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  • Medicare Advantage Copays for Physical Therapy
    The cheapest HMO plan that I market has these visits as $25 copays and then they go up to $40-50. I phoned 2 local PT places and found that a straight Medicare pt pays only $34 for first visit, and then $17 for every following visit! Is this normal in the areas where you market? I lost a prospect because he was undergoing therapy and didn't want to "mess him up". Somebody came up from behind......
  • Medicare Allowable Causes Increased Costs
    Yes, it's is the artificially low reimbursement rate from Medicare that forced providers to seek higher reimbursement from private insurance. Once again it is the government that has destroyed the best medical system in the world. Case in point. My mother went to see her doctor for a brief office visit. The doctor billed $100 (and I suspect that's why my private insurance would allow). ......
  • Medicare Advantage Marketing Rules
    I am planning to commence selling Final Expense insurance, as well as Medicare Supplement insurance and Medicare Advantage Plans. I notice a large number of restrictions limiting Medicare Advantage sales by both door to door and telemarketing. However, other than limiting marketing directly inside a health facility, there seems to be no such restriction with marketing at storefronts. It seems......
  • Hiriing Appointment Setter(s) for Medicare Supplement Sales
    I am looking for appointment setters for Medicare Supplement Sales. I pay per appointment. Lists provided and bonuses available....
  • Medicare Advantage/Medicare ID
    Do you always make sure to look at the Medicare ID card when meeting with an enrollee -- esp. a T65 -- to make sure they actually have Parts A & B? If you take their word for it, have you ever had a carrier reject the application? If so, how did you help your client get enrolled after the rejection happened?...
  • First Time on MA Wants Original Medicare
    came across a lady that enrolled in an MAPD during AEP. This is her first time ever on an MA, and she hates it. she wants to go back to Original Medicare, and get a supplement. I have never encountered this before, but it is my understanding that she can go back to oringal medicare within the first 12 months. How do we go about this?...
  • $2000 on Marketing for Medicare Supplements
    F you 2k to spend on marketing only for Medicare supplements monthly, how would you spend the money?...
  • Privatization of Medicare: Thoughts?
    In a NYT article today: "WASHINGTON — House Republicans on Tuesday will unveil a proposed budget for 2016 that partly privatizes Medicare..." What are the opinions out there as to how that would have an effect on Licensed, Independent Medicare Agents such as myself? PLEASE KEEP YOUR REPLIES NON-PARTISAN AND REMEMBER THIS IS A HYPOTHETICAL QUESTION. Thanks, Robin...