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2020 Medicare Parts A & B Premiums and Deductibles

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the 2020 premiums, deductibles, and coinsurance amounts for the Medicare Part A and Part B programs. Medicare Part B Premiums/Deductibles The standard 2020 Medicare Part B premium will be increasing $9.10 per month, from $135.50 to $144.60.  The 2020 annual Part B deductible will be seeing […]

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Medicare Supplements 2020 – What to Expect

MACRA, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015, will be changing the Medicare supplement marketplace starting in 2020. Brought on by fears that certain supplement plans were leading to over-utilization of the Medicare program, what we offer today and what will be available next year will be similar, but different in many ways. […]

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NAIC Warns Industry of New Phishing Scam

The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) issued a warning about a new phishing scam targeting insurance producers. From their website https://www.naic.org, the alert says “We are aware of a phishing scam targeting insurance producers regarding a falsified insurance claim related to their company that has been submitted to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. […]

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Medicare Fraud Alert: Genetic Testing Scam

From the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General, “Fraud Alert: Genetic Testing Scam” – Updated August 13, 2019. The US Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General is alerting the public about a fraud scheme involving genetic testing. Genetic testing fraud occurs when medicare is billed for […]

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Medicare.gov Plan Finder Changes are Coming

Many agents utilize Medicare.gov’s Plan Finder to run their clients’ drug lists each year in the search for the “best” coverage available. In doing so, agents have saved thousands of drug list ID’s and passwords so they can go back into the system the following year, retrieve the list and re-check the results. Starting October […]

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LIAM Starts September 1st!

September 1st marked the beginning of Life Insurance Awareness Month, making it the perfect time to have conversations with your Medicare clients and prospects to see if they have adequate life insurance coverage, and to see if they have appropriately planned for their end-of-life needs. It is no false tagline, oftentimes a customer can secure […]

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