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CMS announces plans to strength Medicaid program

Earlier this week, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced plans to improve the integrity of CMS’s Medicaid Program. While most of the responsibility for proper medicaid payment is left to the state, CMS has put in place a

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2019 UHC Certifications launch June 25th

Mark your calendars! Starting Monday, June 25, you can certify to sell 2019 UnitedHealthcare products. Certify early! The sales materials portal will open mid-August for Enrollment Guide orders! By certifying early, you can ensure you’ll have materials ready to go

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WellCare expanding Medicaid membership by purchasing Meridian for $2.5 billion

WellCare Health Plans announced Tuesday they have agreed to acquire Medicaid insurer, Meridian Health Plan, for $2.5 billion. Along with the large volume of Medicaid recipients and benefits, WellCare will also benefit from adding MeridianRx to its portfolio. On Tuesday,

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2019 AHIP

AHIP’s 2018 Medicare + Fraud, Waste and Abuse Training will no longer be available as of Friday, June 15 at 12:01 am CT. The 2019 AHIP will release on Monday, June 18, 2019.  The America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) compliance training

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Attention All Humana Agents:

Often a client is scared to pull the trigger or may want to shop around before selecting a Medicare plan. Humana has made life easier on their agents. They just released is a consumer-driven enrollment process that allows prospects to complete an

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Medicaid Recipients up for discount for Amazon Prime

Amazon Prime membership is something frequent Amazon shoppers love. It includes free, fast shipping- usually within 2 days, and video streaming all for an annual fee of $99. This is a pretty penny if your on a fixed income. Amazon

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CMS is planning to allow Medicare beneficiaries to contract directly with physicians

On Monday, CMS announced they are seeking to release a direct provider contract model that would allow providers to take further accountability for the cost and quality of a designated population to drive better beneficiary outcomes. This new model would

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Make it the right time to buy

It is never the right time to buy nor is enough money saved…EVER! It is our job as insurance agents to encourage our clients to act now! We have a responsibility to educate them that it is never convenient to purchase health

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2019 payments to Medicare Advantage plans increases 3.4 percent

Last week the government stated it would increase 2019 payments to the health insurers that manage Medicare Advantage insurance plans for seniors and the disabled by 3.40 percent. This is due to the higher-than-expected rise of enrollments reflecting a projection

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Spring cleaning for life and health

Spring cleaning is typically referred to as a time to deep clean after those cold dreary days. We are beyond ready to open and air out the house, let the fresh air in and start anew. How about applying this to

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