Ritter Insurance Marketing, Craig Ritter

Insurance Product Training 5/3/10 – 5/7/10

Next week is a busy training week with national learning opportunities on the web and live training sessions in several states covering products from Medicare Advantage to Individual Insurance products.  Registration is “one click” away at Ritter Insurance’s “Event’s Calendar”! (You must be logged in to register!)

  • Monday (5/3): Learn about Genworth…
    29 Apr 10
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Regulators Give Health Insurers Good News

This is from the Wall Street Journal. The good news is on the large and small group.  The jury is still out on individual health.  NAIC will define medical loss ratio by June 1st.

28 Apr 10
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Craig Ritter to Appear as a Panelist at 4th Annual Medicare Supplement Conference

I’ve been invited again to appear as a Panelist at the 4th Annual Medicare Supplement Conference in Scottsdale, AZ on October 11-13th, 2010.  I’ll be helping with the presentation of “Med Supp Marketing 2.0:  Using Technology to Build Distribution”.  I’d love to participate in some of the other presentations as well, as a number…

26 Apr 10
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How National Health Care Reform is Going to Affect Seniors

This video seminar was conducted by the Society of Certified Senior Advisors. You can watch a recording of the seminar here. Thanks to Rick for the link!

26 Apr 10
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Democrats Seek National Control over Health Insurance Premium Rate Increases

Generally, approving rate increases was a State matter.  As some of the new mandates kick in, there are likely to be higher rate increases which accompany that.  It seems that from a populist viewpoint, the Feds would like to exert tighter controls over premium increases.  Of course, there are consequences to not allowing premiums to…

26 Apr 10
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NAHU Washington Updates for the week ending 4/23/2010

Here is a link to updates from NAHU!

26 Apr 10
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CMS Actuary’s Report on Health Care Reform Costs Predicts Increase in Costs

Here is more from the Opinion pages of the WSJ. The intent of Health Care Reform was to “bend the cost curve”.  It seems that the cost curve will bend, but in the wrong direction, according to Medicare’s chief actuary. Additionally, many of the cost cutting will hit Medicare and will be politically difficult…

26 Apr 10
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Update on Massachusetts Health Insurer’s Legal Suit over Premium Rate Increases

Although the Health Insurers are still appealing the process, a court ordered Harvard Pilgrim and Fallon Community to continue selling Health Insurance at their 2009 rates.  The story was covered by the Boston Globe.  This is an interested case study, since Massachusetts is a little like a test lab for health care nationally.  The…

22 Apr 10
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Legislature Mulls Tougher Oversight on Health Insurance Premium Increases

The Senate is introducing a new bill to provide the Secretary of Health and Human Services with the authority to block a Health Insurer’s premium increase found to be “unreasonable”.  The story is reported by Robert Pear of the New York Times. The bill has been introduced by Senator Dianne Feinstein.  Feinstein is quoted…

21 Apr 10
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Molina Agent Training in California (CA)

We have 3 training events available for Molina in the month of May.  To register, please visit our events calendar here.

20 Apr 10
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