Ritter Insurance Marketing, Craig Ritter

Ritter Insurance Marketing Hosting a Webex to Review 2009 MIPPA Marketing Regulations

All agents are Welcome.  We are limited to 100, so if we overflow, we will either do it again or have it available for replay. The call is at 1:30 ET on Thursday, November 6th, 2008.  To register, visit our Events Homepage and Find the Webex November 6th. You can directly register at the…

31 Oct 08
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Enhancements to Medicare Quote Engine Coming Soon!!

We’ve been working very hard over the past 2 weeks on a MAJOR UPGRADE to www.medicarequoteengine.com. This will allow you NOT only to see ALL Medicare Advantage plans available in your zip code within seconds (in our current version), but also, to view complete plan details with one click!  That’s 1.1 MILLION bits of…

31 Oct 08
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Humana’s Letter to Senator Max Baucus Expresses “Outrage” at Independent Agent Commission for 2009 Medicare Advantage

I found Humana’s Letter to Senator Max Baucus here.  (UPDATE, this link was taken down, so I have to find this document posted somewhere else?!?) This is kind of a weird website, but I found it here:  http://www.savefile.com/files/1870503 Caution:  Reading this will make your blood boil! Reconstructing the events of October 15th, from what…

31 Oct 08
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Submitting Coventry Business for 2009, Advantra Freedom, AdvantraRX, Advantra Savings and Advantra Plans, including: Health America, Group Health Plans, Southern Health, Summit, Visita, PersonalCare, Altius and Coventry Advantra

See our Coventry Submitting Business Page for Instructions and 2009 Fax cover sheets and Fax numbers for the Various products and Local Plans. Agents can begin submitting business on 11/15/2008 for 2009 business.  Applications cannot be taken prior to 11/15/08 for a 1/1/2009 effective date.  Therefore, you should not have an application dated prior…

31 Oct 08
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Cost of Medicare prescription drug program fell $6 billion this year.

From USA Today.  Primary cause of the favorable result is that Seniors are tending to use more generic equivalents to avoid the doughnut hole.

31 Oct 08
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Cigna Profit Dragged Down by Reinsurance Unit

Cigna released 3rd Quarter Earnings

31 Oct 08
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Universal American Corp. Reports Third Quarter 2008 Results and Updates 2008 Guidance

Here is the earnings report for Universal American which includes Pyramid, American Progressive, CCRX and PrescribaRX.

30 Oct 08
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Companies who Accept AHIP Certification

This is the first time I’ve seen a list. . .the companies may have other requirements to certify for their products, but they accept AHIP for general compliance:

30 Oct 08
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Submitting Comments on the MIPPA Law

Most of the recent regulatory changes (Scope of Appointment,  48-hour “Cooling Off”, compensation regulation, etc.) implemented by CMS may be traced back to the enacting of Public Law  Number 110-275 (formerly H.R. 6331), better known as the “Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008” (MIPPA). CMS is still in the process of defining…

30 Oct 08
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Phillies Win the World Series

I know this isn’t a sports blog. . .but since I’m a lifelong Phillies Phan and this only happens once every 3 decades or so, here is a link!

30 Oct 08
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