Ritter Insurance Marketing, Craig Ritter

Health Care Summit Participants Divided Over Medicare Advantage

Here is a good summary from the National Underwriter of the back and forth on the Medicare Advantage program.

26 Feb 10
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Reconciliation. . .It’s Baaaaaack

Having watched some of the highlights of the President’s Health Care forum, I’m beginning to think that reconciliation is back on the table.  I blogged about the future of Healthcare reform the night that Scott Brown won the Massachusetts Senate race. I covered the reconciliation process as option #3 in that blog post and…

26 Feb 10
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Chuck Grassley on Medicare During Health Care Summit

Here is the transcript from the Washington Post blog on comments made by Sen. Grassley earlier today. The first comments from Sen. Grassley about 75% going to beneficiary and 25% going to the Federal Gov’t is correct, but this refers to the difference between the MA carrier’s bid for A&B services and the Benchmark. …

25 Feb 10
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UT 2010 LIVE Product Training (March)

Molina will offer live product training for Molina Options Plus Plan- Special Needs Plan and Molina Options Plan- MAPD. Molina Medicare Plans offer competitive products that you can market year round  with rich value adds to meet your customers needs Such as…

  • Prescription Drug  coverage
  • Comprehensive and Preventative Dental
  • Hearing Services
  • Vision exams and…
    25 Feb 10
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Certification Training Available for Modernized Medicare Supplement

The 2010 AARP Medicare Supplement test is now available for agents to complete. If you plan to sell the AARP Medicare Supplement Modernized plans you will need to complete this test prior to writing those plans which are available June 1, 2010. To complete the certification you must log into www.unitedhealthproducers.com.

California (CA) Department of Insurance Issues Memo on Legal Changes on Modernized Medicare Supplement (Medigap) for June 1st, 2010 Effectives

Here is a link to the memo!

25 Feb 10
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Modernized Med Supp Training for the States of AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, DC, DE, IA, ID, IL, IN, KY, ME, MI, MO, MS, MT, NE, NM, NV, OH, OK, OR, RI, SC, SD, WV and WY

United Healthcare will be conducting agent training for Modernized AARP Medicare Supplement plans beginning in early March.  Training is state specific.  To register, visit our EVENTS CALENDAR, select “United Healthcare” as the company and select your state (from those listed above).  If you are logged into our website, simply click the register button and…

25 Feb 10
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Medicare Supplement (Medigap) Rate Increases for the States of South Dakota (SD), Connecticut (CT), Kentucky (KY), Michigan (MI), Oregon (OR), South Carolina (SC), Tennessee (TN), Ohio (OH) and Wisconsin (WI) Effective 4/1/2010

I don’t post the actual increase percentages, but you can get full details by going to our “Resource Page” and using the following:

  • Product = Medicare Supplement
  • Resource = Rates
  • State/Company
    • SD = United World
    • CT, KY, MI, OR, SC, TN, OH and WI = United of Omaha

You…

24 Feb 10
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AHIP Comments on Status of Health Care Reform

Here is a press release from America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP). Meanwhile, the POTUS weighed in on Health Care Reform.  I’ll probably have more to say, but when you read about “Ensuring Fiscal Sustainability“, the first line talks about MA plans costing 14% more than Original Medicare FFS. I’ve mentioned many times…

24 Feb 10
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Reminder—Still Time for Aetna 2010 Producer Certification Reimbursement

As a reminder, agents can qualify for reimbursement of the $100 producer certification fee by selling 5 or more Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug plans (with effective dates between 1/1/10 – 3/31/10) during the 2010 Annual Election and Open Enrollment Periods.

  • Reimbursement is targeted for completion by the end of 2nd quarter 2010. Aetna will reimburse up…
    22 Feb 10
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