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Cigna Medicare Minute - June News

June 19, 2024
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June News from Cigna

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UPMC for Life: Update to Scope of Appointment Form

June 19, 2024
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UPMC will be closely monitoring returned forms to ensure that this section is complete...

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UnitedHealthcare: JarvisWRAP for June 18

June 18, 2024
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What to expect this AEP season

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Highmark: Medigap Enrollment Kit Orders Now Include Updated Rate Sheets

June 17, 2024
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Effective immediately, all Medigap Enrollment Kit orders will feature updated rate sheets, reflecting 7/1/2024 - 6/30/2025 rates

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Wellabe: Download MFA registration guide before July 1

June 17, 2024
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On July 1, 2024, Wellabe will be upgrading the agent portal to provide an extra layer of security to ensure you and your clients are well protected.

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Molina: Broker Photos Wanted

June 13, 2024
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You can now display your professional photo on Molina marketing collateral

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UnitedHealthcare: JarvisWRAP for June 11

June 11, 2024
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Start getting ready for AEP!

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NY Anthem Broker Minute - Digimag: Digital Alternative to Printed Enrollment Kits

June 11, 2024
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Introducing Digimag: Digital Alternative to Printed Enrollment Kits

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Geisinger Gold Brokers, It’s the Info You Need Now

June 11, 2024
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Important information about HRA payments and more

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Wellcare: South Carolina Team Updates

June 11, 2024
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Please take a moment to meet your new RAMs and Sales Manager and feel free to reach out to them to find out how they can help you grow your business with Wellcare!

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Excellus BCBS Medicare Broker News Vol. 6 No. 6

June 10, 2024
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NEW! Monthly Benefit Deep Dive Webinar | Scope Of Appointment Reminder | Welvie My Surgery Mailing

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Highmark's Specialty Drug Management Arrangement Expanding to PA/DE/NY ACA Markets July 1!

June 10, 2024
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Highmark is excited to announce the launch of our specialty pharmacy arrangement powered by Free Market Health in our PA/DE/NY ACA Individual Markets effective July 1.

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CareValue & VSP Individual Vision Plans

June 7, 2024
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Your clients expect affordable vision coverage that’s easy to use - and VSP wants to make sure they get the coverage they deserve

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UnitedHealthcare: Florida appointment clean-up

June 4, 2024
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UnitedHealthcare will terminate the unused appointments for some agents in Florida

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Anthem: Changing PCPs for your Members!

June 3, 2024
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Help your clients change their Primary Care Physician (PCP) in the Producer Toolbox!

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UnitedHealthcare 2025 Certifications Coming Soon!

June 3, 2024
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Agents are encouraged to get ready for AEP early

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Excellus BCBS Broker News Vol. 19 No. 5 Special Issue

June 3, 2024
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Individual & Small Group – NYS Prior Approval Of Rate Changes | 2025 Community Rated Broker Commission Changes

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UnitedHealthcare: Action may be required for applications accepted on the last day of the month

June 3, 2024
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First month's premium may require action for AARP Medicare Supplement Plans when the application is accepted the last day of the month! 

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Important updates from Cigna

June 3, 2024
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Updated compliance requirement and other reminders

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GTL's Heritage Life Whole Life Insurance with Funeral Support!

May 30, 2024
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Helping to Reduce the Emotional Burden and Control the Cost of Funeral Services

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Excellus BCBS Medicare Broker News Vol. 6 No. 5 - Special Issue

May 28, 2024
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The Lifetime Healthcare Companies, CDPHP Announce Planned Affiliation

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Help your clients change their Primary Care Physician (PCP) in the Producer Toolbox

May 28, 2024
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Producer Toolbox helps you save time so you can get back to selling.

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Highmark: May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May 28, 2024
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Mental Health Awareness Month is the perfect opportunity for Highmark members to take advantage of the many tools and resources available through our Mental Well-Being solution powered by Spring Health.

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Legal & General: Encourage eligible clients to exchange their policy

May 28, 2024
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These templates offer a streamlined way to convey the significant benefits of extending term life policies with ease and precision.

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Important information in ME and WA for AARP Medicare Supplement Plans

May 28, 2024
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Effective June 1, 2024, an Underwriting change will be made for AARP® Medicare Supplement Insurance Plans from UnitedHealthcare® in Maine and Washington.

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Ameritas: Stand-alone Dental Plans vs. Medicare Advantage

May 28, 2024
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Do your clients understand their dental benefit options?

