Agent Survival Guide Podcast
International Podcast Day 2020

International Podcast Day 2020

September 30, 2020

 

ASG_Podcast_Episode_Header_Bonus_Episodes_International_Podcast_Day_2020.jpg

Happy International Podcast Day! 2020 has certainly been a year to, er, remember. There’s a lot of that reflected in this year’s episode. But there’s also a fair bit of fun. Sarah shares it all in this episode – podcast recommendations, standout episodes, updates, bonus content, and more, including what makes her want to listen.

 

Visit the Official Agent Survival Guide Podcast Site

 

Mentioned in this episode:

 

99pilogo.png

99% Invisible – Apple | Spotify | Google
The 99% Invisible City

The 99% Invisible City Challenge Coin: 

99_pi_challenge_coin_heads.jpg     99_pi_challenge_coin_tails.jpg

 

arden.png
Arden – Apple | Spotify | Google

 

aoilogo.jpg
Articles of Interest
Perfume: Articles of Interest #9 – Apple | Spotify | Google

 

beyondtodaylogo.jpg
Beyond Today – Apple | Spotify | Google

 

elliewavelogo.jpg
Ellie and the Wave – Apple | Spotify | Google

 

fakeheiresscutlogo.png
Fake Heiress – Apple | Spotify

 

getsleepylogo.jpg
Get Sleepy – Apple | Spotify | Google

 

historylogo.jpg
History Becomes Her – Apple | Spotify | Google

 

offmenulogo.jpg
Off Menu with Ed Gamble and James Acaster – Apple | Spotify | Google

 

passengerlogo.jpg
Passenger List – Apple | Spotify | Google

 

rabbitslogo.jpg
Rabbits By Terry Miles – Apple | Spotify | Google
Rabbits By Terry Miles (Book)

 

replyalllogo.jpg
Reply All
#166 Country of Liars – Apple | Spotify | Google

 

rewatchlogo.png
The Rewatchables – Apple | Spotify | Google

 

sayerlogo.jpg
Sayer – Apple | Spotify | Google

 

speclogo.jpg
Spectacular Failures
Napster fought the law and the law won – Apple | Spotify | Google

 

taralogo.jpg
Tara Tremendous – Apple | Spotify | Google

 

artfullylogo.jpg
The Artfully Podcast – Apple | Spotify | Google

 

bridgelogo.png
The Bridge Podcast – Apple | Spotify | Google
The Valley and The Flood By Rebecca Mahoney

 

cutlogo.jpg
The Cut
Rich People Problems – Apple | Spotify | Google

 

dailylogo.jpg
The Daily
Cancel Culture, Part 1: Where It Came From – Apple | Spotify | Google
Cancel Culture, Part 2: A Case Study – Apple | Spotify | Google

 

dreamlogo.jpg
The Dream – Apple | Spotify | Google

 

cryptoqueenlogo.png
The Missing Cryptoqueen – Apple | Spotify

 

thrillinglogo.jpg
Thrilling Tales of Modern Capitalism – Apple | Spotify | Google

 

twentythousandlogo.jpg
Twenty-Thousand Hertz – Apple | Spotify | Google

Westwood One’s Podcast Download – Fall 2020 Report Reveals New Podcast Platform, Content and Advertising Trends

 

More episodes you’ll like:

 

Podcast Recommendations for Summer 2020

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.

Top 5 Podcasts of 2019

We love podcasts! Our host, Sarah listened to over 8,500 minutes of podcast audio this year. Which shows made the cut for her top 5 of 2019? Find out in this special Friday Five episode!

Top 10 Podcast Apps

Which podcast app is the best? Do you listen on the number one app or a different one? What features are you missing out on? In the premiere episode of our newest series, Agent Apps, we explore the top 10 podcast listening apps and the features that make each one unique.

Podcasts We’re Currently Listening To

Need more podcast recommendations? (Who doesn’t?!) For our last Friday Five of 2019, Sarah gives you a glimpse of what she’s currently listening to.

