Medicare has a new open enrollment period. Starting in 2019, the Medicare Advantage open enrollment period will run between January 1 and March 31. This is a big change for both Medicare insurance agents and Medicare enrollees.
New Medicare cards are coming. Depending on where you live, the cards may already be in the mail, or they may not arrive for months. If you’re getting antsy, there are a few ways to check on the status.
Some retirees may see Medicare costs increase by as much as 203 percent. This is what HealthView Services, a company that provides health care cost projection software, uncovered in a recent analysis of changes to Medicare Part B and Part D coverage.
Topics: Medicare costs
Every 4 to 5 years, Arizona goes to bid on Medicaid contracts. These are the insurance companies that bid to serve people on the state Medicaid system. Hundreds of thousands of lives are in transition as carriers negotiate contracts to serve these clients. Every 4-5 years, carriers win contracts to manage this population.
Next year is shaping up to be a great one for Medicare enrollees in Arizona. CMS recently released Star Ratings for the 2018 Medicare health and drug plans, along with good news for Medicare Advantage premiums and options.
Topics: Medicare insurance ratings
Have you heard?
WAP is offering a GTL Hospital Indemnity Training on May 4. Listen to the video below to find out how this training can benefit you and your clients.
Topics: GTL Hospital Indemnity Training
We are excited to announce our next free Medicare Academy course on April 25 & 26, 2017. This two-day course is perfect for new agents entering the business - no license is required to attend! It's also great for veteran agents hoping to hone their Medicare knowledge. Only 40 seats are available.
Topics: Medicare Academy
Mutual of Omaha will be flying out to update our agent partners on March 7th.
This is a first come, first serve training opportunity and only one session is being offered. Below are the topics and reasons you should consider attending:
You have an opportunity to increase your value to your clients by presenting Medicare and Medicare Supplement insurance products. Research shows that few advisors, only 13 percent, address the need for Medicare planning while consumers look to their financial professional for information and recommendations about Medicare. There is a gap between the client’s expectations and their actual experience. You can easily close the expectation/experience divide with these three suggestions.