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How to Prevent Insurance Agent Negligence

How to Prevent Insurance Agent Negligence

December 3, 2020

 

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Compliance is an important part of selling insurance for agents to remember. But what about preventing negligence? In this episode, we define insurance agent negligence and offer some tips on how to prevent it from happening to you.

 

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Insurance Agent Negligence Claim

Insurance Agent Negligence or Misinterpretation

Medicare Supplements Fill the Gaps in Your Portfolio

Negligence and the Reasonable Person

What’s New in the 2020 Medicare Communications and Marketing Guidelines?

What are the Elements of Negligence

What is Insurance Law?

 

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Do’s and Don’ts of Medicare Compliance

Need a recap on Medicare compliance this AEP? We break down the CMS Medicare Communications and Marketing Guidelines for insurance agents, including new compliance rules for 2021. We’ll go over what’s allowed — and what’s not — in this updated episode of the ASG Podcast.

Why Go About Your Business in an Ethical, Compliant Fashion

Maintaining CMS compliance while selling Medicare is crucial to the success of your insurance business. But why? In this episode, we're answering that question a few different ways as we look at the "why" behind running a compliant insurance agency.

Why You Need to Make Time for Medicare Training (& Where to Find Great Resources)

Gaining knowledge through training is more than just a necessity. It’s a strategy that helps you stand out from your competition and grow your insurance business.

 

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6 Winter Driving Safety Tips

Winter comes with its own unique driving concerns. If you’re nervous about being on the road at this time of year, check out these winter driving safety tips!

Home Improvements for Seniors Aging in Place

As we get older, our needs at home change. If you're planning on aging in place, these are a few house modifications for seniors that can make home safe and comfortable.

The Coverage Rules for Medicare Part D Plans

You've come to rely on your Medicare Part D plan to give you coverage for your prescription drugs, but there are rules that govern this coverage and its limits. What are they?

 

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Ways to Get Medicare Leads

In the insurance industry, leads are what sustain your business. Of course, you need the contracts, training, and other skills to be a successful insurance agent, but without leads, you’ll just be spinning your wheels.

LTC Planning in a COVID World: Why It’s Essential

Six months. It doesn’t seem like a long time, until you’re unexpectedly locked down, prohibited from seeing your family and friends, in a care facility that’s now a potential COVID hotspot.

2021 Medicare Part A and Part B Premiums and Deductibles

CMS recently released their numbers for 2021 premiums, deductibles, and coinsurance amounts for the Medicare Part A and Part B programs. Let’s see how these changes might affect your clients in the coming year.

 

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How Much Can Insurance Agents Make Selling Medicare?

How Much Can Insurance Agents Make Selling Medicare?

December 1, 2020

 

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Want to know how much money insurance agents can make selling Medicare? We talk commissions to give you a better idea of how lucrative expanding your portfolio into the senior market can be.

 

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2021 Maximum Broker Commissions for Medicare Advantage and Medicare Part D

4 Reasons Why Ritter Should Be Your FMO Insurance Agency

Assignment of Commissions Definition

Potential Medicare Commissions Calculator Template

Ready to Join an FMO? 10 Things to Consider

The Best Software for Tracking Your Medicare Commissions

 

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4 Perks of Partnering with an FMO

What exactly is a field marketing organization? Why partner with an FMO? If you've been debating joining an FMO, you don't want to miss this episode!

FAQs About Working with Ritter Insurance Marketing

Have questions about partnering with Ritter Insurance Marketing? Not sure what a field marketing organization is, or how joining one can help your insurance business? Curious about lead programs, CE credits, and other opportunities FMOs like Ritter have to offer? We talk with our sales team to answer common questions about working with FMOs and more!

FMO vs. IMO vs. NMO vs. MGA vs. GA: What's the Difference?

We've got a lot of jargon to keep up with in the insurance industry. In this episode, we're going to unpack the acronyms for the types of individuals and organizations that exist in the industry to help you make your some of your business decisions a whole lot easier.

