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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.

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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10 Top Social Media Marketing Trends To Look Out For In 2017

by Jeff Bullas Social networks have been with us for just over a decade but it feels like forever. When I first signed into Facebook I was amazed by how small the world had become. Friends, acquaintances and old college

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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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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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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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Medicare Mergers 2016

UnitedHealthcare Keeps Top Spot Amid Pending Mergers Posted: 02 Aug 2016 12:50 PM PDT UnitedHealthcare continues to enjoy the top spot in health insurance as Anthem and Aetna prepare to fight federal lawsuits against their proposed mergers with Cigna and

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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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10 Tips to Protect Yourself on Social Networks

March 11, 2014 | by Robert Siciliano With the prevalence of mobile devices, more than ever, it’s easy for us to share our lives with the world. And yes, social networks are all about staying in touch with friends and family, and

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