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Aetna 2008 Medicare Certification Portal going down on Thursday, July 10th to prepare for 2009 Certification Materials

As some of you may be aware, Aetna offers a Training Certification Program which has been designed with the Producer’s learning certification needs in mind. Aetna’s Consumer Segment Learning & Performance Team has designed the program in an online format making it simple to access, complete and track. This is to advise you that in…

8 Jul 08
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Aetna 2009 Medicare Advantage Plans Filed in 31 States

Aetna has released it’s 2009 plans for agent use only.  If you are a licensed insurance agent and would like more information on Aetna’s proposed plans, please e-mail Craig. As a reminder, this information is pending CMS approval and is not to be shared with any Medicare beneficiary.

8 Jul 08
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Medicare Physician Pay Patch Bill Might Gain Enough Votes for Cloture in Senate, Baucus Says

From various sources, The Hill and Kaiser  Daily Health Policy Report From Craig, “Looks like this may come up again by the end of the day tomorrow.”  Senate Finance Committee Chair Max Baucus (D-Mont.) on Monday said that a House-passed bill (HR 6331) that would delay a 10.6% reduction to Medicare…

8 Jul 08
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HR 6331/S. 3101, The Fundamental Question: Is Medicare Advantage Good for America?

The debate of the excess funding of Medicare Advantage relative to the actual cost to care for a Medicare Beneficiary brings us to a fundamental question:  Is Medicare Advantage Good for America? The Single-Payor agrument goes like this:  The cost of administering Medicare is 3.1% and the excess payment to Medicare Advantage companies is 12%. …

8 Jul 08
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