Become a Trusted Social Security Advisor

How to Add Expert Social Security Advisory to Your Business

Register For This Webinar to Learn About the RSSA Program

Driving Medicare, Insurance & Annuity Sales Through Social Security Optimization

Here is what the webinar will cover:

What the RSSA program is and what is included.

  • How the RSSA program will help your insurance business.
  • Why Social Security planning is important for your prospects & clients.
  • How becoming an RSSA will differentiate you as an agent.
  • How to get started if RSSA is a good fit for your insurance business.

If you want to reach more prospects, register for this free webinar.

Jan 18, 2024 02:00 PM

Special Pricing Available for the Formal Training



Surprise ambulance bills put these families in debt. A new California law bans the practice

Surprise ambulance bills can leave families deeply in debt after a medical emergency. A new state law that forces insurance companies to negotiate payments is expected to save Californians tens of millions of dollars a year.

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Over 19M could enroll in ACA plans for 2024, CMS says

Enrollment in the Affordable Care Act exchanges could be boosted by extended subsidies and the effects of Medicaid redeterminations.

In January, the CMS announced a record-breaking 16.3 million people had signed up for ACA marketplace plans during open enrollment for 2023, as a result of federal subsidies that aimed to protect beneficiaries from premium hikes.

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Older Americans Say They Feel Trapped in Medicare Advantage Plans

In 2016, Richard Timmins went to a free informational seminar to learn more about Medicare coverage.

“I listened to the insurance agent and, basically, he really promoted Medicare Advantage,” Timmins said. The agent described less expensive and broader coverage offered by the plans, which are funded largely by the government but administered by private insurance companies.

For Timmins, who is now 76, it made economic sense then to sign up. And his decision was great, for a while.

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Medicare is overpaying for certain common, over-the-counter drugs: study

Medicare Part D will cover certain over the counter products when prescribed by a clinician, and when it does, the program pays far more for these drugs, according to a recent study.

Researchers at Johns Hopkins identified 22 drugs that are available both over-the-counter and via prescription; in 2020, Medicare paid out claims for 20 of those therapies. The analysts then identified the OTC price for these drugs, finding prices for 19.

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How will providers be affected by California’s new coverage of undocumented immigrants?

San Diego health systems see financial and operational benefits in the state’s latest expansion of Medi-Cal benefits for undocumented immigrants.

The change, which took effect on New Year’s Day, allows those ages 26 to 49 to enroll in the state’s health insurance system of last resort regardless of immigration status. The move by Gov. Gavin Newsom fills the remaining age gap in the coverage picture. In 2020, California expanded Medi-Cal access to undocumented immigrants age 26 and younger and took the same step in 2022 for those age 50 and older.

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2023 Health Broker/Agent of the Year: Submit your nomination today!

Nominate yourself, a peer, or a colleague today for 2023 Health Broker/Agent of the Year

Please join Cal Broker as we launch our first annual recognition program called “Shine the Light” to highlight health insurance professionals who made a difference through their good work in the past year.

The nomination deadline for the 2023 Health Broker/Agent of the Year awards is Monday, Jan. 15 – just a few days away!

Don’t miss your chance to nominate an outstanding leader.

Nominate now



  • Jan 22 @10:00 AM-5:00PM CAHIP (State) Innovation Expo @ Sheraton Universal-Universal City, Register 
  • May 6-8, CAHIP Capital Summit @ Kimpton Sawyer Hotel, Sacramento, Register    

Local Chapters 


  • Jan 16 @12:00AM-12:00AM: Virtual Medicare CAHIP-LA, Register 
  • Jan 17 @12-1:15 PM January Member Meeting 2024, CAHIP-Sacramento Chapter Register 
  • Jan 18 @9-11:30AM, Legislative Update-Post Election @Lafayette Veterans Memorial Center- CAHIP-Golden Gate Register  
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2024 Conferences  

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  • Feb 13 @8:00 AM – 3:00 PM, CAHIP-OC, Annual Sales Symposium, Register   
  • Feb 25-29, NABIP Capitol Conference, Washington DC, Register   
  • March 25-27, Ellevate Women’s Leadership Summit 2024 @ JW Marriott Las Vegas. Register   
  • May 6-8, CAHIP Capital Summit @ Kimpton Sawyer Hotel, Sacramento, Register   
  • June 23-26, Society for Human Resources Management SHRM24 Annual Conference and Expo @ Chicago, Register