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2021-2022 Medicare Supplement Insurance Plan Bonus Program

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  2021-2022 Medicare Supplement Insurance Plan Bonus Program Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX), is committed to rewarding you for your extra efforts throughout the year with a special bonus program for new Medicare Supplement Insurance Plan sales. It’s our way of saying thank you for all you do.  The Medicare Supplement Insurance Plan Bonus Program includes a tiered bonus schedule based on your production level. The higher the number of Medicare Supplement Insurance policies sold by a writing producer throughout the program period, the higher total payout.  The total payout maximum is $75,000.  Bonus Amounts Based on Production  There are three bonus-per-policy amounts, depending on the total number of policies sold during the bonus period:   If you sell up to 20 policies, your bonus per policy is $50.  If you sell up to 30 policies, your bonus per policy is $75.   If you sell 31 or more policies, your bonus per policy is $100.  You must sell a minimum of 5 new policies duri

Agents, Are you ready for the 2022 ACA Kickoff for Dallas and Houston TX?

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  Agents, Are you ready for the 2022 ACA Kickoff for Dallas and Houston TX? It’s that time of the year again! Get ready for our Dallas and Houston Texas ACA Kickoff. Join us to learn more, market more, and sell more! Join us at Topgolf in either Dallas or Houston for our 2022 ACA Kickoff! Meet your Agility team and a few local carrier reps as we prepare for a huge 2022! We’ll talk about new plans for 2022, marketing opportunities, and more.  Houston  October 27th 4:00 - 8:00 pm Topgolf Houston  1030 Memorial Brook Blvd.  Houston, TX 77084 Dallas  October 29th 10:30 am - 2:30 pm  Topgolf Dallas  8787 Park Ln.  Dallas, TX 75231 What are you waiting for? It’s time to get your Personalized Social Media Video today! Sign up for your free video and join a training session from our in-house social media expert!  Request your free video! After requesting your free video, sign up for one of the training sessions to learn how to sell more policies using social media!  Join us to learn to sell m

Top Reasons To Sell Ambetter

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  Top Reasons To Sell Ambetter   Ambetter is America's #1 Marketplace Health Insurance* – and we're still growing. Ambetter is expanding into 5 new states for 2022.   Ambetter coverage gives clients more. From $0 Telehealth Services to our My Health Pays ® Rewards Program, Ambetter has the valuable benefits your clients are looking for most in a health insurance plan. Ambetter is available in: Arkansas , Arizona , Florida , Georgia , Illinois , Indiana , Kansas , Kentucky , Louisiana , Michigan , Missouri , Mississippi , New Hampshire , Nebraska , New Jersey , New Mexico , Nevada , North Carolina , Ohio , Oklahoma , Pennsylvania , South Carolina , Tennessee , Texas and Washington . Visit us to get contracted with Ambetter . 

Oxford Life Insurance Company's Accelerated Health Assessment

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  Oxford Life Insurance Company's Accelerated Health Assessment InstaWrite ® is a health assessment tool that makes the qualification process a better experience for both agents and clients. InstaWrite improves the traditional life insurance sales process by featuring an almost instant health assessment. This new tool generates a ‘Qualified’ or ‘Not Qualified’ result in 60 seconds*. Here’s how it works: Visit us to get contracted with Oxford Life Insurance Company .

Health Care Service Corporation Introduces Enhanced Benefits

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  Health Care Service Corporation Introduces Enhanced Benefits and More $0 Premium Medicare Advantage Plan Options for 2022 Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC) announced new low cost Medicare Advantage plans for 2022 that offer access to the rich and high-quality provider networks our members are accustomed to. These new options build on the company’s commitment to increase access to affordable care across its health plans in Illinois, Montana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas.  HCSC is adding these new plan options while continuing our dedication to excellent member experiences and helping members receive access to high-quality care and service as exemplified by consistent improvements in its Star ratings.  HCSC is delivering on our commitment to provide affordable health care choices.  For 2022, HCSC has added 22 new $0 premium Medicare Advantage plans, including both HMO and PPO plan options, with expanded geographical presence throughout its five states. HCSC also will offer an Op

Sign Up For Your Free Video and Join Us To Learn More, Market More, and Sell More!

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  Sign Up For Your Free Video and Join Us To Learn More, Market More, and Sell More! Agility’s new Social Media Expert, Michelle Saavedra, is holding training sessions in both English and Spanish to show you how insurance agents and call centers are using the marketing tools we provide to add hundreds or even thousands of new clients. Build your brand, drive website traffic, create referrals and make more sales than ever! Join Agility’s Social Media Expert, Michelle Saavedra, to learn how health insurance agents and call centers are utilizing Social Media to sell 100’s of new plans. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and others can be used to get the phones ringing, drive website traffic, generate referrals, and most importantly, increase sales.  Visit Agility Insurance to sign up for your free video to learn how to boost sales! While you’re at it:  Knock out your ACA Certifications and be ready to sell during open enrollment. While you’re at it, double check and make sure you have all the

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas and Sanitas Medical Centers

