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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

Western Asset Protection Is Ready to Support You for AEP

Posted by Paul Rose on 10/4/21 11:56 AM

Western Asset Protection (WAP) continues to gear up for Medicare’s annual election period. We know this is the busiest time of year for Medicare sales agents. It’s a great opportunity, but it can also get overwhelming. The good news is that you’re not alone. Here at WAP, we are ready to support you with supplies pick up between October 1 and December 7 – so you have everything you need to make this the best AEP ever. Log in to your WAP Agent Portal for the most up to date information available.

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Topics: AEP Agent Support

The Importance of Being Ready to Sell - Medicare Sales Certification and Recertification

Posted by Jean A. Lentsch on 9/27/21 8:39 AM

When opportunity knocks, you have to be ready to open the door.

This AEP, opportunity will be knocking. According to Fierce Healthcare, a report from the Better Medicare Alliance found that Medicare Advantage enrollment hit 26 million in 2021. Over the last decade, enrollment has almost doubled, and enrollment is still rising. Every day, 10,000 Americans age into Medicare, and 42% of all Medicare beneficiaries enroll in Medicare Advantage.

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Topics: Medicare Sales Certification

WAPCon2021 Etiquette and Success Tips

Posted by WAP Team on 9/7/21 8:59 AM

There’s a lot to be said for online conferences. You get the same information you would get at an in-person conference – possibly even more if you can watch recordings of sessions after they go live – but with no travel required. You can attend a conference anywhere in the world, and you don’t have to pay for a flight or hotel room. It’s better for your wallet, it’s better for the environment, and it might be better for your personal schedule, too.

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Topics: WAPCon2021 Etiquette, WAPCon2021

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