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

Mutual of Omaha MA & PDP Updates: Ohio/Kentucky & San Antonio, TX

Mutual of Omaha is expanding its footprint in the senior health market this October with the introduction of two Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plans (PDP). These new plans – Mutual of Omaha Rx Value and Mutual of Omaha Rx Plus – will be available nationwide except New York. Click here for PDP plan highlights.

Join Cornerstone & Mutual of Omaha for a webinar discussing this expansion and their products to offer your clients for this AEP!
DATE: Monday Sept 24
TIME: 10:00am
Register Link: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/9103621320308877313

In addition, Medicare Advantage (MA) plans are being released in two markets – Ohio/Kentucky and San Antonio.
Read all about it in the press releases below.
Press Release- PDP
Press Release- Cincinnati MA
Press Release- San Antonio MA

If you want to be a part of this great opportunity, there are three easy steps.
1. Get Contracted – Contact your marketer for more information.
2. Get Certified – Complete the AHIP certification
3. Get Trained – Complete the appropriate product training

Complete the three steps above and you are ‘Ready to Sell’. Click for complete details.
Marketing materials will be available soon.

Prescription Drug Plans

For our PDP product, it is business as usual. Materials will be available to view and download on Sales Professional Access (SPA- www.mutualofomaha.com/broker) Forms and Materials and orders may be placed through normal channels.

Medicare Advantage

MA Materials will be available soon through a producer portal accessed via SPA. Watch next week’s Express for
more information. Ready to Sell agents will receive a direct email communications from Mutual when the portal is
available.

Join CAHU for the Candidates at the Casino Event!

Join the Columbus Association of Health Underwriters for the Candidates at the Casino event to meet and review the local candidates for 2018! The session will be limited to Ohio health insurance and employee benefit issues.

Click here for more information

 

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Time: 11:00 am–2:00 pm (Registration at 11:00 am & lunch served at 11:30 am)

Where: Hollywood Casino Columbus

200 Georgesville Rd, Columbus OH 43228

To register, visit www.columbusAHU.org/events

Anthem Updates: Changes to Commissions, Partnership with Samsung and American Well, and More

Anthem Partners with Samsung and American Well For Telehealth Access

Anthem customers with a Samsung Galaxy mobile device can now access LiveHealth Online through the Samsung Health application. This app enables customers to connect with U.S.-based, board-certified doctors for non-urgent medical care, 24/7.

 

Anthem Commission Statements are Changing

The way Anthem statements look and the way they are accessed will be changing soon for Individual, Small Group, and Large Group business. No changes will be made to the commission structure itself.

 

Register for the DocTalk Webinar!

Join Anthem’s DocTalk webcast to learn some tips and guidelines for maintaining a healthy diet and lifestyle. Speakers Dr. Richard M. Lachiver, Regional Vice President and Medical Director, and Alison Szczawinski, a registered dietitian, will help simplify complex nutrition topics and choices in a world of misinformation.

DATE:  Tuesday, August 14
TIMES: 12:00 pm and 3:00 pm (EST)

Click here to register.

 

Register for Anthem’s Engage Webinar!

Find out more about Anthem’s mobile app and desktop experience that helps members take charge of their health and wellbeing. Join Anthem on August 7 or August 16 for an overview on how this program works to motivate and empower employees.

August 7 – 11:00 am to 11:30 am (EST)

August 16 – 2:00 pm to 2:30 pm (EST)

Medico Med Supp Rate Adjustment—Ohio

Effective October 1, 2017, Medico will implement a rate adjustment for Modernized Medicare Supplement renewals of policies issued on or after April 1, 2014 and new issues with an Application Date of October 1, 2017 or later. Applications dated prior to October 1, 2017 will have the rates in effect today even if the policy has a future effective date.

This rate adjustment is for the current product you can write in your state.

  • Plan G
  • -10% (decrease)
  • Plan N
  • -5% (decrease)
  • Plan F
  • 9.6%
  • Plan FHD
  • 5%
  • Plan A
  • 5%

Updated forms are available September 18, 2017.

ONLY ONE DAY LEFT: Refer Agents to Cornerstone and Earn $500

Do you know an agent that would benefit from Cornerstone’s services?


Cornerstone’s Refer-An-Agent Program is offering a bonus of $500* until March 31st for your referrals! Click here to refer an agent to Cornerstone.

After March 31st, the program will resume offering $250 for referrals.

 

*Certain restrictions apply. Ask your Cornerstone Rep for full details.

Cornerstone Meet N’ Greet: Gregg Amato

Gregg Amato

Gregg Amato, Director, Employee Benefits

Gregg Amato is Cornerstone’s newest addition to the Employee Benefits team with an extensive career in the health insurance industry. We sat down with Gregg to discuss his experience:

CS: Tell me about how you got started in insurance.

GA: Several years ago my cousin Joe encouraged me to get into the insurance business right after he became a Nationwide Insurance agent.  At first I resisted but soon found out that I really enjoyed the business.

 

CS: What is the best piece of advice that you can give to brokers?

GA: Hire people with good a work ethic that will treat your clients like family.

 

CS: Why do you enjoy working in the industry?

GA: I enjoy helping people navigate through the myriad of rules and regulations within the health insurance industry.

 

More About Gregg

Favorite hobby: Golf

Favorite movie: It’s A Wonderful Life

Best advice you’ve ever received: My father always told me to be true to yourself and always conduct business with honesty and integrity.


To contact Gregg, click here.

You’re Invited: Medicare DSNP Training with Anthem BCBS

Join Cornerstone and Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield for a training event on Medicare DSNP plans. You won’t want to miss this valuable training on how to market these plans to your clients!

The agenda for this training seminar includes:

  • Eligibility and identifying prospects
  • The impact of MyCare Ohio
  • How to sell DSNP plans and their benefits
  • And tools that help you market these plans

 


DATE:  Thursday March 9, 2017

TIME:  8:30am – 11:00am

Registration will be from 8:30am to 9:00 a.m.

Training will go from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

PLACE:  Cornerstone- Cincinnati location
2101 Florence Ave. Cincinnati, OH 45206

To RSVP, click here.

Cornerstone Employees Donate to Adopt-A-Class Students

Now for a Limited Time Only: Earn $500 for Your Agent Referrals!

Do you know an agent that would benefit from Cornerstone’s services?

Cornerstone has been in business for over 30 years as a trusted source to you, our agents, providing guidance and support in an ever-changing market. We are grateful that our business strategy is appreciated by you and we welcome the opportunity to assist your fellow agents.

Now, for a limited time only, refer Senior, Individual, and Employee Benefit market segment agents to Cornerstone and we will pay you $500 when they place their first paid application*.

*Certain restrictions apply. Ask your Cornerstone Rep for full details.