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  1. 18 hours ago
    4-12-21 Meeting -NEW OPPORTUNITY - MedicareAgentTraining.com

    Great opportunity to help anyone on an MAPD plan and those we are helping with HDG and HDF plans.. that, and other updates from our internal agency meeting:

    https://medicareagenttraining.com/4-12-21-meeting-new-opportunity/

    With updates to our internal process and a new product offering, making it much easier to help those who are choosing Medicare Advantage plans. This is our internal office meeting from April 12, 2021: See the video: Scope of Appointment…Read more 4-12-21 Meeting -NEW OPPORTUNITY ›

    6 days ago

    Please help our industry.. 10 minute survey.. link in comment.

    1 week ago
    New Internal Numbers are In: 04-05-21 Meeting - MedicareAgentTraining.com

    Our internal agency numbers are in.. 109% increase this March vs last March. Not too shabby. Our weekly office meeting:
    https://medicareagenttraining.com/new-internal-numbers-are-in-04-05-21-meeting/

    Our new internal numbers are in, comparing March of 2021 to March of 2020. That, and a WHOLE lot of other updates in this week's office meeting for April 5, 2021. See the video:   Mutual of Omaha E-Apps…Read more New Internal Numbers are In: 04-05-21 Meeting ›

    1 week ago
    Changing Medicare to Age 60 - What Will Happen? {LIVE STREAM}

    This is coming.. get ready. Medicare for Age 60+. Hold on.

    https://youtu.be/axeV3Fpwtlg

    http://SeniorSavingsNetwork.orgor call 1-800-729-9590 Call 24 hrs✔️ Our main site: https://SeniorSavingsNetwork.org (Secure)✔️ Follow us on Facebook: https:...

    1 week ago
    Lowering the Medicare Eligibility Age—Simple Approach, Complex Decisions

    🕵️‍♀️What will happen if Medicare eligibility goes down to age 60?
    Wouldn't it be neat to know, from an actuary standpoint, what would be required.
    🤓Well, here it is!
    https://jamanetwork.com/channels/health-forum/fullarticle/2767947?widget=personalizedcontent&previousarticle=2678604

    Joe Biden recently called for lowering the age of Medicare eligibility to 60 years as part of his plan to expand health insurance coverage in the US. We recently chaired an expert panel for the National Academy of Social Insurance that examined this and other options to use Medicare to expand...

    1 week ago
    #1 Mistake New Business Owners Make

    Continuing to see this same problem with new insurance agents over and over again. They wonder why so many fail, and yet THIS is the #1 stumbling block.

    1 week ago
    #1 Mistake New Business Owners Make

    Continuing to see this same problem with new insurance agents over and over again. They wonder why so many fail, and yet THIS is the #1 stumbling block.

    2 weeks ago
    Saturday LIVE Q&A - All About Marketing Your Insurance Agency

    After the live webinar with Aetna this week, Chris is coming on LIVE Saturday morning to take questions and go deeper into Q&A on anything having to do with marketing.
    You can ask questions in the COMMENTS section during the LIVE event.

    2 weeks ago
    Bernie Sanders aims to lower Medicare eligibility age as part of Democrats' recovery plan

    Called it..
    Here it comes.
    https://www.cnbc.com/2021/03/26/bernie-sanders-aims-to-lower-medicare-eligibility-age-in-recovery-bill.html

    Bernie Sanders wants to allow Medicare to directly negotiate drug prices, in order to expand health-care coverage to more Americans.

    2 weeks ago
    Saturday LIVE Q&A - All About Marketing Your Insurance Agency

    After the live webinar with Aetna this week, Chris is coming on LIVE Saturday morning to take questions and go deeper into Q&A on anything having to do with marketing.
    You can ask questions in the COMMENTS section during the LIVE event.

