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Here is the story from Kaiser Health News.

Genworth will be raising the premiums for new policies sold for women this spring.  Experts expect that other companies will follow suit.  Jesse Slome expects that the premiums will be increased by 20% to 40% for females who purchase long term care coverage on their own.

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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, March 26 – Baltimore Life Home Secure Mortgage Term Protection Training webinar is open to all agents that are licensed with the company. Foresters New Producer Training webinar is open to all agents.
  • Tuesday, March 27 – Baltimore Life Silver Guard INSpeed Call Center Process Training webinar is open to all agents that are licensed with the company. Foresters Point-of-Sale Underwriting Training and Foresters PlanRight Training webinars are open to all agents. ACI/Continental Life Final Expense training webinar is open to all agents. Long Term Care Partnership CE Classes is being held in Festerville, PA. Care Improvement Plus Study Hall Events are being held in Tucker, GA and Greenville, SC. Universal Health Care Chronic Special Needs Plans Enrollment Process Update webinar is open to FL agents.
  • Wednesday, March 28 – Why Ritter? webinar is open to all agents.  Foresters Advanced Planning Training webinar is open to all agents. ACI/Continental Life Policyholder Referral Lead Program webinar is open to all agents. Care Improvement Plus Events are being held in Albany, NY and Columbia, SC. Long Term Care Partnership CE Classes will be held in King of Prussia, PA. Universal Health Care Chronic Special Needs Plans Enrollment Process Update webinar is open to all agents.
  • Thursday, March 29 – Care Improvement Plus Events are being held in Texarkana, TX, Arlington, TX and Overland Park, KS. Universal Health Care Chronic Special Needs Plans Enrollment Process Update webinars are open to agents in FL and NV.
  • Friday, March 30 – Humana Certification for 2012 Fresno Area seminar is being offered at the Fresno Market Office in CA. Foresters Decision Express Training webinar is open to all agents. Care Improvement Plus Study Hall Event is being held in St. Louis, MO.
  • Monday, April 2 – There are no scheduled training events at this time.

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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.  Aetna closed on their acquisition of these companies earlier in 2011.

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Cigna has cleared the first hurdle in it’s acquisition of Medicare advantage provider, HealthSpring.  Here is a link to the story from CBS News.

The Cigna/HealthSpring deal was valued at $3.8 billion and was the largest in a series of acquisitions in the Medicare advantage market which have occurred in 2011.

Virtually all of the major carriers in the Medicare advantage market have completed sizable deals in 2011 including UnitedHealth, Humana, WellPoint and Cigna.  The only major player who is yet to make an acquisition is Aetna (but there are still a few weeks left in 2011!)  Earlier this year, however, Aetna did acquire a Medicare Supplement business from Genworth, so they seem to like to business.

Earlier this week, United announced the acquisition of XLHealth which further reduced the number of potential candidates.

I commented back in August that I felt the deals would continue and I still feel the same.

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Ritter Insurance Marketing is committed to providing our agents with information about the insurance industry. Below are links to the lasted news in your state. (Must be logged into ritterim.zendesk.com/ to view forums)

