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CMS Announces Special Election Period in California

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced the extension for Medicare beneficiaries who were prevented from enrolling due to the recent wildfires in California.

Interview With Agent Raul Cardenas

Craig Taylor, Associate Director of Medicare Solutions, interviews agent Raul Cardenas to gather insights on marketing D-SNP plans. This installment focuses on how to sell D-SNP plans — specifically how to get started, what do to once you've started, and how to maximize your success in this market.

Sales Idea: Use Hybrid Long-Term Care Insurance as an Estate-Planning Tool

The increasing consumer appeal of newly designed long-term care (LTC) insurance is creating opportunities for insurance and retirement planning professionals, and new technology is showing consumers how LTC insurance can be used for more than just long-term care — it can be used to protect their estates.

Your Pre-AEP Preparation Check List

The Medicare Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) is coming soon. Are you prepared and equipped? Your SMS Marketing Consultant can help you hit the ground running. Here’s an AEP prep checklist to help you be ready.

Show Clients How Life Insurance Can Mitigate Retirement Risks While They're Living

Today’s life insurance offers clients greater flexibility than just the traditional death benefit. They can provide solutions to clients’ concerns about outliving retirement and not having enough money.  

2019 SilverScript Part D Sneak Peek Webinar

Get a first look at 2019 plan details for SilverScript Part D. SilverScript is expecting another banner year. Join us to find out why you need this product in your portfolio.

2019 Cigna-HealthSpring Medicare Advantage Sneak Peek Webinar

Cigna-HealthSpring will be announcing plans to expand the number of counties they will be offering Medicare Advantage for 2019.

2019 Mutual Of Omaha Medicare Advantage Sneak Peek Webinar

Mutual of Omaha will be announcing plans to expand the number of counties they will be offering Medicare Advantage for 2019.

Why Sell Dental, Vision and Hearing Plans

Selling Dental, Vision and Hearing (DVH) coverage is a natural extension of a growing Medicare business. Read more about this hot trend in the market, and learn how you can get started. 

Understanding the New Medicare Marketing Guidelines

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has renamed the Medicare Marketing guidelines and made significant changes for this year. Here is a summary of the changes, and how they affect your business.  

2019 Aetna/Coventry Medicare Advantage First Look Webinar

Aetna / Coventry are announcing plans to expand the number of counties they will be offering Medicare Advantage for 2019.

2019 Humana Medicare Advantage First Look Webinar

Humana will be announcing plans to expand the number of counties they will be offering Medicare Advantage for 2019

Update Your Mutual of Omaha Contract

Mutual of Omaha will offer Part D and Medicare Advantage this Annual Enrollment Period. Now is the time to update your contract. 

2019 UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage Sneak Peek Webinar

UnitedHealthcare will be announcing plans to expand the number of counties they will be offering Medicare Advantage for 2019. Highlights of the expansions as well as preliminary plan design in each of the markets, pending CMS approval. In addition, the Part D plan design will be presented.

What to Watch For During AEP 2019

The upcoming Annual Election Period (AEP) is about100 days away. Get a long view of the potential opportunities that could shape AEP 2019.