    2 weeks ago
    Delay of Medicare sequester cuts passed by Senate

    Just in the NICK of time.. Congress saves Medicare, once again.
    https://www.modernhealthcare.com/medicare/delay-medicare-sequester-cuts-passed-senate

    The Senate passed a bill Thursday delaying Medicare sequester cuts for the rest of the year, a win for hospitals and providers.

    3 weeks ago
    March 22, 2021 Office Meeting - MedicareAgentTraining.com

    https://medicareagenttraining.com/march-22-2021-office-meeting/
    Federal Employee Health Benefits, Trial Right Scenarios, Credit Card Premium Payments, and more topics from our weekly internal office meeting.

    Wellcare is at it again with their old tactic of trying to convert our Part D customers into MAPD customers (and cutting out the agent, of course.) Mutual of Omaha launching lower rates in a few states, Aetna with a…Read more March 22, 2021 Office Meeting ›

    3 weeks ago
    Rubio responds to Cigna revelations: 'Grotesque and un-American'

    And now CIGNA.
    " In one conversation, a hiring manager informed an employee that a candidate, a white man, could not be interviewed because he didn't meet the diversity criteria."
    "Given the hiring practices they have in place where white, male candidates are blocked, regardless of qualifications, I have to say, 'Yes, there's obvious discrimination at this company,'" one employee told the Washington ... See more

    Sen. Marco Rubio spoke out against the corporate culture at Cigna, one of the country's largest healthcare providers, in exclusive comments to the Washington Examiner.

    3 weeks ago
    🛑Urgent Situation: Colorado Plan F Medicare Supplement🛑

    https://youtu.be/y1kax0W2RQM

    https://PlanFHelp.com for Colorado Plan F Special Election Periodor call 1-800-729-9590 Call 24 hrs✔️ Our main site: https://SeniorSavingsNetwork.org (Secur...

    3 weeks ago
    DON'T HANG UP YET!?!

    For those of us selling insurance by phone, do you track the ending of your conversations with those who hang up saying they want to "think about it?"

    This is a HUGE missed opportunity and one that can be improved upon.

    We share our full internal agency meetings on MedicareAgentTraining.com

    #medicare
    #medicareagent
    #medicaretraining
    #medicareinsurance
    #medicareadvantage
    #medicaresupplement
    #medicareagenttraining.

    4 weeks ago

    Chris has been invited to be a guest speaker on the Aetna Agent Town Hall Webinar.. see first comment for link.

    4 weeks ago
    Closing on the First Call | 03-15-21 Office Meeting - MedicareAgentTraining.com

    Today we went over Part D start dates and Why someone won't close when you have presented their best option.
    https://medicareagenttraining.com/closing-on-the-first-call-03-15-21-office-meeting/

    We discussed Part D start dates, tracking closing ratios, and why folks do not close on the first call. Members-only can … watch the video: Part D start dates are usually the first of the month after you…Read more Closing on the First Call | 03-15-21 Office Meeting ›

    1 month ago

    Stephen Covey said, "Begin with the end in mind."
    [This is a short clip from a recent member webinar.]

    How do You Pick a Name for Your Business?

    Making a mistake here can limit the growth and make transactions harder.

    When insurance agents list themselves as "CEO and Owner", it makes their organization appear VERY small.

    I enjoy watching single-member agencies online saying, "We will do (this) and (that) for you!" Meaning, the agent and the mouse in his pocket.

    Nothing at all wrong with ... See more

    1 month ago

    Reposted from @cwestfallsr
    [Follow on Instagram!]

    Many seniors who have been sold a "zero-premium" Medicare "Advantage" plan have absolutely no idea what it will pay toward Cancer treatment.
    🤕🤯😷😡😡😡😡

    When they find out, of course it's too late to do anything about it, either by changing to a Supplement or obtaining a Cancer insurance policy.

    Agents who sell "Advantage" plans need to do a much better job, generally speaking, at making sure they have covered this gaping, ... See more

    1 month ago
    How Cigna plans to spend billions of dollars in cash beyond the COVID-19 pandemic

    Good to see Cigna launching new states for their Medicare Supplement... getting competitive again!

