Monthly Archives: August 2016

Glossary of Terms for the Boomer Market (Ongoing Construction)

This glossary is for Medicare agents (or Medicare beneficiaries) who want to understand the jargon being tossed around by people in the Medicare system: government bodies, government employees, insurance companies, online-call-and-enrollment centers, advocacy groups, insurance agents, and advisers. The glossary

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Top 10 Social Media Marketing Mistakes That You Shouldn’t Make

July 21, 2016 | by Divya Rawat [small revisions done on the original article] Social media marketing is something that everyone is adopting. Be it an established business or a small local business. Everyone wants to jump onto the bandwagon of making

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Aetna-Humana Trial Date May Jeopardize Merger

Aetna-Humana Trial Date May Jeopardize Merger U.S. District Judge John Bates is set to hear arguments on the Aetna-Humana merger on December 5. The deal must close by December 31 or Aetna will have to pay Humana a $1 billion

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Aetna to cut back 70% on Obamacare plans in 2017

Aetna to cut back 70% on Obamacare plans in 2017 Beth Coombs CNBC Aetna (AET) is sharply cutting its participation in Obamacare exchanges for 2017. The health insurer said it will offer individual Affordable Care Act (ACA) exchange plans in just four

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ObamaCare problems deepen as insurers scramble to stem losses

By Barnini Chakraborty Published August 10, 2016 Aetna is facing $300M in losses from ObamaCare exchanges. Six years after ObamaCare was signed into law – and countless assurances later that the law is “working” – America’s major insurance companies are

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Body Language You Can Use

Hand Shake Do You Know The Common Hand Shake Mistakes? If you think this is the same old hand shake info, check out the newest hand greeting on the block. Oh yes, it is H1N1 safe too. It came into

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The Big ObamaCare Bubble

  Editor’s note: The opinions in this article are the author’s, as published by our content partner, and do not necessarily represent the views of MSN or Microsoft. “No one can see a bubble. That’s what makes it a bubble.”

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Medicare Part D Standard Benefit or Actuarial Equivalent (2017)

Part D plans must cover at least the Part D standard benefit or its actuarial equivalent. For 2017, the standard benefit requires the beneficiary to pay the following share of total coverage: $400 deductible 25% of prescription drug costs between $400 and

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Categories of Dual-Eligible Beneficiaries (A Reminder)

Here are the categories of dual eligible beneficiaries and out-of-pocket costs that are paid by Medicaid: QMB (only) (Qualified Medicare Beneficiary) – Medicare Part A and Part B premiums; cost sharing for Part A & Part B benefits. QMB Plus –

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2017 Medicare Certification Instructions (Ongoing Construction)

Aetna 2017 Certification Products: Medicare Advantage (MA) Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug (MAPD) Prescription Drug Plans (PDPs) Certification Start Date: Live What’s Required to Sell 2017 MA/MAPD and PDP Plans? Agents must successfully complete the Aetna Individual Medicare annual certification process

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