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Jean A. Lentsch

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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: oep, open enrollment, open enrollment period

The Arizona Department of Insurance Has Moved

Posted by Jean A. Lentsch on 12/7/18 10:46 AM

 

Get details, as well as licensing and CE reminders below.

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Topics: Arizona Department of Insurance, insurance licensing, Arizona insurance continuing education

New 2019 Broker Comp Rates for Medicare

Posted by Jean A. Lentsch on 6/8/18 10:54 AM

Broker comp rates are in for 2019. CMS recently released a memorandum on contract year 2019 agent and broker compensation rate adjustments, submissions and training and testing requirements. Here’s a breakdown of what you need to know.

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Topics: Broker comp rates, Broker comp rates for Medicare, Medicare

New Legal Development in Medicaid Billing

Posted by Jean A. Lentsch on 4/30/18 11:00 AM

Medicaid patients in Arizona have scored a victory against balance billing. The Arizona Court of Appeals has made an import ruling in a case involving the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment system (AHCCCS) and tort liens from Banner Health Network and several other hospitals. Per the ruling, hospitals will not be able to enforce tort liens against patients after AHCCCS payment has already been accepted.

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Topics: Medicaid billing

How the Bipartisan Budget Act Could Impact Medicare

Posted by Jean A. Lentsch on 3/19/18 9:34 AM

The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, signed into law on February 9, did more than end the brief government shutdown. Included in the bill were several key health provisions. Here’s a look at what these changes mean for Medicare.

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Topics: bipartisan budget act, budget act, bipartisan budget act could impact medicare

Low-Income Subsidies for Medicare Beneficiaries

Posted by Jean A. Lentsch on 2/28/18 4:43 PM

Do your clients need a little extra help? Medicare provides low-income subsidies, also called Extra Help, to qualifying individuals. This is important information for insurance agents as well as beneficiaries. Keep your clients satisfied by ensuring that they receive all the help they’re entitled to and tap into the low-income audience if you haven’t already. Here’s what you need to know.

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Topics: low-income subsidies for Medicare, medicare subsidies

Significant Changes Proposed for Medicare Advantage Plans

Posted by Jean A. Lentsch on 2/7/18 11:31 AM

Changes could be coming to Medicare. CMS published a proposed rule that would make significant changes to Medicare Advantage. Although the proposed changes are intended to provide more flexibility, some concerns have already been raised.

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Topics: Medicare Advantage, Changes proposed for Medicare Advantage Plans

Compliance Training Requirements May Change Due to Proposed Rule

Posted by Jean A. Lentsch on 1/11/18 11:19 AM

A recent proposal could provide relief for Medicare Advantage producers. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has proposed a rule that would change training requirements.

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Topics: compliance training

ADOI going live with new system and new license numbers

Posted by Jean A. Lentsch on 4/20/17 2:57 PM
The Arizona Department of Insurance ("ADOI") is going live with a new back-office software solution, State Based Systems (SBS) The new system is expected to be live on SBS between April 18 and April 21.
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Topics: ADOI, State Based Systems, SBS

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