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Ritter’s Weekly Forum Updates

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)

Gale Arden Named Vice President and General Manager of Senior Care Division at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee

This story is covered by the Chatanoogan. Gale Arden’s role as Vice President and General Manage of the Senior Care division at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee will be to oversee their Medicare products, including Medicare Advantage, Stand Alone Medicare Part D products and Medicare Supplement products.
BCBS of TN is in…

26 Nov 10
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New Medicare Supplement Rates Coming Soon to Pennsylvania (PA), Tennessee (TN) and Texas (TX)

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!…

7 Aug 10
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Health Care Reform impacts “Health Made Simple” Product

Health Made Simple, an Under Age 65 Individual Health Product from New Era Life Insurance Company, is no longer accepting new business after June 15th, 2010.  The annual or lifetime limits, dependents to age 26, acceptance of children with pre-existing conditions and the Medical Loss Ratio seem to be the key mandates that are influencing…

21 May 10
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Hospitals warn TennCare cuts to be ‘devastating’

Tennessee state hospitals could lose a half billion dollars under the cumulative effect of Gov. Phil Bredesen’s proposed TennCare cuts. Last year legislators approved cuts and when combined with the governor’s proposed 2010-2011 budget,  hospitals stand to lose as much as $526 million in state and federal funding. The cuts could be devastating. Click…

Medicaid Benefit Cuts hit Tennessee’s TennCare Program

Facing budget issues, Tennessee’s Medicaid program is seeking approval from CMS to cut services to it’s Medicaid members.  Cuts would limit benefits for inpatient hospitalizations to $10,000 per year, limit the number of non-emergency hospital and primary care doctor visits to 8, eliminate physical, occupational and speech therapy and eliminate hospice care. If approved, the…

14 Jan 10
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Important Alert on United Healthcare Special Needs Plans for Agents in Michigan (MI), New York (NY), Pennsylvania (PA), Tennessee (TN) and California (CA)

United Healthcare has issued a “Broker Use Only” alert for those agents seeking to market their Special Needs plans in the following states:  MI, NY, PA, TN and CA. The alert is posted in the “Agent Use Only” section of our website in our “Resource Center”.  To view, Click here, then log in and…

12 Oct 09
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Aetna Selected by Pennsylvania Employees Benefit Trust Fund as Provider of PA State Retirees; Opportunities Abound for Small/Middle Market Medicare Retiree Groups for January 1st, 2010 Effectives

I saw 2 stories which covered Aetna’s announcement today.  One from the Pennsylvania Business Journal and one from Trading Markets. The coverage will take effect on 1/1/10.  Previously, the state retirees were covered by Coventry Healthcare on a PFFS product.  The Aetna plan is a combination HMO/PPO Medicare Advantage model. If you are…

23 Sep 09
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Genworth Announces Webinars for Continental Care Hospital Indemnity Product

Genworth will be hosting Webinars on September 29th, October 5th, 22nd and 26th to review their Continental Care Hopitial Indemnity Product.  (We will be updating our Events page shortly to accept your registration.) The product is available in AL, AR, CO, GA, ID, IL, IN, KY, LA, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, NE, NM,…

5 Sep 09
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