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YourMedicare Enrollment Center

Posted by www.psmbrokerage.com Admin on Mon, Jul 20, 2020 @ 11:34 AM

Tags: Online Enrollment, Medicare Advantage, Medicare Part D, online sales, Telesales

As Use of Telemedicine Skyrockets, Need for Thoughtful Policy Grows

Posted by www.psmbrokerage.com Admin on Mon, Jul 20, 2020 @ 11:01 AM

Tags: Medicare News, Telehealth, Telemedicine

State of Medigap: Trends in Enrollment and Demographics

Posted by www.psmbrokerage.com Admin on Wed, Jul 15, 2020 @ 04:12 PM

Tags: Medicare Supplement, Medigap

Top 10 Marketing Ideas for Insurance Agents

Posted by www.psmbrokerage.com Admin on Wed, Jul 15, 2020 @ 02:32 PM

Tags: Insurance Marketing, Social Media Marketing, Digital Marketing

2021 Medicare Advantage (MA) and Part D (PDP) Certification Details

Posted by www.psmbrokerage.com Admin on Wed, Jul 15, 2020 @ 02:17 PM

Tags: Medicare Advantage, Medicare Part D, AHIP, 2021 certification

Mutual of Omaha: 2020 Med Supp & Dental Marketing Credits Program

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

Tags: Final Expense, Medicare Part D, Mutual of Omaha Medicare Supplement, dental

Enroll Your Medicare Clients Via Text Message

Posted by www.psmbrokerage.com Admin on Wed, Jul 15, 2020 @ 10:55 AM

Tags: Online Enrollment, Medicare Advantage, Part D, YourMedicare

Cigna Supplemental Has New Products and Incentives

Posted by www.psmbrokerage.com Admin on Wed, Jul 15, 2020 @ 10:33 AM

 
Cigna Health Insurance
 

new products

and incentives

Take a fresh look at what Cigna has to offer!

With Cigna, it's easy to give your sales a boost and earn rewards by adding our enhanced Flexible Choice Cancer and Heart Attack & Stroke products to your portfolio. Couple this with their new Rewards Program, and both you and your customers can benefit!


Sell more products, earn more rewards

You can win big selling our new products! You can earn:

  • 1,000 or 2,000 Leads with a mailer campaign for every fourth underwritten Med supp app1
  • $100 For every underwritten Med Supp app with minimum of five apps2
  • $25 For every supplemental health app with minimum of five apps3 

Please note that incentives are not available in all states. View our incentive flyer for a complete list of included states and to find out how you can be rewarded in a big way.


Top reasons to sell Flexible Choice:

  • Four new rider solutions including the Benefit Builder, which increases the benefit amount each year for up to 35 years!4
  • A variety of popular, time-tested rider options including:4
    • Restoration
    • Recurrence
    • Hospital and ICU Indemnity
    • Return of Premium
  • Only five-year look back on customer health history needed, including cancer and heart
  • Guaranteed renewable for life5
  • Simplified underwriting process
  • Earn Trip Credits for our Annual agent trip
  • New incentives and rewards
  • Easy access to sales tools


Learn more about Flexible Choice on AgentView through our training materials, view the Flexible Choice Cancer and Heart Attack & Stroke flyer, and see where our products are available with our Product Availability Chart.


Top reasons to sell Cigna:

  • Rewards Program and international agent trip  earn leads, cash bonuses, and trip credits for your work
  • Robust product portfolio with options to add additional riders for increased coverage
  • Electronic applications with no "wet" signature required (great for phone sales!)6
  • Clean cases issued in two to five days
  • Competitive commissions with advanced commissions paid daily
  • Access to helpful sales tools and training resources on AgentView
  • Dedicated Agent Resource Center (877.454.0923) to reach the experts in every department


Contact us for commission schedules for your level for all of our products.

Vancouver 2021
VANCOUVER2021
Like nowhere else. Like nobody else.
Earn trip credits toward Cigna Supplemental Benefits' annual incentive trip to Vancouver next year. Join us June 13–17, 2021.


Together All The Way

Tags: Cigna Supplemental

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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Medicare Producer News

    • 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

NEW: Increased Bonus Opportunity with Transamerica

Posted by www.psmbrokerage.com Admin on Tue, Jul 14, 2020 @ 01:59 PM

Don't miss out on this limited time opportunity
 

EARN EVEN MORE ON FINAL EXPENSE SOLUTIONS PORTFOLIO AND TRANSAMERICA LIFETIMES

Great news! Starting July 16, 2020, you're eligible to receive a $60 bonus for every paid and placed case submitted with the iGO e-App® through the end of August, paid by September 30, 2020. That’s a 50% bonus increase over the first phase of our bonus program!
For greater convenience and efficiency during this time of social distancing, only cases submitted via the iGO e-App will be bonus-eligible starting July 16, 2020.
Your ability to help people protect their loved ones and their futures has never been more valuable. Let us show you our gratitude for everything you do.
EARN MORE NOW

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June 1 through July 15
Paper applications and iGO e-Apps eligible for $40 bonus
July 16 through August 31
Only iGO e-Apps eligible for $60 bonus (paper apps not eligible)
Eligible cases must be received by August 31, 2020 and paid by September 30*
Eligible cases must be for insured ages 18 through 75
Personal agent cases and child policies are not eligible

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All product commissions will be paid at the normal rate and schedule
Bonuses will be paid monthly and reflected on commission statements
* Excludes all business in New York.

