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2022 AHIP Certification

It’s that time of the year again where Medicare brokers across the US spend hours re-certifying to market and sell Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug Plans. You’ve probably seen the emails coming directly from AHIP telling you that AHIP has been released for 2022. Sure, you can go ahead and follow those links and pay the full retail price of $175 or…. You could follow this handy link and get the exact same course for a whopping $50 off. No strings attached. Okay, just one. You have to sign up for our blog in order to get the discount, but I promise we won’t SPAM you. Since you are reading this article, there is a good possibility you’re already signed up anyway. 

That’s not all!

Because we are so excited about this offer, we have decided to sweeten the deal. Let us pay for your AHIP certification!

  • Contract directly with RB Insurance Group with 3 Medicare Advantage carriers.
  • Make 5 Medicare Advantage enrollments with RB Insurance Group during AEP.
  • We will pay you $125 to cover the cost of your test.

Want more reasons to sell Medicare Advantage plans?

How about we just got a raise! This year CMS increased the initial compensation to $573 for a beneficiary just enrolling into Medicare and raised the renewal rate to $287 in most states and the best part is most carriers pay lifetime commissions on MA plans. With more than 10,000 people aging into Medicare each day in the US, combined with our Medicare Sales Engine CRM system and with our quick and easy Fast-Track contracting process that eliminates 90% of your paperwork, now is a great time to add Medicare Advantage plans into your portfolio.

Incase you missed the link for your $50 discount above – Click Here to claim your discount now!

2019 United Healthcare Certification now LIVE

2019 United Healthcare

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 2 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 United Healthcare Certification

The 2019 United Healthcare Medicare certification is now LIVE as of June 25th. In order to access this training you will need to login to your UHC Jarvis Account. Below are step-by-step instructions to access and complete your UHC certification today. Don’t forget that you will have to use your Optum ID to sign into the UHC portal as of mid-June. Instructions are on the UHC portal website if you have not yet set up or linked your Optum ID.

Accessing 2019 United Healthcare Certification

  1. Login to the UHC’s distribution portal, Jarvis – www.uhcjarvis.com.
  2. After logging in, hover over the “Knowledge Center” tab at the top, and click on “certifications.”
  3. Click on the blue “Launch Certifications” button.
  4. Finally, click on the “Certifications” link at the top left hand side of your screen.

Uploading 2019 AHIP

  1. Click on “2019 AHIP (EDC Only)” to upload your AHIP to the UHC website. A message will pop up saying that “You have 6 attempts to complete this component.” Click the “OK” button.
  2. This will load a new page. From here click on the blue “Launch” button. This will bring you to the AHIP website.
  3. Login to the AHIP website. A message will pop up that says, “You are currently active in the United Healthcare site license. To proceed, click the Continue button; if not, click the logout button to exit.” Click “Continue”
  4. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on “Transmit to United Healthcare” then “I comply” stating that you understand there are more modules to complete to be fully certified.

After you have transmitted your AHIP to United Healthcare, you are ready tobegin the UHC product certification. You will need to take the “2019 Ethics and Compliance” course and test, as well as the 2019 AARP course. If you plan on selling any Special Needs Plans or Medicare Supplement policies, you will also need to complete those courses as well. We have had several agents not get paid for sales they made this year due to not taking the additional certification modules.

IMPORTANT: You will need to pass the 2019 United Healthcare certification in order to be paid on any renewal business.

Curious to see how United Healthcare’s Medicare Plans stack up in your area? Call our Office at 1-800-997-3107 to see if they’re worth adding to your portfolio! Or you can start the contracting process by clicking here!



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Medicare cost-sharing

2022 AHIP Certification

It’s that time of the year again where Medicare brokers across the US spend hours re-certifying to market and sell Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug Plans. You’ve probably seen the emails coming directly from AHIP telling you that AHIP has been released for 2022. Sure, you can go ahead and follow those links and pay the full retail price of $175 or…. You could follow this handy link and get the exact same course for a whopping $50 off. No strings attached. Okay, just one. You have to sign up for our blog in order to get the discount, but I promise we won’t SPAM you. Since you are reading this article, there is a good possibility you’re already signed up anyway. 

That’s not all!

Because we are so excited about this offer, we have decided to sweeten the deal. Let us pay for your AHIP certification!

  • Contract directly with RB Insurance Group with 3 Medicare Advantage carriers.
  • Make 5 Medicare Advantage enrollments with RB Insurance Group during AEP.
  • We will pay you $125 to cover the cost of your test.

Want more reasons to sell Medicare Advantage plans?

