Monthly Archives: October 2018

Medicare AEP Week 3: Hocus Pocus Everybody Focus

  Welcome to week 3 of Medicare AEP.  Making choices about Medicare is scary, so make sure your clients are aware you are there for them. Let’s focus on making sure seniors healthcare needs are covered. Eldercare Insurance Services now offers

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What Does A “Successful” AEP Actually Mean?

  The 2nd week of AEP is already done and gone. That means there are only 6 weeks left. Even though it seems AEP just started the count down until the end has begun. So where do you stand on

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Available PartD And Medicare Advantage Plans for 2019

More than 20 million Medicare beneficiaries (34%) are enrolled in Medicare Advantage plans, which are mainly HMOs and PPOs offered by private insurers as an alternative to the traditional Medicare program. In 2018 the  largest segment of the Medicare Part D

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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

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Notice of Immediate Imposition of Intermediate Sanction to Omaha Health Insurance Company

On October 12, 2018 the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) informed Omaha Health Insurance Company (OHIC) of its determination to immediately impose an intermediate sanction (Suspension of Enrollment and Marketing) on the following Prescription Drug Plan Contract: S7126 (Service areas

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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

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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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What’s the new Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period (OEP)?

Agents rejoice, there is now an extra 3 month opportunity to sell Medicare Advantage plans beyond the 54-day Annual Enrollment Period!  Effective January 1st, 2019, the Open Enrollment Period (OEP) will make its way back to the market and provide clients

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CVS Aetna Merge Update: Justice Department OKs

Federal antitrust regulators required CVS Health and Aetna to end Aetna’s Medicare prescription drug plan business before moving ahead with the companies’ planned $69 billion merger. Which is why Aetna announced late last month that WellCare Health Plans will buy Aetna’s Medicare

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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

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