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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

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

World Mental Health Day: Does Medicare Cover Mental Health?

Yes, there are mental health benefits in Original Medicare. If you get your Medicare benefits through a Medicare Advantage Plan (like an HMO or PPO) or other Medicare health plan, check your plan’s membership materials, and call the plan for details

Posted in Medicare Information, Uncategorized

New Medicare Card – Update

The newly-designed Medicare cards continues to successfully mail out from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). We are excited to share with you important progress updates with you. CMS is constantly focusing on fraud and protecting identities of

Posted in Industry News, Medicare Information

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

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

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

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

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,

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