How To Become A Medicare Insurance Agent
Starting a career as a Medicare insurance agent is achievable with the right steps.
Job Description Overview:
Target two main groups: those turning 65 and those under 65 but eligible for Medicare.
Selling Medicare insurance is personally, professionally, and financially rewarding.
Steps to Becoming a Medicare Insurance Agent
Get licensed: Obtain a health insurance license in your resident state.
Complete AHIP Certification: Pass the Medicare annual training through America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP).
Get E&O Insurance: Secure errors and omissions insurance for protection.
Contract with an FMO: Partner with a Field Marketing Organization for streamlined access to multiple carriers.
Get contract and appointment: Complete necessary requirements to sell Medicare products.
Key areas of study include deductibles, co-insurance, claims adjudication, networks (HMOs, PPOs), healthcare laws, ethics, and compliance.
Consider obtaining a life insurance license simultaneously for broader client offerings.
Complete and Pass AHIP Medicare Training
Pass the Medicare annual training and certification with at least 90% accuracy.
Certification begins around June or July for the following Medicare plan year.
Choosing an FMO
Select a Field Marketing Organization that aligns with your needs.
Errors and Omissions Insurance (E&O)
Obtain E&O insurance to protect against legal actions due to misinformation.
Most carriers require E&O insurance.
Submit required documents to carriers for appointments.
Fulfill state-specific continuing education requirements, including ethics and area-specific training.
Medicare Agent Training
Commit to ongoing Medicare agent training offered by your FMO.
Stay informed on compliance, sales language, and marketing strategies.
Becoming a Medicare insurance agent requires planning, preparation, and patience.
Follow these steps for a successful, six-figure career.
Consider Agent Pipeline for comprehensive support, including training, marketing assistance, and contracts with top carriers.
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