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Insurance Product Training – April 4th – April 8th

Do you need insurance product training? RitterIm.com has an up-to-today posting of all the top carriers trainings on the events calendar. Registration is “one click” away at Ritter Insurance’s “Events’ Calendar”! (You must be logged in to register!)

  • Monday, April 4th; Foresters Prepared webinar product review training is open to all agents….
    31 Mar 11
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GAO: Broker Incentives Could Help Replace PPACA Mandate

Recently, I have been posting some stories about the potential changes that could come to the MLR calculation – with a focus on the broker/agent commission portion.  One, to keep you informed. Two, to give you something positive to hope for in a period of diminishing commission levels (plus, this has been such a long…

31 Mar 11
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CMS Q&A Information on “Closing the Coverage Gap”

This document is provided for Pharmacists, however, it also contains some good information on how PPACA works with regard to enhancing the Medicare Prescription Drug benefit (both PDP and MAPD).

29 Mar 11
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Consumer Group fights Delaying Implementation of MLR Provisions in Health Care Reform

The consumer group, Consumer Watchdog, fired a letter to the NAIC opposing relief for Broker commissions.  In the letter, they cited new documents that show broker’s commissions of 20% of premium.  In comparison to other forms of insurance, like Universal Life Insurance or Term Insurance, these rates are fairly low.  In addition, the 20% would…

28 Mar 11
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AM Best Comments on 2012 Medicare Advantage Reimbursements

AM Best commented on the 2012 preliminary reimbursement numbers for Medicare Advantage.  The 1.6% increase in the preliminary figures was higher than what was expected.  The final number is not expected to vary greatly from the 1.6% figure given in February.

28 Mar 11
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HealthSpring to Offer 7.5 Million Share Sale

According to the Wall Street Journal, HealthSpring will be offering 7.5 million shares in a public offering.  Approximately 1/2 of the proceeds will be used to pay outstanding debt and 1/2 the proceeds will be used for general corporate purposes.

26 Mar 11
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Insurance Product Training – March 28th – April 1st

Do you need insurance product training? RitterIm.com has an up-to-today posting of all the top carriers trainings on the events calendar. Registration is “one click” away at Ritter Insurance’s “Events’ Calendar”! (You must be logged in to register!)

  • Monday, March 28th; HealthOptionOne Product Overview and Training webinar is open to all agents….
    25 Mar 11
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Wall Street Journal Editorializes on Medicare Lawsuit

Here is the Wall Street Journal story.

24 Mar 11
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Rep Weiner Weighs in our Constitutionality of Individual Mandate

This is from The Hill.  In an interview of Rep. Weiner (D-NY), he commented, “I think there’s a pretty good chance that the Supreme Court will strike down the mandate.”

24 Mar 11
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Humana Seeks Deals for More Medical Providers

This comes from the Wall Street Journal. Late last year, Humana announced their acquisition of Concentra, an urgent care provider, for $800 million.  This interview sheds some light on Humana’s future plans in this space.

23 Mar 11
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