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Centene Will Group Medicare Offerings Under Wellcare Brand
Wellcare has announced that Centene and Wellcare will consolidate their Medicare offerings under the Wellcare brand name. This strategy will bring Centene Medicare products like Allwell, Health Net, Fidelis Care, and TexanPlus under the same Wellcare name. Wellcare’s history spans over two decades of offering Medicare products such as Medicare Advantage plans and prescription drug plans. Wellcare is considered a wholly-owned subsidiary of Centene. Read more.
Medicare Advantage Premiums Are $2 Lower Per Month in 2022
The average premium for Medicare Advantage plans will be lower in 2022 at $19 per month, compared to $21.22 in 2021, according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. However, Part D coverage is rising to $33 per month, compared to $31.47 in 2021. The agency released the 2022 premiums, deductibles and other key information for Medicare Advantage and Part D prescription drug plans in advance of the annual Medicare open enrollment. Read more.
Fight Over Medicare Advantage Patient Health Scores Heats Up
A watchdog agency wants Medicare Advantage issuers to stop making special efforts to find health problems in enrollees’ medical records and checkup results. America’s Health Insurance Plans says adding too big of a penalty for issuers’ health risk detective work will backfire by increasing what enrollees pay for the coverage. Read more.
Capital Blue Cross | WellSpan Health, Electronic SOA, and Annual Certification
See updates including; Capital Blue Cross has partnered with WellSpan Health; Beginning October 1, Capital will provide an Electronic SOA option; and, Annual Certification Reminder. Read more.
URL's Partner⭐Points Picture Challenge
Earn Partner Points for spending Partner Points: All URL agents who submit a photo for The Partner Points Picture Challenge by the submission deadline listed below will earn 1,000 Partner Points. There will be a Facebook contest to vote on the best photo, the winner will receive an additional 5,000 Partner Points. Read more.
Lumico | AEP is Almost Here – Want More CASH in Your Pocket?
This AEP, Lumico offering a lucrative cash bonus incentive opportunity just for you! For every Med Supp app submitted during Q4, you’ll earn cash. The more you sell, the more cash you’ll earn! Simple as that. Lumico even be rewarding the Top 25 Med Supp producers with some extra special Lumico swag, too. Read more.
URL’s 2023 President’s Club
We are pleased to announce the destination for our next exclusive President’s Club trip to The Henderson in Destin, FL! Our President's Club destination getaways are truly once-in-a-lifetime, but they're about more than visiting luxurious locations and enjoying gourmet meals... The true reward comes from the connections you make along the way. Read more.