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! 💯🎉

 

Subscribe & Follow:

 

Apple Podcasts

Google Podcasts

Overcast

Podbean

Spotify

Stitcher

 

Connect on social:

 

Facebook

Twitter

YouTube

LinkedIn

 

asg_podcast_episode_footer_image_1200x200_register_with_ritter.jpg

Navigating Insurance Sales During the Medicare AEP & COVID

Navigating Insurance Sales During the Medicare AEP & COVID

September 29, 2020

 

ASG_Podcast_Episode_Header_Navigating_the_Medicare_AEP_During_COVID-19_265.jpg

AEP is coming and COVID-19 is still here. What does that mean for your Medicare sales and commissions this year? Learn how to pivot your sales strategy and adapt your business to sell Medicare Advantage, Med Supp, and Medicare Part D Prescription plans compliantly during AEP and the pandemic. We're here to help you do it!

Note: This episode was updated on November 5, 2020 to include additional information on compliance.

Read the text version.

 

Have Questions? Reach Out To Our Sales Team!

 

Mentioned in this episode:

Be Prepared to Discuss Medicare Telehealth Coverage This AEP

CDC COVID Data Tracker – Cases and Deaths by State

CMS Medicare Communications and Marketing Guidelines

(Facebook) Messenger

Google Hangouts

How to Properly Wear a Face Mask: Infographic

Join.me

Learn More About Medicareful

Medicareful Overview

Microsoft Teams

President Trump Expands Telehealth Benefits for Medicare Beneficiaries During COVID-19 Outbreak

Ritter and Carrier Operations During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Ritter’s Event Calendar

Rules for Hosting a Compliant Medicare Educational Event

Rules for Hosting a Compliant Medicare Sales Event

What Are Agents Responsible for Under HIPAA?

When and How to Wash Your Hands

Zoom

 

More episodes you’ll like:

 

Guiding Your Agency Through COVID-19

It's an unprecedented time. COVID-19 has shut down businesses small and large, and if you're wondering how to run your business during a pandemic, you are not alone. How can your insurance agency continue to help clients and stay productive amidst the coronavirus pandemic? We've got some insight that might help.

Tips on How to Stay Productive While Working From Home

Maximize your productivity - even as you work from home! Let's face it, WFH is lasting longer than most of us thought. If you're struggling to stay productive right now, we get it! Try out our list of productivity hacks to get back on track.

Using e-Apps to Work From Home

COVID-19 has changed the way we currently do business. Learn how technology can help mitigate the space between how you used to sell insurance and the “new normal” we’ve found ourselves in.

 

The latest from Ritter’s Blog:

 

How to Keep Your Product Portfolio Fresh

As an agent in the Medicare insurance industry, you need to stay competitive. An effective way to do this is by routinely examining your portfolio to determine if you’re prepared to work at your full potential.

5 Tips for Selling Medicare Advantage Plans

With the Annual Enrollment Period approaching, you may be strategizing to have more success selling Medicare Advantage plans this year.

The Ritter Platform Launches New Drug Cost Estimator and Prefilled Applications

Two brand-new features have been added to our comprehensive agent dashboard. Say “hello” to the Drug Cost Estimator and prefilled applications!

 

Subscribe & Follow:

 

Apple Podcasts

Google Podcasts

Overcast

Podbean

Spotify

Stitcher

 

Connect on social:

 

Facebook

Twitter

YouTube

LinkedIn

 

asg_podcast_episode_footer_image_1200x200_register_with_ritter.jpg

September 25, 2020 | The Friday Five

September 25, 2020 | The Friday Five

September 25, 2020

 

ASG_Podcast_Episode_Header_The_Friday_Five_2020.jpg

The Friday Five for September 25, 2020:

  • Walmart Testing Drone Delivery
  • Social Security Outflow 2021
  • Latest Microsoft Teams Updates
  • How Anxiety Affects You
  • Apple iOS14 & Productivity

 

Mentioned in this episode:

 

165 million Americans will witness a Social Security first in 2021

Hallmark Reveals Christmas Movie Schedule for 2020

Here’s What’s New to Stream in October on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, Disney+, and More

How to customize your iPhone’s home screen with widgets and app icons

Microsoft Teams will add breakout rooms and automated meeting recaps

The 5 Best New Productivity Features in iOS 14

This Is How Your Anxiety Is Hurting Your Health

Updates in iOS14’s Apple Podcasts app

Walmart piloting drone delivery for COVID-19 self-swab kits

 

More episodes you’ll like:

 

September 18, 2020 | The Friday Five

The Friday Five for September 18, 2020: Aetna care kits, Cigna introduces Evernorth, Anthem, Apple, and UCI team up for health study, the latest from the Federal Reserve, and mental health tips from a former Monk.

