2017 Anthem BCBS Medicare Certification

07-05-2016

It’s finally here……the start of the 2017 AEP! I don’t know about you, but time sure flew. You will be receiving a number of emails in the coming days regarding the Anthem certification process. This email should give you a start and a heads-up on a few things so let’s get started….

Here’s what you need to know:

Visit http://www.2016livethedream.com for details on this year’s contest with the link to “Get Certified”

If you were certified last year, please use the “Sign In” section.

  • Your user ID is your email address OR your National Producer Number (NPN)
  • If you forgot your user ID or password, there are links below to regain access
  • It will ask you for an access code. Please use External-SelfReg and it must be typed EXACTLY as is it appears here.
  • It will take approximately 6-8 hours to complete re-certification.
If you are new to getting certified this year, please use the box on the right that says “First Time Visitor”
  • It will ask you for an access code. Please use External-SelfReg and it must be typed EXACTLY as is it appears here.
  • It will take approximately 12-14 hours to complete the entire training.
Please complete your certification by August 30th so you can pre-order your 2017 Enrollment Sales Kits!

IN ORDER TO SELL MEDICARE ADVANTAGE AND/OR PRESCRIPTION DRUG PLANS for 2017, YOU MUST COMPLETE CERTIFICATION for 2017.

YOU MUST BE THE ONE WHO COMPLETES THIS CERTIFICATION, NOT AN ADMIN OR ANY OTHER PERSON

AHIP – if you go through the Anthem website, there is a discount on the standard cost of $175; it will cost the same as last year, $125.
  • AHIP has added additional Fraud, Waste, and Abuse, and General Medicare modules that must be completed and includes an exam.
  • I highly suggest you completing over multiple days.
  • Please make sure to download the slides in each section
  • You have 3 attempts to pass the exam.
  • If you are re-certifying, you only have to complete sections 4 & 5, but the exam includes all 5 sections.
  • There are Continuing Education credits that you can purchase for an additional cost PRIOR to taking the exam.

Anthem Modules – Please complete all until you have green checkmarks for everything listed for 2017.
  • These Modules include HMO, PPO, Part D, AND SNP plans. Please complete all Modules.
YOUR 2017 CERTIFICATION IS COMPLETE WHEN IT SHOWS SOLID GREEN BARS AT 100% FOR THE FOLLOWING:
  • 2017 Compliance Training
  • 2017 HMO
  • 2017 PDP – We offer stand-alone Prescription Drug Plans in all 88 OH counties. ALL agents should take this module.
  • 2017 PPO – We offer Regional PPO plans in ALL 88 OH counties. ALL agents should take this module.
  • 2017 DSNP (I highly recommend taking this module in the event you run across an opportunity mid-year. If you do not take this training BEFORE SELLING a DSNP HMO plan, the policy is NON-Commissionable, it is a CMS violation and you are out of compliance.)
Information You Need to Know

Once your certification is complete, within 48 hours, you will receive an email informing you that you are good to go, meaning Ready-To-Sell. This email will also include the link to Custom Point and your login information.

If you do NOT receive this email, AND you show green status bars on all modules for 2017, please contact Broker Support at 800-633-4368.

You will be able to pre-order Sales Kits ONLY if your certification is completed by August 31st. Pre-ordering will start August 1st.

If you do not make the August 31st deadline, you will NOT be able to order kits and have the GUARANTEED to be at your home/office by October 5th.

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