AHIP's 2023 Medicare + Fraud, Waste and Abuse Training will no longer be available as of Friday, June 16 at 11:59 pm ET. For those currently enrolled in the training, and have yet to complete the certification, please do so prior to the close of this year's program. AHIP will be launching the new 2024 Medicare Certification on June 21st.
We recommend getting a head start and being prepared as early as possible for the upcoming enrollment season starting October 15th. Most of our carriers will accept AHIP to cover the core training requirements. When available, you can reach the 2024 AHIP training module by visiting the following link -AHIP Training.
Precision Senior Marketing is proud to be able to help support our agents that sell Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug Plans.
That's why our agents will be able to access AHIP's 2023 Medicare certification for only $125. That's a $50 savings to you just for being part of our team. Simply click on the AHIP banner above or use the URL below to access your 2023 Medicare certification training.
As an added "Thank You" to our writing agents we would like to pay for 100% of your AHIP costs after you have five issued 2023 Medicare Advantage enrollments. Ask your Marketer for details.
*For agent use only. Not for use with consumers. Certain exclusions and limitations may apply. Not affiliated with the United States government or the federal Medicare program. To receive the discounted AHIP training course, agents must enroll in AHIP's training program via Precision Senior Marketing's specific training link. Enrollments for the promotion for AHIP to cover the cost of the agent's AHIP training must be with carriers the agent is appointed with through PSM, with eligibility for this program being determined by PSM. Agent must abide by PSM's compliance program described to participate in the promotion.
**Must be direct to PSM at the street level to qualify for AHIP reimbursement.
We recommend getting a head start and being prepared as early as possible for the upcoming enrollment season starting October 15th. Most of our carriers will accept AHIP to cover the core training requirements. You can reach the 2023 AHIP training module by visiting the following link -AHIP Training.
AHIP made some changes to their training last year, here are a few tips that go over those changes. Now is a great time to prepare early and ensure a successful 2023 Annual Enrollment Period. We are here to help! Check out the video here
Best of luck this enrollment window and we look forward to offering you the products, training and resources to make your AEP a success.
Today we wanted to quickly discuss a common Prescription Drug Plan enrollment mistake.
We see this mistake happening all the time by agents out in the field and I want to make sure you know how to properly handle this situation with your client.
So today we are going to talk about the difference between the enrollment election options you have on that Part D application you’re filling out with your client…specifically ‘New to Medicare’ versus a ‘Special Enrollment Period’, commonly referred to as an SEP.
Here’s the scenario.
If you are speaking with a client and intending on enrolling them in a stand-alone PDP, the Part A Effective Date is going to be the crucial date to identify.
Yes, Part B is important, but their Part A Effective Date is going to dictate which election you choose on that application.
That’s because a client can enroll in Part D with only Part A in place. Part B is not a requirement for Part D.
The common mistake made out there is this –
usually if you are dealing with a client coming off of their group health and they are just getting their Part B. You would assume they are in their Initial Enrollment Period (or IEP) and choose the election option ‘I am new to Medicare’ and be done with it.
In most cases that would be correct, if they are just getting Part A in conjunction with Part B.
However, if that client has had Part A already in effect (for more than 4 months), then they are not ‘New to Medicare’, and that is not the appropriate election to make on their PDP application.
The proper election to make in that scenario is the ‘Special Election Period – SEP – LEC’. LEC standing for Leaving Employer Coverage. And the client has 63 days to enroll in that PDP after their group coverage ends, using that specific SEP.
I can’t tell you how many PDP applications I have seen rejected because of this very issue. And once the enrollment is resubmitted using SEP – LEC, they fly right through for approval with CMS without issues.
You may have already experienced this scenario or not, but it is good information to be conscious of, so you don’t have to deal with the hassle of rejected applications and having to submit an additional enrollment with your client. And doing things the right way the first time, will certainly bode well for your credibility.
So that’s it for today and I hope the discussion was helpful. If you have any questions on this topic, feel free to reach out to me or our knowledgeable staff to discuss further.