Ace your 2019 AHIP Discount Training

You can get a $50 AHIP Discount with RBI! Check out our National Sales Manager’s blog post and get $50 off 2019 AHIP Today!

Most Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug Plan insurers accept or mandate America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) Medicare Training, we would be remiss not to assist our affiliated agents with some tips regarding the navigation of this annual rite of passage. Be advised though — a few carriers have their own internal training available in lieu of the 2019 AHIP courses. Usually the test costs $175 but RBI is offering it’s very own AHIP discount for agents.

AHIP has announced a June 19 release date for the 2019 AHIP annual sales training.

Many agents who have successfully completed AHIP for several years now are probably spending more time than necessary completing the courses and preparing for the test. Newer agents often invest days in study and rote memorization efforts. Hopefully we can ease any trepidation with a few simple tips and reminders as we head into this year’s sales season.

Besides remembering that learning and accountability are why we take the AHIP, keep the following in mind:

  • The 2019 AHIP is an open-book test. Remember that term from school? It means you can print the entire course slideshow or even order a booklet. If you don’t know the answer, look it up. Call us at the number below to learn a better way to keep information in front of you while you take the test.
  • Pace yourself. The comprehensive test phase of 2019 AHIP gives you two hours to complete it, and you have three attempts to pass with a minimum score of 90 percent. Eliminate all distractions while you’re taking the test — leave your phone in another room, close out of other programs or websites on your computer, etc.
  • If you don’t pass 2019 AHIP within your three allotted attempts, you’re done for the next six months. Some carriers do have alternative training available, so check with their broker support. Do not re-register for the course and pay another $125 or $175. Just because you got the AHIP discount with RBI, doesn’t mean you can pay again elsewhere to retake the test. You can re-register, repay and go through the course to take the test again, but Medicare Advantage carriers will not recognize the pass grade for the fourth or subsequent attempts. Last year we assisted three agents who made this rather expensive mistake.
  • You’re not finished after you pass the General Compliance portion of the test (Modules 1-5). You still must complete the Fraud, Waste and Abuse (FWA) module and test before you are totally done. You’ll know you’re done when you receive a certificate.

RB Insurance-affiliated agents can call us at (800) 997 3107 to discover simple strategies to pass the AHIP with a 90 percent or better score. Don’t forget to sign up for our blog and earn an 2019 AHIP Discount of $50 instantly!