Ritter Insurance Marketing, Craig Ritter

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

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

26 Jul 08
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Coventry Announces 2009 Medicare Advantage Agent Certification

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…

26 Jul 08
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Evercare, a Subsidiary of United Health Care, Announces Webcasts in August Covering HIPAA Updates for Dual SNP and Chronic Illness

Pick a date and mark your calendar!

Webcast Dates:

Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Time:  All Dates – 3 PM CST

Webcast URL:  http://uhc-enterprise.webex.com

26 Jul 08
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Why Medicare Advantage Sales Leads will be King in 2009

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…

    25 Jul 08
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  • Coventry Health Care Announces First Quarter Earnings

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    25 Jul 08
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    Aetna Comments on Medicare Bill

    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;…

    24 Jul 08
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    Public Meetings Held on Highmark (Blue Cross) and Independence Blue Cross (IBC) Merger Plans

    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…

    24 Jul 08
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    Coventry Advantra Freedom Agent Commission Chargeback Procedure Change

    Effective with the 6/29/08 commission runs, Coventry has changed their commission chargeback procedure for disenrollments during the first year. For details, log into Agent Gateway, click on FAQ and Select “Coventry”. . .Look for the question:  How does Coventry handle charge backs for the 2008 Advantra Freedom Plans?

    24 Jul 08
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    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)

    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…

    24 Jul 08
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    2009 Medicare Advantage Lead Opportunity in the Pittsburgh, PA Market

    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)….

    24 Jul 08
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