CMS: Proposed Changes to Medicare Advantage and Part D Will Provide Better Coverage, More Access and Improved Transparency for Medicare Beneficiaries

Popular Private Medicare Health and Drug Plans Continue to Strengthen with Proposed Changes Yesterday, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule and the Advance Notice Part II to further advance the agency’s efforts to strengthen and modernize the Medicare Advantage and Part D prescription drug programs. ... Read More

CMS Releases 2019 Medicare Advantage Compensation

This memorandum provides contract year (CY) 2019 compensation limits for agents and brokers, directions for submitting amounts into the Health Plan Management System (HPMS), as well as training and testing requirements. Compensation Rate Adjustment for CY 2019 As provided in 42 C.F.R. §§422.2274(b)(1) and 423.2274(b), the compensation amount paid to ... Read More
CareValue Signed FMO Agreement with Excellus BlueCross BlueShield

CareValue Signed FMO Agreement with Excellus BlueCross BlueShield

ROCHESTER, N.Y., May 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Care Value, Inc., (“CareValue”), based in Canandaigua, New York, has signed a Field Marketing Organization (“FMO”) agreement with Excellus BlueCross BlueShield (“Excellus BCBS”). The agreement authorizes CareValue to appoint external independent insurance agents to market Excellus BCBS individual Medicare Advantage plans. The agreement covers 31 counties total within Excellus BCBS’ ... Read More

New Procedure for Agent Grievance Investigations

Effective April 1, 2018, there will be important changes to the way Universal American (UAM) conducts investigations into agent sales & marketing grievances and CTMs. Please read the following message carefully and familiarize yourself with the new procedure. As of April 1st, Compliance investigators will no longer send requests for ... Read More

Scope of Appointment Guidance from Cigna HealthSpring!

What’s new? We are pleased to announce Cigna-HealthSpring will no longer require Scope of Appointment (SOA) forms to be submitted 48-hours prior to a sales appointment. This change is effective immediately and is consistent with updated Medicare Marketing Guidelines. Cigna-HealthSpring training and job aids have already been updated to reflect ... Read More

Just Released: Fidelis 2018 Plan Benefits

Fidelis Care’s Plan Benefits Are Available Now Fidelis Care is the New York State Catholic Health Plan, providing quality, affordable, health insurance coverage for people of all ages and at all stages of life. Today, through a statewide network of more than 67,000 providers, they support more than one million ... Read More

Universal American: 2018 Medicare Advantage Training Program

Universal American Certifications Open August 7th. Universal American’s 2018 certification program is now open. Agents who wish to sell UAM products during AEP are encouraged to complete their certification as soon as possible. This will allow agents more time to prepare their sales and marketing efforts for the upcoming enrollment ... Read More

UnitedHealthcare Jarvis Training Coming to Care Value

Submit the form below or call 855.888.8326 to RSVP for the UnitedHealthcare Jarvis training seminar. Jul 19, 2017, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM EST Learn how to navigate the UHC’s new innovative site that’s replacing the UnitedHealthcare Distribution Portal and get a sneak peak at UHC’s Medicare Advantage offerings for ... Read More