What is MACRA?

The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 is more commonly referred to as MACRA. MACRA has many components, one of which is a limit on first dollar coverage in certain Medicare Supplement insurance plans for individuals considered "newly eligible", and...

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5-Star Medicare Advantage Plan

Every Medicare Advantage (Medicare Part C or MA/MAPD) in addition to Medicare prescription drug plans (Part D or PDP) are rated annually by “star ratings” by the CMS or Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. These plans are ranked from a 1 Star Plan for low quality...

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Newest Addition- Welcome Marisa Woolfort

Pinnacle Financial Services is excited to announce our newest addition. Marisa Woolfort brings 12+ years of experience in Annuity and Life Insurance, working with insurance agents and financial planners. She brings to Pinnacle an expertise in case analysis,...

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  Agents who are looking to sell, or who already sell, Medicare Advantage and PDPs are required to do yearly training. The government governs Medicare by utilizing CMS which stands for Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. AHIP is the preferred training for most...

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Medicare Supplement Underwriting

  Two of the biggest questions when considering a Medicare supplement plan are, do I need to go through Medical underwriting and if so can I pass the underwriting guidelines. Medicare Supplement Underwriting is a process where insurance companies obtain information...

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Using an E-App for Life Insurance

  Buying life insurance today is not what it was 20 years ago! In the world of fast paced, “I want it now” culture, people don’t want to fill out a paper application and go through an entire long drawn out process to buy life insurance. If you can go to your local...

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