Ritter Insurance Marketing, Craig Ritter

Insurers Looking to Raise 2017 ACA Plan Premiums by Double-Digits

Though Affordable Care Act plan rates are only finalized in the fall, ACA insurers are already submitting their initial proposals to their state regulators. And many are seeking approval for something we saw requested last year: double-digit rate hikes for their 2017 ACA plan premiums. Those asking for the large increases name big losses in…

14 Jun 16
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Aetna-Humana Merger Gains Key Approval

Nearly two weeks into February, Aetna and Humana have gained not only their tenth state approval, but one of the most important approvals for their desired Aetna-Humana merger. Florida regulators have given the nod to Aetna’s $37 billion acquisition of Humana. The merger will create the largest health insurer in the state. In the consent order,…

22 Feb 16
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Florida Surpasses California in ACA Enrollment

Covered California has lost its standing as the top state for exchange enrollment, dropping behind Florida, according to new federal figures. The state signed up 1.36 million by the end of March, while Florida’s exchange had 1.42 million sign up, pick a plan and pay premiums. A California health advocate said comparing the two…

4 Sep 15
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Governor Scott Decides to Embrace Medicaid Expansion for Florida

Here is the story as reported by Robert Pear of the New York Times.  Scott now joins 6 other Republican governors who have decided to accept the Federal Government’s subsidies to expand Medicaid in their states.  A massive expansion of Medicaid was a cornerstone the Affordable Care Act to cover more of the…

24 Feb 13
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United Healthcare and BayCare Reach Agreement

This occurred a few weeks ago, but I missed blogging about this.  The United/BayCare battle put a number of Medicare advantage members in Tampa, Florida in a difficult position as the two struggled mightily to reach an agreement.  The new agreement is a five year deal between BayCare and United Healthcare.  The terms…

12 Feb 13
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Medicare Advantage Health Plan in Florida to be Liquidated

Quality Health Plan of FL has been ordered to be liquidated as of 12/1/2012.  Here is the story from TheLedger.com.  The plan had 10,242 members as of September of 2011 who will be automatically enrolled in a Humana drug plan and Original Medicare as of 12/1/2012.  All of the members will also get…

23 Nov 11
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CMS to Cap Agent Referral Fees for Medicare Advantage and Medicare Part D

CMS issued guidance last week to put a cap on referral fees, particularly those in the South Florida market.  Apparently, Medicare Advantage carriers were paying referral fees which were equivalent to the initial Medicare Advantage commission ($402 or $403) for both initial and replaced Medicare advantage referrals.  In most cases, this made it more lucrative…

23 Oct 11
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Protected: Coventry Florida Training Follow-Up

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18 Feb 11
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Miami Herald Interview of Preferred Care Partners CEO, Joseph Caruncho

The Miami Herald writes a piece on the story of the rise of Preferred Care Partners, a Florida based Medicare Advantage Organization (MAO).  PCP was started in 2001 as Florida’s first Provider Sponsored Organization (PSO).  In 2010, PCP grew to $450 million in Revenue.  Based on a strong 2011 AEP, they should exceed $500 million…

23 Jan 11
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Molina Medicare – January 2011 National Broker Certification

Molina January Training Molina Medicare offers competitive products and benefit plans that you can market year-round with rich value-adds to meet your customers needs.  Now that the AEP is coming to an end, come hear about the plans that Molina Medicare offers that can be marketed year around!

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22 Dec 10
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