Tag: Part D

Need to Know – The LIS Program

Along with the launch of Medicare Part D in 2006 came a program for individuals whose income and resources were limited, providing assistance with the cost of their medications. This program is called Low Income Subsidy (LIS), or Extra Help, and covers 12.5 million individuals as of March, 2019. LIS individuals qualify to receive assistance […]

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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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Cross-selling to Your Medicare Clients Made Easy!

Now that the Annual Enrollment Period has come to an end, it’s a great time to review your clients’ coverage and make sure their needs are met. Medicare Advantage Plans, Medicare Supplement Insurance, and Prescription Drugs Plans do not fully cover all of the risks in your clients’ lives. This is your chance to do […]

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Pre-Warming Activities

With the Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) right around the corner, it’s a good time for a review of the CMS rules regarding the marketing of the upcoming year’s plans. CMS does not allow the marketing of 2018 products prior to October 1st, when AEP marketing officially begins. Even with those restrictions, there are things you […]

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Thoughts on Thanksgiving

“In a few years, I’m going to be obsolete.” That statement was made to me recently by a dear friend and a long-time insurance agent who was quite put out that a client had enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan directly over the internet. “My clients can look at plans on Medicare’s website, and can […]

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