We’re open for business – Medicare enrollment and retail window shopping now available

News from the Blues for Producers
News Alert – Oct. 15, 2019
Hot Topics: Medicare, Retail
Please share relevant information with your Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) Medicare and retail clients.
Medicare Annual Enrollment: We’re Open for Business
Medicare Annual Enrollment begins today, Oct. 15 and continues through Dec. 7.
     •  Get our Medicare Fact Sheet  for key dates, product highlights and what’s new.
     •  Share our Medicare microsite for everything shoppers need to know this enrollment season.
     •  Help clients choose and enroll in Medicare Supplement, MAPD and PDP plans via the Retail Shopping Cart or through your own Blue Access for ProducersSM account.
     •  Log in to the Producer Supply Portal to access sales and marketing materials and enrollment kits.
Retail 2020 Window Shopping and Quoting via the Retail Producer Portal Now Available
Beginning today, your clients can start their preliminary shopping for a 2020 qualified health plan via our Retail Shopping Cart. Note that clients can’t receive an official premium tax credit amount until Nov. 1. To get started, clients can:
     •  Go to bcbstx.com and click on “Learn More” below the “Individual and Family Plans” headline. Or direct clients here.
     •  Check out our summary Retail Fact Sheet  for key dates, product proof points, what’s new and client resources.

Also, you can begin creating plan year 2020 quotes and proposals via the Retail Producer Portal. Be sure to check out new upgrades to the portal  and the revised guide . To open the portal and guide on a mobile device, text RPP to 33633.

Get Ready to Sell! Limited Spots Still Available for 2020 Retail Market Webinars
Register and attend our product training webinars to prepare for this year’s retail open enrollment. For those that missed the in-person producer roadshow events, you can still learn what’s new with retail ACA plans and individual supplemental products. Register today for the retail webinar on Tuesday, Oct. 22.