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March 5, 2021 | The Friday Five

March 5, 2021 | The Friday Five

March 5, 2021

 

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h4>The Friday Five for March 5, 2021:

  • KFF Analysis on Healthcare Spending Using Medicare Rates
  • CMS Geographic Direct Contracting Model News
  • PET Imaging and CMS
  • Rural Medicare Beneficiaries & Switching Coverage
  • Work From Home Allergies

 

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Analysis: Spending on Health Care Would Drop by an Estimated $352 Billion in 2021 if Private Insurance Used Medicare Rates to Reimburse Hospitals and Other Health Care Providers

CMS finally relents after decade of not covering PET imaging for infection, inflammation

CMS pushes pause on controversial Geographic Direct Contracting model

Everything Coming to Netflix, Disney+, HBO Max, Hulu & Amazon Prime Video in March 2021

Geographic Direct Contracting Model (CMS Official Site)

Limiting Private Insurance Reimbursement to Medicare Rates Would Reduce Health Spending by About $350 Billion in 2021

More Than Half of All People on Medicare Do Not Compare Their Coverage Options Annually

Reese’s is launching a peanut butter cup without any chocolate

Rural Enrollees in Medicare Advantage Have Substantial Rates of Switching to Traditional Medicare

Study: Rural patients struggle with access under Medicare Advantage

The best Movies and TV Shows Coming to Netflix, HBO, Amazon Prime, and Hulu in March

Working from home? Beware of these 4 allergy hot spots in your home

 

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3 Easy Ways to Build Your Insurance Sales Territory

Maximize your reach and grow your selling territory! We outline the best practices for insurance agents to follow.

Should You Become a Certified Insurance Counselor?

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How is Medicare Funded?

We talk a lot about what Medicare costs to use, but not how the benefits are financed. Here's how Medicare is funded, and how we each help ensure enrollees receive affordable health care.

Start Your Green Thumb with a Windowsill Garden

If you've ever wanted a garden, but don't have the space or time, you're in luck! Growing a windowsill garden can make it both easier and more convenient to have a garden.

The Truth About Expiration Dates

If you find food in the fridge that's past its Best By date, that means throw it out since it's expired, right? Let's look into the truth about Expiration Dates.

 

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Medicare Advantage Trial Rights Explained for Agents

If you have a client who enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan but wants to go (back) to Original Medicare, they may qualify for a Medicare Advantage trial right! This would allow them to update their coverage outside of the Annual Enrollment Period.

Ritter Continues Expansion, Acquires Ohio-Based Quick Insured Brokerage

Ritter has announced its merger with Ohio-based Quick Insured Brokerage (QIB), an independent wholesale brokerage agency.

Ritter and HTA Financial Services Merge Medicare Wholesale Businesses

Ritter Insurance Marketing is excited to announce the merger of HTA Financial Services (HTA) and Ritter’s wholesale Medicare business.

 

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3 Easy Ways to Build Your Insurance Sales Territory

3 Easy Ways to Build Your Insurance Sales Territory

March 4, 2021

 

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Maximize your reach and grow your selling territory! We outline the best practices for insurance agents to follow.

 

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Mentioned in this episode:

 

5 Tips for Creating Your Personal Brand

Build Your Brand with Community Involvement

Do’s and Don’ts of Medicare Compliance

Learn How Medicareful Saves Insurance Agents Time

What is Medicare? (Medicare 101 Video)

Rules for Hosting a Compliant Medicare Educational Event

Rules for Hosting a Compliant Medicare Sales Event

Why Client Retention Should be Your Top Priority

Why Traditional Marketing is Still Effective

 

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How Client Retention Boosts Your Insurance Sales

Master the art of treating your client as the renewal, not their policy. Learn why building relationships with your current clients is more beneficial (and cost effective!) than courting new ones.

Medicareful 2020 Year-in-Review: Here’s What We Accomplished

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Methods to Boost Your Medicare Business

Optimize your Medicare insurance business with help from our FMO – Ritter Insurance Marketing! Our strategies generate leads and sales. Find out how you can apply these tips just in time for AEP success.

 

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5 Ways to Get Dual Citizenship

You're interested in reclaiming your heritage with dual nationality, but how do you go about getting dual citizenship? You have a surprising number of options!

Signs of Eating Disorders to Watch for in Seniors

Eating disorders are often considered afflictions of the young and vain, but sadly, seniors also suffer from these deceptive, dangerous conditions.

When Can I Get a COVID-19 Vaccination?

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Ritter is More Than Medicare & Our New Team Brand Shows Why

When selling Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplement policies, it’s important to remember that More than Medicare products are the missing pieces of the puzzle.

Medicare Advantage Trial Rights Explained for Agents

If you have a client who enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan but wants to go (back) to Original Medicare, they may qualify for a Medicare Advantage trial right! This would allow them to update their coverage outside of the Annual Enrollment Period.