How about we just got a raise! This year CMS increased the initial compensation to $573 for a beneficiary just enrolling into Medicare and raised the renewal rate to $287 in most states and the best part is most carriers pay lifetime commissions on MA plans. With more than 10,000 people aging into Medicare each day in the US, combined with our Medicare Sales Engine CRM system and with our quick and easy Fast-Track contracting process that eliminates 90% of your paperwork, now is a great time to add Medicare Advantage plans into your portfolio.

Incase you missed the link for your $50 discount above – Click Here to claim your discount now!

Ace the AHIP: 2019

Ace the AHIP: 2019 is back for round 2! If you’re stressing out about passing your AHIP certification then this is the webinar for you. If you didn’t hear the news, AHIP was released last week. Be sure to scurry on over to our blog to read about how you can qualify for our $50 AHIP discount/reimbursement!

 Here’s what we’ll cover:

 

  • Tips on how to study for the AHIP 
  • Practical advice for once you’re taking the test 
  • Pass the AHIP the first time!

 

2019 United Healthcare Certification now LIVE

2019 United Healthcare

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 2 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 United Healthcare Certification

The 2019 United Healthcare Medicare certification is now LIVE as of June 25th. In order to access this training you will need to login to your UHC Jarvis Account. Below are step-by-step instructions to access and complete your UHC certification today. Don’t forget that you will have to use your Optum ID to sign into the UHC portal as of mid-June. Instructions are on the UHC portal website if you have not yet set up or linked your Optum ID.

Accessing 2019 United Healthcare Certification

  1. Login to the UHC’s distribution portal, Jarvis – www.uhcjarvis.com.
  2. After logging in, hover over the “Knowledge Center” tab at the top, and click on “certifications.”
  3. Click on the blue “Launch Certifications” button.
  4. Finally, click on the “Certifications” link at the top left hand side of your screen.

Uploading 2019 AHIP

  1. Click on “2019 AHIP (EDC Only)” to upload your AHIP to the UHC website. A message will pop up saying that “You have 6 attempts to complete this component.” Click the “OK” button.
  2. This will load a new page. From here click on the blue “Launch” button. This will bring you to the AHIP website.
  3. Login to the AHIP website. A message will pop up that says, “You are currently active in the United Healthcare site license. To proceed, click the Continue button; if not, click the logout button to exit.” Click “Continue”
  4. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on “Transmit to United Healthcare” then “I comply” stating that you understand there are more modules to complete to be fully certified.

After you have transmitted your AHIP to United Healthcare, you are ready tobegin the UHC product certification. You will need to take the “2019 Ethics and Compliance” course and test, as well as the 2019 AARP course. If you plan on selling any Special Needs Plans or Medicare Supplement policies, you will also need to complete those courses as well. We have had several agents not get paid for sales they made this year due to not taking the additional certification modules.

IMPORTANT: You will need to pass the 2019 United Healthcare certification in order to be paid on any renewal business.

Curious to see how United Healthcare’s Medicare Plans stack up in your area? Call our Office at 1-800-997-3107 to see if they’re worth adding to your portfolio! Or you can start the contracting process by clicking here!



2022 AHIP
2020 ahip discount certification
OEP
Medicare cost-sharing

Ace the AHIP: 2019

It’s nearly that awful wonderful time of year where I get to sit in front of a computer for a couple hours (seems like days) to do my yearly Medicare certifications! Can you feel the excitement yet? The good news is that RBI is here to take all most of that pain away. Join us on, Wednesday June 20th, and learn how you can pass your AHIP on your first try!

 

 Here’s what we’ll cover:

 

  • Tips on how to study for the AHIP 
  • Practical advice for once you’re taking the test 
  • Pass the AHIP the first time!

 

Did I mention that we’re giving a $50 discount off the AHIP certification for the 3rd year in a row, because we definitely are! Make sure you check our blog often in the coming weeks, sign-up for our newsletter, and get ready to knock out that AHIP!

2019 AHIP Update Plus $50 Discount!


2018 2019 AHIP Update



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It’s that time of year again when Medicare brokers across the country procrastinate to finish all of their certifications, including AHIP.  Like last year, RB Insurance Group is providing all agents that use our 2019 AHIP link a $50 discount as well as the opportunity to get the remaining $125 reimbursed.  But enough of me shaming you into doing your AHIP early, let’s talk about what this means for your business.

Get your 2018 2019 AHIP $50 Discount TODAY!

Most agents know about the $50 discount that some carriers provide, but what you may not know is that RBI offers this same $50 discount. Unlike most carrier discounts that are not available until several weeks after AHIP is released, you can use the button below to register for the RBI discount today! Simply register, and your AHIP discount link will be sent to you in your email as soon as the 2019 AHIP comes out! It’s that easy.


