AEP Best Practices – How to Produce Compliant & Effective Member Communications

Planning for AEP (Annual Enrollment Period) As health plans prepare for AEP (Annual Enrollment Period), they face a multitude of challenges—ranging from compliance issues to mitigating risk related to timing, data, and documents. To help navigate these challenges, here are some key strategies and Best Practices for Compliant and Effective Member Communications we recently shared…

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CodySoft® Allied Central Dashboard™ (ACD) FAQs

Creating, managing, and tracking recurring orders for mandated member materials fulfillment can be complex and time-consuming. Not to mention, file and data validation, SLA management, and tracking errors, issues, and processing audits—adds even more to manage. To ease the burden, that’s where the CodySoft® Allied Central Dashboard™ (ACD) comes in. By leveraging automation, the ACD…

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How Can a “Single-Source Solution” Help Manage the Lifecycle of Member Communications?

If you are tasked with the challenge of managing the lifecycle of Member Communications—you likely need an efficient “Single-Source Solution” to help. Managing multiple vendors for document development & creation (ANOCs, EOCs, SBs/SOBs/SBCs, Pre & Post Enrollment materials), translations, Section 508 remediation, directories & formularies, as well as the sourcing of member communications print &…

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Can Outsourcing Your Member Marketing Materials Production Pay for Itself?

Many health plans are currently considering how to manage creation and distribution of marketing materials due to members September 30. The reality is, health plans have two options: Develop materials in-house, and outsource printing and fulfillment to a vendor; or Outsource the entire materials production process – materials creation, and print and fulfillment – to…

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6 Traits of a Great Consulting Partner

In the world of Medicare and Medicaid, choosing a consulting partner to help streamline your health plan’s operations can be tricky. While a company or individual may be well-versed in best practices for project management or operational efficiency, they may not understand the unique requirements of the payer market – making them less than effective…

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3 Ways your Health Plan is Overspending – And How to Stop

Health plans today are feeling more pressure than ever before to do more with less. With increased scrutiny from The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and decreased budgets, leadership is constantly looking for ways to save money. Doing so might be easier than you think. Below are three ways that health plans are…

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The Secret to Simplifying Health Plans’ Member Marketing Material Translations: A Parallel Project Path

We’ve seen first-hand the frustrations health plan project managers experience in translating their member marketing materials – including Annual Notice of Coverage (ANOC), Evidence of Coverage (EOC), Drug Formulary and Summary of Benefits (SB) – to additional languages. The question for our CodyPrint® team became: What would give project managers visibility to the translation process,…

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3 Reasons the Conventional Method of Translating Member Materials Makes Project Managers Nervous

Project managers are highly organized, detail-oriented people. Some may admit to being control freaks, but that’s what makes them good at their jobs. This is especially the case for project managers responsible for coordinating a health plans’ member marketing communications, given the level of complexity, time-sensitivity and risk involved in creating and distributing these materials.…

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3 Things to Consider when Establishing a Contingency Plan for ANOCs and EOCs

With health plans now focused on finalizing their Annual Notice of Change (ANOC) and Evidence of Coverage (EOC) documents, the pressure is on to get materials in members’ hands by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) September 30 deadline. Finalizing these documents and getting them in the mail comes with a number of…

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