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December 18, 2020 | The Friday Five

December 18, 2020 | The Friday Five

December 18, 2020

 

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The Friday Five for December 18, 2020:

  • The COVID-19 Vaccine Arrives
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Scams and Misinformation
  • Google's Year in Search Trends 2020
  • Netflix to Unveil Audio-Only Mode?
  • Top 10 New Business Books in 2020

 

Mentioned in this episode:

 

Answers to Your Questions about the New Covid Vaccines in the U.S.

Google’s Year in Search Trends 2020 – Global Results

Google’s Year in Search Trends 2020 – United States Results

Fact check: Bell’s palsy among COVID-19 trial participants likely unrelated to Pfizer vaccine

First came news of a vaccine. Now come the scams.

Moderna nears its first-ever FDA authorization, for its COVID-19 vaccine

Netflix May Be Introducing an Audio-Only Mode for Listening to Shows with the Screen Off

Pfizer vs. Moderna COVID-19 vaccine: What’s the Difference?

US vaccinations ramp up as 2nd COVID-19 shot nears

Your Complete Guide to the Ten Best New Business Books of 2020

 

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December 11, 2020 | The Friday Five

The Friday Five for December 11, 2020: President-Elect Joe Biden’s pick for HHS Secretary, Potential health policy under Biden Administration, NPR creates COVID-19 hospital lookup with HHS data, Webex announces new features, and Managing Holiday stress

November 24, 2020 | The Tuesday Ten

It’s back! Our official list of 2020’s top 10 holiday toys! We did the research so you don’t have to! Sarah has a thing for research, spreadsheets, and really delights in the finding the perfect gift. Let her help you survive holiday toy shopping!

Ritter Can Help You Stay in Touch with Your Clients

Client retention starts with outreach, but if you’re not sure how to do that, we’ve got you covered. Listen to get four ways to reach out and the details on some FREE templates you’ll want to get your hands on!

The Beginner’s Guide to C-SNPs

Ready to learn more about C-SNPs? In this episode, we go over all the details of Chronic Condition Special Needs Plans, like what they are, who qualifies, and why you should be selling them!

The Benefits of Selling D-SNP’s

Keep your Medicare sales flowing outside of AEP! Get the details on adding D-SNPs (dual-eligible special needs plans) to your portfolio.

 

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Does Medicare Cover COVID Testing?

Does Medicare cover COVID testing? It's an important question to be answered, since testing can give you peace of mind and help slow the spread of the pandemic.

Health for the Holidays: Christmas Cookies

What would the holidays be without Christmas cookies? While you’re celebrating the season, we’re looking at ways you can enjoy the cookies without busting your New Year’s resolution early!

Safe Ways to Celebrate Christmas During the COVID Pandemic

Looking for ways to celebrate Christmas during the COVID pandemic? It's possible, but we have to be smart and still follow the guidelines. Here's how.

 

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Does Your Medicare Sales Approach Satisfy Different Budgets?

We all know the saying, “money doesn’t grow on trees.” Many people have limited incomes, but you can help them with budgeting for a Medicare plan to afford the health care they may need.

Ways to Get Medicare Leads

In the insurance industry, leads are what sustain your business. Of course, you need the contracts, training, and other skills to be a successful insurance agent, but without leads, you’ll just be spinning your wheels.

What is AHIP Certification and How Do I Get It?

You have your leads in hand and your contracts signed, so you’re ready to sell, right? Well… almost. Did you complete your AHIP certification yet?

 

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The Beginner’s Guide to C-SNPs

The Beginner’s Guide to C-SNPs

December 17, 2020

 

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Ready to learn more about C-SNPs? In this episode, we go over all the details of Chronic Condition Special Needs Plans, like what they are, who qualifies, and why you should be selling them!

 

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Learn more about C-SNPs in your area!

