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SMS Offers a Solution to Medicare.gov's Prescription Drug List Policy Changes

Have you heard the news? As of October 1, 2019 agents will no longer be able to access prescription drug lists for their clients on Medicare.gov using the new Plan Finder. This represents a significant change, making the process of obtaining this information more difficult, and less pertinent even if it is obtained. Consequently, agents who use the site for that purpose and fail to adjust their procedures, will likely see their MA-PD and Part D sales suffer.

Manufacture Time and Make More Sales this AEP Season

In this webinar, presented by Senior Market Sales® (SMS) Vice President of Medicare Solutions Dwane McFerrin, CLU®, CFP®, RHU®, CLTC, you’ll discover how FREE proprietary technology solutions from Senior Market Sales® can create more time for you to close more sales.

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?

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. 

Leads - The Recipe for Success

If you've sold in the Medicare market, you've likely asked yourself these two questions: How do I contact more leads? How can I close more leads? This on-demand webinar can help you answer both.

Dental Sales Series 2019

If you're not offering clients Dental, Vision and Hearing (DVH) coverage, it's time to ask yourself why.

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.

Your Pre-AEP Preparation Checklist

The Medicare Annual Election 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.

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.  

Aetna

Aetna is a leading Medicare Advantage carrier serving major population centers.