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  Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas and Sanitas Medical Centers  Value-based care models reward providers for quality of care and patients’ health outcomes. This relationship between providers and patients improves quality, drives efficiency, and gives members a more holistic experience.  Together, we are bringing your employees an easier way to access health care.  Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas, here with:  Face-to-face customer service.  One-on-one assistance to help members choose a health plan.  In-network benefits as Sanitas Medical Centers for HMO, PPO, mybluehealth, Medicare and Blue Card.  BCBSTX benefits coordination with your Sanitas medical care team.  Sanitas Medical Centers, here with:  Same day primary care doctor appointments.  Longer weekday and weekend hours.  Telehealth appointments with your Sanitas medical care team.  Many locations offer urgent care.  On-site lab facilities, digital X-Ray services, ultrasound and diabetic retinopathy cameras at every locati

Tallying the Cost of Growing Older

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  Tallying the Cost of Growing Older   For years, researchers have tried to calculate what proportion of the aging population will need such extensive care. A 2019 study for the federal Department of Health and Human Services found that over their lifetimes, about 70 percent of older adults will need help from family caregivers or paid aides or some combination, in their own homes or in long-term care facilities. Such analyses often don’t distinguish between short rehab stays, and the years of round-the-clock care that is required for someone with deepening dementia. Policy types perpetually lament Americans’ inadequate retirement savings; only about half of the U.S. population will be able to maintain their standard of living after they stop working. Retirees can also overestimate their need for care, lowering their quality of life with unnecessary scrimping.  Most older people will fall between those poles, with 22 percent having only minimal needs. The largest group, 38 percent, can

Apply To See If You're Eligible For AARP Medicare

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  ELIGIBLE AARP MEDICARE SUPPLEMENT PLAN APPLICATIONS  Applications eligible for this incentive include commission-eligible, underwritten, accepted and paid AARP Medicare Supplement Plans, insured by UnitedHealthcare Insurance Company, for the plans indicated in the chart below for ages 65+. Applicants must reside in the states noted below. In South Carolina, all age 65+ Plan G and N applications are included in this incentive. Eligible applications must be submitted for January 1, 2022 through March 1, 2022 plan effective dates, with applicant signature dates starting October 1, 2021, through February 28, 2022.   Applications must be accepted and commissioned prior to April 12, 2022. No production minimum and no limit on the number of eligible applications that can be submitted during this time period to qualify for this incentive!  Enrollment applications for current AARP Medicare Supplement Insurance Plan members switching from one AARP Medicare Supplement Insurance Plan to another

Kelsey-Seybold Team To Expand Humana's Medicare Advantage Provider Network

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  Kelsey-Seybold team to expand Humana's Medicare Advantage provider network Major insurance hub Humana has partnered with multi-specialty group practice Kelsey-Seybold Clinic to sign an in-network agreement that Humana hopes will allow expanded access to value-based care through a broadening of its Medicare Advantage provider network in the Houston area. The insurer expects the move will expand access to care to include members of its Medicare Advantage HMO plans. With this agreement that becomes effective Jan. 1, 2022, Houston-area members of Humana Medicare Advantage HMO plans will have in-network access to care at more than 26 convenient Kelsey-Seybold Clinic locations. They also will have access to more than 500 providers in 55 medical specialties across the Houston-Galveston region. Humana has stressed that the new relationship will emphasize the insurer's focus on value-based care, as well as access to proactive health screenings and programs focused on preventing illnes

Medicare Supplement Underwriting Rules

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 Medicare Supplement Underwriting Rules  The Medicare Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) is approaching soon. It’s important to follow the Open Enrollment (OE) and Guaranteed Issue (GI) rules set by CMS and to prevent application processing delays:  Clients who are eligible for OE or GI are not allowed to go through full medical underwriting for a Medicare supplement policy.  Producers cannot choose how they want the application to be processed, we must follow CMS requirements. To learn more, visit Mutual of Omaha 's website. 

CMS Final Rule Extends Marketplace Open Enrollment to January 15, 2022

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  CMS Final Rule Extends Marketplace Open Enrollment to January 15, 2022 On September 17, 2021, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized changes that follow through on President Biden’s promise to build on the Affordable Care Act and expand health coverage access for Americans. The changes are the third installment of the payment notice for 2022.   There are many important policy updates that Marketplace agents and brokers should be aware of prior to the beginning of the plan year 2022 Open Enrollment Period (OEP). These include: An extension of the OEP is extended from November 1, 2021, to January 15, 2022, annually for Marketplaces on the federal platform. Clarification for Special Enrollment Period (SEP) rules regarding enrollees who qualify for a maximum advance premium tax credit (APTC) amount of zero dollars. A monthly SEP for APTC-eligible individuals whose household income does not exceed 150 percent of the federal poverty level (FPL). Clarification on t

CVS-Aetna Branded ACA Plans To Target Eight States in 2022

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  CVS-Aetna Branded Obamacare Plans Target 8 States For 2022 Launch CVS Health is looking to sell individual coverage with the “CVS-Aetna” brand on exchanges under the Affordable Care Act in up to eight states for 2022. Citing better market conditions and quality low priced health plans it can offer. CVS Health’s Aetna health insurance unit left the ACA’s exchanges four years ago under prior Aetna management along with other insurers that were unable to manage rising costs of uninsured patients signing up for such coverage. CVS explained the company is just now working with insurance regulators and submitting plans and rates to offer individual coverage under the ACA, which is also known as Obamacare after President Obama. CVS isn’t yet disclosing the states it plans to offer these plans, executives confirmed Tuesday. The CVS-Aetna move back into the ACA individual business comes under a more supportive White House under President Joe Biden, who was Obama’s vice president when the ACA