Order Your AEP 2019 Supplies On Time

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Learn tips and tricks so you can order your AEP 2019 supplies on time!

Order Your AEP 2019 Supplies On Time

Ready or not – here it comes! AEP is quickly approaching and it’s important you are fully prepared and have all the necessary supplies and enrollment kits. How can you make sure you receive your enrollment kits by October 15? Keep reading and we’ll let you in on our favorite tips and tricks.

Understand the Medicare Supplies Ordering Process

It’s important you understand how to order your supplies long before the first order needs to be placed. Each carrier can have a different ordering process so it’s important you are able to answer the following questions:

  • When will you be able to purchase supplies?
  • Does the enrollment kit contain everything you need? Do you need to order anything separately? What is included?
  • Will any enrollment kits be sent automatically after you complete your certification? If so, how many?
  • Is there a limit on how many kits you can purchase at one time? If so, are there exceptions?
  • How do you order the supplies? Can you order over the phone, email, fax or website?
  • How long will it take for you to receive your order?

Complete your Medicare Advantage Certifications Early

Carriers won’t allow you to purchase enrollment kits until you’re ready to sell – this means completing your certifications! You know how  “the early bird gets the worm?” Well in this case, the certified agent gets the enrollment kits! Complete your Medicare Advantage and Part D certifications early to help relieve a bit of your stress before AEP begins. It is so important to understand that if you put off completing your certifications, you will be unable to start selling on October 15th.

Pre-order Whenever Possible

AEP is a stressful time of year and you need to stay prioritized. If you’re looking to reduce your stress, being proactive can help. This means pre-ordering your enrollment kits when possible. It’s important to understand that consumer-facing medicare materials for the upcoming year cannot be released until after October 1. Most carriers will start shipping enrollment kits and supplies on this date. If you pre-order, that means your orders are the first to be processed during this short 15-day window! This gives you a better possibility of getting your materials early enough to get organized and ready to hit the ground running on October 15th. Pro tip: some carriers will even let agents who certify early pre-order their enrollment kits early!

Don’t Wait

There’s so much you can do to prepare for AEP, so why wait? If you want to maximize even more time, remember you can schedule appointments starting October 1 even though you can’t collect an enrollment until October 15. When you think about it, your success during AEP is heavily impacted by how well you prepare beforehand. Are you doing all you can so you’re able to excel this AEP?

Kelsey Davis
Kelsey Davis
Marketing Manager at Senior Market Advisors
After studying marketing and design at Butler University, Kelsey joined us to help with social media, content writing, and email marketing. When she's not in the office, you can probably find her watching The Office or designing prints for her Etsy shop! Fun fact: When she was in school, she spent a summer interning in Australia and while there, she swam in the Great Barrier Reef!