News updates from The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Read more.
Relatively Few Drugs Account for a Large Share of Medicare Prescription Drug Spending
Policymakers are once again focusing attention on proposals to lower prescription drug costs. During the previous session of Congress, the House passed legislation (H.R. 3) to allow the federal government to negotiate drug prices for Medicare Part D, Medicare’s outpatient prescription drug benefit, and private insurers. Read more.
Medicare Beneficiaries Strongly Satisfied with Coverage in 2019
In 2019, Medicare beneficiaries who were living in the community were in good health and reported satisfaction with their Medicare coverage, including Medicare costs, quality of care, and access to care, according to the Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey’s (MCBS) preliminary report. Read more.
Lumico | Our New Elips Life Paper for Med Supp is Almost Here
We'll soon be launching Lumico Medigap Solutions and our new Med Supp paper underwritten by Elips Life Insurance Company. Read more.
UnitedHealthcare | Update Regarding the Annual Sales Production Evaluation Period Administrative Fee
UnitedHealthcare wants fully engaged agents who are excited to understand and meet the needs of Medicare-eligible consumers and is committed to providing the tools and resources needed for agents to succeed. If you have not sold UnitedHealthcare plans during your evaluation period, you will be charged an administrative fee. Read more.
Highmark's MEDIGAP MADNESS incentive contest is back!
Earn a bonus $10 for each application submitted through the Highmark Producer Portal! Read more.
Lumico | Extra Lumico Lump Sum Q2 Bonuses
Help more families, get larger rewards. Don't miss out on Lumico's additional lump sum bonuses on top of all other Q2 incentives. Read more.
5/18 Final Expense and Medicare - A Complete Package
Final expense and Medicare are a perfect combo! Why not offer your clients both? Join our training on May 18th at 1pm EST to learn from our special guest who is a master at being THE senior market specialist.
They will discuss:
- How to grow your business and residual income all at the same time
- Compliant business practices
- Ways to solidify your client relationships and customer loyalty
- Blocking out your competition
If you are just selling final expense or just selling Medicare, this web-training is for you! Don't miss it! Register now.
5/27 Medicare Workshop: How to Run a Medicare Appointment
Join Christy Wilbert (Medicare Offerings VP) and Kelly Lucas (Enrollment Specialist) for a webinar on May 27th at 10am EST to review how to run a Medicare appointment using our online quoting and enrollment tool, MedicareNow!
- Creating a profile
- Collecting data and storing drug information
- How to compare plans
- Researching providers
- Researching formularies
- Completing the application
Cigna | Virtual Tools Training
Cigna offers a lot of great tools for doing business virtually… so many that sometimes it’s hard to keep up! At the beginning of May, Cigna is offering a customized three-part training session on all the ways Cigna provides for your agents to serve customers remotely. Register now.
Gateway | Educational Series
Join Gateway for topics of discussion to help you grow your DSNP book of business. Whether you are new to the market or a veteran. Register now.
UPMC for Life | 2021 Lock-In Trainings are Live!
UPMC is excited to announce that their virtual lock-in trainings have been updated and are now live on the Broker Training site! Register now.