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March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month- Promote Awareness

The National Cancer Institute estimates that in 2017, there were more than 135,000 new diagnoses and about 50,000 people in the United States who lost their lives to colorectal cancer.   Let your clients know there is a plan to

Posted in Cancer, Company Information

Happy Presidents Day!

Fun Fact: George Washington was the only president unanimously elected. Meaning all of the state representatives voted for him.

Posted in Uncategorized

February is Heart Health Awareness Month- Help your clients!

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. Every year, 1 in 4 deaths are caused by heart disease. Let your clients know there is a plan to help when the unexpected

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2018 Part A & B Deductibles Announced

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the 2018 premiums, deductibles, and coinsurance amounts for Medicare Part A and Part B programs on Friday, November 17, 2017. Looks like not much will change!  The Medicare Part B deducible will

Posted in Industry News, Medicare Information, Medicare Supplements

CMS announces a Special Enrollment Period (SEP) for Hurricane beneficiaries

CMS has established the following special enrollment period (SEP) to support Medicare beneficiaries impacted by hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria. Individuals who reside, or on a specified date, resided in an area affected by a hurricane in 2017 (linked below),

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CMS lifts sanction on Cigna HealthSprings Medicare Advantage

On Friday, June 16, 2017, The CMS has lifted sanctions it levied on Cigna Corp. in January 2016 after finding major problems with the health insurer’s Medicare Advantage plans.  Cigna-HealthSpring announced that they will be resuming marketing and enrollment of new

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

2018 AEP Retail Opportunity is here!

It’s that time again! The 2018 AEP retail opportunity is upon us. We are very excited to offer our agents the opportunity to bring your AEP business to a whole new level. Contact our office today to find out how

Posted in Medicare Advantage/Part D Prescription

Aetna Medicare agents are eligible for a discounted rate on Errors and Omission (E&O) insurance coverage

Aetna and Coventry Medicare agents are eligible to receive a discounted rate on E&O coverage through a special program administered by Gallagher MGA Insurance Services. E&O coverage packages are now available for agents and agencies. Click here to learn more.

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CMS Kicks-off campaign to prepare for New Medicare Cards for Seniors.

On Tuesday, May 30, 2017, CMS kicked-off a multi-faceted outreach campaign to help providers get ready for new Medicare cards. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is preparing a fraud prevention initiative that removes Social Security numbers from

Posted in Legislative News

Aetna to Completely Pull Out of ACA by 2018

Health insurance company Aetna announced it will completely withdraw from the ObamaCare (ACA) marketplace in 2018.  After pulling out of several states last year, Aetna has made the decision to pull out of the two remaining states, Delaware and Nebraska.

Posted in Affordable Care Act