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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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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A number of IT solutions have emerged over the last several years to help health plan marketing and compliance teams manage the materials creation process. These solutions range from costly enterprise installs to more affordable cloud-based applications, and offer any number of features to help plans navigate the AEP collateral creation season.

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By now, it is safe to assume that health plans across the nation have thoroughly read and examined CMS’ Final Medicare Advantage (MA) Rate Announcement and Call Letter for 2016. I think we all heard a collective sigh of relief with the announcement that reimbursements would increase, rather than decrease, in the coming year.

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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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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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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released its model documents for the 2015 Annual Enrollment Period (AEP). The rigorous, highly complex rules and regulations for member marketing materials wreak havoc on health plans year after year – and the clock is now ticking. Medicare plans must create, print and deliver AEP materials,…

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