MCS Compliance Bulletins

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2019 Change for Dual Eligible Enrollments

2019 Change for Dual Eligible Enrollments CB0001-19 January 2, 2019 Special Enrollment Period for Low Income Subsidy or Dual Eligible Beneficiaries (LIS/Dual SEP) The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services ("CMS") implemented a...

Medicare Enrollment Periods for Part B

Medicare Enrollment Periods CB0003-19 February 6, 2019 When Does My Enrollment in Part B Become Effective? If you accept the automatic enrollment in Medicare Part B, or if you enroll during the first three months of your initial...

2019 Low Income Subsidy Extra Help Guidelines

2019 Low Income Subsidy Extra Help Guidelines CB0004-19 February 12, 2019 Help your clients with their prescription costs: Extra Help, also commonly known as Low-Income Subsidy (LIS), is a federal program that aides Medicare...

Medicare’s New “What’s Covered” App

Medicare's New "What's Covered" App CB0005-19 March 11, 2019 Are you or your client unsure if Medicare will cover a medical test or procedure? The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services ("CMS") has a new app available to help...

Potential Medicare Genetic Testing Scam

Potential Medicare Genetic Testing Scam CB0006-19 March 21, 2019 You may have heard about a Medicare genetic testing scam where the test is being offered as part of a free health screening. This could be offered as cancer screening...

Outreach Activities Educational Events

Outreach Activities Educational Events CB0008-19 May 24, 2019 You may be planning to host an Educational Event to talk about Medicare. Educational events are designed to inform beneficiaries about Medicare Advantage, Prescription...

Tricare for Life

Tricare for Life CB0009-19 June 13, 2019 It is important to be familiar with the basics of TRICARE for Life (TFL). TFL is designed to pay the patient's responsibility after Medicare pays their portion. How does an individual receive...

Medicare Savings Program (MSP)

Medicare Savings Program (MSP) CB0010-19 July 12, 2019 Did you know that Medicare eligible consumers can get help from their state to pay for Medicare premiums? Some states even help qualifying consumers pay Medicare Part A and Part...

Marketing for 2020 Annual Enrollment Period – Reminder

Marketing for 2020 Annual Enrollment Period - Reminder CB0011-19 July 22, 2019 The 2020 Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) is just a couple months away, starting on October 15th and ending on December 7th 2019. It is important to...

2020 AHIP and Carrier Certifications: Tips and Reminders

2020 AHIP and Carrier Certifications: Tips and Reminders CB0012-19 August 9, 2019 Prepare. 2020 AHIP and Carrier Certifications take time and brain power. It's a good idea to set aside a sufficient amount of time and energy to...

Maintaining Compliance

Maintaining Compliance CB0014-19 September 16, 2019 Trust and integrity are of utmost importance as an insurance agent. Your clients need to know you are offering them a product with their best interests in mind. While protecting...

2020 Medicare Deductibles and Coinsurance Updates

2020 Medicare Deductibles and Coinsurance Updates CB0016-19 November 11, 2019 Medicare premiums, deductibles, and co-payment amounts are adjusted each year in accordance with the Social Security Act. Please see the figures below for...

2020 Annual Enrollment Period Year End Follow Up

2020 Annual Enrollment Period Year End Follow Up CB0017-19 December 11, 2019 Annual Enrollment wrapped up on December 7th and now the plan carriers are busy processing applications received. To ensure that business continues to flow...

Keeping Information Secure HIPPA Privacy and Security

Keeping Information Secure HIPAA Privacy and Security CB0018-19 December 20, 2019 Reminder.... As a sales agent, consumers entrust you with a great deal of their personal information.  HIPAA information is sensitive and should be...

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