Medical Mutual of Ohio Training in Cleveland

Join Cornerstone and Amanda McFarland from Medical Mutual of Ohio for MMO training dates in Cleveland.

Are you primed for success? Register now to learn more about…

  • Medical Mutual Advantage plans
  • What’s the value?
  • Compliance — what agents need to know

DATE: June 28, 2017

TIME: 10:00 am–12:00 pm

LOCATION: Cornerstone’s Cleveland Office

4500 Rockside Road, Suite 330, Independence, OH 44131

RSVP: Click HERE

Medical Mutual of Ohio Training in Cleveland

Join Cornerstone and Amanda McFarland from Medical Mutual of Ohio for MMO training dates in Cleveland.

Are you primed for success? Register now to learn more about…

  • Medical Mutual Advantage plans
  • What’s the value?
  • Compliance — what agents need to know

DATE: June 1, 2017

TIME: 10:00 am–12:00 pm

LOCATION: Cornerstone’s Cleveland Office

4500 Rockside Road, Suite 330, Independence, OH 44131

RSVP: Click HERE

Social Security Training in Cleveland

Join Cornerstone and Brandon P. Smith of the Social Security Administration for “Understanding Social Security Today” in Cleveland.

 

 

Register to learn the basics of Social Security to better serve your clients:

  • The Social Security program — how does it work?
  • Retirement benefits and payments
  • Group of business partners interacting while planning work at meeting
  • Spousal and dependent benefits
  • Disability benefits

 


DATE: June 20, 2017

TIME: 10:00 am–12:00 pm

LOCATION: Cornerstone’s Cleveland Office

4500 Rockside Road, Suite 330, Independence, OH 44131

RSVP: Click HERE

 

CMS Issues Pre-Enrollment Verification Process for SEP Eligibility

On April 18, 2017, CMS released Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; Market Stabilization, which finalizes changes designed to stabilize the individual and small group markets. This final rule amends standards regarding SEPs, guaranteed availability, and the timing of OEP for 2018.

Beginning in June 2017, HHS will implement a pre-enrollment electronic verification process for SEP in all states that use the Healthcare.gov  platform. The pre-enrollment verification process will fall into two phases:

  • Phase 1 (June 2017): CMS will verify SEPs, including Loss of MEC and Permanent Move
  • Phase 2 (August 2017): CMS will verify SEPs including Marriage, Medicaid/CHIP Denial, and Addition of a Dependent through Birth, Adoption, Foster Care, or Court Order

This pre-enrollment verification process is designed to promote continuous coverage, protect the risk pool, and stabilize rates.

Once the enrollee completes the application and makes a plan selection, they will have 30 days to provide documentation and prove eligibility.

Questions? Contact a Cornerstone expert today.

Read through Cornerstone’s write up of the final rule here.

 

RESOURCES

Market Stabilization Final Rule

Medical Mutual Updating Step Therapy Programs Beginning July 15

Medical Mutual’s step therapy programs for prescription drugs, which promote clinically effective alternative drugs to improve cost savings and quality of care, will be updated effective July 15, 2017. In early May, Express Scripts will send out a letter to members who have filled a alternative drug prescription in the last month about the new requirements, which will be specific to the drug(s) that the member takes. Medical Mutual expects that the updates will effect up to 9,600 members.

These updates do not apply to Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplement plans.

 

Not appointed with Medical Mutual? Contact your Cornerstone representative today to get started!

RESOURCES

Updates to Step Therapy Programs Begin July 15, 2017; Express Scripts to Notify Members

UHC AARP Medicare Supplement Insurance Plan G Now Available

UnitedHealthcare has expanded AARP Medicare Supplement Insurance Plans to include Plan G in your state.

 

96 percent of AARP Medicare Supplement Insurance Plan members surveyed report that they are satisfied with the plan.

 

Benefits of selling AARP Med Supp plans, insured by UHC, include:

  • Competitive pricing with low, stable annual rate increases
  • LEAN, an online enrollment tool
  • Ability to earn cash rewards and trips
  • Increased commission structure in 48 states for some plans
  • Off-the-shelf marketing materials to help generate sales

 

Plan kits are now available on the agent portal.

