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Top 5 Photo Editing Apps | Agent Apps

Top 5 Photo Editing Apps | Agent Apps

November 27, 2019

 

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Not sure which photo editing app is right for you, or your insurance business? In this episode, we've got our top 5 photo editing apps, plus 5 simple tips to taking better photos.

 

Apps mentioned in this episode:

 

Afterlight – iOS | Android

Lightroom – iOS | Android

Photoshop Express – iOS | Android

Snapseed – iOS | Android

VSCO – iOS | Android

 

Also mentioned in this episode:

 

6 expert smartphone photography tips

Understanding White Balance in Digital Photography

What’s the Difference Between Lightroom Presets and Profiles?

 

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Build Your Brand with Community Involvement

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

How Selling Insurance Gives Back

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

November 26, 2019 | Tuesday Ten (Top 10 Holiday Toys for 2019)

Let us help you survive the holidays! We’ve done all the research (we 💖 research) and we’ve compiled our official list of the top ten holiday toys for 2019. You don’t want to miss this one!

 

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7 Strategies to Prevent Rapid Disenrollments from Medicare Plans

No Medicare agent wants to hear they’ve had a rapid disenrollment. Not only can these feel like a slap in the face after all the hard work you put in, but they... (read more)

2020 Medicare Part A and Part B Premiums and Deductibles

CMS just released their numbers for 2020 premiums, deductibles, and coinsurance amounts for the Medicare Part A and Part B programs. Let’s take a look and see how these numbers might affect... (read more)

What Agents Forget to Do When Preparing for Appointments

When you’re thinking of everything you need to do to prepare for appointments this Annual Enrollment Period, be sure to think of things outside your memorized to-do list. Pens? Check. Scopes of... (read more)

 

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November 26, 2019 | The Tuesday Ten

November 26, 2019 | The Tuesday Ten

November 26, 2019

 

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Let us help you survive the holidays! We’ve done all the research (we 💖 research) and we’ve compiled our official list of the top ten holiday toys for 2019. You don’t want to miss this one!

 

Mentioned in this episode:

(In alphabetical order)

Baby Shark Fingerlings– Amazon | Target | Walmart

Baby Shark Hand Puppet – Amazon | Walmart

Barbie Dream Plane – Amazon | Target | Walmart

Blume Doll – Amazon | Target | Walmart

Frozen 2 Singing Elsa Doll – Amazon | Target | Walmart

Frozen 2 Anna and Elsa Doll Set – Amazon | Target

Frozen 2 Ultimate Arendelle Castle Play Set – Amazon | Target | Walmart  

Hatching Toothless – Amazon | Target | Walmart

Hot Wheels id Smart Track Kit – Amazon | Target

Hot Wheels Colossal Crash Track Set – Amazon | Target | Walmart

Imaginext Transforming Batmobile – Amazon | Target | Walmart

Juno My Baby Elephant – Amazon | Target | Walmart

Kindi Kids Snack Time Friends – Amazon | Target | Walmart

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

L.O.L. Glamper – Amazon | Target | Walmart

L.O.L. Winter Disco Dolls – Amazon | Target | Walmart

L.O.L. Winter Disco Fluffy Pets – Amazon | Target | Walmart

L.O.L. Winter Disco Lils – Amazon | Target | Walmart

Lego Hidden Side Newbury Haunted High School – Amazon | Target | Walmart

Melissa & Doug Slice-and-Bake Wooden Cookie Play Set – Amazon | Target | Walmart

Melissa & Doug Top and Bake Wooden Pizza Counter Play Set – Amazon | Target | Walmart

Melissa & Doug Turtle Ball Pit – Amazon | Walmart

NERF Fortnite AR-L Elite Dart Blaster – Amazon | Target | Walmart

NERF Fortnite Sp-L Elite Dart Blaster – Amazon | Target | Walmart

NERF Fortnite Ap-R & Llama Targets – Amazon

Nintendo Switch (HADSKABAA or HADSKAAAA) – Walmart

Nintendo Switch Lite – Amazon | Target | Walmart

PJ Masks PJ Seeker – Amazon | Target | Walmart

Pictionary Air – Amazon | Target | Walmart

Ryan’s World Treasure Safe – Walmart

Scruff-A-Luv Electronic Mystery Plush – Amazon | Target | Walmart

Treasure X Alien Dissection Kit with Slime, Action Figure, and Treasure  – Amazon | Target | Walmart

Treasure X Kings Gold Treasure Tomb – Amazon | Target | Walmart

How to tell if you’re buying the old Nintendo Switch or the new one

 

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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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November 22, 2019 | The Friday Five

The Friday Five for November 22, 2019: The Trump Administration announces health care transparency rules, Slack shares drop, Microsoft Teams' user base rises, beware of "juice-jacking" while traveling, Facebook and Instagram hide like counts, and find out what’s new and coming soon from the Agent Survival Guide team!

