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January 31, 2020 | The Friday Five

January 31, 2020 | The Friday Five

January 31, 2020

 

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The Friday Five for January 31, 2020:

  • Smart Bandages
  • 2020 Health Care Policy Definitions
  • What Do Americans Prefer: Student Loan Forgiveness or Free Health Care?
  • Coronavirus Update
  • The Agent Survival Guide Has a New Home & Updated Look!

 

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Ritter Insurance Marketing Blog

 

Mentioned in this episode:

 

Color-changing bandages detect and treat drug-resistant infections

Nearly Half of Americans Would Take Student Loan Forgiveness Over Free Health Care

Coronavirus: Scientists race to develop a vaccine

Novel Coronavirus: World Health Organization

U.S. Elections 2020: Understanding What’s At Stake For Health Care

The Most-Googled Super Bowl Snack in Every State

Skinny Fire Wings: Healthy Hacks for Your Favorite Snacks: Healthy Hot Wings

Spinach & Artichoke Dip: Spinach and Artichoke Dip*

*Sarah’s Recommended Modifications: Add two cloves of garlic, substitute olive oil for butter, substitute milk for heavy cream, use two teaspoons sriracha rather than hot sauce, substitute Monterey Jack or Colby Jack for white cheddar cheese

 

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The Agent Survival Guide Has a New Home

The Agent Survival Guide Has a New Home

January 30, 2020

 

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We’ve got some exciting news! Ritter's AgentSurvivalGuide.com site is moving. Listen to find out all the details you need to know.    

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Free Guides from Ritter Insurance Marketing

The Ritter Platform

 

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January 24, 2020 | The Friday Five

The Friday Five for January 24, 2020: Google, health care, and AI, 2020 health-care legislation from CA, coronavirus, Apple Watch Connect, and scientists now know why stress turns our hair gray.

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

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

January 28, 2020

 

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3 Advantages of Being an Independent Insurance Agent

4 Perks of Being a Part-Time Insurance Agent

4 Reasons Why Ritter Should Be Your FMO Insurance Agency

Ready to Join an FMO? 10 Things to Consider

Ritter Insurance Marketing Official Website

Ritter’s Medicare Quote Engine

What an FMO Can Do for Your Business

 

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January 24, 2020 | The Friday Five

January 24, 2020 | The Friday Five

January 24, 2020

 

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Apple Watch gym partnerships give you perks for working out

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4 Ways to Keep Your Medicare Business Warm This Winter

4 Ways to Keep Your Medicare Business Warm This Winter

January 23, 2020

 

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How do you keep your Medicare business thriving after Annual Enrollment ends? What can you sell outside of AEP? We talk products for your portfolio, selling strategies, and compliant follow-up, and more! 

 

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2012 Facts from LIMRA

3 Ways to Calculate Your Clients’ Life Insurance Needs

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Building Client Loyalty: More Than Just a Plan

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SNPs: The Secret to Surviving Lock-in

Secure a Bigger, Better Business with Ancillary Products

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