Anthem Indiana Releases ChamberCare Health Alliance MEWA

Anthem Indiana has released the ChamberCare Health Alliance (CHA) MEWA solution. This MEWA was created through the partnership of Anthem and the Indiana state and Indanapolis Chambers of Commerce. This is an underwritten solution for employers with 2 to 50 total employees, where your small group clients will gain access to coverage generally only available to large groups. The product’s initial effective date will be October 1, 2019. All groups will have a common renewal date of October 1.

Below, you will find the CHA Product Guide, CHA flyer, FAQ, employer medical questionnaire, employee medical questionnaire, and additional chamber information for review.

Quoting

Quoting for CHA begins on August 19, 2019! You may request preliminary quotes using one of three risk levels: low, medium, or high risk. For an underwritten quote, medical questionnaires may be required, as well as the Employer Medical questionnaire. Please send your quote requests to your Cornerstone quoting team at the corresponding office below:

Membership Information

To quote CHA, the broker and the group does not need to be a member of a chamber.

However, employers interested in the Anthem CHA must be a member of the Indiana Chamber of Commerce and/or the Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce. The employer will be required to join the respective chamber based upon the county in which the employer is domiciled prior to submitting for installation and enrollment.

In order for brokers and their agencies to sell CHA, you must have an active Indiana state and/or Indianapolis  Chamber of Commerce membership.

The Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce is offering a silver membership at NO Charge to brokers at this time that are selling CHA.

Please contact your Cornerstone Broker Advisor for more information on this product.

MEWA ChamberCare Health Alliance Map

CHA MEWA Employee Medical Questionnaire

CHA MEWA Employer Medical Questionnaire

ChamberCare Health Alliance (CHA) Product Guide

MEWA ChamberCare Health Alliance Flyer

MEWA ChamberCare Health Alliance FAQs

Cornerstone Invites You to Attend the Anthem Ohio Broker Roadshow Update Meeting

Please join us for the Anthem Ohio 2020 Small Group and Key Account product update meeting with Robyn Caupp and Taylor Grant of Anthem.

DATE: September 18, 2019

TIME: 9:00 am–11:00 am

LOCATION: Cornerstone Cincinnati Office

2101 Florence Avenue | Cincinnati, OH 45206

Click here to RSVP.

Reserve Your Place Today: 2020 Small Group Carrier Updates via Webinar

Join us for these brief, informative sessions focused on small group to get up to speed on 2020 plans, what to expect with renewals, and more!

Not able to make a session?

No problem! We are recording sessions for our agents who aren’t able to attend. Please contact your Cornerstone representative for a link to the recording and materials.

*Sessions are for active Cornerstone Employee Benefit agents.


UnitedHealthcare Updates

September 16, 2019

9:00 am–10:30 am

UnitedHealthcare will review renewals and what to expect, changes to ACA plans, their enhancements to Ancillary products and package deals. The final hour will review All Savers (level-funding) and the NEW Ohio Chamber MEWA available for 10.1.2019 effective dates*.

*pending state approval of rates

Click here to register for UHC updates.

September 4 (In-person UHC Ohio Chamber MEWA meeting)

UHC is hosting a training on this date in Toledo. Click below for details and to register. You can choose to attend this in person session or join us via webinar on September 16.

Click here to register for UHC Chamber Plan training.


AFA and Humana Ancillary Updates

September 23, 2019

9:00 am–10:30 am

AFA, the Aetna Funding Advantage, is Aetna’s level-funded solution for groups of 2-99. Yes! AFA will now be available for groups of TWO or more. Join us for an overview of AFA, 2020 plan changes, what to expect with renewals, how their blocks are running, and a discussion on what the proposed merger between CVS and Aetna mean for the insurance business.

10:00 am–10:30 am

Humana will present updates on their ancillary products: Dental, Vision, Life and Disability. Humana has taken the lead on their dental plans, unique in Ohio, with unlimited reimbursement of expenses beyond the annual limit as well as higher annual maxes.

Click here to register for AFA/Humana updates.


Anthem Updates

September 30

9:00 am–10:00 am

Anthem will present what to expect with renewals, updates on ACA, their grandmothered block and the Anthem SOCA MEWA. They will also have folks from their ancillary side discuss enhancements to those lines and package deals available.

Click here to register for Anthem updates.

REGISTER: UnitedHealthcare Announces New Option for Ohio Small Business

Brokers in Northwest Ohio are invited to attend a training on UHC’s new Chamber plan on September 4.

Wednesday, September 4

TIME: Registration 9:30 a.m.

Meeting start time 10 a.m.

LOCATION: Hilton Garden Inn

6165 Levis Commons Blvd. | Perrysburg, OH

Click here to register.

If you are unable to attend, Cornerstone will also have a webinar on September 16 for all UHC updates on 2020 (more information to follow soon).

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.

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.