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Cigna And Express Scripts Deal Completed

For those that don’t already know Cigna has been acquiring Express Scripts to try and generate meaningful savings in medical and pharmacy costs for its members. The $54 billion acquisition completed December 20, 2018. David Cordani, Cigna’s president, said the

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

Post AEP Survey Results and Analysis

How are you feeling about this AEP? The average answer was 71, with 0 being awful and 100 being amazing. AEP can be really stressful especially due to the time crunch so we are happy that our agents averaged out

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

AEP Ends Today!

Submit Applications direct to the Carrier! please do NOT send us the copies Also, Applications must be received by the carrier by December 7th at 11:59 p.m.  Received date is not reflected in the postmark but by the date the carrier has the

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

Important Medicare Guidelines for Holiday and Thank You Cards

As the holiday season is upon us, there are important Medicare guidelines to follow as you are writing out those holiday and thank you cards. These guidelines apply to all Thank You, Holiday and Greeting Cards. Permitted Statements A simple

Posted in Helpful Tips, Medicare Information

CVS And Aetna Have Until Dec. 14 To Show Why Their Consolidation Shouldn’t Be Held Off

In a highly unusual move, a federal judge on Monday told pharmacy giant CVS Health Corp and the insurer Aetna that they can’t start their consolidation and must keep their management separate until he weighs in on their $70 billion merger.

Posted in Industry News

What is CVS Health going to do with the Aetna business?

We are excited to share that CVS Health, the nation’s premier health innovation company, has completed its acquisition of Aetna. The combination of CVS Health and Aetna is a transformative moment for our company and our industry. With the combined

Posted in Industry News

Medicare Approved Amounts vs. Doctor and Supplier Billed Amounts

Just because someone googles the amount of a hip replacement or an MRI and gets an outrageous price does NOT mean that is the price they will be charged.  Yes, there is a difference between the Medicare-approved amount and the

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

Diabetic Supplies Through Mail Order Pharmacy

This is great news!  Members contracted through Allwell can get their diabetic supplies through the mail order pharmacy – i.e. insulin supplies, needles, lancets. Allwell Mail Order Pharmacies For certain kinds of prescription drugs, you can use their network mail order

Posted in Medicare Advantage/Part D Prescription, Uncategorized

CMS Blackout Period: Nov 9-17

CMS STOPS PROCESSING ENROLLMENTS DURING THIS PERIOD. They are updating their systems and unfortunately it happens during AEP because it has to be done before the new year begins. Agents still turn in applications as usual, they will just show as pending until they

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

Omaha Health Insurance Company’s Sanction Lifted In Florida

“We are pleased to announce that Mutual of Omaha has received all necessary licenses and approvals and will offer its Medicare Prescription Drug Plans in the state of Florida, effective immediately. An administrative issue with our license to sell Part

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