Monthly Archives: April 2015

Are Your Clients Covered? Hospital Indemnity Plans Can Span the Space

Are you committed to protecting your clients from A to Z? Hospital Indemnity plans are a very useful tool you can pull from your product portfolio to cover copays, out-of-pocket maximums, and high deductibles. Many consumers are making the switch

Posted in Hospital Indemnity, Medicare Advantage/Part D Prescription, Medicare Supplements

Be on the Lookout- No More Social Security Numbers on Medicare Cards

Social Security numbers have long been used as the main identification number for Medicare recipients, but a new system is in the works. A clause in the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 signed on April 16th calls

Posted in Industry News, Legislative News

Sign Up to Sell ACA, Medicare Advantage, Med Supps, and Prescription Drug Plans in Wal-Mart Stores

“Healthcare Begins Here” is Wal-Mart’s in-store program that will staff 2,250 stores with independent insurance agents for both the Affordable Care Act and Medicare AEPs. This provides agents the opportunity to offer their services in a high-traffic, branded kiosk with

Posted in Affordable Care Act, Medicare Advantage/Part D Prescription, Medicare Supplements

Do You Have a Top-Performing Personality?

Personalities are unique to each given individual; some characteristics come more naturally while others may require some development. Studies have shown that top-performing sales representatives share some of the same characteristics that contribute to their success. Check out the qualities

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President Signs “Doc Fix” Bill Changing the Scope of Medicare

President Obama called reporters to the Rose Garden yesterday, April 16th, to witness the signing of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015. This bill, also known as the SGR Package, will cost around $214 billion and solve

Posted in Industry News, Legislative News, Medicare Supplements

Medicare Advantage Enrollment Shows Steady Increase

The uncertainty of payment rates to Medicare Advantage policy insurers has been a sore subject, but they were happy to learn on April 6th  that CMS announced they would be increasing their payment rates in 2016 by the largest percentage

Posted in Industry News, Legislative News, Medicare Advantage/Part D Prescription

Protect Your Clients with a New Final Expense Product!

Would you like to offer your clients a final expense product that has: A 5% spousal discount No annual policy fee Husband and wife on one application NO WET SIGNATURES- phone sales   This company also has face amounts from

Posted in Company Information, Final Expense

Final Expense Fallacies

One of the most valuable life lessons you may have learned is “don’t believe everything you hear”.  Unfortunately, that is sometimes easier said than done when you have heard the same information from different sources- and also when they are

Posted in Final Expense, Sales Tips

If Plan F Doesn’t Work Out, Do You Have a Plan G?

On March 31st, 2015 the H.R. 1470- SGR Repeal and Medicare Provider Payment Modernization Act of 2015- was referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice. This bill, also known as the “SGR Package” addresses the Repeal and

Posted in Industry News, Legislative News, Medicare Supplements

Step Up Your Game- 4 Tips to Winning Your Sales

Agents often communicate they feel overwhelmed by trying to build their client list and improve their sales- and many of those agents also recall a sport they loved at one point in their life. Growing your business shares many of

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