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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?

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.

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.