Ritter Insurance Marketing, Craig Ritter

Obama Healthcare Reform Backs Public Insurer

Stirred by President Obama’s warnings of rising costs, Congress is shaping sweeping health care reform plans that could create a public health insurance program and a mandate that all Americans carry insurance. Click for complete article.

9 Jun 09
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Great American announces New e-Apps for Loyal American Life Insurance Company

New e-Apps We will be loading new versions of the Loyal American Life Insurance Company® (Loyal) Med Supp e-App on June 10, 2009 for all states. This will take place from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Central Time on June 10th.  During this time, you will not be able to submit a Loyal e-App. After this…

9 Jun 09
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Central Pennsylvania Hospital Systems in Discussions about Merger and/or Collaboration

This article is from the Patriot News. PinnacleHealth System and WellSpan are regional Health Systems operating Community Hospitals and other Health Services.  PinnacleHealth operates primarily in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania and WellSpan operates in York and Adams counties.  They are discussing a wide range of collaborative options from a loose agreement to a Full-Fledged Merger…

9 Jun 09
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CMS Issues Corrected Files for Broker Payments for Initial Commissions on Medicare Advantage

6/16/09 UPDATE – See my most recent update here. . . I got a confirmation last week that CMS had, in fact, pushed out the corrected files for Broker Commissions as of June 4th (last Thursday).  Apparently, there was a subset of the file which was showing that some cases were to be paid…

8 Jun 09
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MedPAC Is Primed for Bigger Role in Health-Care Overhaul

MedPac, the obscure commission that advises Congress on the inner workings of the vast Medicare system, could be headed for the health-reform spotlight. Click for article.

8 Jun 09
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California Department of Insurance Alerts Insurance Agents of Potential Scam

All Insurers, agents and brokers, and other interested parties are encouraged to read the press release by Insurance Commissioner Poizner.  The news release warns agent and brokers not to give personal information to scam artists posing as CDI employees. Click here to read the press release.

8 Jun 09
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Seniors may find wide array of Medicare drug plans confusing, study suggests

The wide array of available Medicare drug-coverage plans increases the risk that senior citizens will make poor choices and needlessly spend hundreds of dollars a year, warns a new study. Click for article.

8 Jun 09
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Coventry Sells First Health Services to Magellan Health

Health insurer Coventry Health Care Inc. said Friday it will sell its fee-based Medicaid service business to Magellan Health Services, Inc. Click for complete article.

8 Jun 09
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Reform seen as “Bailout” for healthcare industry

Fifty millon new customers. Those may be the most important words to remember as the health-care reform effort hits its stride this week. Here is a link to the article.

8 Jun 09
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Private Insurance Companies Push For “Individual Mandate”

The Los Angles Times (6/7 Girion) reported, “Some may find it hard to believe that the US health insurance industry supports making major changes to the nation’s healthcare system.” Click to read the complete article.

8 Jun 09
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