Ritter Insurance Marketing, Craig Ritter

Medicare Supplement Rate Increase for United Teacher Associates, a subsidiary of the Great American Companies, in Iowa (IA), Kansas (KS), Nebraska (NE), Ohio (OH), Oklahoma (OK), South Carolina (SC), and Utah (UT)

Effective 8/1/08, United Teacher Associates, a subsidiary of The Great American Companies, is taking the following rate actions in the following states:   Iowa:  8% increase on Plans H, I and J Kansas:  8% increase on Plan J Nebraska:  16% increase on Plans A, B, C, D, F and G Ohio:  8% increase on Plans…

2 Jul 08
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Cross Selling Medicare Advantage with Other Insurance Products

This is an explanation of the “cooling off period” with respect to Medicare Advantage and other products.  If you intend to present more than one product, you need to advise the client in advance.  Once CMS completes the 2009 Medicare Advantage Marketing rules, I’ll give a detailed description of each rule. Q: In 2008, is…

2 Jul 08
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One on One Meetings with American Continental, a subsidiary of Genworth, Pennsylvania (PA)

A representative from American Continental will be in Pennsylvania at various locations throughout the month of July.  If you would like to set up a “one on one” meeting to review their products and services, please e-mail me. Here are the date and locations:

CMS Proposed Medicare Advantage Commission Rule to Levelize Commissions

Editor’s note, THIS IS THE ORIGINAL PROPOSED RULE, NOT THE FINAL VERSION WHICH WAS PUBLISHED ON 9/15/2008.  TO SEE COMMENTARY ON 9/15/2008 RULE AS RESPECTS “LEVEL COMMISSIONS” CLICK ON THIS TEXT.   Here is the actual text of the proposed rule: 422.2274 Broker and agent commissions.
If a Medicare Advantage organization markets through…

2 Jul 08
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Ritter Insurance Marketing Office Hours for Independence Day Holiday

Ritter Insurance Marketing will be closing our office at 1pm EDT on Thursday, July 3rd and will also be closed on Friday, July 4th to celebrate Independence Day with our friends and family.  Our office will return to normal hours on Monday, July 7th. We hope you enjoy your Fourth of July!

2 Jul 08
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Insurance, physician groups air dueling advertisements to persuade Medicare payment decision

Here is the latest in the battle over how to pay for the cost of not cutting the Physician’s fee schedule by 10.6%.  From the NAHU website: The AP (7/2, Yen) reports that “[t]wo powerful health trade groups will begin airing dueling ads this week in their fight over Medicare, hoping to…

2 Jul 08
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Protected: Medicare Supplement Rate Increase for Mutual of Omaha in Washington (WA)

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2 Jul 08
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Protected: Medicare Supplement Rate Increase for United World, a subsidiary of Mutual of Omaha in New Jersey (NJ)

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2 Jul 08
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