Do you sell Medicare Supps or Medicare Advantage/PDP?

If you sell Medicare Supplements or Medicare Advantage/PDP, CSG Actuarial is an invaluable, must-have tool! Guest Speaker Brien Welch will be joining us to provide a live demonstration, providing explanations on how product & pricing changes are handled, how often rates are updated, and where plan specs and market data are obtained for use on the tool. Get insider tips & techniques for making the most of this sales tool! Register today by clicking below: Tues, Oct 3, 2017 10:00 AM  to  11:00 AM CDT Attend to find out how you can access this tool for FREE! Read Full Invitation
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Categories: GoldenCare News and Medicare Supp./Adv..

Medicare Supplement News – Omaha Family of Companies

One Company/One State – MI, MO, NC and SC Effective October 14, 2017 only Medicare supplement in Michigan, North Carolina and South Carolina underwritten by United World and Missouri underwritten by Omaha Insurance Company will be available for new business and conversions through individual agents. In-force Only Rate Adjustment 2010 Modernized Rate Adjustment – Effective December 1, 2017, Montana Medicare supplement rate adjustments apply to in-force business only – Plans A, B, F, G and M. Modernized Rate Release Please review the upcoming October rate release in AR, IN, KS, MT, NY and OR. Corrected Application in CO and MD
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Categories: Industry News, Medicare Supp./Adv., and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

Medicare Supplement News – Omaha Family of Companies

SELECT Directory Updates Updates have been made to the Mutual of Omaha, United World, United of Omaha and Omaha Insurance Company Medicare SELECT Provider directories for the states of AR, AZ, FL, GA, IL, IN, KY, LA, MO, TN, TX, and UT (not all states apply to all directories). There are a number of additions and terminations of network hospitals. Click to view the list of changes. Marketing Materials: The SELECT provider directories have been attached for your convenience. You can save the PDF’s and print as needed. All materials are available to view/ download immediately on SPA in the
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Categories: Industry News, Medicare Supp./Adv., and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

“AHIP: Permanently Renew Medicare Advantage Special Needs Plans”

“AHIP: Permanently Renew Medicare Advantage Special Needs Plans,” by Thomas Beaton, HealthPayerIntelligence “Congress should consider a permanent renewal of the Medicare Advantage Special Needs Plans (SNPs) because of the consumer protections they provide and their market implications, AHIP wrote in a letter to the House of Representatives. A permanent reauthorization of the SNPs would avoid policy disruption and promote greater value to beneficiaries and taxpayers, the payer organization argued. Renewing the programs on a short-term basis would not allow the federal government and CMS to provide sufficient cost-adjustments for dual-eligible SNP (D-SNP) plans. Eighty percent of SNP enrollees, or 2
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Categories: Industry News and Medicare Supp./Adv..

Medicare Supplement News – Omaha Family of Companies

One Company/One State – MI, MO, NC and SC Please remind your sales teams that effective October 1, 2017 only Medicare supplement in Michigan, North Carolina and South Carolina underwritten by United World and Missouri underwritten by Omaha Insurance Company will be available for new business and conversions through individual agents. Only United World Medicare supplement applications in Michigan, North Carolina and South Carolina and only Omaha Insurance Company Medicare Supplement applications in Missouri dated on or after the effective date will be accepted for new business. Upcoming Rate Adjustments Please view the upcoming rate adjustments in KS and VT.
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Categories: Industry News, Medicare Supp./Adv., and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

Sentinel – New Agent Portal

New Agent Portal – Scheduled to Launch September 11, 2017! We are updating our Agent Portal to provide better services for you! Soon you will be able to access your client files, commission statements, illustration software, electronic applications and product forms all from one website using one login. Stay tuned for more information. #goldencareagent #sentinel >   Related: Sentinel Independence Day Holiday Office Hours
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Categories: Industry News, Life Insurance, Medicare Supp./Adv., and Sentinel Security Life.

Compliance: AETNA – COVENTRY — NPN on all Medicare Enrollments Sept 1

Use your NPN on all Medicare enrollments starting September 1 Starting September 1, you must use your National Producer Number (NPN) when submitting enrollment applications for Aetna and Coventry Individual Medicare products (MA/MAPD, PDP). We’re discontinuing use of the Coventry Agents Writing Number (AWN). Here’s what to expect You must use your NPN on all Aetna and Coventry MA/MAPD and PDP enrollments starting September 1. An NPN is required for all producers to receive credit. You can look up your NPN at https://www.nipr.com/pacNpnSearch.htm. Even though 2017 Coventry enrollment forms reference the AWN, you must start using your NPN on all
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Categories: Aetna and Medicare Supp./Adv..

Medicare Supplement News – Omaha Family of Companies

Upcoming Rate Adjustments Please view the upcoming rate adjustments in CO, GA, ID, IL, KS, MT, NE OR, PA and VT. •  Modernized Rate Adjustment – CO and VT •  In-force Only Rate Adjustment – IL •  Plan N Rate Adjustment – KS, NE, and OR •  Standardized Rate Adjustment – CO, GA, ID, IL, MT and PA Mix of Business Bonus Program Ending The Medicare Supplement Mix of Business Enhanced Renewal Compensation Program is being discontinued effective October 1, 2017.   #goldencareagent #mutualofomaha
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Categories: Industry News, Medicare Supp./Adv., and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

Disaster Relief Notification – Hurricane Harvey

Mutual of Omaha is in the process of identifying the customers affected by Hurricane Harvey, and a note will be added to the customer accounts. The grace period will be extended by 30 days on affected policies as well as a special message being added on eService. For plans providing prescription benefits, the state is requesting us to authorize payments to pharmacies for up to a 90 day supply. We need to exercise leniency in dealing with our customers that have been affected and allow exceptions to contract requirements when our customers are displaced from their homes. Please keep this
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Categories: Critical Illness, Disability Income Insurance, Industry News, Life Insurance, Long-Term Care, Medicare Supp./Adv., and Mutual of Omaha (& Affiliates).

GTL’s Labor Day Hours

GTL will be closed Monday, September 4. Business hours will resume on Tuesday, September 5 at 7:00AM CST.   — Voice Verification Hours — Voice Verification calls can still be made during normal business hours on Monday, September 4: 8:00AM – 4:00PM CST   Contact GTL’s Sales Support with any questions at 1-800-323-6907 or agency@gtlic.com.   GTL’s Labor Day Hours   #goldencareagent #gtl
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Categories: Critical Illness, Guarantee Trust Life, Hospital Indemnity Plan, Industry News, Medicare Supp./Adv., and Short-Term Care.