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Tips for AHIP Certification 2019

Tips for AHIP Certification 2019

AHIP opened today for 2019, but before you rush to their website to start testing, you need to know a few facts: If you only sell UHC products (AARP branded Medicare Supplement / Part D and the UHC MAPD and affiliate plans) you do not need AHIP. If you do need AHIP...
How You Can Tell The Government Loves MAPD More Than Medicare Supps?

How You Can Tell The Government Loves MAPD More Than Medicare Supps?

For years my friend and industry star, Chris Westfall has been cold on MAPD. This year he told me he had finally changed his mind. For years, Mutual of Omaha has issued white papers on the negative side of MAPD, and this year they finally came around announced that...
Why Choosing a Medicare PPO vs HMO Is More Than A Price Comparison

Why Choosing a Medicare PPO vs HMO Is More Than A Price Comparison

Betcha didn’t know that according to the Kaiser Family Foundation, 63% of Medicare Beneficiaries on a MAPD plan in 2017 were on a HMO plan. I put most of my personal clients into PPO plans and I assumed most agents did too. Only 26% of people were on local PPO...
Getting The New Shingles Vaccine – Prepare For Sticker Shock

Getting The New Shingles Vaccine – Prepare For Sticker Shock

Insurance agents and their Medicare clients tend to think that since the flu shot is free on Medicare, the shingles vaccine will be also. Spoiler alert: it isn’t. You’ll feel the pain of the shot more in your wallet, than in your arm. Head off complaints...