Author: Anastasia Iliou

New Medicare.Gov Tools

How Insurance Agents Should Use the New Medicare.Gov Medicare Plan Finder Tool

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard by now that Medicare.gov released a new Medicare Plan Finder tool late this summer. This was the first time the Medicare.gov tool has been updated in a decade, which is crazy considering how fast technology moves.  What’s new with Medicare.Gov’s Medicare Plan Finder? Medicare.gov’s new […]

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UHC Plan Sanction 2019

UnitedHealthcare Plan Sanctioned for 2020

CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) has certain rules and regulations in place for beneficiary protection. Sometimes, CMS has to issue sanctions against health plans. While sanctions don’t necessarily indicate that a plan is bad, it can indicate that they broke a rule.  One of the major CMS “rules” for health plans is that […]

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S.M.A.R.T Goals Defined | Senior Market Advisors

S.M.A.R.T Goals for Sales Professionals

Have you heard of S.M.A.R.T goals? SMART stands for specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and timely. Think about the difference between saying “I will lose weight this year,” and “I will lose two pounds per month this year.” Which one sounds smarter? The second one has all the components of a S.M.A.R.T. goal. It’s specific as […]

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2020 SEP Changes

2020 SEP Changes: When Can you Sell to DSNP and LIS Clients?

In the past, Dual-Eligible Special Needs (DSNP) clients, other people who receive Medicaid assistance (QMB-only, SLMB-only, etc.), and LIS clients could make changes to their plans every single month of the year that would become effective in the following month. In 2019 and moving forward, those clients have new SEP rules. Basically, AEP rules now […]

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