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The End of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency: Preparing for the Medicare Impact

Posted by WAP Team on 11/30/22 12:45 PM

The COVID-19 public health emergency may be ending soon. When this happens, many people are likely to lose their Medicaid coverage. For millions of dually eligible Medicare enrollees, this could mean new renewal requirements and may necessitate a plan switch.

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Topics: COVID-19, COVID-19 public health emergency

Medicare Enrollment Tracking

Posted by WAP Team on 11/10/22 12:45 PM

Don’t risk letting an enrollment – and the commission – slip through the cracks. Consistent Medicare enrollment tracking is more important than ever.

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Topics: Medicare enrollment tracking

Understanding Medicare’s 5-Star Ratings

Posted by WAP Team on 11/9/22 2:20 PM

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has just released its Star Ratings for 2023 Medicare Advantage and Part D plans. This information comes out every fall prior to Medicare’s Annual Open Enrollment period when enrollees are making decisions about their coverage for the following year. Higher star ratings can benefit both the member and the insurance carrier.

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Topics: Medicare Star Ratings, Understanding Medicare's 5-Star Rating System

How to Cut Through the Medicare Noise During the Annual Election Period

Posted by WAP Team on 10/13/22 4:19 PM

Agents - Share This With Your Clients

The Medicare Annual Election Period (AEP) starts on October 15. For Medicare enrollees, this means several weeks of being bombarded with calls, mail, and commercials. You may be tempted to tune all of it out – but that could mean you miss out on your one-time opportunity to enroll in Medicare plan that will best meet your needs in the coming year.

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Topics: Medicare Annual Election Period

Medicare Benefits for Veterans

Posted by WAP Team on 10/7/22 9:03 AM

Important Information: Share with your clients

Veterans who receive health care benefits through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) can also enroll in Medicare Parts A and B when they turn 65. The VA encourages veterans to consider enrolling in Medicare as soon as they are eligible to avoid paying late enrollment penalties.

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How the Inflation Reduction Act Will Impact Medicare Prescription Costs

Posted by WAP Team on 9/30/22 4:20 PM

Medicare is changing. According to Morningstar, the Inflation Reduction Act is responsible for the most significant changes to Medicare in nearly two decades. The massive piece of legislation contains many provisions that will affect Medicare in the years to come.

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Topics: Inflation Reduction Act

PRO Compliance Tips: Part 4 of Our Interview with Steven Smith

Posted by WAP Team on 9/10/22 10:00 AM

This article is Part 4 of a 4-part interview series with our very-own Steven Smith. Part 1 focuses on retention strategies. Part 2 focuses on planning. Part 3 is about how to run a consistent, successful meeting and Part 4 delves into compliance.

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Topics: PRO Tips for AEP Prep, AEP Prep

PRO AEP Meeting Tips: Part 3 of Our Interview with Steven Smith

Posted by WAP Team on 9/9/22 10:00 AM

This article is Part 3 of a 4-part interview series with our very-own Steven Smith. Part 1 focuses on retention strategies. Part 2 focuses on planning. Part 3 is about how to run a consistent, successful meeting and Part 4 delves into compliance.

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Topics: PRO Tips for AEP Prep, AEP Prep

PRO AEP Planning Tips: Part 2 of Our Interview with Steven Smith

Posted by WAP Team on 9/8/22 2:44 PM

This article is Part 2 of a 4-part interview series with our very-own Steven Smith. Part 1 focuses on retention strategies. Part 2 focuses on planning. Part 3 is about how to run a consistent, successful meeting and Part 4 delves into compliance.

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Topics: PRO Tips for AEP Prep, AEP Prep

PRO Retention Tips: Part 1 of Our Interview with Steven Smith

Posted by WAP Team on 9/6/22 4:13 PM

This article is Part 1 of a 4-part interview series with our very-own Steven Smith. Part 1 focuses on retention strategies. Part 2 focuses on planning. Part 3 is about how to run a consistent, successful meeting and Part 4 delves into compliance.

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Topics: PRO Tips for AEP Prep, AEP Prep

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