DALLAS — July 30, 2019 — Integrity Marketing Group, LLC (“Integrity”), the nation’s largest independent distributor of life and health insurance products, today announced the acquisition of Senior Insurance Brokers, LLC, an insurance marketing organization based in Fort Worth, Texas with operations throughout the Southwest region of the United States. As part of the deal, Senior Insurance Brokers founder Jake Bailey will become an owner in Integrity. Financial terms of the private transaction were not disclosed. “We knew from the moment we met with Bryan and the Integrity leadership team this was the right decision for us and our agents,” said Bailey. “For the past 15 years, our success has been grounded in protecting the health and financial security of Seniors with the latest and most competitive products available. With Integrity on our side, we now have access to the […]
DALLAS — July 16, 2019 — Integrity Marketing Group, LLC (“Integrity”), the nation’s largest independent distributor of life and health insurance products, today announced it has completed its acquisition of American Senior Benefits, one of the largest career agency distribution networks in the country. Based in Kansas City, American Senior Benefits is focused entirely on serving the Senior Market, which aligns perfectly with Integrity’s core markets. As part of the deal, American Senior Benefits’ founders Jim Sweeney and Clay LeGeyt become owners in Integrity. Financial terms of the private transaction were not disclosed. For the past 10 years, American Senior Benefits has grown to become a major market leader, partnering with over 1,500 affiliated career agents operating out of 100-plus nationwide locations to offer Medicare Advantage, Medicare Supplement, life insurance, annuities, long term care, and other specialized health care […]
The State(s) of Rhode Island and Tennessee will be in a blackout period starting July 11th, 2019 through July 13th, 2019. During this time electronic services will be disabled. National Producer Database (PDB) record updates will also be delayed. For any requests submitted during this time, a communication reminder will be sent notifying recipients of the blackout. All electronic services will be restored for Rhode Island and Tennessee on July 13th, 2019. On or after Monday, July 15th, 2019, Agent On-Boarding will complete any onboard or state appointment requests received during the blackout period in the impacted state(s). You are encouraged to validate your information and changes on Jarvis (www.uhcjarvis.com) on or after July 15th, 2019. For more details, please see the respective State Department of Insurance site(s) at: Rhode Island http://www.dbr.state.ri.us/divisions/insurance/ p. (401) 462-9520 […]
Secure message system update American Enterprise Group, holding company of Medico, is updating its secure message system on July 15, 2019. The change will help users more easily identify messages that are sent from our company and avoid messages redirecting to spam folders. What’s changing: After July 15, 2019, messages will display “Secure_Mail@americanenterprise.com” in the sender field, and the American Enterprise Group logo will be placed within the body of the message. Currently, emails sent from our secure email platform display “email@example.com” in the sender field. How this affects you: If you previously whitelisted “firstname.lastname@example.org,” you will also need to whitelist “Secure_Mail@americanenterprise.com” within your email program to avoid messages redirecting to spam folders. Questions: If you need assistance, please contact Agent Services at (800) 547-2401, opt. 3.
New policy quoting changes in effect July 1, 2019 Beginning July 1, 2019 Cigna will be implementing a policy change on how business is quoted. They currently allow policy quoting 180-days prior to the effective date. The new change will now limit quoting to 90-days between the signature date of the application to the effective date. This policy change will affect all of our products, including all Medicare Supplement Open Enrollment (OE) and Guaranteed Issue (GI) business, within their family of companies: American Retirement Life Insurance Company (ARLIC), Cigna Health and Life Insurance Company (CHLIC) and Loyal American Life Insurance Company (Loyal). Any application requesting an effective date other than 90-days must be written prior to June 30th and in-house no later than July 10th. After the implementation of this policy change on July 1st, Cigna will no longer accept […]
Integrity Expands Midwest Footprint with Acquisition of Emrick Insurance Marketing Group DALLAS — June 5, 2019 — Integrity Marketing Group, LLC (“Integrity”), the nation’s largest independent distributor of life and health insurance products to the Senior Market, today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Emrick Insurance Marketing Group (“Emrick Group”), an insurance marketing organization headquartered in Illinois. As part of the deal, Emrick Group co-owners and siblings Brenda Emrick-Kennedy and John Emrick become owners in Integrity. Financial terms of the private transaction were not disclosed. Emrick Group markets Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplement products, as well as a wide range of other Senior Market life and health products through a network of agents in 21 states. Brenda and John lead the company as President and CFO, respectively, taking over from their father, Roger, who founded the […]
CMS Takes Action to Lower Prescription Drug Prices and Increase Transparency Final rule modernizes the Medicare Advantage & Medicare Part D programs Today, the Trump Administration finalized improvements to Medicare Advantage and Medicare Part D, which provide seniors with medical and prescription drug coverage through competing private insurance plans. These changes will ensure that patients have greater transparency into the cost of prescription drugs, so patients can compare options and demand value from pharmaceutical companies. “The improvements we are making to Medicare Advantage and Medicare Part D deliver on the promises in the President’s blueprint to provide more negotiating tools and more transparency for patients,” said HHS Secretary Alex Azar. “They are significant steps toward a Medicare program, a drug pricing marketplace, and a healthcare system where the patient is at the center and in control.” “Under President Trump’s leadership, […]
Effective May 9, 2019 Cigna’s Accident Expense product will no longer be available for sales under distribution in the states of Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi and South Carolina. All paper applications for Accident Expense in the states of Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi and South Carolina must be signed no later than May 11, 2019 and received in Cigna’s office by May 17, 2019. Express App will no longer have the product available for sale in these states Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi and South Carolina as of May 9, 2019. Please visit AgentView and download a paper application for any application submissions between now and May 11, 2019.
DALLAS —April 2, 2019 — Integrity Marketing Group, LLC (“Integrity”), the nation’s largest independent distributor of life and health insurance products, today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire MultiState Insurance Center, Inc. (“MultiState” or “the Company”). Based in Grand Haven, Michigan, MultiState is a second-generation, family-owned and operated agency specializing in Medicare Supplement and Final Expense insurance. As part of the deal, MultiState owner and CEO Karen Fredricks becomes an owner in Integrity. Financial terms of the private transaction were not disclosed. “My father started MultiState over 45 years ago and I was born into the business. We’ve always had the motto to ‘do the right thing,’ and Integrity is the right platform to take MultiState to the next level,” said Fredricks. “We’re very proud to partner with Karen and her entire team at MultiState,” said Bryan […]
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