Ritter Insurance Marketing, Craig Ritter

Medicare Advantage Profits in 2006 Higher than Expected

(Warning from Craig:  This may make your head hurt, but if you really want to understand this issue, read on!) Here we go!  First of all, here is the actual report for you geeks like me who want to look at it!  gao_report2 Here is an AP story about the GAO report with…

15 Dec 08
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Democrats Eye Medicare Advantage

From the Wall Street Journal Online, kind of a repeat of old news. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122920867695704427.html.html

15 Dec 08
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No Balance Billing PFFS Plan Promise from Today’s Options

From Today’s Options: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently issued a memo requiring Medicare Private-Fee-for-Service (PFFS) plans that permit balance billing to include additional disclaimers in members’ Evidence of Coverage explaining the full impact of balance billing on members’ costs.  We are proud to say that our PFFS plans do not allow…

15 Dec 08
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View an Online Demo of How to Submit Coventry Business either Electronically or Telephonically

See our “Coventry Submitting Business” page.  I’ve posted links to the online demos in the first bullet points under “Online” and “Telephonic” submission procedures. All products, with the exception of the Medicare MSA, can be submitted electronically or telephonically with Coventry.

15 Dec 08
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Coventry: How to file your own Marketing Piece for CMS approval

Visit our page on Coventry CMS Materials (it’s the very last bullet).  I’ve saved the forms you need (the instructions and the Coversheet) in our “resource center”.

15 Dec 08
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Bravo Health Mid-Atlantic Adds a New Washington, D.C. Hospital

December 11, 2008  Bravo Health Mid-Atlantic is pleased to announce the addition of a new network hospital in the District of Columbia, Providence Hospital.  Providence Hospital is a well-regarded, 238-bed Ascension Health System hospital that serves residents of northeast D.C. and the Prince Georges suburbs.  The Hospital is particularly attractive to residents in the following…

15 Dec 08
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Improving the LTCI Value Proposition

Good article from the December Issue of Health Insurance Underwriter. You can read the article online here.  Click on contents and go to article on page 34. The article outlines the strategies for the LTCI industry to increase sales:

  • Increase demand by increaseing consumer awareness of the LTC risk and their responsibility for…

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