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Medicare Answers: Veterans Health Administration vs. Medicare

This week’s Medicare Answers addresses if veterans turning 65 should only use Veteran’s Health Administration instead of Medicare. 

Start The New Year Right, Grow Your Business With Ameritas

With 54% of Americans ringing in 2014 with a financial resolution, make the most of the season by approaching your clients to review their life insurance coverage.

Underwriting Uncovered: The Lost Art of the Cover Letter

In this week's Underwriting Uncovered, Jason discusses how including a cover letter with life insurance applications can help get your clients covered.

Medicare Answers: Why Is the MADP So Important for Clients?

This week’s Medicare Answers addresses what the Medicare Advantage Disenrollment Period (MADP) is and why it can be so important for some of your clients.

Tax Deductible Features of Qualified Long-Term Care Insurance Premiums

We describe the various tax advantages of LTCi, which vary according to the type of entity that purchases the policy.

Forbes Article Forecasts More Demand for Off-Exchange Healthcare Plans

A contributor to Forbes magazine argues in a recent article that Obamacare will fuel consumer demand over time for insurance policies outside of the exchange.

The Medicare Advantage Disenrollment Period Explained

The Medicare Advantage Disenrollment Period, which replaces the Open Enrollment Period, is an opportunity for beneficiaries to return to original Medicare.

Medicare Answers: Is There a Supplement Plan That Covers Mental Healthcare?

This week’s Medicare Answers addresses if a Supplement plan covers charges incurred for outpatient mental healthcare. 

Mutual of Omaha Increases Med Supp Compensation

Mutual of Omaha has made the business decision to reinvest a significant portion of its profits back into their Medicare Supplement business.

Sales Opportunities During Lock-In

Here are some opportunities to consider during the post-AEP time frame if you are active in the Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug Plan market. 

Medicare Answers: Is Home Health Care Covered by Medicare?

This week’s Medicare Answers addresses eligibility for home health care coverage through Medicare.

Medicare Answers: More on Medicare Guaranteed Issue Eligibility

This week's Medicare Answers is a follow-up to a previous Medicare Answers addressing eligibility timing for guaranteed issue Medicare Supplement plans.

Aetna and Coventry Receive High Medicare Star Ratings for 2014

Aetna and Coventry Health Care, an Aetna company, have been awarded an average 2014 overall star rating of 4.04.

Know Today's Real Retirement Income Risks

If you think you know the risks to retirement income, think again. 

How Important Is Social Security to You?

How important is Social Security to you? Take a look at how these three presidents viewed Social Security.