Ameritas Now Offering PrimeStar Advantage Plus in Ohio

Ameritas DentalAmeritas recently announced that PrimeStar Advantage Plus plans will now be offered in Ohio. This plan does not have a deductible for preventive services and offers two-year graded benefits. With the PrimeStar Advantage Plus plan, there are no waiting periods or enrollment fees, and your clients can save more with the Ameritas dental network.

Click here to learn more about the PrimeStar Advantage Plus plan.

Click here to learn more about the PrimeStar Advantage Plus plan.

Contact Geoff Beglen for more information or to be appointed.

Take Advantage of IHC’s Broker Bonus Program!

Bonus will pay out $25 per Interim Coverage (STM) plan sold.

Note: The bonus does not kick in until you sell your fifth policy

Example:

  • 4 policies sold = no bonus
  • 5 policies sold = $125 bonus
  • 10 policies sold = $250 bonus

Additionally, once you have reached the 5 policy threshold, IHC will pay an extra $10 for each Telemedicine, Balance, or Rx Discount plan you sell.

Bonus Period

Starting with 03/01/2019 submission dates after 12:00 AM CST and goes through 3/31/2019 at 11:59 PM CST.

Eligible Products

  • Short-Term Medical (STM)
  • Interim Coverage underwritten by Independence American Insurance Company (IAIC)¹ – standard STM
  • Interim Coverage Plus underwritten by IAIC – STM with limited benefits for expenses related to pre-existing conditions
  • Interim Coverage Value underwritten by IAIC – STM coverage with lower premiums, achieved through carefully selected benefit limitations
  • Balance underwritten by Madison National Life Insurance Company– critical illness, accident medical expense, and accident disability income insurance bundled into one

    Telemedicine – telehealth benefits as well as patient advocacy, free hearing consultations and hearing aid discounts. Telemedicine is not an insurance plan

  • Rx Pay Card – prescription drug discount program that can be used at over 48,000 pharmacies

Eligible States

CO, GA, IN, KY, ME (Balance unavailable), MO, OH, VA, WI

Bonus Details

To receive the bonus, the broker must issue a minimum of five qualifying cases of STM in eligible states during bonus period. Once five qualifying STM cases are submitted, the broker will be eligible to earn $10 for every Balance, Telemedicine and Rx Pay Card case that is issued with a qualifying STM plan. Coverage must be inforce at least 90 days to be eligible for this promotion.

The policy can issue after 3/31/2019, as long as it was submitted by 3/31/2019 at 11:59 PM CST and still be eligible. The broker may sell all products in the same shopping cart.

Bonus Amount

$25 per issued STM case, once five are submitted. $10 per Balance, Telemedicine and Rx Pay Card case when issued with a qualifying STM plan.

Payout Timing

Eligible brokers will be paid a one-time bonus payment as soon as administratively possible following the end of bonus period.

Bonus Rules

  1. Monies earned (if any) through this promotion, will be treated as taxable income and will be reported as such to the Internal Revenue Service. All taxes are the sole responsibility of the payee.
  2. IHC Specialty Benefits, Inc. (IHC SB) reserves the right to change the terms of this promotion or terminate this promotion at any time and has sole discretion on promotion winner(s).
  3. Promotion begins at March 1 2019 and ends at 11:59 PM CST on March 31, 2019.
  4. Only eligible Short-Term Medical plans underwritten by Independence American Insurance Company (IAIC), or Standard Security Life Insurance Company of New York (SSL), Balance plans underwritten by Madison National Life Insurance Company, Inc (MN), Telemedicine plans and Rx Pay Card plans marketed by Designated Agent Company and administered by The Loomis Company (Loomis) are eligible for this promotion.
  5. Brokers must be contracted and in good standing with IHC Carrier Solutions Inc., and properly appointed and licensed with IAIC, SSL, and/or MNL (depending on state) in order to be eligible for this promotion.
  6. Brokers who have assigned commissions to their up line are not eligible for this promotion.

For Broker/Producer use only. Not for public solicitation or distribution.

¹ Short term medical plans in Virginia are underwritten by Standard Security Life Insurance Company of New York, a member of The IHC Group

Learn About Cornerstone’s Newest Short-Term Carrier!

Cornerstone’s first Individual Corner webinar of 2019 will kick off with Individual expert Geoff Beglen and IHC’s Marc Capogrossi this coming Wednesday!

IHC is a premier short-term carrier with national coverage and excellent service and support. The webinar will cover IHC’s short-term and critical illness portfolio, as well as how to quote and enroll clients.

Register today!

DATE: Wednesday, January 16, 2019

TIME: 9:30 am–10:30 am

Click here to register.