Cornerstone Senior Expo 2017

Kick start your 2018 AEP with Cornerstone’s 2017 Senior Expo. Attend product roll outs from both national and regional carriers in one central location, network with industry experts, and grow your business.

DATE: August 22-23

LOCATION: Embassy Suites Columbus – Dublin
5100 Upper Metro Place | Dublin, OH 43017

EARLY BIRD PRICING AVAILABLE UNTIL JUNE 15, 2017

Register Now!

 

Wednesday, August 22, 2017 Schedule

8:00–9:00 REGISTRATION | Breakfast

9:00–9:45 Carrier presentations

10:00–10:45 Carrier presentations

11:00–11:45 Carrier presentations | Workshops

12:00–12:55 LUNCH

1:00–1:55 Keynote: Janet Trautwein

2:00–2:55 Carrier presentations | Workshops

3:00–3:55 Carrier presentations | Workshops

4:00–4:55 ADVISORY PANEL

5:00 COCKTAIL RECEPTION

 
Thursday August 23, 2017 Schedule

8:00–9:00 REGISTRATION | Breakfast

9:00–9:45 Carrier presentations | Live Demo (Medicare Advantage application as a client)

10:00–10:45 Carrier presentations | Workshops

11:00–11:45 Carrier presentations | Workshops

12:00–12:55 LUNCH

1:00–1:55 Keynote: Hal Becker

2:00–2:55 Carrier presentations | Workshops

3:00–3:55 Carrier presentations | Workshops

4:00–5:00 RAFFLE

 
For more information, visit our Senior Expo page at www.crnstone.com/senior-expo-2017/
 

WEBINAR: Selling Hospital Indemnity

Retain your clients and DOUBLE your commissions with Hospital Indemnity Plans.

Join Cornerstone for a webinar about hospital indemnity plans, how to sell them, and just how they’ll benefit your business!

Learn different strategies for offering and communicating plan options to your clients and maximize your health coverage portfolio today!


DATE: May 25, 2017

TIME: 9:00 am

RSVP: Click HERE

 


Training Agenda:

1. HIP Product Overview

2. How to Sell HP

3. Quoting HIP- Demonstration

4. HP Value – Commission

 
Offer hospital indemnity plans as a single-packaged solution and find out how they can profit your business.

Anthem Releases Updated Medicare Supplement Rates

Anthem has released their updated Medicare Supplement rates effective July 1, which includes the introduction of Plan G to their portfolio. Like Plan F, Part G covers Medicare Part B Excess Charges, however, it does not cover the annual Part B deductible. And remember, all Modernized Anthem Medicare Supplement members are also now eligible for the Silver Sneakers Fitness program which offers members a basic membership at no extra cost*.

The new rates for Anthem’s Medicare Supplement plans are below.

Please be aware that with this release Anthem has also updated their Medicare Supplement application.  The new application as well as the updated kits will be available to order through custom point on May 16. Old applications will may be rejected.

Interested in getting appointed with Anthem? Contact your Cornerstone representative today.

 

RESOURCES:

Ohio Anthem BCBS July 2017 Supplemental Rates

 

*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.

 

Have you registered for Senior Expo 2017?

WEBINAR: UnitedHealthOne Product Training

Cornerstone and UnitedHealthOne present: CORE ACCESS TRAINING

Join Cornerstone & UnitedHealthOne for a webinar discussing Core Access to help build your individual business. Core Access plans are a series of Hospital and Doctor fixed indemnity plans designed to pay fixed benefit amounts for covered out-of-pocket medical expenses.


DATE: Tuesday, May 23

TIME: 9:00 am – 10:00 am

REGISTER HERE

 

DATE: Wednesday. May 24

TIME: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

REGISTER HERE


PLUS…

UnitedHealthOne offers a CASH BONUS for every Core Access application you write! Click here for details.

*For contest rules, click here

To learn more about these new opportunities for your clients, please attend any ONE of the webinars above.

Not appointed with UnitedHealthcare? Contact Cornerstone today to get started!

1.800.248.7675