Looking for 2020 AHIP discounts and promotions? You've come to the right place.
Our team searched high and low and located several AHIP discounts, promotions, and reimbursements that are available to Medicare agents for 2020.
Most of these 2020 AHIP discounts are offered through a special link provided by carriers like UnitedHealthcare or Mutual of Omaha.
2020 AHIP Basics
The 2020 AHIP Medicare Training certification opened June 17, 2019. You can access the AHIP Medicare Training website at ahipmedicaretraining.com.
In order to sell Medicare Advantage and Part D (Prescription Drug) plans, you'll need to receive your AHIP certification and submit that to the carriers you want to offer.
The AHIP covers MA and PDP explanations, marketing and compliance guidelines, and laws on fraud in Medicare.
The AHIP costs $175 if you don't utilize any discounts or offers. The AHIP has 50 questions, and you have a maximum of 2 hours to complete it.
Don't sweat – it's an open book test, and you have 3 tries to pass (90% or better).
Registering for the AHIP
To navigate the online AHIP system, you'll visit ahipmedicaretraining.com and click "Create a New Account" in the Registration area. If you're a returning agent, you can login using your National Producer Number (NPN) or Email and password.
Then, follow the prompts by filling out your information such as NPN, Last 4 of your SSN, address, and so on. Once you're logged in successfully, you'll select "Purchase AHIP Medicare Training" in the Available Certifications section.
Alternatively, you can utilize some of the promotions and discounts that are offered through different MA, MAPD, and PDP carriers for 2020.
[Read the AHIP Medicare User Guide]
2020 AHIP Medicare Training Certification Discounts
There are several discounts being offered for this Annual Enrollment Period (AEP), so let's get right into it!
Lasso Healthcare: $150 education payment
Lasso Healthcare is going to have an educational bonus for AEP much like they did last year. This is a bonus that is paid out in March 2020, and while it's intended to offset the most of the cost of the AHIP, it can be used for anything.
To qualify for this $150 bonus, you must have 3 AEP MSA sales for CY2020. There must be no rapid disenrollment, and you must still be an appointed Lasso agent in good standing by March 2020.
Mutual of Omaha: $50 Discount
A $50 discount will be applied when a producer completes their 2020 AHIP certification via Mutual of Omaha's SPA link.
To access that link, log into the agent portal and click on the Products drop down. Choose Prescription Drug Plans, scroll down a little bit, and click on "AHIP Training."
You'll know that the link worked when you see the Mutual of Omaha logo on the top right corner of the AHIP Medicare Training home page.
Humana: $50 Discount
The Humana discount requires you to log into the agent portal and click on the Humana MarketPoint University link.
For a shortcut, use this URL to apply the discount code. You will know it is successful when you see the Humana logo on the AHIP home page.
- The cost to certify is $125 if you take the AHIP through Humana (a $50 discount)
- The AHIP must be taken through Humana and the agent must meet sales requirements
- Humana will reimburse your testing fee under the following circumstances:
- Agent took the courses through the Humana Agent Portal, and
- Agent successfully meets Humana’s benchmark for the given year. For additional information, please contact Agent Support.
- Plan must be effective for at least 90 days, so reimbursements are usually paid out in late March or late April.
UnitedHealthcare (UHC): $50 Discount
In order to sell UnitedHealthcare Medicare products during AEP, you actually do not have to be AHIP certified. This is the only carrier we are aware of where this is the case.
However, if you do take the AHIP through UnitedHealthcare, you will be eligible for a $50 discount off your first purchase. (You can purchase the AHIP a second time if you don't pass in your first three tries.)
Prior to starting any AHIP coursework, you must follow the path listed below to access the AHIP/UHG co-branded website.
Jarvis™ > Knowledge Center > Certifications > Launch Certifications > Certifications > 2020 AHIP
Once you have launched the 2020 AHIP link, the system will automatically transport you to UnitedHealthcare's AHIP/UHG co-branded website where you will login to your AHIP account to purchase, complete, and transmit your results to UnitedHealthcare.
WellCare: $50 Discount
WellCare offers a $50 discount for contracted partners.
Take advantage of the discount by completing your 2020 AHIP via the WellCare/AHIP cobranded link.
Just click that link and you'll know it was successful when you see the WellCare logo in the top right corner of the AHIP home page.
Note: WellCare will not reimburse money paid towards training.
SilverScript: $50 Discount
SilverScript also offers an AHIP discount. Here is the link to the SilverScript discount.
You will know it is successful when you see the SilverScript logo on the AHIP home page.
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