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4 No-Good Reasons Why Insurance Agents Quit

4 No-Good Reasons Why Insurance Agents Quit

June 30, 2020

 

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Ever want to just throw in the towel and stop being an insurance agent? We’ve been there! But, before you do anything you might regret, listen to this episode.

 

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Mentioned in this episode:

 

4 Reasons Why Ritter Should Be Your FMO

Agent Survival Guide Blog at RitterIM.com

Building Client Loyalty: More than Just a Plan

Do You Have What it Takes to Be a Great Agent?

I Am Ready to Quit Selling Insurance

Learn More about Medicareful

Ritter Insurance Marketing Official Website

Ritter’s Medicare Quote Engine

Ritter’s 100K Cash Giveaway Is Back with New Prizes for 2020!

Top 10 Reasons Why Insurance Brokers or Agents Fail

Why Taking it Slow is Good for Business

 

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5 Real-Life Medicare Scenarios & How to Handle Them

Just because a client's situation is more challenging, doesn't mean you can't help them get the coverage they need and complete the sale. In this episode, we help you prepare for some of the tougher cases you may encounter out in the field.

5 MORE Real-Life Medicare Scendarios & How to Handle Them

Ready for 5 more challenging insurance sales scenarios and their solutions? Listen to learn how you can handle these potential dilemmas and still close the sale.

Tips for Working with a Difficult Client

Ever have a difficult client? Check out our tips on how to work through three frustrating (but common!) situations insurance agents face in the field. We've got some advice on when to walk away, too.

 

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How to Check for Your First Looks

The moment when carrier First Looks become available is a very exciting time for insurance agents! It can put a spring in your step and help you get in the mood for the upcoming Annual Enrollment Period!

2021 Maximum Broker Commissions for Medicare Advantage & Medicare Part D

Ritter has everything you need to know about 2021 maximum broker commissions for Medicare Advantage and Medicare Part D initial enrollments. Note: Insurance providers are NOT REQUIRED to pay the maximum commission rate.

Reassuring Clients During Difficult Times

During times of uncertainty, like the COVID-19 pandemic, it is likely that your clients will look to you for reassurance, and answers. Are you prepared to provide the support they are seeking?

 

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June 26, 2020 | The Friday Five

June 26, 2020 | The Friday Five

June 26, 2020

 

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The Friday Five for June 26, 2020:

  • New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut Announce COVID-19 Travel Restrictions
  • What's the Impact of COVID-19 on Medicare Beneficiaries?
  • Hospital Price Transparency Ruling
  • J.D. Power Medicare Advantage Study and Communication
  • Highlights from Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference Keynote (WWDC20)

 

Mentioned in this episode:

 

Apple reimagines the iPhone experience with iOS 14

CMS COVID-19 Data Release FAQ


Hospitals Sued to Keep Prices Secret. They Lost.


In blow to hospitals, judge rules for HHS in price transparency case


J.D. Power gives Medicare Advantage plans bad marks on communicating with members


Keys to Client Retention: Digital Communication


Keys to Client Retention: Face-to-Face Communication


Medicare Advantage Plans Struggle to Communicate Effectively with Members, J.D. Power Finds


New York, New Jersey and Connecticut impose 14-day quarantine on travelers from coronavirus hotspot states


Preliminary Medicare COVID-19 Data Snapshot


Trump Administration Issues Call to Action Based on New Data Detailing COVID-19 Impacts on Medicare Beneficiaries


White House wins ruling on health care price disclosure


WWDC 2020 Special Event Keynote – Apple


WWDC Power Up Playlist on Apple Music


WWDC Power Up Playlist on Spotify

 

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June 19, 2020 | The Friday Five

The Friday Five for June 19, 2020: AHIP 2021 Certification Reminder; HealthNow and Highmark Affiliation Agreement; Possible New Link Between COVID-19 and Diabetes; Face Masks and Skin Care; Drug Found to Reduce Death in Worst COVID-19 Cases

AHIP Test Tips & Tricks for Medicare Certification

Learn the rules for taking the AHIP test, information on discounts and reimbursement, how to prepare yourself, test-taking tips, legit tech hacks, and more! Before you begin your first attempt at AHIP certification, be sure to listen to this ASG Podcast episode!

