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CMS reveals new Medicare card design

Removing Social Security numbers intended to strengthen fraud protections for about 58 million Americans; New cards will begin being mailed next April.

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

Kaiser Permanente tops customer satisfaction rankings for third straight year by a wide margin in 2017 J.D. Power study. Increased premarketing, building trust with the physician network are keys to success in fast-growing market.

Medicare Advantage, Managed Medicaid enrollment up while other segments decline, MFA report finds

MA enrollment up 6% year-over-year with enrollment expected to continue to grow, according to the latest Healthcare Business Strategy report from Mark Farrah Associates, released July 10.

Med Supp market sees 6% growth in 2016 according to new data

The Medicare Supplement market continues to grow as membership increased in 2016, according to Mark Farrah Associates' (MFAs) latest Healthcare Business Strategy report, released...

Shopping up, enrollment channels shift for Medicare Part D as more consumers rely on...

Data collected from Brookfield, Wis.-based Connecture, Inc., released this month indicates that shopping for Medicare Part D plans is up by 17% from last...

A Market and Product Outlook (And How You Can Use It for Your Agency)

Recently, I gave a run-down of the current Medicare outlook, and how you can use it to benefit plans for your agency or business.  ...

AEP preparation advice from IMO execs: Part I

Are you ready yet? The start of Medicare’s Annual Election Period (AEP) – Oct. 15-Dec. 7 – is just over a month away, meaning agent...

AEP prep advice from IMO execs: Part II

As Oct. 15 quickly approaches, we asked some top FMO execs in the senior market to share their insight into how agents can best...

Ending the stigma that prevents older adults from enrolling in benefit programs

ARLINGTON, Va. – One in three Americans aged 65+ is economically insecure—lacking the resources needed to meet basic food, housing, and medical needs. While...

First-ever Short-Term Care event to coincide with next year’s Med Supp Summit set for...

LOS ANGELES – The 9th annual National Medicare Supplement Summit – the Medigap insurance industry conference – will take place April 11-13, 2017, at...

Medicare Supplement enrollment rises 6.5% in 2015, reaches nearly 12 million

McMURRAY, Pa. – Medicare Supplement plans, also known as Medigap or Med Supp plans, covered over 11.9 million seniors as of December 31, 2015,...

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