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The Pros and Cons of Premium Finance

Premium financing allows wealthy people to borrow money to pay large life insurance premiums. As with anything, there are pros and cons to such a practice.

Annual Disenrollment Period

The Health Care Reform bill eliminated the OEP and replaced it with an Annual Disenrollment Period (ADP) that runs from January 1 to February 14.

CMS Marketing Violations: A Cautionary Tale

In case you need a reminder that CMS is always watching, see last week’s announcement of CMS sanctions on three Medicare health and drug plan sponsors.

November Is Long-Term Care Awareness Month

November is designated as national Long-Term Care Awareness Month to build awareness for the type of care needed by those with a chronic illness or disability.

5 Things Every Medicare Agent Should Know

Here are five things every insurance agent should know about the modernized Med Supp plans and the tactics some carriers employ to get your attention.

Something for Nothing?

How can a Medicare Advantage insurer can charge $0 premium for a plan and make money?

Help Your Clients Get Discounts on Drugs Not Approved for Part D

What options do you have if no Part D plan covers your client’s drug because the drug is not approved by CMS?

Web Sites for Agents

Web sites are an essential marketing and prospecting tool—even for insurance agents who operate out of their home.

How to Implement a Lead Management Plan

Many agents get so caught up in just getting new leads in the door that little consideration is given to how they should be handled once they have them?

Medicare Advantage — It's Not Going Away

Just a few years ago, the MA market was limited to a few carriers in small geographical areas. Now, plans are available in nearly every county. Why the change?

Lead Advantage Pro Update: Online Quotes and Forms Now Available for MIPPA Plans

SMS’ Lead Advantage Pro system has been updated to include online quotes and forms for Modernized Medicare Supplement plans from some of the top carriers.

Putting Your Marketing Plan in Action

It's time to choose the appropriate marketing channels to use to reach out to prospects.

Lead Advantage Pro Upgrade: New Task Dashboard

Keep your follow-up calls organized and current with the New Task Dashboard screen in Lead Advantage Pro.

Senior Market Sales® Makes Second Consecutive Appearance on Inc. 5000 List of Fastest-Growing Private Companies

SMS is pleased to announce it has once again been honored by Inc. Magazine as one of America’s fastest-growing private companies.