Medicare Connections News

Medicare Connections News | August 14th

  • 2019 Certifications & Benefit Previews
  • Register now for the 2019 Medicare Connections Conference
  • Expand your insurance services to better serve your clients
  • Why URL Should Be Your FMO
  • Top 10 Changes – NEW Medicare Communications and Marketing Guidelines (MCMG)
  • Medicare Communications and Marketing Guidelines (MCMG)
  • Geisinger Gold Medicare has released the following statement regarding Tower Health in Reading, PA
  • Envision New Business-2019
  • UnitedHealthcare August Training Calendar
  • Mutual of Omaha Upcoming Rate Adjustments (Medicare Supplement)
  • New Era 2019 Winter Escape
  • Mutual of Omaha Med Supp Broker Bonus Program
  • 2018 Aetna Hidden Oasis Senior Supplemental Sales Contest | Spring 2019
  • Win Big with Lead Concepts
  • 2019 Mutual of Omaha Dominican Republic Sales Leader Trip | March 13-18, 2019
  • Aetna | Want to earn some extra dough?
  • Highmark 2019 AEP Rollout Meetings
  • Trump administration gives insurers power to lower Medicare drug prices
  • Want to save $2.8B-plus? Medicare drug price negotiation could, senator reports
  • CMS NEWS: Medicare Part D premiums continue to decline in 2019
  • Ascension, Centene join forces to launch a Medicare Advantage plan

Medicare Connections News | July 31st

  • 2019 Certifications & Benefit Previews
  • Register now for the 2019 Medicare Connections Conference
  • Expand your insurance services to better serve your clients
  • Why URL Should Be Your FMO
  • Medicare Communications and Marketing Guidelines (MCMG)
  • Highmark Update: Member Education on Recent Court Decision
  • UPMC Court Decision
  • New Era 2019 Winter Escape
  • 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?
  • Highmark 2019 AEP Rollout Meetings
  • Dems court conservative firebrand in Medicare drug fight
  • Study: ‘Medicare for all’ projected to cost $32.6 trillion
  • CBO underestimates Medicare Part D savings by $4 billion due to oversight lapse
  • Medicare Advantage Is About to Change. Here’s What You Should Know.
  • Sniffles? Cancer? Under Medicare Plan, Payments for Office Visits Would Be Same for Both
  • CVS-Aetna Deal Could Raise Drug Coverage Costs in Some Places
  • Medicare Pay Uncertainty Limits Gender Reassignment Surgery
  • Medicare's diabetes prevention program slows to crawl
  • House Democrats form 'Medicare for All' caucus ahead of 2018 midterm elections
  • Medicare won't cover all your health care expenses. Here's how to prepare
  • Medicare Advantage outperforms traditional Medicare for chronically ill, report shows
  • CMS proposes change in the drug payment amount under Medicare Part B
  • Study: Medicare Advantage Cut ER Visits 33% Compared To Fee-For-Service
  • CMS Sends Clear Message to Plans: Stop Hiding Information from Patients

Medicare Connections News | July 10th

  • Coming Soon: Cigna-HealthSpring 2019 Certification Training
  • Coming Soon: Aetna-Coventry 2019 Certification Training
  • Register now for the 2019 Medicare Connections Conference
  • Expand your insurance services to better serve your clients
  • Why URL Should Be Your FMO
  • Humana 2019 ​Sales and Marketing Materials available for ordering in July
  • Mutual of Omaha Upcoming Rate Adjustments
  • Special Invitation from Walgreens and Cigna-HeathSpring
  • Medico Medicare Supplement rate adjustments for Maryland
  • New Era 2019 Winter Escape
  • 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?
  • 7/11 Capital BlueCross OTC (over the counter) benefit / silver and fit /Retail store benefits
  • 7/20 Gateway University is Back!
  • UnitedHealthCare July Training Calendar
  • New Medicare Card Mailing Update – Wave 3 Begins, Wave 1 Ends
  • New Medicare Cards May Have QR Codes
  • Despite Shorter Stays, Medicare Advantage Improved Skilled Nursing Outcomes
  • Spending on Medicare Advantage Plans Nearly Doubled Over Last Decade
  • MedPAC: Value-Based Payment, Post-Acute Care Boost Medicare Savings
  • Medicare Allows More Benefits for Chronically Ill, Aiming to Improve Care for Millions
  • House GOP 2019 budget calls for deep Medicare, Medicaid spending cuts
  • Trump’s Plan to Lower Drug Prices Tests Limits of the Law
  • Maryland all-payer model expands to include outpatient services
  • Pelosi: 'Medicare for All' should be 'evaluated' if Dems win House
  • New federal law could spur Medicare Advantage plans to avoid enrolling sick beneficiaries
  • Medicare Part D drug coverage gap closing at faster clip
  • Medicare fund slated to run dry by 2026

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