Below is a good summary of information regarding the upcoming Open Enrollment Season for ACA plans*:
Open Enrollment for ACA customers (Under-65 Major Medical) is right around the corner. As in prior years, you must be certified by CMS in order to sell these plans. The certification is available on the CMS website, and if you have any issues/questions just let us know (Matt- 336-831-9111 ext. 104).
Please mark your calendars for the 2017 Agent Symposium which will be held at the Mariott Hotel in Winston-Salem, NC on September 6th and 7th.
We hope you can join us as we review product updates for 2018, and also announce some new and exciting agent sales opportunities.
See you then!
Final Regulations Issued for Individual Market Stabilization
On April 13, 2017, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued final regulations to help stabilize the individual markets. They intend to help stabilize the Health Insurance Marketplace, provide more flexibility to states and insurers, and give individual health plan consumers more coverage options.
These final rules make the following policy changes:
Savers Marketing has worked with the leadership at The Ohlson Group for over 20 years, and is proud to formally partner with them on a venture to enhance the ability of our agents to effectively market Annuities to their customer base. Stay tuned for more information as this alliance unfolds over the coming weeks.
The 2016 Agent Symposium is quickly approaching! Be sure to register so you can share some time with carriers and Savers Marketing to ensure you are prepared for the upcoming AEP!
CMS has announced that plan year 2017 registration and training will begin on Monday, August 1st. At that time, agents will be able to log in to their CMS Enterprise Portal user account and access the Marketplace Learning Management System (MLMS) to register and complete the training. There is a new ‘refresher’ training that we have been told is half as long as the previous version you completed.
2017 Medicare Certification is now available! Click the carrier logo below to get more information on how to complete this requirement and what is required for each carrier to be compliant for the upcoming AEP.
More carriers and information to come as it becomes available.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask!
Contact info: firstname.lastname@example.org -or- 800-642-0483 ext. 104
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the agent/broker compensation rate adjustments for plan year 2017. Most states are now at $443 for an Initial Medicare Advantage enrollment, and $222 for Renewal Years.
Savers is proud to anounce our partnership with AON to offer E&O coverage to our agents. Protect yourself with E&O Insurance -- for as little as $434. Despite your ability to pay attention to details and do what’s best for your clients, lawsuits happen. Regardless of guilt or innocence, the time and money you spend to defend yourself could be financially devastating. It’s quick, it’s easy and it’s affordable!