Medicare Election Periods

Posted by Paul Rose on 3/27/20 8:15 AM

Two separate Medicare enrollment periods end on March 31. Both the General Enrollment Period and the Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period last from January 1 to March 31. People who miss these periods might not get to make another change for several months.

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Medicare Coverage for COVID-19 Testing

Posted by Paul Rose on 3/26/20 4:19 PM

Are your clients worried that they might have been exposed to the coronavirus? Medicare provides coverage for COVID-19 testing. Here’s how it works.

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Topics: Coronavirus, COVID-19, Medicare coverage for COVID-19 testing

Tech Prep to Serve Medicare Clients Remotely

Posted by Paul Rose on 3/24/20 3:37 PM

Your Medicare clients need you now more than ever. They also need social distancing. Here’s how you can use tech to help your clients remotely.

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Topics: serve Medicare clients remotely, serve Medicare clients

Western Asset Protection (WAP) Current Operations Status - COVID-19

Posted by Paul Rose on 3/17/20 10:45 AM

During heightened awareness surrounding COVID-19, WAP remains committed to supporting your business. Our WAP preparedness plan, with the help of our technology team, has eased our office through a smooth transition into a telecommuting workplace.

We want to reassure our agents, agencies and partners that WAP is fully staffed and will continue to conduct business without disruption to customer support; including sales, licensing, and application and commission processing.

Materials, Flyers and Kit Requests

Regarding materials, please remember that you have 24/7 online access to PDFs of carrier materials that can be downloaded from the WAP website.

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Medicare and Chiropractic Care

Posted by Paul Rose on 3/13/20 4:36 PM

Do your clients suffer from back pain? According to Harvard Health Publishing, about 85 percent of people do. Treating back pain can be difficult, but a 2018 study found that after six weeks of chiropractic treatment, patients reported less pain intensity, less disability, higher satisfaction with treatment and a reduced need for pain medicine.

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Topics: Medicare, Medicare and chiropractic care, chiropractic care

Coronavirus Update for Agents

Posted by Paul Rose on 3/6/20 12:28 PM

Your insurance clients may have a lot of questions about the coronavirus that’s spreading around the world. You probably have a lot of questions yourself.

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Topics: Coronavirus update, Coronavirus scams, Coronavirus

Free Medicare Benefits to Tackle Heart Disease

Posted by Paul Rose on 3/4/20 11:49 AM

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S. According to the CDC, heart disease is responsible for one out of every four deaths, but people can reduce their risk through lifestyle changes and medicine. Help your Medicare clients get the care they need to keep their hearts healthy.

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Topics: medicare benefits, Medicare benefits to tackle heart disease, heart disease

New Acupuncture Benefits for Medicare Enrollees

Posted by Paul Rose on 2/27/20 1:38 PM

Are your clients interested in acupuncture? For a long time, the popular procedure was not covered under Original Medicare. A new announcement from CMS reveals that this is changing. Medicare will start covering acupuncture in certain situations.

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Topics: New acupuncture benefits for Medicare enrollees, acupuncture

Prescription Costs for Medicare Beneficiaries

Posted by Paul Rose on 2/10/20 1:52 PM

The high cost of prescriptions is a problem for many Americans, especially among the senior population. According to a KFF Health Tracking Poll, 24 percent of seniors who take prescriptions say it’s hard for them to afford their medicine.

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Topics: prescription costs for Medicare beneficiaries, prescription costs

Medicare Expansion Updates

Posted by Paul Rose on 2/5/20 9:43 AM

Medicare has been around since 1965 and serves more than 60 million people. The program has been very successful, and now people are talking about expanding it. Current proposals include both expanding the benefits offered and expanding the people who are eligible for coverage.

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Topics: Medicare expansion

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