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CMS hospital ratings

Changes to CMS Hospital Ratings

Changes to CMS Hospital Ratings When making medical related decisions, it’s common to do your research. These decisions directly impact your health and well-being. Many patients are interested in comparing statistics when choosing doctors or hospitals. CMS hospital ratings and the Hospital Compare website are two tools that are available to consumers. What are the […]

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President George H.W. Bush

Remembering President George H.W. Bush

Remembering President George H.W. Bush President George H.W. Bush was a humble and ambitious leader who died on November 30, 2018, at the age of 94. He was responsible for walking the U.S. through important milestones like the Americans with Disabilities Act, Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, and Operation Just Cause. He will be remembered as […]

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power of attorney

Understanding Power of Attorney 101

Understanding Power of Attorney 101 Sales appointments can go in any direction, with many questions from seniors and Medicare eligibles. During these appointments, it’s important to know if they have a power of attorney (POA) who is responsible for their health decisions. Understanding the types of POAs and common misconceptions can prove to be beneficial to […]

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drug price transparency

Medicare and Drug Price Transparency

Medicare and Drug Price Transparency The Henry J Kaiser Family Foundation estimates that $1 out of every $6 in Medicare spending is for prescription drugs. These medications play an important role in the health of 59 million beneficiaries. Drug price transparency is important to beneficiaries and agents alike. Beneficiaries can be more informed, and with […]

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Learn about the Aetna and CVS deal!

The Aetna and CVS Deal: Everything You Need to Know

The Aetna and CVS Deal: Everything You Need to Know The Aetna and CVS deal has been a hot topic for some time now. In December of 2017, CVS announced its plan to purchase Aetna and in March of 2018, shareholders on both sides approved the transaction. One of the last hurdles for the Aetna […]

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Learn about how technology and Medicare Advantage impact the future of Medicare!

The Future of Medicare: Technology and Medicare Advantage

The Future of Medicare: Technology and Medicare Advantage Medicare has changed the way many seniors and Medicare eligibles receive healthcare. Medicare history dates as far back as 1912 when President Roosevelt first discussed national health coverage. As we reflect on Medicare’s past, we should also look into the future. Medicare will continue to evolve, especially […]

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What do beneficiaries value in Medicare Advantage plans?

What Beneficiaries Value in Medicare Advantage Plans

What Beneficiaries Value in Medicare Advantage Plans Medicare Advantage plans have continued to rise in popularity. According to the Henry J Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) enrollment in Medicare Advantage plans has increased by 71% since 2010. There is a clear demand for Medicare Advantage plans, which is great news for agents like you! No matter […]

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Learn about Medicare History and Milestones!

Medicare History and Milestones

Medicare History and Milestones The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services estimate that before Medicare, about ½ of people aged 65+ did not have hospital insurance. Plus, it is estimated that 1 of 4 older individuals would go without medical care entirely due to budget restrictions. Medicare history and milestones have changed the way beneficiaries […]

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Learn how to form new work habits!

How to Form New Work Habits

How to Form New Work Habits Research shows that it only takes 21 days to form a habit. 21 days, 3 weeks, ¾ of a month – no matter how you look at it, forming a new habit can be easy with focus and determination. Creating good work habits and breaking bad work habits can […]

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