General Updates from HCSC
Feb. 15 Deadline for SEP Training and Affirmation; Required for Compensation
Writing producers selling BCBSIL qualified health plans as a result of a special enrollment period (SEP) must complete their annual SEP training. Follow these steps by Feb. 15, 2019 to qualify for SEP commissions:
- Complete the SEP training.
- Log in to Blue Access for ProducersSM. Log in using your own nine-digit producer number and password, not that of your agency’s. The affirmation must be made by the writing producer.
- Select “Producer Services” at the top of the page and click on the “SEP Training Affirmation” link.
- Read the affirmation language and click on the green “Submit” button.
SEP Training Affirmations Recorded by NPN; Affirm Just Once
Note that SEP training affirmations made in Blue Access for Producers are recorded by National Producer Number (NPN). If you are a multi-state producer, you only need to affirm once. You don’t have to log in to each state's Blue Access for Producers site and affirm multiple times. Once will do. After you affirm your training, be sure to keep the “Service Request” ticket confirmation number for your records.
Use the Initial Premium Submission Overview Chart
The premium payment for the first month of coverage for on- and off-exchange qualified health plans must be paid for an application to effectuate. New applicants should follow the instructions on their initial premium billing notices when making their first payment.
See their overview chart for details on how and where new applicants can pay.
Reminder: BCBSIL Plans Significant Behavioral Health Enhancements in 2019
In July, BCBSIL will begin rolling out behavioral health enhancements. Learn about the changes and attend the Jan. 29 webinar.
Reminder: Earn Up to $65 with Their Medicare Supplement Bonus
The 2018/2019 Medicare Supplement Bonus Program runs through March 31, 2019. The greater the number of Medicare Supplement policies sold, the greater the payout per policy. Review the program details.
Negotiations to Keep OU Medical Center In-Network Continue
BCBS OK is continuing to work diligently with the OU Medical Center to keep them in their networks and are encouraged by the progress being made. They are hopeful that a mutually beneficial agreement will be reached.
Reminder: BCBSTX Plans Significant Behavioral Health Enhancements in 2019
In July, BCBSTX will begin rolling out behavioral health enhancements. Learn about the changes and attend the Feb. 7 webinar.
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