Effective April 16, 2018, Medical Mutual commission statements will be accessible only through MyBrokerLink and will no longer require a separate registration or log-in. The first commission statements available on MyBrokerLink will be for the March 2018 commission payment.
Anthem recently released their 2018 Anthem Specialty Broker Guide with information regarding Anthem dental, vision, life, and disability for groups with 2–100 employees.
Cornerstone’s Toledo and Lima offices are hosting CE days for Cornerstone agents on May 22nd and May 23rd. 4 CEs available!
The schedule below is the same for May 22nd and May 23rd.
May 22, 2018 | 8:30 am–3:00 pm
5555 Airport Highway, Suite 142
Toledo, OH 43615
May 23, 2018 | 8:30 am–3:00 pm
3745 Shawnee Road, Suite 104
Lima, Oh 45806
UnitedHealthcare is adding FREE Quit For Life tobacco cessation support on all fully insured plans effective June 1, 2018.
Quit For Life is a clinically proven tobacco cessation program offered in collaboration with the American Cancer Society. The program combines digital and telephonic tools and resources, along with physical, psychological, and behavioral strategies to help members overcome their tobacco addiction.
Throughout the program, members have access to a highly trained, experienced Quit Coach to help make a plan, set a quit date, and provide ongoing support. In addition, members receive many tools and resources to help keep them engaged and on track with their cessation plan, including:
- Expert-led online courses
- Urge management tools
- Digital first approach (portal and mobile support)
- Highly trained tobacco cessation coaches
- Nicotine replacement therapy counseling
- Text messaging
- Secured emails
Since 2009, Quit For Life has been delivered to the market in collaboration with the American Cancer Society. This product also has multiple other partners and accreditations, including the Society of Behavioral Medicine, Association for the Treatment of Tobacco Use and Dependence, World Health Organization, and Stanford Research Institute International. Quit For Life has helped more than 3.5 million people and has delivered impressive results:
- 49% quit rate
- 95% program satisfaction
- 97% of participants would recommend the program
Although smoking rates have declined over the years, one out of six American adults still smokes. Costs to employers are staggering: $3,160 in medical expenses + $146 in workers’ compensation + $1,066 in lost productivity + $1,903 in smoking breaks = $6,275 total.
It can be difficult for people to stop smoking or using any form of tobacco, especially without the proper help and resources. Quit For Life provides members with the coaching, tools, and resources to help improve their confidence and motivation to quit.
Anthem Blue View Vision large group (51+) employer-paid and voluntary vision plans will be updated for new business and current plans with effective or renewing dates of July 1, 2018, and after.
UHC’s Real Appeal is a weight management program included on all UHC groups, large and small. UHC offers webinars to learn more. See upcoming dates and links to register here.
During these half-hour sessions, participants will learn more about UnitedHealthcare’s Real Appeal weight-loss program and the benefits it offers fully insured Key Accounts and Small Business customers. The sessions will showcase how the program has helped members lose more than 1 million pounds* through one-on-one personalized coaching and engaging digital tools that lead to behavior change, scalable disease prevention and medical savings for customers.
Participants will also have the opportunity to walk through the Real Appeal customer site (engage.realappeal.com), ask questions about the program, and better understand the tools and resources available to help them register their company for the program.
April Informational Sessions
Tuesday, April 10
11:00 am ET
Friday, April 13
3:00 pm ET
May Informational Sessions
Tuesday, May 8
11:00 am ET
Friday, May 11
3:00 pm ET
June Informational Sessions
Tuesday, June 12
11:00 am ET
Friday, June 15
Enhanced coordination between medical and ancillary coverages, more wellness packages, EOB updates, HSA banking changes. Get updates on their products and services for groups with 51-99 and 100+ with the attached webinar. Learn all about better products and new capabilities that will be available to most renewing groups and new business, including:
- Products and programs for employer groups with 51-99 and 100+ enrolled employees
- Clinical packages to support employer groups at every level
- Act Wise, new consumer-driven plans
- Anthem Engage, a digital assistant that gives members guidance and support in real time
Fully insured customers can save up to 3 percent on medical premiums when they bundle their UnitedHealthcare medical plan with UnitedHealthcare dental, vision, and/or financial protection plans. Bundling helps simplify the administrative experience and helps provide employees with a broad range of complementary plans to help fit their needs and budgets. UBundle is offered to groups 51+. UHC also offers medical premium credits to small businesses (2–99) through Packaged Savings. A UBundle brochure is attached for your convenience. To maximize savings, be sure to consider requesting ancillary lines proposals with your next medical RFP.
Anthem announces increased the maximum savings offered through One Solution Savings for large groups 51+. The vision discount has been increased to 1 percent (previously .5 percent) and the total allowable savings to 4 percent.
Contact your Cornerstone representative for more information.
On April 11, 2018, NW Ohio Health Underwriters is hosting their annual Products Fair with 4 CEs.
(Register by Friday, April 6, 2018)
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
St. Lukes Hospital | Auditorium A & B
5901 Monclova Rd.
Maumee, OH 43537
NWOAHU Members: $35.00
Cost to attend includes continental breakfast, lunch and CE’s.
Advanced registration is required.