Medicare Connections News

Medicare Connections News | June 5th

  • Highmark Medicare Agency Contact Info Update
  • AHIP's 2018 Medicare online training closing soon - Complete your training today
  • Save the date for the 2019 Medicare Connections Conference
  • Expand your insurance services to better serve your clients
  • Why URL Should Be Your FMO
  • SilverScript Marketing Agent Update - New Agent Portal
  • Equitable | Discontinuation of Medicare Supplement Plans
  • UnitedHealthcare | NEW! Voice Signature for AARP Medicare Supplement Insurance Plans
  • Cigna-Healthspring | New One-Page Scope of Appointment Now Available!
  • Mutual of Omaha | Express - May 2nd
  • Gateway Health | News for Faxing Applications
  • Aetna | New video, special business hours, and more [eBulletin May 21, 2018]
  • Mutual of Omaha Med Supp Broker Bonus Program
  • New Era Life Summer Cash Bonus Contest Has Begun!
  • 2018 Aetna Hidden Oasis Senior Supplemental Sales Contest | Spring 2019
  • Win Big with Lead Concepts
  • 2018 Cigna Sales Incentive Trip | June 21-25, 2018
  • 2019 Mutual of Omaha Dominican Republic Sales Leader Trip | March 13-18, 2019
  • Aetna | Want to earn some extra dough?
  • AARP | June Webinar Training Calendar
  • 6/13 Capital BlueCross Enrollment Refresher / Online Directory
  • 6/26 Vibra Health Plan New Online Provider Finder
  • 7/11 Capital BlueCross OTC (over the counter) benefit / silver and fit /Retail store benefits
  • Trump Plan to Lower Drug Prices Could Increase Costs for Some Patients
  • Feds: Skimping can’t save seniors from rising med cost
  • Medicare Part B premiums devouring many retirees' Social Security increase, survey shows
  • New bill aims to make sure Medicare customers get drug discounts
  • Oncologists sue HHS over Medicare Part B sequester cuts
  • Medicare costs could rise by more than 200 percent for these retirees
  • Official Gives Hints About Medicare Advantage LTC Benefits
  • Advocacy groups blast CMS for incorrectly promoting MA plans, misleading beneficiaries
  • GAO calls on CMS to continue prior authorization experiments
  • Seniors paid more for generics in Medicare Part D plans
  • Out-of-Pocket Costs Vary Significantly for Medicare Parts B and D
  • Part D plan sponsors face compliance action on drug gag orders, CMS warns
  • Seema Verma gives update on CMS plans to reduce drug prices
  • Trump’s Attempt to Shame Drugmakers Shows Medicare Costs Soaring
  • Trump’s Plan for Cheaper Health Insurance Could Have Hidden Costs
  • Why baby steps toward cheaper drugs are the best we can do
  • New Medicare Perk: Diabetes Prevention
  • Official Gives Hints About Medicare Advantage LTC Benefits
  • Improving Prediction of Dementia in Primary Care
  • House bill seeks to improve CMS oversight of opioid abuse
  • U.S. to consider expanding Medicare drug price negotiation
  • CMS Increases Payments for Durable Medical Equipment
  • Trump lays out his vision for lower drug prices
  • Medicare costs could rise by more than 200 percent for these retirees
  • Many Medicare ACOs would quit rather than face risk next year
  • PhRMA takes aim at Medicare drug program in new ad campaign
  • CMS to Up Medicare Payments, Reduce Burdens for Inpatient Rehabs
  • CMS to simplify Medicare plan selection
  • House Holds Hearing on Medicare Advantage Plan Operations
  • White House Promotes “America First” Prescription Drug Plan
  • CMS allows payers to send evidence of coverage information electronically for the first time
  • CMS Unveils Enhanced “Drug Dashboards” to Increase Transparency on Drug Prices

