News and Updates

Medicare Open Enrollment Period (OEP)

Starting January 1st, 2019 there will be an Open Enrollment Period that will allow Medicare beneficiaries to make plan changes until March 31st, 2019. 

The new OEP will allow clients to disenroll from their current Medicare Advantage plan and switch to a different Medicare Advantage plan one time only.  They can also disenroll from a Medicare Advantage plan and go back to Original Medicare and then purchase a supplement and/or a PDP.

Below are examples of the criteria for allowed changes:

  • MAPD to MAPD or MA Only
  • MAPD to Original Medicare (with or without PDP)
  • MA Only plan to MA Only or MAPD
  • MA Only Plan to Original Medicare (with or without PDP)


2019 Medicare Advantage & Part D Certification

Certification for 2019 Medicare Advantage & Part D is now available for the following companies…

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • UnitedHealthCare/AARP
    • New this year: If you have not already, you will need to register for an Optum ID.
    • AHIP is not required but is available.  If you wish to take AHIP click on “AHIP Certification for our EDC Partners”.  Once this has been clicked you must complete AHIP.
    • Click here for the step by step instructions.
  • Aetna/Coventry coming July 11th
  • Humana coming July 17th

Companies listed below will release certification soon.

  • Centene
  • Community Care Alliance of Illinois
  • Health Alliance
  • Meridian
  • Silver Script

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Internal Everest Replacements

Effictive immediately, Everest will no longer accept applications for internal replacement to lessor Medicare Supplement business.

This applies only to an Everest to Everest switch to a lessor plan guarantee issue business.

Click here to see the official memo.


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