common tasks, and are varied based on your user role, enabling you to get the information you need quickly.

Introducing “I want to …”

The new navigation menus offer an intuitive way to get to the portal functions you need. To put the functions that you rely on most in one area, SilverScript created the “I want to …“ menu. Each item on the menu is an action, presented the way you would finish the “I want to …“ sentence.

Also, as you may notice in the screenshot below, your reports can now be found under Reports > My Clients, or I want to > “See the status of my Enrollments”.

This portal will make it easier for you to conduct your business, as well as easier to find enrollment information and agent training resources. More info to come… Remember, the Portal will be down on June 15 and back up no later than June 18.

UCT Announces Bonus Program for Cornerstone Senior Marketing Agents!

UCT and Cornerstone Senior Marketing are offering an exclusive bonus program for our agents only.

Agents will receive an extra $25 per application for any of UCT’s products written and effective from June 1, 2018, to August 1, 2018.

*Policy must be in force for 90 days from effective date to pay out bonus.

Not contracted with UCT? Contact your Cornerstone Senior Marketing sales representative today to get started!


Why Sell UCT Products?

A UCT Dental, Vision, and Hearing policy could cover a pair of digital hearing aids for as low as $200 out-of-pocket!

  • Choose your own dentist or doctor—NO NETWORKS.
  • Deductible choices—$0 or $100 annually.
  • Benefit choices: $1,000, $1,500, $2,000, or $2,500 every year.
  • UCT offers a household discount.
  • Ages 0–75 are eligible.
  • Children’s policies are available.
  • Simple application and fast to issue.

The Cincinnati Enquirer Names Cornerstone A Winner Of The Greater Cincinnati And Northern Kentucky Area 2018 Top Workplaces Award

For the fourth consecutive year, Cornerstone has been awarded a 2018 Top Workplaces honor by The Cincinnati Enquirer.

The list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by research partner Energage, LLC (formerly WorkplaceDynamics), a leading provider of technology-based employee engagement tools. The anonymous survey measures several aspects of workplace culture, including alignment, execution, and connection, just to name a few.

“Top Workplaces is more than just recognition,” said Doug Claffey, CEO of Energage. “Our research shows organizations that earn the award attract better talent, experience lower turnover, and are better equipped to deliver bottom-line results. Their leaders prioritize and carefully craft a healthy workplace culture that supports employee engagement.”

Cornerstone is ranked number seven on the 2018 list, five spots up from our number 12 ranking in 2017.

“I’m proud of our employees and their commitment to our customers, our partners, and our business strategies,” Cornerstone President Jennifer Agnello said. “Identifying and capitalizing on opportunities to provide guidance, support, and executional excellence is what keeps Cornerstone on the forefront.”

“Becoming a Top Workplace isn’t something organizations can buy,” Claffey said. “It’s an achievement that organizations have worked for and a distinction that gives them a competitive advantage. It’s a big deal.”

 

Click here for more information.

Top Workplaces Cincinnati: 38,695 surveyed at 184 local firms to pick winners for 2018

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.