Ritter Insurance Marketing, Craig Ritter

Ritter Launches “Enroll Now” Feature on MedicareQuoteEngine.com for Universal American Companies, including Marquette, Constitution and American Progressive

Today, we launched an exciting new feature to the MedicareQuoteEngine.com web service.  Now, in addition to being able to quote 150 Medicare Supplement companies and compare 2011 and 2012 Medicare Advantage and Medicare Part D plans, you can begin the process of enrolling a client over the phone with Universal American companies eApp system with…

30 Sep 11
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Medicare.gov Plan Finder to Launch October 1st for Medicare Advantage and Medicare Part D data

Here is the Press Release from HHS.  Originally, I heard this would go live around 10/6, but it seems that it’s going live for 2012 tomorrow:   In advance of the new, earlier annual enrollment period, people with Medicare can begin reviewing plan benefit and cost information on Saturday, October 1st, 2011. The Centers for…

30 Sep 11
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Medicare Quote Engine Now Includes 2012 Medicare Advantage and Medicare Part D Landscape Data!!!

Great news!  Our agent use only quoting tool, www.medicarequoteengine.com now includes 2012 Medicare Advantage and Medicare Part D landscape data (plan, premium, drug coverage information) for all plans and counties in the United States. We installed a new “Slider” which toggles back and forth between 2011 and 2012.  Here is a screenshot with where to…

20 Sep 11
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Independence Blue Cross in Marketing Deal with Ritter

Recently, we signed an FMO agreement with Independence Blue Cross of Philadelphia, PA.  Here is a mention of the deal from the Philadelphia Business Journal. Here is a copy of the Press Release. Agents seeking more information can request it here.

19 Sep 11
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CMS Publishes Do’s and Don’ts for Brokers

Here is a list from CMS on a list of Do’s and Don’ts for brokers selling Medicare advantage and Medicare Part D products.  Disclosure:  This is not a complete list!

16 Sep 11
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Ritter Insurance Marketing Introduces New Version of Medicare Quote Engine

In time for the 2012 Medicare Annual Enrollment period, Ritter Insurance Marketing has released a new version of their Medicare Quote Engine software (www.medicarequoteengine.com).  Medicare Quote Engine is an “Insurance Agent Use Only” web-based quoting tool which allows licensed insurance agents to generate quotes for health insurance products for Medicare beneficiaries. Craig J….

14 Sep 11
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Ritter Insurance Marketing and Coventry Healthcare Partner on AgentEnroll.com Enrollment Technology

Today we issued this press release which discusses the AgentEnroll.com technology and how this can simplify the enrollment process for you and for your clients. We are very pleased to have one of our key partners, Coventry Healthcare, participating with this program. Keep in mind that this is FREE for ALL AGENTS who…

8 Sep 11
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NAIC Subgroup Skeptical of CBO Claims of Savings with Medigap Reform

This is an important story from The Hill (sorry for the annoying popup!)  CBO has estimated that Medicare would save $53 Billion over 10 years by banning Medigap policies which don’t include cost sharing.  Given that the “Super Committee” established in the Debt Ceiling law will be looking for $1 Trillion in savings,…

6 Sep 11
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Wellmark Undecided on Joining State Exchange

This is from the DesMoinesRegister.com.  Wellmark Blue Cross/Blue Shield has massive market share in Iowa.  Wellmark is owned by its policyholders.  It’s lack of participation would hurt the viability of the exchange in Iowa.

6 Sep 11
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UnitedHealth Acquires Doctor Group

Full story in the Wall Street Journal (Subscription).  You can find a related story at NPR, as well.  Almost a year ago, I began talking about this as a possible future trend (see my blog post on Humana’s Concentra acquisition). I think the vertical integration trend is pretty clear…

5 Sep 11
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