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Coventry Medicare Advantage and Part D Certification for 2011 Will be Available on August 31st, 2010

Coventry’s 2011 Agent Certification web portal will be available for agents to certify and re-certify on Tuesday, August 31st. For instructions on how to get Certified with Coventry (and other companies), please visit our 2011 Certifying web page.

30 Aug 10
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HealthSpring to Acquire Bravo Health

HealthSpring announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire Medicare Advantage Operator, Bravo Health for $545 million in cash.  The deal will add 100,000 Medicare Advantage members to HealthSpring’s 297,000 members and will make HealthSpring the 7th largest Medicare Advantage plan based on membership.  In addition, HealthSpring will add Bravo’s 230,000 Part D members….

30 Aug 10
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Insurance Product Training Aug 30th – Sept. 3rd

Another week with in-depth training that will prepare the senior insurance agent for AEP. AEP will be here before you know it, so be ready by licensing and re-certifying now. The listed training sessions will help you do just that. Registration is “one click” away at Ritter Insurance’s “Event’s Calendar”! (You must be logged…

Important Survey for Medicare Agents!

23 Aug 10
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Educational Video for Medicareful.com

If you have a few minutes, please check of the educational video I put together for Medicareful.com.  Please add any comments below!

23 Aug 10
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Preview of New Lead Management System

The software developers at Ritter Insurance Marketing have been working on an update to the Lead Management System at RitterIM.com.  With recent changes to the Medicare program, including the elimination of the Open Enrollment Period (OEP) in 2011, we began developing new ways for agents to manage their clients, leads and prospects to maximize…

23 Aug 10
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Positive signs for an agents role in Health Care Reform

Some of the first signs of momentum regarding agent involvement in the State and Federal Health Exchanges are discussed in the following articles. The NAIC Loves Agents & Agents Want Piece of Pie The second most asked question asked of me, by agents, is “Do you see a role for us when the…

23 Aug 10
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Instructions for Agents Certifying with Aetna for 2011 Medicare Advantage and Part D Plans

Aetna is still on CMS Marketing Suspension (see full disclaimer below), however, their certification portal is open for agents to get certified to sell the 2011 Part D and/or Medicare Advantage.  Of course, CMS will have to lift the Marketing Suspension before you are able to sell, but we are recommending that you complete the…

19 Aug 10
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Medicare Prescription Drug Premiums to Increase Slightly in 2011

Here is a posting from HealthNewsDigest.  CMS is estimating that average premiums on Stand Alone Part D Plans (PDP) and Medicare Advantage Plans with Prescription Drugs (MAPD) will increase from an average monthly premium of $29 in 2010 to around $30 in 2011, a 3% increase. Here is the official announcement from CMS….

18 Aug 10
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Retail Opportunities Re-opening for Medicare Advantage and Part D Agents

We have more opportunities available for Retail locations coming this Fall AEP.  To review the list of stores, visit our retail page.

16 Aug 10
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