Medicare Connections News | May 1st

  • Save the date for the 2019 Medicare Connections Conference
  • Mutual of Omaha | MD and NJ Products Approved
  • Humana’s Agent Online Application for Medicare is Live
  • Aetna | Your NEW flexible sales portfolio option
  • Equitable PA- Rates on Modernized Medicare Supplement Plans (Series 2070) - Agency Directive #1396
  • Mutual of Omaha Med Supp Broker Bonus Program
  • New Era Life Summer Cash Bonus Contest Has Begun!
  • 2018 Aetna Hidden Oasis Senior Supplemental Sales Contest | Spring 2019
  • Win Big with Lead Concepts
  • 2018 Cigna Sales Incentive Trip | June 21-25, 2018
  • 2019 Mutual of Omaha Dominican Republic Sales Leader Trip | March 13-18, 2019
  • Aetna | Want to earn some extra dough?
  • 5/8-5/10 Gateway University DSNP Sales Training
  • 5/9 Capital BlueCross Agent Cubed Refresher
  • 5/16 Generating New Revenue with Voluntary Benefits
  • 6/13 Capital BlueCross Enrollment Refresher / Online Directory
  • 7/11 Capital BlueCross OTC (over the counter) benefit / silver and fit /Retail store benefits
  • Medicare's proposed direct-contracting model carries both rewards and risk
  • Drug makers question idea to shake up how Medicare pays for certain drugs
  • Docs Billing Medicare Patients Directly? CMS Looks to Allow It
  • DOJ taking a closer look at Cigna-Express Scripts merger
  • AAFP Gives CMS Pointed Advice About New Payment Models
  • How Medicare's Conflicting Hospitalization Rules Cost Me Thousands Of Dollars
  • Murphy introduces ‘Medicare for more’ health plan option
  • Medicare Advantage Plans Cleared To Go Beyond Medical Coverage — Even Groceries
  • Star ratings jump strengthens enrollment, performance of Medicare Advantage plans
  • For Uber And Lyft, Medicare Could Be The Next Profitable Ride
  • A Rare Loss for U.S. Pharma Lobby Will Cost the Industry Billions
  • How Trump's New Medicare Rules Boost Amazon And Walmart
  • Medicare to Boost Private Plan Payments by 3.4% Next Year
  • Trump administration aims to lower drug prices for seniors
  • Expand your insurance services to better serve your clients
  • Why URL Should Be Your FMO

Medicare Connections News | April 3rd

  • Save the date for the 2019 Medicare Connections Conference
  • Highmark Medicare Agent Contact Info Update
  • New Spanish Language Option for the Cigna-HealthSpring Agent Assistance Line (HAAL)!
  • Aetna PA agents: 2018 member meetings are here
  • Medico Paper Cancer applications will no longer take credit/debit information
  • Highmark AHN Offers Your Clients World-Class Care
  • GTL Short-Term HHC Video and Infographic Now Available!
  • Gateway Health and Ruby Plan
  • Transamerica Medicare Supplement Insurance Premium Rate Changes
  • Mutual of Omaha Med Supp Broker Bonus Program
  • New Era Life Summer Cash Bonus Contest Has Begun!
  • 2018 Aetna Hidden Oasis Senior Supplemental Sales Contest | Spring 2019
  • Win Big with Lead Concepts
  • 2018 Cigna Sales Incentive Trip | June 21-25, 2018
  • 2019 Mutual of Omaha Dominican Republic Sales Leader Trip | March 13-18, 2019
  • Aetna | Want to earn some extra dough?
  • 4/24 Running a Medicare Appointment for Beginners
  • 5/16 Generating New Revenue with Voluntary Benefits
  • AARP accused of hard-sell marketing practices like those it warns seniors about
  • Republicans and Democrats concerned over proposed changes to Medicare Advantage, Part D plans
  • Walmart in early talks to buy insurer Humana, report says
  • Avoid the latest Medicare scam
  • Home Health Adherence Slashes Medicare Costs, Readmissions
  • AHIP: CMS must fix flaw in Medicare Advantage rate formula
  • AHIP wants Congress to enact MACPAC recommendations to streamline managed Medicaid
  • U.S. to cover advanced genomic testing for Medicare cancer patients
  • Medicare Will Cover Genetic Cancer Testing, With Caveats
  • Trump administration moves to expand access to cancer tests
  • MedPAC recommends ‘measured approach’ to Medicare telehealth coverage
  • Got a minute for Medicare?
  • New Law Broadens Chronic Care Through Medicare
  • Cigna agrees to buy Express Scripts for $67 billion
  • CMS Has Proposed a Number of Changes for 2019
  • Expand your insurance services to better serve your clients
  • Why URL Should Be Your FMO

