Anthem Simplifies Processes to Improve Member Experiences

Anthem AllClear Identity Protection Services Will Expire 12/31

Starting December 21, 2018, Anthem’s AllClear will send email notices to members who were enrolled in AllClear Credit and Identity Theft Monitoring services in 2018. Those members and their dependents who have an active, eligible Anthem medical health plan as of January 1, 2019 can continue with the service at no charge.

Anthem Simplifies the Client Benefit Approval Process 

The approval email that you will receive from Anthem will now be written directly to your groups, so you can easily forward it on to them as is.

Download Anthem’s 2019 Calendar

Anthem put together a 2019 calendar that contains information about their specialty products (dental, vision, life, disability, and voluntary supplemental health plans).

Downloadand print the free 2019 calendar for your use, or feel free to share with clients.

Anthem Releases New Health Guides

Starting January 1, 2019, all members in Anthem’s Small Group Affordable Care Act (ACA) health plans will be connected directly to a Health Guide when they call the Member Services number on the back of their ID card. The Health Guides use smart engagement technology and concierge-quality service to help members receive the best personalized experience.

Anthem Launches New Welcome Experience for Small Groups

Anthem is launching a new welcome experience for new small groups sold off the exchange. Using feedback from research, Anthem updated the welcome kit’s content with more customized information about the group’s plan and how to get the most from it. There’s an overview of the medical, pharmacy and any ancillary plans (dental, vision, life, disability), plus important features exclusive to Anthem plans, like Care & Cost Finder, Find a Doctor, Anthem Anywhere and LiveHealth Online.

Anthem Commission Increase!

Anthem commission increase! The 2019 SOCA BP/MEWA commissions increase from $22 to $26 on business with original effective dates January 1, 2019, and later. Any groups that move in January from GM to MEWA with Anthem’s push this year, will have this new SOCA BP/MEWA commission.

Anthem’s 2019 AEP Medicare Megastar Incentive

Anthem’s 2019 AEP Medicare Megastar Incentive: Sell 19 MA Apps during AEP 2019 and become a Medicare Megastar!

Here’s how YOU can be a Medicare Megastar and get FREE AHIP certification!:

Sell 19 approved Medicare Advantage policies (including D-SNP plans) with 1/1/19 effective dates during this AEP season and YOU can become a Medicare Megastar!

As a Medicare Megastar you’re entitled to SUPERHERO benefits like getting your 2020 AHIP certification at no cost! That’s Anthem’s way of showing their appreciation for your hard work and dedication.

Questions? Contact your Cornerstone Senior Marketing sales representative for more information!

Anthem Has News About Your September Commission Checks

Anthem recently announced that the Individual, Small Group, and Large Group commission payments would move to a new system. These changes are effective with premium paid dates of 9/1/2018. With this change, the timing of when you get paid has changed from a bi-weekly to a monthly schedule.

Click here for additional information.

Available Soon: Summary Annual Reports for Anthem SOCA BP

The Summary Annual Reports (SAR) for Participating Employers in the Anthem SOCA BP will be available soon. Reports will be available in the Employer’s Manage Documents folder by Friday, September 21st.

The Summary Annual Report is a summary of the Employer’s plan information. Only Employers enrolled in the Anthem SOCA BP between May 1, 2016 and April 30, 2017 will receive a report.

LAST CALL for Anthem SOCA MEWA Training in 2018!

Due to some technical difficulties with the last webinar and an unexpected sickness, Anthem and Cornerstone are offering group agents one last chance to get trained on the very competitive SOCA MEWA plans. This is open to existing SOCA MEWA agents who want a refresher, an update or to send new employees as well.

DATE: Monday, September 10

TIME: 9:00 am

WHY:   

  • One of the most competitive products for healthy small groups!
  • If you aren’t certified to sell it, it won’t be offered to your renewing groups if they qualify.

 

Please click below to REGISTER.

Once you register, you will receive the meeting details

 

Click here to register.

Join Us for the Cincinnati-Anthem Ohio’s 2019 Broker Roadshow

Cornerstone invites you to attend the Anthem Ohio 2019 Broker Roadshow.

Please join us for Anthem Ohio’s 2019 Individual, ACA, SOCA MEWA, Specialty and Key Account updates.

DATE: Wednesday, September 19, 2018

TIME: 9:00 am–11:00 am

LOCATION: Cornerstone’s Cincinnati Office | 2101 Florence Ave | Cincinnati, OH 45206

PRESENTERS: Robyn Caupp & Matt Lapp, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield

Click here to register.

 

Anthem is coming back to the Individual market in Ohio for 2019 ACA plans! More details to come on service area counties, plans and benefits they are offering, how to get re-contracted to sell, etc.

Join Us For The Cornerstone/Anthem 2019 Broker Roadshow!

Join us for the Cornerstone/Anthem 2019 broker roadshow as Anthem presenters Lisa Perren and Cynthia Semach discuss updates for 2019 plans!

 

DATE: Tuesday, September 25

 

TIME: 9:00 am–11:00 am

LOCATION: Marriott Courtyard Columbus-Worthington

7411 Vantage Drive | Columbus, OH 43235

TIME: 2:00 pm–4:00 pm

LOCATION: Fairfield Inn & Suites

924 East State Street | Athens, OH 45701

Click here to RSVP


Not yet appointed with Anthem? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Contact your Cornerstone representative today to get started!

Autism Spectrum Disorder Benefit Limits to be Removed from Plans

Effective January 1, 2019, or upon renewal, all benefit limits for Autism Spectrum Disorder will be removed from Individual, Small Group and Large Group benefit plans. This is a result of House Bill 218 which was recently passed in the Kentucky legislative session.

Click here for the official release from Anthem.