3 Stupid Medicare Moves

Oct. 24, 2016| By Selena Maranjian As you move through life, it’s smart to figure out what your best moves are in order to improve your condition financially and in other ways. It’s also valuable to avoid making boneheaded moves, as they can really set you back. Here are three stupid Medicare moves that many…

Mercy Hospital & Physicians in Springfield to be In-Network for UnitedHealthcare MA Members January 1, 2017

As if you didn’t have enough reasons to sell UnitedHealthcare this upcoming Annual Enrollment Period (AEP), here’s another one! UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage (MA) members will have in-network access to Mercy Hospital Springfield effective January 1, 2017. Plans Accepted AARP® MedicareComplete® Plan 2: H2802-030 AARP® MedicareComplete® Plan 1: H2802-031 Care Improvement Plus® Medicare Advantage: R3444-012 The…

Professional Advocacy

September 21st 2016 | By: Courtney Draper NAIFA, otherwise known as the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, is the only organization serving and representing insurance and financial advisors regardless of the products they sell or the focus of their practice. NAIFA’s mission is to advocate for and provide world-class training, education, resources, networking,…

Blog: To cure ACA exchange ills, why not merge the entire individual insurance market?

August 24th, 2016 | By: Harris Meyer  The hand-wringing over insurer pullouts and premium spikes in the Affordable Care Act exchanges is growing frantic since Aetna announced last week it would exit from the marketplaces in 11 of the 15 states where it currently sells plans. UnitedHealthcare and Humana previously had retreated from the exchanges,…

3 ways Aetna shook the ACA’s foundations

August 2nd, 2016 | By: Allison Bell Aetna executives were kinder to the Affordable Care Act public exchange system and market rules in the first quarter than executives at some of the company’s competitors. Mark Bertolini, chairman of the Hartford, Connecticut-based company, said improving and saving the ACA exchange system would be a good investment,…

Molina Healthcare to Acquire Certain Medicare Advantage Assets from Aetna and Humana

August 2nd, 2016 | By: Business Wire Molina Healthcare, Inc today announced that it has entered into definitive agreements to acquire certain Medicare Advantage assets from both Aetna Inc. and Humana Inc. There transactions are related to Aetna’s proposed acquisition of Humana. Molina’s acquisition of such Medicare Advantage assets is subject to CMS approvals and…

CMS selects markets for new primary-care payment initiative

August 1st, 2016 | By: Virgil Dickson The CMS will launch an ambitious primary-care quality improvement initiative in 14 regions, including 11 whole states. The states include Arkansas, Colorado, Hawaii, Michigan, Montana, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, and Tennessee.  The markets for the Comprehensive Primary Care Plus, or CPC+ initiative are the Greater Kansas…