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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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CMS to Send Mailer to Medicare Beneficiaries in Low Performing Plans in Mid-February

Every year, CMS will send a letter to all Medicare beneficiaries who are enrolled in “Low Performing Plans”.  These are plans that have a star rating of 2.5 stars or less for THREE consecutive years.  You can identify a low performing plan on the Ritter Medicare Quote Engine or on the

Get Familiar with Your State Pharmaceutical Assistance Program (SPAP)

Getting familiar with your State Pharmaceutical Assistance Program is a great way, not only to help your Medicare beneficiary clients, but also to unlock special elections to enroll in Medicare PDP or Medicare advantage plans with Part D.  Medicare beneficiaries who are enrolled in an SPAP get one Special Election Period per year to change…

6 Jan 14
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Insurance Product Training – August 29th – September 5th

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,…
    29 Aug 11
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Insurance News Updates

Ritter Insurance Marketing is committed to bringing, the agent, up to date insurance news. Below are two articles to help keep you in the know. The 2011 Medicare AEP: Winners and Losers
http://www.asjonline.com/Issues/2011/6/Pages/The-2011-Medicare-AEP-Winners-and-Losers.aspx The No-risk Referral

7 Jun 11
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Webinar review for CareMore, Preferred Care Partners and Bravo.

This past week we held webinars for Caremore, Preferred Care partners and Bravo to review their Special needs plans.  Below you will find a copy of the presentation along with any supporting materials.  We did record the webinars so click on ‘Link to recording’ to listen.    Caremore presentation
Caremore website

28 Jan 11
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ADP Question and Answer Review

We would like to thank everyone who attended one of our ADP webinar training events. We covered a lot of information during the events and there where great questions that we didn’t get a chance to answer due to time, so below we’ve posted the answers. If you have a question about ADP that was not…

11 Jan 11
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Year End Application Submission Deadlines for Medicare Advantage and Part D as provided by CMS

Outlined below are the dates for Year End Application Submissions as provided by CMS.  Paper enrollment forms and disenrollment requests received via U.S. Mail delivery on Monday, January 3, 2011, regardless of U.S. Postal Service postmark, may be considered “received” on Friday, December 31, 2010, and thus accepted as AEP elections. Paper enrollment forms and disenrollment…

20 Dec 10
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Medicare Advantage Season Starts Monday, November 15th

Here is a story from Business Week which talks about the Annual Enrollment Period for 2011 Medicare Advantage plans and the lack of an Open Enrollment for 2011 from January 1st – March 31st.  The Open Enrollment from 1/1/11 through 3/31/11 has been replaced by an Annual Disenrollment Period from January 1st to February…

15 Nov 10
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More Turmoil Expected in This Year’s Medicare Signup

The New York Times reports:  Medicare enrollment season is approaching, and many experts say they believe it promises to be a turbulent one – “a perfect storm,” said Paul Gada of Allsup, a provider of Medicare plan selection services.

5 Oct 10
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