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Medicare AEP Starts Today






Today marks the beginning of the Medicare Annual Election Period, which runs every year from October 15th through December 7th. It’s funny how it doesn’t get the same fanfare as the upcoming Open Enrollment Period in the individual market. The … Continue reading






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Monthly Premium Amounts for Silver-Level Plans






In yesterday’s blog post, we showed a graphic from the new HHS report on Premium Affordability, Competition, and Choice in the Health Insurance Marketplace. Here’s another: This table shows the maximum amount an individual at various income levels would pay … Continue reading






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More Interesting Enrollment Data






Following last week’s release by HHS of the enrollment numbers for the initial annual open enrollment period, carriers are beginning to chime in with their own enrollment statistics. One major carrier, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, which is owned … Continue reading






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Healthcare.gov getting better






After a disastrous start to the new individual marketplace, CMS is now reporting that the Healthcare.gov website is working better. During a Senate hearing Tuesday, Marilyn Tavenner, head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), reported that the … Continue reading






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Spanish videos help explain health reform






The Affordable Care Act is hard enough to explain in English – it seems that almost nobody understands how the law will truly impact them and their families. So how in the world can agents communicate the changes to their … Continue reading






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An opportunity for agents who sell Medicare products






Agents who specialize in Medicare Supplement, Medicare Advantage, and Medicare Part D products have a unique opportunity under the Affordable Care Act. While thousands of group brokers nationwide are struggling to figure out how to sell individual products, agents who … Continue reading






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Progress Report: the first week of open enrollment






Well, it’s been a week now – the new federal and state exchanges went live one week ago. So how are they doing? Nobody will be surprised to learn that the answer is “not great.” That’s right – the big … Continue reading






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Open Enrollment begins today! Are you ready?






HPA has been eagerly anticipating the opening of the state and federally run exchanges. Our pathways to tie into these exchanges have been discussed in our Industry Updates and other webinars for the past few months. We will attempt to … Continue reading






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Government Closes, Exchanges Open






And in other news… the new health insurance exchanges are open for business today. Who would have thought that on October 1st, 2013, the launch of the new health insurance marketplace would not be the top story of the day? … Continue reading






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Federal Marketplace off to a Rocky Start






Well, we can’t say this comes as a surprise – everyone expected some technical difficulties with the exchange. Here’s the first. It’s 8:18am central time and the Healthcare.gov exchange enrollment site is already down. It’s going to be a long … Continue reading






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