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J U N E

June 23, 2017

The Senate passed an ObamaCare replacement bill this week. In it they roll back  Medicaid expansion and many of the taxes that were created under ACA. It will be an uphill battle to get it on the President’s desk since it is very unpopular in most all consumer surveys. . .Continue Reading.

June 16, 2017

On July 24th and 25th, North American Life Plans will be conducting our NAHP Health Plan Conference 2017 in Dallas. This is one of the only conferences in our industry that includes both Under 65 and 65+ Medicare sales, marketing, and product training with speakers that include both carrier executives and top. . .Continue Reading.

June 9, 2017

A growing number of Americans believe that Medicare should cover the costs of Long Term Care. Although, that option is not likely to gain much traction as the current administration is looking for ways to cut costs on entitlement programs such as Medicare. The problem is. . .Continue Reading.

June 2, 2017

On July 24th and 25th, North American Life Plans will be conducting our Health Insurance National Sales and Training conference in Dallas. A formal invitation will be forthcoming, but please save the date. This is one of the only conferences in our industry that includes both. . .Continue Reading.

M A Y

May 26, 2017

More and more agents are expanding into the small group health insurance market with our unique and innovative solution. Obamacare continues to spiral downward and President Trump announced last week that the government is closing the SHOP marketplace for small group – but, our sales are exploding. . .Continue Reading.

May 19, 2017

While many assume that being on Medicare eliminates out of pocket costs, the opposite is actually true. Right now we know seniors are actually spending more than 20% of their income on health care costs. For lower incomes beneficiaries, the percentage is even higher.  Whenever you’re selling Medicare plans. . .Continue Reading.

May 12, 2017

In 2017, there will be an estimated 1,688,920 new Cancer cases diagnosed and 600,920 Cancer deaths in the U.S. according to the American Cancer Society.   While health insurance and Medicare plans cover the costs of Cancer, there are significant out of pocket costs due to the price of treatments like radiation. . .Continue Reading.

May 5, 2017

As we know from articles like this, sports injuries are an increasing problem as kids are bigger, faster, and stronger than ever before. The problem is that with the high deductibles of most health plans, a single injury could cost a family thousands – which many cannot afford. . .Continue Reading.

 

A P R I L

April 28, 2017

Starting in one year, Medicare will start to replace all Medicare ID cards. They are slated to have them all replaced by April of 2019. In addition, Medicare ID numbers will also change to the new Medicare Beneficiary Identifier or MBI as you can see in this article. Your clients are going to get these cards and not know what to do. . .Continue Reading.

April 21, 2017

Last week we attended the Med Supp Conference in Dallas. It was a great event that offered valuable information on Med Supp. One of the key themes discussed at the conference was how agents can compete in the Med Supp market with all the same products at very similar prices. . .Continue Reading.

April 7, 2017

While the Affordable Care Act required large employers to extend health insurance to more employees than before, many employees opted not to take it. Again, while it may shock many agents that an employee at Walmart or McDonalds would intentionally opt out of quality health insurance coverage when offered. . . Continue Reading.

M A R C H

 

March 31, 2017

Dental, Vision, and Hearing coverage continues to be one of the most requested products from consumers to agents. Yet, most agents don’t want to talk about it because they don’t know any good products to offer. While I find most are not worth the money, I do. . .Continue Reading.

March 24, 2017

Repealing ObamaCare and passing a replacement has been more difficult than Congress was expecting. The American Health Care Act, now known as “TrumpCare” has been going through a lot of back and forth to come up with a bill that Congress can pass. . .Continue Reading.

March 17, 2017

Recently, Top Producers from all over the country gathered in Dallas for the NALP Life Insurance Training and Sales Conference. It was a great event that was both educational and motivational. One of the topics we discussed was life insurance products. . .Continue Reading.

March 10, 2017

One sponsor of the Life Insurance Conference was Lincoln Financial that presented their MoneyGuard product. MoneyGuard is the top selling Life/LTC product on the market and has the strongest benefits of any plan out there. While most traditional LTC. . .Continue Reading.

March 3, 2017

If you were watching President Trump’s speech to Congress this week, you’ll notice that he, once again, reiterated what we have been saying for some time know. As you can see from this article, ObamaCare will be replaced with a new health plan. . .Continue Reading.

 

F E B R U A R Y

February 24, 2017

With more kids then ever playing competitive sports, the risk of injury has increased. In particular, year round sports and sports specialization is causing sport injuries from a very young age, as this article reminds us. Accident coverage can help cover the out of pocket costs when kids get hurt. . .Continue Reading.