Great News from Aetna!

Guthrie Corning Hospital is Now Participating in Aetna’s Medicare Network Your New York clients will soon have even more providers to choose from when they select a 2019 Aetna Individual Medicare Advantage plan. Effective March 15, 2019, Guthrie Corning Hospital and its employed providers will join Aetna’s Medicare provider network.   The ... Read More

Medicare OEP Reminder and Med-Supp Policy Issue Delays

Keep these points in mind when selling Medicare Supplements during the new Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period (Jan. 1 through Mar. 31, 2019). During the enrollment period listed above, Medicare beneficiaries with Medicare Advantage (“MA” 1) may drop their MA coverage, return to Original Medicare and be in the market ... Read More

Use the NEW Humana PHI/Caregiver Form Starting February 16, 2019

The PHI/Caregiver Form is Changing Starting February 16, 2019, only the new Humana PHI/Caregiver Form will be accepted. Get the NEW PHI/Caregiver form starting February 16, 2019, in Vantage. Go to the Materials Card then the Medicare document Library in Vantage (look for document number GNHJ5Y5EN 0119). Why is Humana ... Read More

Cigna-HealthSpring: OEP Training Webinar Now Available

As your partner of choice, Cigna-HealthSpring is committed to providing you with the tools and resources that you need to be successful during 2019 Lock-In. The first of three pre-recorded Lock-In webinars, Open Enrollment Period: What’s New and Different, has been added to Cigna-HealthSpring’s Producers’ University for your reference. This ... Read More

Alleviating Pane: February 2019 Edition

Alleviating Pane – Book of the Month It’s always good business and professional goal to read, improve your mindset and business acumen and interpersonal skills. Each month, as one of your Sales Directors, I will recommend a book from my library that I have read that will assist you in ... Read More

Opportunities in Special Enrollment Periods

Are Your Clients Eligible for SEP? When certain events happen, your Medicare-eligible clients may qualify to change their plan outside of the Annual Election Period. These are Special Enrollment Periods (SEPs). The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) determines what events and criteria qualify for an SEP. Each one ... Read More

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Proposes New Rules to Improve the Interoperability of Health Information

New Innovations in technology promote patient access and could make health data exchange reality for millions! On Monday, February 11, 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) released proposed rules to support seamless and secure access, exchange, and use of ... Read More