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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

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

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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

Halftime Report For The Annual Enrollment Period

AEP runs for 8 weeks and we are starting week 4 today. Which means you technically have 5 weeks left. Carriers are still accepting certifications if you would still like to give AEP a try for additional business. Email info@eisgroup.net

Posted in Company Information, Medicare Advantage/Part D Prescription, Medicare Information, Uncategorized

CMS Releases 2019 Medicare Parts A & B Premiums and Deductibles, Pinching High-Income Enrollees

On October 12, 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the 2019 premiums, deductibles, and coinsurance amounts for the Medicare Part A and Part B programs. “CMS is committed to empowering beneficiaries with the information they need

Posted in Industry News, Medicare Information

Should Drug Ads Put Their Prices?

  The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) posted a draft of regulations that would add price disclosure requirements for TV ads promoting prescription drugs and biological products. The proposed regulation would affect an organization that advertises a prescription

Posted in Medicare Advantage/Part D Prescription, Medicare Information, Uncategorized

The Best Advice For A Successful Medicare Annual Enrollment Period (AEP)

AEP IS HERE! It’s the early hours of AEP, we thought now is a good time give some advice for a successful AEP. –Applications–  If your handwriting is hard to read, this can cause typos when they are entering information and make your

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