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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2019 Walmart Medicare Retail Program!

We are very pleased to offer our agents the opportunity to be a part of the 2019 AEP Walmart Retail program! Offer Medicare Advantage & ACA Plans during AEP Personal Kiosk Provided Reimbursement on Store fees Hands-On Guidance from Eldercare’s

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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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Walmart talks about buying Humana

The Wall Street Journal released yesterday that Walmart, Inc. is in the early stages of discussion to acquire Humana, Inc. The two have been working together since 2010, selling low-cost prescription drug plans to medicare beneficiaries. One report states, “for Walmart,

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CVS and Aetna merge to surge

Another merge in the making….shareholders for Aetna and CVS recently approved the merge by 97%. If approved, the nation’s largest pharmacy network will acquire the third-largest health insurer and is set to be finalized by the second half of the year.

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