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Outbound Phone Verification for Secure Horizons PFFS

Here is important info for you to know, so that you can properly prepare your client for the required Outbound Phone Verification call for Secure Horizons Private Fee for Service. Flyer on Outbound Education Verification

25 Jun 08
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Phone Verification Procedure for Great American Companies

Good News! We will consolidate our Phone Verification (PV) processes for all business submitted to Austin after 6/25/08. Now you only need to call EMSI or the Austin office for all business within the Great American Supplemental Benefits Group family of companies. You no longer have to call the KC office for CGI, CRL and…

25 Jun 08
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Storm Clouds Rising for Medicare Advantage, Part 1

Over the next couple of days, I’ll be reviewing some of the factors influencing the future of Medicare Advantage.  Some of the issues include:

  • Upcoming Presidental election.
  • CMS’s 2009 “Call Letter”.
  • Legislation to avert Physician’s 10.6% cuts.
  • Funding cost for PFFS versus other MA plans.

Look for me to post updates as time…

25 Jun 08
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The facts about Medicare Advantage

I found this article in the “Pacesetter” which is the monthly agent publication for American Continental. For further information on American Continental, click here to e-mail Dave The American Medical Association (AMA) published an interesting Fact Sheet* regarding Medicare Advantage (MA) plans. This is an important topic for our sales team because we continually…

25 Jun 08
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Royal Neighbors is holding its current high interest rates on all annuity plans!

    Crown Choice (SPDA) – a 6-year interest guarantee with a 6-year matching surrender period and our highest commission levels on an MYG product   Single premiums of    $100,000 plus…………………………………………. 5.00%                                     $20,000 through $99,999…………………………. 4.90%                                     $5,000 through $19,999…………………………… 4.15%   Neighbors Choice (SPDA) – a 5-year interest guarantee with a…

24 Jun 08
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RNA Medicare Supplement Rate Increase for WV

  The rate increase for West Virginia has been approved. There is a 25 % increase for all plans. The effective date for the rate increase is October 5, 2008. Please refer to the points below to determine which rates should be applied.  • All Medicare Supplement applications dated before August 1, 2008, regardless of…

24 Jun 08
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House Democratic leaders score stunning victory on Medicare bill

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By Jeffrey Young
Posted: 06/24/08 07:23 PM [ET] The House’s surprising and overwhelming passage of a Democratic Medicare bill on Tuesday has significantly changed the dynamic of how Congress plans to address a fast-approaching cut in the program.  The vote was a major win for House Democratic leaders and a stunning loss…

24 Jun 08
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House passes bill to cut Billions in Medicare payments

This is from Reuters. . . bill passed the House, needs to pass Senate.  Bush has threatened a Veto. June 24 (Reuters) – The U.S. House of Representatives voted on Tuesday to cut billions of dollars in Medicare spending on private health plans to preserve funding for payments to physicians who treat Medicare patients.  …

24 Jun 08
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LTC Partnership Training for Pennsylvania

Presented by John Hancock 8am to 5pm Continental breakfast and lunch included 8 CE credits – Mandatory in PA for those selling LTC (must be completed by 12/31/08). Course fee is $65 September 9th – King of Prussia September 10th – Grantville September 11th – Cranberry See complete announcement for details (partnership_ce_pa) .  E-mail…

24 Jun 08
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Business Submission for Great American Companies

You have heard about it for months and the change will happen soon. Here are some important dates to keep in mind when submitting all New Business applications for Central Reserve Life (CRL), Continental General (CGI) and Provident American Life & Health (PALHIC) Insurance Companies.   * June 24, the last day the Kansas office…

24 Jun 08
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