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5 Social Media Content Ideas for August

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  5 Social Media Content Ideas for August By: Michelle M. Saavedra Before we start talking about content strategy for the month of August, we have a fun fact we would like to share with our Agility Agents. According to Richmond Times-Dispatch , the month of August was named after the first Roman emperor, Augustus Caesar. Insurance agents could learn a thing or two from Caesar (not to be confused with Little Caesars). Instead of battling out the usual sales tactics on social media, agents could take the time to create content that strengthens their online presence. One of the best ways to do this is by preparing a thought-out monthly content calendar plan. We’ve taken the necessary steps to identify 5 content pieces that any Agility Agent will be able to recreate and publish during the month of August.  1) Fun Facts Post Click here to get FREE access to the Fun Facts August Social Media template! Many insurance agents believe that social media is THE place to promote their services. W

ACA Subsidy Extension

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ACA Subsidy Extension Your health insurance cost could be on the rise. Projections of “double-digit spikes” are said to begin early 2023 for over 13 millions Americans. Low and middle income Americans are at risk of losing health insurance due to the cost rising to hundreds of dollars per person if the extended subsidies end at the end of the year. The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) increased the ACA (Affordable Care Act) subsidies in 2021 and 2022. The enhanced subsidies were said to lead towards over 4 million new sign-ups a year. This extension ensured that low-income clients did not have to pay for premiums. The enhancement in subsidies is said to end at the end of 2022 due over $247.9 billion in federal spending if it becomes permanent. There has been debate for some time over the “economic spending legislation” but the Senate is proposing to keep the extension through 2025. For those who have been concerned about their extension for the enhanced subsidies, we have news for you

CVS Health As A Presenter For the 2022 Goldman Sachs Healthcare Conference

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CVS Health to present at the 2022 Goldman Sachs Global Healthcare Conference   CVS Health announced that Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Shawn Guertin will participate in a fireside chat with investors at the Goldman Sachs Global Healthcare Conference on June 15, 2022 at approximately 8:00 am pacific time. An audio webcast of the event will be broadcast simultaneously on the Investor Relations portion of the CVS Health website at investors.cvshealth.com where it will be archived for a period of one year.  Are you contracted through Aetna CVS Health? If not, visit Agility Insurance Services to get registered and contracted now!  

FAQs on Agent and Broker Compensation for Special Enrollment Periods

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  FAQs on Agent and Broker Compensation for Special Enrollment Periods                   The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) posted Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) regarding compensation paid by issuers to agents and brokers who assist consumers with enrollment during a Special Enrollment Period (SEP) or during Open Enrollment Periods (OEPs). It has been made a priority by the Biden-Harris Administration to provide those who are uninsured and underinsured with quality, affordable health care coverage and recognizes that agents and brokers play a vital role in helping consumers enroll in coverage that best fits their needs and budget.   CMS has become aware that some issuers in the individual market, who commonly use agents and brokers as part of their marketing and sales distribution channels, have reduced or eliminated commissions and other forms of compensation to agents and brokers for enrollments during an SEP. Today’s FAQs provide guidance that paying differen

2023 Medicare Announcement

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  2023 Medicare Advantage and Part D Rate Announcement               In April, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the Announcement of Calendar Year (CY) 2023 Medicare Advantage (MA) Capitation Rates and Part C and Part D Payment Policies (the Rate Announcement). CMS’s goals for Medicare Advantage and Part D mirror our vision for the agency’s programs as a whole, which is to advance health equity; drive comprehensive, person-centered care; and promote affordability and the sustainability of the Medicare program. In the CY 2023 MA and Part D Advance Notice, CMS solicited comments on a variety of topics, including seeking input on promoting health equity in Medicare Advantage and Part D plans. CMS appreciates the submitted comments and will consider them in future policymaking. This fact sheet discusses the provisions of the Rate Announcement, which can be viewed by going to: https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Health-Plans/MedicareAdvtgSpecRateStats/Announcements-an

Molina HealthCare Provides Fresh Produce for Members

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  Molina Healthcare of New Mexico Fresh Produce Delivery Partnership Improves Health Outcomes for Members As part of an ongoing effort to address social determinants of health impacting New Mexicans, Molina Healthcare of New Mexico (“Molina”) has partnered with FarmboxRx to expand a custom food delivery program focused on outcomes for Molina Medicare Advantage members and Molina Marketplace members under maternal care. The partnership will advance health equity for Molina members living in food deserts, home-bound individuals due to health conditions, mobility, or transportation challenges, and maternal populations. “Molina’s partnership with FarmboxRx ensures our members can access nutritious foods that help them live a healthier life and avoid diet-based health challenges impacting far too many New Mexicans,” said David Nater, plan president of Molina Healthcare of New Mexico. “We are proud of our work addressing the health disparities existing throughout New Mexico and are pleased t

Aetna to Team Up With Kansas To Lead Healthier Lives

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  Aetna teams with community partners to help Kansans lead healthier lives. Aetna Better Health of Kansas, a CVS Health company, announced that it provided donations totaling $125,000 to five community health partners throughout the state. The donations will support health care providers and help the community meet health and social care needs, such as those related to mental health, developmental disabilities and housing. "Community resources are essential for helping individuals and families achieve better health," said Lisa Baird, Chief Operating Officer, Aetna Better Health of Kansas. "The investments we're making in Kansas will help people be more self-sufficient, have greater access to care and improve their wellbeing, and also enable providers to deliver quality care. By working together, we can make a difference in the lives of those in underserved communities in Kansas." Aetna's $125,000 donation went to the following organizations: University of Ka