Medicareful Expands Opportunities for Insurance Agents

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We’ve done a lot in the last year to strengthen Medicareful’s standing in the online Medicare marketplace, and I truly believe now’s the time to join in! Our consumer-facing product comparison is available for FREE to any agent with a preferred contract through Ritter, and you can contact Linda Kennedy (800-769-1847 ext. 373) for details…

Thoughts on the State of the LTC Market

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We can all certainly agree that the LTC market has seen its growing pains and has a much different look today versus the past, but I don’t believe the sky is falling. Even with all the market changes, the constant in the equation is people are living longer, care is more likely, the cost is…

SilverScript Fights Rising Drug Costs with 2017 Formulary

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CVS Health, which maintains the SilverScript Part D prescription drug plan, stood its ground against skyrocketing drug costs with the release of its 2017 drug formulary. The drug plan will add 35 products to its list of excluded drugs next year. Treatments for cancer and diabetes were replaced with lower-priced medications that have similar makeups,…

California Insurance Commissioner Opposes Anthem-Cigna Deal

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Although the California DOI does not have the authority to block the Anthem-Cigna merger, the CA DOI does have some influence over the process and advised the Department of Justice to block the merger of Anthem and Cigna on grounds that the combination would be anti-competitive for California health insurance consumers. If approved, the deal…

eHealth Medicare Membership Grows 42% Year over Year

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eHealth’s stock is poised to rise this morning as the company reported strong earnings last night. On the conference call, they shared that their strategy of investing heavily in Medicare, while managing Individual and Family plans for profitability is working quite well. Their overall Medicare membership jumped 42% from 155,000 to over 220,000,…