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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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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


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.



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





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.
© 2020 Transamerica

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



CSB update
Timely news from Cigna Supplemental Benefits

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


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
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

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