 

Mentioned in this episode:

 

Basics About COPD

Chronic Condition Special Needs Plans (C-SNPs)

Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics 2018 At-A-Glance

How Medicare Special Needs Plans (SNPs) Work

National Diabetes Statistics Report 2020

Statistics About Diabetes

Stroke Statistics

 

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December 11, 2020 | The Friday Five

The Friday Five for December 11, 2020: President-Elect Joe Biden’s pick for HHS Secretary, potential health policy under Biden Administration, NPR creates COVID-19 hospital lookup with HHS data, Webex announces new features, and managing holiday stress.

How to Transition from AEP to D-SNPs

With another AEP in the books and lock-in on the way, how can you maintain a steady flow of business? Diversification! Learn how to shift your focus from the Annual Enrollment Period to another MA product that can be sold year-round: Dual Eligible Special Needs Plans (D-SNPs).

The Beginner’s Guide to D-SNPs

What is a Dual Eligible Special Needs Plan? How do you sell it? Where do you find dual-eligible prospects? Our D-SNP primer answers these questions and more!

 

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Does Medicare Cover COVID Testing?

Does Medicare cover COVID testing? It's an important question to be answered, since testing can give you peace of mind and help slow the spread of the pandemic.

Is Salt as Bad for You as We Thought?

Salt has a bad reputation in heart health, but is it really that bad? We're checking out the salt debate to see if sodium is good or bad for you.

Popular Ways for Seniors to Celebrate Hanukkah

Chanukah, more commonly known as Hanukkah, is a great time to gather the family and celebrate Jewish heritage. Here are a few ways to enjoy the Festival of Lights!

 

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Ways to Get Medicare Leads

In the insurance industry, leads are what sustain your business. Of course, you need the contracts, training, and other skills to be a successful insurance agent, but without leads, you’ll just be spinning your wheels.

LTC Planning in a COVID World: Why It’s Essential

Six months. It doesn’t seem like a long time, until you’re unexpectedly locked down, prohibited from seeing your family and friends, in a care facility that’s now a potential COVID hotspot.

2021 Medicare Part A and Part B Premiums and Deductibles

CMS recently released their numbers for 2021 premiums, deductibles, and coinsurance amounts for the Medicare Part A and Part B programs. Let’s see how these changes might affect your clients in the coming year.

 

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The Benefits of Selling D-SNPs

The Benefits of Selling D-SNPs

December 15, 2020

 

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Keep your Medicare sales flowing outside of AEP! Get the details on adding D-SNPs (dual-eligible special needs plans) to your portfolio.

 

Read the text version.

 

Chat with your Ritter Representative about D-SNPs

 

Mentioned in this episode:

 

Do’s and Don’ts of Medicare Compliance

Dual Eligible Special Needs Plans (D-SNPs)

Getting Started Selling Medicare Supplements

How to Get Started in Medicare Sales

People Dually Eligible for Medicare and Medicaid

Selling Medicare Products – Why It’s Definitely Worth Your While

Stay Busy Outside of AEP with Special Enrollment Periods

The Beginner’s Guide to D-SNPs

Using CMS Data to Understand D-SNP Market Trends and Performance, Dual Eligible Characteristics, and State Medicaid Managed Care Programs

Why do identical twins have different fingerprints?

 

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December 11, 2020 | The Friday Five

The Friday Five for December 11, 2020: President-Elect Joe Biden’s pick for HHS Secretary, potential health policy under Biden Administration, NPR creates COVID-19 hospital lookup with HHS data, Webex announces new features, and managing holiday stress.

How to Transition from AEP to D-SNPs

With another AEP in the books and lock-in on the way, how can you maintain a steady flow of business? Diversification! Learn how to shift your focus from the Annual Enrollment Period to another MA product that can be sold year-round: Dual Eligible Special Needs Plans (D-SNPs).

The Beginner’s Guide to D-SNPs
What is a Dual Eligible Special Needs Plan? How do you sell it? Where do you find dual-eligible prospects? Our D-SNP primer answers these questions and more!

 

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Does Medicare Cover COVID Testing?

Does Medicare cover COVID testing? It's an important question to be answered, since testing can give you peace of mind and help slow the spread of the pandemic.

Is Salt as Bad for You as We Thought?

Salt has a bad reputation in heart health, but is it really that bad? We're checking out the salt debate to see if sodium is good or bad for you.

