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

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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Medigap F & J Deductible Announcements for 2017

October 2016 Announcement from CMS.gov Deductible Amount for Medigap High Deductible Options F & J for Calendar Year 2017 Summary: Medicare supplemental (Medigap) Plan F can be sold with a high deductible option. Before June 1, 2010, Medigap Plan J

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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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Protected: 2017 MAPD Street-Level Commissions Mandated by CMS

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2017 Medicare Part D Coverage Gap Explained

From Regence BCBS Training on the way that CMS dictates that the coverage gap will work in 2017.

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University of Utah and Humana Contract Not Renewed (2017 Plan Year)

SLTrib 9/1/2016 Utahns with Humana insurance will have to pay more for health care at the University of Utah starting Thursday. Officials with the U. have decided not to renew their agreement with the carrier, meaning their plans and services

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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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