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Cigna-Express Scripts Merger Gets Antitrust Approval

Updates on Upcoming Mergers Cigna has received antitrust approval for their acquisition of Express Scripts. The deal is predicted to fully close by the end of 2018. This is also good news for the CVS-Aetna merger, as that antitrust approval is still in the works. Cigna’s acquisition of Express Scripts was first announced about…

19 Sep 18
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UPDATE: Minnesota Medicare Cost Plan Changes for 2019

Here’s more information on the counties in which Minnesota Medicare Cost plans will no longer be available and a list of important dates for agents and Minnesota Cost plan members to keep in mind. In June, we wrote Medicare Cost plan beneficiaries in several Minnesota counties would see their current coverage terminated due to

11 Sep 18
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CVS-Aetna & Cigna-Express Scripts Deals Likely to Get Approval

The Department of Justice (DOJ) is reportedly very close to approving the mergers between CVS and Aetna and Cigna and Express Scripts. Those familiar with the deals predict the DOJ’s formal antitrust approvals will come within the next several weeks. Update on the CVS-Aetna Merger Regulators reportedly have some concerns that the almost $70 billion deal between…

CMS Mistakenly Sends BCBS Termination Notices to Over 38,000

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said Wednesday that, due to incorrect information, it mistakenly sent out termination notices to around 38,700 Medicare beneficiaries with plans from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota.

6 Sep 18
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Empowering Seniors’ Enrollment Decision Act of 2018 Introduced

On August 10, Rep. Erik Paulsen (R-MN) introduced H.R. 6662, the Empowering Seniors’ Enrollment Decision Act of 2018, into Congress. If passed, the bill will amend Section 1851(e)(2)(F) of title XVIII in the Social Security Act to “extend the special election period under part C of the Medicare program for certain deemed individuals enrolled…

31 Aug 18
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Ritter Insurance Marketing Makes List of Top 50 Fastest Growing Companies in Central Pennsylvania

Ritter Insurance Marketing is proud to announce that is has been named to the Central Penn Business Journal’s 22nd annual list of the Top 50 Fastest Growing Companies in Central Pennsylvania.

23 Jul 18
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PA Supreme Court Rules Highmark Access to UPMC Ends in 2019

Around 50,000 seniors in Western Pennsylvania have a big decision to make this Annual Enrollment Period: stick with their Highmark Medicare Advantage plan and lose in-network access to UPMC doctors in the middle of next year OR change their Medicare coverage and continue seeing UPMC doctors at in-network costs. On Wednesday, the Pennsylvania Supreme…

Bright Health to Bring Medicare Advantage Plans to New York in 2019

Bright Health, a Minneapolis-based insurer, will partner with New York-based provider Mt. Sinai to provide Medicare Advantage plans starting in 2019, pending approval from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). According to Crain’s New York Business, CEO Bob Sheehy said, “We think the Medicare market is a good place to start…

17 Jul 18
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