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Group Division

Important Updates:

  • Bundling Bonus! Humana - Groups with 5-99 enrolled lives will qualify by adding a specialty line of coverage to a new or existing medical group. Earn a “Bundling Bonus” with initial effective dates August 1st through December 31st, 2019. Specialty lines are group term life (including AD&D), group term supplemental life (including AD&D), group vision (including voluntary vision) and group dental (including voluntary dental).
  • MetLife has had some rate reductions for groups 10+. Contact us for a quote!

Individual Division

Retail 2020 Window Shopping & Quoting via the Retail Producer Portal is Now Open!

Your clients can start their preliminary shopping for a 2020 qualified health plan. Note that clients cannot receive an official premium tax credit amount until Nov. 1st. To get started, clients can:

Are you 2020 FFM Certified?
Writing producers helping people enroll in Marketplace policies must register with the CMS and pass required training. Visit the CMS’s Resources for Agents and Brokers in the Health Insurance Marketplaces page for important producer resources.

MedSup Division

Medicare Annual Enrollment is Now OPEN
Medicare Annual Enrollment began Oct. 15 and continues through Dec. 7.

  • Get BCBSIL's  Medicare Fact Sheet for key dates, product highlights and what’s new.
  • Share BCBSIL's Medicare microsite for everything shoppers need to know this enrollment season.
  • Help clients choose and enroll in Medicare Supplement, MAPD and PDP plans (Certification is Required) through your own Blue Access for ProducersSM account.

2020 Blue Cross Medicare OptionsSM Training Available Now! This is Part 2 of the 2020 Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug Plan (MAPD) and the stand-alone prescription drug plan (PDP) certification requirements. If you have not completed Part 1: America’s Health Insurance Plans’ (AHIP) Medicare certification training, you can access it and Part 2. Click here for the certification curriculum.

Note: Individual producers, subproducers and agency principals must complete both Part 1 and Part 2 of the certification training to be deemed certified

LTC Division

Article -  75 Must-Know Statistics About Long-Term Care

LTCi Personal Training - 3 GEN CE applied for!

Ron Cohen, LTCP, Resource Brokerage’s specialist in Long Term Care insurance, is now offering a free sales training program that will train you on how to become a successful LTCi specialist. Very limited class sizes- I'm ready to know more.

Exciting News for all LTC certified brokers in IL!

The Illinois Partnership for Long Term Care Insurance is now live in IL
View a map of states that currently have LTC Partnership

Article - Preparing for an effective LTC conversation with clients

Life Division

Contest Extended!

Banner Life is the first carrier to offer up to 40 years of level term life insurance coverage. To celebrate, Banner is giving agents $40 for each OPTerm application submitted and phone interview completed on new business until July 10, 2019. More than that, each submitted application will earn one ticket to be entered into a drawing. After July,10, 2019, four participating agents will be randomly selected to win a $1,000 bonus. The winners will also be invited to a special dinner with their General Agent and Banner Account Manager.

Contact Tom Merrion at 847-598-0032 to discuss the product or for case design assistance.

Case Manager

The Case Manager handles the work flow of insurance quotes during the application and underwriting process through to policy issuance.

  • Carefully review all applications submitted
  • Manage all case files during the underwriting process.
  • Request/place orders for medical records.
  • Discuss status and send updates to brokers
  • Manage/forward correspondence between underwriter and broker
  • Educate brokers on the application/underwriting process.

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DI Division

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About Us - Who We Are

Resource Brokerage is one of the Midwest’s leading brokerage general agencies providing brokers a choice of Group Benefits, Major Medical, Life, Annuities, DI, LTC and Linked Benefits all in one place. Brokers work with a team of dedicated professionals who specialize in the lines of business they support. These teams also constantly undergo training and education with a focus on credentials that mean the most to our industry. Our management team is led by seasoned industry professionals with true brokerage experience and the know-how to help get things done for our brokers.