Register NOW for Anthem SOCA MEWA Training Webinar

Please register for 2019 Anthem SOCA MEWA Training on Apr 30, 2019 9:00 AM EDT.

Click here to register.

Offer one of the hottest, most competitive, and EXCLUSIVE health insurance products in the Ohio small market. Get this training or you may lose clients to brokers who have invested the time to learn this product.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

UnitedHealthcare Second Year Dental Rate Cap

Help your UnitedHealthcare customers get a 5 percent second-year rate cap when they add a dental plan by August 1, 2019.

The guidelines:

  • Effective dates are January 1, 2019 to August 1, 2019.
  • Group size 2 to 100 eligible lives.
  • Offer not available to groups located in RI, WI, WA, FL (2-50), ACEC groups.

IMPORTANT: FormFire Annual Rate and Census Reconciliation Form Due March 31

Today, many of you received the important notice of the census reconciliation process required for all SOCA BP clients. This reconciliation must be completed by March 31, 2019. It has come to our attention that there was a programming error with regard to the census reconciliation process where you are unable to submit the month and year properly.

Please take note of the following information, which contains the fix to the programming issue in line 8 of the census:

  • To fix the error, right-click on the blue cells in line 8.
  • Right-click and select “Format Cells”.
  • Select “General”.
  • Click “OK”.

You must do this for both the “Month” cell and “Year” cell.

Click here to view the release from FormFire regarding the census reconciliation.

CMS Extends Transitional Relief Until January 1, 2021

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released a bulletin extending non-enforcement policies against certain non-ACA-compliant non-grandfathered health insurance coverage in the small group and individual markets.

The extended transitional policy in this bulletin applies for policy years beginning on or before October 1, 2020, provided that all such coverage comes into compliance with the specified requirements by January 1, 2021.

Click here to read the full release from CMS.

Questions? Contact your Cornerstone representative for additional information.

Aetna Funding Advantage New Broker Bonus

Aetna Funding Advantage’s new broker bonus rewards brokers who sell groups using Individual Medical Questionnaires (IMQs) from May 1, 2019, to September 1, 2019.

< 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.

*Please note this bonus program does not apply in FL, GA, NJ, MI or MA.
**2 to 50 in PA/TX, 2 to 100 in N. IL, 5 to 100 in CO/CT/KY/LA/OH, 10 to 50 in NV and 26 to 50 in NC.

Updated Analysis Shows More Competitive ACA Marketplaces in 2019

A 2017 analysis done by the Urban Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation found “strong inverse associations between the number of marketplace health insurers and premium levels and premium growth; rating regions with few insurers had higher premiums and higher premium growth.” The analysis has since been updated with 2018 and 2019 data, which concluded that more than 20 percent of the U.S. population now lives in an area with five or more marketplace insurers, though there are many regional variations.

For example, more than 40 percent of the population in the Northeast lives in areas with five or more marketplace insurers, while in the South, only 4 percent of residents live in areas with five or more insurers though a majority (nearly 53 percent) live in areas with between one and two insurers. In addition, the analysis found that marketplace premiums in the rating regions with fewer insurers tend to be substantially higher.

Click here to read the full analysis.

Click here to view a summary from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

AFA Now Available for 51–100 Groups in Kentucky

Aetna Funding Advantage is now available for 51 to 100 groups in Kentucky. Review the fact sheet to sell, quote, and enroll with additional bonus dollars available!

Click here to access the fact sheet.

Click here to view the quoting process.

Click here to learn more about the Aetna Funding Advantage bonus program.

Important All Savers Updates from UHC

GRX

Effective for July 1 new business, the OH Health Plan has made the decision to REQUIRE individual health applications for All Savers ASO, groups with 20 to 50 lives. The 15-question application will be required for underwritten rates.

DocuSign

Effective March 22, All Savers will launch DocuSign in the following states: AL, AZ, DE, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, LA, MA, MI, MO, MS, NE, OH, PA, SC, TN, TX, WA, WI, and WY. Kentucky is NOT a DocuSign state at this time.

Brokers and/or group administrators will be able to complete the All Savers group submission documents electronically as of March 22, 2019. DocuSign is an eSignature solution and is one of the leading eSignature brands in the market providing brokers and employers a faster way to complete required paperwork. DocuSign will not only shorten the application process, but it will also minimize errors by automating the application process.

New Web Address

Myallsaversconnect.com should be used by members and group administrators. Communications were sent to members and groups.  The broker web address did not change.

Click here to view the member website overview. 

Click here to view the ER website overview.

All Savers Playbook

The Playbook has a lot of information for brokers about getting appointed, quoting on line, SIC Code listing, eligibility, sold case process, contacts for post-sale, and a sample ID card.

Click here to view the Playbook.

Mayo Clinic

In network effective January 1, 2019.

Two Important Updates from Anthem

SOCA MEWA Renewal Process Guide

Take a moment to look through this step-by-step guide for processing your 5/1 SOCA BP renewals within the FormFire system.

If you have any questions, please contact your Cornerstone Broker Advisor.

Click here to access the guide.

Group and Individual Clients Moving to IngenioRx Effective 7/1

Anthem small group grandmothered and small group SOCA BP/MEWA clients*, along with grandfathered and grandmothered individual clients will move to Ingenio Rx, Anthem’s new pharmacy benefits manager, on July 1, 2019. An email will go out to those clients on March 18 to inform them of the transition.

You can access the IngenioRx website at www.ingenio-rx.com.

Reach out to your Cornerstone representative with any questions.

*This will also include and GF or GM IND clients your agency may have if applicable.

IngenioRx Client Guide and FAQs

IngenioRx Sample Member Letter

RSVP Today: 3 Large Group CEs in Northwest Ohio

If you work with employer groups of 50 or more, self-funded solutions are a great way to keep benefit costs down and add value to your groups. Join Cornerstone for lunch and 3 self-funded CEs the afternoon of April 2. Each presenter will also provide a brief product update.

Location: Oak Openings Lodge | 5440 Wilkins Road | Whitehouse (Toledo), OH 43571

Please RSVP to Sharon Hogan by March 22, 2019