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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.

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.

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.  

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. 

Be Like Bill: Use e-App

Watch this quick video and discover how using e-App can make your business better.

Understanding Dual Eligible Special Needs Plans (D-SNPs)

Dual Eligible Special Needs Plans (D-SNPs), could be a good way to grow your existing Medicare business. Here are answers to questions commonly asked about D-SNPs. 

Intro to Annuities - A Starting Point for Success

Explore the possibilities of cross-selling annuities to your existing Medicare clients, using a proven process from leaders in the Medicare and annuity markets. 

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.