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Agents: Share This with Clients - Making Sense of Your Medicare Notices

Posted by Mari Tautimes on 8/28/17 4:51 PM

Medicare beneficiaries receive multiple notices. Some of these require a response; others do not.  Some are standard notices that are sent out regularly; others are unique to your situation. To help you make sense of the letters you get, here’s some information on a few of the most common forms.

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Topics: medicare notices

White Listing 101: What to do if You’re Not Getting WAP Emails

Posted by Mari Tautimes on 8/17/17 3:13 PM

You’re waiting for an important email, but no matter how many times you refresh your account, the email doesn’t materialize. It could be that the sender has forgotten to send it, but if you know that’s not the case, it’s time to look for issues in your own account. Luckily, fixing the problem might be simple once you learn a technique sometimes called white listing.

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Topics: white listing

New Brochure for 2017 - Choosing A Medigap Policy

Posted by Mari Tautimes on 7/25/17 12:14 PM

Good news! The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services have just released their all-new official government guide. It includes important information about:

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Topics: how to choose a Medigap policy, Medigap policy

Swing for the Fences with Cigna-HealthSpring and WAP

Posted by Mari Tautimes on 7/19/17 4:35 PM

Cigna-HealthSpring is ready to play ball. Their plan has received a 4.5-star rating, a strong indicator that the insurer is a heavy hitter in terms of member service and customer satisfaction. It’s a whole new ballgame, so let’s get ready to knock it out of the park.

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Topics: medicare benefits, cigna healthspring

Making Sense of Medicare Enrollment Timelines – Share This with Clients

Posted by Mari Tautimes on 7/10/17 11:59 AM

Health care is complicated, and Medicare is no exception. Knowing when to enroll in Medicare is important because a missed deadline can lead to expensive penalties.

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Topics: medicare enrollment

Insurance Marketing Tech Tool: Scan from Adobe

Posted by Nic LeClair on 6/28/17 3:57 PM

At Western Asset Protection, we’re always on the lookout for tools and tricks that will make the job of agents easier. Since much of an agent’s work involves important documents, anything that helps agents process those documents is a welcome relief. That’s why we want to tell you about Scan, a new app from Adobe.

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Topics: Tech Tool

Infographic: Medicare Age-In Study – Insurance Shopping Habits and Preferences

Posted by Mari Tautimes on 6/19/17 1:38 PM

By 2030, people aged 65 and over will account for at least 20 percent of the U.S. population. Every day, approximately 10,000 people celebrate their 65th birthday, according to Pew Research.

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Topics: Medicare, Medicare Sales

How to Replace Your Medicare Card – Share This with Clients!

Posted by Mari Tautimes on 6/13/17 10:23 AM

Have you lost your Medicare card? If so, or if it has been damaged or stolen, you need a replacement. You have several options when it comes to replacing your Medicare card.

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Topics: Medicare card replacement, Medicare card

How to Recruit, Develop and Retain Talented Insurance Agents

Posted by Mari Tautimes on 6/6/17 11:01 AM

Last April, the American Association for Medicare Supplement Insurance presented the ninth national Medicare Insurance Industry Summit, an industry conference focused on catching (and keeping) the attention of talented agents. It was called "Issues and Trends in Medicare Supplement Insurance," and it featured a panel of four national distributors (including WAP) who shared what they've learned from recruiting and developing thousands of agents throughout their careers.

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Topics: recruit more agents, agent recruiting

4 Ways to Help Caregivers Take Care of Themselves

Posted by Mari Tautimes on 5/31/17 10:45 AM

Do you have clients or family members who care for an elderly or disabled loved one? Then you’ll relate to the facts we’re about to share. Caregiving is stressful work! Below, we share the signs of caregiver burnout along with four ideas to help caregivers take better care of themselves.

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Topics: care giving, caregivers

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