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