HIPAA & Information Security: Encryption

Information security is very much a moving target and the threats are getting more severe with each passing hour.  This is even true for Fortune 500 businesses with large IT [...]

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

CMS has notified Medicare Advantage (MA) and PDP plans that those members with the Social Security (SSA) / Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) premium withhold option did not properly have plan [...]

Compliance: Cancer Genome Testing

Updated March 11, 2019 Bottom line There has been a lot of buzz lately about a program being offered to agents to assist clients with a genetic cancer screening. Agents are being offered a [...]

Medicare Open Enrollment Period

To ensure we’re doing our part to keep everyone out of hot water and help provide valuable information to our agents, please see the below information regarding the new Medicare Open Enrollment [...]

BREAKING NEWS: CMS announces 2019 Medicare Parts A & B premiums and deductibles

Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the 2019 premiums, deductibles, and coinsurance amounts for Medicare Parts A and B. “CMS is committed to empowering [...]

Announcement of the 2019 MCMG

To ensure we’re doing our part to keep everyone out of hot water and help provide valuable information to our agents, please see the below information regarding the Medicare Communications and [...]

2019 AHIP Medicare Certification is Now Open

Effective immediately, agents may login and take  the 2019 AHIP Medicare Certification training. The cost of the course is $175, but if you login through your UHC, Humana, or Aetna learning [...]

2018 AEP Submission Deadlines

2018 AEP Submission Deadlines As a reminder, all AEP enrollment applications (MA, MAPD or PDP) for beneficiaries who elect a January 1, 2018 effective date MUST be signed, dated, and received by [...]

2018 Medicare Marketing Guidelines Review

CMS has released the 2018 Medicare Marketing Guidelines. To make things easier, we have reviewed the changed for 2018 and listed the relevant major changes below.   70.4.1 Educational and [...]

CMS releases Calendar Year 2017 Agent/Broker compensation guidelines for Medicare Advantage Plans

As you probably know, CMS annually reviews agent/broker compensation for Medicare Advantage, Section 1876 Cost, and PDP plans and provides insurers with maximum allowed commission levels based on [...]

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