9/4 2020 AEP Medicare Connections Conference
Join us on Wednesday, September 4th, 2019 for our 2020 AEP Medicare Connections Conference at the Hershey Lodge in Hershey, PA. You can expect an exciting day of networking with fellow top brokers, all while learning invaluable sales tips from the leading insurance carriers in the market! Learn more.
Increase your AEP Medicare sales
Our top priority is to make sure that our agent partners are the most efficient and well supported in the industry. We’ve made a huge investment to bring you a new, and exclusive, Medicare Advantage online enrollment platform. Learn more.
URL's 2020 President's Club
Check your rank! 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.
5 ways to get the most out of the Medicare Connections Conference
The Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) for Medicare beneficiaries is fast approaching. Read today's blog post to find out how to get the most out of our upcoming Medicare Connections Conference and make sure you're prepared this AEP. Read more.
Gateway Health Plan | 2020 AEP Kickoff Meetings
2020 AEP Kickoff Dates, Times & Locations. Read more.
Highmark Update: Join Highmark's Senior Markets Team to Prepare for Medicare AEP
This Highmark Update includes the following topics: Register to Attend Highmark’s 2020 Medicare AEP Rollout Meetings in August, Highmark’s Coffee and Chat Series – Back by Popular Demand. Read more.
UPMC for Life 2020 Kick Off SAVE THE DATE
2020 UPMC for Life products with you for this upcoming AEP season. Read more.
Medicare Offerings Video Archives
2020 Certifications & Benefit Previews
The following carriers are now available on our website:
- Cigna Health-Spring
- EnvisionRx Plus
- Geisinger Gold
Humana | AEP MEETING REGISTRATION & Additional Info
We know healthcare coverage has no shortage of nuances. And Humana is there. Our events give you the knowledge, the materials and the confidence to help grow your book and care for your community. Let’s get learning. Read more.
Manhattan Life - Discontinuance of New Sales in Pennsylvania for MEDICARE SUPPLEMENT ONLY!
Effective immediately, there will be no new applications accepted in Pennsylvania for Manhattan Life Insurance Company. Final Manhattan Life applications should be dated no later than August 2, 2019 and received at the home office by August 8, 2019. Read more.
GTL | Competitive Med Supp rates from a highly rated company!
GTL was recently upgraded to an A- (Excellent) Financial Strength Rating by AM Best! Read more.
WellCare | EXCITING NEWS! 2020 PDP Agents' First Look Release!
The 2020 PDP Agents’ First Look provides an overview of The WellCare Advantage: A Better Agent Experience, benefits for your PDP beneficiaries, and 2020 PDP plan coverage. Read more.
New Hire Announcements at CBC
Capital BlueCross is pleased to report that they have filled two key positions here within their Medicare Sales team at Capital BlueCross in the past few days. Read more.
GHP Weekly Bulletin | July 30
Our Geisinger Gold 2020 product training is tentatively scheduled for release on August 6th. Please be on the lookout for an email to the training in Litmos. We will also be including reminders in the bulletins moving forward. Read more.
GHP Weekly Bulletin | July 23
As many of you may know, Community HealthChoices (CHC) is Pennsylvania's new managed care program for individuals who are dual-eligible for both Medical Assistance (Medicaid) and Medicare. Read more.
GHP Weekly Bulletin | July 16th
AHIP has released the 2020 Medicare Training and Certification! Did you know if you complete your certification through Geisinger Health Plan, you receive a $50 discount! Read more.
JarvisWRAP for July 12, 2019
UnitedHealthcare has made certification for AARP® Medicare Supplement Insurance Plans even easier. Read more.
Aetna | New bonus programs for August and September
Submit qualifying applications of Medicare Supplement and ancillary products between August 1 - September 31, 2019 to earn a bonus. Read more.
Liberty Bankers Life | Made in the Shade Bonus
Don't miss your chance to earn some extra money! Underwritten Business = $75.00 per App. Open Enrollment/ Guarantee Issue Business = $25.00 per App. 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.
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.
Should disabled Americans drop Medicare for employer insurance?
More than 10 million of the 63.6 million people who received Social Security benefits last month are disabled. For those under the age of 65, being approved for Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) payments also includes eligibility for Medicare, usually after a two-year wait. Read more.
