Medicare Connections News

Medicare Connections News | July 9th

  • Community Health Choices 101
  • 7/17 Orion Referral Awareness Month: Agent Panel
  • 7/24 Orion Referral Awareness Month: Live Q&A with URL Orion Sales Agents
  • Medicare Offerings Video Archives
  • UnitedHealthcare | Certifications Now Open
  • Highmark | 2020 AHIP Training is Now Available!
  • Thrivent | Medicare Supplement OOC Update
  • Humana | What you need to know about ordering 2020 sales materials
  • Attention: Envision's New Business Process
  • GTL | New Infographic | Why Cancer Insurance and Genomic Sequencing?
  • Excellus | Medicare Broker News Vol. 1 No. 1: Your New Monthly Newsletter | Save The Dates | Blue Cross Blue Shield National Campaign
  • Highmark | New Contract Reached with Uniontown Hospital
  • Highmark Update: Highmark and UPMC 10-year Contract; Highmark Inc. and VSP Global Announce Definitive Agreement to Purchase Visionworks of America, Inc.
  • Highmark | Pennsylvania Attorney General Announced Highmark/UPMC Future Relationship
  • Highmark-insured seniors who use UPMC could get another chance to switch plans
  • Highmark Medigap Blue 24/7 Nurse Assistance Hotline: Open to Learn More!
  • New Podcast Episode: Humana Medicare Supplement Plans are the Next Big Thing
  • Aetna | Expanding HealthHUB® locations at CVS Pharmacy®
  • Aetna | Your new agent services phone number [eBulletin June 3, 2019]
  • Trump Administration Approves Two New State Medicaid Demonstrations to Treat Substance Use Disorders and Combat National Opioid Epidemic
  • NEW June CMS National Training Program Update
  • CMS Blog: When It Comes To Our Health – Every Second Counts
  • Liberty Bankers Life | Made in the Shade Bonus
  • Liberty Bankers | The Incentive Sent from Odin, Himself!
  • New Era | March Senior Mkt Incentive News - Summer Cash Bonus Starts Today!
  • Mutual of Omaha First Quarter 2019 Broker Bonus Program
  • We bring you Thrivent's Agent Incentive Program!
  • Social Security Welcomes its New Commissioner
  • Senate Finance leaders in talks on deal to limit drug price increases
  • Nursing home costs in the U.S. are rising even faster than health care
  • ‘Medicare For All’ Emerges As Early Divide In First Democratic Debate
  • MedPAC: End 'Incident To' Billing for NPs, PAs
  • CMS proposes update to e-prescribing standards: 6 things to know
  • AHIP Warns Congress of High Costs Tied to Provider Consolidation
  • Healthcare financial burden heavier for women, analysis finds
  • First major 'Medicare for All' hearing sharpens attacks on both sides
  • NATIONAL CONFERENCES ON MEDICARE, MEDICAID & DUAL ELIGIBLES
  • Democratic White House hopefuls push to expand health care in US territories
  • Traveling abroad this summer? Read this first.
  • Research Shows Patients with Medicaid Have Greater Access to Preventive Care
  • Cigna partners with VA to tackle opioid misuse among veterans
  • ANTHEM EXPANDS BEHAVIORAL HEALTH OPTIONS WITH BEACON PURCHASE
  • 11 hospitals closed so far this year — here's why
  • Social Security Error Jeopardizes Medicare Coverage For 250,000 Seniors
  • Stars, Stripes, and Savings from Kramer Direct
  • July is Orion Referral Awareness Month
  • URL's 2020 President's Club