Podcast Recommendations for Summer 2020 | The Tuesday Ten

Summer is here! 🌞 That means it’s time for MORE podcast recommendations! If you need something to listen to during a long drive, while you’re on a vacation, staycation, or just walking around the neighborhood after dinner… Sarah has 10 new podcast recommendations for your listening enjoyment.

 

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2021 Medicare Advantage & Part D Certification Info

Medicare agent certification and product training details for 2021 are being released! Luckily, you can find many carriers’ AHIP, Medicare Advantage certification, Part D certification, and product training details in one place.

How to Check for Your First Looks

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2021 Maximum Broker Commissions for Medicare Advantage & Medicare Part D

Ritter has everything you need to know about 2021 maximum broker commissions for Medicare Advantage and Medicare Part D initial enrollments. Note: Insurance providers are NOT REQUIRED to pay the maximum commission rate.

 

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3 Advantages to Being an Independent Insurance Agent

3 Advantages to Being an Independent Insurance Agent

June 25, 2020

 

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Captive or independent? Which path is right for you? In this episode of our ASG Podcast, we highlight three reasons to choose the independent agent route. 

 

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Mentioned in this episode:

 

3 Tips to Becoming an Independent Insurance Agent

7 Reasons to Choose an Independent Agent

Building Client Loyalty: More than Just a Plan

Captive Agent

Captive Agent vs. Independent Agent

Independent Agent

Learn More About Medicareful

Ritter’s Medicare Quote Engine

Top 5 Benefits of Using an Independent Insurance Agent

What Is the Difference Between Captive and Independent Insurance Agents?

Why Use an Insurance Agent?

 

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4 Perks of Being a Part-Time Insurance Agent

Thinking about joining the ranks of insurance agents selling Medicare for a living? Not really sure if becoming a senior health insurance agent is the right career path for you? We get it! What if you could give it a practice run before giving up your full-time job? In this episode of the ASG Podcast, we discuss the benefits of starting out as a part-time insurance agent.

4 Reasons Why Ritter Should Be Your FMO Insurance Agency

Looking for an FMO? Not sure what a field marketing organization like Ritter Insurance Marketing can do for your insurance business? Learn everything you need to know in this can’t-miss episode of the ASG Podcast!

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

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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How to Check for Your First Looks

The moment when carrier First Looks become available is a very exciting time for insurance agents! It can put a spring in your step and help you get in the mood for the upcoming Annual Enrollment Period!

2021 Maximum Broker Commissions for Medicare Advantage & Medicare Part D

Ritter has everything you need to know about 2021 maximum broker commissions for Medicare Advantage and Medicare Part D initial enrollments. Note: Insurance providers are NOT REQUIRED to pay the maximum commission rate.

Reassuring Clients During Difficult Times

During times of uncertainty, like the COVID-19 pandemic, it is likely that your clients will look to you for reassurance, and answers. Are you prepared to provide the support they are seeking?

 

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Podcast Recommendations for Summer 2020 | The Tuesday Ten

Podcast Recommendations for Summer 2020 | The Tuesday Ten

June 23, 2020

 

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Summer is here! 🌞 That means it’s time for MORE podcast recommendations! If you need something to listen to during a long drive, while you’re on a vacation, staycation, or just walking around the neighborhood after dinner… Sarah has 10 new podcast recommendations for your listening enjoyment.

