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Insurance Product Training – April 30, 2012 – May 7, 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, April 30 – There are no scheduled trainings at this time
  • Tuesday, May 1…
    26 Apr 12
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GAO Questions Medicare Advantage Star Rating Demonstration Project

The GAO is questioning CMS’ demonstration project which gives bonuses to Medicare Advantage plans with 3 or more stars.  The Affordable Care Act only provided bonuses for plans with 4 or more stars. Here is an article from Robert Pear of the New York Times.

23 Apr 12
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Insurance Product Training – April 16, 2012 – April 23, 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, April 16 – There are no scheduled trainings at this time.
  • Tuesday, April 17…
    13 Apr 12
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Highlights from MedPAC’s March 2012 Report to Congress

Here is a link the the 300+ page report which MedPAC provided to Congress last month. MedPAC is a non-political Congressional Agency which reports on the status of the Medicare system and which makes recommendations to Congress for ways to improve the Medicare system. Much of the volume of the report focuses on…

7 Apr 12
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Original Medicare Less Generous Coverage than Typical Large Employer Group or Federal Employee Group Coverage for Those Over 65

This story came from PBS and is an interview of the author of a report from the Kaiser Family Foundation which looked at benefits for an individual over 65 on Original Medicare ONLY versus benefits for an individual over 65 on a typical large employer group plan or a Federal employee over 65…

7 Apr 12
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CMS Issues Final 2013 Medicare Advantage Reimbursement Data

The preliminary numbers for the increase in reimbursements for 2013 looked pretty good.  I blogged on this back in February.  The final number looks slightly better (I was expecting this might get dialed down a bit).  The final number CMS published is a 3.07% increase, which…

4 Apr 12
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BB&T Completes Acquisition of Crump

BB&T announced it has completed its acquisition of Crump’s life brokerage and P&C operations.  BB&C paid $570 million in cash for these businesses.  Here is the story from IFA web news.

3 Apr 12
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Highmark CEO Fired

This goes into the “stranger than fiction” file.  Highmark is one of the largest health insurers in Pennsylvania.  The CEO of Highmark was fired by the board in an emergency meeting when a police report was released which alleged that the CEO was arrested for trespassing onto the property of his mistress (and her husband)…

3 Apr 12
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United Healthcare Extends Code of Conduct Training for Agents

United Healthcare has extended it’s deadline for insurance agents appointed and certified to sell their Medicare products to complete a mandatory “Code of Conduct” training.  The deadline is now April 30th, 2012.  Agents who do not complete the additional training by that deadline will be subject to termination of their contracts.  The training is available…

3 Apr 12
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