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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, August 29th; Coventry AEP Broker Seminar is being held in Grantville, PA and is open to PA agents.  Universal Health Care Certification Training is being held in St. Petersburg; Houston, TX; Mt. Vernon, IL and Tupelo, MS. 2012 Altius Product Training seminar is being held in South Jordan, UT. Foresters New Producer Training and Foresters Producer’s Guide to Member Benefits seminars are both open to all agents.
  • Tueday, August 30th; Baltimore Life Tele-sales Training for Silver Guard Products Using INSpeed webinar is open to all Baltimore licensed agents. Coventry HAPA-CCP2012 Product Training seminar is being held in Mars, PA. Coventry AEP Broker Seminar is being held in Lancaster, PA. Coventry Health Care of Texas 2012 Medicare Broker Product Training seminar is being held in Plano, TX. Coventry, Part D Prescription Drug Benefit-All the Details seminar is being held in Augusta, GA. Florida; CoventryCCP Product Training webinar is open to all FL agents. Coventry SFL Onsite CCP Product Training seminar is being held in Stuart, FL. Universal Health Care Certification Trainings are being held in Fairfax, VA; Kansas City, MO; Stuart, FL; Houston, TX; Jackson, MS and Greensboro, NC. Genworth Roundtable Discussion to Grow Senior Market Business seminar is being held in Missoula, MS. Foresters LifeFirst Training webinar is open to all agents.
  • Wednesday, August 31st; Coventry HAPA-CCP 2012 Product Training seminar is being held in Boardman, OH. Coventry AEP Broker Seminar is being held in Allentown, PA. Coventry Health Care of Texas 2012 Medicare Broker Product Training seminar is being held in Houston, TX. Universal Health Care Group Face to Face Trainings are being hosted in Springs, MD; St. Louis, MO; Boca Raton, FL; San Antonia, TX; North Dublin, OH; Monroe, LA and Raleigh, NC.
  • Thursday, September 1st; Coventry HAPA-CCP 2012 Product Training seminar is being hosted in Monroevill, PA. Coventry 2012 Personal Care Product training seminar is being hosted in Rockford, IL. Coventry Health Care of Texas 2012 Medicare Broker Product Training seminar is being hosted in Antonio, TX. Universal Health Care Certification Meeting are being held in Orlando, FL; Rockville, MD; Perrysburg, OH; Grapvine, TX and Fayettevill, NC. Foresters PlanRight Training and Foresters SMART UL Training webinars are open to all agents. Aetna 2012 Product Training webinars open to agents in CT, DE, ME, NJ, NY, PA, VT, NH and Ri.
  • Friday, September 2nd;  Universal Health Care Certification Meeting seminar is being held in Charlotte, NC.
  • Monday, September 5th; There are no scheduled training. Happy Labor Day!

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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, August 22nd; 2012 Altius Product Training is being held in South Jordan, UT.
  • Tuesday, August 23rd; Baltimore Life Tele-sales Training for Silver Guard Products Using INSpeed webinar is open to all Baltimore licensed agents. Humana Certification Training is being held in Phoenix, AZ. Universal Health Care Certification is being held in Roswell, GA; Roanoke, VA; Lake Mary, FL; Daytona Beach, FL; Monroeville, PA; Shreveport, LA  and Columbia, SC.  Genworth Seminar for Senior Supplemental Products is being held in Brooklyn, MN. Coventry 2012 HAPA-WPA CCP Product Training is being held in Mars, PA. 2012 Altius Product Training is being held in Ogden, UT. New TransCare II LTCi Products webinar is open to all agents.
  • Wednesday, August 24th; Humana Certification Training is being held in Phoenix, AZ. Universal Health Care Certification is being held in Rockville, MD; Washington DC; Duluth, GA; Las Vegas, NV; Baton Rouge, LA and Greenville, SC.
  • Thursday, August 25th; Universal Health Care Certification Training is being held in Rockville, MD; Washington, DC; Plantation, FL; Jacksonville, FL; Marietta, GA; Alexandria, LA  and Ashville, NC. Genworth Seminar for Senior Supplemental Products is being held in Rochester, MN. 2012 Altius Product Training seminar is being held in South Jordan, UT.
  • Friday, August 26th; Ritter Insurance 2011 Summit is being held in Harrisburg, PA. Universal Health Care Group Face to Face Training is being held in Camp Springs, MD and Stockbridge, GA.
  • Monday, August 29th; Coventry AEP Broker Seminar is being held in Grantville, PA. Universal Health Care Certification Training is being held in St. Petersburg, FL; Houston, TX; Mt Vernon, IL and Tupelo, MS. 2012 Altius Product Training seminar is being held in South Jordan, UT.

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