Ritter Insurance Marketing, Craig Ritter

Insurance Product Training – January 30, 2012 – February 6, 2012

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, January 30, 2012; There are not scheduled trainings at this time.
  • Tuesday, January 31,…
    27 Jan 12
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Geisinger gets Approval from Regulators on Acquisition of Community Medical Center

Recently, Geisinger got the regulatory approval required to acquire Community Medical Center.  Here is a link to the proposal where Geisinger will be investing nearly $160 million in improving their clinical programs, recruit doctors and expand and improve the facilities.

24 Jan 12
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AM Best Upgrades American Continental and Continental Life of Brentwood Tennessee (Subsidiaries of Aetna)

In late December 2011, AM Best upgraded their financial strength ratings for both American Continental and Continental Life of Brentwood Tennessee from A- to A (Excellent).  The ratings upgrades were attributed to both premium and membership growth as well as the expected support of their new parent company, Aetna. 

Basic Training for Insurance Agents on Medicare, Medicare Supplement, Medicare Advantage and Medicare Part D

I will be hosting a 4-part webinar series beginning on January 26th, 2012 at 2pm Eastern time to help agents get a basic understanding of Medicare and Medicare-related health products.  Agents who are new to the Senior market or those who are looking for a “refresher” course on the basics are welcome to attend. Following…

20 Jan 12
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MedPAC Estimates Medicare Advantage Reimbursements for 2012

Here is a link to the full article from Bloomberg BNA.  MedPAC is an independent government entity which reports to Congress on the Medicare program and makes recommendations for reimbursement rates and improvements.  The group is non-partisan. Looking at the report, Medicare’s payments to Medicare Advantage plans in 2012 are estimated to be 107%…

20 Jan 12
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UnitedHealth’s Fourth Quarter 2011 Results Beat Expectations

Here is a link to the article via the New York Times and Bloomberg.  United grew membership by 175,000 members with increases in their Medicare and Medicaid businesses.  In addition, they added members via an acquisition of XL Health which was announced late last year.  XL Health will add around 100,000 Medicare Advantage members,…

20 Jan 12
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Medicare Changes for 2012, Interview with Joe Baker of Medicare Rights Center

Here is a link to an interview by Fox Business of Joe Baker of the Medicare Rights Center, a non-profit counseling and advocacy organization in New York. I think he may be understating the impact of the cuts to Medicare Advantage somewhat.  He talks about the reduction from 110% to 113% of original…

20 Jan 12
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Insurance Product Training – Jan. 9th – Jan. 16th 2012

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, January 9th; 2012 Care Improvement Plus Training seminar is being offered…
    6 Jan 12
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