As if a $50 discount wasn’t enough, all direct to RBI agents have the opportunity to get their entire cost of the AHIP reimbursed.  How do you qualify, you ask? Simple:

  1. Contract with 3 Medicare Advantage carriers with RB Insurance Group.*
  2. Make 5 Medicare Advantage enrollments with RB Insurance Group during AEP.
  3. We will send you a check in the mail for $125 after the policy effective date.

Our offer applies to Agencies as well. Contact us today for ways we can partner with your agency to help you grow and be more profitable.

Interested in other ways RBI can save your pocket book? Read this article from RBI Senior Sales Coordinator, James Gramp.

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AHIP and certification season has been known to cause a lot of headache for agents.  Luckily for you, RBI will show you how to ace it on your first attempt, simply go to our Events Calendar and register for one of the live webinar sessions.  Click HERE to register for our June 27 session.  Can’t attend the live session?  We record each of our webinars for your convenience, simply register and submit your information after the webinar has aired.  Viola, the webinar will start playing after you have submitted your info.


Are you looking for the latest in Medicare Advantage certifications? Click here to see what’s new, and bookmark this page! We will be updating this page as we hear from the carriers with certification dates and more.

Let RBI help you through this certification season by saving you TIME and MONEY.  We love talking with our agents, and can help you plan your best AEP yet! Give us a call today!  1-800-997-3107

2019 AHIP Update Plus $50 Discount!

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2019 AHIP Update

Get Your $50 AHIP Training Discount TODAY!



Nobody wants to be that agent that’s scrambling at the last minute to complete their AHIP certification in late September. A successful AEP starts with a plan, so plan on knocking out your AHIP as soon as possible. AHIP is now open! 

Get your 2019 AHIP Discount TODAY!

A lot of you may have heard about our $50 discount, because this will be our third year providing this discount. Now I know what you’re thinking, “big whoop, a lot of carriers provide the same discount.” Unlike most carrier discounts that are not available until several weeks after AHIP is released, you can use our discount now!. Last year, RB Insurance reimbursed all directly affiliated agents that submitted at least 5 new Medicare Advantage enrollments. This year you will have that same opportunity to be fully reimbursed on your 2019 AHIP certification, see below for details!

AHIP Reimbursement Details

  • Contract with 3 Medicare Advantage carriers directly through RBI.
  • Make 5 Medicare Advantage enrollments with RBI during AEP.
  • Enjoy that sweet $125 check after the policies go into effect!
  • Reimbursement applies to Agencies as well, Contact us for details!



Looking for 2020 AHIP Certification information?

RB Insurance Group is proud to announce that we will once again, in 2020, give Agents a $50 Discount & the opportunity to receive a full reimbursement.

Register for Your Discount Now Click Here: 2020 AHIP Discount

2020 AHIP Important Information & Announcements Click Here: 2020 AHIP Certifications

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It’s been proven that AHIP and certification season have been known to cause widespread misery, the CDC has warned that it’s even contagious. Not to fear, RBI has the cure for you!

Looking for the latest news about Medicare Advantage certification? Be sure to check out your one-stop certification shop. You will be able to access all of your Medicare Advantage certifications from this one page, so make sure you check back often as the carriers start to release their MAPD product certifications. If you have any questions about our AHIP discount/reimbursement program, feel free to call our office: 1-800-997-3107!



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2019 Ace the AHIP: Pass with Flying Colors!

Join the RBI team for this kick-off event “2019 Ace the AHIP” and get started studying for the AHIP certification!

It’s not too early to start thinking about how to pass the AHIP certification! AHIP comes out in just a month and it’s best to get it out of the way first thing! That’s why we developed this fantastic training: “2019 Ace the AHIP!”

 

Here’s what we’ll cover:

  • Tips on how to study for the AHIP
  • Practical advice for once you’re taking the test
  • Pass the AHIP the first time!

 

Don’t Plan to Fail this AEP

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About the Author: With his signature common sense, quiet good humor, and brilliant customer service, Jim is an integral part of the RBI team — we’d go so far as to say we’d be lost without him! 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 2 years, and has worked at RBI for almost 3 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.

Don’t plan to Fail this AEP

You may have heard the phrase, “If you fail to plan, then you plan to fail.” And you’ve also probably heard that “with great power comes great responsibility.” But I bet you haven’t heard the phrase, “with great planning and hard work comes great success.” That’s because I just made it up and it doesn’t flow as nicely. You can’t just expect to have a successful AEP without putting an ounce of thought into how you’re going to make that happen (much like the phrase I just came up with). Being a Medicare broker that offers a complete portfolio of products means having to comply with many regulations, including the Medicare Marketing Guidelines. Being in violation of these guidelines could cost you your Health Insurance License so it’s crucial that while you start putting together a plan, you remain compliant in marketing for Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug Plans.

