Monthly Archives: September 2016

Help Your Clients Protect Themselves from Fraud this AEP

AEP is a busy time for insurance agents – it’s also a busy time for identity thieves and Medicare fraudsters.  While you’re visiting your clients this season, be sure to give them these four tips to help safeguard their identity and

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

Final AEP Prep Webinar This Thursday!

Did you miss the opportunity to hop on one of our AEP prep webinars this month?  You still have a chance- don’t miss our final AEP Prep Webinar this Thursday, September 29th, at 10:00 a.m. central time!  We’ll discuss: Correct

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Few Medicare Advantage Enrollees Switch Plans Annually

A recent study from Kaiser Family Foundation shows that only about 11% of Medicare Advantage enrollees are voluntarily switching plans annually despite savings benefits.  The study shows that on average, enrollees that take advantage of the annual AEP and change

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

Medicare Spending Increased Over 1,000% on EpiPens Between 2007 and 2014

If you’ve been keeping up with the news over the past couple of months, you are sure to have heard the outrage over EpiPen price increases.  Medicare is no stranger to the financial blow dealt by the rise in costs- the

Posted in Industry News, Medicare Information

This Week, September 15th-21st, is National Medicare Education Week!

This week beginning today, September 15th, is National Medicare Education Week.  Medicare can be a very confusing topic- especially for those who are just becoming eligible and have important decisions to make about how they would like to receive their

Posted in Helpful Tips, Medicare Information

Taken Your AHIP Yet? Check Out our Website Walk-Through

If you are an agent planning to sell Medicare Advantage and/or Part D prescription drug plans this AEP, you will most likely need to complete your AHIP training to sell a broad and competitive array of products.  Check out our

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Cigna Expects to Remain Under CMS Sanctions through AEP 2017

Yesterday, September 6th, Cigna stated in a filing to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that they expect to remain under CMS sanctions for the 2017 Annual Enrollment Period.  This will prohibit them from selling Medicare Advantage and Part D

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

Are You Ready? 2017 AEP Prep Series Begins Thursday

Are you ready for AEP? Join us for our AEP Prep Webinar Series every Thursday in September to make sure you make the most out of 2017 AEP! This webinar meets 4 times. Thu, Sep 8, 2016 10:00 AM –

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Seniors Shocked to Discover Automatic Medicare Advantage Enrollment through Medicare Approved “Seamless Conversion”

Some seniors are learning in a not-so-seamless way that they have been enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan through a Medicare-approved process called “seamless conversion”. Seamless conversion is a process provided to insurers that allows them to automatically enroll those

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

Eliminating Social Security Numbers from Medicare Cards Creates Lengthy Data Project

CMS’s move to eliminate social security numbers from the faces of Medicare identification cards was a welcomed and necessary move towards recipient protection; however, it has created a lengthy data management project. In the 2015 Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization

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