Life insurance products issued by Transamerica Life Insurance Company, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. All products not available in all jurisdictions.

For Agent Use Only. Not for Use With the Public.
 
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Tags: Final Expense, Transamerica

CMS Emphasizes Member Experience in Star Ratings

Posted by www.psmbrokerage.com Admin on Fri, Jul 10, 2020 @ 03:43 PM

Tags: Medicare Advantage, star ratings

10th Annual Medicare Supplement Market Projection

Posted by www.psmbrokerage.com Admin on Fri, Jul 10, 2020 @ 02:17 PM

Tags: Medicare Supplement, CSG Actuarial

National Care Dental - Colorado Now Available

Posted by www.psmbrokerage.com Admin on Fri, Jul 10, 2020 @ 01:52 PM

Tags: national care dental

Walmart forms insurance agency to sell Medicare insurance direct

Posted by www.psmbrokerage.com Admin on Thu, Jul 09, 2020 @ 04:46 PM

Tags: Walmart

Medicare Advantage Plans Increase, Improve Quality Over FFS Plans

Posted by www.psmbrokerage.com Admin on Thu, Jul 09, 2020 @ 03:51 PM

Tags: Medicare Advantage

Cigna July Update: 2020 Reward Program Extensions, CNHIC Launches, and MORE!!

Posted by www.psmbrokerage.com Admin on Wed, Jul 08, 2020 @ 02:17 PM

 
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CSB update
Timely news from Cigna Supplemental Benefits
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In this issue
  • Important Updates
  • Product Updates
  • Contests and Incentives
  • Operational Updates
Important Updates
 

Introducing CNHIC

Our new CNHIC product is now available in Indiana, with South Carolina and Pennsylvania launching soon!

CHLIC Med Supp State Launches

Our CHLIC Medicare supplement product is now available in Florida, New Hampshire and New Mexico!


Product Updates
 

CNHIC Medicare Supplement Expanding to South Carolina

We are expanding on our newest product! On July 27, 2020, we will launch our CNHIC Med supp product in South Carolina. You can view the application, brochure, and outline of coverage. Rates and sales materials are available on CSG Actuarial and AgentView now.

Effective August 14, 2020, Medicare supplement products from American Retirement Life Insurance Company (ARLIC) and Cigna Health and Life Insurance Company (CHLIC) will no longer be available for sale in South Carolina. All applications for these products must be signed by August 13, 2020 and in our office by August 24, 2020.

Get ready for CNHIC in SC with a webinar! To register, simply choose the desired date below:

July 22 11:00 AM

July 23 1:00 PM

July 28 2:00 PM

New CHLIC States Available

Our CHLIC Medicare supplement product is now available for sale in Florida, New Hampshire, and New Mexico! View and order your sales materials today on AgentView or use Express App for paperless applications!

Florida: outline of coverage, brochure, and application

New Hampshire: outline of coverage, brochure, and application

New Mexico: outline of coverage, brochure, and application

New 2020 Sales Incentives

Through December, you can earn leads!

  • Earn 1,000 or 2,000 targeted leads with a direct mailer campaign for every fourth underwritten Med supp app during each month.  We will be offering our 2,000 piece lead credit in select states until September 30, 2020 and our 1,000 piece lead credit until December 31, 2020.
Leads for every 4th underwritten application!

Cash Bonuses are extended through September!

  • Earn $100 for every underwritten Med supp app with a minimum of five apps during each month from July 1, 2020 to September 30, 20202
  • Earn $25 for every Supplemental Health app with a minimum of five apps during each month from July 1, 2020 to September 30, 20203
Not all incentives are available in all states. To learn more, view our updated rewards flyer and visit AgentView.
Contests and Incentives
 

Vancouver

We're going to Vancouver for our 2021 agent incentive trip! You work like nobody else and once again, Cigna is ready to reward you. How? By sending you to a place like nowhere else - Vancouver! Here, the best of civilization and nature come together as you wander from historic Gastown and Granville Island Public Market right into Stanley Park to the alpine playgrounds of Grouse Mountain. You'll enjoy exceptional dining and sightseeing just steps from your world-class accommodation. Learn how to get there.

Not appointed with Cigna Supplemental? Request details today.

 
 
Vancouver 2021
VANCOUVER2021
Like nowhere else. Like nobody else.
Earn trip credits toward Cigna Supplemental Benefits' annual incentive trip to Vancouver next year. Join us June 13–17, 2021.