Medicare Connections News | June 4th

  • Help your clients reduce prescription over-spending
  • Thrivent | The Generosity Movement Update
  • Highmark Delaware Medigap Updates
  • Highmark Pennsylvania Medigap Updates
  • Highmark West Virginia Medigap Updates
  • New features added to Aetna Quote & Enroll [eBulletin May 20, 2019]
  • JarvisWRAP for May 17, 2019
  • Liberty Bankers Life | Agents! Rate Updates for the state of Pennsylvania
  • Aetna | The Attain by AetnaSM app is officially live in the Apple App Store®!
  • Gateway Health | Speeding Up Your Success
  • Americo | Important Medicare Supplement Updates
  • Aetna | 3 ways to prep for new contracting tool | DSNP marketing materials | How to stay compliant | CVS Caremark® Mail Service Pharmacy
  • Aetna | Heads up: Action required by members who use SSA/RRB premium withhold option
  • JarvisWRAP for May 10, 2019
  • CMS BLOG: Putting our Rethinking Rural Health Strategy into Action
  • Humana Plan Year 2020 Certification and Recertification Details Announced!
  • Highmark May Update: SEP Opportunities; Stroke Awareness Month
  • Thrivent | Your Agent Monthly Newsletter
  • GTL | The Growing Concern about Out-of-Pocket Medical Expenses
  • Medicare Offerings Video Archives
  • CMS Modernizes Care for Frail, Elderly Individuals Enrolled in PACE
  • CMS Takes Action to Lower Prescription Drug Prices and Increase Transparency
  • CMS Streamlines Medicaid Review Process and Reduces Approval Times so States Can More Effectively Manage Their Programs
  • Provide Feedback on Proposed Changes to the Promoting Interoperability Programs
  • Liberty Bankers Life | Made in the Shade Bonus
  • Liberty Bankers | The Incentive Sent from Odin, Himself!
  • New Era | March Senior Mkt Incentive News - Summer Cash Bonus Starts Today!
  • Mutual of Omaha First Quarter 2019 Broker Bonus Program
  • We bring you Thrivent's Agent Incentive Program!
  • Most Medicare Dual-Eligibles See Social Determinants of Health
  • A Secret to Better Health Care
  • As Trump Battles Congress, U.S. Drug Spending To Eclipse $370B
  • Though 'Donut Hole' Is Shrinking, Medicare Drug Costs Are Rising: Study
  • PAYERS, PROVIDERS BUTT HEADS ON SURPRISE BILLING SOLUTIONS
  • CBO: Medicare for All gives 'many more' coverage but 'potentially disruptive'
  • 10 healthiest, unhealthiest states for seniors
  • Making Sense of MACRA
  • MEDICARE ADVANTAGE DUAL ELIGIBLES HAVE FEWER ER VISITS THAN THOSE UNDER FFS
  • The Medicare Promoting Interoperability Program Hardship Exception Application for Eligible Hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals is Now Available
  • Geisinger Health Plan Weekly Bulletin
  • ‘Medicare for All’ Could Kill Two Million Jobs, and That’s O.K.
  • URL's 2020 President's Club

Medicare Connections News | May 7th

  • IRMAA? Who is IRMAA?
  • Aetna Rx Transition
  • GTL | Advantage Plus Checks All the Boxes!
  • Liberty Bankers | Agents! Rate Updates for the state of Pennsylvania
  • AM Best affirms A- rating for Medico
  • Aetna | Temple University Health System to join provider network in PA
  • Aetna | Prospect Marketing Campaign Launch
  • Philadelphia American | 2019 Pennsylvania Medicare Supplement Rate Increase
  • Humana | Pennsylvania - Join us for the DSNP Boot Camp and Veterans Training - Making Learning Easy
  • New Service for Cigna-HealthSpring Dental Customers
  • Cigna HealthSpring | Guidance on the Sale or Promotion of Genetic Screenings
  • Manhattan Life | Releasing new product in Pennsylvania
  • Thrivent | No more physical agent kits
  • Gateway | Sales Success Can Come to You
  • Medicare Offerings Video Archives
  • CMS BLOG: Taking action and providing states options to minimize economic burden created by the ACA
  • CMS Medicare-Medicaid Coordination Office (MMCO) April Announcements
  • CMS Advances Agenda to Re-think Rural Health and Unleash Medical Innovation
  • Medicare Trustees Report shows Hospital Insurance Trust Fund will deplete in 7 years
  • Liberty Bankers | The Incentive Sent from Odin, Himself!
  • New Era | March Senior Mkt Incentive News - Summer Cash Bonus Starts Today!
  • Mutual of Omaha First Quarter 2019 Broker Bonus Program
  • We bring you Thrivent's Agent Incentive Program!
  • How The 2020 Exit Of Medigap Plan F Might Affect Your Healthcare Spending
  • You can do more with these free productivity tools
  • URL's 2020 President's Club

