RBI Senior Sales Coordinator/Independent Agent: James Gramp

With his signature common sense, quiet good humor, and brilliant customer service, Jim is the other half of the RBI phone answering dynamic duo! An Arizona native, Jim manages agent relationships for the East Coast and specializes in the RBI agent tools, especially the Agent Market Edge. Jim has been a licensed health insurance agent for over a year, and has worked at RBI for 4 years. An accomplished bassoonist, he is known around the office for his amazing musical skills. In addition to keeping busy around the office, Jim frequently contributes to our blog, bringing a new agent’s perspective to the RBI online presence.

2019 Aetna Individual Medicare Certification

As of Wednesday, July 11th Aetna launched their 2019 Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug Plan certification. Completing Aetna’s annual certification process is the first of several requirements you’ll need to complete before marketing or selling 2018 and 2019 Aetna / Coventry Individual MA/MAPD and PDP products.

Step 1

Complete and transmit your 2019 AHIP certification to Aetna. RB Insurance Group is offering ALL agents a $50 discount as well as the chance to be completely reimbursed on their 2019 AHIP certification. Read all about our 2019 AHIP Discount/Reimbursement program here!

Step 2

Complete Aetna’s annual Individual Medicare product certification through their certification portal. You will want to use their Aetna Medicare Producer Guide as a reference while taking the test portion of the certification.

Pro Tip: On the test portion of the certification, the you’ll notice a number inside parentheses. That number is giving you the page number where you can find the answer to the question on the Aetna Medicare Producer Guide.

Step 3

Attend the 2019 market specific training (online or in person) for all states and markets where you plan to sell Aetna MA/MAPD products OR complete the approved self-study program. You can sign up for 2019 market specific training starting on August 1st at www.AetnaMedicareAgentTraining.com. You can also sign up for the self study courses which go live on September 1st on the Aetna Producer World.

Please note that the links above for the Market Specific training are currently for Aetna’s 2018 products. You will have to wait till after August 1st for the 2019 market specific training!

Step 4

Wait for that oh so sweet “Ready to Sell” status. You will not be certified to sell until you receive the Ready to Sell confirmation notice from Aetna.

Upcoming Webinars:

Aetna2019 Aetna Sneak Peek!

July 20th @ 2:00 PM PT/5:00 PM ET – Join RB Insurance Group as we discuss Aetna’s 2019 first look benefits and Expansion markets for their 2019 Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug Plans. Click here to Register Now!

Sneak Peek2019 Carrier Wrap-up!

July 25th @ 9:00 AM PT/12:00 PM ET – Join us as we go over all of the latest 2019 first look benefit information for Aetna, Cigna, Humana, and United Healthcare’s Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug Plans. Click here to Register Now!

Looking to find out how Aetna or any other carrier fits into your Medicare product portfolio in 2019? Fill out this Quick Form and let us know what we can help you out with! You can also call our office directly, at 1-800-997-3107!

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