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Harvard Pilgrim Cancels Private Fee for Service Plan in MA, ME and NH

The Boston Globe reported on Harvard Pilgrim Health Care’s decision to non-renew coverage for approximately 22,000 Private Fee for Service Members in Massachusetts, Maine and New Hampshire. Agents in Massachusetts looking for options for clients can download contracting here.  You must be logged in to view paperwork! You can find the 2010 available…

29 Sep 10
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Correction to Agent Appointment tool on Ritterim.com website

A couple weeks ago we announced the ability for agencies to deliver links to their downline agents, however, at that time, we didn’t support sending multiple appointment paperwork links at one time. Earlier this week, we corrected this error and now you can send multiple links to contracting paperwork in one email and each…

25 Sep 10
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NAIC Delivers First Draft of Minimum MLR Requirements

The NAHU website reports that the NAIC has issued its first draft of Minimum MLR requirements on Individual, Family, Small and Large group health insurance products.  The model is open for comments until October 4th with the goal of final passage of the recommendations at the NAIC’s meeting in Orlando, FL on October 16-21.

25 Sep 10
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Enhanced Security Features Coming to the Ritterim.com Website on October 4th

Beginning Monday, October 4th, we will be rolling out a security enhancement to the Ritterim.com website.  When you log into the website on October 4th, you will notice that you will be asked to set up a new password for your account.  The new password will have minimum standards for password strength including use of…

25 Sep 10
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Some State Insurance Commissioners Asking for Phase-In of Minimum MLR Regulations

State Insurance commissioners met with HHS Head, Kathleen Sebelius, to mark the 6-month anniversary of PPACA.  The New York Time reports that some of the Insurance Commissioners have requested a “phase-in” of the 80% Minimum MLR regulation for individual and family health policies in the Health Care Bill to avoid disruption in the individual…

25 Sep 10
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Insurance Product Training – Sept. 27th – Oct. 1

Another week with in-depth training that will prepare the senior insurance agent for AEP. AEP is right around the corner, 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 in to…

Today Marks 6 Month Anniversary of Health Care Reform Bill

The New York Times reports on some of the regulatory aspects of the Health Care Reform Bill which go into effect today.

23 Sep 10
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CMS Revises Guidance on Telephonic Enrollment for Medicare Advantage and Part D

Here is a link to the Final CMS enrollment guidelines. For the new guidelines for Telephonic Enrollment, you will want to go to page 40 which is section 40.1.3. As a result of this, you will not be able to enroll a Medicare Beneficiary at the point of sale if you physically with the…

22 Sep 10
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What to do if a CMS Filed Medicare Advantage or Part D Sales Event Needs to Be Cancelled

You must following CMS’ guidelines for dealing with a cancelled event. If a sales event is cancelled within 48 hours before the originally scheduled date and time, you must:

  • Submit the event cancellation.
  • Be present at the site of the cancelled sales event, at the time that the event was scheduled to occur, to…
    22 Sep 10
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Rate Increases Denied to Some Private Medicare Plans

CMS has taken a much more aggressive approach to bid submissions for 2011.  The Wall Street Journal reports that of the 2,100 bids submitted, almost 300 were denied due to requests for rate increases or benefit cuts.  Here is the story.

22 Sep 10
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