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2018 Aetna Prescription Drug Plans
In 2018, Aetna will offer three PDP options in all 50 states and D.C. All plans are fully commissionable and referable! Attend an upcoming webinar to learn more. Here are a few highlights:
- The Aetna Medicare Rx Saver plan is below low-income-subsidy benchmark in all CMS regions except for PA/WV and FL.
- The new Aetna Medicare Rx Select plan is offered in 28 states with the following benefits:
- Low $17.56 average premium
- $0 deductible for Tier 1 and Tier 2 drugs
- $0 Tier 1 copay at over 17,000 preferred pharmacies
- Gap coverage for Tier 1 and Tier 2 drugs
- 97 of top-100 drugs covered on formulary
Compliance Connection: Guidelines for assisting your clients prior to October 1
As you know, the Annual Election Period (AEP) runs from October 15 to December 7. The first day you can begin marketing 2018 plans is October 1. As a reminder, you must cease marketing 2017 products starting October 1 too, unless a beneficiary inquires specifically about 2017 plans. Before October 1, you’re prohibited from providing marketing materials to, or discussing 2018 plans or plan changes with, your existing clients or with prospects. Prohibited activities include, but are not limited to… Read more.
Attend an Ascend Virtual Sales Office app training – Learn about enhancements
If you haven’t already, Aetna encourages you to attend a webinar to learn about new enhancements to the Ascend Virtual Sales Office app, including the NEW electronic Scope of Appointment, the NEW improved 2018 e-kit functionality starting October 1, and a NEW tool to help you discuss year-over-year plan changes with clients. Click a date/time below to register.
Countdown to AEP! How and when to get materials
|Enrollment kits||You can now pre-order 2018 enrollment kits through Producer World if you’re ready to sell for 2018. The target delivery date for all pre-ordered 2018 kits is October 1 or sooner. You can review how to pre-order kits here.|
|AEP marketing materials||
|2018 sales presentations and videos||COMING SOON: The 2018 sales presentations and videos will be up on Producer World later this month. Aentna will let you know as soon as they’re available to download.|
Moratorium on hierarchy changes from October 1 to January 1
As a reminder, there is a moratorium on hierarchy changes from October 1 to January 1. This rule is in place so Aetna can prioritize processing new contract requests submitted during AEP. This policy is on page 47 of the Aetna Medicare Producer Guide. If you need to make a hierarchy change, please make sure you submit your request through nomoreforms by September 30.
NoMoreForms moves to HTML5—Here’s what to expect
Aetna has made their online contracting site, nomoreforms, even easier to access! You can now access the site, across all platforms, including on mobile devices. Plus, your web browser no longer has to support Adobe Acrobat, which was an obstacle for some users in the past.
Aetna has also also made a few visual changes to the login page, forms list, and to some of the forms themselves (e.g., the Contract Information Sheet, the W-9 form, and the EFT Authorization form). In addition, you can now open a printable PDF of your forms after completing them.
If you have any questions about the contracting process, please reach out to your upline.
Don’t forget, you MUST attend 2018 market-specific training (online or in person) if you plan to sell 2018 MA/MAPD
This training is required in addition to your annual certification. Just go to AetnaMedicareAgentTraining.com to sign up for a 2018 training. Remember, you need to complete a 2018 market-specific training for every state and market where you plan to sell our MA/MAPD products. Online and in-person training sessions are available.
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