What Can MAPD Insurance Agents Do Prior to AEP?

How can you prepare for the Medicare Annual Enrollment Period? What can you do before October 15th? What can't you do? Listen to find out!

5 Tips for Using Medicareful to Sell More Medicare Plans

Get the tool that can help you sell more Medicare plans - Medicareful! These are just some of the highlights – Electronic  PTC and SOA in one, Quote and enroll clients remotely, and Store client prescription drug info in the Ritter Platform. Learn more and get your own FREE Medicareful site today!

 

The latest from Ritter’s Blog:

How to Use the New Medicare Plan Finder and FAQs

As the Annual Enrollment Period approaches, it’s important to be aware of changes affecting the tools and resources you use and understand how to navigate through any updates.

4 Steps to Finding the Perfect PDP for Your Client

One vital tool that we recommend every agent become familiar with is our new Drug Cost Estimator within the Ritter Platform. Knowing the tool exists is one thing, but making it work for you and your clients is another.

How Does a Hospital Indemnity Plan Work with Medicare? A Case Study

Meet Grace — a 65-year-old woman with a Medicare Advantage plan. Though her plan is great, it leaves her with a copay of $250 per day for the first five days of an inpatient hospital stay. Should you recommend that she buy a hospital indemnity plan?

 

Subscribe & Follow:

 

Apple Podcasts

Google Podcasts

Overcast

Podbean

Spotify

Stitcher

 

Connect on social:

 

Facebook

Twitter

YouTube

LinkedIn

 

asg_podcast_episode_footer_image_1200x200_register_with_ritter.jpg

5 Tips for Using Medicareful to Sell More Medicare Plans

5 Tips for Using Medicareful to Sell More Medicare Plans

September 24, 2020

 

ASG_Podcast_Episode_Header_5_Tips_for_Using_Medicareful_to_Sell_More_Medicare_Plans_264.jpg

Get the tool that can help you sell more Medicare plans - Medicareful! These are just some of the highlights:

  • Electronic PTC and SOA in one
  • Quote and enroll clients remotely
  • Store client prescription drug info in the Ritter Platform

Learn more and get your own FREE Medicareful site today!

 

Read the text version.

 

Mentioned in this episode:

 

3 Easy Ways to Build Your Insurance Sales Territory

Activate Medicareful Online Enrollment

How Medicareful Helps You Sell Ancillary Products

Learn More About the Ritter Platform

Medicareful How-To Videos on YouTube

Medicareful Living Blog – living.medicareful.com

Medicareful Marketing Material Examples and Advertising Request Form

Medicareful Overview

Medicareful Sales Process

Reach Out to the Team at Ritter Insurance Marketing

Ritter’s Event Calendar

See how Medicareful works!

What is Medicareful Living?

 

More episodes you’ll like:

 

5 Tips for Selling Medicare Advantage Plans

Ready to rock your Medicare Advantage sales goals this AEP? Learn five ways you can make this Annual Enrollment Period your most successful yet. Our tips can help you grow your commissions and your book of business.

The Ritter Platform Launches New Drug Cost Estimator and Prefilled Applications

Big News! We've added two brand-new features to The Ritter Platform - a Prescription Drug Cost Estimator and Prefilled Applications! Learn more about these new additions and how they can simplify your selling process this AEP.

What is the Ritter Platform?

The Ritter Platform is a CRM for insurance agents selling Medicare and other senior market products! Consolidate client info, analyze prescription drug costs, access carrier resources, get info on commissions and more. What could you be saving time on?!?

 

The latest from Ritter’s Blog:

 

How to Keep Your Product Portfolio Fresh

As an agent in the Medicare insurance industry, you need to stay competitive. An effective way to do this is by routinely examining your portfolio to determine if you’re prepared to work at your full potential.

