We often get questions relating to the enrollment of Medicare eligible veterans outside of the Annual Election Period. In short, veterans are treated just as any other Medicare eligible person. There are a few things to note, however, when working with a veteran who is Medicare eligible. Here’s a short list of things to consider when helping veterans make an informed decision about Medicare Advantage enrollment:
Make certain you are appropriately licensed, appointed, and certified in Humana’s systems before AEP—whether you’re an agent or agency, confirming both resident and non resident licensure in the states you plan to service, as well as the appropriate appointments and certifications for the products you plan to represent, is a great way to keep submitted enrollments from pending.
Special Note** This is especially important for those markets expanding their product lines to include HMO and/or PPO in 2013. For example, pends can occur with agencies not properly appointed for HMO, even if their agents are!
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