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HealthPlus of Michigan Placed on CMS Sanctions

HeatlhPlus of Michigan is a regional health plan with a little under 10,000 Medicare advantage members in Michigan.  Last week, CMS placed them on immediate marketing sanctions due to a Notice and Order of Supervision that was placed on HealthPlus of Michigan by the Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services.  Here is a link…

17 Mar 15
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Banner to Acquire University of Arizona Health Network

Banner, the largest hospital system in Arizona, is about to get bigger with approval to acquire University of Arizona Health Network. Read the full story from the Business Journal.

29 Jan 15
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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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