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Aetna Medicare: 2021 expansion | Certify for 2021 | NEW Ascend enhancements

Posted by www.psmbrokerage.com Admin on Wed, Jul 15, 2020 @ 10:02 AM

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    • Update: Out-of-pocket costs for telehealth

    • Learn about 2021 expansion

    • Certify for 2021 products

    • New features added to Ascend

    • Get auto-access to Ascend

Update: Out-of-pocket costs for telehealth services waived

Aetna, a CVS Health company, will waive out-of-pocket costs for in-network primary care and specialist telehealth visits for all Individual Medicare Advantage plan members through September 30, 2020. Read a recent press release. This action is in addition to the cost-share waivers we announced on May 13. We are going to:

  • Waive member out-of-pocket costs for all in-network primary care visits, whether done in-office or via telehealth, for any reason, for all Medicare Advantage plan members through September 30, 2020.

  • Extend all member cost-sharing waivers for in-network telehealth visits for outpatient behavioral and mental health counseling services for all Medicare Advantage plan members through September 30, 2020.

Learn about our 2021 expansion*

In 2021, we're planning to expand our MA/MAPD and Dual-Special Needs Plan (DSNP) products into new counties. Click here for an inside look at where we're going. And stay tuned for more details later this month.

Certify to sell 2021 products

You can now complete our 2021 producer certification process for both Aetna MA/MAPD and SilverScript PDP plans. To get started, visit AetnaMedicareProducerCertification.com. Our certification process includes AHIP and costs $125 — that's a savings of $50 off the retail price!

Sell Aetna Medicare plans remotely, safely and compliantly with the Ascend app

We're making it easy for you to start enrolling your clients electronically. After you become ready to sell our 2021 products, we'll automatically issue you access to the Ascend  Virtual Sales Office app, our electronic enrollment tool. Watch for an email with instructions on how to download the app and get started. Learn more.  

Have you heard? We've made MASSIVE enhancements to the Ascend app – Giving you even more reasons to use it

Get an eSignature: Send a pre-filled application to your client to sign

Offline capability: Complete an enrollment offline to upload later

Verify MBI: Confirm your client's MBI number before submitting an app

Telephonic enrollment option: Enroll clients by phone with RATE

Scope of Appointment (SOA): Obtain an SOA by email or text

Check Extra Help status:

See if your client qualifies

For more information about the new Ascend app features, contact your local Aetna Medicare broker manager

Not appointed with Aetna? We're here to help

Request details today or call us at (800) 998-7715 for more information.

*Subject to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) approval. Confidential and proprietary. For internal/agent use only. Do not distribute.

Aetna is the brand name used for products and services provided by one or more of the Aetna group of subsidiary companies, including Aetna Life Insurance and its affiliates (Aetna). 
Prior to engaging in the sale of Aetna Medicare products, producers must be ready to sell, which means certified, contracted, licensed in the applicable states, and appointed by Aetna in accordance with state law. As permitted in certain states, Aetna will order appointments after the first sale. This communication is intended for use by brokers only and is not intended for distribution to Medicare beneficiaries. Any publication or distribution of this communication to unauthorized recipients without Aetna’s approval is prohibited.
©2020 Aetna Inc

Tags: Medicare Advantage, aetna, 2021 certification, 2021 aep

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