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CMS Reverses Course, Increases Medicare Advantage Payments in 2015

CMS has announced it will not move forward with planned 1.9% cuts to Medicare Advantage plan payments in 2015, instead opting to increase payments by 0.4%.

What War Can Mean for Your Clients' Travel Plans

Cancel for Any Reason coverage can protect against political unrest, civil disorder, acts of war, and other exclusions found in most travel insurance policies.

Help Your Clients Stay Lucky While Traveling

When people have bad luck, travel insurance can help make things a little better. Good luck is when you never have to use it.

We've Simplified the Quoting and Application Process

Mutual of Omaha has teamed with SMS to offer a pioneering single-sign-on technology that simplifies the Medicare Supplement price quoting and application process.

Annexus Group Teams With Household Name for New Annuity

Senior Market Sales gives you access to a new fixed index annuity from a carrier rated A+ by both A.M. Best and Standard & Poor’s.

SMS' LTC Expert Weighs in on Retirement Radio Show

Our National LTC Sales Director, Skip Liddell, was recently interviewed on KFAB radio in Omaha for a show called “Stress Free Retirement.” 

Travel Insurance for Sochi: So Cheap It Sells Itself

 Travel insurance — even for Sochi — is so cheap that it practically sells itself. 

Are You Ready For Some Travel Insurance? Super!

From nosebleed $1,800 seats to 50-yard line seats for $19,500, Super Bowl tickets are an investment. When should you insure a prepaid, nonrefundable ticket?

Start The New Year Right, Grow Your Business With Ameritas

With 54% of Americans ringing in 2014 with a financial resolution, make the most of the season by approaching your clients to review their life insurance coverage.

Forbes Article Forecasts More Demand for Off-Exchange Healthcare Plans

A contributor to Forbes magazine argues in a recent article that Obamacare will fuel consumer demand over time for insurance policies outside of the exchange.

The Medicare Advantage Disenrollment Period Explained

The Medicare Advantage Disenrollment Period, which replaces the Open Enrollment Period, is an opportunity for beneficiaries to return to original Medicare.

Aetna and Coventry Receive High Medicare Star Ratings for 2014

Aetna and Coventry Health Care, an Aetna company, have been awarded an average 2014 overall star rating of 4.04.

Know Today's Real Retirement Income Risks

If you think you know the risks to retirement income, think again. 

How to Conquer the Challenges of Selling Long-Term Care Insurance

A new Senior Market Sales white paper addresses the obstacles of selling LTCi but also explains how to overcome them.

Dinners Are Out, Social Security Seminars Are In

Are you tired of hosting retirement dinner seminars that have low response rates and attract people who are just there for a free dinner?