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Great overview of the House and Senate versions of the Health Care Reform Bill and Reconciliation Bill

For those who don’t have time to read two 2,000+ page bills, here is a great resource from the Kaiser Family Foundation! It’s only 40 pages and a great resource for understanding what’s in these bills (current law and the reconciliation now in the Senate). Of note, I finally found a source that indicates…

24 Mar 10
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NAIC Issues Further Guidance on Medicare Supplement Plan N

Here is a link to additional guidance from the NAIC which includes common questions and answers about the new Medicare Supplement plan M. More specifically, it includes information on exactly which billing codes are subject to the “up to $20” office visit co-pay.

23 Mar 10
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Ritter’s next move in bringing additional value & products to our agents!

Ritter Insurance Marketing would like to announce the formation of our Health Division.  This newly created endeavor will focus on the Pre 65/ Individual Major Medical market, as well as Group Medicare.  The underage health segment compliments our Senior Market portfolio by sharing common distribution and service strategies.  Most importantly, this will enable us to…

23 Mar 10
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Text of Senate Health Care Reform Bill and Reconciliation Bill

For those who are interested, I wanted to post the actual Health Care Reform Bills. The first is the Senate Bill which was passed by the House and which the President signed earlier today.  This is the current “law of the land”.  senate_bill The second bill is the Reconciliation Bill which was passed by…

23 Mar 10
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Corrections to Health Bill Commentary

Just wanted to make 2 corrections to my commentary on the HCR Bill:

  • The basis for Medicare Advantage Reimbursements will be the level of FFS spending, NOT on population.  FFS spending is pretty closely correlated with population, but it’s not the same thing.  In the highest 25% grouping of FFS spending, CMS will pay…
    23 Mar 10
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  • Virginia Attorney General to File Suit Against Health Insurance Reform Mandate

    Here is the story from the IFA Web News.

    23 Mar 10
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    CBO Projections on Health Care Reform Impact on Medicare Advantage

    The CBO put out a 3 page document on the impact of the recently passed legislation along with the budget reconciliation bill (Fixes Bill). The CBO is projecting that Medicare Advantage enrollment under the new law will decrease to 8.9 million by 2019 versus the 2009 level of 10.6 million.  In the absence of…

    22 Mar 10
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    Medigap Modernization Q and A

    Last week, Dave Dietz conducted a Webex on the Medigap Modernization.  He has some Q&A he wanted me to try and answer and post to the blog.  Here is it! Will Ritter be offering dental?

    • Not a priority product for us at this time.  We do have a couple of companies right now that…
      22 Mar 10
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    House Passes Comprehensive Health Care Reform

    After 14 months of debate, speeches and compromises, the US House of Representatives has passed Comprehensive Health Care Reform. The vote came in 2 parts.  First, the House voted on the Senate Bill, as is.  That bill will be sent to the President who will sign it into law.  Second, the House will vote on…

    22 Mar 10
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    Ritter Insurance Marketing Releases New Version of Medicare Quote Engine including Modernized Medicare Supplement Plans in 39 States

    Ritter Insurance Marketing is pleased to have released a new version of our very popular Medicare Quote Engine which now allows insurance agents to quote Modernized Medicare Supplement plans in 39 states.  The states covered include:  AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, DC, DE, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MD, ME, MI, MO,…

    18 Mar 10
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