Ritter Continues Expansion, Acquires Ohio-Based Quick Insured Brokerage

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Should You Become a Certified Insurance Counselor?

Should You Become a Certified Insurance Counselor?

March 2, 2021

 

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Learn more about becoming a Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC). Take your agent status to expert level with this insurance industry designation!

 

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See what Ritter Insurance Marketing has to offer!

 

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4 Perks of Being a Part-Time Insurance Agent

Certified Insurance Counselor Program

IA&B Certified Insurance Counselor Program Info

Ritter Insurance Marketing Official Website

Top 5 Insurance Designations

 

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7 Powerful Practices for Selling Prescription Drug Plans

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Best Practices for Writing an Email to Your Insurance Clients

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Medicareful 2020 Year-in-Review: Here’s What We Accomplished

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Charles Bonnet Syndrome: Diagnosis and Care

If you have impaired vision, there is a chance you may develop Charles Bonnet Syndrome, a condition where you hallucinate. What exactly causes Charles Bonnet Syndrome and is there a treatment?

Do Doctors Have to Disclose Conflicts of Interest?

Conflicts of interest can influence a doctor's decision-making and ruin patient trust. Reporting and sharing medical conflicts of interest are essential to protecting against them.

The Benefits of Healthy Proteins

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Ritter is More Than Medicare & Our New Team Brand Shows Why

When selling Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplement policies, it’s important to remember that More than Medicare products are the missing pieces of the puzzle.

Medicare Advantage Trial Rights Explained for Agents

If you have a client who enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan but wants to go (back) to Original Medicare, they may qualify for a Medicare Advantage trial right! This would allow them to update their coverage outside of the Annual Enrollment Period.

Ritter Continues Expansion, Acquires Ohio-Based Quick Insured Brokerage

Ritter has announced its merger with Ohio-based Quick Insured Brokerage (QIB), an independent wholesale brokerage agency.

 

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February 26, 2021 | The Friday Five

February 26, 2021 | The Friday Five

February 26, 2021

 

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The Friday Five for February 26, 2021:

  • President Biden nominates CMS Administrator
  • CMMI Admin picked by Biden Administration
  • Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine News
  • Fighting Zoom Fatigue
  • YouTube Supervised Experiences

 

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Biden Picks Health Policy Veteran to Run CMS

Biden selects Chiquita Brooks-LaSure as first Black woman to run Medicare

Dunkin’ adds avocado toast, matcha-topped doughnut and blueberry matcha latte to its spring menu

FDA review confirms safety and efficacy of single-shot Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine, especially against severe cases

Report: Obama administration veteran Fowler tapped to head CMMI

Sick of all those video calls? Four ways to get over ‘Zoom fatigue’

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Youtube Will Introduce Supervised Accounts with Parental Controls for Teens and Tweens

 

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Living with Visual Impairment

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The Truth About Expiration Dates

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Ritter is More Than Medicare & Our New Team Brand Shows Why

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Ritter Continues Expansion, Acquires Ohio-Based Quick Insured Brokerage

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7 Powerful Practices for Selling Prescription Drug Plans

7 Powerful Practices for Selling Prescription Drug Plans

February 25, 2021

 

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Get ready to improve your PDP selling strategy! We cover 7 best practices for insurance agents selling Medicare Part D prescription drug plans. These tips will help you save time and they're easy to implement.

 

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2 Million Medicare Beneficiaries Missing Out On Discounted Drug Coverage

4 basic health insurance terms 96% of Americans don’t understand

4 Steps to Finding the Perfect PDP for Your Client

4 Tips for Making a Better Insurance Sales Pitch

Building Client Loyalty: More than Just a Plan

Extra Help with Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Costs

How to Save Your Clients Money on Prescription Drugs

Medicare’s Pharmaceutical Assistance Program

Medicare.gov Official Site

No Itch to Switch: Few Medicare Beneficiaries Switch Plans During the Open Enrollment Period

Safe, Easy Medicare Enrollments Online! Learn more about Medicareful

The Complete Guide to Client Loyalty and Retention

The Part D SEP Triggers That Can Help You Post-AEP

The Ritter Platform Launches New Drug Cost Estimator and Prefilled Applications

To Switch or Not to Switch: Are Medicare Beneficiaries Switching Drug Plans to Save Money?

Why are Part D Prescription Drug Plans So Different?

 

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Why are Part D Prescription Drug Plans So Different?

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The internet can be an entertaining and informative place, but there's also a darker side to it. It's easy to fall prey to scams, identity theft, or bad information. Here are a few internet safety tips so you can protect yourself online.

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Medicare Advantage Trial Rights Explained for Agents

If you have a client who enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan but wants to go (back) to Original Medicare, they may qualify for a Medicare Advantage trial right! This would allow them to update their coverage outside of the Annual Enrollment Period.

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Ritter has announced its merger with Ohio-based Quick Insured Brokerage (QIB), an independent wholesale brokerage agency.

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