Divestiture of Aetna’s Standalone Medicare Part D Plans to WellCare

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Dec 04
Silverscript & Aetna Acquitistion: Individual Medicare Sales Agent FAQ’s   When will this change take effect? Aetna signed an agreement to divest all of Aetna’s standalone Medicare Part D business to a subsidiary of WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (WellCare). The agreement is subject to take effect January 1, 2019.  

Client Resources: Dealing With the Loss of a Loved One

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Nov 30
Client Resources: Dealing With the Loss of a Loved One November 26, 2018 – talkingMEDICARE; News to Use for Agents in the Senior Market   Step 1 for the client: If your loved one received Medicare, Social Security will inform Medicare of the death. If the deceased had been enrolled in Medicare Prescription

CVS, Aetna win final state approval for their merger, expect deal to close in the next few days

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Nov 27
Article from the CNBC site 11/29/2018. Read the original article here.    CVS, Aetna win final state approval for their merger, expect deal to close in the next few days   CVS Health and Aetna have received the final state approval they need to complete their roughly $69 billion merger.

Medicare, Alzheimer’s, and Dementia; Facts and Resources

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Nov 19
Medicare, Alzheimer’s, and Dementia; Facts and Resources November 19, 2018 – talkingMEDICARE; News to Use for Agents in the Senior Market   Dementia: the loss of cognitive functioning—thinking, remembering, and reasoning—and behavioral abilities to such an extent that it interferes with a person’s daily life and activities. These functions include memory, language

The CMS Blackout Period – November 9-17, 2018

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Nov 09
The annual CMS “blackout period” will occur from November 9-17, 2018. During this period, CMS makes necessary updates to their systems and temporarily stops processing enrollments. This processing delay affects all carriers. Don’t worry though, agents are encouraged to continue to submit enrollments as normal. CMS will resume processing enrollments