Ritter Insurance Marketing, Craig Ritter

Medicare Payment Advisory Council (MedPAC) Executive Director Comments on the Effects of Obama’s Budget Plans on Medicare Advantage Carriers

MedPAC is a government agency which advises Congress on matters relating to Medicare.  They are considered the “Gold Standard” for Medicare statistics and are supposed to be non-partisan.  See www.medpac.gov for more information on MedPAC. Kind of an odd website, but this is the only place I could find it.  Here is the Article.  There are some…

28 Feb 09
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CMS Issues 2010 Part D Stand Alone Prescription Drug Plan (PDP) Deductible and Co-Insurance Amounts

4/7/2009 – EDITOR’S NOTE:  THESE NUMBERS WERE SUBSEQUENTLY ADJUSTED.  SEE UPDATED POST HERE. Editor’s Note:  Click here for an update on agent use plan data. You can learn more about the Standard Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit by clicking here. Here are the 2010 numbers for the “Standard Benefit” for Medicare Prescription Drug…

28 Feb 09
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Shenandoah Life’s CEO, Robert Clark, Retires after State Takeover, Sees “No Active Role”

Here is the article.

27 Feb 09
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Craig will be hosting (2) webinars on March 3, 2009, one at 10AM and one at 1PM, our newly redesigned website

For details on how to attend, visit our “Events Calendar”.

27 Feb 09
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Aetna will be hosting a webinar March 5, 2009, on “Aetna Medicare Resources Center”

For details on how to attend visit our “Events Calendar”.

27 Feb 09
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President Obama’s Budget Sinks Medicare Advantage Stocks

There are too many stories to post here, but this is one of the most concise descriptions of the Obama budget and the impact on Insurance Companies which offer Medicare Advantage plans . . .From the Wall Street Journal Online. Health Insurance stocks suffered double digit losses on Thursday, lead by Humana down almost…

27 Feb 09
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Shenandoah Posts Receivership Documents on its Website

To view all of the documents, you can click here. Of most interest to agents would be the Cover Letter, the notice to agents and the Notice Regarding Hardship Request.

25 Feb 09
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Ritter Insurance Marketing to Launch Redesigned Website

We are striving to bring the Independent Senior Market Insurance Agent the most Powerful and Useful website in the industry.  We’ve gotten a lot of positive feedback on our website from many of you and we appreciate the kind words! The upcoming release, we believe, will make navigating our website even faster and easier. Our target release…

25 Feb 09
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CMS Letter to Wellcare

I had a large number of agents ask me for the “official” letter from CMS to Wellcare, so here it is:  cms_letter_to_wellcare

25 Feb 09
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CMS Issues Draft of 2010 Call Letter for Medicare Advantage and Part D Providers

If you follow this blog, you may recall that the original 2010 Draft Call Letter was published on January 8th, 2009.  Then the call letter was rescinded on January 22nd, 2009 and now the new Call Letter has been reissued (as of today).  This letter is used by Medicare Advantage and Part D providers in…

25 Feb 09
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