Lunch Is On Us! Grab Your Humana Medicare Kits On Friday!

End the first week of AEP with your friends at Cornerstone Senior Marketing and Humana and grab some Tommy’s Pizza and Medicare kits on us!

Humana representatives Sandy Bartels and Cyndi Ellis will be at our Columbus office on Friday, October 19 to meet with you, provide plan kits, and serve lunch to our valued brokers.

WHEN: Friday, October 19

TIME: 11:00 am–1:00 pm

WHERE: Cornerstone Columbus Office

9482 Wedgewood Boulevard, Suite 130 | Powell, OH 43065

RSVP here.

*Please register by Thursday, October 18 so we can be sure to provide enough food. Please indicate the specific plan kit numbers you need when registering.

Join Us for the Cincinnati-Anthem Ohio’s 2019 Broker Roadshow

Cornerstone invites you to attend the Anthem Ohio 2019 Broker Roadshow.

Please join us for Anthem Ohio’s 2019 Individual, ACA, SOCA MEWA, Specialty and Key Account updates.

DATE: Wednesday, September 19, 2018

TIME: 9:00 am–11:00 am

LOCATION: Cornerstone’s Cincinnati Office | 2101 Florence Ave | Cincinnati, OH 45206

PRESENTERS: Robyn Caupp & Matt Lapp, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield

Click here to register.

 

Anthem is coming back to the Individual market in Ohio for 2019 ACA plans! More details to come on service area counties, plans and benefits they are offering, how to get re-contracted to sell, etc.

Bright Health Brings Medicare Advantage Plans to Ohio

Bright Health Medicare Advantage benefits will be available for 2019!

Join Bright Health Market Manager, Susan Schoen, to learn more about Bright Health and their exciting new MAPD plans for 2019. Courtyard by Marriott is conveniently located near I 275/ I 75 / I 71 with free parking. A continental breakfast will be available.

DATE AND TIME: Thursday, August 30, 2018 | 9:00 am–11:00 am EDT

LOCATION: Courtyard by Marriott | 4625 Lake Forest Dr. | Blue Ash, Ohio 45242

Click here to register.

 

LIVE! Cleveland Training Event with SSA

UPCOMING TRAINING DATE IN CLEVELAND: Social Security Today

Learn about the Social Security program, retirement and dependent benefits and any current updates to better serve your clients.

Presented by: Mr. Brandon P. Smith, Public Affairs Specialist (Social Security Administration)

Date: Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Time: 10:00 am–12:00 pm

Location: Cleveland Office

4500 Rockside Rd Suite 330

Independence, OH 44131

Click here to register!

Mutual of Omaha and Lumeris Announce New Medicare Advantage Plan for Cincinnati-Area Seniors

Mutual of Omaha and Lumeris recently announced the launch of new Medicare Advantage plans to deliver health care to seniors across the greater Cincinnati area with the help of TriHealth and St. Elizabeth Healthcare. These plans will be available for the 2019 plan year.

Click here for additional information.

Alert from ODI: Individuals Posing as Premier Health Plan Representatives to Steal Premium Funds

Ohio Department of Insurance Director Jillian Froment reported Monday about an insurance fraud scam involving individuals posing as representatives of Dayton-based Premier Health Plan. Premier Health Plan, as of April 1, 2018, no longer offers health insurance products, but consumers from across the country are receiving numerous automated calls selling Premier Health Plan insurance. Some consumers have received “premium” invoices in lieu of a call, or have noticed unauthorized charges on their bank accounts.

“We are making sure Ohio consumers are aware of this scam and urging them to contact the Ohio Department of Insurance if they have been contacted or victimized,” Froment said. “Ohioans need to know that Premier Heath Plan is not selling health insurance products in Ohio. The individuals behind the scam want to steal consumers’ bank account information and money, and have no intention of providing health insurance.”

As part of the telephone scam consumers interested in purchasing health insurance are routed to an individual who asks for their bank account information. Those not interested in receiving future calls are referred to Premier Health Plan’s actual website or are told to call Premier Health Plan’s actual member call center. Those who have received bills have indicated the invoice is generated on what appears to be Premier Health Plan letterhead. The unauthorized charges identified on bank account statements have shown up as “Premier Heal.”

To avoid being the victim of an insurance fraud scam, Froment recommends the following:

  • Don’t answer calls from an unknown number or pay an invoice from a company you don’t recall having an insurance policy with.
  • If you receive an automated call, don’t say anything and hang up.
  • If you answered a call that you believed was a scam, write the number down and report it to the proper authorities.
  • Never give personal or financial information to someone over the phone.
  • Review bank account and credit card statements monthly and report unauthorized charges to your financial institution.

If you’ve been contacted about purchasing Premier Health Plan insurance, call the Ohio Department of Insurance at 1-800-686-1527 or submit information on the department’s website at www.insurance.ohio.gov. Consumers with questions about insurance can call the department at 1-800-686-1526.

 

RESOURCES

ODI Official Press Release

Premier Health to Close Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton

Premier Health recently announced the closure of the emergency department at the Good Samaritan Hospital main campus on Philadelphia Drive in Dayton, Ohio. The closure is set for July 23, 2018.

If you have any questions, please contact your Cornerstone representative.

 

RESOURCES

Premier Health Transition Update

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

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

Anthem’s GeoBlue Training Event in Worthington, OH | Register Now!

Join Anthem’s GeoBlue and Cornerstone for an in-person training to learn more about GeoBlue products, additional travel benefits and where this plan fits for your clients!

DATE: Wednesday, May 30

TIME: 1:30pm – 2:30pm

LOCATION: Anthem Office in Worthington Ohio

6740 North High Street | Worthington, OH 43085

GeoBlue offers 4 great plans that can fit your international traveler’s needs. These plans can help with short or long-term international travel and are available for under and over 65 clients! In addition, it can help groups with international employee travel and employee vacation benefits.

Watch this video and come learn more!

A few more reasons to sell GeoBlue plans…

  • This product is filed with DOI! Most travel policies are not filed with DOI and would not be covered by your E & O coverage.
  • Medical evacuation and repatriation benefits to the states. This is not covered as an emergency under your health plan. The average cost of medical evacuation to the states is about 25,000 to 100,000. Could be more for remote locations.
  • Plans that start at no deductible to large deductible at an affordable rate.
  • Turnaround time for the guaranteed issue products is immediate. Usually 72 hours for medically underwritten products.
  • GeoBlue concierge-level services will help 24/7 to find the closest hospital, arrange direct billing for international medical events and do medical monitoring.
  • Easy to use online tools for the members once enrolled. All claims are filed for you by approved hospital and doctors.

 

Not contracted with Anthem’s GeoBlue? Contact your Cornerstone Representative to get started today!