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How to Help Senior Clients Get Comfortable with Tech

Posted by Paul Rose on 7/15/20 10:16 AM

Have you started using new digital communication tools recently? While these programs might be a necessity these days, some of your senior clients might need a little help getting up to speed.

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Topics: technology, senior clients and tech, senior clients and technology

13 Weeks. 8 Contacts. Your 2020/2021 Communication Plan

Posted by Paul Rose on 7/13/20 8:15 AM

The Medicare Annual Election Period (AEP) for 2021 coverage starts October 15, 2020 and ends December 7, 2020. That’s roughly 13 weeks away so now is the time to start communicating with your clients and prospects. 

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Topics: aep, AEP communication plan

Ask These 3 Questions to See if Clients May Qualify for SNPs

Posted by Paul Rose on 6/24/20 9:37 AM

A lot can change in a year, or even a month. If your clients have experienced major changes in their health or finances, their current Medicare plan may no longer fit their needs. 

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Topics: Special Needs Plans, SNP, SNP's

AHIP 2021 – Medicare Training Tips from WAP

Posted by Paul Rose on 6/17/20 1:11 PM

The new AHIP 2021 training begins on June 22, 2020. This is an important requirement for all Medicare brokers that represent MAPD and PDP plans with most key insurance carriers. This certification generally must be satisfied before you are ready to sell for 2021.

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Topics: AHIP, AHIP 2021, Medicare Training Tips

UPDATED Western Asset Protection (WAP) Current Operations Status - COVID-19

Posted by Paul Rose on 6/11/20 12:34 PM
We are excited that Arizona has begun to lessen restrictions on the workplace. It means that the economy will start moving again as businesses transition to the new normal.

  • The WAP Team is proceeding with caution, and we are not ready to re-open our physical doors quite yet. For now, we will continue to serve our agent partners from remote home offices.
    We want to reassure our agents, agencies and partners that WAP is fully staffed and continues to conduct business without disruption to customer support; including sales, contracting, licensing, and enrollments and commission processing. 
  • For the time being, agents will not have access to our facilities. We are assessing the situation and will continue to follow the state guidelines as well as take precautions to keep our employees, agents, agencies and partners safe. 

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 or the NEW Medicare Engine. 
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Topics: Arizona, Coronavirus, COVID-19

Beneficiaries with ESRD Can Enroll in Medicare Advantage Plans in 2021

Posted by Paul Rose on 6/10/20 9:23 AM

Big news! Starting in 2021, Medicare beneficiaries with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) will be allowed to enroll in Medicare Advantage plans. This is a significant change that will have major impacts on both the healthcare choices of ESRD patients and Medicare Advantage spending.

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Topics: Medicare Advantage, Medicare Advantage and ESRD

Medicare and the Election: Each Candidate’s Plans

Posted by Paul Rose on 5/29/20 8:42 AM

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.

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Topics: medicare and the election

Medicare COVID-19 SEP Announced

Posted by Jean A. Lentsch on 5/14/20 10:54 AM

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.

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Topics: Medicare Covid-19 SEP

New Medicare Advantage Benefits Now Available

Posted by Paul Rose on 4/22/20 3:37 PM

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.

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Topics: Medicare Advantage, Medicare Advantage Benefits

The AZDOI Waives PROCTOR Requirements

Posted by Jean A. Lentsch on 4/17/20 9:00 AM

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.

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Topics: AZDOI, AZDOI Waives PROCTOR Requirements

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