Industry News

  • Projected growth in Medicare Advantage market highlights untapped opportunities, study finds

    Published 08/14/2017 Despite rapid-fire growth that has resulted in upwards of 33% of all Medicare beneficiaries now being enrolled in Medicare Advantage plans, few health plans are proactively marketing their offerings to consumers and all but a select few plans are falling short when it comes to successfully addressing provider integration and access to care […]Read More »
  • Settlers Life Soar to the Summit Conference Bonus

    We want to give you a jump-start on production to help you “Soar to the Summit” and join America’s Final Expense CompanySM at America’s Resort, The Greenbrier, next May!  Submit apps May 15th through June 2nd and a Soar to the Summit Bonus credit will be applied toward your annual production at the end of […]Read More »
  • Why You Should Add the Cancer Rider to GTL’s Advantage Plus

    Which one of these makes more sense for your client’s budget? $10,000 total out-of-network co-pay for cancer treatment – or – $29.75 monthly for $10,000 cancer benefit* It would take over 28 years of paying $29.75 per month to match the $10,000 benefit!  A 65-year-old would be 93 years old before matching the benefit! Advantage […]Read More »
  • Another Hassle-free Innovation, Brought to You by UnitedHealthcare

    Another Hassle-free Innovation, Brought to You by UnitedHealthcare We know agents don’t sit still – you are always on the go, on the road, meeting consumers in coffee shops, community centers and in their homes. You don’t have time for hassles. Remember Jarvis? You haven’t met yet, but in last month’s Focus News you learned […]Read More »
  • The Impact of Increasing Out-of-Pocket Costs

    According to Crain’s March 24, 2017 article, now more than ever, hospitals are struggling to collect payments from insured patients who can’t afford or won’t pay the skyrocketing out-of-pocket costs — and some hospitals may become more aggressive in their collections to reduce bad debt. Click here to read the article. This trend isn’t going anywhere…and […]Read More »
  • New Med Supps in OH & TN

    Medicare Supplement Plan D now available in Ohio Aetna now offers Plan D as part of the portfolio of Medicare Supplement options in Ohio. To view the rates, click here. Why not Plan D? Plan D is another option for your senior supplement portfolio with these great features: Lower premium rates than Plan G Pays […]Read More »
  • Register for February Medico Webinars!

    Attending Medico’s live webinars is one of the best ways to stay up to date on theirproducts and services. Check out the February schedule to learn more about all upcoming webinars, which includes the newly added Ask an Underwriter series. Be sure to register and add these to your calendar! Click Here for Medico Webinar CalendarRead More »
  • Visit the Agent Toolkit for Your Special Enrollment Period Marketing Needs

    Looking to kick start your Special Enrollment Period (SEP) marketing efforts? Don’t forget to leverage the Agent Toolkit because, no matter what your marketing needs are, the Toolkit is here to help. Based on usage from last SEP, click here for a list of the top 5 most used materials and the folder path where […]Read More »
  • Medicare Advantage Disenrollment Period: Jan. 1 – Feb. 14

    The Medicare Advantage Disenrollment PeriodJanuary 1-February 14, 2017 The Medicare Advantage Disenrollment Period (MADP) runs from January 1 to February 14 every year in accordance with the guidelines of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The purpose of the MADP is to give Medicare Advantage (MA) members an opportunity to disenroll from any […]Read More »
  • Medicare Announces 2017 Parts A & B Premiums and Deductibles

    This year’s Social Security cost-of-living adjustment will increase Medicare costs for beneficiaries. Part B About 70% of Medicare beneficiaries will pay $109 for their 2017 Part B monthly premiums, a 3.9% increase compared to the past four years. The remaining 30% not “held harmless” will have a monthly premium of $134 in 2017, up 10% from […]Read More »
  • UHC End of AEP Reminders

    There are only a few days left of the Medicare Annual Enrollment Period (AEP)! Here are a few things to keep in mind as we head toward December 7. End of AEP eModel Office Rules EDC eModel offices must try to have all their desks cleared and all applications entered into eModel on or before […]Read More »
  • 5 Helpful Tips for LEAN Users

    iEnroll was retired July 31, 2016 and is no longer available for agent use. Going forward, LEAN™ is UnitedHealthcare’s electronic enrollment tool! Here are some helpful tips to help use LEAN effectively. If you have any questions, feel free to email me, Max W. Thomas at or phone me at 417-893-9358.  I would also […]Read More »
  • Plan for the Future with UHC Successor Agent Program

    Good news for you as you plan for the future! UnitedHealthcare is launching a Successor Agent program; starting August 1, 2016, if you qualify, you will have the option to transfer your book of business to another agent. Keep reading for details! Definition of Successor Agent A Successor Agent is defined as a qualified  agent […]Read More »
  • AARP Partners with WalGreens to offer PDP in 2017

    A new low-cost drug plan with nationwide savings. With the new AARP MedicareRx Walgreens (PDP) plan, UnitedHealthcare gives members more ways they could save on their prescription drugs when they use a Walgreens retail parmacy. Click here to see the three choices for 2017Read More »