Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) is right around the corner, and you know what that means. Your clients who are enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan now have two options:
· They can enroll in a new Medicare Advantage plan
· They can return to their original Medicare and purchase a Medicare Supplement plan
We are here to assist you by helping you make the best decision for your clients’ needs. Whether they enroll in a new Medicare Advantage plan ore re-enroll with their current carrier (and we have a brand, new carrier here in North Carolina, Gateway Health, that is providing Dual Eligible and Special Needs plans) or their needs are best met with a new Medicare Supplement plan (Mutual of Omaha is a carrier that we hold a top 10 contract with, they have outstanding Plan F and G rates and have been offering Medicare Supplements since 1966), we are here to offer our support.
Our Medicare Supplement carriers (Mutual of Omaha, Cigna, Aetna, Medico – to name a few) all have online applications that allow you to enroll your clients quickly, efficiently and anywhere you have access to an internet connection. The majority of these e-Apps are completed and turned around within three days. There is no stamp and a much shorter wait time for approval.
Our Senior Solutions Marketing Managers can offer you guidance with which plans are best for your clients' geographic location, depending upon which state your clients reside in. They can help you with quotes using our online rate tool, and give you answers to questions you may have about different carriers and the benefits of the plans that are offered.
October 15th is right around the corner. Now is the time to get in touch with our Marketers, get contracted with us if need be, and get your questions answered. AEP (October 15th – December 7th) is a busy time of year, as we all know, and we look forward to making it a very productive time of year for you and your practice.
By Carolyn Portanova
“I sold my first Part D, and also sold 2 Medicare Supplement policies and an annuity. My commissions will be over $3,000!”
Because of Part D, an agent sold a couple two Part D policies, a Medicare Supplement policy, and two life insurance policies. His next sale was for a Part D policy and an annuity for $110,000. All of this adds up to $15,000 in his checking account!
An agent’s client asked about Part D after they had just received an unexpected hospital bill for $1,000 that Medicare Advantage would not pay. After talking with the agent, they ended up replacing their Medicare Advantage with a Mutual of Omaha Medicare Supplement Plan G and a Part D.
Another agent spoke to a client about Part D resulting in two long term care leads and 3 United World Medicare Supplement sales!
A South Carolina agent says Part D changed her life. It all started with a sliced barbeque pork sandwich and a phone call. That one call led to two Part D sales, a Medicare supplement sale, and more referrals!
Another agent simply wanted to help a senior understand Part D. He sold the client both Part D and a Mutual of Omaha Medicare Supplement plan!