CMS Mailing New Medicare Cards to Wave 4 States

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services started mailing new Medicare cards to people with Medicare who live in Wave 4 states: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont. CMS will continue to mail new cards to people who live in Wave 3 states, as well as nationwide to people who are new to Medicare.

CMS finished mailing cards to people with Medicare who live in Wave 1 and Wave 2 states and territories (Alaska, American Samoa, California, Delaware, District of Columbia, Guam, Hawaii, Maryland, Northern Mariana Islands, Pennsylvania, Oregon, Virginia, and West Virginia). If someone with Medicare says they did not get a card, print and give them the “Still Waiting for Your New Card?” handout (in English or Spanish) or instruct them to:

  • Sign into MyMedicare.gov to see if we mailed their card. If so, they can print an official card. They need to create an account if they do not already have one
  • Call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227). There might be something that needs to be corrected, such as updating their mailing address.

via Medicare Learning Network

Just Released!—Senior Roadshow Agenda

The Senior Roadshow Agenda is Now Available!

Cornerstone’s Senior Marketing team is back in 2018 with another four-location carrier product roll-out roadshow. We’re coming to you this year with in-depth looks into 2019 products and opportunities to meet with carrier and Cornerstone representatives one on one.

Click below to view the agenda and plan out your roadshow experience!

Senior Roadshow Agenda

Still need to register? Click here.

SAVE THE DATE: Cornerstone’s 2019 Senior Roadshow!

Cornerstone’s Senior Marketing team is back in 2018 with another four-location carrier product roll-out roadshow. We’re coming to you this year with in-depth looks into 2019 products and opportunities to meet with carrier and Cornerstone representatives one on one.

Click below to register to any of the four available locations.

We hope to see you there!


August 20, 2018 | Cincinnati

Embassy Suites

4554 Lake Forest Drive

Blue Ash, OH 45242

August 21, 2018 | Toledo

Hilton Garden

6165 Levis Commons Blvd

Perrysburg, OH 43551

August 22, 2018 | Cleveland

Embassy Suites

5800 Rockside Woods Blvd N

Independence, OH 44131

August 23, 2018 | Columbus

Hilton Polaris

8700 Lyra Dr.

Columbus, OH 43240

 

MORE DATES & LOCATIONS: Cornerstone and Allwell’s 2018 Product Training Dates

See below for the updated dates and locations for both training opportunities.

AllWell 2018 Medicare Advantage Training!

Join Cornerstone & AllWell as we discuss their 2018 MA products with you. AllWell will be expanding into 9 more counties in Ohio for 2018!

Please RSVP for one of the locations below.

To RSVP, click here.

(please include your name and the location you would like to attend)


Friday July 28, 2017 | 9:00 am–11:00 am

Yankee Trace Golf Course

10000 Yankee Street | Centerville, OH 45458

 

Friday July 28, 2017 | 2:00 pm–4:00 pm

Cornerstone Media Center

2101 Florence Avenue | Cincinnati, OH 45206

 

Wednesday August 2, 2017 | 9:00 am–11:00 am

Youngstown

Holiday Inn Boardman

7410 South Ave. | Youngstown, OH 44512

Wednesday August 2, 2017 | 1:30 pm–3:30 pm

Cleveland

Cornerstone Cleveland Office

4500 Rockside Rd., Suite 330 | Independence, OH 44131

Not contracted with AllWell (Centene)? Contact Cornerstone today to get started!

1-800-246-7675

 

Earn Cash with Aetna’s Sellebration 2017 Sales Incentive

Aetna’s Sellebration 2017 Sales Incentive program began July 1, 2017 and will end December 31, 2017.

Qualifying product:  Medicare Supplement – underwritten and open enrollment

Qualifying states: AL, AR, AZ, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, KS, KY, LA, MD, MI, MS, NC, NJ, NV, OH, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WY

From these Aetna companies

  • Aetna Health and Life Insurance Company (AHLIC)
  • Aetna Health Insurance Company (AHIC)
  • American Continental Insurance Company (ACI)
  • Continental Life Insurance Company of Brentwood, Tennessee (CLI)

Earn extra cash

  • $150 for each underwritten policy issued
  • $50 for each open enrollment policy issued

The more applications submitted and policies issued, the bigger the payout. There’s no limit to the amount of extra cash you can earn! And, for states with the household premium discount, if two policies are issued, it counts as two policies towards the sales incentive.

