Ritter Insurance Marketing, Craig Ritter

Happy New Year and Thank You for a Great 2010

We at Ritter Insurance Marketing, as well as me personally, would like to thank all of our agents for their support in making 2010 our best year ever! In 2010, we rolled out a number of new services and added quite a few company partners.  We have even bigger plans for 2011 and we’re committed…

31 Dec 10
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Final 2010 New Agent Training Video Posted for Viewing

Yesterday, I completed our final new agent training (Click here to view) which goes over the web services which are available at www.ritterim.com, including:

  • Using our new CRM system
    • Entering new leads/prospects
    • Quoting Medicare Supplement and Comparing Medicare Advantage Plans
    • Estimating Annual Estimated Drug Costs for Part D
    • Adding Notes and…
      31 Dec 10
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CVS Caremark to Buy Universal American Part D Business

Today CVS Caremark announced the acquisition of Universal American’s Part D business.  CVS Caremark will buy the entire company for $1.25 billion.  In addition to the $1.25 billion, current shareholders will be issued stock in a new company which will contain the traditional insurance business and Medicare Advantage business of Universal American.  The Part D…

31 Dec 10
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Washington State MD Groups Tell Medicare Patients To Switch To Medicare Advantage

In events that may be akin to “man bites dog” and give new meaning to the term “strange bedfellows,” several large medical groups in Washington state are urging their Medicare patients to join Medicare Advantage plans for 2011.  The reversal of what previously has been not-well disguised disdain for MA plans on the part of…

29 Dec 10
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New Health Care Reform Provisions Going into Effect on January 1st

There are a number of provisions from the PPACA law (Health Care Reform) that will go into effect on January 1st:

  • Mandated Minimum Loss Ratios – Insurance companies will need to prove that they spend at least 80% of premiums (for Individual Health and Small Group Health Insurance) on “activities that improve care”.  NAIC…
    27 Dec 10
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UnitedHealth Ratings Affirmed by AM Best

AM Best recently reviewed UnitedHealth and affirmed it’s “A” rating.  Here are details along with findings on their financial review.

27 Dec 10
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Medigap Policies Exempted from Proposed Rate Review Rulemaking by Health and Human Services (HHS)

In my prior blog post, I linked to HHS’ Proposed Rule-making on Individual and Small Group Health Insurance Rate reviews.  HHS has excluded Medicare Supplement (or Medigap) policies from this regulation.  HHS has said that it intends to look at rate increases on Medicare Supplement policies in the future, but for now, the…

27 Dec 10
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Health and Human Services (HHS) Issues Proposed Rule on Excessive Rate Increases for Individual Health and Small Group Health Insurance

This past Thursday, HHS issued its proposed Rule on Excessive Rate increases which would mandate states to review any increases on Individual and Small Group Health Insurance which exceed 10%.  This rule specifically excludes the large group market and is not final.  There will be a comment period before HHS promulgates the final…

27 Dec 10
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Insurance Product Training – December 27th-December 31st

Do you need insurance product training? Ritter Insurance Marketing will let you know what training events are happening in the insurance industry. Here is a list of the upcoming Insurance Trainings. Registration is “one click” away at Ritter Insurance’s “Event’s Calendar”! (You must be logged in to register!)

Molina Medicare – January 2011 National Broker Certification

Molina January Training Molina Medicare offers competitive products and benefit plans that you can market year-round with rich value-adds to meet your customers needs.  Now that the AEP is coming to an end, come hear about the plans that Molina Medicare offers that can be marketed year around!

Space is limited so please make sure…

22 Dec 10
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