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Manhattan Life and New Era Offices Closed Due to Hurricane Harvey

On behalf of the Eldercare family, we would like to express our sympathy to all policy holders and agents impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Due to the unfortunate circumstances, Manhattan Life’s and New Era’s home offices, located in Houston, TX, are

Posted in Company Information, Uncategorized

Did you miss our Post AEP Webinar Series? Download a copy here!

Our Post AEP Webinar Series is an agent favorite!  If you missed it, enter your information here to receive your copy.  We address sales strategies, ancillary products, dual and chronic SNP plans and much more!

Posted in Company Information, Helpful Tips, Hospital Indemnity, Industry News, Medicare Advantage/Part D Prescription, Medicare Supplements, Sales Tips

Federal Judge Blocks Aetna-Humana Merger

The $37 billion merger between Aetna and Humana insurance companies was blocked by a federal judge Monday, January 23rd, 2017.  Judge John D. Bates stated that there were “serious concerns” that the merger “would be likely to substantially lessen competition

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

Join Us for Post AEP Endurance Training!

Join us every Thursday in January for Post AEP Endurance Training!  We are ready to get you energized to sell like it’s AEP all year long. Click Here to register for one of our webinars- we’ll be training every Thursday

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

Happy New Year!

We hope 2017 is your best year yet! Our offices will be closed Monday, January 2nd, 2017 in observance of New Years Day. Please enjoy the holiday with family and friends!

Posted in Company Information

Happy Holidays from EIS!

We wish you a happy holiday season!  We are thankful for all of your hard work, and hope you take time to enjoy your family and friends. Our offices will be closed Friday, December 23rd, 2016 and Monday, December 26th,

Posted in Company Information

Antitrust Trial for Aetna-Humana Merger Underway

On December 5th, the trial for the antitrust lawsuit filed by the Department of Justice (DOJ) attempting to block the merger of Medicare insurance companies Aetna and Humana began with opening arguments. The Department of Justice filed the suit against

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

2016 AEP is on its way out, 2017 Plan Year is on its way in!

There are only seven days left in 2016 AEP!  We know you’re busy seeing your last clients and finishing up your apps, but don’t forget that just as quickly as AEP is over, a brand new year begins.  You will

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

Pre-Existing Conditions, Waiting Periods, and Creditable Coverage

As you are going through products this AEP, you may be caught off guard by seeing the “waiting period for pre-existing conditions” terminology for some products.  While companies can’t enforce coverage waiting periods on clients for pre-existing conditions alone, they

Posted in Company Information, Helpful Tips, Medicare Supplements

Aetna Announces $0 Commissions for Some ACA State Individual Plans

Aetna recently announced that they will not pay any commissions for 2017 ACA individual plans in the following states: Arkansas, Arizona, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah and West Virginia A 2017 off-exchange individual

Posted in Affordable Care Act, Company Information