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Unless you are a super hero and always happen to luck your way into a successful Annual Enrollment Period, we mere mortals will have to stick to smart planning and hard work. This means having the products you’ll need in your portfolio that allows you to sell to at least 80% of the prospects you meet. Justin Bever, RBI Director of Marketing, gave a great workshop earlier in the year about the “Power of the Portfolio”. I would HIGHLY recommend giving it a look, especially if you intend to make a career in the Medicare market. Click here to watch the recording!

Medicare Advantage

As far as Medicare Advantage is concerned you want to make sure you have different carriers and plan types to offer beneficiaries. I always like to have a few competitive HMO’s, a good PPO option, a DSNP, plus any CSNP’s that are available. It’s your job to research the plans available in your market and determine which ones are likely to be competitive. Four things about all MA plans to consider are Network, Formulary, MOOP and cost sharing. If you need help deciding which carriers you need in your market, ask us, WE CAN HELP! Typically carriers will start to release ‘sneak peeks’ of their plan offerings for the new year towards the end of summer (July/August-ish).

Medicare Supplements

It seems like there’s as many Medicare Supplement carriers as there are stars in the sky. When looking at which Medicare Supplement carriers to add to your portfolio, rates aren’t the only thing you should be looking at. You’ll want to see what their outlook as a company is by using the market analytics in our quoting tool. You will want to look for companies that have been more stable with their rates and have a substantial number of lives insured in case the carrier has a bad year in claims. Click here to watch a demo of what RBI’s quoting software can do! 

Discounted AHIP and Carrier Certification

You will also need to take and pass the AHIP certification or an equivalent test. Just like the past two years RB Insurance will be offering all agents a $50 discount off your AHIP exam, all you need to do is subscribe to our blog and register for the AHIP with using the RBI link. Additionally, all RBI agents had the opportunity to be completely reimbursed. The AHIP exam is usually released the third week in June, so be sure to keep your eyes on the look out for our discount to be released in the coming weeks. Shortly after AHIP is released, carriers generally release their roll out schedule and let us know when we can begin the carrier certification process as well.

Goals – the Start of any Serious Plan

Like I said earlier, you can’t expect to have a great AEP without a plan in place. At RBI we develop marketing plans with our agents the M.A.P.S. way. Your plan should be Measurable, Actionable, Profitable, and Scalable. I’ll be doing a more in-depth article strictly about developing a marketing plan, but the basics of building a good plan starts with a goal. Long-term goals like, “I want to buy a Mercedes” are great, but I’m talking short term. Specifically, how many sales or how much money do you want to get out of the upcoming AEP. Who knows, maybe you’ll hit your long-term goal sooner than expected.

Brainstorming with agents on how they can grow their Medicare business is part of my job, so if you have any questions about how RBI can help you get started or grow your book of business, then give me a call directly at 1-800-997-3107!

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2018 Ace the AHIP: Expert Techniques to put AHIP behind you!

Join the RBI team for this great webinar “2018 Ace the AHIP” and get started studying for the AHIP certification!

AHIP is here and so is our great training “2018 Ace the AHIP!” Are you prepared to pass the exam on your first try? If you aren’t sure, or don’t feel ready to take the exam, never fear! That’s why we developed this fantastic training: “2018 Ace the AHIP!”

 

Here’s what we’ll cover:

 

2018 Ace the AHIP

  • Tips on how to study for the AHIP
  • Practical advice for once you’re taking the test
  • Pass the AHIP the first time!

Have you heard about our AHIP discount and Every 5 Sales Drive? Click here to read more.

2018 – Ace the AHIP Live Workshop

Join Charlie Ferrell and RB Insurance Group, LLC to study for the 2018 AHIP certification! 

If you’ve been dreading taking this year’s AHIP, then this training is for you. The 2018 – Ace the AHIP Live Workshop is the answer for any agent that has test anxiety, or who doesn’t know how to prepare for the AHIP exam.

 

Here’s what we’ll cover:

  • Tips on how to study for AHIP
  • Practical advice for once you’re taking the test
  • How to pass the AHIP the first time!
  • Study hall to take the AHIP

 

 

Looking for more? Check out this article with all the details about the 2018 AHIP. Don’t forget that RBI can help you plan your AEP – call us at 1-800-997-3107 today!

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