UHC Will Now Process Tamiflu Coverage

In response to this year’s severe flu epidemic and the shortage of generic anti-flu medicine, UnitedHealthcare will process coverage for the brand version of the flu medicine, Tamiflu, as a single-source brand, effective immediately.

For more information, contact your Cornerstone representative today.

UHC Adds Shingrix Vaccine To Preventive Benefits

UnitedHealthcare will include the Shingrix vaccine as a covered benefit for certain customers beginning April 1, 2018. This vaccine is available in network through most physicians’ offices, urgent care centers, and convenience care clinics.

For more information, contact your Cornerstone representative.

UPDATES TO CLEVELAND TRAINING SESSIONS: Medicare Training Sessions with Cornerstone

NOTE: The training for February 22, 2018, has been rescheduled as a webinar for March 22, 2018, at 2:00 pm. See below for additional details…

ATTENTION SENIOR MARKET BROKERS!

Join Cornerstone at our Cleveland office this month as we present a series of specialized training sessions with our carrier partners that are geared toward helping you maximize your book of business.

TRAINING SPECIAL: Attend one or two sessions and receive a free CE voucher. Attend all three sessions and receive two free CE vouchers, valued at 24-credit hours!


HumanaTuesday, Feb. 27th

10:00 am–12:00 pm

Humana D-SNP

Are you looking to increase your client base? Please attend this session to learn how to sell Humana’s  D-SNP product to clients all year around!

Content that will be discussed:

  • Humana’s plan design
  • What’s the sales sizzle?
  • How to target the product

Cornerstone’s Cleveland Office

4500 Rockside Road Suite 330

Independence, OH 44131

REGISTER

 

Thursday, March 22nd

2:00 pm–3:00 pm

WEBINAR: Grow Your MMO Business

Please join us to learn what resources are available to help grow your Medical Mutual of Ohio business.

Topics to be discussed:

  • Online tools
  • Sales events
  • PCP visit program

Access code: 927 781 551

REGISTER

WEBINAR: Join Humana For Their 2018 Veterans Health Care Training

This webinar will help educate you with the VA, Tricare, and CHAMPVA. Learn the selling technique that will help you connect with veterans across the table!


Tuesday, February 27, 2018

8:30 am–10:00 am

Meeting number (access code): 591-347-694

Click here to add to calendar

UnitedHealthcare Is Helping Its Members Lose Weight

UnitedHealthcare’s Real Appeal weight loss program is part of most of their fully insured health plans at no cost to the group or their employees. This program is available for UMR and UHC ASO self-funded groups as well.

The Real Appeal program is designed to help participants lose weight and prevent weight-related health conditions. Each member enrolled in the program will receive one year with a personalized transformation coach who can help customize the program to fit their needs. The program also includes weekly online group classes, interactive videos, and a Success Kit, which is full of healthy weight management tools including fitness guides, recipe books, weight scale, and more.

Last fall, UHC celebrated the success of their 100,000+ participants that have collectively reached a new milestone of one million pounds lost:

  • 82% of the participants lost weight
  • 38% had 5% or more weight loss
  • 10 pounds on average were lost per person

Click here to read the full whitepaper that details the medical cost savings observed from Real Appeal.

 

Contact your Cornerstone representative for additional details.

Anthem Reduces the Paper Trail With Electronic ID Cards

Small group and individual Anthem members enrolled in ACA plans now have the option to choose electronic ID cards without receiving an additional hard copy. Members can view their electronic ID card on the Anthem Anywhere mobile app, even without internet connection. The electronic ID card adds the convenience of emailing or faxing a copy of the ID to a provider.

Contact your Cornerstone representative with any questions.

 

Source: Electronic ID cards go anywhere with members

Lock In Your Customers’ Dental Rates with UHC

Help your customers get a 5 percent second-year rate cap when they add a dental plan from UnitedHealthcare by July 31, 2018.

The guidelines:

  • Effective dates are March 1, 2018–July 31, 2018.
  • Group size 2–100 eligible lives.
  • Offer not available to groups situs in RI, WI, WA, FL (2-50), ACEC groups.

 

UHC is Taking Steps to Combat the Opioid Epidemic

National opioid trends indicate that 4.5 million Americans have a substance use disorder with prescription painkillers. The economic impact of the opioid epidemic is staggering, with $55 billion in health and social costs related to prescription opioid abuse each year, and $20 billion in the emergency department and inpatient care for opioid overdose. Since 1999, the rate of overdose deaths involving opioids has nearly quadrupled, and over 165,000 people have died from prescription opioid overdoses.

For more than a decade, UnitedHealthcare (UHC) has been investing in multidimensional programs to help reduce the abuse of opioids while providing patients with both temporary and chronic pain access to safe and effective treatment—including non-opioid options. A number of programs and policies are in place to help prevent the misuse of opioids, and provide quick and appropriate access to opioid addiction treatment.

UHC has released a quick reference guide for Opioid Overutilization Prevention and Opioid Use Disorder Treatment Programs. Learn more about what UHC is doing to combat this epidemic.

UHC’s efforts have made a tangible impact on helping reduce the potential over-prescribing and overlap of opioid treatments. In 2015 alone, a 93 percent success rate was achieved with the company’s Retrospective Narcotic Overutilization program, but UHC’s work is far from done.

Resources continue to be invested in programs aimed at both the prevention and treatment of opioid addiction, taking into account the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain. By connecting physicians, pharmacists, drug manufacturers, government, health plans, consumers, and customers, UHC strives to build a modern, high-performing, simpler, health care system that works better.

ATTENTION CLEVELAND BROKERS | Register Today for Upcoming Training Sessions

Join Cornerstone at our Cleveland office this month as we present a series of specialized training sessions with our carrier partners that are geared toward helping you maximize your book of business.

TRAINING SPECIAL: Attend one or two sessions and receive a free CE voucher. Attend all three sessions and receive two free CE vouchers, valued at 24-credit hours!


Thursday Feb. 15th– AllWell D-SNP Training

Time: 9:00 am–11:00 am

Location:  Cornerstone’s Cleveland Office

4500 Rockside Rd. #330 Independence, OH 44131

Are sales slowing down after AEP? Come learn about AllWell’s D-SNP product and continue to sell throughout the year!

You will learn:

  • How to market the product
  • Value-based enrollment information
  • Tools to utilize

Register

 

Thursday Feb. 22nd– Grow your MMO Business Training

Time: 9:00 am–11:00 am

Location:  Cornerstone’s Cleveland Office

4500 Rockside Rd. #330 Independence, OH 44131

Please join us to learn what resources are available to help grow your Medical Mutual of Ohio business.

Topics to be discussed:

  • Online tools
  • Sales events
  • PCP visit program

Register

 

Tuesday Feb. 27th– Humana MP D-SNP Training

Time: 10:00 am–12:00 pm

Location:  Cornerstone’s Cleveland Office

4500 Rockside Rd. #330 Independence, OH 44131

Are you looking to increase your client base? Please attend this session to learn how to sell Humana’s  D-SNP product to clients all year around!

Content that will be discussed:

  • Humana’s plan design
  • What’s the sales sizzle?
  • How to target the product

Register

Marc’s Joins Aetna’s Preferred Pharmacy Network

Marc’s has been added as a preferred pharmacy for Aetna and Coventry MAPD and PDP plans.

Preferred pharmacies provide prescription drugs at the lowest copays/coinsurance. This means your clients may pay less for certain drugs when they fill their prescription at preferred pharmacies like Marc’s.

Contact your Cornerstone representative for more details.