Coming to a Market Near You- Aetna Pays $10 to Attend a Meeting

Nov 5, 2015

  1. wehotex
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    Aetna seems to be completely shitting on their agents. I just went to my member's home to explain 2016 benefits when he showed me the Aetna invite to attend an area meeting. The piece says that it will mail a $10 GIFT CARD for the member to attend to get "one on one advice from a representative. Call 1-855-860-1538 to talk to a Licensed Agent." He thought that I was part of it. I told him that I was not aware of it and was not a part of it. When he asked why they'd do that, I just told him that companies don't really support people anymore- it's just the way that it is in today's world-- which is all of the energy that I had to add to the discussion for a late night appointment.
     
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    I saw this DM piece at a customers house last week. I thought it was surprising that CMS approved it, since the AHIP clearly states that we can't give anyone a gift card or anything readily convertible to cash .
     
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    Independence BCBS here in the Philly market has been running a insert in the local papers advertising a $15 gift card for attending a seminar. No idea how they are getting around that.
     
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    A gift card isn't convertible to cash. I can go to a restaurant and by a $10 gift card. It can only be used for food. Same with grocery store. Or for adult diapers. (I get those for Somarco on his birthday).

    Rick
     
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    We used to give out $10 gas cards. Same as a gift card. It was perfectly fine.
     
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    You dress up in diapers for his birthday?
     
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    They are an invite to seminars. I've written four of those seminars so far, more to go. I am independent, but have a great record with Aetna so I was asked to do four that are close to my office.
     
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    Yeah, and you should see what he does with the pacifier later on! Yukkkk!!!
     
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    Thanks for ruining my night.....:swoon:
     
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    How do you "by" a gift card? Down here in the south east we use the word "buy" when speaking of purchasing something. Must be different in California.
     
    sman, Nov 6, 2015
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