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Why Sell Dental, Vision and Hearing Plans

Selling Dental, Vision and Hearing (DVH) coverage is a natural extension of a growing Medicare business. Read more about this hot trend in the market, and learn how you can get started. 

Understanding the New Medicare Marketing Guidelines

the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has renamed the Medicare Marketing guidelines and made significant changes for this year. Here is a summary of the changes, and how they affect your business.  

Update Your Mutual of Omaha Contract

Mutual of Omaha will offer Part D and Medicare Advantage this Annual Enrollment Period. Now is the time to update your contract. 

What to Watch For During AEP 2019

The upcoming Annual Election Period (AEP) is about100 days away. Get a long view of the potential opportunities that could shape AEP 2019.

Help Customers Affected By Cost Plan Discontinuation in Minnesota

Due to Federal legislation, Medicare Cost plans will be discontinued in most of Minnesota, affecting approximately 400,000 individuals. What is your plan to help these customers?

Marketing Hours Extended to Provide More Service

The SMS Medicare Solutions and Financial Solutions teams have extended their hours to better serve agents and advisors. 

Be Like Bill: Use e-App

Watch this quick video and discover how using e-App can make your business better.

Understanding Dual Eligible Special Needs Plans (D-SNPs)

Dual Eligible Special Needs Plans (D-SNPs), could be a good way to grow your existing Medicare business. Here are answers to questions commonly asked about D-SNPs. 

Intro to Annuities - A Starting Point for Success

Explore the possibilities of cross-selling annuities to your existing Medicare clients, using a proven process from leaders in the Medicare and annuity markets. 

What Continued Industry Consolidation Means for Agents

Consolidation has been a trend in the health care industry this year. The health insurance and pharmaceutical industries are drawing closer to each other. What does this mean for Medicare agents? Get some answers.

Interview With Agent Blake McCoy

Craig Taylor, associate director of Medicare Solutions, interviews agent Blake McCoy to provide additional insight on marketing D-SNP plans.

Department Of Labor Fiduciary Rule Update: Best Interest Standard Delay

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the Department of Labor (DOL) have agreed to delay the Best Interest Standard until July 1, 2019. What does this mean for advisors?

Answers to Commonly Asked Social Media Questions

If you’re thinking about using social media, you probably have questions about how to start. A social media strategist at SMS provided some answers to the questions they’re most frequently asked by agents.

DOL Delays Fiduciary Rule

The Department of Labor has announced a 60-day extension of the implementation of the fiduciary rule. Advisors will be treated as fiduciaries beginning on June 9, 2017 rather than April 10, 2017 as originally scheduled.

It's Too Cold Here! Let's Go!

Do you have clients who head south this time of year? Make sure they’re protected. See why snowbirds love Travelex’s Travel Select post-departure coverage and how easy it is to cross-sell it.