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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is hosting two webinars on August 11 and August 14.

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The August 11 webinar will review the plan year 2021 registration and training process for those who did not complete the Marketplace registration and training requirements for plan year 2020.

Agents and brokers who successfully completed plan year 2020 Marketplace registration and training and are returning for plan year 2021 may complete a shorter training, which will be reviewed in the August 14 webinar.

As a reminder, if you’ve registered for any webinars in the “Health Insurance Marketplace Plan Year 2020 Updates for Agents and Brokers” series, you’re automatically registered for this webinar and no action is required. You’ll receive a reminder the day before the session. If you haven’t attended a webinar before, click here for steps on how to register. Registration closes 24 hours before the event.

Contact the REGTAP Registrar for assistance at registrar@REGTAP.info or 800-257-9520.

As social media soars… It’s up to you as modern day, professional Life & Health Insurance Agents to stay up-to-date with marketing in a digital world.  Agility Insurance Services’ all-in-one platform; enrollinsurance.com is happy to provide you with some general social media stats, tips, facts and guidelines.

In this downloadable eBook, you will find key guidelines, tips and tricks, best posting times, content strategy and more. Along with Medicare and ACA compliance to make sure you follow when creating ads and posts for all social media platforms.

Whether you’re new to social media marketing or you’re a expert, this eBook has something for you.

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Agency Partners Introducing Molina Marketplace’s Logo Request Process: We are pleased to share our new “Molina Logo Request” Process with you! This new process will make it easy for you and your agents to request the use of our Molina Logo.
Submit Your Logo Request:
  • To request the use of Molina’s logo, please follow the instructions included on the Molina Logo Request Form

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After submission:
  • Please allow 5-7 business days for our review.
  • If consumer facing, the “use” may need to be filed with CMS.
  • Upon approval, we will distribute the Molina Logo to you.
  • Upon denial, we will provide an explanation of decision.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions. We are here to support you and your agents.
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With so many people staying home and staying safe due to the Covid-19 pandemic, there has never been a better time to learn and use Virtual Enrollments.

In this PDF eBook you will learn to:

  • Identify your prospects and how you will reach them.
  • Meet with them virtually. Contact without contact.
  • Follow through the sale to effectuation.

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Cigna Takes Action To Combat Systemic Racism And Improve Equity And Equality:  Cigna Corporation today issued a statement on systemic racism and a commitment to equity and equality:

“Racism and discrimination are destructive forces in any society,” said David Cordani, Cigna President and Chief Executive Officer. “We, as a global health service company, firmly and unequivocally denounce racism and discrimination in all forms and are committed to confronting these issues with intensity, empathy and accountability.”

In furtherance of this commitment, today we proudly launch our new Building Equity and Equality Program, a five-year initiative to expand and accelerate our efforts to support diversity, inclusion, equality and equity for communities of color.  Our mission is to improve the health, well-being and peace of mind of those we serve.  Below are key components of our program that are designed to fulfill this mission as we address these pressing issues.

Improve Health

There are striking differences in health outcomes in communities with poor social determinants of health, such as unstable housing, low income, unsafe neighborhoods or education.  It is well documented that these disparities disproportionately impact communities of color and, as a result, their health outcomes are worse than those of their white counterparts.

As part of our program, we are committing to closing these gaps in health outcomes by:

  • Eliminating barriers to health and improving access to care. Through the Cigna Foundation, we will continue to make grants available and convene a broad range of stakeholders – businesses, government entities, nonprofits, providers, delivery systems and community residents – all in an effort to eliminate barriers to health and improve access to care. This includes addressing needs amplified by COVID-19, such as food insecurity and mental health through our Healthier Kids For Our Future® program that specifically focus on the needs of our children. Additionally, we have been actively engaged with Congress and the Administration in efforts to address and eliminate racial and ethnic disparities in health care delivery and outcomes. We will continue to use our seat at the table to share insights and solutions that address social determinants of health and improve our results to strengthen the health of all communities. For more information on our efforts to combat health disparities, please see our 2019 corporate responsibility report, Cigna Connects.
  • Expand Cigna’s Health Equity Council. Our team of multi-disciplinary leaders has collaborated on research, testing and solutions to prevent chronic diseases and improve health outcomes in minority communities since 2008. We will further accelerate these efforts to address clinical care, social determinants of health and health behaviors.

