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2025 Medicare Certification

The 2025 Medicare Certification is quickly closing in and Advocate Financial is here to make sure all agents are ready for the certification process! 

As the 2025 Medicare certification season draws near, it is essential for agents to get ready for the upcoming AHIP (America's Health Insurance Plans) and NABIP (National Association of Business Insurance Professionals) certifications, which will be available in just over a month. Agents tend to choose to wait on starting the certification process until major carriers release their specific training for the 2025 season, this is usually because those specific carriers offer discounted trainings through their portals. 

What is AHIP and NABIP?
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AHIP (America's Health Insurance Plans)

Established in 2003 through the merger of the Health Insurance Association of America and the American Association of Health Plans, AHIP offers Medicare training that is recognized by CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) and accepted by all Medicare insurance carriers nationwide. AHIP certification is a crucial credential for agents, ensuring compliance and proficiency in the Medicare market. 

NABIP (National Association of Business Insurance Professionals)

Founded in 1930, NABIP is a non-profit association dedicated to promoting the interests of those engaged in selling health insurance products and services. NABIP has a nationwide presence with numerous chapters supporting its mission. In recent years, NABIP introduced its Medicare training program, providing an alternative to AHIP and enhancing competitive options for agents. For more information about NABIP's training, and you can find more information about the association here.

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Major Dates for the 2025 Medicare Certifications:

As agents gear up for the 2025 Annual Enrollment Period (AEP), it's essential to plan and complete all required certifications promptly. Here are the announced dates for AHIP and several national carriers' training launches:

These dates as well as many more that will be released later in the year will mark the beginning of the verification period, allowing agents to start their training and ensure they are ready for the upcoming AEP. It is advisable to begin as early as possible to avoid the rush and ensure ample time for study and completion. 

Why Timing Matters

Starting your certification process early not only provides peace of mind but also ensures you have sufficient time to digest the material, complete exams, and address any unforeseen issues that may arise. Additionally, taking advantage of carrier discounts on training through their portals can lead to significant cost savings. 

Advocate Financial Is Here To Help

Advocate Financial is dedicated to ensuring agents are fully prepared for the 2025 Medicare Certification season. By providing discounted access to training, comprehensive educational resources, personalized support, ongoing education, networking opportunities, advanced technology, and robust marketing support, Advocate Financial empowers agents to succeed and excel in the Medicare market. 

For more information on how Advocate Financial can assist you with your Medicare certifications, contact our support team at AgentSupport@myadvocatefinancial.com. Prepare with confidence and take advantage of the numerous resources available to make your certification process as smooth and successful as possible! 

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