Medicare Connections News | March 6th

  • Medicare Seminar Survey
  • Aetna | Medicare Producer News
  • Mutual of Omaha Updates
  • Medicare Update: Build Your Book With Highmark's Medigap Blue - CORRECTION
  • Medico Updates
  • Thrivent Pennsylvania Medicare Supplement Rate Updates
  • Transamerica Medicare Supplement Insurance Premium Rate Changes
  • Capital Blue Cross Provider Look-up Guide
  • Kramer Direct | Feeling Lucky? Treat Yourself to a Special
  • Win Big with Lead Concepts
  • Mutual of Omaha Broker Bonus Program
  • 2018 Cigna Sales Incentive Trip | June 21-25, 2018
  • 2019 Mutual of Omaha Dominican Republic Sales Leader Trip | March 13-18, 2019
  • Aetna | Want to earn some extra dough?
  • 3/16 Aetna PA agents: SilverSneakers- Get trained our MA/MAPD fitness benefit
  • GHG News: CMS Reports Medicare Advantage Provider Directories Continue to be Plagued with Inaccuracies
  • Revenues higher for physicians offering wellness visit
  • Potential blood test for Alzheimer's shows early promise
  • A Medicare Benefits Update Could Cut Medigap Sales: GAO
  • Insurers Signal Medicare Advantage Buyouts Ahead
  • JarvisWRAP for February 16, 2018
  • ‘Outright Price Gouging’: Outpatient Cancer Care Costs Vary Wildly
  • Expand your insurance services to better serve your clients
  • Why URL Should Be Your FMO

Medicare Connections News | February 6th

  • Medicare Advantage Disenrollment Period
  • Thrivent Pennsylvania Medicare Supplement Rate Updates
  • Transamerica Medicare Supplement Insurance Premium Rate Changes
  • Medico has competitive rates in your state!
  • Highmark | PA Commonwealth Court Judge rules on Highmark, UPMC contract
  • Capital Blue Cross Provider Look-up Guide
  • UnitedHealthcare Important! Voice Signature Update for AARP Medicare Supplement Plans
  • Thrivent Pennsylvania Medicare Supplement Rate Updates
  • Aetna | Flu shots | Member ID cards | Coupon books | Resources for Living
  • Aetna | Your January edition of Pacesetter
  • Aetna | New products coming soon [eBulletin January 22, 2018]
  • Aetna | Shingrix | SilverSneakers fitness| Diabetes supplies
  • Aetna | Hospital Indemnity Flex coming to 9 new states
  • Aetna | 2018 Medicare Marketing Broker Survey
  • Win Big with Lead Concepts
  • Mutual of Omaha Broker Bonus Program
  • 2018 Cigna Sales Incentive Trip | June 21-25, 2018
  • 2019 Mutual of Omaha Dominican Republic Sales Leader Trip | March 13-18, 2019
  • Aetna | Want to earn some extra dough?
  • EXITING NEWS: Register for your Humana 2018 Local Webinar Today!
  • January 2018 CMS National Training Program Update
  • 2/20 PACE and PACENET 101
  • U.S. government proposes 1.84 percent hike in 2019 payments to Medicare insurers
  • Your new Medicare card
  • CMS: New lock-in policy could turn tide in opioid fight
  • Medicare Part D misses $3.4B in savings from excluded generic coverage
  • Is anxiety a strong early indicator of Alzheimer's disease?
  • Leg Reg Review #3 - 01/15/2018
  • Expand your insurance services to better serve your clients
  • Provider Directories
  • Why URL Should Be Your FMO