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Advocate Health University

Advocate Health University was created - to help licensed insurance agents establish, grow, and retain their books of business! Our goal is to take our years of combined experience from our Regional Managers, leaders, and experienced professional agents and agency partners and share best practices and strategies. Here at Advocate Health, we like to say that you are in business for yourself, but not by yourself. Our training program is interactive and relevant, keeping you up to date on the always-changing Medicare landscape and compliance rules, as well as providing you with best practices for marketing and lead generation!

Advocate Health University provides a venue to work together, learn from each other, and make connections. Whether you are brand new to Medicare or an experienced seller, Advocate Health University has something for agents at every stage in their Medicare business!

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Advocate Health University is committed to providing agents with educational material for successful sales and client retention, continuing education and up to date news and resources from different carriers.

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CMS Announces 2025 Agent Commission Rates

CMS has issued the Agent and Broker Compensation Rates for 2025!

Advocate Health Advisors May Newsletter

Check out our most recent newsletter!

CMS Proposed Rules for 2025

CMS has released it's proposed rules for Medicare marketing & compensation for 2025, and it could have serious effects on agents and FMO's

CMS Announces 2024 MA/MAPD/PDP Agent/Broker Commission Rates

CMS has issued the Agent and Broker Compensation Rates for 2024. As in the past 5 years or so, the commission rate has increased! For a new-to-Medicare sale, the national commission will be $611!

CMS Final Marketing Rules for 2024

On April 12, 2023, CMS issued their updated Final Marketing Rules for the 2024 contract year. Here is our summary of those rules that affect agents, sales and marketing

Link to CMS Final Rule for contract year 2024

CMS issued their final rule regarding marketing for 2024

Senators are continuing to push for new regulations around the Pharmacy Benefit Manager (PBM) industry.

Dr. Darwin Hale, CEO of Advocate Health Advisors shares his thoughts, stating “PBM regulations are going to be a top priority for lawmakers and for federal agencies in general. Both parties obviously have strong opinions and objectives, but they agree on drug pricing and oversite. There's renewed focus on PBMs because they are an intermediary and because price transparency isn't quite where Congress would like it.”

Deadline Extension for Original Medicare Enrollment & Disenrollment

Due to ongoing phone issues in 2022 with Social Security - poor call quality, dropped calls and long wait times - they are granting "equitable relief" in the form of extended time to enroll/disenroll from original Medicare.

2022 Medicare Communications & Marketing Guidelines (MCMG)

CMS releases updated version of the MCMG for 2022

Agent Marketing: Urgent Compliance Alert

On October 8th, CMS issued guidance regarding third-party marketing that you should be aware of.

2022 MA and PDP Star Ratings Are Here!

CMS Releases 2022 Medicare Advantage and Part D Star Ratings to Help Medicare Beneficiaries Compare Plans

Welcome to PreAEP

Welcome to pre-AEP for the 2021 season. Advocate Health Advisors is here to support you in any way we can--don't hesitate to reach out!

2022 MAPD Broker Compensation announced!

Agents - great news! CMS has announced the proposed commission rates for MAPD & PDP plans for 2022 and once again, commissions are increasing!

It's 2022 MAPD Certification & Recertification time!

Alright ladies and gentlemen, it's that time again — time to get certified or recertify.