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Annexus

Annexus is the company behind innovative fixed indexed annuity products and is the powerful distribution force responsible for more than $11 billion in annuity sales.

Cyber Insurance Liability Protection

Protect your business with cyber insurance available through Senior Market Sales® (SMS). Learn More

Portal Instructions – Compliance Certification

Portal Instructions – Compliance Certification

Cybersecurity

Stay on top of the ever-evolving regulatory environment and avoiding the severe consequences of a data breach with these helpful tips and resources about cybersecurity. Login to SMS and download the New York Agent Guide to Cybersecurity here.

Jack Lyons

Jack started with Senior Market Sales in 2019 as an Associate Marketing Consultant. Jack assists with recruiting, training and supporting agents grow their business while saving time.

Solution to Prescription Drug List Policy Changes

As of October 1, 2019 agents will no longer be able to access prescription drug lists for their clients on Medicare.gov using the new Plan Finder, unless they obtain the client’s user name and password for each drug list ID.

Sean Pekarsky

Sean has moved up the ladder quickly since joining SMS in 2008.

Sakessa Moss

As a New Business Coordinator, Sakessa oversees the New Business – Medicare Solutions team, which processes Medicare Supplement, MA, and PDP applications. Her team is a huge asset for agents and SMS because they are the connecting points between agents and carriers.

Why SMS as a Medicare Partner

In the New to Medicare webinar series, we covered quite a bit about Medicare and how to best help clients navigate this topic. Hopefully, you’ve found this information helpful. SMS would love to be your resource and partner for the Medicare markets.

Medicare Advantage Plans vs. Medicare Supplements

SMS Associate Director of Medicare Solutions Sean Pekarsky differentiates between Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplement plans. He discusses the pros and cons of each to help agents determine when one might be a more suitable option over the other.

Why is Medicare Supplement Needed?

SMS Internal Marketing Consultant Nikki Workman provides details regarding Medicare Supplement plans. This tutorial will help agents answer the following Medicare Supplement questions: What do they cover? Why are they beneficial? When are they suitable? Agents can then relay this information to their clients, providing them with a deeper level of understanding. 

Four Parts of Medicare

SMS Associate Director of Medicare Solutions Craig Taylor explores the four parts of Medicare. Many clients confuse Parts A through D of Medicare with Medicare Supplement Plans A through N. And there’s a myriad of other stumbling points as well. Craig clarifies these points so that agents can, in turn, provide clarity to their clients.

Senior Market Sales Presents: A Dive into Medicare

SMS Internal Marketing Consultant Anne Novak dives into the details of Medicare. She discusses the parts of Medicare, and who’s eligible to participate. In addition, she takes a look at when and how clients can enroll, as well as any penalties for not signing up for Medicare at the proper time.

Introduction to Medicare and Senior Market Sales

SMS Senior Marketing Consultant Tom Parkin introduces Medicare, and why it’s an attractive market for agents. In addition, he discusses SMS’s expertise and history, as it relates to helping agents become successful in the Medicare markets.