Cornerstone Invites You to Attend the Anthem Ohio Broker Roadshow Update Meeting

Please join us for the Anthem Ohio 2020 Small Group and Key Account product update meeting with Robyn Caupp and Taylor Grant of Anthem.

DATE: September 18, 2019

TIME: 9:00 am–11:00 am

LOCATION: Cornerstone Cincinnati Office

2101 Florence Avenue | Cincinnati, OH 45206

Click here to RSVP.

Reserve Your Place Today: 2020 Small Group Carrier Updates via Webinar

Join us for these brief, informative sessions focused on small group to get up to speed on 2020 plans, what to expect with renewals, and more!

Not able to make a session?

No problem! We are recording sessions for our agents who aren’t able to attend. Please contact your Cornerstone representative for a link to the recording and materials.

*Sessions are for active Cornerstone Employee Benefit agents.


UnitedHealthcare Updates

September 16, 2019

9:00 am–10:30 am

UnitedHealthcare will review renewals and what to expect, changes to ACA plans, their enhancements to Ancillary products and package deals. The final hour will review All Savers (level-funding) and the NEW Ohio Chamber MEWA available for 10.1.2019 effective dates*.

*pending state approval of rates

Click here to register for UHC updates.

September 4 (In-person UHC Ohio Chamber MEWA meeting)

UHC is hosting a training on this date in Toledo. Click below for details and to register. You can choose to attend this in person session or join us via webinar on September 16.

Click here to register for UHC Chamber Plan training.


AFA and Humana Ancillary Updates

September 23, 2019

9:00 am–10:30 am

AFA, the Aetna Funding Advantage, is Aetna’s level-funded solution for groups of 2-99. Yes! AFA will now be available for groups of TWO or more. Join us for an overview of AFA, 2020 plan changes, what to expect with renewals, how their blocks are running, and a discussion on what the proposed merger between CVS and Aetna mean for the insurance business.

10:00 am–10:30 am

Humana will present updates on their ancillary products: Dental, Vision, Life and Disability. Humana has taken the lead on their dental plans, unique in Ohio, with unlimited reimbursement of expenses beyond the annual limit as well as higher annual maxes.

Click here to register for AFA/Humana updates.


Anthem Updates

September 30

9:00 am–10:00 am

Anthem will present what to expect with renewals, updates on ACA, their grandmothered block and the Anthem SOCA MEWA. They will also have folks from their ancillary side discuss enhancements to those lines and package deals available.

Click here to register for Anthem updates.

Updates to Anthem ACA Compensation

Effective September 1, 2019, Anthem brokers will be required to submit all new small group ACA business using the new online quoting and enrollment tool in the Producer Toolbox. Anthem will no longer accept paper submissions after that date.

In addition, Anthem will increase commission rates at this time for most new ACA small group business, as well as existing business upon group renewal.

Contact your Cornerstone representative for details regarding the updated SG ACA compensation schedule.

Don’t Miss Out on the Cornerstone/Anthem 2020 Broker Roadshow!

Don’t miss out on the Cornerstone/Anthem 2020 Broker Roadshow!

Join Cornerstone and Anthem to review updates in individual, small group, and key accounts in Dayton.

DATE: September 20, 2019

TIME: 9:00 am–11:00 am

LOCATION: Yankee Trace

10000 Yankee St. | Centerville, OH | 45458

Click here to RSVP.

FormFire Instructions for Enrolling Employees in the Anthem SOCA Lumenos HSA Plan

FormFire recently released a notice with instructions for enrolling employees in the Anthem SOCA Lumenos HSA Plan. See below.

Notice from FormFire:

Employers that opt to offer the Lumenos HSA Option 7 plan require special instructions to assign the plan to the group and elect employees to the plan in FormFire. This is due to the plan having an aggregate deductible and only two tier levels: single and family.

Click here to view FormFire’s instructional video on the following:
1. How to assign the Lumenos HSA Option 7 plan to an employer group
2. How to enroll employees in the Lumenos HSA Option 7 plan using Group Enroll

Please note, the steps are only required for new groups offering the plan. If an employer group is already enrolled in the Lumenos HSA 7 plan, there is not action required. FormFire has performed maintenance on the existing groups.

Contact your Cornerstone representative with any questions.

