Ritter Insurance Marketing, Craig Ritter

The Dangers of Storing Data Too Long

Following a cyberattack on CareFirst Blue Cross in the wake of others against Premera Blue Cross and Anthem, insurance companies would be wise to consider how long they retain customer data.

27 May 15
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CVS Health Buys Omnicare, Grows Specialty Business

In an effort to expand their prescription drug distribution business, CVS Health Corporation is acquiring Omnicare, a company that specializes in dispensing to nursing homes and assisted-living facilities. Costing CVS about $12.7 billion, the deal should help the company grow in the specialty pharmacy arena. According to the New York Times, about a quarter…

27 May 15
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Democrats seek to end ‘Cadillac tax’

Democrats in the House unveiled legislation to eliminate the so-called “Cadillac tax” that is a critical piece of the Affordable Care Act’s funding projections.

15 May 15
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Enroll America shrinking is bad for sign-up benchmarks, good for agents

As financial support wanes, the not-for-profit whose objective is to educate Americans about the Affordable Care Act is cutting 100 jobs and shifting its focus.

15 May 15
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Opting out of Medicare Advantage

Have you got clients who are fresh enrollees in Medicare Advantage, but want to leave their plan and apply for a supplement? Don’t forget about your opt-out options.

15 May 15
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Aetna’s New Outlook on Public Exchanges

According to a recent Forbes article, Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini previously described public exchanges under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) as a break-even opportunity. Now, he’s singing a more optimistic tune. He recently announced that he expects them to be a desirable growth opportunity with the potential to generate a reasonable ROI….

7 May 15
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