Improve Well-Being

Racism and bias not only impact health; they take a toll on overall well-being.  We believe that it is critical that no one feels the need to confront racism and bias alone and that everyone feels safe in their environment.  Therefore, as part of our program, we are taking the following actions:

  • Standing Together. We are inviting our 75,000+ employees to sign a commitment to embody inclusive behavior in their professional and personal lives. We are also inspiring and enabling our team members to collectively donate 100,000 hours of volunteerism annually for programs related to social justice, health equity, diversity and inclusion and community outreach.
  • Creating Inclusive Environments. We will now require unconscious bias training for all employees, and are planning cultural competency training for all managers, as a supplement to our existing training requirements. We will also continue to advance authentic and inclusive conversations about systemic racism in America. For example, in June, over 8,000 Cigna employees joined virtual, safe space facilitated discussions, which are now offered regularly. Additionally, we partnered with DiversityInc for a virtual panel on systemic racism in our communities, which was attended by more 12,300 clients and partners. The replay is available here.

Improve Peace of Mind

We recognize that financial health is a key element of peace of mind and that racism has a negative economic impact on people of color. We are taking steps to advance a positive trend for current and future generations by:

  • Creating Educational Opportunities. Education is the path to economic prosperity for many. Cigna is partnering with Howard University and the School Superintendent Association to bolster the effectiveness of school district leadership in our nation’s urban areas by funding fellowships for those on a career path to becoming an urban public school superintendent. We are also furthering Cigna Scholars, a program assisting dependents and grandchildren of employees who plan to pursue post-secondary or vocational education.
  • Promoting Equity and Equality in Career Advancement. We are committed to compensating our employees equitably and competitively, regardless of race, gender, age or sexual orientation. We will continue to proactively monitor our compensation programs for potential disparities, including conducting a regular annual review of pay equity, and diligently addressing disparities as warranted. Additionally, we will continue to support our mentoring program, including a key focus on creating cross-cultural pairings; we are committed to achieving increased diversity among leadership across the enterprise.
  • Supporting Minority Businesses. We are on track to achieve $1 billion in diverse supplier funding by 2025. We will also expand the Cigna Supplier Mentor Protégé Program, established in 2016, to assist minority suppliers by pairing them with Cigna executives for 18 months to help participants develop strategies to strengthen and grow their businesses.

Governance

Accountability is a key foundation of our overall program and we are establishing a governance process to oversee the program elements, while tracking and reporting on progress.

  • Enterprise Diversity & Inclusion Council. This Council will oversee all elements of our program and will regularly report progress to the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Human Resources Officer. Those executives will in turn regularly report progress to Cigna’s Board of Directors.
  • Diversity Scorecard. We will also develop and publish an annual diversity scorecard to advance the principles of diversity, equity and equality.

For more information on Cigna’s Diversity and Inclusion strategy, click here.

About Cigna
Cigna Corporation is a global health service company dedicated to improving the health, well-being, and peace of mind of those we serve. Cigna delivers choice, predictability, affordability and access to quality care through integrated capabilities and connected, personalized solutions that advance whole person health. All products and services are provided exclusively by or through operating subsidiaries of Cigna Corporation, including Cigna Health and Life Insurance Company, Cigna Life Insurance Company of New York, Connecticut General Life Insurance Company, Express Scripts companies or their affiliates, and Life Insurance Company of North America. Such products and services include an integrated suite of health services, such as medical, dental, behavioral health, pharmacy, vision, supplemental benefits, and other related products including group life, accident and disability insurance. Cigna maintains sales capability in over 30 countries and jurisdictions, and has more than 180 million customer relationships throughout the world. To learn more about Cigna®, including links to follow us on Facebook or Twitter, visit www.cigna.com.

 

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Agility Insurance Services is pleased to announce their partnership with HealthSherpa: An innovative healthcare technology and the country’s largest ACA agent enrollment platform.
HealthSherpa is a CMS-approved entity for Enhanced Direct Enrollment (EDE). Through a HealthSherpa account, you can track, enroll, and service all of your ACA clients — without going to healthcare.gov.

EDE (Enhanced Direct Enrollment) is a powerful new technology that simplifies the enrollment process and provides complete policy management functionality— without going to Healthcare.gov.

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