What carrier will take my client if they have health issues?
Finally, you got your first Medicare Supplement client! Or maybe this isn't your first rodeo and you have a large book of business. Either way, it's always good to go back to the basics and get a refresher! Read more.
Capital BlueCross | Medicare SOA Update
As we move to the end of OEP and gear up for another great selling season we have a reminder on the Scope of Appointment form (SOA). Read more.
Aetna | Reminder: DSNP product training - Learn about the Advantra Cares (HMO SNP) plan
If so, they may be eligible for our dual-eligible special needs plan, the 2019 Advantra Cares (HMO SNP) plan. Join an upcoming training to learn how to engage dual-eligible beneficiaries. Read more.
Aetna Coming soon: New contracting tool | Updated logo | 2019 Medicare 101
Check out the new Aetna Medicare Solutions logo, Coming soon: New, simpler contracting process, Short blackout period for making contract changes, 2019 Medicare 101 presentations are here. Read more.
Geisinger | Scope Of Appointment Audit
As you know, in order to remain in compliance and meet CMS expectations related to Scope of Appointment (SOA), the Geisinger Gold Compensation Services area has been reviewing applications submitted with a 1/1/19 effective date that do not have a corresponding SOA on file. Read more.
Transamerica | Medicare Supplement Insurance Premium Rate Changes
Transamerica Premier Life Insurance Company will be implementing Medicare Supplement Insurance premium rate changes in the following states for new sales and in force policies. Read more.
UnitedHealthcare | New to Medicare Commission Payments Easier in 2019
Like plan change commission is easier and will pay you in full in 2019! UnitedHealthcare will pay the full, initial year commission for new to Medicare members – even if a like plan change is made in the same year! Read more.
UnitedHealthcare | Network Additions In Pennsylvania
Good news, Pennsylvania! Effective Feb. 15, 2019 we have some exciting network additions for UnitedHealthcare® Medicare Advantage (MA) members for certain plans. Read more.
Aetna | DSNP University: Become a Medicare DSNP expert in Western Pennsylvania
Want to become an Aetna Medicare DSNP expert? You're invited! Attend our DSNP University training in Western PA. Read more.
Equitable | Medicare Supplement Rate Adjustments – 15 States
We are committed to helping our clients enjoy a happy and healthy life. We have recently made adjustments in order to provide the best products and services to fit our clients' needs. Read more.
Shenandoah Life | NEW!!! Rate Increase Updates
Great news! No rate c hanges in Pennsylvania. Read more.
Manhattan Life - Rate Adjustment in PENNSYLVANIA
A rate adjustment for Pennsylvania has been approved. There is a 5.0% rate increase for Plan B, an 8.0% rate increase for Plans C & G, and a 12.0% rate increase for Plan F. There is no increase for Plans A and N. Read more.
Geisinger | Important Joint Venture Announcement
Geisinger and Highmark, Inc. recently announced they are teaming up for a clinical joint venture that will focus on providing efficient, convenient access to advanced healthcare for Geisinger Health Plan members in northcentral Pennsylvania. Read more.
Mutual of Omaha | Express - March 13th
A Weekly Update for Mutual of Omaha's Brokerage Sales Partners. Read more.
New Service for Cigna-HealthSpring Dental Customers
Some Cigna-HealthSpring customers in select markets have had a problem finding a dentist in the DentaQuest network. Read more.
Transamerica | Your Passport to Paradise
Looking for a relaxing escape next year? When you qualify for the Transamerica 2020 Convention, you'll have access to white sand beaches and spectacular seafront views. We all could use a little more sunshine, so don't miss your chance! Read more.
UnitedHealthcare | Update – Help Consumers Avoid Genetic Testing Fraud
Over the last couple of weeks, UnitedHealthcare has received questions from agents like you about genetic testing companies offering to pay agents to promote genetic testing services to Medicare beneficiaries. Read more.
UnitedHealthcare | Sales Evaluation Period Policy Changes
In 2018, we communicated that there will be an annual sales evaluation period and that agents who do not sell a single UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage Plan, Prescription Drug Plan, or Medicare Supplement Insurance plan with an effective date from July 1, 2018, through March 1, 2019, would be assessed a fee and their contract terminated. Read more.
4/25 Providing top notch service to your Medicare Part D Prescription Drug clients
Join URL and Silverscript for a webinar on April 25th at 2pm to learn tricks to help improve customer service for your prescription drug clients. Read more.
Medicare Offerings Video Archives
NEW! March 2019 CMS National Training Program Update
Chronic kidney disease is a serious condition that affects more than 30 million adults in the United States, yet people in the early stages may not have symptoms. Read more.
Update - Registration is Open: 2019 MA & PDP Spring Conference & Webcast (May 1, 2019)
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is pleased to announce that registration is open for the 2019 Medicare Advantage & Prescription Drug Plan Spring Conference & Webcast. Read more.
Liberty Bankers | The Incentive Sent from Odin, Himself!
Our top producers will join us for a spectacular 8-Day luxury Norwegian Fjord cruise aboard the Princess Cruise Lines Crown Princess. Read more.
New Era | March Senior Mkt Incentive News - Summer Cash Bonus Starts Today!
Maximize your rewards now with these five current contests. Read more.
Mutual of Omaha First Quarter 2019 Broker Bonus Program
Earn extra cash on your Medicare supplement and SELECT business. Read more.
We bring you Thrivent's Agent Incentive Program!
Become one of the top 10 producers of Thrivent Medicare supplement insurance by January of 2019 and embark with us on an all-expenses-paid home building trip to Sebring, Florida! Read more.
New Part D Policies Address Opioid Epidemic
Early last year, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published a roadmap outlining our efforts to address the national opioid epidemic. Read more.
Highmark's revenue up $500M in 2018 even as insurance business sees decline
Pittsburgh-based Highmark Health reported a more than $500 million in topline growth in 2018, reaching nearly $18.8 billion in revenues last year, according to its latest financial report. Read more.
Centene to purchase WellCare in $17.3B deal
Centene Corporation will purchase rival insurer WellCare Health Plans in a deal valued at $17.3 billion, the companies announced early Wednesday. Read more.
How The 2020 Exit Of Medigap Plan F Might Affect Your Healthcare Spending
Just when you finally understand your Medicare coverage, they change it on you. For decades, people on Medicare have had the option to supplement their Medicare benefits with Medigap coverage. Read more.
You can do more with these free productivity tools
Overworked but can't afford more employees? These free productivity tools will make your small business feel like a big agency. Read more.
URL's 2020 President's Club
Check your rank! Starting this week you can check your first quarter rankings to see if you’re on track to join us at Hotel Bennett in charming and historic Charleston, SC. Learn more.