The marketing for the Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) begins Oct. 1, 2016. Please remember the following:
2017 MedicareBlueRx kits are now available to order. You may order on the Marketing toolkit on your Producer Connection page. (located on the right side). If you need help, please contact your assigned account rep.
(website for prescription drug plans only - please use Wellmark.com for all other products including Medicare Supplement)
Other helpful reminders:
Agents must be certified for 2017 products prior to marketing those products beginning Oct. 1, 2016.
Annual Open Enrollment Dates: October 15 - December 7.
Agents must have a signed Scope of Appointment form or have a recorded oral agreement prior to any face-to-face marketing appointment with any beneficiary. Both types of documentation must be retained for 10 years plus the current year (11 total) and must be made available to the plan upon request.
All public marketing of 2016 products must end on Oct. 31, 2016. However, agents must stop public marketing of 2016 products once they begin marketing 2017 products. For example, if you start marketing 2017 products Oct. 5 you can no longer market 2016 products.
Agents may only use marketing materials (including letters and ads) that have been approved by Wellmark and CMS.
Materials created by agents that mention plan-specific benefits must be submitted to CMS. Materials that only indicate the products an agent sells (e.g., prescription drug plans, Medicare Advantage plans, etc.) are not required to be submitted to CMS.
All 2016 enrollment materials and other product brochures must be recycled on December 1, 2016, as the enrollment period for 2016 product expires.
Agent Resources You can access Wellmark BCBS of Iowa forms on our website.
Coop Advertising Did you know you could be eligible for 50% reimbursement on eligible Wellmark BCBS advertising? Login in to your Wellmark.com Producer Connection page - locate the Sales Tookit - N
ew ads are now available! Contact Tonya to find out more information about this program.