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The 2020 Blue Cross Medicare Options producer certification training will be available July 8, 2019

2020 MAPD/PDP AHIP Certification Training Launches June 17, 2019

Next week, producers can access the America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) training curriculum. This is Part 1 of the 2020 Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug (MAPD) and stand-alone Prescription Drug Plan (PDP) certification training that’s required to sell our MAPD/PDP policies. 

In July, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana (BCBSMT) will launch Part 2 of the 2020 MAPD/PDP certification training. All individual producers and subproducers, including agency principals, must complete both Part 1 and Part 2 of the training. Agency principals will also be required to complete agency tasks in order for all subproducers to be deemed certified.

AHIP Fee Reduced for BCBSMT Producers
BCBSMT has negotiated with AHIP on a $125 fee for their certification training. That’s a savings of $50 off AHIP’s standard fee of $175. To take advantage of this savings, you will need to access AHIP’s training via a link that will be provided next week.   

AHIP Log in, Course and Exam Information
When the AHIP training becomes available on June 17, be sure to have your National Producer Number (NPN) on hand to log in and register. Producers will need to complete the following courses, exam and attestation on AHIP’s training platform:

  1. Medicare Basics
  2. Rules and Regulations
  3. Fraud, Waste and Abuse
  4. Fraud, Waste and Abuse Exam
  5. Non-Discrimination Disclosure
  6. 2019 Final Exam
  7. 2019 General Compliance Attestation


Resource Page for 2019 MAPD/PDP Certification
BCBSMT has developed the
Medicare Producer Certification Resource Page to keep you up to date on everything you need to know to certify to sell 2019 products. Be sure to save this page as a favorite or bookmark.

BCBSMT Certification Webinar
This week, we are holding a live webinar on preparing for and completing our certification requirements. Though registration for the webinar has closed, we will post a link to a recording of 2019 MAPD/PDP Producer Certification Preparation Guide as soon as it’s available.

Login Instructions for 2019 MAPD/PDP Certification Training​​

Complete the 2019 Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug Plan (MAPD) and the stand-alone prescription drug plan (PDP) certifications on the HCSC/Compliance Management Portal (CMP).

Part 1: America's Health Insurance Plans' (AHIP) Medicare certification training

Part 2: Blue Cross Medicare OptionsSM Certification training are available on the HCSC/CMP site.

In order to direct you to the appropriate curriculum assignment, please follow these steps after logging in to the HCSC/CMP site:

  1. Enter your National Producer Number (NPN) without the leading zeros in the User ID field.
  2. Once prompted to move to the profile page, verify your demographic information and enter your 10-digit NPN in the Employee ID field.
  3. Enter your previously created password

New users follow these steps to create a profile before proceeding to your curriculum assignment:

  1. Select Create an Account
  2. Enter your 10-digit NPN in the NPN field
  3. Create your password

​​All producers seeking to market or sell 2019 Blue Cross Medicare Options plans will need to access all certification training through the AHIP website.

FAQ's - Question and Answers about 2020 Certification Requirements

If you have any questions or issues, please call the Producer Service Center toll free at 855-782-4272, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., CT.