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New Poverty Guidelines Announced: Do Your Clients Qualify for Medicare Help?

Posted by Jean A. Lentsch on 4/28/21 3:21 PM

Many seniors struggle with the high cost of healthcare. Recent research published in Health Affairs finds that Medicare enrollees near the poverty line may forgo essential healthcare because of the cost. However, for many seniors, there may be a better option. Financial assistance is available for qualifying beneficiaries. The 2021 limits have been announced, so this is a good time to make sure your clients are getting the aid they deserve.

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Topics: Medicare help

Rethinking What It Means to Help Seniors with Medicare

Posted by Paul Rose on 4/8/21 9:35 AM

For a long time, the assumption has been that seniors are slow adopters or steer clear of new tech. Despite some individuals who broke the stereotype, that was probably largely true in the past – but is it true anymore?

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Topics: Helping seniors with Medicare

7 Tips for Transitioning from Captive to Independent Agent

Posted by Paul Rose on 3/22/21 1:45 PM

Insurance agents have two major career paths. They can work as captive agents tied to one specific insurance carrier. Or they can work as independent agents, selling plans from a variety of different carriers.

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Topics: transitioning from captive to independent agent

Build Lasting Relationships by Offering Free Medicare Assistance

Posted by Paul Rose on 3/16/21 11:28 AM

Seniors need more Medicare information. Earlier this year, Managed Healthcare Executive reported on poll results that showed nearly one in three Medicare enrollees feel they don’t have enough information on Medicare Advantage options, and more than half are not familiar with Star Ratings for plans.

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Topics: Medicare assistance, offering free Medicare assistance

Western Asset Protection Updated Operation Status

Posted by Paul Rose on 3/12/21 12:52 PM

As the Arizona reopening benchmarks develop, Western Asset Protection is taking all the safety precautions and steps to prepare for a return to the recently remodeled, new WAP office. We are assessing the situation and will continue to follow the state guidelines as well as take precautions to keep our employees, agents, agencies and partners safe. 

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Topics: Arizona, Coronavirus, COVID-19

Help Your Clients Get on the Do Not Call List and Avoid Fraud

Posted by Jean A. Lentsch on 3/3/21 5:27 PM

Medicare beneficiaries are frequently the target of fraudulent schemes. You can help your clients avoid falling victim to one of these scams by doing two things. First, educate them on how these schemes work. Second, encourage them to register for the National Do Not Call List.

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Topics: Do Not Call List

Covid-19 Vaccines: What Seniors Need to Know

Posted by Paul Rose on 2/22/21 12:48 PM

The COVID-19 vaccine is here – but not everyone can get it just yet. The supply is limited, and this means that some people will have to wait a while before they can be vaccinated. The CDC has issued guidelines for prioritizing access, but states are in charge of distribution, so where you live will have an impact on when you can get the vaccine.

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Topics: COVID-19, COVID-19 vaccine info for seniors

TACKLE your Medicare Advantage OEP Game Plan

Posted by Jean A. Lentsch on 2/10/21 12:39 PM

The Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period runs from January 1- March 31. It is important to remember the rules of this Special Election period – Agents/Plans cannot market OEP and Member Eligibility.

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Topics: Medicare Advantage OEP

Affordable Care Act Special Enrollment Period Announced

Posted by Jean A. Lentsch on 2/3/21 4:19 PM

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) Health Insurance Marketplace is opening back up for a new Special Enrollment Period. CMS recently announced the decision, which was made in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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Topics: affordable care act special enrollment period, aca special enrollment

How Successful Medicare Agents Open Doors with a Multi-Carrier Portfolio

Posted by Paul Rose on 1/25/21 4:11 PM

You have to go through a few hoops to become a credentialed insurance professional focused on Medicare. On top of your initial state licensing requirements, you need to complete annual testing and re-certifications for each insurance company you work with – every year. You might be tempted to reduce your workload by only contracting with one or two respected Medicare insurance providers – but that would be a mistake. Here’s how successful Medicare agents open doors with a multi-carrier portfolio.

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Topics: Multi-Carrier Portfolio

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