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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

7 Steps to Achieving Goal Traction

Posted by Mari Tautimes on 1/11/19 9:45 AM

I've gotten pretty good at writing down and achieving goals over the years. I've lost 100 pounds, I'm in an amazing marriage, I am a CEO of a multi-million-dollar company and I am a proud mother of 4 incredible kids and as of Christmas day, I’m a grandmother to a new baby girl.  

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Topics: goal traction, achieving goal traction, goals

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

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 insurance continuing education, Arizona Department of Insurance, insurance licensing

How Will the Elections Impact Medicare Insurance?

Posted by Mari Tautimes on 11/16/18 2:59 PM

The midterm elections are over – but much remains to be seen. Now it’s time to figure out what the election results might mean for the future of Medicare.

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Topics: medicare insurance, future of medicare insurance, impact of elections on medicare

How to Use Facebook to Promote Medicare Insurance Sales

Posted by Mari Tautimes on 10/19/18 1:51 PM

Make this year’s Medicare Annual Election Period the best ever. If you really want to get noticed, your promotional plans should include social media, especially Facebook.

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Topics: medicare insurance sales, facebook

New Arizona Medicare Advantage Plans with LTC Benefit

Posted by Mari Tautimes on 10/15/18 4:07 PM

Many Medicare beneficiaries have been disappointed to learn that Medicare does not provide long-term care benefits. Now, some of that disappointment could be ending. Thanks to new rules from CMS, Medicare Advantage plans can now offer some long-term care benefits.

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Topics: Medicare Advantage, Medicare Advantage Plans with LTC Benefit, long-term care benefits, long-term care, ltc

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