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New Medicare Marketing Call Recording Requirement: What Agents Need to Know

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently introduced a new requirement for agents and brokers who market Medicare Advantage and Medicare Part D plans. As of October 1, 2022, all Medicare marketing calls must be recorded and retained for ten years. This change was aimed to enhance transparency and protect beneficiaries, but it has also raised concerns among agents and the public. In this article, we’ll explore the details of this requirement, its implications for agents who market Medicare plans, and the new revised rule regarding call recordings.
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Are You Leaving Money on the Table by Not Cross-Selling Dental Insurance?

As a health insurance agent, you may be missing out on an opportunity to increase your earnings if you’re not cross-selling dental insurance to your existing clients. Dental insurance is a popular line of coverage and can provide valuable benefits to your clients while helping you grow your business. In this article, we will discuss why you should consider adding dental insurance to your product portfolio and offering it to your existing clients.
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The Importance of Travel Medical Insurance for Your Clients

As insurance agents, we understand our clients’ excitement when they’re planning a trip, eagerly looking forward to exploring new destinations, immersing themselves in different cultures, and sampling exotic cuisines. However, we also know that it's crucial to prepare them for potential emergencies. Travel medical insurance is a vital component of any travel plan, and we must ensure our clients are aware of its benefits and the protection it offers.
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Why You Should Consider a Career in the Health Insurance Industry

The health insurance industry might not be the first thing that comes to mind when considering a new career path, but it has numerous benefits that make it an attractive option. If you’re looking for a flexible, rewarding, and stable career with a recurring income, becoming an independent health insurance agent might be the right choice for you. Here are some of the top reasons to consider a career in the health insurance industry.
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Humana Doubles Down on Medicare Products

You may have heard the rumors that Humana has made the decision to exit the group commercial medical products business, and you might be wondering if this will negatively impact your Humana Medicare clients. On the contrary, while the rumors are true, the reason Humana has made this decision is because the company wants to focus more on its Medicare business.
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Insulin Price Cap: A Step Forward for People with Diabetes

There’s been a LOT of information in the news recently about the cost of insulin. And while this is obviously important and of interest to your diabetic clients, it can be difficult to keep it all straight – what changes have merely been proposed and which ones have actually passed? As agents, it’s important to stay informed about these changes so we can answer our clients’ questions and let them know what to expect.
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Why You Should Work with an FMO (Part 4)

This article is the forth in a five-part series about why brokers should work with a Field Marketing Organization (FMO) like AHCP.
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How Medical Debt Reforms Could Affect Your Clients

Medical debt is an issue that affects millions of Americans, leaving many with damaged credit scores and financial instability. Importantly, this is not a problem limited to the uninsured. With today's high cost-sharing amounts on most of the plans we sell, even consumers with health insurance coverage can find themselves facing thousands of dollars in medical debt.
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Why You Should Work with an FMO (Part 3)

This article is the third in a five-part series about why brokers should work with a Field Marketing Organization (FMO) like AHCP.
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What you need to know about Form 1095A

It’s tax time, so you may be receiving calls from your individual clients asking how they can obtain their form 1095-A and what they should do with it once they receive it. We’ve prepared a short Q&A to help you answer their questions. This information is also available on the Healthcare.gov website: https://www.healthcare.gov/tax-form-1095/
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