Ritter Insurance Marketing, Craig Ritter

Aetna to Sell Medicare Part D Business to WellCare Health Plans

Plans for the Future Aetna has agreed to sell the assets from their Medicare Part D business to WellCare Health Plans in hopes of greasing the rails for approval of its merger with CVS. The financial terms of the transaction have not yet been disclosed. However, the deal is contingent upon approval from…

28 Sep 18
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2017 State of the Senior Market: In Review

Last Tuesday, I gave my annual State of the Senior Market address to 370 agents from across the country. You can watch a recording, but if you’d like a quick summary, read on for some of the highlights!

8 Mar 17
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CSI and CSI Life Retain A+ Rating from A.M. Best

A.M. Best has confirmed the A+ (Superior) rating of CSI and CSI Life, effective October 7, 2016. Financial stability from a Medicare Supplement insurer is paramount, and CSI and CSI Life have been the definition of stable for our industry. According to their press release, the ratings “reflect CSI’s excellent risk-adjusted capitalization, consistently profitable performance, strong…

12 Oct 16
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Find 2017 MAPD Data on Ritter’s Medicare Quote Engine

We’ve now finished incorporating ALL summary of benefits data for ALL 2017 Medicare Advantage plans on our Medicare Quote Engine! I’ve always believed up-to-date information is essential to your success and our applications reflect that! Now you compare the benefits for any 2017 plans side by side, just select the year you want in…

23 Sep 16
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eHealth Medicare Membership Grows 42% Year over Year

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,…

29 Apr 16
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State of the Senior Market: In Review

On Friday, I gave my annual State of the Senior Market address to 500 agents from across the country. You can watch a recording here, but if you’d like a quick summary, here are some of the highlights: Ritter Year in Review

  • We went from 102 employees to 140 employees, which means more people working…
    12 Feb 16
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AHIP Releases Report on 2014 Medigap Enrollment

America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) has released their report on Medigap 2014 Enrollment. You can view the full report, by clicking here. For your quick reading, I’ve highlighted some of the report’s findings below and provided some of my thoughts and conclusions on the discoveries and the future of Medigap. Overview of Medigap Enrollment As…

9 Nov 15
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Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 Eases Increase in Part B Premiums

Millions of Americans that choose to receive Medicare Part B benefits may finally be able to sleep a little more peacefully at night. On November 2, President Obama signed the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 into the law. Among many things, the law cuts the expected increase in Medicare Part B premiums from a…

9 Nov 15
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Refresh Yourself on Scope of Appointments for 2016

Scope of Appointment documentation is required for ALL face-to-face marketing appointments with individual beneficiaries, regardless where the appointment takes place. Group sales presentations (formal and informal CMS filed sales events) do not require the documentation because the scope of products that will be discussed should be indicated on all event advertising materials. The documentation must…

5 Oct 15
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Are Your Clients’ Part B Premiums About to Skyrocket?

Due to the combination of little to no inflation in 2015 and the Social Security “hold harmless” provision, annual standard Part B premiums are projected to increase by more than $650 in 2016 for millions of Americans that choose to receive Medicare Part B benefits. So, will your clients be part of the group paying as…

9 Sep 15
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