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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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SHOP exchange enrollment delayed






We’ve said all along that the individual exchange would be popular and the SHOP exchange would crash and burn. Today we got even more evidence of that – the online enrollment for the SHOP exchange has been delayed until “sometime … Continue reading






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New Article: what consumers need to know about exchanges






Brokers have a pretty good understanding about the new individual marketplace, but consumers certainly don’t. And they’re going to be flooded with info in the next few days, not just from brokers but from the media as well. Some reports … Continue reading






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COBRA participants – another lead source for brokers






In a recent Kaiser Health News article, produced in collaboration with the Chicago Tribune, staff writer Jay Hancock reports that employers could save billions of dollars next year by shifting COBRA participants to the new guaranteed-issue individual policies in the … Continue reading






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