Ritter Insurance Marketing, Craig Ritter

How 2018 Social Security COLA Affects Part B enrollees

On Friday, the Social Security Administration announced that the cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) for 2018 will see a 2 percent increase in benefits from 2017, resulting in the largest adjustment since 2012. The increase will affect more than 69 million people, including more than 8 million Supplemental Security Income recipients. They’ll receive roughly $27…

Find All 2018 MAPD Plan Data on our Medicare Quote Engine

We’ve added ALL summary of benefit data for ALL 2018 Medicare Advantage and Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug plans on our Medicare Quote Engine! Using a brand-new feature, you can now you can compare your clients’ 2017 plan with the upcoming 2018 benefits side by side. The Medicare Quote Engine (MQE) includes rates and star…

5 Oct 17
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HHS Secretary Tom Price Resigns

Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price resigned his post Friday afternoon amid controversy over racking up hundreds of thousands in travel bills. Price’s department of the executive branch oversees the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), and is the administrative body for the federal health insurance exchange. The New York Times reports

2 Oct 17
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Special Enrollment Periods Available for Hurricane Victims

All Medicare beneficiaries and qualifying individuals seeking coverage through the federal health insurance marketplace who were affected by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, or Maria are eligible for special enrollment periods this fall. Medicare According to CMS, the Medicare special enrollment period “will allow individuals affected by these hurricanes to enroll, disenroll or switch Medicare health…

2 Oct 17
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Highmark and UPMC in Disagreement Once Again

If you thought Highmark and UPMC’s embattled relationship was finally set straight by a state-brokered consent decree, you may have been too optimistic. The five-year decree permitting Highmark members in-network access to UPMC physicians expires June 30, 2019. As usual, the two sides are in disagreement once again – this time over interpretation of what…

26 Sep 17
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CPBJ Names Ritter 6th Fastest Growing Company in Central PA

The Central Penn Business Journal released its Top 50 Fastest Growing Companies list and Ritter Insurance Marketing ranked 6th in the region! Companies are ranked based on revenue growth over a three-year period, with both dollar and percentage increases used to determine final rankings. CPBJ recognized President Craig Ritter and the company at a breakfast…

25 Sep 17
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Changes to 2018 Medicare Marketing Guidelines: What Agents Need to Know

CMS published their 2018 Medicare Marketing Guidelines a couple weeks back.  The document is 124 pages long, so there’s a lot to digest and not 100% of the material is totally relevant to agents, so I like to talk about what’s DIFFERENT from one year to the last and focus on what’s most important…

4 Aug 17
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CMS Releases 2018 Medicare Marketing Guidelines (MMG)

After a longer wait than normal, CMS finally released the 2018 Medicare Marketing Guidelines late last week. Carriers must adhere to these guidelines when developing marketing materials for consumers. The marketing efforts of contracted agents must also fall in compliance with these rules. When we’ve had a chance to review the 2018 guidelines, we’ll…

25 Jul 17
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