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This category addresses all government oversight, regulation, and so on: federal or state. It applies across product lines.

Coordination of Health Insurance Benefits With Traditional Medicare

National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (No publication date given except 2018) What Is Coordination of Benefits? When a person is covered by more than one health insurance carrier it is important to know which insurance is responsible to pay

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Exciting Changes to the 48-Hour Scope of Appointment Rule

This is an article from RitterIM’s Agent Survival Guide Published by Chad Houck | Posted 9/29/2017 The 2018 Medicare Marketing Guidelines turned heads by removing the 48-hour Scope of Appointment requirement. Many agents are asking what this means in terms of compliance. Let’s review

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Medicare and Veterans Affairs (VA) Benefits

You can have both Medicare and Veterans Affairs (VA) benefits. However, Medicare and VA benefits do not work together. Medicare does not pay for any care that you receive at a VA facility. In order for Medicare to cover your care, you must

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5-minute Video about Veterans and Military Retirees Getting Medicare Advantage

This post, a video produced by UnitedHealthcare, is one of several posts on military veterans and military retirees and their retirement health plans: VA Health Benefits and Tricare For Life (TFL). Some of the information is specific to UnitedHealth, although

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Individual Exchange Health Plans to Go Up Average of 30 Percent

Christian Delbert, Shutterstock SALT LAKE CITY — Rates for health insurance plans on the individual marketplace are likely to rise by an average of 30 percent next year, the Utah Department of Insurance said Thursday. The second-lowest silver plan —

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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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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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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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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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