Ritter Insurance Marketing, Craig Ritter

AHIP Medicare Advantage/Part D Certification Changes to Module 4 and 5 in Study Materials

It appears that between Wednesday night and Thursday morning AHIP added a substantial amount of material in Module 4 regarding the changes in the Medicare Advantage and Part D system which relates to the Health Care Reform Law (PPACA).  If you’ve reviewed the material prior to yesterday, we are recommending that you go back into…

13 Aug 10
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August Commission Statements are Now Available Online at Ritterim.com

Today we launched online commission statements for the month of August.  Direct Deposits will follow in the next 24 hours. To view your statement, there is a menu item under “My Info” titled “Commission Statements” at www.ritterim.com.  You can view all statements from January 2010 to present.  You have the ability to download the…

12 Aug 10
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Medicareful.com Adds Integration of Contact Us Feature with Ritterim.com Lead Portal

We are pleased to announce that we’ve completed development and testing and we’ve deployed a new version of Medicareful.com which will compliantly write “Contact Us” details into the Lead Portal (CRM) using agent authentication at our brokerage website, www.ritterim.com. Now, once a prospect enters their information for your webpage, their contact information is…

9 Aug 10
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CMS Issues Guidance on Broker Certification Requirements for 2011 for Medicare Advantage and Part D Plans

On July 29th, CMS issued guidance to Medicare Advantage and Part D plan sponsors regarding requirements for 2011 certification programs.  Some carriers released their 2011 Certification portals on August 2nd.  Some carriers have delayed their certification process to review compliance with the recently issued guidance. What does this mean?  Since I’m familiar all of the…

9 Aug 10
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Joel Ario to Leave as Commissioner of PA Department of Insurance

Joel is leaving to head up the implementation of the health insurance exchanges.  He will be replaced by Robert Pratter. Full article is here at the National Underwriter.

9 Aug 10
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Information on Special Election Period for Medicare Advantage Plan Non-Renewals

With the changes to Private Fee for Service (PFFS) coming on January 1st, 2011 which require “networking” in many counties, there will be a large number of non-renewals as of 12/31/2010.  Now is the time to start thinking about your marketing plans for this fall! Some agents are not aware that there is an SEP…

7 Aug 10
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Pennsylvania Agents, Earn up to $1,000 in Marketing Allowance during August and September on Your Medicare Supplement (Medigap) business

This quick 2 month qualification for up to $1,000 in Marketing Allowance Reimbursement is just what you need to beef up your Marketing Budget for the 2010/2011 AEP.  Remember, SEP’s for plan terminations begin on October 2nd (less than 2 months away). You will qualify for Marketing Dollars with as little as 10 applications and…

7 Aug 10
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New Medicare Supplement Rates Coming Soon to Pennsylvania (PA), Tennessee (TN) and Texas (TX)

Look for New Medicare Supplement (Medigap) plans on the Medicare Quote Engine in the coming week and look for lower premiums.  I just heard that some plans in Pennsylvania (PA), Tennessee (TN) and Texas (TX) are taking rate REDUCTIONS and some new options are being added.  Look for the new rates around August 16th!…

7 Aug 10
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Wellpoint CEO and Executive Staff Discuss Implications of Health Care Reform

This broadcast was initially only open to brokers of Anthem (probably to allow brokers to participate in Q&A), however, since this is a public website and an informative presentation, I’m posting the link for the rebroadcast here.

6 Aug 10
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Aetna 2011 Medicare Advantage and Part D Agent Certification Available on August 9th

Aetna will open it’s Medicare Advantage and Part D certification portal on Monday, August 9th for the 2011 plan year.  Shortly, we will post detailed information on our Aetna Certification page on how to access the training. Of note, existing brokers are required to complete the Waste, Fraud and Abuse training by 8/31/10. Please…

6 Aug 10
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