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This category is a subset of Boomer Products. It would include information about Medigap plans and Medicare Advantage plans. It excludes Boomer products like additional or ancillary health plans, long-term-care and short-term-care plans, final-expense life insurance, and annuities.

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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Do’s and Don’ts of Medicare Compliance

Updated by Agent Survival Guide, a project by Ritter Insurance Marketing, a strategic partner of Stone Hill’s, for Medicare CY2018 Published by Sarah J. Rueppel Life as an agent before Medicare’s Annual Enrollment Period is a flurry of contracting and certifying.

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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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A Success Story about a Customer Service Representative Shared by Stone-Hill Agents

Through Stone Hill, agents can employ a part-time customer service rep (CSR) for their Medicare clients. A CSR works for agents on an hourly basis for as many hours a week as they would like or can afford. The price is $18.75/hour (this covers

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Medicare Announces 2017 Parts A & B Premiums and Deductibles

Posted: 11 Nov 2016 06:52 AM PST This year’s Social Security cost-of-living adjustment will increase Medicare costs for beneficiaries. Part B About 70% of Medicare beneficiaries will pay $109 for their 2017 Part B monthly premiums, a 3.9% increase compared to

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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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