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CORRECTION: 2024 Connecticut Rate Information for AARP Medicare Supplement Plans

May 28, 2024
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Corrected Approved 2024 Premium Rate Pages and Premium Rate Change Percentages for Connecticut

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UnitedHealthcare: JarvisWRAP for May 28

May 28, 2024
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Coming Soon: New resources and expanded tools on Jarvis

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Legal & General: Reminder - Application status notifications to advisors

May 21, 2024
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LGA will be updating their0 advisor communications!

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2025 CMS Regulations and the Inflation Reduction Act: What Insurance Agents Need To Know

May 17, 2024
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From agent compensation to the amounts clients pay for prescriptions, major changes are ahead in what's being called the biggest Medicare disruption in decades.

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Wellcare: North Carolina Team Updates

May 16, 2024
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Please take a moment to meet your new RAMs, Sr. RAM, and Sales Manager and feel free to reach out to them to find out how they can help you grow your business with Wellcare!

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Geisinger becomes the inaugural member of Risant Health

May 16, 2024
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With full regulatory approval complete, Risant Health, Geisinger, and Kaiser Permanente can work together to advance and expand value-based care to more patients, members, employers and communities.

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Cigna Medicare Minute - May News

May 15, 2024
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May News from Cigna

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Excellus BCBS Broker News Vol. 19 No. 5

May 14, 2024
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What If My Group Missed The RxDC Deadline? | Fillable Plan Designation Indemnification Form

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UPMC for Life: New MyHealth Questionnaire

May 13, 2024
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UPMC for Life has made updates to the MyHealth Questionnaire (also known as the Health Risk Assessment or HRA survey)

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UnitedHealthcare: JarvisWRAP for May 13

May 13, 2024
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Learn how UHC delivers on their commitment to you with tools to support your business growth and education on important topics, like learning about plans that help consumers with chronic conditions.

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CHLIC transition beginning for policyholders in Pennsylvania

May 8, 2024
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What you and your customers need to know.

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Legal & General now offering application status notifications to advisors

May 8, 2024
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Starting June 4, LGA will notify advisors of applications in the "Offer Made" status

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Excellus BCBS Medicare Broker News Vol. 6 No. 5

May 6, 2024
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Multiplan Marketing Material Guidance | SEP Reminder | Spring Medicare Member Insider

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Florida Blue: Let’s Talk about VBE/HRA! Copy

May 6, 2024
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Product Certification Launching June 24th

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Great news! You can earn more in 2024 and beyond

April 29, 2024
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Solicitor (Licensed Only Agents) agents in your downline can now achieve Authorized to Offer (A2O) Elite status for their production of AARP® Medicare Supplement Insurance Plans from UnitedHealthcare® through the A2O AARP Medicare Plans Agent Program.

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UPMC for Life: Here’s how to capitalize on age-in sales right now

April 29, 2024
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When you’re recommending plans this spring and summer, remember UPMC for Life offers members high-quality access to care, coverage, and customer service so that they can maintain a healthy lifestyle.

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UnitedHealthcare: JarvisWRAP for April 29

April 29, 2024
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Get the latest on 2025 Certifications, the top materials to reach New to Medicare consumers and more!

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NCD by MetLife plans now available in Oregon!

April 24, 2024
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That's right! Every single NCD by MetLife dental plan is now available in Oregon

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Anthem: Check for D-SNP Eligibility using Live Chat

April 23, 2024
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Now you can check D-SNP Eligibility using the live chat feature

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Gold Brokers, It’s the Information You Need Now

April 22, 2024
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Geisinger becomes the inaugural member of Risant Health, Lock-in period underway, and more!

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Essential Plan News from EmblemHealth

April 19, 2024
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EmblemHealth Essential Plan eligibility has been expanded!

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It's here! AARP Medicare Supplement High Deductible Plan G

April 19, 2024
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Start selling AARP® Medicare Supplement High Deductible Plan G (HDG), insured by UnitedHealthcare® Insurance Company, in Florida!

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Cigna Medicare Minute - April News

April 18, 2024
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April News from Cigna

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Important Update Coming to the Highmark Producer Portal May 6

April 18, 2024
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In an effort to enhance online security, Highmark will implement Multi-factor Authentication (MFA) for the Medicare/ACA Producer Portal beginning May 6.

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Evangelical Community Hospital Now IN NETWORK for Highmark Community Blue Medicare HMO!

April 18, 2024
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Evangelical Community Hospital's In Network Status for Community Blue Medicare HMO is effective immediately.

