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

Medicare and Stroke – Facts, Resources & Media Kit Information

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Nov 05
What is a stroke? “A stroke is a “brain attack”. It can happen to anyone at any time. It occurs when blood flow to an area of brain is cut off. When this happens, brain cells are deprived of oxygen and begin to die. When brain cells die during a
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talkingMedicare – 2019 Medicare Amounts Announced

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Oct 19
2019 Medicare Amounts Basic Part B premium:             $135.50 (was $134) Part B deductible: $185 (was $183) Part A deductible: $1,364 (was $1,340) Part A Premium: (Most Beneficiaries Do Not Incur This Cost): $437 Part A Deductible and Coinsurance: $1,364 deductible for each benefit period Days 1-60: $0 coinsurance for each

AEP 365 – Quarter 4 Strategies

Q4 October / November / December AEP IS STARTING!!! From October 1st through October 14th, you can set your appointments, contact clients, talk about next year’s benefits and AEP, but you cannot accept an application. Once October 15th arrives, you can take applications!   AEP Action Plan Mail out your
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talkingMedicare – Diabetes Discussions | MA OEP Restoration

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Sep 24
Prepare for Health and Medication Questions About Diabetes Diabetes affects more than 25 percent of Americans aged 65 or older. Its prevalence is projected to increase approximately two-fold for all U.S. adults (ages 18-79) by 2050 if current trends continue. Medicare spent an estimated $1,500 more on Part D prescription