AEP Applications Must Be Received By December 7

Don’t Be Late! AEP Applications must be received by December 7th! The Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) ends in just a few days! During this final push, be sure to submit complete, legible applications to carriers early. In order to process your applications, GoldenCare must receive applications by 12:00 Noon. After 12:00 Noon, applications must be submitted directly to the carrier for process. Remember, the earlier the better – this gives carriers time to scrub the applications and put them into the system accurately. REVIEW YOUR APPLICATIONS! Santa is checking it twice… Take a peek at your submitted applications and verify
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2022 Copay and Deductibles Announced

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced their 2022 Copay/Deductibles. Listed below are basic costs for people with Medicare.   2022 Copay/Deductibles     2021   2022 Part A Deductible $1,484 $1,556 Part B Deductible $203 $233   Part A Coinsurance     Days 61 — 90 $371 $389 Days 91 — 150  (Lifetime Reserve Days*) $742 $778   Skilled Nursing Home     Days 21 — 100 $185.50 $194.50   Standard Part B Monthly Premium   $148.50   $170.10   High Deductible Plans F & G   $2,370   $2,490 Plan K Out of Pocket $6,220
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2022 Copay and Deductibles

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced the 2022 Medicare Premiums and Copay/Deductibles. Medicare Part B Premium The Medicare Part B standard monthly premium will be $170.10 in 2022, compared to $148.50 in 2021. Note: The income-related Part B premiums for 2022 will vary depending on the extent to which an individual beneficiary’s income exceeds $91,000 (or a married couple’s income exceeds $182,000). 2022 Income Level-File Individual 2022 Income Level-File Joint 2022 Part B Premium Less than or equal to $91,000 Less than or equal to $182,000 $170.10 Greater than $91,000 and less than or equal to
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Important: CMS Guidance regarding Third Party Marketing and HPMS filing requirements

On October 8th, 2021, CMS issued guidance regarding Third Party Marketing and HPMS filing requirements (see Third Party Marketing, CMS). We as insurance agents and agencies are considered “Third-Parties” by definition under CMS. This significantly changes the guidance surrounding agent-created or agent-purchased advertising and marketing materials. CMS now considers the following to be “Marketing,” and therefore would require HPMS filing: Advertisements intended to draw a beneficiary’s attention to an MA plan or Plans and include or address content regarding: plan premiums, cost sharing, or benefit information, Even if the materials do not mention a specific plan by name and premiums,
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2021 Copay and Deductibles Announced

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced their 2021 Copay/Deductibles. Listed below are basic costs for people with Medicare.   2021 Copay/Deductibles     2020   2021 Part A Deductible $1,408 $1,484 Part B Deductible $198 $203   Part A Coinsurance     Days 61 — 90 $352 $371 Days 91 — 150  (Lifetime Reserve Days*) $704 $742   Skilled Nursing Home     Days 21 — 100 $176 $185.50   Standard Part B Monthly Premium   $144.60   $148.50   High Deductible Plans F & G   $2,340   $2,370 Plan K Out of Pocket $5,880
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2020 Copay and Deductibles

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced the 2020 Medicare Premiums and Copay/Deductibles. Medicare Part B Premium The Medicare Part B standard monthly premium will be $144.60 in 2020, compared to $135.50 in 2019. Note: The income-related Part B premiums for 2020 will vary depending on the extent to which an individual beneficiary’s income exceeds $87,000 (or a married couple’s income exceeds $174,000). 2020 Income Level-File Individual 2020 Income Level-File Joint 2020 Part B Premium Less than or equal to $87,000 Less than or equal to $174,000 $144.60 Greater than $87,000 and less than or equal to
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