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MEDICARE COMMISSIONS 2024

The new commission rates for Medicare Advantage and Part D have just been released by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, (CMS). The commissions will have four different compensation rates to be paid to an independent agent or broker, depending on the state/area of the agent/broker’s activity:     CMS rounded the fair market Read More

Coaching/ Training

Essential Care offers one-on-one individualized training to all its  partnering agents. Our coaching team will make sure you have all the necessary skills and resources to become a successful Medicare sales agent.   Coaching includes: Client Analysis and Lead Results One-on-one case design with product and sales specialists. Learn the best practices and programs with Read More

Medicare Sales at the Retail Stores

Many agents utilize retail sales as a consistent method for generating leads and business. During the AEP and OEP the retail sales are very productive, nevertheless they can give good business generating results throughout the year.   Some retail stores, like Walmart, cost money and are on a bidding process initiated by agents’ upline agencies. Read More

2023 Medicare Part B Premium Decrease

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released on September 27, 2022 information about the 2023 premiums, deductibles and coinsurance amounts for the Medicare Part A and Part B programs, and the 2023 Medicare Part D income-related monthly adjusted amounts. Based on the updated CMS release the standard Medicare Part B premium will be Read More

Medicare Advantage Commissions 2023

The new commission rates for Medicare Advantage and Part D have just been released by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, (CMS). The commissions will have four different compensation rates to be paid to an independent agent or broker, depending on the state/area of the agent/broker’s activity: CMS rounded the fair market value amounts Read More

YourMedicareBot – Voice Enrollment

Agents who work with Essential Care have automatic access to the Your Medicare Bot voice enrollment system at no cost. Once an agent has been appointed and certified by a carrier, they can use the platform to access the voice signature. The YourMedicareBot currently offers three large, national carriers, with more to come.  The Your Medicare Bot Read More

MEDICARE BASICS: Part C and Part D

Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage and Medicare Advantage What exactly is Medicare Part C? What exactly is Medicare Part D? What do Medicare Advantage Plans entail? What are Medicare Advantage plans and how do they work?   – Another option for beneficiaries to obtain Medicare coverage – A Medicare-approved health plan that is part of the Read More

MEDICARE BASICS: Medicare Part A and Part B

Three groups of people are covered by the federal health insurance program: People aged 65 and up Under 65 with certain disabilities: receiving Social Security disability benefits for 24 months Any age with End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Medicare is administered by the following agencies: – Most people are enrolled in Medicare through the Social Security Read More