Volume 25 | November 9, 2020
"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them."
- John F. Kennedy

With Respect, Honor and Gratitude, we thank all of you who sacrificed so much for the freedoms so many take for granted. Our hearts are forever filled with gratitude to you. Happy Veteran's Day! Veterans Day 2020 Discounts

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Aetna, Inpathy expand virtual mental health partnership

Access to mental healthcare continues to be a hurdle amid the Covid-19 pandemic, prompting Aetna and telehealth provider Inpathy to expand their existing mental health partnership to include three more states. Learn more
Medicare Fines Half of Hospitals for Readmitting Too Many Patients

Nearly half the nation’s hospitals, many of which are still wrestling with the financial fallout of the unexpected coronavirus, will get lower payments for all Medicare patients because of their history of readmitting patients, federal records show.

The penalties are the ninth annual round of the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program created as part of the Affordable Care Act’s broader effort to improve quality and lower costs. The latest penalties are calculated using each hospital case history between July 2016 and June 2019, so the flood of coronavirus patients that have swamped hospitals this year were not included.

Humana posted major profit in Q3. But the good times are expected to end in Q4, they said

Humana brought in $1.3 billion in profit for the third quarter, the insurer reported Tuesday morning.

But heading into the end of the year, the health insurance giant is bracing for some whiplash, projecting a loss in the fourth quarter, executives said on a call with investors. Read more
The Value of Staying in Touch with Clients

You’ve met with a client, quoted plans, and completed and submitted the application. Your work is done right? Well, no. If you want to be successful in this business, you’re going to need to stay in touch with clients. It’s just good business. See more
*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 11/9/2020 (.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!
Special Needs Plans Improve ESRD Patient Outcomes, Lower Mortality

ESRD patient outcomes in chronic condition special needs plans reflect lower mortality and lower hospitalization than their non-enrolled counterparts. Read more
WellCare replaces Revel with Ascend VBE

Administrative payments will not be paid out for any plan year 2021 enrollment HRAs processed through REVEL. All VBEs should be submitted within 48 hours of application. However, because of the transition to our new Ascend VBE platform, we are extending the timeframe and allowing you to complete VBEs for all previously submitted 1/1/2021 enrollment applications through the end of AEP. More details
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