National Insurance Markets, Inc.
Providing Agents with Specialty Health & Life since 1961.
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Highmark BlueShield Medicare Advantage and PDP Plans

:: Contracting & Appointment Information
:: Highmark Website
:: Commission Regulations
:: Central PA Medicare Supplement Plans
:: Medicare Products (MA, MAPD, PDP, Medigap) Training & Certification
:: Medicare Advantage & Prescription Drug Plan Materials

:: Highmark Senior Markets Producer Oversight Manual (8-2011)

Contracting & Appointment Information

:: Download the HBS Agent Contracting Documents

Senior Products contracts and appointment documentation may be submitted via mail or fax.


Highmark BlueShield Senior Products
National Insurance Markets, Inc
915 Saxonburg Blvd, Suite 217
Pittsburgh, PA 15223



Commission Regulations

Highmark will NOT pay commissions on:
• Medicare supplement products - Signature 65 (group)

Commissions will be paid on:
• Existing Highmark members moving from an Under-65 Commercial Individual or Group product to BlueRx or one of Highmark’s Medicare Advantage plans
• Existing Highmark Medicare supplement (MedigapBlue or Signature 65) and/or BlueRx members moving to one of Highmark’s Medicare Advantage plans
• Existing Highmark members moving from one Highmark Medicare Advantage product/plan to another Highmark Medicare Advantage product/plan

Medicare Products (MA, MAPD, PDP, Medigap) Training & Certification

Highmark 2017 Recertification Information:

The 2017 Highmark Medicare Sales Training and Certification Program is now available for agents who will be selling (or receiving renewals for) 2017 Medicare products (Medicare Advantage, Medicare Prescription Drug Plan and Medigap).

Please be aware of the NEW web address this year so if you have bookmarked it in the past you will need to update this information. Both new and returning agents will need to "Register as an Agent" upon logging in for the first time.

Below is the link for selling the Medicare products through National Insurance Markets. Upon the initial login, returning agents will see the appropriate training displayed on their dashboard. Please ensure if you are a new NEW agent to enter the following PIN in order to access our customized training: HMNI17. Similar to last year, all agents will be completing Medigap training as part of their certification.

URL www.sentinelelite.com

PIN for NEW Agents: HMNI17

First time completing the training?

If this is the agent's first time completing the training, they must select "Register as an Agent" to create a username and password. Once the agent registers, they will need to enter the PIN above on the Register tab located on their dashboard.

Training and Certification Program Requirements

As a reminder, agents are required to complete the training and certification program, and pass the exams with a score of 85% or better, prior to selling Medicare products. Agents will be given three (3) attempts at each exam.

Renewal Commissions

To receive renewal commissions on Highmark's Medicare plans for the 2017 plan year, agents must complete the above training and certification program prior to Jan. 1, 2017.

Remember, agents may not market 2017 Medicare products until Saturday, Oct. 1. Enrollment applications cannot be accepted until Saturday, Oct. 15.

AHIP Training Certifications

Please note: Highmark will accept AHIP training certifications as fulfillment of the Medicare Core and Fraud, Waste, and Abuse modules. The completion of the AHIP training is not mandatory.

Sales Sentinel User Guide

Click here for the 2017 Sales Sentinel User Guide. Any questions regarding the training should be directed to Gorman Health Group technical support at 1-888-439-3337.

Medicare Advantage & Prescription Drug Plan Materials

2017 Plan Information:
Product Materials:
:: 2017 C.PA & NE.PA FreedomBlue PPO Summary of Benefits
:: 2017 C.PA & NE.PA FreedomBlue PPO Evidence of Coverage
:: 2017 C.PA & NE.PA Community Blue PPO Summary of Benefits
:: 2017 C.PA & NE.PA Community Blue PPO Evidence of Coverage
:: 2017 BlueRx PDP Summary of Benefits

Misc Required Forms:
:: Highmark FreedomBlue SEP Form
:: Highmark SecurityBlue SEP Form
:: Highmark Other Ins Enrollment Addendum
:: Scope of Appointment Form (2017)


:: Goto Agent Licensing
:: Goto Applications & Forms


The content of this website is for producer use only. This content is not intended for direct consumer use. Medicare has neither reviewed nor endorsed this information.

National Insurance Markets, Inc is providing you with insurance options, including the plans and an estimate of the potential tax credit or subsidy for which you may be eligible through the government exchange. These options and estimates are dependent on the accuracy of the information that you provide to National Insurance Markets, Inc. Many variables can affect health plan and tax credit or subsidy eligibility. In addition, changing circumstances, such as an increase or decrease in income or additional dependents, can alter eligibility for plans and the tax credit/subsidy. While we can advise you on complicated insurance issues and assist you with selecting the plan that best meets your specific needs, official exchange plan or tax credit/subsidy eligibility can only be determined by the government's Health Insurance Marketplace.