    Yahoo Finance: How Cigna plans to spend billions of dollars in cash beyond the COVID-19 pandemic.
    https://finance.yahoo.com/news/how-cigna-plans-to-spend-billions-of-dollars-in-cash-beyond-the-covid-19-pandemic-132948361.html

    Cigna president and CEO David Cordani shares how he plans to allocate the company's growing cash pile as the COVID-19 pandemic begins to move into the rearview mirror.

    1 month ago
    NEWS RELEASE: Special Enrollment Period open for Medicare & Medicaid Services

    🆆🅰🆃🅲🅷 🆈🅾🆄🆁 🆆🅾🆁🅳🆂!

    The Missouri Department of Commerce and Insurance (DCI) this morning sent out a press release to all licensed agents with the following headline:

    𝙎𝙥𝙚𝙘𝙞𝙖𝙡 𝙀𝙣𝙧𝙤𝙡𝙡𝙢𝙚𝙣𝙩 𝙋𝙚𝙧𝙞𝙤𝙙 𝙤𝙥𝙚𝙣 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙈𝙚𝙙𝙞𝙘𝙖𝙧𝙚 & 𝙈𝙚𝙙𝙞𝙘𝙖𝙞𝙙 𝙎𝙚𝙧𝙫𝙞𝙘𝙚𝙨

    In the release, it only talks about the "" plans having an ... See more

    Jefferson City, Mo – The Missouri Department of Commerce and Insurance (DCI) wants to make Missourians aware of a Special Enrollment Period in response to the public health emergency which will allow consumers to purchase new individual health coverage or change their Marketplace plan for 2021.

    1 month ago
    02-22-21 Defending Clients - Office Meeting & AETNA Update Webinar - MedicareAgentTraining.com

    The new Aetna final expense product was discussed at length in the last Aetna Town Hall. That Town Hall webinar is now here:
    https://medicareagenttraining.com/02-22-21-defending-your-clients-office-meeting/

    Wellcare is at it again with their old tactic of trying to convert our Part D customers into MAPD customers (and cutting out the agent, of course.) Mutual of Omaha launching lower rates in a few states, Aetna with a…Read more 02-22-21 Defending Clients – Office Meeting & AETNA Update Webinar ›

    1 month ago
    Follow-up | March 8 2021 internal office meeting - MedicareAgentTraining.com

    We discussed changes with CIGNA, how we got something changed with US FIRE, and the importance of follow-up.
    https://medicareagenttraining.com/follow-up-march-8-2021-internal-office-meeting/

    We discussed changes with CIGNA, how we got something changed with US FIRE, and the importance of follow-up. Members-only can … watch the video: Cigna is launching their new brand (CNHIC) in new states Humana Achieve does NOT…Read more Follow-up | March 8 2021 internal office meeting ...

    1 month ago
    Postal Service Delays Affect Insurance Policies (and Leads) - MedicareAgentTraining.com

    Today's bulletin, sent by the State of Maryland, underscores the severity of the US Mail system on insurance policies.
    In the same vein, it underscores what many agents have been reporting for months about the deliverability and very-low response rates for direct mail leads of late.

    https://medicareagenttraining.com/postal-service-delays-affect-insurance-policies-and-leads/

    Agents have been saying, since the 4th quarter of 2020 that mail delays and disruptions have greatly affected the delivery of direct mail lead pieces and the return on investment into direct mail, altogether. On March 6, 2021, the Maryland…Read more Postal Service Delays Affect Insurance Policies ...

