Category Archives: Insurance News

Latest MNsure Broker Update

Contact LaRae Mills or Weston Peterson on LeClair Group’s Health team with your questions. Open enrollment Survey for Assisters We have launched our annual Assister Experience survey to collect your feedback on your experience during the 2020 Open Enrollment. Individuals who were certified during open enrollment received an email on Wednesday February 5 with a […]

Compliance Connection: ACA Cadillac Tax Repealed and New Health Provisions

Contact with your questions. The Further Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2020 (H.R. 1865), signed in December 2019, repeals three taxes imposed under the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) and includes a number of other health and welfare provisions. The first tax repealed is the Cadillac tax on high-cost employer health plans, which was scheduled to […]

Don’t forget to reach out to your clients during Q1

Communication is key to building and maintaining your relationships. Your clients are looking to you to recognize the importance of their health insurance, networks, out-of-pocket costs and the best ways to use their benefits. Connecting in the Fall to review their needs may be the most important time of year for an agent, however it’s […]

Are you holding Strategic Planning meetings?

You’re the owner or key decision maker, but did you also know that you’re supposed to be the strategy expert? Strategic Planning is a key way for you to focus on investing in the right activities, people and systems for success.  By taking 1% of your time each year you can transform your business, having […]

It’s time to talk Long Term Care

Have you had the Long Term Care insurance talk with your clients yet? If not, now is the time to bring up LTC with them, especially with your Medicare clients.  While Medicare provides excellent health insurance, it does not pay for all of your Medicare clients’ extended care costs, such as home care or nursing […]

Help your clients understand their need for Long Term Care insurance

As we live longer, more and more people are purchasing Long Term Care products. Your clients hope to be strong and healthy for the rest of their lives, but for some there comes a time when extra help is needed. A Long Term Care insurance product may be one of the most important gifts your clients can […]

The Evolving Work-Life World: How Small Business Can Compete and Thrive

Small businesses are the heartbeat of the U.S. economy, 98 percent of companies have fewer than 100 employees, however the vital role small business play is more than just numbers. MetLife has released its 17th annual U.S. Employee Benefits Trends Study, “The Evolving Work-Life World: How Small Business Can Compete and Thrive,” and it examines […]

It’s time for Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment

The Medicare Advantage OEP runs from January 1 – March 31. During this period, beneficiaries who are enrolled in an MA/MAPD plan have a one-time opportunity to change plans. This election period is not available to those with Original Medicare or those enrolled in a standalone Prescription Drug Plan. Agents should support members who contact […]

Latest MNsure Broker Update

Contact LaRae Mills or Weston Peterson on LeClair Group’s Medicare team with your questions or to request an appointment. You can also submit the online appointment request form. MNsure Ends Seventh Open Enrollment with Strong Numbers As MNsure announced earlier this week, 117,520 Minnesotans signed up for private health coverage during the seventh open enrollment […]

Reminder: Open Enrollment extended until tonight

We wanted to remind you that the Health Insurance Marketplace ( has extended the deadline to sign up for January 1, 2020 coverage until tonight, December 18, 2019 at 2:00am CDT.  Please be aware that December 18, 2019 is the federal Open Enrollment deadline, which many states follow. However, in Minnesota the deadline to enroll […]