Survey: As Medicare population booms, MA plans eye growth opportunities
Business is booming in Medicare Advantage (MA), and many insurers operating in that market say they have plans to grow, according to a new survey. Read more.
Genetic-testing scam targets seniors and rips off Medicare
The 86-year-old woman in rural Utah doesn’t usually answer solicitations from strangers, she said, but the young couple who knocked on her front door seemed so nice. Before long, she had handed over her Medicare and Social Security numbers — and allowed them to swab her cheek to collect her DNA. Read more.
Medicare Part D Premiums Continue to Decrease, CMS Says
The average basic Medicare Part D premium for prescription drug plans is projected to decline, CMS announced. Read more.
Cigna Plans Big Medicare Advantage Expansion
Cigna will expand its Medicare Advantage health plan offerings to seniors in dozens of new counties next year in what is quickly becoming a competitive business for health insurance giants. Read more.
Bill to improve health savings accounts for Medicare users comes with a big downside
A new bill in Congress aims to give older Americans a tax break for setting aside money for medical expenses, a strategy many give up when they reach age 65. Read more.
CMS tees up Medicare Plan Finder update amid usability concerns: GAO
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is planning to launch updates to its Medicare Plan Finder (MPF) this month after a report from a government watchdog flagged significant usability concerns with the tool. Read more.
New Report Examines Medicare Advantage Supplemental Benefit Policies
A new report from the AARP Public Policy Institute examines changes to Medicare Advantage (MA) supplemental benefit policies and the implications for people with Medicare. Read more.
Trump administration rejects Utah request for partial Medicaid funding
The Trump administration will not allow Utah or any other state to use federal funding to partially expand Medicaid, dealing a blow to conservative states that envisioned a new way to take advantage of ObamaCare. Read more.
Medicare paid $26B for drugs that didn't make cut in Australia, Canada, UK
Medicare spent $26 billion in recent years on dozens of medicines that three other wealthy nations didn't recommend for coverage because they deemed them to be of little value, according to a new study cited by STAT. Read more.
Hospices Would Bill Medicare Part B Under Primary Care First
Hospice and palliative care providers who opt to participate in Medicare’s new Primary Care First Models would have to apply to Medicare Part B in order to receive reimbursement, the agency announced in a webinar providing new details on the program’s Seriously Ill Population (SIP) payment option. Read more.
Exclusive: White House preparing order that would cut drug prices for Medicare: sources
U.S. President Donald Trump is considering a sweeping executive order that would cut prices on virtually all branded prescription drugs sold to Medicare and other government programs, according to two industry sources who had discussions with the White House. Read more.
Medicare is not offering DNA testing kits, feds say
The Federal Trade Commission has a warning out Friday about a creative scam targeting Medicare participants. Read more.
Medicare going in ‘right direction’ on opioid epidemic, federal report finds
Prescriptions for two drugs used to treat opioid addiction increased significantly from 2016 to 2018 for people on Medicare, according to a federal report released in July. Read more.
CMS Proposes to cover Acupuncture for Chronic Low Back Pain for Medicare beneficiaries enrolled in approved studies
Today the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed to cover acupuncture for Medicare patients with chronic low back pain who are enrolled participants either in clinical trials sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) or in CMS-approved studies. Read more.
CVS expanding HealthHUBS to Boston, Dallas next year — targets cities with chronic disease
CVS will bring its health-focused stores to Boston, Dallas-Fort Worth, North Carolina and Ohio, among other markets, early next year, the company announced Thursday. Read more.
CMS Proposes Elimination of RAPs, $250 Million Medicare Payment Increase
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is moving forward with many of the provisions originally included in the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) while also proposing to implement a new home infusion benefit, eliminate home health pre-payments and make Value-Based Purchasing Model (VBPM) performance data public. Read more.
CMS proposes new approach to monitoring protections for Medicaid beneficiaries
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has proposed rescinding a rule issued under the Obama Administration requiring states to develop and submit an access monitoring review program every three years. Read more.
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45¢ each For any product message you choose on White, Pink or Yellow Double Postcard Stock Now through July 31, 2019. Read more.