When utilizing Pinnacle Financial Services’ online enrollment platform, the common question is which is a better platform for their enrollments on Connect4Medicare- Connecture or Sunfire. For those of you unfamiliar with Connect4Medicare, Pinnacle Financial Services offers all of our agent’s free online enrollment software for their Medicare Advantage Plans (MAPD), Prescription Drug Plans (PDP), and Medicare Supplement sales. This software is all browser-based and requires no downloads or require any data to be saved onto your computer.
While both Sunfire and Connecture platforms allow you to quote, compare and enroll clients, there is some difference between them. The Connecture platform has some of the following:
- Personalized PURL (Personal URL shopping link)
- Quoting of Dual Special Needs plans on the PURL
- Health status that falls within Generally Healthy, Some Health Needs, Significant Health Needs
- Medicare Supplement enrollments
- gov Blue Button Functionality
- Selection of multiple pharmacies during the quoting process
The Sunfire platform has some of the following differences:
- Enhanced provider search-Allows agents to see if a doctor or provider is in-network on the quoting page (no need to utilize carrier-specific search tools)
- Ability to choose different LIS (Low-Income Subsidy) levels with approximate premium deductions.
- An agent can highlight the client’s current plan and compare it to all other plans to show if there are any cost savings to switch.
- More detailed health status selection that falls within Excellent, Good, or Fair.
- Dental, Vision, Hearing (DVH) benefits are highlighted on the initial plan comparison page if a plan has it included.
Where does Pinnacle Financial Services come in?
Pinnacle Financial Services is a full-service “FMO” that offers you the best technology in the business while giving you options as well. We are the only FMO in the country that offers BOTH platforms simultaneously to choose from based on your preferences. We also offer the best back-office support in the business, guaranteed lead programs, and give you access to over 140 different carriers in every area of the senior market to choose from. I am the national agent trainer here and I am dedicated to helping agents learn anything that will help take their business to the next level. Before you know it, AEP (Annual Election Period) will be here, and you need a partner that is committed to growing your business. Choose Pinnacle Financial Services.
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