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Important Update: Transitioning away from paper form LAA1297 for Banner Life

April 17, 2024
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Effective August 1, 2024, Banner Life will no longer accept the traditional Request for Life Insurance Form LAA1297.

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UnitedHealthcare: JarvisWRAP for April 15

April 15, 2024
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This edition highlights the tools and resources UnitedHealthcare has to support your business

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Good news: Western New York Urology now in network

April 12, 2024
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UnitedHealthcare is excited to announce that Western New York Urology physicians and facilities will now be in network

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Excellus BCBS Broker News Vol. 19 No. 4

April 12, 2024
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Healthy New York Business Applications And Recertifications | About ACQAs Broker Training

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Anthem: Benefits Pro App

April 11, 2024
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Track Benefits, Visualize Products, and Shop Effortlessly!

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NCD by MetLife plans now available in Maryland!

April 10, 2024
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That's right! Every single NCD by MetLife dental plan is now available in Maryland

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Excellus BCBS Medicare Broker News Vol. 6 No. 4

April 4, 2024
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NEW! Broker Spotlight | Application Submission Best Practices | Filed Event Do’s And Don’ts

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Molina: April 7 is World Health Day

April 4, 2024
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Preventive care may lower medical costs by keeping beneficiaries healthy.

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Molina: Eligibility Requirements for SEP for Govt. Entity-Declared Disaster/Emergency

April 4, 2024
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A declaration of a disaster at the county, state, or federal level does not, by itself, allow an individual to make use of this special election period

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Liberty Bankers Plus Series Product Line Is Now Available in Additional States

April 4, 2024
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Effective Thursday, March 28, 2024, Liberty Bankers Life Insurance Company's expanded supplemental health product line will be available in additional states

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UnitedHealthcare: JarvisWRAP for April 1

April 1, 2024
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There is no need to wait for AEP, continue to grow your business today with New to Medicare and SEP-eligible consumers

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Upgraded Short-Term HHC from GTL Now Available in Oregon!

March 28, 2024
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The upgraded Short-Term Home Health Care product is now available in Oregon on GTL's Agent Portal and available soon on the e-App!

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Now Required: New Enrollment Kits and Applications for AARP Medicare Supplement Plans

March 27, 2024
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Please ensure you are using the correct application. Remember, the correct application is always available in LEAN™.

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Wellabe: Voice Authorization signature is going away

March 25, 2024
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The current option for using voice authorization when submitting an application will no longer be available starting April 1, 2024.

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UnitedHealthcare: JarvisWRAP for March 25

March 25, 2024
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This edition highlights how our focus on quality shows up for you and your members.

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Anthem: Big News for Your Clients with Groceries Benefits!

March 22, 2024
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Medicare Advantage members in Connecticut, New Hampshire, New Jersey, and New York, now have more choices for using their Groceries benefit.

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Wellcare: Realignment of Health Risk Assessment Program Effective April 1, 2024

March 21, 2024
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To support quality improvement, retention, and effectuation initiatives, Wellcare will change its payment of all D-SNP and C-SNP Health Risk Assessments (HRAs) to effectuation versus submission effective April 1, 2024.

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Cigna Medicare Minute - March News

March 21, 2024
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March News from Cigna

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Alert! Molina Contracting & Annual Certification System

March 19, 2024
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In an effort to route you more efficiently and streamline sign-in, Molina will be changing your sign-in process

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Geisinger: All the Medicare Information You Need Now

March 18, 2024
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Help with OTC and flex benefits, D-SNP plan selection, and more

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NCD Elite - Now Available in NY + CT!

March 18, 2024
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You've been asking, and now, here it is! NCD Elite by MetLife is now available in New York and Connecticut!

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GTL: Full Legal Signature Required for Application Processing

March 18, 2024
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To expedite and ensure the smooth processing of applications, GTL can only accept the full legal signature on all submitted applications

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High Deductible Plan G coming for AARP Medicare Supplement Plans

March 13, 2024
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Watch for more information on the new HDG plan, launching this April for plan effective dates of June 1, 2024, and later

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Get to Know: Accident Plus from Liberty Bankers

March 13, 2024
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Accident Plus is a new supplemental health product offered by Liberty Bankers Life Insurance Company to help your clients receive financial help should an unexpected accident occur.

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Coming Soon: Enhanced Agent Portals from Liberty Bankers

March 13, 2024
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The redesigned Agent Portals will have a fresh new look and serve as an excellent resource for all your business needs.