Together All The Way

Tags: Cigna Medicare Supplement, Cigna Supplemental

5 Tips for Conducting Medicare Business Online

Posted by www.psmbrokerage.com Admin on Wed, Jul 08, 2020 @ 01:47 PM

Tags: Medicare Advantage, Bright Health

Book of the Month: H3 Leadership

Posted by www.psmbrokerage.com Admin on Wed, Jul 08, 2020 @ 10:34 AM

Tags: book of the month, Teamwork, Leadership

Bright Health Plans to Add Med Adv into new markets in 2021

Posted by www.psmbrokerage.com Admin on Thu, Jul 02, 2020 @ 10:46 AM

Tags: Medicare Advantage, Bright Health

2021 Aetna Medicare Advantage / PDP Certification Now Available

Posted by www.psmbrokerage.com Admin on Wed, Jul 01, 2020 @ 04:39 PM

Tags: aetna, silverscript, 2021 certification

Mutual of Omaha Medicare Solutions Product Portfolio Offerings

Posted by www.psmbrokerage.com Admin on Wed, Jul 01, 2020 @ 04:10 PM

Tags: Final Expense, Medicare Part D, Mutual of Omaha Medicare Supplement, dental

New Mutual of Omaha Medicare Supplement Plans in Oklahoma

Posted by www.psmbrokerage.com Admin on Wed, Jul 01, 2020 @ 03:48 PM

Tags: Mutual of Omaha Medicare Supplement, Oklahoma

Foresters Third Quarter PlanRight promotion!

Posted by www.psmbrokerage.com Admin on Wed, Jul 01, 2020 @ 03:29 PM

Earn more by cross-selling
 
Foresters Financial  
A new month, a NEW (and bigger) PlanRight promotion!  Starting July 1st
Kick Off the Third Quarter with
a new PlanRight promotion!
 

Effective July 1 to July 31, 2020 for every written and paid PlanRight¹ earn $50 towards an Amazon gift card.
You may choose how you want to qualify and manage your business process!

A minimum entry of either:
3 written and paid PlanRight submitted on LiveApp (Apptical’s e-app)
or
Any combination of 5 written and paid PlanRight paper and/or LiveApp applications i
s all that is needed to qualify!

Start a LiveApp
 
 
Once qualified top up your reward
 
Cross-sell BrightFuture to your clients – our new Children's Whole Life product

A written and paid BrightFuture¹ application can earn you an additional $25 per PlanRight application towards an Amazon gift card.

You have until August 15th to have all the applications paid and in-force.

BrightFuture launches July 5, 2020 and is specifically designed for grandparents to help protect their grandchildren against future uninsurability and leave a lasting legacy.
Download the BrightFuture Product Guide
 
Questions?
Our Sales Desk is standing by
866‑466‑7166, option 1
 
If on mobile tap to call
 

Foresters products and their riders may not be available or approved in all states and are subject to underwriting approval, limitations, contract terms and conditions, and state variations. Refer to the applicable Foresters Life Product Guide and the insurance contract for your state for these terms and conditions.

Certificates underwritten by The Independent Order of Foresters, a fraternal benefit society.

¹ Promotion open to agents that sell PlanRight and BrightFuture on paper and/or have been granted access to Foresters PlanRight Apptical LiveApp online non face-to-face process and who are the age of majority or older in their state of residence. The Promotion is not offered in the state of New York. Void where prohibited by law. Rewards for this promotion are considered a taxable benefit. Program closes July 31, 2020 at 11:59:59 p.m. ES.

Promotion rules:
Effective June 1 to July 31, 2020 for every written and paid PlanRight earn $50 towards an Amazon gift card. A minimum entry is required of either: (1) 3 written and paid PlanRight submitted on Apptical’s e-app (LiveApp) or (2) any combination of 5 written and paid PlanRight paper and LiveApp applications.
Once qualified at least 1 BrightFuture paper application written and issued between July 5 and 31 paid and inforce by August 15, 2020 will add an additional $25 per applicable PlanRight application.

Foresters Financial will be the final authority as to qualification and the interpretation of these rules and reserves the right to make changes at any time for any reason without further notice.

For producer use only. Not for use with the public. 418875 US 07/20


Foresters Financial, Foresters, and Helping Is Who We Are are trade names and/or trade names and trademarks of The Independent Order of Foresters (a fraternal benefit society, 789 Don Mills Road, Toronto, Canada M3C 1T9) and its subsidiaries.

Foresters Financial | 789 Don Mills Rd. | Toronto | Ontario | M3C 1T9 | Canada

Tags: Final Expense, Foresters

Aetna Medicare is growing in 2021!

Posted by www.psmbrokerage.com Admin on Wed, Jul 01, 2020 @ 12:03 PM

Tags: Medicare Advantage, aetna

Aetna Supplemental: Your chance to earn more with electronic applications

Posted by www.psmbrokerage.com Admin on Wed, Jul 01, 2020 @ 11:38 AM

 

Tags: Aetna Medicare Supplement, Aetna Supplemental

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