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Helping the 64 to 67 Age Bracket Navigate Medicare

Posted by Paul Rose on 1/5/22 2:01 PM

For Medicare insurance agents, the T65 market is a great opportunity. To capture as much of this opportunity as possible, make sure you’re casting a wide enough net. Although seniors don’t age into Medicare until they turn 65, they may have questions before then, and if they’re still working, they may not want to enroll immediately. Here’s how to help the 64 to 67 age brackets navigate Medicare.

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Topics: Seniors aging into Medicare

Time to Tackle Your OEP Plan

Posted by Jean A. Lentsch on 12/21/21 2:20 PM

The Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period runs from January 1 to 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

AEP Follow Up: Strategies to Finish the Season Strong

Posted by Paul Rose on 12/14/21 12:52 PM

Whew! You made it through AEP. Now what? Although you’re probably ready for a break – and you’ve certainly earned it – there’s a little more work to do before you can relax. Now is the time to focus on AEP follow up, confirm that everything is in place and check for any stragglers from your existing book.

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Topics: AEP Follow Up

The Importance of Understanding Medicare Star Ratings

Posted by Jean A. Lentsch on 12/1/21 1:58 PM

Your clients trust you to help them with their Medicare plan selections. To make sure you’re looking at the complete picture, you need to understand Medicare’s Star Ratings.

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Topics: Medicare Star Ratings

Understanding the A, B, C, D Price Increases

Posted by Jean A. Lentsch on 11/24/21 11:08 AM

Everything is getting more expensive and that includes Medicare.

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Topics: Medicare A, B, C, D Price Increases, Medicare Price Increases

6 Important Industry News Updates

Posted by Jean A. Lentsch on 11/17/21 2:48 PM

To stay fully compliant as a Medicare broker, you need to stay in the know. Recent updates to Medicare and Social Security benefits will have a significant impact on your clients. Make sure you’re giving them current information. Here are six recent updates you should know.

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Topics: Medicare Compliance

Diabetes Awareness and Medicare SNPs

Posted by Jean A. Lentsch on 11/8/21 11:15 AM

More than one in four Medicare beneficiaries has diabetes. November is National Diabetes Month, and it seems fitting that National Diabetes Awareness Month and Medicare’s Annual Election Period overlap. This November, help Medicare enrollees with diabetes get the care and coverage they need.

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Topics: Medicare SNP, Medicare SNPs

Using the 2022 Medicare & You Handbook

Posted by Paul Rose on 10/29/21 10:06 AM

CMS has released the new Medicare & You handbook for 2022. This essential resource is packed with useful information that your clients need to know. It also provides step-by-step guidance that is compliant and CMS approved, so it’s the perfect marketing resource!

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Topics: Medicare & You Handbook, How to use the Medicare & You Handbook

Social Security Recipients Are Getting a Big Raise in 2022

Posted by Paul Rose on 10/21/21 9:52 AM

The Social Security Administration has announced the cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) for 2022 – and it’s a big one. When we ring in the new year, approximately 70 million Americans will be getting a 5.9% raise. This will be good news for your Medicare clients, so make sure they know what to expect.

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The Importance of Tracking Your Enrollments

Posted by Paul Rose on 10/11/21 12:06 PM

Consistent enrollment tracking is more important than ever, now that you’re submitting business in multiple ways.

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Topics: medicare enrollment, tracking your enrollments

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