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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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Click to see the effected plans that are Non-Renewing.

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The Medicare Savings program is a Federal-State program which pays the Part B premium on behalf of a Medicare Beneficiary.  It’s not full “Dual” eligibility, but it will save a Medicare Beneficiary over $1,000/year in Part B premiums.  IN ADDITION, by qualifying for the Medicare Savings Program, a Medicare Beneficiary would automatically qualify for “Low Income Subsidy” (LIS) for Part D.  This is important for a couple reasons:  (1) Part D premium is waived or reduced, (2) Doughnut Hole is removed, (3) There are low co-pays for Generics and Brands.  Also, by qualifying LIS, the Medicare Beneficiary gets a Special Election for Medicare Advantage.  The Special Election can be used anytime during the year.  Here is my webpage which explains this Special Election.

Here is a link to the article about the Connecticut Law!

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The states impacted are as follows:  AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, KS, MD, ME, MI, MN, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SD, TX, WI, WV and WY.

To find the rate adjustments, go to our Resource Center (Log in Required):

  • Company = AARP
  • State = (Pick your State)
  • Product = Medicare Supplement
  • Resource = Rates

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Editor’s Note:  Click here for an update on agent use plan data.

Filed Premium and Benefit information for Cigna Medicare Services are available to Licensed Insurance Agents.

If you are a registered user of our website and, therefore, have been verified as a Licensed Insurance Agent, please e-mail Dave in our office to receive benefit, premium and contracting information.

If you are not a registered user, you can register to use our website here.  We will verify your status as a licensed agent in 1 to 2 business days and once verified, we are able to send you this information.

Please note that it is a CMS Marketing Violation to share this information prior to October 1st, 2009.  In addition, keep in mind that this information is filed and not necessarily the final benefit and premium information.  Generally, benefits and premiums are finalized in late August.

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We are EXTREMELY PLEASED to announce that Medicare Quote Engine (www.MedicareQuoteEngine.com) has been updated with ALL 2009 Medicare Advantage Plan data.  We are in the testing phase at this point, so please be patient!

This means, that for 2009, we will have:

  • 113,005 Medicare Advantage County/Plan combinations,
  • 12,581 Special Needs Plan County/Plan combinations and
  • 2,565 Stand Alone Part D Plan State/Plan combinations.

Essentially, you will be able to see every Medicare Advantage product that exists for 2009.  Additionally, we are adding new query capabilities to allow you to retrieve the plan types you are looking for.

Due to this massive expansion, we had to change some of the displayed information.  For those companies which we are contracted with, we will provide a link to the product page (https://ritterim.pbwiki.com/Ritter+2009+Medicare+Advantage+Products) for you to drill down and see very detailed product features.  For those companies where we do not have contracts to market, we will not link or will simply link to their homepage.

We are hopeful that we will be able to provide additional details on plan design features for these 125,000+ combinations before the November 15th AEP season begins, however, we cannot be certain.  In the meantime, you will have the resources to research your primary counties.

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