AHIP and Carrier Certifications 2020: Start Now for a Smooth AEP

AHIP Certification and carrier training details | Financial Grade
24 Jul 2019

AHIP and Carrier Certifications 2020: Start Now for a Smooth AEP

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Have you started your AHIP certification? With the 2020 Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) just around the corner, this is the perfect time to get all your certifications (and recertifications) done. AEP will be here before you know it!

You’ll find all the information you need (below), including AHIP test details and essential carrier links. 

What is AHIP Certification?

America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) certification is required for agents wishing to sell Medicare Advantage Plans with drug coverage (MAPD) and stand-alone Prescription Drug Plans (PDP) in the upcoming AEP 2020 season.

The certification is in place to ensure that agents are Medicare compliant.   

What you need to know about AHIP certification

AHIP is a two-part course: AHIP Medicare Training (and recertification) and AHIP Fraud, Waste and Abuse Training. 

AHIP Medicare Training

The course includes five parts and a final exam. 

Part 1 – Overview of Medicare Program Basics: Choices, Eligibility, and Benefits    

Part 2 – Medicare Health Plans

Part 3 – Medicare Part D: Prescription Drug Coverage        

Part 4 – Marketing Medicare Advantage and Part D Plans 

Part 5 – Enrollment Guidance Medicare Advantage and Part D Plans            

Final Exam

Once you complete the training modules, you’ll click the “Attempt quiz now” button to begin the exam. You will have three attempts (per purchase) to pass the exam, and you will need a 90% score to pass.

According to the AHIP user guide, “[t]he final exam consists of fifty (50) randomly selected questions [to] cover all five portions of the training. Each attempt has a two-hour time limit which a user must be prepared to sit for in a single continuous period.” 

Exam tip: The AHIP is an open book test. You can print out the modules and use your notes on your exam!

AHIP Fraud, Waste & Abuse Training  

After you complete the AHIP Medicare Training course and pass the exam, you’ll have access to the Fraud, Waste, and Abuse Training course. When you have completed the modules, you’ll take a test. You will have unlimited attempts until you reach a 70% passing score. The modules include:

  • Nondiscrimination Training           
  • Medicare Fraud, Waste, & Abuse
  • General Compliance

For additional information, including the user guide, you can visit the AHIP Medicare Training website

How much does AHIP certification cost?

It costs $175 to take the AHIP Certification exam. However, most carriers offer a discount if you take the test through their broker portal. The typical discount is $50.00. Some carriers offer AHIP reimbursements, based on production. 

Carrier portal links and availability

See the carrier links below to get started on your certifications. Use your agent credentials to log in. 

AARP/UHC

Portal: www.UHCJarvis.com

Available Now

Aetna
Portal: https://aetna.cmpsystem.com/ext/ahip/login.php

Available now

Mark your calendars: Financial Grade will host the Aetna Face-to-Face required training, 11 AM, September 11th at Dave & Busters, Mission Valley

Alignment

Portal: Coming soon

Launch Date: 9/1/2019

Mark your calendars: Financial Grade will host the Alignment Face-to-Face required training, 10 AM, September 5th at Dave & Busters, Carlsbad

Anthem

Portal: https://wellpoint.cmpsystem.com/ext/ahip/login.php

Available Now

BS of CA

Portal: https://www.medicareproductcertification.com/Login.aspx

Available Now

Envision Rx

Portal: Coming Soon

Launch Date: Late July

HealthNet

Portal: https://healthnet.cmpsystem.com/ext/ahip/login.php

Launch dates: 

  • CA: 09/03/19
  • AZ: 07/09/19
  • OR/WA: 08/26/19

Mutual of Omaha

Portal: https://tinyurl.com/y4zojvm3

Available Now

Humana

Portal: https://www.humana.com (under education select MarketPoint University)

SCAN Health Plans

Portal: https://scan.cmpsystem.com

Tier 2 now available

Mark your calendars: Financial Grade will host SCAN Tier 3 required training, 10 AM, September 24th at Dave & Busters, Mission Valley.

Bonus resource: SCAN’s recent newsletter provides tons of useful information on certifications and AEP

SilverScript

Portal: https://www.silverscriptagentportal.com (see Tools then select Training & Certification)

WellCare

Portal: www.wellcareuniversity.com

You are not alone!

Whether you’re a seasoned agent needing to complete your recertifications or getting ready for your first AEP season, we’re here to help! Please contact Financial Grade with any questions you may have. We want to see you head into AEP 2020, prepared, organized, and ready to sell!