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    19 hours ago

    Would you look at that... that Plan N we've been writing... (still) doing pretty dang good.s

    Glad we saw this trend coming years ago and have saved our clients a small fortune over the years.

    2 days ago

    American Hospital Association on Medicare Advantage...
    "Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) should revise and reissue recent proposed regulations streamlining prior authorization to ensure benefits extend to patients enrolled in Medicare Advantage; consider additional regulations to limit care delays; and conduct oversight and enforcement for plans who have demonstrated problematic prior authorization usage in the past."
    "...many health plans apply prior authorization requirements in ... See more

    4 days ago

    HANG IN THERE!
    𝙒𝙚 𝙖𝙧𝙚 𝙜𝙤𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙩𝙤 𝙢𝙖𝙠𝙚 𝙞𝙩!

    https://youtu.be/8KNf96ZQyJY

    1 week ago

    What does COMPLIANCE think of the new CMS Marketing Memo? See the updated video here:
    https://medicareagenttraining.com/cms-enforcement-to-begin-october-11-2021-meeting/

    1 week ago

    In today's office meeting, we covered the new CMS memo that addresses the myriad of misleading Medicare Advantage commercials. It would appear that CMS will begin enforcement soon, finally.
    See details here:
    https://medicareagenttraining.com/cms-enforcement-to-begin-october-11-2021-meeting/

    1 week ago

    As we covered in our office meeting, it's not what you write that matters.
    It is what you KEEP!

    The Medicare business is about helping people and building a residual business.

    If the focus is on just quick apps and no relationship, the residual part does not materialize.

    https://outline.com/RWCpp2

    2 weeks ago

    This is going to ruffle some feathers!

    "A federal agency is setting up a big new compensation disclosure and reporting program for individual health insurance agents and brokers.

    ...Agents and brokers could comply by giving customers a commission schedule along with descriptions of other forms of compensation.

    Insurers would have to provide annual reports on payments to general agencies and marketing organizations, as well as on payments to agents and brokers."

    2 weeks ago

    It had to be said... can't believe this agent actually put this out... SMH.

    2 weeks ago

    We use Dropbox for storing PDF application backups and this means they can be accessed from any of our office computers or any computer or phone anywhere in the world, securely.
    It's a great backup plan for CRM data, too.

    3 weeks ago

    It is good to NOT be ALONE in this business.
    "I watched your most recent team meeting about PDP converting folks to MAPD and the very next day had a client call me to inform me that Wellcare had called him to set up a meeting to 'review his medications and look into dental and vision options'. He wanted to know if he should take the call and what that was all about. So glad he called me first, but SO grateful for you and the incredible guidance you give us as it helped me know exactly how to ... See more

    3 weeks ago

    What do Medicare Supplement-focused agents need to know before going into AEP? A few things.. and here are the top ones:

    https://medicareagenttraining.com/industry-updates-for-aep-important-sept-27-2021-meeting/

    3 weeks ago

    Are you surrounded by people who lift you up or hold you down?

    Depending on your ambition this will significantly increase or decrease your probability of achieving what you want.

    Who you choose to spend time with is the number 1 predictor of your success.

    All I'm saying is, if you want to succeed, be careful with who you let in your ear and go find people who push you and hold you accountable. It'll help you on your journey..

    Reposted from @kerwinrae

    4 weeks ago

    "This $90 million result is the largest MA fraud settlement involving a hospital group, and the second-largest MA fraud settlement ever reached.

    Despite the fact that MA now covers over 40 percent of Medicare beneficiaries, DOJ’s fraud actions have not tracked and seem to be lagging behind. However, this summer has proved to be a turning point in that trend. Along with this Sutter settlement, the government has intervened in cases against Kaiser, with a government complaint filed last week, ... See more

    4 weeks ago

    Nothing to see here... just $9.2 BILLION taken from taxpayers. All is well, we have unlimited funds.
    The Wall Street Journal: Most of $9.2 Billion in Questionable Medicare Payments

    1 month ago

    𝐈𝐦𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐏𝐡𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐒𝐚𝐥𝐞𝐬 -There are certain things said casually, by today's generation, that are misinterpreted or merely make seniors second guess their relationship with you.

    We talked about those things today, and more Medicare trivia that agents REALLY need to know.

    Join us.. behind the scenes:
    https://medicareagenttraining.com/getting-better-on-the-phone-sept-20-2021-internal-meeting/

    1 month ago

    Well, that's interesting.
    https://outline.com/w2LfHe

    1 month ago

    Effort to buy votes in upcoming election involve pure cash to seniors.
    Business Insider: Sanders Says Democrats Eyeing $1000 Vouchers for Seniors to Get New Medicare Benefits.
    https://www.businessinsider.com/sanders-democrats-weighing-vouchers-seniors-get-new-medicare-benefits-2021-9

    1 month ago

    Have you been recommending your senior clients to use GoodRx to find discounts on their drugs?
    You may have just handed those clients over to the GoHealth call center. See the story about the new partnership:
    https://medicareagenttraining.com/warning-for-those-recommending-goodrx/

    1 month ago

    Good scenarios that most all of us hear all the time and you'd be surprised how many agents get these wrong... we did Medicare Trivia at this week's internal office meeting:
    https://medicareagenttraining.com/september-13-2021-medicare-trivia-and-carrier-updates/

    1 month ago

    Will Medicare have Dental, Vision, and Hearing coverage? As the current Congressional and Executive Branch believe that we have unlimited funds and no end in sight, this just might happen.

    Most proposals on the House side have a gradual implementation in their language. The typical timeline sees 3 years before full adoption.

