Ritter Insurance Marketing, Craig Ritter

Hawaii Medical Service Association Drops 46,000 Medicare Advantage Members

Here is the story from Star Advertiser.  Any agents want to spend October through December in Hawaii helping these 46,000 folks find new plans??

3 Oct 14
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Pennsylvania to Expand Medicaid Eligibility Following Agreement with HHS

Here is the story from ABC 27 News, a local affiliate in Harrisburg, PA.  The expansion will make 500,000 more residents in PA eligible for Medicaid.

28 Aug 14
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Crozer-Keystone Health System and Cigna-HealthSpring May Cut Medicare Advantage Ties

The current provider contract between Cigna-HealthSpring and Crozer-Keystone Health System (CKHS) is set to expire on April 30th, 2014 and it appears that the sides are fairly far apart in their negotiations.  It’s not uncommon, however, for these contract disputes to run right up to the last minute, however, CKSH has posted a…

Christmas Cash From Ritter

If you’re a Medicare Supplement agent in Virginia, we’ve got a holiday surprise in store for you.  We’re giving away $500 CASH just for appointing with a well-respected carrier and writing a handful of apps with them by the end of the year. Don’t worry, our new role as Santa Claus won’t have any impact…

22 Nov 13
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Health Partners Plans to Enter Medicare Market

Here is a link to the article from Philly.com.  Health Partners Plans (formerly Health Partners of Philadelphia Inc.) operated Medicare advantage plans 6 years ago which were sold to Elder Health (which moved to Bravo, then HealthSpring and now Cigna HealthSpring).  They have now filed with CMS for new plans for 2014.

26 Aug 13
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Reporting of Administrative Actions and Criminal Convictions

The following email came from the State of California Department of Insurance. NOTICE TO:  All Admitted Insurers, Insurance Producers, Bail Agents, Independent and Public Adjusters and Other Interested Parties SUBJECT:  Reporting of Administrative Actions and Criminal Convictions DATE:  August 16, 2013 Background
On January 1, 2005, Section 1729.2 was added to the California Insurance…

16 Aug 13
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Ritter Signs FMO Agreement with Excellus BlueCross BlueShield

You can view the release on Yahoo Finance. Agents can request more information by clicking here:  www.ritterim.com/excellus

14 Aug 13
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Michigan Passes Law to Allow Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan to Operate as a Mutual Insurer

Here is the story from the Detriot Free Press.  This change will give Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan more flexibility to acquire and expand it’s business, however, it will be required to pay more in state taxes to Michigan.

19 Mar 13
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Highmark Closes on Jefferson Regional Medical Center

Here is the story from the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.  Highmark is the largest health insurer in Pennsylvania and an affiliate of the BlueCross and BlueShield Association.  The closing of the deal with Jefferson, valued at $350 million, gives Highmark an anchor hospital in the South Hills of Pittsburgh.  Highmark is also trying to finalize…

2 Mar 13
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Gov Christie Agrees to Accept ACA Medicaid Funds for New Jersey

Governor Chris Christie agreed to accept Federal money to expand Medicaid enrollment for the state of New Jersey, although he maintained that he’s not in favor of the Affordable Care Act.  Here is the story from the New York Times.  Christie becomes the 8th Republican governor to agree to accept the Federal funds…

27 Feb 13
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