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Recently, CMS published their first look at the January 1st, 2014 enrollment numbers by plan.  We have integrated the enrollment numbers in our MedicareQuoteEngine.com tool for insurance agents.  Agents registered with Ritter Insurance Marketing can access the enrollment numbers for all plans in all counties in the United States.  Additionally, we show the trends (positive, negative or neutral), so agents know which plans are increasing in membership, which plans are shrinking and which plans are simply treading water.

Here is a sample view of the results for Medicare Advantage plans with Drugs for Chicago, IL (Cook County) with the plan names removed (click to enlarge):MQE_enrollment_2014

Agents can select or deselect plans by type (HMO, PPO, PFFS, SNP, Cost).  Once plan type(s) are selected, the primary display gives Sponsor Name, Plan Name, Plan Type, Monthly Premium, Annual Drug Deductible, In Network Copays for PCP and Specialist, Maximum out of pocket and Star Rating, along with the enrollment data.  Agents can click on a plan to see ALL of the details on a particular plan or select two or more plans to compare side by side.

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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, June 4th - Washington National Bizlink Training webinar is open to all agents.
  • Tuesday, June 5th - Baltimore Life Silver Guard INSpeed Call Center Process Training and Baltimore Life Asset Transfer Product Training webinars are open to all Baltimore Life licensed agents.
  • Wednesday, June 6th - Humana Certification 2-Day Class is being hosted in Las Vegas, NV. Ritter Insurance Marketing Medicare Quote Engine Training Session webinar is open to all agents.
  • Thursday, June 7th - Ritter Insurance Marketing What is Part C of Medicare – Medicare Advantage Plans webinar is open to all agents. Washington National EzApp 2.0 Training webinar is open to all agents.
  • Friday, June 8th - There are no scheduled trainings at this time.
  • Monday, June 11th - Washington National EzApp 2.0 Training webinar training is open to all agents.

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Look for New Medicare Supplement (Medigap) plans on the Medicare Quote Engine in the coming week and look for lower premiums.  I just heard that some plans in Pennsylvania (PA), Tennessee (TN) and Texas (TX) are taking rate REDUCTIONS and some new options are being added.  Look for the new rates around August 16th!

For more details, CONTACT US.

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I saw this headline and missed the fact that some of the subsidiaries were lowered.  Loyal American is one of the subs, but they did stay in AM Best’s “Excellent” category at A-.  Medicare Quote Engine reflect this change shortly.

Here is a link to the AM Best press release.

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Our Lead CRM and Medicare Quote Engine are two of the heaviest used features of our website.  Now, Leads and Quote Engine will work together to allow you to provide detailed quote information to your prospects almost instantly.

You will now see a link next to your leads which says, “Quote This Lead”.  You can “Left Click” the link and instantly have the prospects information loaded into Medicare Quote Engine.  If you don’t want to navigate away from your master lead page, “Right Click” on the link and choose to open the link in a new tab or in a new window.

Be sure to indicate the correct effective date!  On a default basis, the effective date will be the first day of the following month!

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Product rollout begins tomorrow, April 19th, 2010.  For a list of states and release dates, view our Resources Page (Password Protected) and select:

  • Company = American Continental (or Continental Life)
  • Resource = Product Availability
  • Product = Medicare Supplement

We will begin downloading “rates”, “outlines of coverage” and “applications” for 4/19/2010 release states tomorrow as they come available (American Continental – AL, AR, IN, KS, KY, MI, MO, MS, MT, NC, OH, OK, PA, SC and SD;  Continental Life – DE, IA and WV).  You can search on any of these resources for your state.

Rates should be loaded into Medicare Quote Engine within a week to 10 days.  I will advise on this blog when they are ready for quoting.

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I just produced this video. This demonstrates how to use Medicare Quote Engine to run MA quotes, compare MA plans and run custom quotes for Med Supp whether Standardized or Modernized including the new plans M and N.  Enjoy!

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Ritter Insurance is pleased to announce the release of 2010 Medicare Advantage and Part D data within our proprietary Medicare Quote Engine (MQE).  Ritter Insurance is committed to serving our insurance agent community, so we are thrilled to have this important information integrated into our web-based tool less than one week after CMS made the information public.

Medicare Quote Engine is a free tool for insurance agents who are registered users of our website.  

Insurance agents seeking use of this tool can register as users by clicking here. 

While free, MQE is invaluable in helping agents find plan availability and premiums in EVERY ZIP CODE in the United States in order to assist them in helping their clients find plans to meet their client’s needs.

MQE, which generates over 30,000 quotes/month for insurance agents, has Medicare Advantage Plan data which is also sortable by Plan Type and/or by whether Prescription drugs are included in the plan.

Medicare Part D data includes Plan Name, Premium, Deductible, Gap Coverage and whether or not the plan is zero premium with Low Income Subsidy.

We look forward to the release of benefit data which we expect to go live by the end of the month to further assist insurance agents in evaluating the large number of options available.

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I made a similar presentation during five live sessions in PA.  I think I do a bit better live, but Webex’s have their advantages too as I’m better able to integrate the Web Based portions of the presentation.

To summarize, I cover what an Independent Insurance Agent needs to know about MIPPA 2008, the 2010 CMS Call Letter, the CMS announcement on the 2010 Medicare Advantage Capitation rates, the Recently Announced Service Area Reductions and how this will affect their business later this year.

I finish up with the Medigap Modernization changes which will take place on June 1st, of 2010.

You can listen to the recording by clicking here.  The broadcast is 1 hour, but I think it will be well worth your time to listen!  If you don’t agree after listening, simply forget everything I’ve said and we’ll call it even!

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Increases are effective 2/1/09.  Details are available in our Resource Center.  Percentages and Revised Rate Sheets are available.  Medicare Quote Engine will be updated around January 12th.

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