This just out from the Kaiser Family Foundation. Their 2017 Medicare Advantage update highlights the growth in the Medicare Advantage program.
On June 6th, 2017, the Kaiser Family Foundation came out with their 2017 report on Medicare Advantage enrollment details and statistics. A couple of key takeaways are Medicare advantage is still growing in both numbers and share of the market. More than 33% of all Medicare Beneficiaries have chosen to get their coverage through the Medicare Advantage program. That is over 19 million members now enrolled in the Medicare Advantage program as compared to roughly 12 million members choosing a Medicare supplement plan to cover the gaps in original Medicare.
Medicare Advantage and retiree plans
Group plans are a surprisingly large contributor to Medicare advantage growth with 19% of the market. Group MA membership has more than doubled since 2008 growing from 1.7 mil members to over 3.7 mil members in 2017. 5 states have over 40% of their MA enrollees in Group plans. (AK, WV, MI, IL and KY) Some employers and unions are ending retiree group coverage and enrolling their members into a group Medicare Advantage plan to help control runaway retiree health coverage costs.
Another interesting statistic is the number of dual eligibles enrolled into Medicare Advantage plans. Over 10% of all Medicare Advantage beneficiaries are enrolled in D-SNP plans with Arizona and Hawaii having the largest market penetration at 42% and 53% respectively. Third place is Florida with 32% and fourth place belongs to Tennessee with 31% of duals enrolled into D-SNP plans.
Not surprising, United Healthcare (24%) and Humana (17%) account for 41% of all Medicare Advantage enrollment with Blue Cross close behind (13%). If you include Anthem plans their market share is 16%. More than 54% of all Medicare Advantage enrollees are enrolled in the top 3 plans nationwide. Kaiser Permanante (8%), Aetna (7%), Cigna 2%) and WellCare (2%) round out the rest of the top 8 plans. All other plans combined together contribute the remaining 22% of enrollees.
More detailed information is available on the Kaiser Family Foundation 2017 Medicare Advantage Update by clicking here.
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2018 Humana Certification
Ready to jump head-first into your Medicare Advantage certifications?
Humana has announced the release of their upcoming Medicare Advantage/PDP 2018 certification. When that date is depends on if you are certifying with Humana for the first time, or if you’re a returning agent. Humana has closed their 2017 certification on June 16th. Click the button below to access the 2018 certification after it goes live.
Don’t wait to finish your 2018 certifications until the last moment! By the time September rolls around you should be finalizing your MAPS Marketing Plan for the Annual Enrollment Period. Click Here for the latest information on Medicare Advantage certifications as they’re released! Check out this article from RBI Sales Coordinator, Jim Gramp AKA the Medi-Gramp, to see how he prepares for AEP.
2018 certification for newly contracted agents will launch on July 11th.
2018 certification for returning agents will launch on July 18th.
2021 Medicare Advantage Certifications
It’s that time of year again, folks! Time to dust off the keyboard, brew a strong pot of coffee, and plow through the annual Medicare Advantage Certification training! As dull and monotonous as it can be, certifications are critical part of keeping up to speed on the most recent plan and policy changes. (Also, you won’t get paid if you don’t complete them!)
Every MA carrier likes to do things a little bit differently, so in an effort to make your life a little easier, we’ve rounded up the most current information available to us. Check back frequently, we will continue to update as more plans release their 2021 certifications!
Medicare Advantage Certifications by Plan
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2021 Aetna Certification
2021 AllWell Certification
Click here to access AllWell’s Certification portal
2021 Amerigroup Certification
Available in: NJ, NM, TN, TX, WA
Click Here to access Amerigroup’s certification portal
2021 Anthem Certification
Avialable in: CA, CO. CT, GA, IN, KY, ME, MO, NV, NH, NY, OH, VA, WI
Click Here to access Anthem’s certification portal
2021 Bright Health Certification
2021 Cigna HealthSpring Certification
1-800-973-9183 opt 2
2021 Gateway Certification
You should receive instructions from Gateway.
We will update all agents as soon as we receive the new contracting and certification information from Gateway.
Target Certification Release Date is August.
If you receive an error or do not receive the email, please contact agent support
2021 Humana Certification
2021 SilverScript Certification
Now accessed through the Aetna Producer portal
2021 United Certification
Producer Help Desk: 1-888–381–8581
2021 WellCare Certification
All agents should have received an email with Username and password