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.
Earn $50 for every eligible Health ProtectorGuard plan PLUS another potential $50 when you bundle with an Accident Pro Series plan and a dental plan, starting with the first issued online application, once you’ve submitted a minimum of 20 Health ProtectorGuard online applications.
Learn how to build your business with this can’t-miss seminar presented by Cornerstone and UnitedHealthcare!
Mark your calendar for Cornerstone’s interactive training seminar with UnitedHealthcare on ways to market and build your business! You won’t want to miss this…
During this session you will learn and identify existing/new centers of influence to generate new referrals and grow your book of business.
Other topics to be discussed:
- Creating an action plan to engage centers of influence and learn what resources with UHC are available to you
- Learn and compare what is working with other agents
- Schedule 1-on-1 follow ups so your agent manager can help you succeed
- Sign up for upcoming trainings and workshops focused on your business
DATE: Wednesday, April 18
TIME: 9:00 am–11:00 am
LOCATION: Cornerstone Cincinnati Office – Media Center
2101 Florence Ave. | Cincinnati, OH 45206
Not contracted with UHC? Contact your Cornerstone representative to get started!
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
Humana has made updates to the 2018 Producer Partnership Plan (PPP) for Individual Medicare, Medicare Supplement, Dental, and Vision products. These updates include changes to the Medicare Supplement Commission Schedule, which will be effective beginning May 1, 2018.
- A new Medicare Supplement Commission Schedule has been added for policies with effective dates on or after May 1, 2018 (pages 21–28).
- This updated version of the PPP contains two Medicare Supplement Commission Schedules:
- For policies with effective dates between January 1, 2018, and April 30, 2018.
- For policies with effective dates on or after May 1, 2018.
- New schedules for policies with effective dates on or after May 1, 2018, are outlined by age bracket (under 65, 65-80, 81+), state, and compensation year.
- First Year commissions will be paid annually for policies with effective dates on or after May 1, 2018.
- Renewal commissions will continue to be paid monthly.
UPDATE! LIFETIME RENEWALS ON UHC AARP MEDICARE STARTING 5/1
Great news for agents authorized to offer AARP Medicare Supplement insurance plans in Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, Utah, and Virginia! You will now earn lifetime renewals on applications with an effective date of May 1, 2018, and later. (Note: For the states listed, except Florida, applicants must be age 65 or older and eligible for Medicare supplement open enrollment, or underwritten.)
Renewals will be paid as long as the member stays with an AARP Medicare Supplement Plan and continues to pay the premium, provided the agent remains in good standing.
Review the amended UnitedHealthcare agreement below:
External Distribution Channel
Please note: No action is required – changes will take effect automatically.
Please contact your Cornerstone Senior representative for more information
Premier Hospital System in Dayton, Ohio is closing its MAPD plan effective April 1. CMS has granted these members a Special Enrollment Period effective now through May 31, 2018. During the SEP, affected members can enroll in any new Medicare Advantage plan available in their area. If they don’t join another Medicare plan, they’ll have Original Medicare and prescription drug coverage starting April 1, 2018.