How to compare Medicare Advantage plans
Learn how to compare Medicare Advantage plans through online software at no cost. There are multiple platforms that provide this service. The 3 main agent sites are Connecture, Sunfire and MyMedicarebot. Crowe and associates offers all 3 including recording capability to agents at no cost. Medicare Plan Finder can also be used to quote and compare plans. Please note; agents do not receive credit for enrollments done through this site. Agents are also unable to save each client profile on their own, that makes this not an ideal way to enroll clients.
How to compare Medicare Advantage plans: Connect4Medicare
Crowe and Associates gives agents access to Connect4Medicare. (C4M) C4M provides access to the 3 main enrollment portals agents use in the Medicare space. Connecture, Sunfire and MyMedicarebot all work in a similar manner. All 3 have the ability to save client profiles including prescription and doctors lists. Agents can save the profile for each client and access the specific Medication lists for future reference. The systems will create compliant plan comparisons and the ability to enroll prospects over the phone. Agents are able to fill out the entire application for prospects and send them the enrollment link via email, text or voice enroll.
Looking at benefit details as an agent
It is important for Medicare agents to know how to compare Medicare Advantage plans quickly. When speaking with clients, agents will need to be able to see specific benefits. Knowing the difference in copays and other cost shares is important. Given the current state of Medicare eligible people today, there is a increased focus on other benefits. Benefits such as dental, vision, OTC, grocery cards and flex cards. A detailed quote system will show the difference in these extra benefits.
Connecture vs. Sunfire vs. MyMedicarebot
Agents that know how to compare Medicare plans through these systems have the ability to quote all plans. They can quote plans they are certified to sell and also plans they are not contracted. The question always comes up as to which system is the best at showing benefit details in the comparisons. While all 3 systems are easy to use, Sunfire provides the most detailed comparisons the quickest. This is especially the case with the extra benefits such as dental, vision, OTC, grocery and flex benefits.
How to compare Medicare advantage plans: Agent contracting
Looking to get contracted? Agents can use our online link to request contracting with all the carriers they need. All contracts are set up to pay agents directly at full allowable CMS max commission. Because of this, the agent owns the cases they write (the book of business).