    The Senate leadership, however, wants it in place immediately, which Medicare says is impossible with zero infrastructure set up for dentist on-boarding and fee ... See more

    1 month ago

    Chris Westfall's speech at the 2021 Medicare Supplement Industry Summit in Chicago... going off-script and leaving behind the best tips that led to success.
    https://youtu.be/5l-lry9ML9I

    1 month ago

    As we embark on the 2021 Medicare Conference in Chicago, we can finally announce what we have been working on for the last 9 months. Great things ahead for our employees, clients, and outside agents.
    https://www.prweb.com/releases/senior_market_sales_acquires_senior_savings_network_as_part_of_new_growth_strategy/prweb18168366.htm

    1 month ago

    Illinois' new Birthday Rule and what it means to us, and other office improvements.. in this behind-the-scenes video from our agency:
    https://medicareagenttraining.com/august-23-21-meeting-new-birthday-rule-state-and-more/

    2 months ago

    I learned, early on, that success leaves clues.
    One of the most important things I did, in building my agency, was to focus on enhancing the client experience before all else. That sole focus took us to successes that I thought were never, ever possible.

    https://youtu.be/J7VfcGBWCOc

    2 months ago

    2 months ago

    In our internal office meeting today, we covered many topics and improvements including:
    𝗖𝗼𝗺𝗽𝗲𝘁𝗶𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗔𝗱𝘃𝗮𝗻𝘁𝗮𝗴𝗲 - What is yours? Use it!
    𝗥𝗲𝗳𝗲𝗿𝗿𝗮𝗹𝘀 - Tracking where they came from is KEY!
    𝐋𝐢𝐞 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐚 𝐜𝐥𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐭? - Yes, they will ask you to, if they haven't already. What is your answer?
    𝐂𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐮𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐒𝐞𝐜𝐮𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐲 - What is new and what you ... See more

    2 months ago

    Good reminder!

    2 months ago

    𝗕𝘂𝘆𝗲𝗿'𝘀 𝗥𝗲𝗺𝗼𝗿𝘀𝗲 - Losing a sale 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗱𝗮𝘆 𝗮𝗳𝘁𝗲𝗿 it was made.. and How to Prevent This:

    https://medicareagenttraining.com/august-3-2021-internal-office-meeting/

    3 months ago

    Our agency meeting today where we discussed AEP preparation and our incoming call flow process of screening callers into our workflow..
    https://medicareagenttraining.com/incoming-call-process-overview/

    3 months ago

    Our weekly office meeting - always improving on our process to make sure no one slips through the cracks..
    https://medicareagenttraining.com/june-12-21-office-meeting-improving-our-process/

    3 months ago

    Had such a great time in Charleston for our LIVE MedicareAgentTraining.com event.. posting the highlights to our site - come check it out!

    3 months ago

    Hannah spoke at our LIVE event in Charleston in June 2021 on what we have figured out in hiring staff and growing the business.

    From assigning people to roles based on their strengths to challenges we've experienced along the way, Hannah covers a lot…
    https://medicareagenttraining.com/hiring-and-growing-an-agency-what-we-do/

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    3 months ago

    Reposted from @cwestfallsr
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    Sure was great to get together with everyone post-Covid and spend time going over what we do...

    Helping people across the country with Medicare plans for the last 13 years has been an honor and a fun journey.

    Watching other agents on a similar path and, helping when they ask, has been a rewarding mission.

    #medicare
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    #medicaresupplement
    #medicareagenttraining

    3 months ago

    AMERITAS, too, announced a new product at our Charleston Event.. see the video here:
    https://medicareagenttraining.com/ameritas-new-product-sneak-peak/

    3 months ago

    A NEW, enhanced product from Manhattan Life was announced for the first time at our LIVE event this weekend. Here is the video:
    https://medicareagenttraining.com/dental-vision-hearing-best-plan/

    3 months ago

    What a great weekend!!!!

    3 months ago

    Charleston event going GREAT so far! Another full day today!
    Thank you all SO MUCH for coming to interact, share, and learn together!! - Chris

    #medicareagenttraining
    #medicaretraining

    4 months ago

    5 new developments in Medicare, including the approval of the first-ever Alzheimer drug and what it means to those on Medicare

    4 months ago

    5 new developments in Medicare, including the approval of the first-ever Alzheimer drug and what it means to those on Medicare

    4 months ago

    There was a post in a form recently where someone was asking how they get ANY Medicare clients outside of AEP. 99% of the answers from other agents talked about being creative with SEP's, chasing T65's, or hanging out near food pantries, etc.

    Absolutely NO thought given to working with Medicare Supplements, which we do, successfully, year-round.

    Today, I interviewed one of our newer clients who had been forced by his retirement plan into a Medicare Advantage plan. He pulled the ejection seat ... See more

    4 months ago

    I highly recommend interviewing your clients and sharing those interviews.
    They are SUPER powerful!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CguuN8rhPbA

    4 months ago

    Sometimes, knowing what NOT to say is equally as important as knowing what TO say... covered in this week's office meeting:
    https://medicareagenttraining.com/getting-them-back-on-the-phone-what-not-to-do-6-14-21-office-meeting/

    4 months ago

    Some BIG names and big SURPRISES are in store for our conference attendees in 15 days!!!
    See you soon!!
    See additional names added to the speaker line-up..
    😁
    https://medicareagenttraining.vip/

    4 months ago

    Updates for Medicare Supplements!
    CHANGE = Opportunity!
    https://medicareagenttraining.com/06-07-21-office-meeting-new-2-state-laws/

    4 months ago

    Always working to fine-tune our focus, this week we discussed how we can better communicate with our new clients. This is our internal office meeting from May 24, 2021:

    https://medicareagenttraining.com/05-24-21-office-meeting-remembering-what-is-important/