Entries by Marilyn Schultz

CMS Marketing Changes

The marketing guidelines for Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug Plans were updated on May 9, 2022. Among the provisions that apply directly to agents, the two most critical, which are to be in use by October 1, 2022, for Plan Year 2023, are a new required disclaimer and a requirement to record all sales calls […]

Anthem Med Supp Update – Proof of Loss of Group Coverage Required

Anthem Producer Online News – May 5, 2022 Beginning May 14, 2022, proof of loss of group coverage must be provided for individuals moving from Employer Group medical coverage to a new Med Supp plan. This requirement is found in the Med Supp Guaranteed Issue Guidelines, Situation #2. Guarantee Issue Situation #2 is described as […]

Medicare weighs premium cut after limiting Alzheimer’s drug

File – The Biogen Inc., headquarters, Wednesday, March 11, 2020, in Cambridge, Mass. Medicare says it’s considering a cut in enrollee premiums, after officials stuck with an earlier decision to sharply limit coverage for a pricey new Alzheimer’s drug projected to drive up program costs. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File) (ASSOCIATED PRESS) RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR and MATTHEW […]

CMS ALERT February 3, 2022

Biden-Harris Administration Will Cover Free Over-the-Counter COVID-19 Tests Through Medicare CMS News Alert – February 3, 2022  CMS Developing Initiative to Enable Access to Eight Free Over-the-Counter COVID-19 Tests for Medicare Beneficiaries in Early Spring As part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s ongoing efforts to expand Americans’ access to free testing, people in either Original Medicare […]

Broker Notice Regarding Third Party Marketing

Cornerstone Senior Marketing will now file third-party marketing materials requiring CMS approval for all our sales/broker partners.  This includes uniquely created materials or those purchased from a third-party lead source vendor¹. Action Required: Any advertisement or mailer that mentions a premium, a benefit, a cost/copay, or getting your Part B paid for (even in a […]


The Medicare Star Rating system was instituted by CMS back in 2007 to focus on improving plans and enable Medicare beneficiaries to compare plans.  CMS began publishing the Medicare Part C and D Star Ratings annually in 2009, where the stars measure the quality of health and drug services. Medicare Star Ratings measure more than […]


The 21st Century Cures Act eliminated the Medicare Advantage disenrollment period that previously took place each year from Jan 1 to Feb 14. Starting in 2019, and continuing annually, OEP is in effect from Jan 1 to Mar 31, allowing a beneficiary enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan (with or without drug coverage), a one-time […]

AultCare 5-Star Rated MA for 2022

Excellent! PrimeTime Health Plan is rated a 5-Star Medicare Advantage Plan for 2022 by the Centers of Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS).This rating is considered excellent by CMS. Members have a one-time Special Enrollment Period (SEP) to enroll in a Medicare Advantage 5-Star plan and brokers are able to market the 5-Star PrimeTime Health Plan year-round (between December […]

AultCare PrimeTime Choices Med Supp GI

Med Supp Guaranteed Issue Advantage. Through the end of May, 2022, AultCare offers clients to move from Plan F to Plan G from any carrier or within the PrimeTime network and anyone coming from an existing/active Plan C supplement plan will receive the Guaranteed Issue to downgrade to Plan G, M or N.  Enrollment app […]