2023 Medicare Certifications

June 22, 2022

2023 Medicare certifications have officially kicked off with the launch of AHIP (America’s Health Insurance Plans) and NAHU’s (National Association of Health Underwriters) certifications this week. Typically, agents won’t begin the process until week 2 when the major carriers begin to launch their own specific training for the 2023 season.

What is AHIP and NAHU?

AHIP stands for American Health Insurance Plans and was established in 2003 through a merger of the Health Insurance Association of America and the American Association of Health Plans. AHIP offers Medicare training that is accepted by CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) and nationally by all Medicare insurance carriers.

NAHU stands for National Association of Health Underwriters and is a non-profit professional association that was established in 1930. NAHU has chapters all over the country that are organized to promote common business interests to those who are engaged in the sale of health insurance products and services. In 2021 they launched their own version of AHIP’s Medicare training to compete with the other organization. You can find all the details on that here.

2023 Medicare Certifications: Current Dates to Remember

In planning for 2023 AEP, it is important to plan out and take all required certifications in a timely fashion. So far, AHIP and a handful of national carriers have announced the dates of when the new training will be available for agents. Here is a list with corresponding dates:

AHIP: June 20th

NAHU: June 22nd

United Healthcare: June 27th

Humana: June 28th

Anthem: June 28th

Aetna: June 29th

Wellcare: July 19th

Where does Pinnacle Financial Services come in?

Pinnacle Financial Services is a full service “FMO” that is dedicated to helping agents across the country cultivate and grow their book of business. It is essential to be prepared for the upcoming 2023 Medicare AEP season, and we have the tools here for your success! We offer the best back-office support in the industry, personalized lead and marketing plans, and a nation agent trainer to help guide you through the certification process. Give us a call today to set up a 2023 pre-certification call to ensure you are done and ready to go!

Need more guidance? Check out our AEP Toolkit

For more information, contact a Pinnacle Financial Services representative today

1 (800) 772-6881 x7731 | sales@pfsinsurance.com

Rob Valincius

Rob Valincius

Director of Agent Training

x7701 | rvalincius@pfsinsurance.com

Contact a Pinnacle Representative if you have any questions.

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