Ritter Insurance Marketing, Craig Ritter

Submitting Family Life Medicare Supplement Applications Just Got Easier!

Fax your applications with a Fax Transmittal Sheet to: 713-583-2738 and include your email address.  You will receive a confirmation email within 24 business hours of receipts. Follow the three easy steps below for submission:

  • Use a Fax Transmittal Sheet with all apps sent via fax.
  • Complete all sections of the Fax Transmittal including…
    17 Jul 09
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  • Aetna Update Regarding Initial Compensation for MAPD and PDP Enrollments

    Aetna recently received very good news from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) regarding initial compensation for 2009 Medicare Advantage and Part D Prescription Drug Plan enrollments. All PDP to MAPD applications for 2009 will be paid the base commission rate. However, CMS also informed Aetna that they will need to make necessary changes to…

    17 Jul 09
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    Insurance Trade Groups Sends 1,000 Lobbyists To Capitol Hill

    This is the report from CQ Healthbeat on the “fly-in” to Washington, DC yesterday.  I reported on my involvement with the fly-in (Click here to view).  Not sure if I would call myself a “Lobbyist”, but that’s the headline of the news story.  Here is an overview of how it was reported: “Just as Congress…

    16 Jul 09
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    My Trip to Washington DC

    Here are a couple of photos from my trip to Washington DC: This is a photo of about 1/2 of the reception room for the cocktail reception.  Estimates were that about 1,400 insurance agents participated in the Health Care Reform “Fly In”.           Here I am outside of my…

    16 Jul 09
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    Important change for Aetna Individual Medicare Supplement Plans

    As a reminder, effective July 1, 2009, enrollment applications for Aetna’s Individual Medicare Supplement Plans must be submitted to the address of our new Third Party Administrator, CHCS, Services, Inc. Applications submitted to the old address are being forwarded. New address for enrollment applications: Aetna Life Insurance Company
    P.O. Box 13547
    Pensacola, FL …

    13 Jul 09
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    MedPAC Commissioner Argues “draconian” Medicare Cuts will not Control Health Costs

    Nancy Kane is a Harvard professor and a Commissioner on the MedPAC board.  She writes an Opinion in the New York Times that if Medicare’s Payments are cut for In-patient hospitalizations, the costs will shift to some other place (like squeezing a balloon).  Costs will most likely be shifted to Private Insurance.  Kane argues…

    13 Jul 09
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    Aetna Will Begin 2010 Certification on Monday July 27th

    See our Aetna Certification page for the details of what I know at this point.  Once the certification opens on July 27th, we will have all of the detail on how to certify. We do not expect to receive any 2010 product details until early August.  Keep an eye on our Events Calendar

    13 Jul 09
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    Ritter Insurance Will be Hosting on Online Webinar on July 16th and 17th to Cover Universal American (Pyramid, American Progressive, Today’s Options, TexanPlus) Medicare Advantage Plan Filings for 2010, including Private Fee for Service (PFFS), PPO and HMO products

    If you are an insurance agent and you would like to learn about Universal American (including Pyramid, American Progressive, Today’s Options and TexanPlus) plans for the upcoming plan year (2010), please join one of the three Online Webinars we will be hosting with Elizabeth Benz, Assistant Vice President of Universal American as our guest speaker. Universal American…

    7 Jul 09
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    Genworth (American Continental, Continental Life and Genworth Companies) “Free Gas Card” promotion for Medicare Supplement Sales begins TODAY, July 6th

    Summer Gas prices got you down?  Genworth wants to help you “pump up” your Medicare Supplement Sales this Summer!! Genworth (American Continental, Continental Life and Genworth Companies) is running a “Free Gas Card” promotion beginning TODAY, July 6th through October 2nd.  The products covered include Medicare Supplement for Genworth Life and Genworth Life and Annuity and…

    6 Jul 09
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    New Aetna Medicare Policy for Producers With High Complaint Rates

    To ensure compliance with Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) marketing guidelines, Aetna Medicare has implemented a new process to monitor and resolve complaints against producers who sell their Medicare products to individual beneficiaries. The new procedure will begin (or should I say, has begun) on July 1st, 2009.  To view the new procedure…

    6 Jul 09
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