 

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Articles of Interest By Avery Trufleman and 99% Invisible (Season 2 can be found on the 99% Invisible feed here)

Business Wars By Wondery

Code Switch By NPR

Everything is Alive By Radiotopia

Every Little Thing By Gimlet

Floodlines By The Atlantic

The Left Right Game By QCODE

Odd Ball By WJCT

Servant of Pod with Nick Quah By LAist Studios

The Trend Reporter By iHeartRadio

My Podcast Reviews - Industry Stats

 

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June 19, 2020 | The Friday Five

The Friday Five for June 19, 2020: AHIP 2021 Certification Reminder; HealthNow and Highmark Affiliation Agreement; New Link Between COVID-19 and Diabetes; Face Masks and Skin Care; Drug Found to Reduce Death in Worst COVID-19 Cases

International Podcast Day 2019

It's International Podcast Day and we're celebrating! This special episode has updates on our favorite podcasts, MORE podcast recommendations, and Sarah talks about how she got into podcasts. You don’t want to miss it! 🎙🎧🤓 

Behind the Scenes of the ASG Podcast

Celebrate 100 episodes of the Agent Survival Guide Podcast! In this special episode, we talk about how Agent Survival Guide and the ASG Podcast started, what we’ve got planned for 2019, podcast recommendations from our team, and more! 💯🎉

 

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June 19, 2020 | The Friday Five

June 19, 2020 | The Friday Five

June 19, 2020

 

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The Friday Five for June 19, 2020:

  • AHIP 2021 Certification Reminder
  • HealthNow and Highmark Affiliation Agreement
  • New Link Between COVID-19 and Diabetes?
  • Face Masks and Skin Care
  • Drug Found to Reduce Death in Worst COVID-19 Cases
 
AHIP episode playlist:

 

What is AHIP and Why Do You Need It?

FAQs about AHIP

AHIP Test Tips & Tricks for Medicare Certification

 

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4 Dermatologist-Approved Steps for Treating (and Preventing) Acne From Face Masks

A Dermatologist’s Guide to Combatting the Skin Issues That Flare When Wearing a Face Mask

Apple announces virtual WWDC 2020 will begin on June 22nd

Apple chooses 350 WWDC20 Swift Student Challenge winners, spotlights six

Apple’s WWDC20 Swift Student Challenge winners determined to shape the future

Celebrate Juneteenth (virtually) from anywhere in the nation

Highmark Inc. and HealthNow New York Inc. Announce Affiliation Agreement

Is your mask causing breakouts? Here are 9 expert-approved solutions

Juneteenth celebration events held virtually this year

‘Life-saving’ coronavirus drug discovered by Oxford researchers

Scientists Warn That Covid-19 Could Cause Diabetes

WHO cheers COVID-19 trial results of dexamethasone

WWDC coverage on MacRumors

 

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June 12, 2020 | The Friday Five

The Friday Five for June 12, 2020: The Cost of Treating COVID-19; Coronavirus cases on the rise in Arizona; HHS announces new data reporting protocol for COVID-19; Lemonade files for IPO; and Federal Reserve Announces Interest Rate & Projections

2021 Maximum Broker Commissions for Medicare Advantage & Medicare Part D

CMS recently released the 2021 maximum broker commissions for Medicare Advantage and Medicare Part D. Find out the dollar amounts you could receive for writing MA and PDP business this AEP.

4 Perks of Being a Part-Time Insurance Agent

Thinking about joining the ranks of insurance agents selling Medicare for a living? Not really sure if becoming a senior health insurance agent is the right career path for you? We get it! What if you could give it a practice run before giving up your full-time job? In this episode of the ASG Podcast, we discuss the benefits of starting out as a part-time insurance agent.

 

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2021 Medicare Advantage & Part D Certification Info

Medicare agent certification and product training details for 2021 are being released! Luckily, you can find many carriers’ AHIP, Medicare Advantage certification, Part D certification, and product training details in one place.

How to Check for Your First Looks

The moment when carrier First Looks become available is a very exciting time for insurance agents! It can put a spring in your step and help you get in the mood for the upcoming Annual Enrollment Period!

2021 Maximum Broker Commissions for Medicare Advantage & Medicare Part D

Ritter has everything you need to know about 2021 maximum broker commissions for Medicare Advantage and Medicare Part D initial enrollments. Note: Insurance providers are NOT REQUIRED to pay the maximum commission rate.

 

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