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American Continental Insurance and Continental Life of Brentwood (both Genworth Companies) Change Operational Procedures on Premium overages/shortages

This is for agent use only.  To view the procedure, log into AGENT GATEWAY, click on Frequently asked questions, select American Continental and look for the question: How does American Continental handle premium shortages/overages for Medicare Supplement? Not an Agent Gateway user?  JOIN HERE!

29 Jul 08
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2009 Premium Maps available for American Progressive, Today’s Options for the States of Connecticut (CT), Massachusetts (MA), Maryland (MD), Maine (ME), Michigan (MI), New Hampshire (NH), New Jersey (NJ), New York (NY), Ohio (OH), Pennsylvania (PA), Vermont (VT) and West Virginia (WV)

You must be a licensed agent to get a map.  You cannot share this information with any Medicare Beneficiary. E-mail April Ford to request your map, please indicate which state(s) you would like.

29 Jul 08
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Complaints about Medicare drug benefit declining, GAO auditors say

The AP (7/29, Freking) reports, “Complaints about the Medicare drug benefit have dropped considerably since the summer of 2006, but ongoing challenges still pose problems for participants, particularly in getting complaints addressed promptly,” according to auditors with the Government Accountability Office (GAO). The GAO auditors “tracked nearly 630,000 complaints filed with the…

29 Jul 08
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Medicare incentive payments may encourage physicians to use e-prescriptions

USA Today (7/29, Kornblum) reports, “The move to get doctors to file prescriptions electronically is gathering steam, and may get a further boost from new Medicare rules that give doctors money to go electronic — and take it away if they don’t.” According to Pharmacy Health Information Exchange, which transmits “e-prescriptions from…

29 Jul 08
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Free Webinar on Marketing to Seniors, Sponsored by Unicare and Norvax, July 30th @ 12 CENTRAL TIME

Learn More for Free…

The first Baby Boomers that will become Medicare-eligible will do so in just 17 months,
and the Senior market is projected to peak at more than 70 million people over the next
three decades. This creates a great opportunity for you to capitalize on this new

28 Jul 08
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Are You Looking to Explode your 2009 Medicare Advantage Sales?

Ever wonder why there’s never been a Medicare Advantage Convention for Independent Agents? You can find a Senior Market Expo (Cost = $550) You can find a Property and Casualty Convention (Cost = $665) Even a Life Settlements Convention (Cost = $1,595) Ritter Insurance is pleased to offer our first “Medicare…

John Hancock Sponsoring Online Long Term Care (LTC) Partnership Training in Arizona (AZ), Georgia (GA), Idaho (ID), Iowa (IA), Illinois (IL), Maine (ME), Maryland (MD), Montana (MT), Nebraska (NE), North Dakota (ND), Ohio (OH), Oregon (OR), Pennsylvania (PA), Rhode Island(RI), South Dakota (SD) and Virginia (VA); COMING SOON TO Colorado (CO), Florida (FL) and New Jersey (NJ)

To register, E-mail Mike and he will contact you.  Online training:   If you cannot attend a class, or prefer to take your training online, John Hancock offers state-specific online training to help you meet NAIC Partnership requirements.  Look to this page for information on:

  • the cost of online training,…
    26 Jul 08
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John Hancock Sponsoring Live Long Term Care (LTC) Partnership Training in Georgia (GA), Iowa (IA), Kansas (KS), Maryland (MD), Nebraska (NE), Ohio (OH), Pennsylvania (PA) and Virginia (VA)

Here are the dates and locations, chronologically.  To register, E-mail Mike and he will contact you.  BE SURE TO INCLUDE THE LOCATION YOU ARE SEEKING TO ATTEND. Fee for the training is $65, but this can be reimbursed based on production (see below).  City State Date Notes North Platte NE…

26 Jul 08
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Unison Requiring Use of Attestation form EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY on all Medicare Advantage Enrollments

Click here for the form. The form is required with all enrollment applications effective immediately. Applications will be placed in incomplete status if the eligibility attestion is not included with enrollment application.    

26 Jul 08
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Universal American Companies (Pennsylvania Life in 49 states and American Progressive in NY) announce Community CCRx filed Plan Designs for 2009 Stand Alone Part D Plans (PDP)

If you are a licensed agent and would like to review the 2009 plan designs, please e-mail April Ford. Keep in mind that these are NOT to be shared with any Medicare Beneficiary before October 1st, 2008 and that these are filed plans and NOT APPROVED….

26 Jul 08
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