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Means Testing for Part D Premiums

Starting in 2011, Part D enrollees whose incomes exceed $85,000 (for individuals) or $170,000 (for joint tax returns) will pay more for their Part D premium.

CMS Star Ratings a BIG Deal in 2012

CMS announced that it will create a Special Election Period that allows Medicare beneficiaries to enroll in 5-star MA plans at any point during the year.

Global Accident Protection 24/7

The Global Accident Protection 24/7 plan fills in where other plans do not, ensuring coverage in the case of an accident. Provides Online Tools and Resources to Long-Term Caregivers provides comprehensive information, tools and resources to help those seeking and providing long-term care.

LIMRA: Half of U.S. Households Say They Need More Life Insurance

According to a recent survey by LIMRA, almost 8 in 10 American households do not have a life insurance agent or broker, and most of them say they never did.

New Pharmacy Saver Program From UnitedHealthcare

UnitedHealthcare is announcing Pharmacy Saver, a new enhancement available to both our Prescription Drug plan members and our MA-PD members.

Forbes Piece Smears Indexed Annuities

Fixed Indexed Annuities are under attack once again in the financial media.

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.

When, What, and Why to Buy Travel Insurance

Dan Drennen, director of Senior Market Sales' travel insurance division, offers a glimpse into why he bought travel insurance this week.

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.

Indexed Annuities Raise the Bar With Third Quarter Sales

Indexed annuity sales for the third quarter totaled $8.7 billion, up 6% from last quarter and, with one more quarter to go, are on pace for a record year.

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.

Great Enhancements to Americo Final Expense

We’re excited to announce three great enhancements to Americo’s final expense products.

Additional Multi-Year Payment Options for National Guardian's Asset Guard

New 3, 5, 7 and 10-year payment options for Asset Guard funeral trust expands the market of viable candidates for this guaranteed-issue final expense product.

eSignature Enabled for Plans M & N in 44 States

Now you can go paperless when submitting applications for Mutual's hottest plan. eSignature is available in all states except AK, HI, MA, ND, RI, VT.