Browse by topic
Subscribe to our news

More Evidence You Should Be Selling Dental Insurance

A recent article from DentistryIQ reports on a new CareQuest Institute survey that concludes, among other things, that Americans are not getting the dental care they need. The survey, according to the article, “is the largest and most comprehensive of its kind, with more than 5,000 participants and 170 questions.”
Read

Like Everything Else, Drug Prices Are Increasing

You’ve probably well aware that inflation is the highest it’s been in decades. Some say this was to be expected since we’re coming out of a two-year pandemic. Others point to supply chain issues caused, in part, by Russia’s attack on Ukraine. Others blame the Biden administration’s economic policy. Still others point out the record profits that companies are making and say the price increases are driven by nothing more than corporate profits. Who knows – it could be a combination of all these factors.
Read

Biden Administration Looks to Tax Supplemental Benefits

As long-time readers of the AHCP Blog as well as agents who have attended our Motivation Monday webinars know, we’re pretty big fans of supplemental coverage. In fact, AHCP works with a number of carriers to provide these solutions for your clients. 
Read

Family Glitch Could Soon Be Fixed

On April 5, President Obama returned to the White House for the first time since leaving office. As CBS News reports, the purpose of the visit was to mark the 12-year anniversary of the Affordable Care Act, a law so closely linked with the former president that it is often referred to as “Obamacare.”
Read

As COVID Numbers Decrease, Uninsured Numbers Increase

After making all the appropriate statements about how awful the restrictions were and about the tragic loss of life, people will be talking for years about the positive things that came out of the COVID-19 pandemic. America—and the world, really—has re-evaluated its priorities and changed the way we think about work. People discovered how to do things remotely. We learned how to Zoom, homeschool children, order groceries, food, and pretty much everything else to be delivered to our door, and even visit the doctor from the comfort of our own home. And the uninsured rate reached record lows.
Read

Recommended Reading

If you’ve read the AHCP blog for any period of time,  you know that one of our recurring themes is that brokers should spend the first part of the year—after the madness of the fourth quarter is over and things slow down a bit—increasing their knowledge and planning for success. After all, your sales are unlikely to grow unless you make a few changes to the way you approach the business. There’s always room for improvement, even for the most successful agents.
Read

Anthem to Re-Brand as Elevance Health

In a March 10 press release, Anthem announced that the company will be changing its name to Elevance Health, Inc. in an effort “to better reflect the company’s business and its bold purpose of improving the health of humanity.” The name change, which is subject to shareholder approval, “underscores the company’s commitment to elevating whole health and advancing health beyond healthcare.”
Read

Reminder: Low-Income Individuals Can Enroll Anytime

Healthcare.gov recently sent an email to registered brokers to let them know that “The American Rescue Plan (ARP) created more opportunities for lower-income consumers to access Marketplace health care coverage, including a new Special Enrollment Period for consumers with income less than or equal to 150 Percent of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL).” It’s a good reminder for agents who are looking for something to do now that the extended open enrollment period is over.
Read

Telehealth Continues to Grow and Evolve

One way to tell if something is trending is to take a look at how much people are talking about it. And, based on how many articles have been written about telehealth recently, it is definitely trending. Here are the highlights of just a few:
Read

Record Enrollment in ACA Plans

Back in 2010, shortly after the Affordable Care Act was signed into law, there were predictions that 30 million people would gain health coverage under the Affordable Care Act. That number was used to convince lawmakers to support the law, to sway public opinion, and to develop multi-year budgets.
Read

Join Our Newsletter

Take your career to the next level and join the growing community of agents who have found it very rewarding to work with AHCP.