Are we really talking about individual and family health insurance sales again?

Are we really talking about individual and family health insurance sales again?

As I sit down to jot my thoughts on some encouraging news relative to individual and family health insurance plans in Pennsylvania, it is not lost on me that most of us who have worked in this segment thought we were long ago left in the dust, just like the customers we serve. However (and yes, here it is... the paradigm shift), with the 2016 relatively modest release of the Qualified Small Employer Health Reimbursement Arrangement (QSEHRA) and the 2019 Individual Coverage Health Reimbursement Arrangement (ICHRA), along with Pennsylvania's move to a State Based Exchange (SBE) for January 1st 2021 enrollments, I think the individual and family health insurance market is worthy of some renewed serious contemplation.

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2020 Impacts on Medicare

2020 Impacts on Medicare

It's hard to believe that we have put another Medicare Annual Enrollment Period (AEP), and decade, to bed. It's now time to focus on 2020. We have had some disruptions sprung on us in the Medicare world (hello, Medicare.gov Plan Finder changes!), but we have been relatively lucky to have been given a head up of changes to come. Below we have outlined the major changes that will be affecting your clients beginning in 2020.

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Make the most of your AEP

Make the most of your AEP

Independent agents and organizations prep for months leading up to the Medicare Annual Enrollment Period (AEP). It's a chaotic few short weeks of consumers shopping their rates, carriers advertising their plans for the new year, and agents scrambling to grow their book of business, while most are asking themselves how to make best use of their time. We're here to help you prioritize this AEP.

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Business Podcasts for Business-Minded Businesspeople who like Business

Business Podcasts for Business-Minded Businesspeople who like Business

​We scoured the internet for the best podcasts for people who not only want to be entertained, but also informed. If you don't know what a podcast is, first of all, welcome to 2019. We hope your decades long coma was refreshing. Second, if you want a better concept of what a podcast is, check out this informative graphic that explains (in painstaking detail) what podcasts are and how they work.

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5 ways to get the most out of the Medicare Connections Conference

5 ways to get the most out of the Medicare Connections Conference

It's that time of year again! Summer is winding down (say it ain't so!) and football season… I mean, Fall… is right around the corner. It's the time of year to put all those Medicare certification hours to use! That's right, you know what I'm talking about. If you haven't started thinking about it yet, we are fast approaching the Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) for Medicare beneficiaries.

That said, URL's 2020 AEP Medicare Connections Conference at the Hershey Lodge on September 4th is a great opportunity for producers to learn and network in preparation for the upcoming Medicare annual enrollment season.

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