    1 month ago
    Diabetes: Is Medicare Advantage or Original Medicare BEST? | New Study

    Exposing more differences between HMO Medicare plans vs. Original Medicare:
    𝐃𝐈𝐀𝐁𝐄𝐓𝐄𝐒 and serious complications that can arise from having "managed care" as your only option on Medicare:
    https://youtu.be/fLXt3HNE4QA
    𝗠𝗲𝗱𝗶𝗰𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗔𝗱𝘃𝗮𝗻𝘁𝗮𝗴𝗲 𝗼𝗿 𝗢𝗿𝗶𝗴𝗶𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗠𝗲𝗱𝗶𝗰𝗮𝗿𝗲 - That is the question.

    https://SeniorSavingsNetwork.org 1-800-729-9590 Call 24 hrs✔️ Our site: https://SeniorSavingsNetwork.org (Secure)✔️ Follow us on Facebook: https://www.faceb...

    1 month ago
    Just now, taking stock.

    At 50, I look back and I am so thankful.

    1 month ago

    Reposted from @cwestfallsr (Follow on Instagram)

    Today, I saw an agency recruiting agents with a testimonial saying that they had a way to earn "as much as $10,000 a month!!!"

    I thought that was cute.

    #perspective
    #context

    #medicare
    #medicareagent
    #medicaretraining
    #medicareinsurance
    #medicareadvantage
    #medicaresupplement
    #medicareagenttraining.

    1 month ago

    Welcome to the party!

    1 month ago
    Growth to scale....

    Improving on the processs.....since 2008.

    1 month ago
    Where it all stared..my first office.

    Nine years ago, I left my home and leased my first office.

    Six office moves later, we have 15 employees and clients from coast to coast.

    It has been an incredible journey.. and it was fun finding this video from back in 2012..

    My office was in Orange City, Florida and I had exactly ONE client in Florida. My clients were all by phone in just a few states, back then.

    The funny thing is, I bought that "Executive Desk" in that big office for when clients would come in. Never used it once.
    All ... See more

    1 month ago

    13 years now, helping clients exclusively by phone. No paper, no forms, no mail needed.
    Today, this process is easier than ever and the seniors are more receptive to it.

    1 month ago
    Those Who Haven't Helped Themselves Cannot Help Others

    When we have not made the sacrifices necessary to be at a place of more than need, we cannot then give to others actually IN need, themselves.
    There are far higher goals than accumulation.

    1 month ago
    Those Who Haven't Helped Themselves Cannot Help Others

    When we have not made the sacrifices necessary to be at a place of more than need, we cannot then give to others actually IN need, themselves.
    There are far higher goals than accumulation.

    1 month ago

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    1 month ago

    So much talk in our industry right now...

    1 month ago
    THEY WANT TO CONVERT YOUR PART D!

    When you've helped your client with a Part D plan... they WILL get a call.... clip from our last meeting.. see the full meeting on MedicareAgentTraining

    1 month ago
    We Need to Raise the Bar in Our Industry

    Agents who are more than willing to bend the truth, tell "white lies" and leave out SIGNIFICANT portions of what they are selling need to be kicked out of our industry. They are leaving seniors uninformed, at best, and stuck in horrible plans, too often.

    1 month ago
    We Need to Raise the Bar in Our Industry

    Agents who are more than willing to bend the truth, tell "white lies" and leave out SIGNIFICANT portions of what they are selling need to be kicked out of our industry. They are leaving seniors uninformed, at best, and stuck in horrible plans, too often.

    1 month ago

    Continue to hear from agents who are concerned that they're having no growth, yet they are pursuing multiple, unlike product lines and demographics, simultaneously.

    This DOES NOT work.

    1 month ago
    Plan G or Plan N Medicare Supplement? This new data is IMPORTANT.

    𝐀 𝐧𝐞𝐰 𝐬𝐭𝐮𝐝𝐲 was sent to all agents by Cigna and what they are seeing as the differences between Plan G and Plan N.

    As I predicted in 2015 and showed in 2018, the trend is definitely showing a major benefit to being on Plan N in the future.

