Medicare Advantage

Medicare Advantage is a type of health insurance plan offered by private insurance companies that contract with Medicare. It combines the benefits of Medicare Parts A, B, and usually Part D (prescription drug coverage) into a single plan.

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Medicare Advantage & Part D

We offer a selection of over 115 affordable products that will cover your clients and fill your pockets with high commissions. Get access to around the clock support and exclusive trainings that will help you take the next step in your business. 

AHIP & Certification Dates

Carriers are requiring certifications by the end of AEP to ensure renewal commissions are paid. Check the carrier certification resources below.

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Annual Enrollment Period (AEP)

From certifications to MAPD sales training, Find it all in our Compliance Corner.

AEP is that special busy time of the year for agents and agencies where they are offered many avenues to succeed from their current book of business and new opportunities.

It can be difficult to navigate all the compliance, AHIP, appointments, marketing needs and ins and outs of the period. We are here for you to guide you this exciting time. Get contracted with us. Browse our list of resources and articles to get you prepared. Don't hesitate to give us a call at 888-622-9122.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Certification

  • MAPD Plans

  • Training

How can I save money on my certifications?

There are several ways you can save money on your certifications. Take AHIP through one of the carriers that offer discounts, or take advantage of reimbursement based on current selling year AEP production. You can also study, focus and save money by passing it on the first try. Continue reading

Is there an AHIP user guide?

Of course! Here it is: AHIP User Guide

What are the release dates for certifications?

We add them as they come out. You can find them here.

Part B Rebate & a Hospital Indemnity Plan

"If you write someone a Part B Rebate plan, and that’s all you do for them , then most cases you have not done what is best for the consumer". - RONNIE JAMES

Veterans and Medicare Benefits

Do you have clients that have TRICARE for Life and who are also interested in a Medicare Advantage Plan with or without a Part D Plan? Well those clients can enroll in a Medicare Advantage Plan including a Part D even if they have TRICARE for Life.

As an Insurance Agent, I regularly get asked about veterans, veteran benefits and people who qualify for Tricare for Life and even ChampVA. The question always comes up "can I sign those beneficiaries up for Medicare Advantage plans?" The quick answer to that is yes, but like any other client that you have, I always suggest to do a complete and total needs assessment for those particular clients.

Are you ready to switch your client to a 5-star plan?

Get access to a list of every 5-star plan in the country for 2022

In many areas, we now have five star plans for the first time ever. What does that mean to you as the agent?

Between December 8th, 2021 and November 30th, 2022, anyone who is not currently enrolled in a five star plan will have the opportunity to make a one-time change to a 5-star plan.

Take advantage of the 5-star special enrollment period to switch your client from their current Medicare plan to a Medicare plan with a “5-star” quality rating.

Are You Ready to Sell MAPD Plans?

Are you ready to get contracted to sell MAPD plans? It's easy! Simply fill out this form to get started. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to give us a call at 888-622-9122. Our expert agent support team is always ready to help.

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