Payout details

To receive a payout, you must submit a minimum of 3 signed applications within the same month and policies must be issued within 30 days of the signature dates on the applications. Each month, July through December, is counted separately; and you may participate in any or all of those months

For additional details, click here.

 

Questions? Contact your Cornerstone representative for answers.

Senior Expo 2017 Added Value: 3 Things To Do In Dublin

Senior Expo 2017 is just around the corner and Cornerstone is rounding up some great places to go in Columbus when you aren’t networking and attending carrier product roll outs. Turn your Expo experience into a vacation with these three Dublin hot spots:

  1. Columbus Zoo | 4850 Powell Road, Powell, OH 43065
    Lions and tigers and bears…oh my! Stop by the Columbus Zoo for a little dose of nature. And be sure to say “hi” to the monkeys.
  2. Powell Village Winery | 50 Liberty Street, Powell, OH 43065
    Are you a broker with a more sophisticated pallet? Try out any of this winery’s white, red, or sweet wines to wind down your busy day of networking.
    Please note: this venue is closed on Mondays.
  3. 101 Beer Kitchen | 7509 Sawmill Road, Dublin, OH 43016
    If you’re all about the craft beer, this local gastropub is for you. Enjoy seasonal, handcrafted products with rustic, quality foods. A Cornerstone insider suggests trying the deviled eggs and the house-made tater tots. You won’t regret it!
    Hint: Happy hour ends at 7:00, so be sure to stop over after Monday’s cocktail reception.

 

Looking for things to do closer to the city? Check out our list of the top 3 bars in Columbus!

Having trouble finding a decent dining spot? Click here for Columbus Monthly‘s 2016 Best Restaurants.

Click here to learn more about the 2017 Senior Expo. Register today for a $20 discount!

Allwell 2018 Medicare Advantage Benefits Now Available

Cornerstone announces partnership with AllWell & Centene Corporation. Be among the first to review their 2018 Medicare Advantage Plan Benefits!

Not contracted with AllWell? Contact Cornerstone today to get started!

1-800-246-7675

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Senior Expo 2017 Added Value: Top 3 Bars in Columbus

While Senior Expo 2017 will play host to 2018 AEP product roll outs from both regional and national carriers, workshops, keynote speeches, and much more, it won’t be all business. Be sure to take some time exploring the central Columbus location and visit the best bars in the city (all located on North High Street!):

  1. Denmark on High | 463 North High Street, 2nd floor
    There’s nothing like a fancy cocktail to kickoff your AEP. Look no further than Denmark on High where a classic Old Fashioned is waiting for you. Be sure to ask the bartender what other cocktails they have on rotation for the season.
  2. Wine on High | 789 North High Street
    Wine on High’s newly renovated bar is your best bet for a relaxing break from the stress of AEP. Pick from their extensive selections of award-winning reds, whites, rosés, and any other wine equivalent you can think of. If you’re feeling like an especially lavish sommelier, consider joining the wine club.
  3. North High Brewing1288 North High Street
    Having a difficult time finding the right brew for you? Schedule a kettle with North High Brewing to brew your own beer from their recipe list and add your own flair with a customized label. Click here to schedule a time!

Having trouble finding a decent dining spot? Click here for Columbus Monthly‘s 2016 Best Restaurants.

 

Click here to learn more about the 2017 Senior Expo. Register today for a $20 discount!

Anthem: Medicare Plans Will Not be Impacted by 2018 Changes to Individual Plan Offerings

Anthem recently announced that they will stop offering individual policies in the Ohio marketplace in 2018.  In response, Anthem emphasized that Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplement plans will not be impacted by these changes.

Questions? Contact your Cornerstone representative for answers.

 

RESOURCES

Medicare Plans Are NOT Impacted by 2018 Changes to Ohio’s Individual ACA-Compliant Plan Offerings

 

AETNA NETWORK ADDITION: Aultman Hospital in Canton, OH

Effective July 1, 2017, Aultman Hospital in Canton, OH will join Aetna, with 120 specialists joining the network. The hospital participates for a myriad of products, including Aetna Medicare Plan PPO, Aetna Medicare Plan HMO, and more.

Aultman Hospital is participating for the following products:

 

Please note: Currently, these provider contracts do not support Network Access Businesses (NAB) products.

Not appointed with Aetna? Contact your Cornerstone representative today.

 


Senior Expo is back this year and bigger than ever. Join Cornerstone for an all-new carrier product roll out expo built with brokers like you in mind. Register today to take advantage of Early Bird pricing!