Ready to Join an FMO? 10 Things to Consider

Thinking about partnering with an FMO? Wondering how you can tell the good from the bad? Our top 10 list outlines what you need to know before you partner with a field marketing organization.

What an FMO Can Do For Your Business

Why work with an FMO? What is a Field Marketing Organization? If you've been on the fence about joining an FMO, this can't-miss episode is for you!

 

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Home Improvements for Seniors Aging in Place

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The Coverage Rules for Medicare Part D Plans

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November 24, 2020 | The Tuesday Ten

November 24, 2020 | The Tuesday Ten

November 24, 2020

 

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It’s back! Our official list of 2020’s top 10 holiday toys! We did the research so you don’t have to! Sarah has a thing for research, spreadsheets, and really delights in the finding the perfect gift. Let her help you survive holiday toy shopping!

 

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Blume Rainbow Sparkle Surprise – Amazon | Target | Walmart

Hatchimals Pixies Crystal Flyers – Amazon | Target | Walmart

LEGO Super Mario Adventures with Mario Starter Course – Amazon | Target | Walmart

Little Live Pets Gotta Go Flamingo – Amazon | Target | Walmart

L.O.L. Surprise Clubhouse – Amazon | Target | Walmart

Na! Na! Na! Ultimate Surprise – Amazon | Target | Walmart

Nintendo Switch – Amazon | Target | Walmart

O.M.G. Remix Fashion Dolls – Amazon | Target | Walmart

PAW Patrol Dino Patroller – Amazon | Target | Walmart

Present Pets – Amazon | Target | Walmart

Squeakee the Balloon Dog – Amazon | Target | Walmart

Star Wars The Child Animatronic Edition – Amazon | Target

Vtech KidiZoom Creator Cam – Amazon | Target | Walmart

 

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Carriers and Plans Participating in CMS Model to Save Consumers on Insulin Costs

Get the scoop on the Part D Senior Savings Model! This new initiative brings major insulin savings to your Medicare clients. They could pay just $35 for a one-month supply of insulin. Learn all the details in this can't miss episode of our Agent Survival Guide Podcast.

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The Agents Survival Guide Podcast Turns 3! Celebrate with us!!!

Three years, more than three hundred episodes published, dozens of rabbit holes explored, and countless cups of coffee consumed. Thanks for sticking with us! Listen for details on our 3rd Birthday Giveaway! 🥳

 

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Dishes to Impress Your Friends: Cariofi Alla Giudia

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Subscription Boxes for Seniors Bring Wellness to Your Doorstep

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Why Do We Celebrate That? Classic Christmas Traditions

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How to Get Started in Medicare Sales

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Build Your Brand with Community Involvement

Build Your Brand with Community Involvement

November 23, 2020

 

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Connect with your local community and grow your insurance business at the same time! Use our helpful tips to get started.

 

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About Community Outreach Programs

Building Client Loyalty: More Than Just a Plan

How Community Involvement Programs Can Grow Your Business

Methods to Boost Your Medicare Business

 

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Being Together When You’re Apart

Social isolation can be very dangerous for seniors' mental and physical health. What are some ways you can stay connected while practicing social distancing?

Getting Creative with Thanksgiving Classics: Cranberry Sauce

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How Selling Insurance Helps Give Back

How Selling Insurance Helps Give Back

November 22, 2020

 

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In the insurance industry, there's plenty of opportunities to give back. Discover how agents make a difference in their communities every day, and how you can, too! 

 

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3 Easy Ways to Build Your Insurance Sales Territory

Build Your Brand with Community Involvement

Cone Cause Evolution Study

Highmark’s Community Involvement

How Small Businesses Can Get Tax Deductions for Charitable Giving

How to Incorporate Charity Into Your Business Model

What Do Millennials Want In Their Careers?

 

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How Can I Help with Animal Conservation?

Do you want to get involved with animal conservation, but don’t know how? Today, we’re looking at different ways you can help save animals, no matter what your situation is!

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