You’re Invited: Medicare DSNP Training with Anthem BCBS

Join Cornerstone and Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield for a training event on Medicare DSNP plans. You won’t want to miss this valuable training on how to market these plans to your clients!

The agenda for this training seminar includes:

  • Eligibility and identifying prospects
  • The impact of MyCare Ohio
  • How to sell DSNP plans and their benefits
  • And tools that help you market these plans

 


DATE:  Thursday March 9, 2017

TIME:  8:30am – 11:00am

Registration will be from 8:30am to 9:00 a.m.

Training will go from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

PLACE:  Cornerstone- Cincinnati location
2101 Florence Ave. Cincinnati, OH 45206

To RSVP, click here.

Merger Between Anthem and Cigna Blocked by Federal Judge

U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson of the Federal District Court for the District of Columbia blocked a proposed $48 billion merger between Anthem Inc. and Cigna Corp. The block came two weeks after the proposed merger between Aetna and Humana was blocked on antitrust grounds.

The judge decided that the proposed merger would be ‘harmful’ to customers and violated federal antitrust law becuase it of its ‘anticompetitive effects.’

In the beginning, the two companies said the merger would create a more ‘diversified’ health insurer, though there was eventually a disagreement that Judge Jackson called ‘the elephant in the courtroom.’

A press release from Anthem states that the company ‘intends to file a notice of appeal and request an expedited hearing of its appeal to reverse the Court’s decision so that Anthem may move forward with the merger…’

 

References:

Federal Judge Blocks Anthem’s Planned Acquisition of Cigna

Judge, Citing Harm to Customers, Blocks $48 Billion Anthem-Cigna Merger

Anthem Responds to U.S. District Court’s Decision on Acquisition of Cigna

Reminder from Anthem – Modification to Medicare Advantage Commission Payment Schedule

A reminder that Anthem is modifying their Medicare Advantage/Prescription Drug Plan (MAPD) and Prescription Drug Plan (PDP) commission payment schedule so that payments are made in the effective month of the policy.

As a result, there will be two commission payments made in December for MAPD and PDP policies.  One will be with a statement date of November 30, 2016, and the other will be with a statement date of December 18, 2106.  Brokers will be paid on MAPD and PDP commissions during the first week of December for November policy effective and due dates (based on the current schedule).  There will also be a second MAPD and PDP commission payment after December 18, 2016, for December policy effective and due dates.  December 2016 is the only month brokers will receive two commission payments.  The monthly schedule will resume with commission payments in the effective month of the policy for MAPD and PDP policies in January.

 

Reference:  Dec 2016/2017 Commission Payment Schedule.

Questions:  commissions@crnstone.com