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Broker Connect & Post-Enrollment Health Questionnaires: What you need to know

Posted by Lance Hoeltke on Thu, Oct 15, 2020 @ 06:45 PM

We know how eager you are to begin utilizing Broker Connect for quoting and enrolling clients this AEP. Rest assured that as of Thursday, October 15, Plan Advisors brokers are able to quote and compare all plans that are viewable on Medicare.gov. We want you to be the model of efficiency this year and know that Broker Connect is the tool to help you achieve just that!

Here are some special tips regarding post-enrollment health questionnaires to help you get the most out of Broker Connect and your other enrollment options this AEP.

When to Use Carrier Specific Electronic Enrollment Tools

This year, certain MA carriers are providing additional compensation beyond the enrollment commission for brokers that assist beneficiaries in completing health questionnaires. Many of these carriers require both the enrollment and the questionnaire be completed through their own electronic application platform.

While Plan Advisors brokers can still utilize Broker Connect to quote and compare all carriers, when assisting clients in completion of a health questionnaire, be sure to use the correct carrier platform for both the enrollment and the questionnaire.

Below is a list of carriers that require you to use their electronic platform for enrollment and questionnaire completion to be properly compensated:

Carrier

Questionnaire Name

Compensation

Required Platform

Important Links

Aetna

Value Based Enrollment

$50

Ascend

VBE Overview Guide

United Healthcare

Health Assessment

$50

LEAN

Health Assessment Job Aid

Health Assessment FAQ

Wellcare

HealthNet

Allwell

Ascension-Complete

Value Based Enrollment

$25-$60

Ascend

VBE Overview

 

Humana Enrollments and Questionnaire Completion

It is perfectly safe to use Broker Connect for a Humana MA enrollment, even when assisting the beneficiary in the completion of a health questionnaire. That is because Humana uses a separate platform for health questionnaire completion. Below are the details:

Carrier

Questionnaire Name

Compensation

Questionnaire Platform

Important Links

Humana

Member Care Assessment

$50

Revel

Member Care Assessment Guide

 

We hope you make the most of your Broker Connect tool this AEP. Please use it to quote and compare Medicare Advantage and Part D plans for all appointments. When appropriate, make the most of the enrollment capabilities also. And have a great AEP!