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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.

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. 

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.

Help Customers Affected By Cost Plan Discontinuation in Minnesota

Due to Federal legislation, Medicare Cost plans will be discontinued in most of Minnesota, affecting approximately 400,000 individuals. What is your plan to help these customers?

Marketing Hours Extended to Provide More Service

The SMS Medicare Solutions and Financial Solutions teams have extended their hours to better serve agents and advisors. 

What Continued Industry Consolidation Means for Agents

Consolidation has been a trend in the health care industry this year. The health insurance and pharmaceutical industries are drawing closer to each other. What does this mean for Medicare agents? Get some answers.

Interview With Agent Mike Thomas

Craig Taylor, associate director of Medicare Solutions, interviews agent Mike Thomas to provide additional insight on marketing D-SNP plans.

Interview With Agent Blake McCoy

Craig Taylor, associate director of Medicare Solutions, interviews agent Blake McCoy to provide additional insight on marketing D-SNP plans.

12 Reasons To Sell Mutual of Omaha

Are you taking advantage of all of the great plans, rates, incentives and programs Mutual of Omaha offers? Here are 12 reasons why it’s good to sell Mutual of Omaha Medicare supplement plans to clients.

Trends From a Record-Breaking 2017 AEP

Another Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) is complete. This year's record-breaking activity revealed insights about the direction of senior health marketplace, with lessons that can help your business grow.

Add Your Listing to the Online Medicare Supplement Agent Directory

Make it easy for consumers to find you. Add your listing to the Medicare Supplement Insurance Agent online directory provided by the American Association for Medicare Supplement Insurance. 

Controversy over Observation Status: What Change Could Mean for Your Clients

Being given the outpatient observation designation during a hospital stay can cost your Medicare clients thousands if they need skilled nursing care afterword. It’s a rapidly growing issue, and legal action is underway to address it.

Run with the Best with Senior Market Sales

Top producers expect the best of everything. Discover what separates Senior Market Sales from all the others.

Get Social With SMS

Discuss issues that are important in the senior market, ask questions, and get immediate access to SMS content and insights by following SMS on social media.