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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.

Protected: 2017 MAPD Detailed Comparison for UT (provided by an agent)

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Make sure your social media outreach complies with Medicare’s Marketing Guidelines

September 10, 2015 | by Justin Bever [small revisions done on the original article] Since I last wrote about making sure your custom Medicare marketing website is compliant, CMS and individual carriers have drastically increased their oversight for agents’ websites and use

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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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Protected: 2017 MAPD Street-Level Commissions Mandated by CMS

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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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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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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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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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Medicare Part D Standard Benefit or Actuarial Equivalent (2017)

Part D plans must cover at least the Part D standard benefit or its actuarial equivalent. For 2017, the standard benefit requires the beneficiary to pay the following share of total coverage: $400 deductible 25% of prescription drug costs between $400 and

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