June 13, 2018

2019 MAPD/PDP AHIP Certification Training Launches Next Week

Next week, producers can access the America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) training curriculum. This is Part 1 of the 2019 Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug (MAPD) and stand-alone Prescription Drug Plan (PDP) certification training that’s required to sell our MAPD/PDP policies. 

In July, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana (BCBSMT) will launch Part 2 of the 2019 MAPD/PDP certification training. All individual producers and subproducers, including agency principals, must complete both Part 1 and Part 2 of the training. Agency principals will also be required to complete agency tasks in order for all subproducers to be deemed certified. 

AHIP Fee Reduced for BCBSMT Producers
BCBSMT has negotiated with AHIP on a $125 fee for their certification training. That’s a savings of $50 off AHIP’s standard fee of $175. To take advantage of this savings, you will need to access AHIP’s training via a link that will be provided next week.   

AHIP Log in, Course and Exam Information
When the AHIP training becomes available on June 18, be sure to have your National Producer Number (NPN) on hand to log in and register. Producers will need to complete the following courses, exam and attestation on AHIP’s training platform:
  1. Medicare Basics
  2. Rules and Regulations
  3. Fraud, Waste and Abuse
  4. Fraud, Waste and Abuse Exam
  5. Non-Discrimination Disclosure
  6. 2019 Final Exam
  7. 2019 General Compliance Attestation
Resource Page for 2019 MAPD/PDP Certification
BCBSMT has developed the Medicare Producer Certification Resource Page to keep you up to date on everything you need to know to certify to sell 2019 products. Be sure to save this page as a favorite or bookmark.

BCBSMT Certification Webinar

This week, we are holding a live webinar on preparing for and completing our certification requirements. Though registration for the webinar has closed, we will post a link to a recording of 2019 MAPD/PDP Producer Certification Preparation Guide as soon as it’s available.