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Three Ways to Prep for AEP Now

Posted by Mari Tautimes on 7/20/18 12:40 PM

Time sure does fly, doesn’t it? We’re already more than halfway through the year. Soon, it will be time for another Annual Election Period (AEP). Don’t let the next AEP sneak up on you. The time to prepare is now.

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Topics: aep

New Drug Spending Dashboards

Posted by Mari Tautimes on 7/9/18 10:55 AM

Americans spend a lot on prescription drugs. It’s not just because Americans take a lot of medications, either. Prescriptions cost more in the U.S. than they do in other countries. In order to address this problem, many have called for greater price transparency. In an effort to provide this, CMS has recently unveiled its new Drug Spending Dashboards.

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Topics: drug spending dashboards

Making Good Agents Great: Responsiveness Matters

Posted by Mari Tautimes on 6/27/18 9:28 AM

Today, I’m sharing a guest post written by Erica Kiefer, the Vice President of Marketing and Sales at AgencyBloc. She creates strategic direction for revenue growth and brand building, while removing obstacles for sales and marketing team success. Her favorite quote: "For the ocean is big and my boat is small. Find the courage." - Alanis Morissette

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Topics: AgencyBloc, agent responsiveness

Three Ways to Check Your Medicare Card Status

Posted by Paul Rose on 6/26/18 10:44 AM

New Medicare cards are coming. Depending on where you live, the cards may already be in the mail, or they may not arrive for months. If you’re getting antsy, there are a few ways to check on the status.

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Topics: Medicare card, Medicare card status

New 2019 Broker Comp Rates for Medicare

Posted by Jean A. Lentsch on 6/8/18 10:54 AM

Broker comp rates are in for 2019. CMS recently released a memorandum on contract year 2019 agent and broker compensation rate adjustments, submissions and training and testing requirements. Here’s a breakdown of what you need to know.

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Topics: Medicare, Broker comp rates, Broker comp rates for Medicare

Will Your Clients’ Medicare Costs Increase by More Than 200 Percent?

Posted by Paul Rose on 5/30/18 2:21 PM

Some retirees may see Medicare costs increase by as much as 203 percent. This is what HealthView Services, a company that provides health care cost projection software, uncovered in a recent analysis of changes to Medicare Part B and Part D coverage.

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Topics: Medicare costs

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Posted by Mari Tautimes on 5/29/18 10:00 AM

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Topics: WAPCon2018

6 Ways to Supercharge Your Medicare Marketing Now

Posted by Mari Tautimes on 5/8/18 3:23 PM

It's time to refresh your Medicare marketing efforts. As usual, we have a lot of ideas to help you get started. In fact here are six ways to supercharge your Medicare marketing now!

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Topics: Medicare marketing

New Legal Development in Medicaid Billing

Posted by Jean A. Lentsch on 4/30/18 11:00 AM

Medicaid patients in Arizona have scored a victory against balance billing. The Arizona Court of Appeals has made an import ruling in a case involving the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment system (AHCCCS) and tort liens from Banner Health Network and several other hospitals. Per the ruling, hospitals will not be able to enforce tort liens against patients after AHCCCS payment has already been accepted.

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Topics: Medicaid billing

Beware: New Medicare Scams Are on the Rise – Share with Clients

Posted by Mari Tautimes on 4/16/18 2:14 PM

Medicare beneficiaries need to be extra alert these days. The Better Business Bureau (BBB) reports that new scams are popping up around the United States. The con artists are taking advantage of confusion caused by the new Medicare cards. Here’s what Medicare recipients need to know to stay safe.

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Topics: Medicare scams, New Medicare cards

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