In November’s 2020 presidential election, we will most likely be choosing between Donald Trump and Joe Biden. The candidate chosen to be our next president will have a big influence on the future of Medicare – so let’s see what each candidate has in mind.
Topics: medicare and the election
Medicare beneficiaries who have been impacted by the COVID-19 emergency will have access to a new Special Enrollment Period (SEP). Not everyone will qualify for this enrollment period, but for those who do, this is an important election opportunity.
Topics: Medicare Covid-19 SEP
What should health insurance cover? There are some obvious answers – like doctor visits, hospital stays, essential lab tests and prescription drugs. Then there are some “nice to haves” – like grocery delivery, transportation to the doctor’s office and a gym membership. These extra services can certainly contribute to good health, but they aren’t normally covered by health insurance.
COVID-19 is disrupting daily life, but a new executive order should make it easier for some Arizonans to continue work. On March 26, Governor Ducey issued Executive Order 2020-17, Continuity of Work. This order should provide relief for insurance agents and other licensed professionals in the state of Arizona.
States around the country have issued shelter-in-place orders urging people to stay home to prevent the spread of COVID-19. These orders have led to some confusion over what is and what is not essential.
Topics: insurance agents are essential
Western Asset Protection is dedicated to keeping the agent community and our senior community safe during this COVID-19 crisis, especially when it comes to compliance. Unfortunately, there has been a lot of misinformation and confusion surrounding COVID-19. We have been working closely with our compliance partners to stay up to date on any and all changes in our industry as information is released from Capitol Hill, CMS, FEMA and the Department of Insurance.
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.
Topics: Medicare Election Periods
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.
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.
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.