SilverScript Achieves 3.5 Overall Star Rating
Medicare.gov now reflects the latest CMS Star Rating results. SilverScript PDPs are now rated as 3.5 star plans. A review of the details indicates that SilverScript received 5 out of 5 stars for Changes in the Drug Plan's Performance. This shows how much SilverScript's performance has improved or declined from one year to the next year SilverScript also received 5 out of 5 stars for Complaints about the Drug Plan (more stars are better because it means fewer complaints). Also of special note is that SilverScript received 4 out of 5 stars for Member Experience with the Drug Plan.
Sanction Lifted for SilverScript
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has officially given a green light for SilverScript to resume marketing of its SilverScript Medicare Part D prescription drug plan (PDP) products. SilverScript can begin enrolling members on January 1, 2014, for effective coverage dates beginning February 1, 2014.
The company released the following communications to agents:
We ask that you allow us to regain your trust and try us again for 2014. Though open enrollment is now closed, there are many who are in the market for a Med D Prescription Drug Plan, including those new-to-Medicare, those eligible for the Medicare Advantage Disenrollment SEP, and those who were in a plan that was cancelled for 2014. In order to ensure you can enroll those members, please log into the SilverScript Enrollment Portal to:
- Confirm your state license/s are current
- Confirm you are appointed with SilverScript in each state you are licensed in
- Verify you have passed SilverScript's 2014 annual Agent Training and Certification
NOTE — The deadline has passed to complete annual certification and be eligible for 2014 renewal commission. However, agents can still complete the annual certification requirement to write new 2014 business.
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5 Reasons Agents are Optimistic this AEP...And 5 Reasons They Should be Worried
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