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Central Reserve Life (CRL) implements rate adjustment on Closed Book of Medicare Supplement Business in Pennsylvania (PA)

This information is for licensed agents only, so to view the alert go to our Resource Center and select CRL, Rates and Medicare Supplement

25 Mar 09
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The Admiral Life Insurance Company has revised the Medicare Supplement Application for the states of Idaho (ID), California (CA), Montana (MT), South Dakota (SD), Tennessee (TN) and Texas TX

The new application form numbers are “ALMSAPP200812ID for the state of ID,  ALMSAPP200812CA for the state of CA, ALMSAPP200812MT for the state of MT, ALMSAPP200812SD for the state of SD, ALMSAPP200812TN for the state of TN and ALMSAPP200812TX for the state of TX.    The new applications will be required for signature dates on or after May…

25 Mar 09
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North Carolina (NC) Agent Arrested For Stealing Identities

According to the NC Department of Insurance authorities,  a Bahama woman has been arrested for allegedly stealing identities of more than 100 people, some of whom were dead, and signed them up for Medicare Advantage plans. Click to read complete article.

25 Mar 09
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Lincoln Heritage Medicare Supplement has a new Bank Draft Form that must be used immediately when submitting New Business

The new Bankdraft is for the states of AZ, AR, CA, CO, DE, DC, FL, GA, ID, IL, IN, IA, KY, LA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NH, NM, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TX, UT, VA, WV, WI AND WY To access the bankdraft form for these states, visit…

24 Mar 09
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National States Insurance Ratings Downgraded

The St. Louis Business Journal announce A.M. Best Co. has downgraded the financial strength rating of National States Insurance Co.  The ratings agency downgraded the company’s financial strength rating to C plus plus from B minus and its issuer credit rating to BB minus from B.  A.M. Best also downgraded the outlook for these ratings…

24 Mar 09
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UnitedHealthCare to Terminate Carrier Agreements including Guarantee Trust Life

Effective April 1, 2009, Guarantee Trust Life, will no longer offer the Part D Prescription Drug products.  Access to UnitedHealthProducers.com, will be terminated for any agent using a Carrier writing number. CMS guidelines require the payment of first year renewal rates for all applications received with 2009 effective dates.  UnitedHealthCare will continue to pay commissions…

24 Mar 09
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CMS Publishes initial list of US counties which will need to be Networked for Private Fee for Service in 2011

Here is a link to the file:  http://www.cms.hhs.gov/PrivateFeeforServicePlans/Downloads/2011PFFSNetworkAreas.zip
Bottom Line:  There are 3141 counties in the USA and 2503 will require a network (this number could go higher based on 2010 plans).  This represents about 80% of all counties at present.

23 Mar 09
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Today’s Option Agent Training Webinar: Friday, March 20, 11 a.m. EST

The Today’s Options Ad Design System – Personalized, Compliant Ads – at Your Fingertips! For details on how to register, vist our “Events Calendar

18 Mar 09
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Universal American’s 2009 Sales & Educational Conference

The 2009 Sales & Educational Conference for Independent Agency Sales to be held September 11-14, 2009, at the Breakers Hotel and Conference facility in Palm Beach, Florida.  Click here  for more information

17 Mar 09
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John Hancock Introduces New Needs-Based Tools for Long-Term Care (LTC) Insurance Marketing

New materials help financial representatives sell LTC insurance in today’s tough economic conditions. To Read Complete Article Click Here

17 Mar 09
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