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Answers to Your Top 3 Medicare Insurance Compliance Questions

Posted by Jean A. Lentsch on 11/5/19 2:47 PM

Welcome to the halfway mark of AEP!  We know how busy things are learning the new products, retaining your current book of business and finding as many new clients as possible.

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Topics: Medicare insurance compliance

How to Help Clients Save $ on Prescriptions with Low Income Subsidies

Posted by Jean A. Lentsch on 6/25/19 2:57 PM

Low income subsidies can help Medicare beneficiaries pay for their prescriptions. Navigating the system can be difficult, however. There are so many rules and so many notices. Agents can help their clients understand what they need to do to receive the help they deserve.

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Topics: low income subsidies, Medicare Part D

Do You Have 2020 Vision?

Posted by Jean A. Lentsch on 5/31/19 4:18 PM

We should all be getting ready and preparing for our annual Medicare training requirements, certification release dates and upcoming marketing plan. As if you didn’t know already, AHIP is coming just around the corner. We want you to have an amazing outlook on what is up ahead so stay tuned to Certification Central on the Western Asset Protection website agent dashboard for updates on cert openings, discounts on AHIP and more.

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Topics: Medicare compensation and training

Medicare & You eHandbook: Available Now

Posted by Jean A. Lentsch on 5/23/19 3:40 PM

Now is a great time to go paperless. The Medicare & You handbook is available as an eHandbook. Medicare enrollees can download their digital copy now. They can also sign up to get the eHandbook instead of the paper copy in the future.

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Topics: Medicare and You eHandbook

Medicare Scams: Are Your Clients Safe?

Posted by Jean A. Lentsch on 4/16/19 3:44 PM

Scammers are targeting your clients. There’s been a rise in fraudulent phone calls, and many of these scams go after Medicare beneficiaries. Warn your clients about the growing danger.

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Topics: Medicare scams

Medicare Plan Finder Improvements

Posted by Jean A. Lentsch on 2/28/19 12:01 PM

Navigating Medicare coverage options is about to become easier. If you’ve even had trouble using the Medicare Plan Finder, there’s good news. The Medicare Coverage Tools initiative promises to improve the tool, making comparing options and enrolling in a plan easier than ever.  

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Topics: Medicare Plan Finder

Wondering What’s Covered? Check the New Medicare App

Posted by Jean A. Lentsch on 2/20/19 11:34 AM

Trying to figure out coverage for a specific service? Medicare has a new app that might help. The What’s Covered app makes it easy to access information on Medicare coverage for specific medical items and services.

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Topics: Medicare app, eMedicare Initiative

The Can and Can’t Do’s of Open Enrollment

Posted by Jean A. Lentsch on 1/17/19 1:37 PM

As you are well aware, some big changes have come this year in the release of the new Medicare Communications and Marketing Guidance.  In prior years, we experienced Medicare Advantage Disenrollment Period (MADP )  from January 1- February 14th – Medicare has introduced a new enrollment period for 2019 beyond the Annual Enrollment Period ( AEP ) called Open Enrollment Period ( OEP ). The Open Enrollment Period begins January 1 and ends March 1, 2019 – This replaces the Medicare Advantage Disenrollment period.

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Topics: open enrollment, Medicare Open Enrollment

How to Create Medicare Sales All Year with Special Needs Plans

Posted by Jean A. Lentsch on 12/18/18 11:48 AM

The annual election period for Medicare is over. This can be a relief for agents who finally have time to breathe, but it can also be a source of anxiety. For many agents, AEP is the most productive time of the year by far. In fact, the rest of the year can be downright slow. The  scarcity of work – and of commissions – can be scary.

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Topics: Medicare Sales, Special Needs Plans

OEP Begins January 1 - Details Here

Posted by Jean A. Lentsch on 12/13/18 8:00 AM

As AEP winds down, we want to be sure you're ready for the new Open Enrollment Period (OEP) beginning on January 1. Below, you'll find everything you need to know to succeed.

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Topics: open enrollment, oep, open enrollment period

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