News updates from The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Read more.
New Law Expands Income Limits for Prescription Assistance for Older Pa. Residents
The Pennsylvania Department of Aging announced a new law that expands eligibility limits for the Pharmaceutical Assistance Contract for the Elderly Needs Enhancement Tier (PACENET). Governor Tom Wolf signed the legislation into law that allows an additional 100,000 older adults to now become eligible to be a part of the program, with enrollment starting this month. Read more.
Over 60 senators express support for Medicare Advantage
More than 60 Senate lawmakers signed a letter to CMS Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure urging the CMS to maintain stability in the Medicare Advantage program as it considers the annual final rates for plan year 2023. The CMS should ensure that any "payment or policy changes allow Medicare Advantage plans to continue to provide the patient-centered care that 43% of Medicare-eligible Americans rely on every day," they wrote. Read more.
Highmark | OTC Benefit
Some of Highmark's Medicare Advantage plans feature a quarterly allowance that can be used to purchase non-prescription health and wellness items. Following are answers to some common questions about this useful benefit. Read more.
Highmark | Important Change to Prior Authorization Requirements
Highmark wants to make you aware of an important change regarding out-of-area prior authorization/precertification requirements that will affect our mutual clients' members in products that have out-of-area and/or out-of-network coverage. Read more.
United Health Care | 2022 Pennsylvania Rate Information for AARP Medicare Supplement Plans
Effective June 1, 2022, the rates in Pennsylvania will change. Please click on the button below to view rates for new enrollees with initial plan effective dates of June 1, 2022 to May 1, 2023. Read more.
Aetna | Healthy Rewards Program Flyers - Another Great Reason To Enroll In Our MAPD Plans (qualify through 12/31/22)
Yet another great reason to sell Aetna Medicare MA/MAPD/DSNP in 2022! Help members stay healthy and earn up to $200, redeemable for gift cards, by completing eligible health activities by December 31, 2022. Read more.
United Health Care | Join a Live Chat for Pennsylvania for AARP Medicare Supplement Plan Updates and Agent Q&A
Don't forget to join us for Medicare Supplement Mondays for AARP Medicare Supplement Insurance Plans from UnitedHealthcare for Pennsylvania! Register now.
Webinar Wednesdays: Highmark Senior Markets Broker Trainings
Your local Highmark Medicare Broker Representatives will be offering monthly webinars starting in February and running through July. Register now.
3/21 GlicRX Onboarding Webinar
If you are an agent in the health insurance market, please join URL Insurance Group for a webinar on March 21st at 11am EST to learn how you can save your clients money on their prescription drugs costs. We have formed a relationship with GlicRX a discount prescription drug card.
You will learn:
- The history of GlicRX
- How it helps your clients
- How to get started
3/24 GlicRX Training Webinar
Previously, URL Insurance Group hosted a webinar to introduce the new relationship with GlicRX discount prescription drug card.
Join us on March 24th at 1pm EST for a follow up to show you:
- How to sign up a client
- Resource center
- Reporting, and more
3/29 Agency Builder: Structuring Your Agency
Now that you've started building your agency, it's time to figure out how to structure it. On March 29th at 10am EST join URL's Director of Licensing & Contracting, Tish Whitesel, along side Medicare Offerings VP, Christy Wilbert for a webinar on this topic.
In this installment of our Building an Agency series we'll discuss:
- Contracting downline agents (licensed only agent vs. independent), and
- Protecting your investment Compensation structure
4/5 Lunch & Learn with Wellcare
Join us for an in-house lunch and learn on April 5th at 11:30am EST. We'll meet Wellcare staff and learn more about the benefits they offer.
In this seminar we'll discuss:
- DSNP Lead opportunity
- Relationship between PA Health & Wellness and Wellcare Medicare (Allwell)
- All-star local sales support team
- Helping you grow & diversify your business
- Competitive compensation
- Strong products in DSNP, $0 HMO, and PPO markets
- PA market updates and what’s to come
4/19 Agency Builder: Starting an LLC
Join us for a webinar on April 19th at 10am EST as Christy Wilbert, Medicare Offerings VP at URL Insurance Group and a special guest, discuss common questions about setting up a LLC. When you start to build your agency, it can be hard to know where to begin. We've put together a simple, step-by-step guide to help you get started. Come learn how. Register now.
5/24 Get your foot in the door with Medicare
The great thing about selling Medicare is that it’s a need, not a want. You're not pushing or selling a product to your client. You're educating them and becoming a trusted resource in the process. Join us for webinar on May 24th at 10am EST.
During the webinar you will learn:
- Sales techniques
- Cross-selling techniques
- Best processes for retention
- How to get loyal clients