Anthem 2018 Commission Rates for Medicare Advantage

Anthem has announced their 2018 Medicare Advantage Commission rates.  This schedule takes effect for 1/1/18 business.

 

Click here for the commission schedule.

Mutual of Omaha: Tips to Expedite Business During the Fall

Mutual of Omaha will be accepting Medicare supplement applications with January 1 effective dates beginning October 1.

See the attached for details on guaranteed issue situations and the necessary paperwork to move people to Original Medicare and Mutual of Omaha’s Medicare supplement.

Click here for Fall Surge application tips.

Contact your Cornerstone representative for details.

Thank You For Donating To Dress For Success!

Over the last few months, Cornerstone partners and employees donated bags of clothing and accessories to Dress for Success. Thank you to everyone that donated!

 

Have you completed your 2018 Medicare certifications?

Have you completed your 2018 Medicare certifications?

If you haven’t, all the information that you need is available on the Cornerstone website. Some carrier deadlines for 2018 certification are quickly approaching!

Please remember that you must complete the annual certification process with each carrier not only to sell new business, but to receive renewal commissions as well.

 

Click here for certification sites, instructions and tips.

 

If you have any questions or are experiencing any difficulties, please contact your Service Representative listed below:

Senior Service Team Alpha Split (by BROKER’S last name):

A – F:  Jim Meyer (513.629.2395; jmeyer@crnstone.com)

G – K:  Lila Sohnly (614.763.2263; lsohnly@crnstone.com)

L – Q:  Michelle Kapp (614.763.2257; mkapp@crnstone.com)

R – Z:  Lisa VanSuch (614.763.2258; lvansuch@crnstone.com)

Strategic Partners:

Kelley Myers (614.763.2248; kmyers@crnstone.com)  

Oscar + Cleveland Clinic & Cornerstone Broker Training Events | Register Today!

Join Cornerstone & Oscar for our upcoming broker training events. Learn more about what Oscar has to offer your clients for 2018 and their new partnership with Cleveland Clinic!

Please register for one of the training options below:

 

WEBINAR TRAINING

DATE: Tuesday, October 3rd

TIME: 2:00 pm

REGISTRATION: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/138620214369606401

 

IN-PERSON TRAINING

DATE: Thursday, October 12th

TIME: 10am – 12pm

LOCATION: Cornerstone Cleveland Office 4500 Rockside Rd. Suite 330

Independence, OH 44131

RSVP to Danielle Flesch dflesch@crnstone.com

 

To start your appointment process click here.

 

Click here for an appointment process guide.

 

Remember to:

  • Select “Cornerstone” as your General Agency for Ohio
  • Once you have completed the appointment process please send an email to Sandy Weber to notify her of your appointment
  • Also, appoint your agency if you prefer (you’ll need agency name, NPN, and license #)

Individual Carrier County Map

While Cornerstone continues to learn more about the changing Individual ACA market for 2018, we wanted to let our brokers know we are working diligently to provide you with paying carriers that will be in the state of Ohio for 2018.

We have created an Individual county map of Ohio to show where carriers will be located for this upcoming OEP. Please click here to request a copy of the map.

 

Please contact your Individual Service Rep today for any questions!

 

Individual Service Team Alpha Split (by BROKER’S last name):

A – K:  Geoff Beglen (513-629-9358, gbeglen@crnstone.com)

L – Z:  Colleen Glaser (513-629-9359; cglaser@crnstone.com)  

2018 Rate Information for AARP Med Supp Plan

Please review the link below for details regarding the 2018 rate change percentages for UHC AARP Medicare Supplement plans. Please note that the rates are changing for OHIO effective January 1, 2018, this year instead of in April as they have in the past. Additionally, Ohio is being moved from a 6-month rate guarantee to a 12-month rate guarantee for newly enrolled members!

 

Read more here.

Aetna MAPD Ascend Application Training

Join Cornerstone and Aetna for MAPD Ascend application training.

Light refreshments will be provided

iPads and laptops are highly encouraged

To RSVP, click here.

DATE: September 28, 2017

TIME: 2:00 pm–4:00 pm

LOCATION: Aetna New Albany Office

7400 W. Campus Road

New Albany, OH 43054

Updates to UnitedHealthcare Preventive Care Services Coverage Determination Guidelines

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices including Bright Futures, which are part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) make recommendations regarding services that should be covered under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Based on recent recommendations, UnitedHealthcare is making several changes to the UnitedHealthcare Commercial Preventive Care Services Coverage Determination Guideline (CDG) for coverage at no cost share. These changes include medications for individuals at risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD), targeted age bands for lead and fluoride screening, and removal of coverage for prostate-specific antigen (PSA) and rubella screening. Please note that Preventive Services at no cost share are not required for grandfathered plans.

 

RESOURCES

Fourth Quarter 2017 and First Quarter 2018 Preventive Changes Announced