    1) Plan G is now absorbing the "Guarantee Issue" folks that they cannot reject, based on the new MACRA law that started 01/01/2020.
    2) At Open Enrollment (turning 65), healthy people are seeing the value of Plan N and signing up ... See more

    https://SeniorSavingsNetwork.org 1-800-729-9590 Call 24 hrs🔥 Best Medicare Plan Information💡 I-M-P-O-R-T-A-N-T L-I-N-K-S 💡✔️ Our site: https://SeniorSa...

    1 month ago
    02-22-21 Defending Your Clients - Office Meeting - MedicareAgentTraining.com

    Some GOOD updates from Monday's meeting in our office. Wellcare, Mutual of Omaha, Aetna, and a new Dental product.
    {[(SEE THE VIDEO)]}
    Also, some sales tips to keep from losing a new client.
    https://medicareagenttraining.com/02-22-21-defending-your-clients-office-meeting/

    Wellcare is at it again with their old tactic of trying to convert our Part D customers into MAPD customers (and cutting out the agent, of course.) Mutual of Omaha launching a few new states, Aetna with a new Life…Read more 02-22-21 Defending Your Clients – Office Meeting ›

    1 month ago

    I keep hearing various stories of how folks have ended up in our industry. My story is among the worst I've ever heard.

    When I out my head down and focused on how well and how many people I could serve, it changed my life.

    1 month ago
    Photos from Medicare Agent Training.com's post

    A couple of people asked about the Branning Giveaway Funnel, which is currently targeting all insurance agents in their Facebook feed (with paid ads).
    Today I saw a few producers in groups talking about their experience.. which 100% backs up my initial opinion on the program.

    1 month ago

    Thanks #wellcare.
    Leave my people alone.

    1 month ago
    Kickbacks in the Medicare Advantage Program: $12.5 million Settlement in Whistleblower Case - RACmonitor

    "As this case demonstrates, whistleblower insiders who are willing to come forward and share inside information regarding the goings-on within Medicare Advantage Organizations can help the government recover taxpayer dollars."
    https://www.racmonitor.com/kickbacks-in-the-medicare-advantage-program-12-5-million-settlement-in-whistleblower-case

    The first of its kind FCA case involves Roche and Medicare Advantage insurer Humana.

    1 month ago

    Aetna is out...but still helping agents and clients by phone.

    Mail delays due to winter storms

    Due to winter storm conditions across the country, policy and ID card delivery may be delayed by the USPS. Both policy pages and ID cards can be viewed at any time by signing into the member side of aetnaseniorproducts.com.

    Our office is currently closed due to the weather, so we are not able to receive, process or send any mail from our office at this time. Many of our vendors have also been ... See more

    1 month ago
    Georgia Emergency SEP through March 2021 - MedicareAgentTraining.com

    Georgia has announced an emergency SEP due to the governor's executive order. This is in effect nows and runs through March, 2021.
    This means anyone that could not get a Medicare Advantage plan OR Part D plan or change those plans during AEP can do so now.
    Agents are not allowed to market this SEP but can use it when and if clients express a need.
    See the Cigna and Aetna notices on this here:
    https://medicareagenttraining.com/georgia-medicare-sep-2021/

    Georgia has declared a Special Election Period pertaining to Medicare, for those folks who did not / could not exercise their options during the typical Annual Election Period. This special period impacts Medicare Advantage and Part D plans and runs…Read more Georgia Emergency SEP through March 20...

    1 month ago
    Roche Diagnostics whistleblower wins $3.6M in settlement agreement - The Indiana Lawyer

    More kickbacks and fraud in the Medicare Advantage program.. nothing to see here.
    ($12.5 million settlement agreement and "NO COMMENT")
    https://www.theindianalawyer.com/articles/roche-diagnostics-whistleblower-wins-3-6m-in-settlement-agreement

    A former manager at Roche Diagnostics Corp. who filed a whistleblower lawsuit against the Indianapolis-based company two years ago has won $3.625 million as her reward in a $12.5 million settlement agreement.