talkingMedicare – 2019 Medicare Amounts Announced

2019 Medicare Amounts Basic Part B premium:             $135.50 (was $134) Part B deductible: $185 (was $183) Part A deductible: $1,364 (was $1,340) Part A Premium: (Most Beneficiaries Do Not Incur This Cost): $437 Part A Deductible and Coinsurance: $1,364 deductible for each benefit period Days 1-60: $0 coinsurance for each […]

Published by Amanda Griffin on October 19, 2018

AEP 365 – Quarter 4 Strategies

Q4 October / November / December AEP IS STARTING!!! From October 1st through October 14th, you can set your appointments, contact clients, talk about next year’s benefits and AEP, but you cannot accept an application. Once October 15th arrives, you can take applications!   AEP Action Plan Mail out your […]

Published by Amanda Griffin on October 1, 2018

talkingMedicare – Diabetes Discussions | MA OEP Restoration

Prepare for Health and Medication Questions About Diabetes Diabetes affects more than 25 percent of Americans aged 65 or older. Its prevalence is projected to increase approximately two-fold for all U.S. adults (ages 18-79) by 2050 if current trends continue. Medicare spent an estimated $1,500 more on Part D prescription […]

Published by Amanda Griffin on September 24, 2018

Which Word Best Describes the Focus of Your Calendar?

A guest article by Jones Loflin, Keynote Speaker of the 2018 National Senior Sales Summit.   Open your calendar (app, outlook, or planner) and look at last week. As you reflect on the meetings, activities, and reminders from the past seven days, which would you say the focus of your […]

Published by Amanda Griffin on September 12, 2018

Saving Time with E-apps; Work Smarter Not Harder

Saving time, avoiding underwriting messes, getting paid faster. Who wouldn’t want all those things, and more.   Did you know that even though most insurance carriers offer electronic applications, many agents are still writing paper applications? Why? Because change is hard. Anytime we are confronted with doing something out of our […]

Published by Amanda Griffin on August 30, 2018