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A Rant about the Pronunciation of a Single Term in Govt-Sponsored Healthcare

Americans have a reputation in some parts of the world for being lazy with their speech habits, although we like to consider ourselves coolly efficient and unwilling to put up with hoity-toity speech.  This cool efficiency means that we feel fine

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How To: Online Enrollments for Regence BCBS (aka Cambria)

Subject: 2017 Online MA/PDP Enrollment Links Dear Valued Medicare Producer, For the Regence Medicare Advantage online enrollments, agents will have a separate Personal URL link (PURL) to use for the 2017 plans.  This gives agents the control to send their

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PHI Specified

PHI is health information that contains one or more of the following identifiers:           a.       Names of individuals and relatives           b.       Postal addresses           c.       All elements of dates, like birthdates           d.       Telephone and fax numbers           e.       E-mail addresses           f.        Social Security and Medicare numbers           g.       Medical Record numbers

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Glossary of Terms for the Senior/Medicare 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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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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$1 Billion Medicare Fraud Scheme in Miami Busted by Feds

by Precise Leads August 2, 2016 Last week, prosecutors revealed that federal authorities have broken up the largest Medicare scam in U.S. history, in which the three defendants stole more than $1 billion over 14 years. Three Florida residents have been

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Strategies to Build a Profitable Business Instead of [Just] Earning Commissions

Author: Senior Insurance Marketing Association, June 17 2016 In any sales situation we have to have a strategy, a format that helps our prospects understand and identify “how” our solution will address their concern. In other words “why should I buy

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Medicare Advantage Enrollment Continues to Climb, but Financial Protections for Enrollees Are Eroding 

Article was taken from the Kaiser Foundation Website (searched “online Medicare enrollments”) Jun 30, 2015 Enrollment in Medicare Advantage continues to climb steadily as spending reductions enacted in the Affordable Care Act reduce historical overpayments to the private plans, according

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Coming to Grips with the Wants and Needs of Different Generations of Clients

Baby Boomers Are Not Like Younger Generations, …, But They Are Assimilating Like His Warriors, Stephen Curry Redefining Greatness in Post-Michael Jordan Era By Kevin Ding, NBA Senior Writer  Apr 14, 2016 Garrett Ellwood/Getty Images OAKLAND, Calif. — For weeks these Warriors have

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Lou Holtz On The Simplicity of Success

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