Volume 19 | September 21, 2020
Carriers are now open for 2021 Material Pre-Orders. Make sure you get your orders in so you receive your materials as close to October 1st as possible. Ordering Instructions can be found on our website here
Today More Than Ever Medicare Advantage and Medicaid Deliver Value

Both Medicare Advantage and Medicaid have always been essential, but never more than during the COVID-19 crisis. Medicare Advantage plans have been at the forefront of the response to the pandemic – from waiving cost sharing to diagnose and treat COVID-19, to expanding telehealth services, to supporting our health care heroes. Learn more
Social Security COLA estimated at 1.3% for 2021

While the official COLA will not be announced until October 13th, many experts agree it will be about 1.3%. If the COLA turns out to be 1.3%, it would be the fifth time since 2010 that seniors will see a very low, or even no, annual inflation adjustment. The COLA was zero in 2010, 2011 and 2016, and it was 0.3% in 2017.

Make sure if your client falls under these income limits, you are helping them apply for Medicare Assistance Programs.
How To Better Market Yourself

Do you struggle with promoting yourself or your business? All day long, there’s a lot of noise pinging from various media channels. It’s never been easier to shout your message from the proverbial rooftop. But how do you make sure that you’re not just adding to that noise? Know what to say and where to say it. Learn more
CARRIER SPOTLIGHT - BayCarePlus
Just like you, BayCarePlus gearing up for the 2021 Annual Enrollment Period (AEP). We know this'll be our best year yet, and we want you to be a part of it!

As a valued partner, we want you to have the opportunity to view the big changes and enhancements to our plan. And just by tuning in, you'll be eligible to receive a special gift from BayCarePlus to help you start your AEP off to a good start. 
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AEP is coming!

"AEP is less than a month away. With so many options, we know this time of year can seem overwhelming. Call us today to schedule your NO COST benefit review where we will assess your current plan, discuss new opportunities, and ensure you are receiving all the benefits you are eligible for. Appointments are currently being scheduled for October 1st and later"**
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MCC Brokerage offers more than just Medicare products!

MCC has a vast portfolio of carriers for products to cover most of your clients needs. With everything from Life Insurance products to Ancillary coverage, we have you covered!

To learn more about our products, visit our website or call us today at (800) 783-5642
Aetna ships Caring for You kits to millions of Medicare members

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues and flu season begins, these Caring for You kits contain several items to help support Medicare members with simple self-care at home. Kits include a thermometer, hand sanitizer and two Aetna-branded face masks, among other items. Read more