NEW Medical Option Coming: UnitedHealthcare Introduces the Ohio Chamber MEWA Plan

UnitedHealthcare (UHC) has received approval for a new MEWA offering in Ohio this week in conjunction with the Ohio Chamber of Commerce. Rates have not been approved by the state so quotes are not yet available, but it is expected to be available starting with October 1 effective dates.

Cornerstone will be offering a webinar to learn more about the MEWA on September 16 along with other 2020 updates from UHC.

Click here to view the plan grid.

New FormFire Email Reminders

FormFire recently added two reminder email options for employer email communications: Account Creation Reminder and Application Reminder. All emails can now be sent directly to a group’s employees.

  • Account Creation Reminder: send to employees that have not yet created their account with FormFire.
  • Application Reminder: send to employees that have an account, but have not yet completed their Medical Questionnaire.

All emails are available in English and Spanish.

Click here to learn how to use the Employer Communication feature.

UnitedHealthcare Offers “Free” Hospital Indemnity Protection

For January 1 groups with 100+ eligible employees, UnitedHealthcare offers free hospital indemnity benefits when a group purchases at least one UBundle qualified line of ancillary coverage. The group must provide at least one medical plan option with a deductible of $3,000 or higher and 30 covered employees. If qualified, all benefit eligible employees received the hospital indemnity benefit.

Hospital Indemnity covers $500 per confinement plus $100 per day.

Click below for additional details on the hospital indemnity plans and the UBundle progam.

Hospital indemnity flyer

UBundle program flyer

Hospital indemnity employer brochure

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.

Aetna Extends AFA Broker Bonus Through December 2019

Earn more and help your clients save with Aetna’s broker bonus for Aetna Funding Advantage, which rewards you for group sales using Individual Medical Questionnaires (IMQs) through December 31, 2019, effective dates.

< 10 subscribers

10 + subscribers

$50 bonus per sold sub $25 bonus per sold sub underwritten without IMQs
or
$100 bonus per sold sub underwritten with IMQs
+
$25 admin fee credit for your client per sold sub underwritten with IMQs

Click here to learn more.

For more information, contact your Cornerstone representative.

Medical Mutual’s SmartChoice Program Expected to Reduce Cost of Imaging Services

Medical Mutual’s SmartChoice concierge program (performed by eviCore Healthcare in partnership with MMO’s Radiology Utilization Management program) launched July 1, 2019, with the intention to help individual and group members to use lower-cost network facilities for approved imaging services like MRIs, CT and PET scans.

The program notifies providers of high cost facilities and recommends lower cost facilities instead. If the provider declines the lower-cost suggestion, the member is then notified that there may be lower-cost and more convenient options available.

Contact your Cornerstone representative for more information.

Accredo Will No Longer Dispense Certain Specialty Drugs

Medical Mutual recently announce that Accredo Specialty Pharmacy will no longer dispense prescriptions for Repatha and Praluent beginning September 1, 2019. These specialty drugs are taken by adults with cardiovascular disease to help reduce the risk of heart attack. Members who require these prescription drugs will need to have them transferred to a participating in-network retail pharmacy of their choice.

For more information on transferring prescriptions, contact your Cornerstone representative.

Medical Mutual Finalized Agreement With New COBRA Vendor

Medical Mutual has finalized its agreement with WEX Health, a new COBRA vendor for existing groups effective September 1, 2019. The new platform, COBRA Options —Brought to you by Medical Mutual, will offer enhanced benefits continuation service and faster set up for new groups.

Contact your Cornerstone representative for more information.

Register for UnitedHealthcare’s July 2019 Broker Training Seminars

Join UnitedHealthcare for their July 2019 broker training seminars to get the most updated information on UHC’s latest products, sales and renewal tools, wellness programs, member service tools, and more.

