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2020 Medicare Part A & B Premiums and Deductibles | ASG News

2020 Medicare Part A & B Premiums and Deductibles | ASG News

November 15, 2019

 

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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.

 

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2020 Medicare Parts A & B Premiums and Deductibles

CMS July 2019 Fast Facts

Here’s how much more you’ll pay for Medicare Part B in 2020

 

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4 Ways to Fund Long-Term Care: Hybrid Insurance | ASG186

4 Ways to Fund Long-Term Care: Hybrid Insurance | ASG186

November 14, 2019

 

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Discover the many ways hybrid long-term care insurance can be funded. These best practices can help you show your clients that they can afford to purchase linked-benefit LTCi coverage.

 

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Kitces: Are retiree health care costs overblown?

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Why LTCi Alternatives Are Important in Today’s Market | ASG185

Why LTCi Alternatives Are Important in Today’s Market | ASG185

November 14, 2019

 

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Are you familiar with all the Long-Term Care insurance options you can offer your clients? In this episode, we cover the alternatives to traditional LTC insurance and why these products deserve a place in your portfolio.

 

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Leading Through Change: 17th Annual Intercompany Long Term Care Insurance Conference

Long-Term Care Insurance: The SOA Pricing Project

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Long-Term Care Insurance Health Qualifications. Are You Even Insurable?

Long-Term Services and Supports for Older Americans: Risks and Financing Research Brief

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What You Need to Know About 1035 Exchanges ǀ ASG184

What You Need to Know About 1035 Exchanges ǀ ASG184

November 14, 2019

 

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How does a 1035 Exchange work when you’re selling life insurance? Does using a 1035 Exchange make sense for your client? We’ve got the answers to these questions and more in this episode of the Agent Survival Guide Podcast.

 

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Combining the Power of VA Benefits & Medicare | ASG181

Combining the Power of VA Benefits & Medicare | ASG181

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Pairing VA benefits with Medicare can provide better protection for your Veteran clients. We cover what you need to know when you pitch veteran beneficiaries, like how benefits are distributed, when your client should enroll, and more!

 

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