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Anthem Announces New Essential Extras Benefits

Anthem Announces New Essential Extras Benefits

Are you looking for a carrier that stays ahead of the game? If so, Anthem may be your best choice. The carrier has made huge strides to separate itself from the rest of the Medicare Advantage providers this year from developing new Over The Counter benefits and more....
Trump Administration Sued Over Short Term Plans

Trump Administration Sued Over Short Term Plans

Last week I had two agents tell me that they cancelled their Affordable Care Act plans since they cost as much as a mortgage. I’ve heard this from friends and family members, and it is sad, but true. I was happy that the Trump Administration’s short-term...
Is Your Doctor Bought And Paid For By the Drug Companies?

Is Your Doctor Bought And Paid For By the Drug Companies?

I’ve had Medicare clients tell me, “My doctor only prescribes brand name drugs” with the inference that their doctor is somehow more responsible and therefore a better doctor since he doesn’t recommend generic drugs. This is a red flag! People...
Do You Understand POAs? No, You Don’t.

Do You Understand POAs? No, You Don’t.

As insurance agents we are called to give a lot of advice on tax consequences, drug choices, when to take Social Security, consequences of gifting prior to going into a nursing home, and myriad other specialties that intersect with our sale of insurance. While this...
CMS Lightens Up The Burden On Agents For 2019

CMS Lightens Up The Burden On Agents For 2019

Take it from the biker gang at Gordon Marketing, with Medicare you can’t afford to be a rebel. Let’s start with the name: it is no longer called the Medicare Marketing Guidelines. For 2019 we now have the “Medicare Communications and Marketing Guidelines” so when you...
The DSNP Market

The DSNP Market

The Dual-Special Needs Plan (DSNP) market…what the heck is the big deal? Every time I open a new email it’s about this market. Who the heck wants to surround themselves with a target audience that consists of Medicare and Medicaid???? Before any of you readers send me...
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...