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Aetna Medicare Advantage/PDP Updates

Aetna Medicare Solutions Update   Medicare Producer News for Individual MA/MAPD iPad users: It’s time to update the Ascend app If you use the Ascend Virtual Sales Office app on an iPad (iOS) device, you need to take action and download an updated version of the app prior to
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Medicare Plan Finder Gets an Upgrade for the First Time in a Decade

Medicare Plan Finder Gets an Upgrade for the First Time in a Decade Source: CMS.gov, find the original post here. Aug 27, 2019 Medicare Plan Finder Gets an Upgrade for the First Time in a Decade It’s Now Easier to Compare Coverage Options and Shop for Medicare Health and Drug Plans Fo
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Mutual of Omaha’s Medicare & Part D Market Overview Released

Update: MA and PDP CMS Plan Approval Mutual of Omaha MA and PDP Plans Receive CMS approval We have some exciting news to pass along . . . Mutual of Omaha’s 2020 Medicare Advantage and 2020 Mutual of Omaha Rx plans were recently approved by CMS. The service areas, provider networks, be
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Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period – January 1st – March 31st

The Open Enrollment Period (OEP) is from January 1st to March 31st Now is the time your clients are able to switch Medicare Advantage policies. Since this opportunity hasn’t been available for Medicare Advantage clients in a while (since 2011!) here’s some clarification of the OEP Rul
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#ThursdayThoughts Blog: Medicare Advantage Part 5 – AEP vs OEP

Over the years there have been many different terms used to describe the time of the year Medicare Beneficiaries can add, change, or drop their Medicare Advantage or Medicare Prescription Drug Plan. The two main acronyms that agents refer to are the AEP and the OEP, which have been us
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#ThursdayThoughts Blog: Medicare Advantage Part 4 – During the AEP

It’s finally here! The Annual Election Period (AEP) has arrived! Now is the time you can enroll your client in a Medicare Advantage (MA) or Prescription Drug Plan (PDP) from October 15th to December 7th.  If you already checked out our previous articles in our Medicare Advantage serie
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#ThursdayThoughts Blog: Medicare Advantage Part 3 – Educational Events vs. Marketing/Sales Events

Marketing is always a great way to find new clients for Medicare Advantage plans. However, with everything that goes along with Medicare Advantage there are rules on how you can market those plans. One of the ways in which agents like to reach out to potential new clients is through e
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#ThursdayThoughts Blog: Medicare Advantage Part 2 – Marketing Medicare Advantage Plans

Every year we get questions about selling Medicare Advantage from a lot of “non-Medicare Advantage agents.” So this year I’ve decided to focus on a Medicare Advantage blog series that will address a lot of the questions our Marketing Department receives about Part C (That’s Medi
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#ThursdayThoughts Blog: Medicare Advantage Part 1 – The Basics

Every year we get questions about selling Medicare Advantage from a lot of “non-Medicare Advantage agents”. So this year I’ve decided to focus on a Medicare Advantage blog series that will address a lot of the questions our Marketing Department receives about Part C (That’s Medicare A
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