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Excellus BlueCross BlueShield Broker News!

You Asked, Excellus BlueCross BlueShield Listened! Welcome To Your New Monthly Medicare Broker Newsletter. Excellus BCBS is thrilled to announce the launch of your dedicated Medicare monthly newsletter. Here you’ll find the latest news & information from Excellus BlueCross BlueShield on Medicare market news, product updates, collateral updates, and more. ... Read More
 

News from BCBSWNY: Access to UPMC Hamot

Effective immediately, BlueCross and BlueShield of Western New York has directly contracted with UPMC Hamot and their associated physician groups in the Erie, PA area for our Commercial and Medicare Advantage lines of business. All of BCBSWNY’s Commercial, Individual, Medicare Advantage and Medicare Employer Group members can receive healthcare services ... Read More
 

1MM: How technology can improve your business

This week’s 1 Minute Monday (1MM): How technology can improve your business. Technology profoundly impacts your business’ daily operations. No matter the size of your business, technology has both tangible/intangible benefits that will yield your return on investment. (ROI) Did you know Aetna offers a Virtual Sales App technology to ... Read More
 

Empire BCBS Med Supp Bonus Reminder

Empire Blue Cross and Blue Shield supports brokers with a local Medicare sales leadership team available to answer all of your questions on our products, rates and enrollment processes. Other advantages of selling our Medicare Supplement plans include: You don’t need to be certified to sell Empire Medicare Supplement plans. ... Read More
 

UPMC: Preventive Incentive Program

Preventive Incentive Program UPMC for Life members can earn rewards by getting the preventive care they need UPMC for Life members can earn rewards by getting the preventive care they need. The Preventive Care Rewards Program is just one way our coordinated care model works for our members. By completing ... Read More
 

Learn on the Go With Empire’s MACRA 2020 Podcast!

Now You Can Learn On-the-Go with Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield Podcasts! We’ve gathered a group of industry experts who are ready to keep you current on Medicare’s hottest topics. Our Empire Experts will help you understand how new trends, benefits and rules could impact your clients and prospects. Our ... Read More
 

CMS: Compensation Rates and Referral/Finder’s Fees for CY 2020

As provided in 42 C.F.R. §§422.2274(b)(1) and 423.2274(b), the compensation amount an organization pays to an independent agent or broker for an enrollment must be at or below the fair market value (FMV) cut-off amounts published yearly by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). 42 C.F.R. §§422.2274(h) and ... Read More
 

Aetna: New Contracting Process will begin July 1

Update: New Contracting Process will Begin July 1 As you know, Aetna is transitioning to a new enhanced contracting process for MA/MAPD products. We’re extremely excited about the efficiencies this new process will bring (e.g., it’s going to exponentially shorten and simplify the entire contracting process). To help ensure a ... Read More