Professional designations are important for a professional's career in any industry.
It shows they have reached a benchmark in their career. They have achieved a certain level of knowledge and experience that sets them apart from their peers.
It says to clients, peers, management, and executives, that the professional with the designation has the knowledge and experience necessary to be exceptional in their field.
Some well-known professional designations, along with their professional experience requirement, are:
CPA - Certified Public Accountant - (2 years of professional experience required*)
CFP- Certified Financial Planner - (3 years of professional experience required*)
CPCU- Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter - (2 years of professional experience req.*)
CLU- Chartered Life Underwriter - (3 years of professional experience required*)
LUTCF- Life Underwriter Training Council Fellow - (0 years of professional experience req.*)
And now, the premier designations for agents specializing in Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplement/PDPs:
CMIP® - Certified Medicare Insurance Planner - (7 years of professional experience required)
CMIS™ - Certified Medicare Insurance Specialist - (5 years of professional experience required)
* For details, go to the respective websites of these designations.
What separates you as an experienced Medicare Advantage / PDP producing agent from the inexperienced? In the eyes of the public, they are licensed agents and have been approved to sell Medicare Advantage / PDP plans just like you.
With an influx of new agents getting into the senior market, there is a need to distinguish yourself as an experienced, knowledgeable, and ethical MA/PDP-producing agent. Our professional designations do just that.
Until now, there was nothing available that distinguished you from the agents with less experience in the eyes of Medicare beneficiaries, Carriers, FMOs, and colleagues.
As you and all experienced MA/PDP producing agents know, there is a vast difference between a licensed new agent and one that has several years of experience and knowledge.
As an experienced Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplement/PDP agent, you've spent hundreds of hours testing, certifying, and training to meet CMS and State Insurance Department requirements.
Shouldn't all that work count for something?
YES, IT DOES!
Certified Medicare Insurance Planner™ - CMIP® is our premier, coveted, professional designation available to active, licensed health agents, in good standing, that have at least 7 years of experience as an active licensed health agent and can show 7 years of passing AHIP, or Carrier MA/PDP annual certification, while maintaining high ethical standards.
Certified Medicare Insurance Specialist™ - CMIS™ is our professional designation available to active, licensed health agents, in good standing, that have at least 5 years of experience as an active, licensed health agent and can show 5 years of passing AHIP, or Carrier MA/PDP annual certification, while maintaining high ethical standards.
Certified Medicare Insurance Representative™ - CMIR™ is our entry-level designation available to active, licensed health agents, in good standing, that have at least 3 years of experience as an active, licensed health agent and can show 3 years of passing AHIP, or Carrier MA/PDP annual certification, while maintaining high ethical standards.
Our designations let your clients know that you possess our core "K.E.E." values of knowledge, experience, and high ethical standards they are looking for in an agent.
Because we credit the years of education, testing, certification, and training that you've already received, in lieu of more redundant testing to qualify for our designations, your costs are greatly reduced. We place an emphasis on your experience and ethics.
If you meet these criteria and want to advance your career, join our family of professionals committed to excellence by clicking on the link below:
CMIP® -The premier, professional designation for experienced and ethical Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplement / Prescription Drug Plan producing health insurance agents.
The CMIP®, CMIS™, and CMIR™ professional designations have been reviewed and approved by a state insurance department legal counsel as being in compliance with the National Association of Insurance Commissioners Model Regulation 278-1 on the use of senior-specific certifications and professional designations.
Currently not available to resident agents operating in California and Connecticut.
The CMIP® professional designation has been determined by FINRA® to be appropriate for listing on the FINRA® website database for professional designations.
Go to: https://www.finra.org/investors/professional-designations/cmip for more information.
Certified Medicare Insurance Planner™, DBA is a Professional Designation and Credentialing Organization for the Insurance industry. We are not an Agency, FMO, or IMO. Our Professional Designation Holder Members do not solicit insurance business through Certified Medicare Insurance Planner™, DBA. "CMIP®, CMIS™, CMIR™, Certified Medicare Insurance Planner™, Certified Medicare Insurance Specialist™, and Certified Medicare Insurance Representative™, are all owned by the parent company of Certified Medicare Insurance Planner™, DBA, The Life Man®, LLC, and authorizes the use of by individuals who have met Certified Medicare Insurance Planner™, DBA administration’s initial and ongoing certification requirements.” The Federal Government, CMS, and Medicare do not affiliate with or endorse ANY professional designation, which would include the CMIP®, CMIS™, and CMIR™ designations.