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September 25, 2020 | The Friday Five

September 25, 2020 | The Friday Five

September 25, 2020

 

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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

 

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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?

 

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5 Tips for Using Medicareful to Sell More Medicare Plans

5 Tips for Using Medicareful to Sell More Medicare Plans

September 24, 2020

 

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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!

 

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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?

 

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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!

 

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What Can MAPD Insurance Agents Do Prior to AEP?

What Can MAPD Insurance Agents Do Prior to AEP?

September 22, 2020

 

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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!

 

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Mentioned in this episode:

 

Building Client Loyalty: More than Just a Plan

Have you done your Yearly Medicare Plan Review?

Join our FMO! Register with Ritter Insurance Marketing

Six things to know about Fall Open Enrollment

Medicareful – Learn how it helps you take Medicare enrollments online

What an FMO Can Do for Your Business

What MAPD Agent Can Do Prior To October 15th

What Seniors Value Most in an MA Plan

What to Know About SOAs in Senior Market Sales

Why Client Retention Should be Your Top Priority

 

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Organization Tips and Tricks for AEP

Don't get stressed out over AEP, get organized! The Annual Enrollment Period can be a stressful time for insurance agents - but it doesn't have to be for you! Listen to learn tips and tricks to make this AEP go smoother than ever.

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.

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.

What Agents Forget to Do When Preparing for Appointments

Do you have everything you need for a full day of Medicare sales appointments? What about the client who wants to talk Med Supp but lives an hour away? This small list of actionable to-dos will make a big impact on keeping you organized and stress-free 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!

 

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September 18, 2020 | The Friday Five

September 18, 2020 | The Friday Five

September 18, 2020

 

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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

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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Selling Hospital Indemnity Insurance with Medicare Advantage: Is It Worth It?

Selling Hospital Indemnity Insurance with Medicare Advantage: Is It Worth It?

September 17, 2020

 

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How can you shield your Medicare clients from the rising cost of a hospital stay? With hospital indemnity insurance! Discover why this plan is a must-have for your selling portfolio. 

 

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Mentioned in this episode:

 

A Dozen Facts About Medicare Advantage in 2020

Boost Business Selling Hospital Indemnity Insurance

Defining the True Value of $0 Premium for Medicare Advantage Plans

Overview of U.S. Hospital Stays in 2016: Variation by Geographic Region

Medicare Advantage Versus the Traditional Medicare Program: Costs of Inpatient Stays, 2009-2017

Sweeten the Deal with Hospital Indemnity Insurance

Top 10 Podcast Apps for Insurance Agents

 

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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

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.

Boost Business Selling Hospital Indemnity Insurance

Want to grow your insurance business? Learn more about hospital indemnity insurance, a powerful ancillary tool for your portfolio. We cover what you need to know, from the basics to closing the sale!

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!

Medicare MSA Plans & Hospital Indemnity Insurance: The Perfect Pair

Learn how Medicare MSA and hospital indemnity insurance pair up to create a dynamic duo! Trust us, you don’t want to leave these plans out of your portfolio this AEP!

 

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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!

5 Tips for Using Medicareful to Sell More Medicare Plans

Medicareful gives agents the potential to double or triple their capacity to safely engage prospects and enroll clients! How can you maximize your site and Medicare sales? To start, request your free Medicareful page here!

Why Being a Likable Agent Is Good for Your Business

How you present yourself as an agent can make or break your business. You may think, “It doesn’t matter what other people think of me,” which in some ways is true. But when it comes to how people view you professionally, their opinions do matter.

 

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