Molina Will Pay SEP Commissions At The Same Rate As OEP

Cornerstone is excited to announce that Molina will be paying commissions for any ACA business written outside of Open Enrollment.

See the recent announcement from Molina here.

See the Molina product map here.

See Molina plan information here.

For further questions or to get contracted, contact Geoff Beglen.

Important News Regarding Ambetter SEP Commissions!

We just received word that Ambetter will continue to pay commissions year round for ACA business during SEP.

Contact Individual expert Geoff Beglen with any questions.

Client Referral Program Open Enrollment Individual Referral Acceptance Deadline

The Cornerstone Agency Services Client Referral team accepts client referrals from brokers participating in the program. Our licensed Client Care team can assist referred prospects offering guidance and support with plan enrollment in the Individual market.

To ensure we continually provide referred clients with exceptional service during the busy enrollment season, please familiarize yourself with our readiness checklist, which details our submission process, acceptance deadlines, and turn-around times.

INDIVIDUAL

OPEN ENROLLMENT PERIOD

November 1 to December 15, 2018

  • Referrals are managed first in/first out*
  • A minimum of three client outreach attempts will be made
  • Whenever possible, provide two forms of client contact information; cell phone, spouse cell phone, email address, work phone number, or other.
  • Submit referrals via the broker online form (preferred method) or prospective clients may call us at 877-432-8803. The online form can also be downloaded and emailed to referrals@crnstone.com.
  • The following information is required for all referrals**: prospect name, address, county, two client contact information options, and date(s) of birth.

*Priority is given to Individual referrals received on or before December 3, 2018. Client outreach within 48 hours is not guaranteed during peak periods Oct 1 through Dec 15.

**Incomplete submissions will be returned requesting missing information.

 

Due to extremely high volumes of referrals during the open/annual enrollment period, we encourage clients to plan ahead and make decisions early.

If you have questions about referral submission, the referral acceptance deadlines, or other processes, please do not hesitate to contact us.

National General’s Short-Term Has Returned to Kentucky

National General’s short-term medical is now available in Kentucky, effective December 7.  These plans have coverage options for up to 12 months.

Reminder: National General short-term sales in Ohio are also available for quoting and enrollment.

Please contact Geoff Beglen with any questions or additional information about short-term sales carrier options in Ohio and Kentucky.

Geoff Beglen | 513-629-9358 | gbeglen@crnstone.com

Be Sure That Your Individual Market Clients Re-Enroll Before December 15

Consumers will be automatically re-enrolled into the ACA Marketplace after December 15

Your clients will be automatically re-enrolled in a 2019 Marketplace plan if they do not update their Marketplace application and enroll in a plan before December 15.

Your clients may be automatically re-enrolled if they…

  1. Received coverage in 2018 through participating issuers but have not selected 2019 coverage by December 15. Note: Re-enrollment in their issuer’s plan for 2019 may be different from their plan enrollment for 2018, depending on plan availability.
  2. Are currently enrolled in plans through issuers that will not be participating in the Marketplace for 2019. These clients will be matched with an alternate plan offered by a different issuer.

Be sure that your clients log in to Healthcare.gov, update their information, and review the plan options available to them for 2019.

Questions? Contact Geoff Beglen for additional information.

IMPORTANT UPDATE: National General Short-Term Products in OH to Activate TOMORROW

National General will open their Ohio plans for quoting and enrollment effective tomorrow, November 28, after temporarily suspending all sales of short-term medical plans.

Reminder: Short-term sales in Kentucky are still temporarily suspended as National General is required to refile their short-term plans and rates with the Kentucky Department of Insurance. This change does not impact current customers or sales submitted prior to November 13, 2018.

You are still able to quote and enroll all other National General products in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, and other states.

Please contact Geoff Beglen with any questions or additional information about short-term sales carrier options in Ohio and Kentucky.

Geoff Beglen | 513-629-9358 | gbeglen@crnstone.com

Another Important Update Regarding National General Short-Term Products

Effective immediately, National General is temporarily suspending all sales of short-term medical plans in Kentucky. No quoting or enrollment for short-term plans in KY will be permitted until they get approval from KY Department of Insurance. This change does not impact current customers or sales submitted prior to November 13, 2018.

Reminder: Short-term sales in Ohio have also been temporarily suspended as National General is required to refile their short-term plans and rates with the Ohio Department of Insurance.

You are still able to quote and enroll all other National General products in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, and other states.

Please contact Geoff Beglen with any questions or additional information about short-term sales carrier options in Ohio and Kentucky.

Geoff Beglen | 513-629-9358 | gbeglen@crnstone.com