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National Association of Insurance Commissioners bulletin on New Marketing Guidelines for Medicare Advantage

Here is a PDF version of the NAIC bulletin. naic_mippa

30 Nov 08
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Update on Massachusetts Health Care Reform

The Massachusetts reform brought the state very close to universal coverage.  This is an update on the findings of the Massachusetts reform which was signed into law in April 2006.  This provides insights into what the future might hold nationally, looking at Massachusetts as a case study.  Here is the complete report from NAHU:

30 Nov 08
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Coventry / Health America Business Submission Update – Developing

Here are a few updates.  Most we’ve already covered on our Coventry Page, but some are new:

  • You must use your 6-digit Agent Writing Number on your applications (this was covered on the Coventry Submission Page previously)
  • Order Supplies through the broker portal.  (See Coventry Supplies)
  • NEW:  If you are contacted…
    24 Nov 08
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  • Coventry 2009 Interim Commission Payments

    Please see my Coventry Commissions page for IMPORTANT INFO on Coventry will handle commission payments up to the point where their commissions are finalized by CMS.

    22 Nov 08
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    A.M. Best Affirms Ratings of Coventry Health Care, Inc. and Its Subsidiaries; Revises Outlook to Negative

    Here is the article.  Coventry is still profitable.  They had some issues with the health plans they purchased from Florida not doing as well as they anticipated with their individual health and commercial business (Vista and Summit).  They are seeing higher than expected MLR’s (Medical Loss Ratios) on their Private Fee for Service business. …

    22 Nov 08
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    The Week Ahead

    This will be a short week with the Thanksgiving holiday.  My best wishes go out to everyone, I’m looking forward to a long weekend with family!  Our office will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 27th and 28th. Here are some events in the upcoming week.  To learn more, visit our Events Page!…

    22 Nov 08
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    Changes in Health Care Policy Leaders

    This week, President-elect Obama asked former Senate Leader Tom Daschle to serve as secretary of Health and Human Services in his administration. Daschle was one of Obama’s earliest supporters and had already been tapped to head the health policy segment of the transition team. Daschle is currently a partner in the DC firm of Alston…

    22 Nov 08
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    Ritter Enhances Medicare Quote Engine for 2009 Medicare Advantage Products

    Now it’s easier than ever to compare Medicare Advantage plans with our Medicare Quote Engine.  Yesterday we added a link for Summaries of Benefits.  This allows you to compare all the Dr. and Hospital benefits with ALL Medicare Advantage plans in the country. To Use Our Medicare Quote Engine:

  • Log into Agent Gateway
  • Click on…
    19 Nov 08
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  • One Inspirational Story

    Quick story about an agent who works with Ritter who was in a car accident this past Thursday.  He was treated at a hospital for his injuries.  April, from our office, got a call from his manager about another matter and asked how Jim was doing before they hung up.  Well, turns out that Jim ASKED to be released…

    18 Nov 08
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    Final 2009 Medicare Advantage Commission Data is in!

    Editor’s Note:  Agent’s Looking for Information on Initial Versus Renewal Commissions Click the following link:  July 2nd, 2009 UPDATE:  Final Guidance is IN!!! A few minutes ago, I received the final company data to complete my spreadsheet of broker commissions for the 2009 Medicare Advantage selling season.  I will complete the spreadsheet tonight and have…

    17 Nov 08
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