Anthem SOCA BP New Sold Case Requirements

Effective May 15, Anthem SOCA BP will require the Annual Rate and Census Reconciliation (ARC) form for new sold submissions to ensure that plans comply with reporting requirements. The Quarterly Wage and Tax Statement will no longer be required.

The revised Sold Case Checklist will include the following documents:

  • Participation Agreement
  • Benefit Rate Proposal
  • Association Membership/Proof
  • Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) Banking Form
  • Voided Check
  • Business Acknowledgement Agreement
  • Annual Rate & Census Reconciliation Form

Click here to view the 2019 Anthem SOCA Benefit Plan Sold Case Checklist.

Contact your Cornerstone representative with any questions.

IMPORTANT: Anthem OHIO Notification

A reminder for brokers who received an appointment renewal notice from Anthem.

To remain an appointed broker with Anthem for July 2019 through June 2020, please pay your $45.00 appointment renewal fee by May 31, 2019 using the NoMoreForms link you received in your email from Anthem.

If Anthem does not receive payment of your appointment renewal fee by May 31, 2019, Anthem will terminate your appointment and your agent agreement effective June 18, 2019.

Please contact Sandy Weber with any questions.

What’s New From Anthem: Paperless EOBs, the Anthem Anywhere App, and LiveHealth

Anthem’s Paperless EOB Process

Anthem will no long mail paper explanation of benefits (EOB) to clients for vision services.

  • At the time of service, members will get a receipt that shows their costs for vision services, similar to what they experience when they pick up a prescription at a drugstore.
  • When they get vision care outside their plan network, they’ll still get a breakdown of costs and what they pay, along with any reimbursement check.
  • At any time, members can go online to anthem.com and see how their claims were paid.
  • And if they want a copy of their EOB sent to them by mail or email, they can simply call the number on their member ID card and ask for it.

The Anthem Anywhere App

The redesigned Anthem Anywhere app enables clients to access their health plan information from their mobile device. A couple improvements on the app:

  • A new home page dashboard gives members quick access to key information, like benefits and claims — plus a quick snapshot of what they’ve spent so far.
  • Quick ID card access from home page.
  • One tap directs members from home page to sections on finding care and estimating costs.
  • Easier to check and update profile information.
  • Easy access to other health apps, like Engage, where applicable.

LiveHealth Online Allergy Campaign

Starting April 22, LiveHealth Online kicks off two campaigns to increase overall registration and to raise awareness about the LiveHealth Online Allergy practice. Among members already registered for the app, the allergy campaign targets some with and without past allergy claims, just to remind them how the allergy practice can help.

The registration campaign is a series of communications (emails, phone calls and a direct mail piece) going to group members, encouraging them to register for LiveHealth Online. The campaign targets members 18 years or older, who have not already registered for LiveHealth Online. Anyone who creates a LiveHealth Online account during the campaign is entered in a chance to win a $500 Amazon gift card.

Contact your Cornerstone representative with any questions.

Sell More and Earn More with Anthem SOCA MEWA’s New Business Bonus

Take advantage of Anthem’s SOCA MEWA New Business Bonus.

Tier

Contracts Sold Payout Rate Per Contract
0 Under 50

$0

1 50–149

$100

2 150–249

$150

3 250–399

$200

4 400+

$250

Here are the program details to note:

  • New Southern Ohio Chamber Alliance Benefit Plan (SOCA BP MEWA) groups sold with effective dates between 6/1/19 and 12/31/19 are eligible
  • Group needs to still be active with Anthem as of 2/1/20
  • Agent of record changes do not qualify for the bonus payout
  • Existing Anthem clients that transfer to the MEWA are not eligible for the bonus program
  • New contracts on existing groups are not eligible for the bonus program
  • Payout will be a one-time payment targeted for March/April 2020
  • Bonuses will be paid based on current Anthem commission and licensing contracts
  • Incentive payments will be disclosed and reported where required by applicable law
  • Anthem reserves the right to adjust future bonus amounts if groups are termed retroactively after the period’s bonus program calculations and payments have been made

Contact your Cornerstone representative with any questions.

Register NOW for Anthem SOCA MEWA Training Webinar

Please register for 2019 Anthem SOCA MEWA Training on Apr 30, 2019 9:00 AM EDT.

Click here to register.

Offer one of the hottest, most competitive, and EXCLUSIVE health insurance products in the Ohio small market. Get this training or you may lose clients to brokers who have invested the time to learn this product.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.