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Director of NCSHIIP
NCSHIIP Updates and Working with Agents
Melinda Munden is the Director of NCSHIIP Services. SHIIP is a division of the North Carolina Department of Insurance that offers free, objective information about Medicare, Medicare prescription drug coverage, Medicare Advantage, long-term care insurance and other health insurance issues. SHIIP has nearly 1,000 trained volunteers across the state that provide one-on-one counseling in all 100 counties.
Margaret Evelyn Stedt C.S.A., LPRT
NAHU Medicare Advisory Group
Moving Medicare Eligible Employees to Medicare & COBRA Challenges
Moving Medicare-eligible employees from employer coverage to Medicare can be a challenge. Issues include delaying Part B coverage, proof of employer coverage, applying for Part B SEP, creditable coverage issues with COBRA, when an employee becomes eligible for Medicare during COBRA, HSA contribution restrictions before becoming Medicare eligible.
My Premier Plans
Situational Social Security
Many Medicare Beneficiaries apply for Social Security benefits at the same time. Effective advisors need to understand the issues and questions relating to each client’s specific circumstances when it comes to Social Security. In this session, advisors will learn about the unique situations faced by Single People, Married Couples, Divorced Spouses, Surviving Spouses, Children, and Public Employees
Dr. Michelle Flynn Osborne
Chief Deputy Commissioner of Insurance
NCDOI Welcomes Triangle Medicare Summit
Dr. Michelle Osborne serves as the Chief Deputy Commissioner for the North Carolina Department of Insurance. She has worked in the insurance industry for more than 25 years as a CEO and manager, owning her own businesses and working for a Fortune 500 company. Among her responsibilities is NCSHIIP.
VP Congressional Affairs@
Medicare Legislation & Working with CMS
John is currently Vice President of Congressional Affairs at the National Association of Health Underwriters and has been their lobbyist since September 2000. He has worked on every major piece of health care legislation from TAA to the PPACA. In 2005, he spearheaded legislation which expanded a program for long-term care insurance policies to all states as part of the 2005 Deficit Reduction Act. He was a member of the Senate mental health parity negotiating team which led to the enactment in 2008. John helped get bipartisan support for a provision to remove a $2,000 deductible cap on small group plans and recently got legislation passed that restored the Medicare open enrollment period to the pre-ACA timeframe.
Working with Medicare-Eligible Veterans
Many Veterans can benefit from enrolling in Medicare Advantage plans, but not all Veterans are eligible depending on which government health plan they are enrolled in. It's important to know the differences.
NCDOI Deputy Commissioner of Agent Services
NCDOI Update on Agent Services
As Deputy Commissioner of Agent Services at the North Carolina Department of Insurance, Angela is responsible for all state-level licensing compliance issues concerning insurance agents in NC.