Medicare Connections News | April 2nd

  • What carrier will take my client if they have health issues?
  • Capital BlueCross | Medicare SOA Update
  • Aetna | Reminder: DSNP product training - Learn about the Advantra Cares (HMO SNP) plan
  • Aetna Coming soon: New contracting tool | Updated logo | 2019 Medicare 101
  • Geisinger | Scope Of Appointment Audit
  • Transamerica | Medicare Supplement Insurance Premium Rate Changes
  • UnitedHealthcare | New to Medicare Commission Payments Easier in 2019
  • UnitedHealthcare | Network Additions In Pennsylvania
  • Aetna | DSNP University: Become a Medicare DSNP expert in Western Pennsylvania
  • Equitable | Medicare Supplement Rate Adjustments – 15 States
  • Shenandoah Life | NEW!!! Rate Increase Updates
  • Manhattan Life - Rate Adjustment in PENNSYLVANIA
  • Geisinger | Important Joint Venture Announcement
  • Mutual of Omaha | Express - March 13th
  • New Service for Cigna-HealthSpring Dental Customers
  • Transamerica | Your Passport to Paradise
  • UnitedHealthcare | Update – Help Consumers Avoid Genetic Testing Fraud
  • UnitedHealthcare | Sales Evaluation Period Policy Changes
  • 4/25 Providing top notch service to your Medicare Part D Prescription Drug clients
  • Medicare Offerings Video Archives
  • NEW! March 2019 CMS National Training Program Update
  • Update - Registration is Open: 2019 MA & PDP Spring Conference & Webcast (May 1, 2019)
  • Liberty Bankers | The Incentive Sent from Odin, Himself!
  • New Era | March Senior Mkt Incentive News - Summer Cash Bonus Starts Today!
  • Mutual of Omaha First Quarter 2019 Broker Bonus Program
  • We bring you Thrivent's Agent Incentive Program!
  • New Part D Policies Address Opioid Epidemic
  • Highmark's revenue up $500M in 2018 even as insurance business sees decline
  • Centene to purchase WellCare in $17.3B deal
  • How The 2020 Exit Of Medigap Plan F Might Affect Your Healthcare Spending
  • You can do more with these free productivity tools
  • URL's 2020 President's Club

Medicare Connections News | March 5th

  • Help! My client has a medical claim question and I’m not sure where to start.
  • Thrivent | Pennsylvania Medicare Supplement Rate Update
  • Gateway Health Plan | Commission Questions change of procedure
  • Highmark | Materials for Client Retention
  • Mutual of Omaha | March Modernized Rate Release
  • Mutual of Omaha | Upcoming Med Supp Rate Adjustments
  • Mutual of Omaha | MACRA Policyholder Notification
  • 3/7 Introducing MedicareNow
  • Medicare Offerings Video Archives
  • CMS Releases New Medicare Beneficiaries at a Glance Infographic
  • February 2019 CMS National Training Program Update
  • Mutual of Omaha First Quarter 2019 Broker Bonus Program
  • We bring you Thrivent's Agent Incentive Program!
  • MyMedicare.gov: A free and easy way to manage your Medicare info
  • $28 trillion+: The cost of 'Medicare for All' over a decade
  • Who to Contact: Social Security or Medicare?
  • The Medicare Plan Market Is Alive!
  • As hospitals and insurers join forces, Pa. lawmaker wants to make sure they can’t overpower patients
  • Medicare Part D no match for runaway specialty drug costs: study
  • Humana expects more than 700,000 will drop out of Part D plans as market competition heats up
  • Medicare spending on healthcare for elderly dips, driven by better cardiovascular care
  • Medicare Advantage Enrollment Surges For Centene And WellCare
  • Announcing the 2020 President's Club