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UnitedHealthcare: JarvisWRAP for March 11

March 11, 2024
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This edition features resources to help you grow your business.

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Excellus BCBS Broker News Vol. 19 No. 3

March 11, 2024
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Reminder It’s Time To Report Your 2023 Prescription Data | Target Optical And Pearle Vision Added To Vision Network

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Molina: Cleveland Clinic Now in Network

March 11, 2024
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Molina Medicare Advantage Network Now Includes Cleveland Clinic in Ohio

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Get Ready: UnitedHealthcare Dental, Vision, Hearing Plans, Coming Soon!

March 11, 2024
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Beginning on March 26, 2024, you can start selling UnitedHealthcare® Dental, Vision, Hearing Plans (DVH) for April 1, 2024, and later

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Important The Cigna Group and CSB Strategic Initiative

March 11, 2024
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2024 The Cigna Group Strategic Initiative

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2024 UHIC & UHICA Rate Information for AARP Medicare Supplement Plans

March 11, 2024
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2024 rate information is now available for AARP® Medicare Supplement Insurance Plans insured by UnitedHealthcare® Insurance Company (UHIC).

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UPMC for Life: Quality matters, Star Ratings matter

March 7, 2024
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UPMC for Life wants to again thank you for all your efforts and all the ways you’ve been there to help members and your clients

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New Capabilities in Jarvis for AARP Medicare Supplement Plans

March 6, 2024
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Servicing Your Clients May Now Be Easier in Jarvis!

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Jarvis Medicare Book of Business Access for Agencies

March 6, 2024
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After gathering feedback, UnitedHealthcare is excited to announce they're now offering Jarvis BoB access to agency partners as well.

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Excellus BCBS Medicare Broker News Vol. 6 No.3

March 4, 2024
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Cheers To The Top Brokers! | NYS Special Election Period Notice | Social Media Policy Update

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Now Required: New Enrollment Kits and Applications for AARP Medicare Supplement Plans

February 28, 2024
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Please ensure you are using the correct application. Remember, the correct application is always available in LEAN™.

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Expanding Soon to More States: UnitedHealthcare Dental, Vision, Hearing Plans!

February 21, 2024
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Beginning on March 26, 2024, you can start selling UnitedHealthcare® Dental, Vision, Hearing Plans (DVH) for April 1, 2024, and later, plan effective dates in more states!

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UnitedHealthcare: JarvisWRAP for February 20

February 20, 2024
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This week's edition, sent today in observance of Presidents' Day, focuses on our resources that help members live healthier lives.

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Excellus BCBS Broker News Vol. 19 No. 2

February 19, 2024
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How ACQAs Help Increase Quality Care | Reminder Regarding WellNow | ThriveWell & Headspace Toolkits Available

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Geisinger: Information You’ll Need for 2024

February 16, 2024
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Important information for the new year, and more

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Coming Soon: Four New Supplemental Health Products from Liberty Bankers

February 15, 2024
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Less Than One Month Until New Products Launch

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Coming Soon: Personalized Billing for AARP Medicare Supplement Plans!

February 14, 2024
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Personalized Billing is coming to give your clients more insight and simplify your clients’ experience with AARP® Supplemental and Personal Health Insurance plans from UnitedHealthcare®.

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Action required soon: New Enrollment Kits and Applications for AARP Medicare Supplement Plans

February 13, 2024
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Don’t forget! New Enrollment Kits and applications reflecting underwriting changes will be available and required soon for AARP® Medicare Supplement Insurance Plans

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They’re HERE! New Member Service Request Tool Capabilities for AARP Medicare Supplement Plans

February 12, 2024
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New capabilities to the Member Service Request Tool in Jarvis!

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Check Out the Handy New Search Function Added to Marcom!

February 12, 2024
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Highmark has added an Advanced Search function to make it easier to find the Medicare Agent Marketing Materials you're looking for!

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REMINDER: When to use the TPMO disclaimer

February 12, 2024
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As a reminder, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released regulations that state all marketing, sales, and enrollment calls must be recorded in their entirety

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UnitedHealthcare: See What's On Toolkit- I'm Your Local Agent Campaign

February 7, 2024
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The "I’m Your Local Agent" campaign can help you establish relationships with potential clients who may be interested in an AARP Medicare Supplement Plan.

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UnitedHealthcare: JarvisWRAP for February 5

February 5, 2024
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Read about the Authorized to Offer (A2O) AARP Medicare Plans Agent Program and more

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