Premier and UHC Extend Network Relationship

In response to Premier Health Network deciding not to renew its participation for employer-sponsored and individual plans with UnitedHealthcare, the two companies will extend their network relationship for Medicare Advantage plans through December 31, 2017.

Premier Hospitals are now considered out of network for commercial health plans, effective April 30, 2017.

 

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Important Information About Our Relationship with Premier Health Network

Premier Hospitals No Longer In Network for UHC Plans

Premier Health Network recently decided not to renew its participation in UnitedHealthcare’s employer-sponsored and individual plans. As a result, Premier hospitals are no longer in network for commercial health plans as of April 30, 2017.

According to UnitedHealthcare’s press release, the company’s goal is to “reach a long-term agreement with Premier that ensures stability in people’s access to their hospitals and doctors and helps local employers design competitive benefits.”

Premier has expressed its disappointment with the proposal. Mary Boosalis, president and CEO of Premier Health, said in a statement, “We put forth a proposal that included Premier Health forgoing a nominal rate increase. An agreement would have provided choice for our patients and area employers that we believe they deserve. We are extremely disappointed with the response from UnitedHealthcare, which disadvantages their enrollees.”

Premier states that UnitedHealthcare’s continued use of the tiered network is an issue with which the two companies have trouble meeting in the middle.

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Premier Health Network hospitals now out of network for UnitedHealthcare employer-sponsored, individual plans

No deal between UnitedHealthcare and Premier Health

Humana Marketpoint Plan Overview Training in Cleveland

Join Cornerstone for Humana Marketpoint plan overview training to help build your business!

Larry Farmer, Regional Sales Manager for Humana, will cover the following topics:

  • What’s the sizzle to sell?
  • Plan details / Q&A
  • Why Humana?

DATE: May 9, 2017
TIME: 9:30–10:30 am
LOCATION: Cornerstone’s Cleveland Office
4500 Rockside Road Suite 330
Independence, OH 44131
TO RSVP CLICK HERE.

Not appointed with Humana?
Contact Cornerstone today to get started!
1.800.248.7675

WEBINAR: Join Cornerstone and Altrua HealthShare for an Informative Training Session

Join Cornerstone and Altrua HealthShare for a training webinar with Ron Bruno on a great alternative to insurance that is exempt from the Affordable Care Act.

Important features of Altrua HealthShare:

  • Broad network
  • EXEMPT from Affordable Care Act
  • Purchase all year, not just during open enrollment
  • Very affordable memberships
  • Available in all 50 states
  • Pays great commissions

DATE: May 17, 2017

TIME: 10:00 am – 11:00 am

TO RSVP, CLICK HERE.

Not appointed with Altrua?

Contact us today to get started!
1.800.248.7675

Have You Signed Up for Medicare Sales Strategy Training?

Join Cornerstone for Aetna Medicare Sales Strategy Training at Cornerstone’s Cleveland office.

Training will cover the following topics:

  • Business development
  • Local marketing
  • Lead generation

DATE: May 16, 2017

TIME: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

LOCATION: Cornerstone’s Cleveland Office

4500 Rockside Road, Suite 330

Independence, OH, 44131

TO RSVP, CLICK HERE.

 

Not appointed with Aetna? Contact Cornerstone today to get started!

Medical Mutual to Offer Extended Rates for Transitional (Grandmothered) Groups

On March 23rd, the Ohio Department of Insurance announced the transitional relief extension, which is designed to allow all transitional/grandmothered plans to remain effective through December 31, 2018. In response, Medical Mutual will allow all existing individual and small group (1–50) transitional plans to maintain that status through December 31, 2018.

There will be no change for groups that renewed in October through December 2016.

Click here for more information.


For more information, or to get appointed with Medical Mutual, contact a Cornerstone representative today.

Medical Mutual to Implement Drug Surveillance Program on July 1st

To combat a noticeable trend in increased pricing of existing brand and specialty drugs by pharmaceutical manufactures this past year, Medical Mutual is implementing a new Drug Surveillance program, beginning July 1, 2017. The program will be for all groups and members with MMO’s prescription drug benefits. It is non-customizable by group, and the option to opt out of this drug management policy is not available. The program itself will be and enhanced version based on a standard Express Scripts offering.

Click here to learn more.


For more information, or to get appointed with Medical Mutual, contact a Cornerstone representative today.

Take Part in the Aetna Spring into Action Sales Incentive Program!

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Earn up to $200 per Medicare Supplement policy this Spring

Your Medicare Supplement applications could earn you extra cash this Spring! Between April 1 – June 30, 2017, submit qualifying applications of individual Medicare Supplement* and receive a bonus payout of $200 per underwritten policy, and $50 per open enrollment policy issued.

Start submitting applications with E-App today!

The more applications submitted and policies issued, the bigger the payout. There’s no limit to the amount of extra cash you can earn!

To receive a payout, you must have a minimum of five qualifying policies issued per month, April through June. Bonus is limited to one active policy per insured. Remember, for states with the household premium discount, if two policies are issued, it counts as two policies towards the sales incentive.

View complete qualification details here.

*underwritten by Aetna Health and Life Insurance Company (AHLIC), American Continental Insurance Company (ACI), Continental Life Insurance Company of Brentwood, Tennessee (CLI), all Aetna companies.

FREE CE CREDIT AVAILABLE: Join Cornerstone and Dental Care Plus for a Free Training Event

Set of icons and arrows on education form a light bulb. The concept of effective modern training. Background vector illustrationCornerstone and The Dental Care Plus Group present:

Dental 101 & Vision 101

 

DATE: April 19, 2017

TIME:
10:00 am – 12:15 p.m.
(lunch will be provided afterwards)

LOCATION: Wedgewood Country Club
9600 Wedgewood Blvd
Powell, OH 43065

 


TRAINING SCHEDULE:

10:00-11:00 | Vision 101

11:00-11:15 | Break

11:15-12:15 | Dental 101
Lunch provided afterwards

Dental 101 Course Number — 35322 (1 HR CE)

Vision 101 Course Number — 49891 (1 HR CE)

COLUMBUS

DATE: Wednesday April 19, 2017

TIME: 10:00 a.m. — 12:15 p.m.
(lunch will be provided afterwards)

PLACE: Wedgewood Country Club

9600 Wedgewood Blvd

Powell, OH 43065

Click here to RSVP for Columbus training

 

CLEVELAND

DATE: Wednesday April 26, 2017

TIME: 10:00 a.m. — 12:15 p.m.
(lunch will be provided afterwards)

PLACE: Holiday Inn South Cleveland-Independence

6001 Rockside Road

Independence, OH 44131

Click here to RSVP for the Cleveland training

 

TOLEDO

DATE: Tuesday May 2, 2017

TIME: 10:00 a.m. — 12:15 p.m.
(lunch will be provided afterwards)

PLACE: Holiday Inn French Quarter

10630 Fremont Pike

Perrysburg, OH 43551

Click here to RSVP for the Toledo training

Cornerstone and UnitedHealthOne Present: Core Access Training

Join Cornerstone & UnitedHealthOne for a webinar discussing Core Access to help build your individual business.

Core Access plans are a series of Hospital and Doctor fixed indemnity plans designed to pay fixed benefit amounts for covered out-of-pocket medical expenses.


To learn more about these new opportunities for your clients, please attend one of the webinars below:

DATE: Monday April 17

TIME: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

REGISTRATION

 

DATE: Wednesday April 19

TIME:  2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

REGISTRATION

 

DATE: Tuesday April 25

TIMES: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

REGISTRATION LINKS10 AM OR 2 PM

 

DATE: Tuesday May 2

TIME: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

REGISTRATION