Ritter Insurance Marketing, Craig Ritter

Insurance Product Training – August 1st – August 8th

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

  • Monday, Aug 1st; Health Option One Product Overview and Training webinar is…
    29 Jul 11
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Ritter’s Weekly Forum Updates

Ritter Insurance Marketing is committed to providing our agents with information about the insurance industry. Below are links to the lasted news in your state. (Must be logged into ritterim.zendesk.com/ to view forums)  

Why you need social media/Why exchanges need agents

Ritter Insurance Marketing is committed to bringing tools to help with your sales. Below are two articles that do just that.

26 Jul 11
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Insurance Product Training – July 18th – July 25th

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

  • Monday, July 18th; Health Option One Product Overview and Training webinar is…
    15 Jul 11
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ProtectMedigap.org Launched

AHIP (insurance company trade association) launched www.protectmedigap.org recently.  This probably relates to some of the recent news I’ve been blogging about with regard to proposals to make it less attractive for Medicare beneficiaries to own a Medigap plan (especially Plan F).

14 Jul 11
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Humana Launches New Website, Humanaville.com

Here is the press release. Seems like an interesting concept.  I bopped around at Humanaville for a few minutes and answered a couple trivia questions before leaving.  Not much you can do without logging in as a member.  I’ll be curious to see how this website develops over the months leading up…

14 Jul 11
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Ritter’s Weekly Forum Updates

Ritter Insurance Marketing is committed to providing our agents with information about the insurance industry. Below are links to the lasted news in your state. (Must be logged into ritterim.zendesk.com/ to view forums)

Highmark Sues UPMC over Ad Campaign

The story is from the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.  Highmark is looking for injunctive relief to block University of Pittsburgh Medical Centers (UPMC) from airing ads which talk about the termination of portions of their contract with Highmark in June of 2012. UPMC is considered a very important medical provider in the Pittsburgh market.

14 Jul 11
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GOP Aims to Repeal IPAB Portion of Health Care Reform Bill

One of the centerpieces for Medicare savings in the Health Care Reform bill was the introduction of an Independent Payment Advisory Board.  This 15-member board would have pretty broad power to set payment rates for providers.  In order for Congress to block cuts proposed by IPAB, they would have to not only have to vote…

14 Jul 11
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NAHU Clarifies NAIC Executive Committee’s Position on Handling of Broker Commission within the MLR Requirements of PPACA

I got this message from NAHU today regarding news reports on a “vote” taken by the Executive Committee of NAIC in regards to broker commissions being excluded from Minimum MLR calculations for individual and small group health insurance. The Florida Insurance Commissioner posted a response to these news reports here. NAHU…

13 Jul 11
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