The 2018 Annual Election Period (AEP) ends Thursday, December 7. This means all Medicare AEP marketing efforts must cease on that date. Please make sure you follow the guidelines below when submitting your final AEP enrollments to us. Remember, we’re here to support you!
All AEP applications for a January 1, 2018, effective date must be completed, signed, dated and received by the agent no later than 11:59 p.m. December 7, 2017. You may not backdate the member signature date, agent receipt date, or agent signature date.
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We must receive signed enrollment applications within two calendar days after you receive them from beneficiaries.
We must receive all applications by December 9 to process them for a January 1 effective date.
If you receive a completed enrollment application after AEP ends on December 7, do not hold or destroy it. Under CMS rules, you must still submit it to us within two calendar days as noted above. We then will process or deny the enrollment as appropriate.
Best practice: Submit enrollments electronically
To ensure you submit enrollments timely, we encourage all agents to submit enrollment electronically using the Ascend Virtual Sales Office app. If you don’t have the Ascend app, you can request access, and find how-to resources and 2-minute video tutorials, on Producer World
With the Ascend app, you can also use the new improved e-kit option. E-kits allow you to provide a full and compliant enrollment kit to every prospect — and receive credit for the sale — all without leaving your office during the hectic end of AEP period). Watch an e-kit training video.
Instructions for submitting paper applications
How to check status of applications on Producer World
Step 1: Log into Producer World.
Step 2: Select “Individual Medicare” in the black bar at the top.
Step 3: Next, click the “Reports” tab in the middle of the page.
Thank you for your compliance to these guidelines and for your outstanding efforts this selling season.
Guidance and deadlines for end of AEP enrollments