Posts Tagged ‘AEP’

How Accurate ANOCs and EOCs can Help Health Plans Retain Members

The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation recently published an Issue Brief on its website titled “Medicare Advantage Plan Switching: Exception or Norm?” The brief shared that 11 percent of Medicare Advantage plan enrollees in 2013 voluntarily switched to another plan in 2014. It also addressed various factors that impacted switches to other plans, such as…

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Top Reasons to Use the 2017 Model Documents to Create AEP Materials

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released its model documents for the 2017 Annual Enrollment Period (AEP). The rigorous, highly complex rules and regulations for member marketing materials – specifically, Annual Notice of Change (ANOCs) and Evidence of Coverage (EOCs) documents – provide significant challenges for health plans year after year. Some…

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4 Challenges to the Print and Fulfillment of AEP Mailings

For Medicare plans, preparing and distributing Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) materials – such as the Annual Notice of Change (ANOC) and Evidence of Coverage (EOC) – can be a time-consuming and challenging process. These challenges extend far beyond ensuring that information is accurate and compliant and that materials are distributed on time. In fact, printing…

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3 Benefits of Outsourcing the Creation of ANOC and EOC Documents

Preparing materials for the Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) – namely Annual Notice of Change (ANOC) and Evidence of Coverage (EOC) documents – can be a time-consuming, labor-intensive process wrought with compliance risk. Yet, completing these documents on time and in compliance is extremely important, as CMS has taken an increasingly tough stance on plans that…

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3 Ways to Start Preparing for This Year’s ANOCs and EOCs Now

For Medicare Advantage (MA) and Prescription Drug Plans (PDPs) it is never too early to start thinking about preparing for the Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) – especially drafting and distributing the Annual Notification of Changes (ANOC) and Evidence of Coverage (EOC) materials.

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Putting Together Your AEP Team

For Medicare plans, the 2016 Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) is quickly approaching. This means that preparations should be well underway to ensure that member marketing materials will be accurate, on schedule and in compliance. This includes all pre- and post-enrollment materials and the annual notification of change (ANOC) and evidence of coverage (EOC).

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Cody Experts Share Insights on Increased Government Oversight in MHPA Webinar

In September, Cody Consulting hosted the webinar “Increasing Federal Government Oversight…And How Medicaid Plans Can Prepare” as part of the Medicaid Health Plans of America (MHPA) Wednesday Webinar series. The presentation, which can now be viewed on the MPHA website, shared with attendees an overview of the type and level of oversight that the states…

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Surviving the 2015 AEP Materials Creation Process – Part 2 of 2

Medicare plans are mid-way through the process of creating Annual Election Period (AEP) materials – namely, Annual Notification of Change (ANOC) and Evidence of Coverage (EOC) documents – that are due to members by the end of September. At this stage of the game, tension is running high. By now, many health plans have likely…

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