Ritter Insurance Marketing, Craig Ritter

Coventry to Acquire Mercy Health Plan of Missouri

Here is the story.  Mercy had a huge Medicare Advantage Enrollment in 2010, if I’m not mistaken.

30 Jun 10
Posted By:

Your Help is Needed! Please sign the Federal Web Portal Letter

Here is a link to view the sample letter for your Representative to urge HHS to include an option for consumers to contact an agent when using the Web Portal for Health Insurance.

29 Jun 10
Posted By:

Wellcare Health Plans has settled their dispute around their Medicaid business in Florida and some other states.

Read Full Post

29 Jun 10
Posted By:

Wall Street Journal Covers New Medigap Options

I’ve been blogging about Medigap modernization for the better part of a year now, but I think you’d like to see if followed in the National press as well.  Here is a good article from the Wall Street Journal blog on the new Medigap plans which started on June 1st.

28 Jun 10
Posted By:

Obama Signs Doc Fix for Medicare Physician Reimbursement for 6 Months

Kaiser Health News has some links to various news organizations who are following this story.  Bottom line is that Doctors will get a 2.2% raise in pay.  The June claims which were processed at a 21% reduction will need to be refiled.  The 6 month fix puts this off until the month following the…

28 Jun 10
Posted By:

Craig Hosts a 3 Minute Demo of Medicareful.com

Medicareful.com is a network of local insurance agents who submit Senior business with Ritter Insurance Marketing. Here is a brief demo of how Medicareful works!

25 Jun 10
Posted By:

Medicareful.com Coming Soon!

Ritter is almost ready to launch our preview of www.medicareful.com!  Medicareful is a website designed to promote local agents who place business with Ritter Insurance Marketing.  We will be sending out an email next week for agents to request participation in this website.  To test the functionality of the beta site, you must use…

24 Jun 10
Posted By:

Kaiser Publishes Trends in Medicare Advantage

Here is a link to the report from the Kaiser Family Foundation. Kaiser is a great resource for Medicare information.  There are number of charts and graphs which slice and dice the information in a variety of ways (premium, plan type, major carrier, market share, etc.)  There are some tables at the end which…

22 Jun 10
Posted By:

House of Representatives Leader Wants Doc Fix Tied to the Jobs Bill

The Senate passed a “Stand Alone” Doc Fix this past Friday to restore funding to a 21% cut in Physician’s pay for Medicare.  The House leader, Nancy Pelosi, would like to see the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule tied to other initiatives, like the jobs bill.  These differences have created a stalemate where CMS is now…

22 Jun 10
Posted By:

Senate Approves 6 Month Doc Fix for Medicare Physicians Fee Schedule

The Senate approved a 6 month fix, but the House is yet to pass this, so the 21% cut will go into effect.  Assuming the House passes this, I believe the payments will be restored back to June 1st, 2010. Here is a report on the story.

18 Jun 10
Posted By:

© Ritter Insurance Marketing