Ritter Insurance Marketing, Craig Ritter

Obama health overhaul may be death knell for small insurers

Here is a link to the article.

6 Jun 09
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CMS Issues Guidance on 2010 Broker Commissions for Medicare Advantage; Gives Some Plans the Option to Make Changes to 2009 Commission Structure Effective July 1st, 2009

Brokers commissions for Medicare Advantage Plans will be allowed to increase by a maximum of 0.81% in 2010 from the maximum Fair Market Value of brokers commissions which was issued by CMS on December 24th, 2008.  In most states, the maximum commission for an initial commission was $400 and the maximum replacement commission was $200. …

6 Jun 09
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Scope of Appointment Training Session Scheduled via Webex on June 11th, 2009 at 2pm ET

I was out doing some agent meetings this past week and had some conversations with the agents on the Scope of Appointment Form.  I got the impression that their might be some confusion on when it is required, when it must be signed in advance and when it can be signed immediately prior to a presentation. Failure…

5 Jun 09
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NAHU Encourages Insurance Agents to Get Involved in the Heath Care Reform Debate Today!

This comes from Janet Trautwein, CEO of NAHU: Dear NAHU Members,  As you know, the health care debate has been heating up these last few weeks. While NAHU staff is working hard here in Washington, DC, your continuous grassroots efforts have been an enormous help and have not gone unnoticed.   As many of you may…

5 Jun 09
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Obama Administration sees no ‘need to have brokers out selling’ health insurance plans

This is a blog post from the Insurance and Financial Advisor Blog.  I’ve heard that the Administration compared choosing a Health Insurance Policy (from a Government Website) to buying an airline ticket on www.orbitz.com.  I don’t think that’s a fair comparison.

5 Jun 09
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Republicans Frustrated over Size, Shape and Cost of Healthcare Reform Proposals

It seems to be the key sticking point with regard to Health Care Reform is the creation of a Public Plan Option which would compete with Private insurance.  There is also some debate around a mandate to purchase health insurance and whether or not to tax Health Care Benefits.  Robert Pear of the New York…

5 Jun 09
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