Date

Time Title Registration link

July 3, 2019

10 a.m. CT All Savers® Alternate Funding Website and Process Training
— AM, SS

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July 8, 2019

10 a.m. CT Quote/Install Requirements
51–100 — AM, SS

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July 9, 2019

10:30 a.m. CT Deep Dive: All Savers®
Migrations — AM, SS

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July 9, 2019

2 p.m. CT UnitedHealthcare Benefit Services – No-Fee COBRA,
FSA and Pre-Tax Premium
Plans —ALL

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July 9, 2019

3 p.m. CT Kentucky Product and
Market Update — ALL

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July 10, 2019

9 a.m. CT Indiana Product and
Market Update — ALL

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July 10, 2019

10 a.m. CT Massachusetts Product
and Market Update — ALL

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July 10, 2019

11 a.m. CT Connecticut: Oxford System
Enhancements — AM, SS

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July 10, 2019

1 p.m. CT Sales Automation
Management (SAM)
Renewal Training — AM, SS

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July 10, 2019

2 p.m. CT Small Business
UnitedHealthcare Motion®
 – Walking: The New Drug
— P, AM

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July 10, 2019

2:30 p.m. CT UnitedHealthcare’s
Pharmacy Strategy — ALL

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July 10, 2019

3 p.m. CT Rally® Digital Health and Wellness Experience —
What’s New for Your
Clients! — ALL

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July 11, 2019

10 a.m. CT Missouri and S. Illinois
Product and Market
Update — ALL

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July 11, 2019

11 a.m. CT How to Empower Your
Clients to Resolve Basic
Service Needs and Benefit
Questions On Their Own
— AM, SS

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July 11, 2019

1 p.m. CT UnitedHealthcare Specialty Products — Value Adds
— P, AM

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July 16, 2019

9 a.m. CT Wisconsin Product and
Market Update — ALL

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July 16, 2019

10 a.m. CT Deep Dive: A UnitedHealthcare Dental & Vision Experience — ALL

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July 16, 2019

2 p.m. CT Mid-Atlantic (DC,MD,VA,WV):
Working Smarter Not Harder
— ALL

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July 17, 2019

9 a.m. CT New Hampshire Product
and Market Update — ALL

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July 17, 2019

10 a.m. CT All Savers® Alternate Funding Website and Process Training
— AM, SS

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July 17, 2019

11 a.m. CT California Product & Market Update — ALL

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July 17, 2019

12 p.m. CT Deep Dive: All Savers® DocuSign® eSignature
Solution — NEW! – ALL

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July 17, 2019 1:30 p.m. CT UnitedHealthcare and All Savers® Service Contacts
— AM, SS

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July 17, 2019

2 p.m. CT Connecticut: Oxford System Enhancements — AM, SS

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July 18, 2019

10 a.m. CT All Savers® Renewal Overview
— AM, SS

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July 18, 2019

1 p.m. CT Deep Dive: Protect Your
Client’s Family and Paycheck
in the Event of a Catastrophe
— ALL

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July 18, 2019

2 p.m. CT Bundle Lines of Coverage
and SAVE — ALL

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July 19, 2019

10 a.m. CT UnitedHealthcare and All Savers® Value Adds That
Set Us Apart — ALL

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July 24, 2019

9 a.m. CT Maine Product and Market Update — ALL

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July 24, 2019

11 a.m. CT Tennessee/Arkansas Product and Market Update — ALL

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July 24, 2019 12 p.m. CT All Savers® Migrations — ALL

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July 24, 2019

1:30 p.m. CT UnitedHealthcare and All Savers® Service Contacts
— AM, SS

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July 25, 2019

10 a.m. CT Quote/Install Requirements
51–100 — AM, SS

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July 25, 2019

12 p.m. CT Sales Automation
Management (SAM) Renewal
Training — AM, SS

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July 26, 2019

11 a.m. CT UnitedHealthcare Specialty
— ALL

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July 29, 2019

1 p.m. CT UnitedHealthcare Motion®
— ALL

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July 31, 2019 9 a.m. CT Health4Me®Smartphone
App Live Demo — AM, SS

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July 31, 2019 1 p.m. CT Connecticut: Oxford System Enhancements — AM, SS

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July 31, 2019 2 p.m. CT myuhc.com® Member Website Live Demo — AM, SS

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Click here for more information.

Contact your Cornerstone representative with any questions.