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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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Cigna-Express Scripts Merger Gets Antitrust Approval

Updates on Upcoming Mergers Cigna has received antitrust approval for their acquisition of Express Scripts. The deal is predicted to fully close by the end of 2018. This is also good news for the CVS-Aetna merger, as that antitrust approval is still in the works. Cigna’s acquisition of Express Scripts was first announced about…

19 Sep 18
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CVS-Aetna & Cigna-Express Scripts Deals Likely to Get Approval

The Department of Justice (DOJ) is reportedly very close to approving the mergers between CVS and Aetna and Cigna and Express Scripts. Those familiar with the deals predict the DOJ’s formal antitrust approvals will come within the next several weeks. Update on the CVS-Aetna Merger Regulators reportedly have some concerns that the almost $70 billion deal between…

Medicareful Expands Opportunities for Insurance Agents

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…

8 Feb 17
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The Provider Network Change SEP Few Agents Know Exists

Agents know Medicare beneficiaries can only make changes to their health coverage during the short 54-day Annual Enrollment Period (AEP), unless they qualify for a Special Enrollment Period (SEP) at some point throughout the year. However, what many agents don’t know is that seniors enrolled in Medicare Advantage (MA) plans may qualify for one SEP…

23 Apr 16
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The New Face of Identity Theft

Forget your credit cards or social security number. Health care records are the latest target for hackers looking to steal your identity, and thefts are up 11,000 percent from 2015. Why the surge? Unlike other forms of identity theft, health care records arm a thief with a great deal of personal information. In addition…

22 Feb 16
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Clover Health Raises $100M with Revolutionary Approach to Health Insurance

As the 2016 Annual Enrollment Period approaches, one thing is clear: investors are already banking on Clover Health having a successful selling season. Clover Health, based in San Francisco, is a digital health insurance startup offering a Medicare Advantage government-subsidized plan in nine counties throughout New Jersey. Formerly known as CarePoint Health Plan, the…

25 Sep 15
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Health System Reports 4.5 Million Patients Information Stolen

Here is the full story from USA Today.  The health system whose data was compromised was Community Health Systems based in Franklin, TN.  The information stolen included names, addresses, dates of birth, phone numbers and social security numbers.  The hackers were believed to be from China.  The breach apparently occurred in April and…

19 Aug 14
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Walmart Moves into Primary Care

Here is an interesting article on how Walmart is looking to move into the Primary Care space from the New York Times.  They currently have 6 locations in South Carolina and Texas and plan on opening up 6 more locations in 2015.  Walmart had opened some critical care clinics in the past, with…

19 Aug 14
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Deft Research Study on Medicare Age-in Consumers

Here is a brief overview from Richard Hammer’s post on Linked in.  Key points on the study were that a much higher percentage of Medicare age in’s are now individual purchasers as opposed to having coverage through a group or retiree plan.  Also, purchasers are more likely to consider higher deductibles as opposed to…

30 Jul 14
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