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New CMS Rules for Changing Agent of Record + A Sherpa Solution

On July 19, 2024, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) implemented new rules to prevent unauthorized changes to consumers’ enrollments by agents and brokers. These changes are designed to enhance the integrity of the Federally-facilitated Marketplace (FFM). Here are the key updates: How to execute the AOR change with your consumer on Health […]

Important Update: HCSC to Acquire Cigna’s Medicare Businesses in 2025

Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC) has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Cigna’s Medicare Advantage, Supplemental Benefits, Medicare Part D, and CareAllies businesses. This monumental transaction is set to close in the first quarter of 2025, pending regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions. A Bright Future Ahead This acquisition promises to bring tremendous value […]

Important Update: Prepare for CMS MLMS “Go Dark” on July 12th!

Important Update from Agility: Prepare for CMS MLMS “Go Dark” on July 12th! Agility Insurance Services wanted to share a crucial update with our valued insurance agents. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced a significant change: starting July 12, 2024, at 9:00 a.m. ET, the Marketplace Learning Management System (MLMS) will […]

First Half of 2024 Filled with Medicare Advantage Changes

Going into 2024, we knew changes were on the horizon for Medicare Advantage and now we are seeing transformation cascade into the market. With half of the year over, we thought it would be a good time to review what has happened and look at what lies ahead in the ever-changing MA landscape. Medicare Advantage […]

Next Steps for UnitedHealthcare’s Short Term Medical and TriTerm Medical Plans

Agility would like to provide clarity on the upcoming regulatory changes to UnitedHealthcare’s Short-term Medical (STM) and TriTerm Medical (TTM) plans, following the short-term, limited duration Final Rule released this past spring. As September 1, 2024, approaches, it is crucial for clients and brokers to understand the impact on these plans and take necessary actions […]

Disaster Special Election Periods in North Carolina

This is an important announcement for agents with customers in Kentucky, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Texas, and West Virginia and for those with business in these states. The counties below are under a federal or state designated SEP due to an emergency. Please note: A disaster SEP application is only valid while the SEP declaration is […]

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas Announces Network Change

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas Announces Network Change Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas Announces Network Change Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas Announces Network Change Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas Announces Network Change Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas has made the difficult decision to remove Harris Health System from its […]

The IRS has increased the Health Savings Account (HSA) contribution limit for 2025

The IRS has announced the inflation adjustments for 2025 High-Deductible Health Plans (HDHPs) and Health Savings Accounts (HSAs). These adjustments, which include maximum HSA contributions, minimum deductible amounts, and maximum out-of-pocket limits, are not just informative but also require attention. Employers and individuals should ensure strict compliance with these updated regulations for 2025.   Contributions […]

Accelerate Your Earnings with This Exciting Bonus from Allstate Health Solutions!

Get more out of your short term medical sales! Earn more than your standard commission by selling qualifying Allstate Health Solutions Short Term Medical policies from May 1, 2024 to August 31, 2024.Once you sell 15 eligible Short Term Medical policies, the bonus counts all the way back to your first eligible policy. Earn a […]

Humana’s Bonus Just Got Better for Q2 2024!

On top of the exciting $300 Bonus for Underwritten Policies, Humana is now adding a $300 bonus for each eligible Medicare Supplement Plan N Open Enrollment Policy.Agents can earn up to a $300 bonus with Humana Medicare Supplement applications written between April 1, 2024 – June 30, 2024. Qualify with just one issued case! Bonus […]

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas Announces 2024 Medicare Supplement Bonus Program!

We are pleased to announce the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas Medicare Supplement Bonus Program for 2024-2025. Individuals can contribute to assisting the growing population of Medicare-eligible adults while earning a bonus of up to $200 per new Medicare Supplement policy sold! The details of the bonus program are as follows: The program begins […]

Oscar Health’s Enrollment is Soaring!

Oscar Health has announced a milestone achievement, recording its first quarterly profit since its inception in 2012. The health insurance startup reported a substantial $177 million profit for the first quarter, with total revenue soaring to $2.1 billion, marking a 46% increase compared to the previous year. This significant growth is primarily attributed to an […]

Medicare Supplemental is Still a HUGE Selling Opportunity!

As insurance agents, one of the most important products you can offer clients approaching age 65 is Medicare supplemental insurance, also known as Medigap. While original Medicare obviously covers a significant portion of healthcare costs for seniors, your members can still be left exposed to many expenses like deductibles, copayments, and other out-of-pocket costs. That’s […]

Ambetter Health Broker/Agent Compliance

Ambetter Health is issuing a reminder of its no-tolerance policy for agents engaging in prohibited activities. Any prohibited activities discovered by Ambetter Health will result in issuance of a Notice of Action (NOA) letter and will lead to review, which may result in actions up to and including agent termination, and recoupment and cancelation of […]

Capping Part D Costs Could Lead to Reduced Benefits

Discussions continue to ripple through the Medicare insurance community with the recent Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announcement of rules and regulations changes for 2025. Sweeping alterations were released earlier in April that affect everything from agent commissions to Part D drug benefits. At first, the changes to Part D drug benefits were […]

New CMS Rule Limits Selling and Reselling Consumer Data

As part of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released updates, brokers and agents will have to take stronger precautions with customer data, especially when it comes to using that information with marketing companies. According to CMS, some third-party marketing organizations have been selling and reselling personal beneficiary data, subverting rules that […]

New Medicare Advantage Regulations Overhaul Agent Commissions

New rules published April 4 that regulate Medicare Advantage (MA) plans and Medicare Part D plans will have a big impact on the MA world as we move into the 2025 contract year. These rules announced by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will affect agent compensation because commission rates will change and […]

Chasing the Pot of UHC Gold: The St. Patty’s Day Bonus!

Agility is delighted to present another exclusive bonus program for our agents! This program allows you to earn an extra $20 per member for each new member you enroll in a UnitedHealthcare Individual and Family ACA Marketplace Plan. In addition, you will be paid on the April commission run! Here’s How It Works: Minimum Requirement: […]