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5 = 1,000 With LCBA

You can earn a 1,000 piece mailer at no cost during AEP. 

Case Study: Addressing Tough Rx Questions

Clients are sometimes faced with prescription drug questions and challenges that go beyond just considering a generic instead of a brand name. SMS has an in-house pharmacist that can help with challenging cases.

Six Tips for More AEP Success

Here are six tips to help you maximize your time, remain compliant and enjoy success during the Annual Election Period.

Understanding the 48-Hour Rule

The 2018 Medicare Marketing Guidelines have been published by CMS. We can help you understand changes made to the 48-hour rule, and how they apply to you. 

Get Aetna Part D Leads at No Cost

Aetna and SMS have partnered to get you FREE PDP leads. 

Get Social With SMS

Discuss issues that are important in the senior market, ask questions, and get immediate access to SMS content and insights by following SMS on social media.

Discover Dual Special Need Plans (DSNPs) from UnitedHealthcare

Dual Special Need Plans (DSNPs) from UnitedHealthcare offer comprehensive benefits at reasonable rates.

21st Century Cures Act Becomes Law

The 21st Century Cures Act was passed by the House in November and by the Senate in December, and now has been signed into law by President Obama.

SMS Service and Technology Help Make 2016 AEP Season a Success

The 2016 Annual Enrollment Period was record-breaking at Senior Market Sales, Inc. There are record-breaking statistics that help demonstrate how our service and technology helped you during the busiest time of the year.

Start Planning for AEP Today, For Your Choice of CVS Pharmacies

Does AEP seem distant as you enjoy these last weeks of summer? Well, you’ll want to act soon if you want to participate in a great referral partnership opportunity in your community.  Registration for the SilverScript Retail Program closes September 14, just two weeks from now!

Why SMS & SilverScript for this year's AEP?

Each year as AEP approaches, you face the decision of what PDP plan to offer your clients. This year, why not go with the No. 1 PDP plan sponsor* that has offered $0 deductible plans across all tiers two years in a row?

Humana Announces Certification Guidance for 2017 Plan Year

Humana has announced important certification information for 2017 plan year.

Reminder: What MA-PD Members Can and Can't Do During the MA-PD Disenrollment Period

The Medicare Advantage Disenrollment Period runs from Jan 1 to Feb. 14. Here's a reminder of what members can and can't do during that period.

Electronically Signed Scope of Appointment Forms

With SMS’ new CMS-approved eSignature Scope of Appointment process for agents who use Lead Advantage, you can get a signed SOA form in two to three minutes.

Medicare Answers: High-Cost Drug Not on Formulary

An expensive new drug is not on any carrier's formulary for this year or next. What should the agent do to get it covered?