Monthly Archives: April 2016

Medigap Agents Attend 2016 Conference in Kansas City

The American Association for Medicare Supplement Insurance began their annual 3-day agent conference in Kansas City, Missouri on Monday, April 25th. Projections for attendance were up 19% from last year.  Agents were able to attend sessions on compliance, sales strategies, and

Posted in Helpful Tips, Industry News, Medicare Supplements, Sales Tips

California or Bust! Eldercare’s Path to Success is Coming Your Way

Eldercare Insurance Services, Inc. is headed to California!  Join us for breakfast, prizes, cash, and all of the hot new industry products and news for the ACA, Medicare Supplement, and Medicare Advantage markets. We know you don’t like boring seminars-

Posted in Affordable Care Act, Company Information, Final Expense, Hospital Indemnity, Industry News, Medicare Advantage/Part D Prescription, Medicare Supplements, Sales Tips

UHC Leaving Most PPACA States

UnitedHealth has announced it will exit it’s PPACA plans from all but “a handful” of states with plans to withdraw from at least five in 2017.  UHC is leaving the market because of it’s high risk and lack of profit

Posted in Affordable Care Act, Industry News

4 Ways to Build Your Mental Muscle

Just like a bodybuilder didn’t decide to wake up one day with six-pack abs and guns of steel, you can’t snap your fingers and be a smarter person.  Are some more genetically predispositioned for both?  Sure.  Is it possible for

Posted in Helpful Tips, Sales Tips

CMS Issues Agent & Broker Slides for “Assisting Consumers with Complex Situations”

On March 30th, CMS hosted a webinar to provide agents & brokers information on how to navigate client situations that would be considered complex.  Slides are now available on the Agents and Brokers Resources webpage along with additional reference materials.

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

NAIC Releases Proposed Medigap Chart for 2020

The National Association of Insurance Commissioners released a proposed Medicare Supplement chart for the year 2020. The chart shows plans C and F, but they are pulled aside and notated they are only available for those first eligible for Medicare

Posted in Industry News, Medicare Supplements

Want to be Found Online? Try a Google My Business Account

Many agents have contacted me asking “Is there anything I can do to help me be found on Google search?”   That is a loaded question- and the answer is yes, there are many things you can do that will

Posted in Helpful Tips

CMS Finalizes Medicare Advantage 2017 Payment Rates

CMS released the new 2017 payment rates for Medicare Advantage and Part D prescription drug plans on Monday, April 4th.  The rates were only raised an average of 0.85% instead of the projected 1.35%, but after a coding trend is

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