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Monthly Archives:: July 2008

Universal American Companies (Pyramid Life and American Progressive) announce Today’s Options filed Plan Designs for 2009 Medicare Advantage Private Fee for Service (PFFS)

Posted by & filed under 2009 MA Plans, American Progressive, Insurance Companies, Medicare Advantage, Pyramid Life, Universal American Companies.

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. Craig

Coventry Announces 2009 Medicare Advantage Agent Certification

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Insurance Agents who wish to sell Coventry Health Care Medicare Advantage products will be able to Certify online beginning the week of August 18th, 2009.  By completing the Contracting requirements and by completing the online training, agents will be able to sell for the remainder of 2008 and all of 2009. Existing agents who have…

Why Medicare Advantage Sales Leads will be King in 2009

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If you are an insurance agent in the Medicare Advantage market, you need to align yourself with an IMO who understands that Medicare Advantage Sales Leads will be KING in 2009. I will address each point in detail in future posts, but here is a brief overview:

  • Telemarketing will be banned.  You will no longer…

  • Aetna Comments on Medicare Bill

    Posted by & filed under Aetna, Insurance Companies, Medicare Advantage, News.

    The House and Senate last week voted to override the President’s veto of the Medicare bill, which means that the House Medicare bill now will become law. However, it will take some time for the two main components of the law to have an impact: 1) The unfavorable rating change doesn’t take effect till 2010;…

    Public Meetings Held on Highmark (Blue Cross) and Independence Blue Cross (IBC) Merger Plans

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    This came from an Aetna: Testimony was mixed. Highmark and IBC claimed that consolidation is necessary to remain competitive with large national insurers with access to capitalization. A number of policyholders and community groups spoke in favor of the merger. Speaking against the consolidation were a number of disparate groups. Providers generally opposed it, including…

    Today’s Options (Pyramid Life and American Progressive) 2009 Certification Meetings scheduled in Georgia (GA), Iowa (IA), Illinois (IL), Indiana (IN), Maryland (MD), Michigan (MI), North Carolina (NC), New Jersey (NJ), Nevada (NV), Ohio (OH), Oklahoma (OK), Pennsylvania (PA), South Carolina (SC), Utah (UT) and West Virginia (WV)

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    This is from American Progressive and Pyramid, note that this is Medicare Training and Certification and that Product training will follow. . .  -Craig We are excited to announce that we have expanded our Medicare product lines for 2009.  I would like to personally invite you to attend one of our FREE MEDICARE PRODUCT and…

    2009 Medicare Advantage Lead Opportunity in the Pittsburgh, PA Market

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    Aetna is coming to the Pittsburgh market in 2009.  As a part of their new product introduction, they are looking to partner with some experienced Medicare Advantage agents to work their leads. There will be no cost to the leads and there is no commission reduction (GA commissions will be paid on all lead sales)….


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