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2021 Medicare Star Rating Program sheets

Our 2021 Medicare Star Rating Program sheets are now available in our Product Library on the Blueprint for Agents online portal. These sheets must be used effective immediately. In any marketing kits you have on hand, please replace the Star Rating materials with this new 2021 version. We will begin mailing kits with the new […]

2021 Medi-Pak® Medicare supplement rates

The proposed 2021 Medi-Pak® Medicare supplement rates that were shared in trainings earlier this year now have been approved by the Arkansas Insurance Department. The new rates will take effect on January 1, 2021.

Virtual open enrollment meetings

The annual open enrollment period for Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield and Health Advantage groups is just around the corner (November 1 – December 15). However, like most things, the 2020 version is going to look and feel a little different.

UPDATE: Ascend training pivots

Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield has altered its plans for training on Ascend, the new enrollment platform for Medicare Advantage health plans, prescription drug plans and Medi-Pak® Medicare supplement policies. In lieu of the “live” online trainings we had planned, we will provide you with a detailed user guide. Be on the lookout for that.

New plan comparison and drug cost calculator tools

As the Medicare annual enrollment period grows ever closer, some new tools will make it easier than ever for you to compare our best-in-class product offerings to help your clients choose the one that is the best fit for them.

Arkansas Blue Medicare marketing kits

The marketing kits for our new Arkansas Blue Medicare product line soon will be shipped to your doorstep.

UPDATE: Ascend training pivots

Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield has altered its plans for training on Ascend, the new enrollment platform for Medicare Advantage health plans, prescription drug plans and Medi-Pak® Medicare supplement policies. In lieu of the “live” online trainings we had planned, we will provide you with a detailed user guide. Be on the lookout for that.

All individual agent training for plan year 2021 now available

It’s training time again! PinPoint again will be the system used to track both under-65 (U-65) and over-65 (O-65) annual training requirements.

The Federally-facilitated Marketplace (FFM) training for individual products is now accessible. The training was released on August 19, 2020. After completing the required FFM training, agents can access PinPoint to track FFM completion and complete required product training.

Pandemic-associated premium relief payments for fully insured groups

Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield and Health Advantage are voluntarily extending our efforts to provide relief to fully insured group health plans in response to the economic pressures and healthcare utilization changes that have resulted from the COVID-19 public health crisis.