The National Association of Health Underwriters is supporting some aspects of the new Medicare plan marketing regulations and proposed regulations and raising questions about others.
NAHU, Arlington, Va., is reacting to a final Medicare Advantage and Medicare Part D prescription drug plan rule and an interim final rule that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is releasing this week.
NAHU likes the provision in the final rule that would require that all individuals selling private Medicare policies be both state-licensed and appointed producers, NAHU Chief Executive Janet Trautwein says.
NAHU would like to know whether a proposed ban on cold calling prospects might affect agents’ efforts to reach clients with whom the agent has an existing relationship, Trautwein says.
The final rule also includes a ban on cross-selling.