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2018 Annual Election Period

Beginning October 1st through October 14th, MWG Senior Services prepares for the AEP by uploading the current medication worksheets you submitted and by comparing your current prescription drug plan (PDP) to your PDP for the upcoming year. These plans change every year and that is why we offer to review them annually, free of charge, for our Medicare Supplement and Medicare Advantage clients.

MWG Senior Services Announces New Mutual of Omaha Plans

MWG Senior Services is excited to announce the new Prescription Drug Plans (PDPs) and Medicare Advantage Plan (MAPD) that will be offered by Mutual of Omaha. Mutual of Omaha has been in business since 1909 and is a well-known and respected company. The PDP plans will be available in all states, except New York, and the MAPD plan will be available in Bexar County in Texas (San Antonio area) for now.

What does your Medicare Supplement Agent do for you?

If you have a question about your policy, would your Medicare Supplement agent be available for you to call? Would your agent check your PDP plan EVERY year, free of charge?

Best Medicare Supplement Plan Reviews

With Medicare changing costs each year, most people are searching the Internet for the best Medicare Supplement plans 2018. Let's take a brief look at some of the differences between the best Medicare Supplement plans 2018.

Medigap Plan F

When people think of Medicare Supplements, usually the first plan that you will hear them talk about is a Medicare Supplement Plan F. Why? This plan offers first dollar coverage and there is no out of pocket cost as long as Medicare picks up its 80%. But did you know that there are significant savings with plans outside of the popular Medicare Supplement Plan F? Let's take a look at some current facts.

Medicare Advantage Disenrollment Period

Are you unhappy with your Medicare Advantage plan? Did you know that the Medicare Advantage Disenrollment Period (MAPD) is January 1st - February 14th every year? If you are unhappy with your plan, you can disenroll during this time and return to Original Medicare (you cannot switch to another Medicare Advantage plan at this time, but you can enroll in a Part D stand-alone drug plan). If you miss this period, your next opportunity to change your plan is during the Annual Enrollment Period which is October 15th - December 7th of each year.

Cigna Med Supp Rates - Take a Peak

Right now is the middle of the Annual Election Period and we recommend you take a peak at Cigna Med Supp Rates in your zip code. They are not in every state across the country, but Cigna is really competitive in the states they are in. Several states they are really completive are Mississippi, Tennessee, and Texas.

Guaranteed Issue Med Supp

Recently we initiated contact with a group that has a "Guaranteed Issue Med Supp". It is not a standardized Medicare Supplement, but it is a plan that supplements Medicare and is almost like a Plan F and Plan N hybrid plan.

Aetna Rate Decrease

Aetna Health and Life, American Continental and Continental Life Rates will be discounted for household rates effective July 15, 2013. The discount applies to both new business and existing policy holders. Policies that have an effective prior to June 1, 2010 are not eligible for the discount.

Philadelphia American Medicare Supplement

There is a company by the name of Philadelphia American that has been in the senior market for the past few years that is picking up a lot of the business in the Medicare Supplement arena. They offer different products but the main product they are offering is the Philadelphia American Medicare Supplement. This product has extremely low rates across the United States and is a very attractive product to many seniors looking for supplemental coverage to Medicare.

Underwriting Medicare Supplement Plans

Before jumping into the Medicare Supplement market, companies must figure out the different risks and rewards to being in the business. There are a lot of factors to consider when looking at underwriting Medicare supplement plans. There are actuarial tables for rates, underwriting health questions to determine eligibility, state laws to comply with, federal regulated benefits to adhere to, and many other factors that go into underwriting Medicare supplement plans. This article should help people realize some of the risk factors that have to be considered.

Lower Medigap Rates

If you are looking to lower your current Medigap Rates or purchase a policy with lower Medigap Rates we have a strategy for you. As of 2013, the Plan F Medicare Supplement is the most popular Medigap policy sold. However, it is also the plan that receives the highest rate increases across the country as well.