Volume 24 | November 2, 2020

15 Thoughtful Quotes About Gratitude

Are you a grateful person? Thankful for the good things, big and small, in your life?

In the hustle of to-do lists and work deadlines, sometimes it’s (too) easy to block out the details of the day, forgetting that each and every day holds precious gifts. From the air we breathe to the friendships we hold close, there is always something to be thankful for.

With the season of thanksgiving upon us, here are 15 quotes to inspire a life of gratitude.
Medicare Advantage 2021 Spotlight: First Look

Over the last decade, Medicare Advantage, the private plan alternative to traditional Medicare, has taken on a larger role in the Medicare program. In 2020, more than 24 million Medicare beneficiaries are enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan. This brief provides an overview of the Medicare Advantage plans that are available for 2021 and key trends over time. Learn more
CMS: Medicare to cover COVID-19 vaccine at no cost to beneficiaries

The Trump administration announced it will cover a vaccine for COVID-19 at no cost to Medicare beneficiaries when it gets approved.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released an interim rule on Wednesday that aims to remove regulatory barriers for seniors to get the vaccine, which is expected to be approved by early next year. Read more

Emergency bill would raise Social Security COLA to 3% for 2021

The annual cost-of-living adjustment was set at 1.3% earlier this week; lawmakers say more is needed due to COVID-related costs. Read more
How to Build Rapport Selling Insurance Online or Over the Phone

Don’t let social distancing get in the way of your insurance sales! If you’re trying to foster trust with prospects, we’ve got six tips for building rapport over the phone or online, fast. See tips
*UPDATED* AEP Retail Opportunities Still Available!
MCC has many Wal-Mart stores either still available or newly added to the list. If you are interested in one of the stores on the list, or would like more information, please contact Melissa at (800) 783-5642 ext 1116 or email her. Please note, you must be contracted with at least 2 Medicare Advantage carriers through MCC Brokerage to be included in the retail program.
See available stores as of 11/2/2020 (.xlsx Download File)
Webinar Reminder
Still not using MCC EZ-Enroll?

Well, why not?? Not sure how to use it? Attend one of our training webinars hosted by our very own Meena Marzano. She will walk you through the full sales process from the Scope of Appointment to comparing plans to completing the enrollment.

Every Thursday at 2:00pm EST - Get Link
New Medicare AND Life Carriers!!

More details to come soon!
CMS expects MA, Part D payments to grow by nearly 3% in 2022

The Trump administration is expecting Medicare Advantage (MA) and Part D payments to rise by 2.82% in 2022 after taking into account several regulatory changes, according to an advanced rate notice. Read more
Two Important Bits of Information Regarding WellCare

Another Carrier Plan Crosswalk
WellCare is ending their Essentials and Dividend (NOT Dividend Prime) plans. Please note: agents DO NOT need to rewrite members on these plans to the new plan. Members will be croswalked to the new plan. Essential members will be placed on the Elite plan; Dividend members will be placed on the Dividend Prime plan.

CSNP Enrollments
At this time, WellCare requires all CSNP enrollments to be completed via paper application. Therefore, you will not find their chronic plans on MCC EZ-Enroll to quote or enroll.
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Flu Shot Reminder

"As we enter flu season, it's more important than ever to reduce the spread of viruses like the flu. The best way to #FightFlu is by getting the flu shot.

Don’t forget — the flu shot is covered for people with Medicare: https://go.cms.gov/31i8F7q"**
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