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2016 AEP Medicare Connections. The right partner, carrires, and clients.

It’s that time of year again – and in an effort to keep you better informed during the 2016 AEP, we will be sending you a bi-weekly newsletter with updated information on carrier certification, 2016 product information, and updates from CMS.


Medicare Connections News

Medicare Connections News | May 2nd Edition

  • The Keys to Compliance with Secret Shoppers
  • September 6th & 7th, 2017 Leaders' & Medicare Connections Conference
  • Get Bonuses, Leads & Top Commissions with URL
  • May 23rd | 9am EST, Understanding Medicaid & Special Needs Plans
  • May 31st | 8:30am EST, Making More with Medicare
  • Highmark Medicare Producer Hotline Updates
  • UnitedHealthcare Proactive Background Review Pilot
  • Highmark ShopPRO Marketing Materials Update
  • Mutual of Omaha Upcoming Rate Adjustments
  • UnitedHealth's government growth can't be ignored
  • Care Transitions Common at End of Life for Medicare Recipients
  • Trump Administration Finalizes 0.45% Rate Increase for Medicare Advantage and Halts Egg Whip Changes
  • 3 Big Social Security Changes You Should Expect in 2018
  • Medicare spent up to $6.5B on low-value procedures in one year
  • MedPAC recommends changes to Part B drug reimbursements
  • Medicare Advantage plans to receive 0.45% rate hike for 2018

Medicare Connections News | April 4th Edition

  • Get Bonuses, Leads & Top Commissions with URL
  • April 18th | PACE & PACENET 101 Seminar
  • May 23rd | Learn More About the UHC Medicare DSNP Seminar
  • Gateway Agent News - April 3, 2017
  • Medicare.gov pricing tool now displays SilverScript's updated 2017 PDP formularies
  • Plan G for AARP Medicare Supplement Insurance Plans will Launch in Most States
  • Vibra Health Plan Broker Update
  • SilverScript Ohio & Kentucky Diamond Plan Update
  • Aetna Medicare Supplement Plan D coming to Pennsylvania
  • PinnacleHealth to affiliate with UPMC, acquire four midstate hospitals
  • REACH II, VA Did Not Increase Spending in Dementia Care
  • Bernie Sanders, Top Progressives Announce New ‘Medicare For All’ Push
  • CMS delays expansion of bundled payment programs
  • Law Aims to Protect Medicare Patients from Surprise Hospital Bill

Medicare Connections News | March 7th Edition

  • 2017 Medicare 101 Video
  • How to Sell a Medicare Advantage Plan Video
  • 3/20 My URL 101: Cases, Contracts & Commissions
  • UPMC 2017 Cavulus Training Schedule
  • Gateway Agent News - March 6, 2017
  • Agent of Record Form Notification
  • Vibra Health Plan | Over 500 professional providers & Holy Spirit Hospital added since October 2016 - see February's alpha listing of providers
  • Highmark Medicare Outpatient Observation Notice
  • Important 2017 Changes for AARP Medicare Supplement Insurance Plans
  • Highmark Educational Seminars
  • New from Highmark: Monthly Medicare Agent Insights For You To Enjoy
  • New Era Life Insurance Co. of the Midwest
  • Mutual of Omaha Upcoming Rate Adjustments
  • Highmark Select DME Network FAQs
  • Americo’s UFirst Agent Incentive Program for Medicare Supplement (qualify through 2/28/2018)
  • Americo's Great Med Sup Rates and a Cash Bonus
  • Democrat asks for CMS pick's views on Medicare
  • 10 counties where Medicare Advantage looks like a wimp
  • Medicare News from NAHU
  • New Cards for Medicare Recipients Will Omit Social Security Numbers
  • Healthcare costs will outpace Medicare Advantage payments in 2018, report says
  • Pilot program could open door to home-based Medicare coverage
  • Many Seniors Take Multiple Meds That Can Affect the Brain
  • Trump Asked for Flynn’s Resignation After ‘Eroding’ Trust, Aide Says
  • Primary Care Exercise Counseling Cost-Effective for Older Men
  • CMS Proposes Several Key Changes for Star Ratings in 2018 Medicare Advantage (MA) Draft Call Letter
  • Humana faces $401 million loss, and Medicare headaches

Medicare Connections News | February 7th Edition

  • Medico Direct bill payment enhancement now available on MyEnroller
  • Highmark's Medicare Advantage Provider Directory
  • Mutual of Omaha 2018 Incentive Trip | Legendary Ireland
  • February 28th | How to Sell a Medicare Advantage Plan Seminar
  • Aetna | New Ascend app training - Enroll clients faster on the road
  • UnitedHealthcare | Bring It Up a Notch: New Training Courses Available
  • CMS National Training Program Learning Series Webinar February 9, 2017
  • A Hot Trend: The Internet, Social Media, & the Elderly
  • CMS NEWS: Nearly 12 million people with Medicare have saved over $26 billion on prescription drugs since 2010
  • U.S. proposes 0.25 percent hike in Medicare Advantage payments
  • Antidepressant Use Tied to Double the Risk of Hip Fractures in Elderly
  • 21 Medicare Health Plans Warned To Fix Provider Directory Errors
  • Judge cites 'serious concerns,' blocks Aetna's merger with Humana
  • Implanted Defibrillators Benefit Seniors: Study
  • CMS Releases Medicare Opioid Prescribing Maps, Data Resources
  • Trump health nominee says he does not back Medicare privatization
  • An end to Obamacare could cost boomers, Medicare seniors much more money

2017 Medicare Connections News | December 13th 2016 Edition

  • Highmark “Medicare Know-How” Member Events
  • Potentially Unsafe Med Scripts Up for Dual Users With Dementia
  • Earn More on AARP® Medicare Supplement Insurance Plans With A Special Incentive!
  • Americo Med Sup Commission Payment Change
  • Mutual of Omaha | 1 Credit = $1
  • Making Money Without the Hassle During AEP
  • Earn the Most for Medicare Business
  • Take advantage of our CSI and CSI Life fall sales incentive campaign
  • Manhattan Life Marketing Allowance Program Extended