5 Tips for Selling Medicare Advantage Plans

With the Annual Enrollment Period approaching, you may be strategizing to have more success selling Medicare Advantage plans this year.

The Ritter Platform Launches New Drug Cost Estimator and Prefilled Applications

Two brand-new features have been added to our comprehensive agent dashboard. Say “hello” to the Drug Cost Estimator and prefilled applications!

 

Subscribe & Follow:

 

Apple Podcasts

Google Podcasts

Overcast

Podbean

Spotify

Stitcher

 

Connect on social:

 

Facebook

Twitter

YouTube

LinkedIn

 

asg_podcast_episode_footer_image_1200x200_register_with_ritter.jpg

September 18, 2020 | The Friday Five

September 18, 2020 | The Friday Five

September 18, 2020

 

ASG_Podcast_Episode_Header_The_Friday_Five_2020.jpg

The Friday Five for September 18, 2020:

  • Aetna Care Kits
  • Cigna introduces Evernorth
  • Anthem, Apple, and UCI team up for health study
  • The latest from the Federal Reserve
  • Mental Health Tips from a former Monk

 

Mentioned in this episode:

 

Aetna ships Caring for You kits to millions of Medicare members

Anthem Announces Research Study with Apple Watch to Help Improve Asthma Management

Apple Fitness+

Cigna to rebrand health services business line as Evernorth

CVS signs on with Apple’s new Fitness+ service

Federal Reserve press release 9/16/2020

Fed sees interest rates near zero until end of 2023, sets new economic conditions to be met before raising rates

This Quick Morning Ritual Is The Perfect Way to Start Your Day, Says This Former Monk

 

More episodes you’ll like:

 

September 11, 2020 | The Friday Five

The Friday Five for September 11, 2020: Better Medicare Alliance MA Data Brief, CBO outlook on Medicare Hospital Insurance trust fund, Medicaid expansion as a ballot referendum, Aetna & Landmark Health team up, and a pandemic stimulus update.

4 Ancillary Cross-Sales to Show Clients You Care

Ready to get started cross-selling? What products can you cross-sell with Medicare? Build up your insurance portfolio with our list of must-have ancillary products!

5 Tips for Selling Medicare Advantage Plans

Ready to rock your Medicare Advantage sales goals this AEP? Learn five ways you can make this Annual Enrollment Period your most successful yet. Our tips can help you grow your commissions and your book of business.

Learn How to Cross-Sell Ancillary Insurance with Medicare Products

Ready to boost your Medicare business? Increase your sales commissions and improve client retention at the same time, all without additional certifications. Learn about the power of cross-selling and how you can get started today!

Why Go About Your Business in an Ethical, Compliant Fashion?

Maintaining CMS compliance while selling Medicare is crucial to the success of your insurance business. But why? In this episode, we're answering that question a few different ways as we look at the "why" behind running a compliant insurance agency.

 

The latest from Ritter’s Blog:

 

How to Prepare for AEP Like a Pro

>With Annual Enrollment Period quickly approaching, it’s a good idea to make sure you’re fully prepared and ready to sell. By following these steps, you’ll be ready by October 15.

How to Prevent Insurance Agent Negligence

As an insurance agent, you know by now how important it is to remain compliant. While following the Medicare Communications and Marketing Guidelines should be one of your top priorities, there is something else you’ll want to keep on your radar that you may have not yet considered: preventing insurance agent negligence.

Ritter Acquires Maryland-Based Secure Benefits Alliance

Ritter Insurance Marketing today announced the purchase of Secure Benefits Alliance (SBA), a Maryland-based health and life benefits agency. In order to expand and strengthen Ritter’s growing footprint, this deal will bring SBA agents into the Ritter fold, providing them with cutting-edge technology and support through Ritter’s service platform.

 

Subscribe & Follow:

 

Apple Podcasts

Google Podcasts

Overcast

Podbean

Spotify

Stitcher

 

Connect on social:

 

Facebook

Twitter

YouTube

LinkedIn

 

asg_podcast_episode_footer_image_1200x200_register_with_ritter.jpg

Podbean App

Play this podcast on Podbean App