Articles For Agents

How to Make Everyday Independence Day

How to Make Everyday Independence Day

On July 4, many of us were reminded of the importance of freedom and self-reliance. While it’s great to celebrate our freedoms as Americans, it also important to take a closer look at our own lives. For example, is your job liberating, or does it weigh you down? Do...

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AHIP Prep Guide for Agents

AHIP Prep Guide for Agents

It’s time to get ready for AEP. Before you can sell Medicare Advantage and Medicare Prescription Drug plans during this year’s AEP, most carriers will require you to show that you’re up to date on Medicare training by obtaining your annual AHIP certification. To do...

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How to Use Your Photo in Medicare Marketing

How to Use Your Photo in Medicare Marketing

According to LiveScience, people can remember up to 10,000 faces, and possibly even more. Make sure your face is one of them by making good use of your headshot in Medicare marketing. The Importance of Headshots Business2Community states that, among other benefits,...

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Medicare Extra Help Income Limit

Medicare Extra Help Income Limit

You help you clients find the best Medicare plans for their needs, but some of them might need a little extra help. Prescription drugs can be expensive – so expensive that some of your clients might not be able to afford them. That can lead to difficult decisions,...

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Help Your New Medicare Clients Catch up on Care

Help Your New Medicare Clients Catch up on Care

People who are newly eligible to Medicare may need to catch up on missed care. Thankfully, Medicare provides many preventative services, often with no out-of-pocket costs. Help your clients make the most of their Medicare plans by making sure they know their benefits....

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Who Should Buy a Medicare Supplement?

Who Should Buy a Medicare Supplement?

Medicare is far from free. According to the Fidelity Retiree Health Care Cost Estimate, a couple who retires in 2020 at age 65 will need approximately $295,000 just for healthcare costs. Saving for retirement is important, but so is picking the right Medicare plan....

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Medicare Options for Clients with Chronic Conditions

Medicare Options for Clients with Chronic Conditions

Chronic conditions are common among seniors. More than one in four seniors has diabetes, according to the American Diabetes Association, while more than one in five seniors has coronary heart disease, according to the CDC. The prevalence of many other chronic...

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Medicare Developments to Tell Your Clients About

Medicare Developments to Tell Your Clients About

Do your clients have questions about recent Medicare developments? Here’s a look at what’s been happening and what you should tell your clients. COVID-19 Vaccines Are Here COVID-19 vaccines are here, and they are covered by Medicare. CMS says that Original Medicare...

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Help Your Clients Understand Medicare

Help Your Clients Understand Medicare

Don’t assume your clients know much about Medicare. While it’s true that nearly everyone has heard of Medicare, and most people have a least a vague idea of what it is, there are a lot of misconceptions surrounding the federal health insurance system. Misinformation...

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D-SNP Eligibility and Enrollment

D-SNP Eligibility and Enrollment

Medicare’s annual election period is over, but for some people, enrollment opportunities continue year-round. Individuals who qualify for Medicare’s Special Needs Plans (SNPs) may be able to use Special Enrollment Periods (SEPs) to make plan changes. For people who...

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How to Help Medicare Enrollees Who Move

How to Help Medicare Enrollees Who Move

Moving is always a hassle. You never realize how much stuff you’ve accumulated over the years until you have to put it all in boxes. On top of that, you have to give everyone your new address, have your mail forwarded, switch over your utilities—the list goes on and...

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Medicare News Roundup

Medicare News Roundup

The end of the year is a busy time for Medicare news, and 2020 has been an especially eventful year. There have been updates on the pandemic, as well as important announcements for 2021. Here’s what’s happening now. 2021 Low Income Subsidy Resource Limits CMS has...

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Help Your Clients Participate in the Senior Savings Program

Help Your Clients Participate in the Senior Savings Program

For the millions of Americans with diabetes, paying for insulin can be an ongoing struggle. According to the CDC, approximately 25% of people aged 65 or older have diabetes. Now, a new Medicare program can help these individuals save on insulin – but only if they...

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Your Medicare Marketing Guide

Your Medicare Marketing Guide

More than 26 million people are expected to enroll in a Medicare Advantage plan for 2021, according to CMS estimates. And with more than 4,800 Medicare Advantage plans to choose from, or about 47 plan choices per county on average, many of these beneficiaries will...

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Medicare & You: Highlights for 2021

Medicare & You: Highlights for 2021

Medicare’s annual enrollment period is right around the corner, and the new Medicare & You handbook has been released just in time. This is the official U.S. government Medicare handbook, and it contains important updates for 2021. New Comparison Tools Comparing...

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Get Ready for AEP

Get Ready for AEP

Medicare Annual Election Period starts on October 15. It’s the busiest time of the year for insurance agents who sell Medicare, so there’s a lot to do to get ready before AEP starts. Mail Your Retention Letters If you have already sent off your retention letters, it’s...

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Nursing Homes, Medicare and COVID-19 Safety

Nursing Homes, Medicare and COVID-19 Safety

Nursing homes have been especially vulnerable to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many nursing homes have had to take careful measures to protect their residents, including closing to visitors or even relocating residents. CMS has recently announced new guidance to help nursing...

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