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New Medicare Supplement Enrollments on the Rise

The latest Med Supp membership figures show continued growth in the number of new policies being issued, according to a report from Mark Farrah Associates.

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.

CMS Report Predicts Medicare Advantage Cut in Half by 2017

In a recent report, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services predicted that Medicare Advantage enrollment will be cut in half due to the new health laws.

New SMS Secure Email User's Guide

A useful guide explaining how to open secure emails from SMS.

Iceland Volcano Cloud: Nature's Advertisement for Travel Insurance

Iceland's volcanic eruption raised awareness among travelers of the benefits of travel insurance.

What Alarms Americans Most About LTC?

Genworth joined with Age Wave and created a survey that asked Americans what their greatest fear regarding having a long term care illness.

Medicare Advantage Reimbursement Rates Remain Flat in 2011

Recent health care overhaul calls for freeze in reimbursement rates, reversing the planned 1.38% increase CMS had announced in March.

11 Questions Your Clients Ask About Long-Term Care

11 questions people should ask themselves when deciding whether or not to buy LTCi.

NAIC Ruling Increases Suitability Oversight on Fixed Annuity Sales

Fixed annuity sales are about to receive a new level of supervision from state regulators.

Health Reform Bill Contains Tax on Annuities

The health care reform bill includes a 3.8% tax on investment income for wealthy individuals. In the bill annuities are considered investment income.

Mutual of Omaha's Plan N Has Been Discontinued

Mutual of Omaha's Plan N has been discontinued.

Mutual of Omaha Will Begin Accepting MIPPA Med Supp Applications in March

After years of talking about Modernized Medicare Supplement Plans, one carrier is finally ready to start taking applications.

Labor and Treasury Departments to Study Benefits of Annuities

The U.S. Departments of Labor and the Treasury are studying annuities and how they could bolster retirees' ability to distribute assets.

Health Care Reform Update: Insurance Industry in the Crosshairs

After a surprisingly civil start, the health care debate has officially turned ugly.

Annuity Carriers Turning Away Business?

There's still high demand for annuities, just fewer agents and carriers with the ability to meet these peoples' needs.