 

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2020 Medicare Part A and Part B Premiums and Deductibles

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November 22, 2019 | The Friday Five

November 22, 2019 | The Friday Five

November 22, 2019

 

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The Friday Five for November 22, 2019:

  • The Trump Administration announces Health Care Transparency Rules
  • Slack shares drop with Microsoft Teams user count report
  • Beware of ‘Juice-Jacking’ While Traveling
  • Instagram hides likes, Facebook next?
  • New and Coming Soon from the Agent Survival Guide team!
 
Mentioned in this episode:

 

7 Strategies to Prevent Rapid Disenrollments from Medicare Plans

Facebook tries hiding Like counts to fight envy

Facebook Trying Out Hidden Like Counts

New Trump rule to make more health care rates public

Slack stock falls after Microsoft boasts 20 million Teams users

Stop! Don’t Charge Your Phone This Way

The best-case and worst-case scenarios for Trump’s health care price transparency rule

Trump Administration Releases Transparency Rule in Hospital Pricing

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey praised Facebook’s experimental moves to hide Instagram ‘likes’

Why You Should Think Twice About Plugging Into Public USB Power Stations

 

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November 15, 2019 | The Friday Five

  1. CMS announced 2020 Medicare Part A and B Premiums and Deductibles
  2. The Social Security COLA for 2020
  3. Whoop closes their series D funding round
  4. Google’s Project Nightingale now under investigation
  5. Nike breaks up with Amazon

2020 Medicare Part A & B Premiums and Deductibles

CMS just announced the 2020 Medicare Part A and B premiums and deductibles. Find out what the cost of Medicare will be for your clients in the coming year.

Be Prepared to Discuss Medicare Telehealth Coverage This AEP

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The Advent of Retail Healthcare & What It Means for Medicare Beneficiaries

Retail healthcare is on the rise in the United States. But what exactly is it? And, how does it affect Medicare beneficiaries? Consider this your primer on all things retail healthcare.

Tips on Working with a Difficult Client

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2020 Medicare Part A and Part B Premiums and Deductibles

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5 Major Things to Expect in the Medicare Advantage Market for 2020

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What Agents Forget to Do When Preparing for Appointments

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The Advent of Retail Healthcare & What It Means for Medicare Beneficiaries | ASG188

The Advent of Retail Healthcare & What It Means for Medicare Beneficiaries | ASG188

November 21, 2019

 

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Retail healthcare is on the rise in the United States. But what exactly is it? And, how does it affect Medicare beneficiaries? Consider this your primer on all things retail healthcare.

 

Read the text version.

 

Mentioned in this episode:

 

Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, JPMorgan Chase health care venture launches website and announces its name: Haven

Anthem Announces Collaboration with Walmart

Best Buy snaps up health services company GreatCall for $800M

CVS and Aetna Merger Officially Complete

CVS Minute Clinic Services

CVS turning 1,500 stores into HealthHUB locations with less retail, more health care

Can Retail Clinics Improve Patient Access, Reduce Costs for Payers?

Does Medicare Cover Telehealth Services?

Google parent company invests $375 million in Oscar Health

Healthcare Innovation is Retail 101

How Medicare Helps Your Clients Stay Healthy

It’s Flu Season! Should You Get a Flu Shot?

Medicare Advantage And The Future of Value-Based Care

‘Minute Clinics’ Increasingly Popular Among Elderly Americans

Oak Street Health can Humana Expand Availability of Value-Based Care in Pennsylvania

PillPack

Rite Aid Rediclinic

Target Clinic

The Future of Healthcare Looks a Lot Like Retail

Top Insurers Move to Bring PBM Partners In-House

Two Years After Amazon Deal, Whole Foods Is Still Working To Shed Its ‘Whole Paycheck’ Image

Walgreens And Humana Expand Senior Clinic Venture To More Markets

Walgreens and Novant Health announce retail health care collaboration in North Carolina

Walgreen MedExpress Urgent Care

Walgreens Retail Healthcare Clinic

Walmart, Anthem partner on Medicare program

Walmart Care Clinics

Walmart’s First Healthcare Services ‘Super Center’ Opens

What’s Behind the Surge in Retail Healthcare Deals?

What is the Difference Between Urgent Care, Retail Health Clinics?

What’s to Keep Amazon from Competing in Brick-and-Mortar Healthcare? Not much

When Healthcare Meets Retail

 

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Be Prepared to Discuss Medicare Telehealth Coverage This AEP | ASG187

Be Prepared to Discuss Medicare Telehealth Coverage This AEP | ASG187

November 19, 2019

 

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Are you prepared to talk about Medicare telehealth benefits this AEP? Whether you call it telemedicine, telecare, or a virtual visit, these benefits are growing in popularity. Learn how your clients can utilize them, which beneficiaries are most likely to access them, and more!

 

Read the text version.

 

Mentioned in this episode:

 

CMS finalizes policies to bring innovative telehealth benefit to Medicare Advantage

CMS Telehealth Services PDF

Does Medicare Cover Telehealth Services?

Ritter Insurance Marketing Agent Registration (FREE)

Ritter’s Carrier Pages

Telehealth: Connecting Consumers to Care Everywhere

 

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