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Individual Division

Changes to BCBSIL Special Enrollment Guidelines

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) announced NEW SEP Training Rules with updated SEP Training for the remainder of plan year 2020.

If you have completed 2020 SEP training please review this link for all the NEW Retail SEP Training Business Rules, NO FURTHER ACTION IS REQUIRED ON YOUR PART.  

The SEP Training has been updated to include provisions for employers offering Individual Coverage Health Reimbursement Arrangement (ICHRA) or Qualified Small Employer Health Reimbursement Arrangement (QSEHRA). 

Get all of the BCBSIL COVID-19 information you need to guide your clients with BCBSIL's  website specifically for producer news – without having to log in.


MedSup Division

2021 MAPD/PDP AHIP/BCBSIL Certification Training Is Available!

America’s Health Insurance Plans’ (AHIP) Medicare and HCSC (BCBSIL Product Specific) certification can be accessed through the HCSC education portal.

Completion of both the 2021 AHIP training (Part 1) and the 2021 BCBSIL Product curriculum (Part 2) is needed to be deemed eligible to sell BCBSIL Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug plans with January 1, 2021 effective dates. Please review the key dates below in regards to training and the 2021 Annual Election Period (AEP):

  • June 22nd, 2020 - Part 1 AHIP training
  • July 8th, 2020 - HCSC Product curriculum
  • October 1st, 2020 - 2021 AEP Marketing begins
  • October 15th, 2020 - 2021 AEP Sales Begin
  • December 7th, 2020 - 2021 AEP Sales Closes
  • December 24th, 2020 - Renewal Certification Deadline for Subproducers
  • December 31st, 2020 - Renewal Certification Deadline for all Individual Producers & Agencies

Get all of the BCBSIL COVID-19 information you need to guide your clients with BCBSIL's  website specifically for producer news – without having to log in.

LTC Division

NEW ARTICLE - Our Candidates Should Talk a Lot More About Long-Term Care

ARTICLE - The True Value of a Long Term Care Insurance plan. By: Ron Cohen

LTCi Personal Training - 3 GEN CE approved!

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

Life Division

Life Insurance Underwriting Update:

Currently, most carriers still have some temporary restrictions in place.  However, we are starting to notice these restrictions loosen; and carriers are offering coverage to more individuals than earlier this year.  Guidelines are still subject to change but if you have someone who has been declined or postponed, now may be an excellent time to revisit these cases (i.e. clients who would be higher rated or older individuals who tend to have more minor concerns).

Secondly, carriers have expanded their capabilities to underwrite cases without traditional exams typically using electronic applications.  As a broker of Resource Brokerage, you are able to access a tool called “iGO” which integrates with most of our Life carriers and products. This tool is the fastest way to get an application in front of an underwriter.  In addition, it not only allows you to take applications remotely using "DocuSign"-like functionality, but it GREATLY reduces the time spent taking applications by reducing data entry to one time per client.

Health Insurance Account Representative

Resource Brokerage, LLC of Schaumburg, IL is looking to hire a full-time Health Insurance Account Representative. Do you want to be a part of a busy, yet fun, service-orientated team of professionals? Are you passionate about customer service and skilled at relationship-building? Would you like to work for an established but small team where everyone matters?

This Health Insurance Account Representative position earns competitive pay, depending on experience. We also offer rich benefits including a medical plan through BCBSIL (6 plans to choose from) with low employee contributions required, Dental insurance ($5.50/month), Vision insurance ($8.00/month), a 401(k) plan with matching contributions, 3 weeks of paid time off (PTO included), company-paid Disability and Life insurance and reimbursement for health club membership, in a class A office complex offering a fitness center, deli, and dry cleaning. If this sounds like the right opportunity to use your customer service and relationship-building skills to take your career to the next level, apply today!

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Resource Brokerage LLC
1501 East Woodfield Road, Ste 110e
Schaumburg, IL 60173
Toll Free: 1-800-605-7566
General Phone: (847) 605-1200

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Phone: (847) 592-0941
Fax: (847) 605-1494

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Phone: (847) 598-6006
Fax: (847) 605-1331

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Phone: (847) 598-6005
Fax: (847) 619-9592

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"I've been on both sides of the aisle - as a client and as a vendor. From my experiences I feel qualified to state that your product knowledge, training and sales expertise, and understanding of the client's needs were exceptional and invaluable to my selling success. Whenever I had questions (and there were many!) you responded very quickly and in many instances, gave me additional ideas that helped with the sale."

"I am looking forward to many, many additional sales with your help!"

"Great job prepping this case for us. I completed initial review on Thursday and have been able to approve this morning (4 business days) !"

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.