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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

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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

 

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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.”

 

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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!

NEW Anthem BCBS Med Supp Bonus Program!

Great news for brokers in Ohio! The more you sell the more you earn during Anthem’s Medicare Supplement Sales Bonus Program!

Now YOU have a new opportunity to earn even more on EVERY Medicare Supplement Plan you SELL!

New, short-term incentives have just been announced for brokers who sell Anthem Medicare Supplement plans! Don’t miss out on this limited time opportunity to earn more when you sell Medicare Supplement plans with 7/1, 8/1 or 9/1/2018 effective dates!* 

Program Rules:

  • All per sale bonus amounts are earned for Medicare Supplement enrollments for that particular month only.
  • All per sale bonus amounts are in addition to the standard broker compensation.
  • All per sale bonus amounts are non-cumulative; each month is treated separately.

How Does it Work?

  • If you sell 3–4 approved Medicare Supplement plan enrollments you’ll receive an additional $100 bonus per sale!
  • If you sell 5–9 approved Medicare Supplement plan enrollments you’ll receive an additional $150 bonus per sale!
  • But if you sell 10 or more approved Medicare Supplement plan enrollments you’ll receive an additional $225 bonus per sale!

EXAMPLE:  If you sell THREE Medicare Supplement policies in a month with a qualifying effective date of 7/1, 8/1, or 9/1 you’ll earn a $300 bonus (3 × $100)! But if you sell TEN Plan policies, you’ll earn $2,250 (10 × $225)!

Your current and prospective clients can benefit from these money-saving options on every Anthem plan:

  • A 5% discount on each policy if there is more than one Medicare Supplement policy written in a household with a coverage date of June 1, 2010 or after.
  • Receive $2 off their monthly premium simply by enrolling in automatic electronic premium payments – a savings of $24 annually. Save $48 by paying their premium for the entire year.
  • There are even greater savings for your clients when you help them combine discounts (based on eligibility).

While your clients are saving money, they can also stay healthy by taking advantage of the SilverSneakers Fitness Program, which offers eligible Modernized Anthem Medicare Supplement members a Basic Membership with access to over 13,000 locations nationwide – at no extra cost!**

So don’t wait!  It’s time to take advantage of this limited time opportunity to make more money selling Anthem Medicare Supplement Plans!


* Incentive is limited to new enrollees only-and based upon approval of the policy. All incentives will be paid within ninety days of the end of the bonus period. Anthem reserves the right to make all rules and determinations regarding the bonus program and may modify or eliminate the program at any time without notice.  For more detailed information on the bonus program, please contact your Regional Sales Manager.

**SilverSneakers® is a value-added program. It is not insurance and not part of the Medicare Supplement insurance plans. It can be changed or withdrawn at any time.

CLEVELAND BROKERS: Upcoming May Training Dates— Register today!

Join Cornerstone in the Cleveland area for our May broker in-person trainings including Humana’s DSNP boot camp class and Medicaid updates from the Department of Health and Human Services.

Humana Marketpoint’s DSNP Boot Camp Broker Training

DATE: Wednesday, May 23

TIME: 10:00 am–12:00 pm

LOCATION: Hilton Garden Inn—Twinsburg

8971 Wilcox Drive | Twinsburg, OH 44087

 

Learn how to serve this unique population and capture more clients throughout the year!

  • Marketing to D-SNP eligibles
  • Product information
  • Marketing tools
  • Enrollment details

Department of Health and Human Services’ with Cuyahoga Job and Family Services: “Medicaid Today: Program Updates”

DATE: Thursday, May 31

TIME: 10:00 am–12:00 pm

LOCATION: Cornerstone Cleveland Office

4500 Rockside Road, Suite 330 | Independence, OH 44131

 

Join the discussion regarding the 2018 Medicaid program and receive valuable information to assist your clients!

Anne Konarski, Program Officer, will present on the following topics:

  • 2018 Medicaid program benefits
  • Understanding Medicaid eligibility
  • The Medicaid program process
  • New JFS customer service innovations

 

Please indicate which training date(s) you are planning to attend in your email

NW Ohio Health Underwriters Annual Products Fair

On April 11, 2018, NW Ohio Health Underwriters is hosting their annual Products Fair with 4 CEs.

Click here to register.

(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

Non-Members: $70.00

 

Cost to attend includes continental breakfast, lunch and CE’s.

Advanced registration is required.

 

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