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Help your clients reduce prescription over-spending

"I can't afford my medications!" How many times have you heard your clients complain about the cost of their medications? Here are a few things you can do to help them stop over-spending on prescriptions. Read more.

Thrivent | The Generosity Movement Update

Many companies give back. At Thrivent, we help people live generously. Read more.

Highmark Delaware Medigap Updates

We are pleased to announce a premium rate hold will be in effect for Plans A, B, C, F, F-HD, and N (excluding ESRD) effective July 1, 2019. Read more.

Highmark Pennsylvania Medigap Updates

Annual premium rate adjustments have been approved and will become effective July 1, 2019. Read more.

Highmark West Virginia Medigap Updates

Annual premium rate adjustments have been approved and will become effective July 1, 2019. Read more.

New features added to Aetna Quote & Enroll [eBulletin May 20, 2019]

New features added to Aetna Quote & Enroll, Personal stories about healthcare journeys, Memorial Day office closing, Upcoming live webinars. Read more.

JarvisWRAP for May 17, 2019

UnitedHealthcare has partnered with Warby Parker to provide low-cost eyeglass to most members enrolled in UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage plans. UnitedHealthcare is the only vision benefit that offers Warby Parker as a network option. Read more.

Liberty Bankers Life | Agents! Rate Updates for the state of Pennsylvania

Applications signed and dated before June 1, 2019, and received by June 10, 2019, will be issued at the current rates prior to this premium change.  Read more.

Aetna | The Attain by AetnaSM app is officially live in the Apple App Store®!

It’s finally here! Your new and renewing Aetna Funding Advantage (AFA) customers with an effective date of March 1, April 1 and May 1 can download the AttainSM app from the Apple App Store®. Read more.

Gateway Health | Speeding Up Your Success

A person should never try to learn or improve more than one thing at a time. So if you want to go from selling 100 DSNP's a year to 150, how do you do it? Read more.

Americo | Important Medicare Supplement Updates

There are Medicare changes going into effect January 1, 2020 as a result of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA).  Read more.

Aetna | 3 ways to prep for new contracting tool | DSNP marketing materials | How to stay compliant | CVS Caremark® Mail Service Pharmacy

Aetna RX Home Delivery has a new name, New contracting tool opens June 17 - Top 3 ways to prepare, DSNP marketing materials now on Studio, How to stay compliant in 2019. Read more.

Aetna | Heads up: Action required by members who use SSA/RRB premium withhold option

We want to notify you about an issue affecting all Medicare members who elected to pay plan premiums from their Social Security Administration (SSA) or Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) check. Read more.

JarvisWRAP for May 10, 2019

Measles – one of the most highly contagious diseases – frequently causes severe illness and can potentially be fatal. There is a common misconception that adults do not need vaccinations if they received them as a child, however immunity can wear off over time. Read more.

CMS BLOG: Putting our Rethinking Rural Health Strategy into Action

Approximately 60 million Americans or roughly 1 in 5 live in rural areas, with nearly every state having a rural county. Read more.

Humana Plan Year 2020 Certification and Recertification Details Announced!

It’s already that time of year to start preparing for AEP 2020 and Humana is here to help.  Read more.

Highmark May Update: SEP Opportunities; Stroke Awareness Month

PACE and PACENET offer low-cost prescription assistance for older adults, age 65 and older, who qualify. Read more.

Thrivent | Your Agent Monthly Newsletter

If you were waiting for warmer weather, here it is. It's finally spring! This brings an opportunity for us to get out, try new things and broaden our horizons. Read more.

GTL | The Growing Concern about Out-of-Pocket Medical Expenses

With out-of-pocket medical expenses soaring, more Americans are left with unaffordable medical bills. Read more.

Medicare Offerings Video Archives

CMS Modernizes Care for Frail, Elderly Individuals Enrolled in PACE

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized a rule today to update and modernize requirements for the Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE). Read more.

CMS Takes Action to Lower Prescription Drug Prices and Increase Transparency

Today, the Trump Administration finalized improvements to Medicare Advantage and Medicare Part D, which provide seniors with medical and prescription drug coverage through competing private insurance plans. Read more.

CMS Streamlines Medicaid Review Process and Reduces Approval Times so States Can More Effectively Manage Their Programs

At the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), we are making great progress to transform Medicaid, which CMS’s largest program serving 72.5 million beneficiaries. Read more.

Provide Feedback on Proposed Changes to the Promoting Interoperability Programs

On April 23, 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued the FY 2020 Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) and Long-term Acute Care Hospital (LTCH) Prospective Payment System (PPS) Proposed Rule. 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.

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.

Most Medicare Dual-Eligibles See Social Determinants of Health

Dual-eligible Medicare beneficiaries were more likely to experience the social determinants of health than non-dual eligibles. Read more.

A Secret to Better Health Care

It seems obvious: better social services. So why are things like food stamps and housing not part of the conversation? Read more.

As Trump Battles Congress, U.S. Drug Spending To Eclipse $370B

U.S. drug spending is projected to grow this year by 2.5% to more than $370 billion, boosting overall healthcare spending past $3.3 trillion for 2019, according to a new report. Read more.

Though 'Donut Hole' Is Shrinking, Medicare Drug Costs Are Rising: Study

Seniors' out-of-pocket costs for cancer drugs continue to rise steadily, with patients paying thousands of dollars each year despite efforts to close the Medicare Part D "donut hole," researchers said. Read more.


Stakeholders agree surprise billing is a problem but offered different solutions for how to tackle it during a congressional hearing. Read more.

CBO: Medicare for All gives 'many more' coverage but 'potentially disruptive'

Experts from Congress’s nonpartisan budget office testified Wednesday that a single-payer health care system would result in “many more” people with health insurance but would also be “potentially disruptive” and increase government control. Read more.

10 healthiest, unhealthiest states for seniors

Hawaii is the healthiest state for seniors in the U.S., according to a 2019 health rankings report by United Health Foundation. Read more.

Making Sense of MACRA

Medicare Supplement plans may NOT provide first-dollar coverage for the Medicare Part B deductible to newly eligible beneficiaries on or after January 1, 2020. Read more.


Dual eligible Medicare Advantage beneficiaries had 42.1% less emergency room visits than their fee-for-service counterparts. Read more.

The Medicare Promoting Interoperability Program Hardship Exception Application for Eligible Hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals is Now Available

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) requires that all eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals (CAHs) use 2015 Edition certified electronic health record technology (CEHRT) to meet the requirements of the Promoting Interoperability Programs. Read more.

Geisinger Health Plan Weekly Bulletin

Seniors who are enrolled in COBRA coverage but are eligible for Medicare face financial penalties for not enrolling within the mandated timeframe. Read more.

‘Medicare for All’ Could Kill Two Million Jobs, and That’s O.K.

As calls for radical health reform grow louder, many on the right, in the center and in the health care industry are arguing that proposals like “Medicare for all” would cause economic ruin, decimating a sector that represents nearly 20 percent of our economy. Read 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.