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Medicare Advantage Plans and Market Trends/Disruptions

With Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) 2020 just around the corner, Senior Market Sales® (SMS) addresses which is the best MA policy for clients — one structured as an HMO, PPO, or PFFS? This article compares these three plan structures so that you can provide value to your clients by helping them make a more educated MA plan decision.

What is MACRA

Answers to your questions about MACRA.

How does MACRA affect clients enrolled in Medicare on or prior to Dec. 31, 2019?

The bigger question is, how does MACRA affect clients that become eligible for Medicare Jan. 1, 2020 and after? 

What does MACRA mean for the agent?

What does MACRA mean for Medicare carriers?

Confused About MACRA? We Break it Down For You

If you are a Medicare Supplement agent, then you’re probably already aware that Jan. 1, 2020 is the date designated for the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) to take effect. But what does that mean exactly, and how does it affect your clients and your business?

Why Every Advisor Needs to Know About NY Regulation 187

Because New York’s Regulation 187 is one of the first to be finalized in a tide of expected state “best interest” regulations, it could hint at what’s to come for producers elsewhere in the country. Learn more.

2020 Anthem Medicare Advantage Sneak Peek Webinar

Senior Market Sales now represents Anthem and Amerigroup for Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplement. Joining this webinar can make you among the first with the information.

2020 Cigna Medicare Advantage Sneak Peek Webinar

Cigna-HealthSpring announced plans to expand the number of counties they will be offering Medicare Advantage for 2020. This webinar provides 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. 

2020 UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage Sneak Peek Webinar

UnitedHealthcare announced plans to expand the number of counties they will be offering Medicare Advantage for 2020. This webinar provides 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. 

2020 Aetna Medicare Advantage First Look Webinar

Aetna announced plans to expand the number of counties they will be offering Medicare Advantage for 2020.

2020 Humana Medicare Advantage First Look Webinar

Humana announced plans to expand the number of counties they will be offering Medicare Advantage for 2020.

2020 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 2020. 

Understanding the SEC's New Best Interest Regulation and What's Ahead

Advisors and brokers making investment recommendations will soon face new federal disclosure and compliance requirements to act in their clients’ best interest, but insurance-only agents might also face new standards soon, too.

Here's Your Motivation to Make a Move With MYGAs in 2019

Multi-year guaranteed annuities (MYGAs) are having a moment — up 63.3% in year-over-year third quarter sales, according to one report. See why consumers are attracted to MYGAs right now and how Senior Market Sales has beefed up its focus on MYGAs so you can meet this growing demand and grow your business.

 

Senior Market Sales Delivers Record-Breaking 2018 Results

Driven by service and technology, Senior Market Sales Inc. experienced record-breaking success in 2018, with significant increases in virtually all lines of business.

CMS Announces Special Election Period in California and Minnesota

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced an extension for Medicare beneficiaries in California and Minnesota.

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.