Humana Announces Certification Guidance for 2017 Plan Year
Beginning with the 2017 plan year, agents will have the choice to complete initial MA-PD training online without the requirement of attending a face-to-face class to obtain certification.
Please note the following impacts:
Friday, June 17, 2016, 4 p.m. CDT — The online 2016 Certification materials (MA-PD pre-work and PDP certification) will close for enrollments.
June, 2016 — The 2017 AHIP training is expected to become available to Humana agents (exact date TBD). (2017 AHIP is required for both 2017 Certification and 2017 Recertification.
Don’t forget that anyone who completes the 2016 plan year certification is required to complete the 2017 Recertification to compliantly sell 2017 plans. If an agent certifies for 2016 by this time, the agent will also need to recertify for the 2017 selling season between July 18 and November 30, 2016. As always, 2016 AHIP completion and 2016 Humana pre-work is not acceptable for the upcoming 2017 certification plan year. So for those delegated who started the 2016 AHIP and/or pre-work, and have not completed their face-to-face certification on or before July 8, 2016, their pre-work will not count towards 2017 MA-PD certification. If they want to certify with Humana they will need to complete the 2017 AHIP and Humana pre-work.
Tuesday, August 2, 2016, 11 p.m. CDT — 2017 initial certification MA-PD pre-work is scheduled to launch. (As a reminder, agents who certify for 2017 on or after August 2, 2016, do not need to recertify for 2017!)
Important Note on AHIP Fees: For those agents required to pay the AHIP registration fee, the 2017 charge is $125.00, if the training is accessed via the Humana Agent Portal.
August 2, 2016 — After this date, agents who complete the 2017 initial certification are allowed to sell plans with 2016 effective dates through 11/30/2016.
Thursday, August 11, 2016 — The 2017 PDP certification and recertification courses are scheduled to launch.