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Medicare Advantage, Medicaid markets show notable growth in 2021

Mark Farrah Associates releases year-over-year health insurance enrollment trends by segment.

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Medicare Advantage saves seniors nearly $2,000 a year compared to fee-for-service Medicare

New survey data shows consumer savings persist across race and ethnicity as MA beneficiaries report a 35% lower rate of cost burden compared to FFS Medicare.

Most seniors on Medicare want medical cannabis covered survey reveals 1 in 5 Medicare recipients use medical marijuana; another survey finds 60% would lie about marijuana use to improve life insurance rates.

Integrity Acquires Yellowstone Life Insurance Agency

Addition of Fort Worth-based financial services brokerage with virtual platform will further enhance Integrity's mission to meet consumers where they are and put client needs first.

99.9% of Medicare Advantage plans offer supplemental benefits in 2022

Supplemental benefit offerings increase across 35 of 41 categories for 2022, as BMA’s Donahue notes “Medicare Advantage’s value to beneficiaries has never been clearer.”

Bipartisan Group of Senators Voice Support for Medicare Advantage

Letter to CMS Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure part of a historic bipartisan push on Capitol Hill to strengthen the program.

This percentage of Medicare-eligible Americans changed their 2022 plans during AEP

New survey shows how many actually made changes to 2022 Medicare coverage.

Half of Medicare insurance agents earn six figures after 5 years: AAMSI study

Insurance agents can earn significant income selling Medicare insurance, but it takes time to get there, according to the findings of a new study by the American Association for Medicare Supplement Insurance.

Connectiv Holdings and Insurance Forums Acquire National Medicare Insurance Industry Conference

Event will operate as Medicarians and moves to Las Vegas for the first time, taking place June 7-8, 2022 at the MGM Grand.

Most Americans don’t review or change Medicare plans, missing possible savings: Survey

Research shows most older Americans don’t shop around for Medicare plans—and further research shows that means they’re likely missing out on savings.

What Medicare beneficiaries want—and don’t want—from government

Findings from eHealth’s latest bi-annual study of health insurance trends show most Americans want the government to take action on drug costs.

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