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Daily Archives: Tuesday, July 29, 2008

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

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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!

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)

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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.

Complaints about Medicare drug benefit declining, GAO auditors say

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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…

Medicare incentive payments may encourage physicians to use e-prescriptions

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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…


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