Commission Calculator: Medicare Advantage & PDP
Easily find commissions for Medicare Advantage and PDP. Simply choose the state, effective date, and whether it's a new plan or a renewal/like plan change. Data is from CMS - Contract Year 2020 Agent and Broker Compensation Rate, Referral/Finder’s Fees, Submissions, and Training and Testing Requirements.
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Commissions for CA & NJ
Commissions for CT, DC, & PA
Commissions for All Other States
Commissions for Puerto Rico & U.S. Virgin Islands
Effective Dates and Proration Explained
- Carriers can only pay commissions for months a beneficiary is on the plan.
- Carriers can only pay commissions for a plan year during the plan year. Business written for the next plan year can't be paid until January 1.
- Payments at the Initial Rate for beneficiaries that are “new to Medicare” are for the full Initial Rate regardless of the effective date.
- Any payment at the Renewal Rate for beneficiaries that make a “like plan change” MUST be prorated.
Examples of New Plans vs. Like Plan Changes
Example 1: When Mrs. Smith enrolls in Part B, Agent Jones helps her enroll in a Medicare Advantage plan. If she has a 4/1/2020 effective date, Agent Jones will receive $510 (Mrs. Smith is “new to Medicare”).
Example 2: Mrs. Henderson has been on an MA plan for several years. She is eligible for an SEP and Agent Jones helps her enroll in a new MA plan with an 8/1/2020 effective date. Agent Jones will receive $106.25 (Mrs. Smith will be on the new MA plan for 5 months during 2020 and she made a “like plan change”; 5/12 x $255= $106.25).
Both Examples: Mrs. Smith’s and Mrs. Henderson's policies would renew on 1/1/2021 at the Renewal Rate.