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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 […]

Proposed Medicare Changes That Could Affect Agents

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As an insurance agent, you are the heart of distribution for carriers, providing a gateway of knowledge and understanding to consumers. The value of that service is the reason agents are compensated by carriers. Our role as an FMO is to provide our agent and agency partners with the support they need, including keeping folks […]

What’s New with Medicare Advantage Plans in 2023?

As a health insurance agent, staying up-to-date with the latest changes and updates to Medicare Advantage plans is crucial to effectively guide your clients toward the right coverage options. Medicare Advantage plans, also known as Medicare Part C, are offered by private insurance companies. They provide an alternative way for Medicare beneficiaries to receive their […]

Understanding the Biden Administration’s Medicare Advantage Cuts as an Agility Agent

The Biden Administration has proposed reductions in spending for Medicare Advantage plans, intending to redirect funds towards other healthcare initiatives. These cuts could have significant implications for Medicare Advantage customers, the future of Medicare Advantage plans, and the entire Medicare Advantage market. The Administration’s proposal would reduce spending for Medicare Advantage plans by 1.25% in […]

Medicare Advantage Marketing: Understanding CMS Guidelines

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced new restrictions on marketing for Medicare Advantage Plans and other health care policies. With the new rules, it is more important than ever for Agility agents to understand the Medicare Advantage marketing guidelines and the policies associated with them. In this blog post, we’ll explore […]

Medicare Advantage Denied 2 Million Prior Authorization Requests in 2021

Medicare Advantage (MA) plans received more than 2 million prior authorization requests in 2021, of which about 6% were denied. This statistic, sourced from the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF), illustrates the challenges MA users face in receiving the necessary treatments and medications. Prior authorization is a practice used by health insurance companies to control costs […]

Health Care Service Corporation Launches Biggest Expansion of Medicare Advantage Plans in Company’s History

Health Care Service Corporation Launches Biggest Expansion of Medicare Advantage Plans in Company’s History Medicare-Eligible Beneficiaries Have Greater Choice Of Medicare Products Through Expanded Footprint in Over 90 New Counties CHICAGO — Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC), which operates health plans in Illinois, Montana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas, announced the company is increasing its footprint […]

Oscar Health 2022 Broker First Look

The Power of Partnership: Oscar + Holy Cross + Memorial Oscar teamed up with Holy Cross and Memorial Health Systems to develop a new kind of Medicare Advantage option for Broward county. With deep knowledge of our patients and their unique needs, we’re able to offer members a best-in-class experience that costs less. To break […]

Oscar Launches New $0 Virtual Primary Care as Part of 2021 Expansion Plans

Oscar Launches 2021 Expansion

Oscar, the first tech-driven health insurance company, today announced plans to launch its new $0 Virtual Primary Care product and expand to a total of 19 states and 47 markets in 2021. The company will offer health insurance to individuals and families in four new states and 19 new markets during the upcoming Open Enrollment […]

Oscar Health Looks to Make Splash in Dallas Return

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It withdrew from the market at the end of 2016, after two other insurers dropped out of the individual marketplace. Health care startup Oscar Health sold insurance in Dallas-Fort Worth for 2016, only to lose money and drop out of the market a year later. Now, the New York-based insurer is returning to North Texas […]

Oscar Health Launches Biggest Obamacare Expansion Yet

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Oscar Health will roll out its biggest expansion of health insurance yet, expanding to 12 new markets and six new states to sell coverage for individuals and families in 2020. Calling the expansion its “biggest market expansion ever,” Oscar’s effort comes as health insurance companies across the country make more money and better manage the […]

Oscar Health Launches into Medicare Advantage for 2020

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We launched Oscar’s individual and family plans six years ago with one goal in mind: to make health care easy. Last week, we announced that we intend to bring the same ease, affordability, and personalized care this fall to Medicare Advantage consumers across New York and Texas. We want to give Medicare Advantage consumers the […]