Popular Ways for Seniors to Celebrate Hanukkah

Chanukah, more commonly known as Hanukkah, is a great time to gather the family and celebrate Jewish heritage. Here are a few ways to enjoy the Festival of Lights!

 

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Ways to Get Medicare Leads

In the insurance industry, leads are what sustain your business. Of course, you need the contracts, training, and other skills to be a successful insurance agent, but without leads, you’ll just be spinning your wheels.

LTC Planning in a COVID World: Why It’s Essential

Six months. It doesn’t seem like a long time, until you’re unexpectedly locked down, prohibited from seeing your family and friends, in a care facility that’s now a potential COVID hotspot.

2021 Medicare Part A and Part B Premiums and Deductibles

CMS recently released their numbers for 2021 premiums, deductibles, and coinsurance amounts for the Medicare Part A and Part B programs. Let’s see how these changes might affect your clients in the coming year.

 

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December 11, 2020 | The Friday Five

December 11, 2020 | The Friday Five

December 11, 2020

 

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The Friday Five for December 11, 2020:

  • President-Elect Joe Biden’s pick for HHS Secretary
  • Potential health policy under Biden Administration
  • NPR creates COVID-19 hospital lookup with HHS data
  • Webex announces new features
  • Managing Holiday stress
 
Mentioned in this episode:

 

Biden picks thorn in Trump’s side as new health secretary

HHS Publishes COVOID-19 Hospital Facility-Level Data

Issue Brief – Potential Health Policy Administrative Actions Under President Biden

Managing Stress During the 2020 Holidays

Managing stress, prioritizing mental health during the holidays

New Data Reveal Which Hospitals Are Dangerously Full. Is Yours?

Overview – Potential Health Policy Administrative Actions Under President Biden

Webex beefs up its features to stay competitive with Zoom

 

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November 24, 2020 | The Tuesday Ten (Top Holiday Toys 2020) | Apple | Google | Spotify

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How to Prevent Insurance Agent Negligence | Apple | Google | Spotify

Compliance is an important part of selling insurance for agents to remember. But what about preventing negligence? In this episode, we define insurance agent negligence and offer some tips on how to prevent it from happening to you.

How Much Can Insurance Agents Make Selling Medicare | Apple | Google | Spotify

Want to know how much money insurance agents can make selling Medicare? We talk commissions to give you a better idea of how lucrative expanding your portfolio into the senior market can be.

Build Your Brand with Community Involvement | Apple | Google | Spotify

Connect with your local community and grow your insurance business at the same time! Use our helpful tips to get started.

 

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Does Medicare Cover COVID Testing?

Does Medicare cover COVID testing? It's an important question to be answered, since testing can give you peace of mind and help slow the spread of the pandemic.

Health for the Holidays: Christmas Cookies

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Ways to Get Medicare Leads

In the insurance industry, leads are what sustain your business. Of course, you need the contracts, training, and other skills to be a successful insurance agent, but without leads, you’ll just be spinning your wheels.

LTC Planning in a COVID World: Why It’s Essential

Six months. It doesn’t seem like a long time, until you’re unexpectedly locked down, prohibited from seeing your family and friends, in a care facility that’s now a potential COVID hotspot.

2021 Medicare Part A and Part B Premiums and Deductibles

CMS recently released their numbers for 2021 premiums, deductibles, and coinsurance amounts for the Medicare Part A and Part B programs. Let’s see how these changes might affect your clients in the coming year.

 

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How to Transition from AEP to D-SNPs

How to Transition from AEP to D-SNPs

December 10, 2020

 

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With another AEP in the books and lock-in on the way, how can you maintain a steady flow of business? Diversification! Learn how to shift your focus from the Annual Enrollment Period to another MA product that can be sold year-round: Dual Eligible Special Needs Plans (D-SNPs).

 

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Register with Ritter Insurance Marketing

 

Visit Ritter’s Contracting Page

 

Mentioned in this episode:

 

5 Major Things to Expect in the Medicare Advantage Market for 2020

Building Client Loyalty: More than Just a Plan

Build Your Brand with Community Involvement

Get your own CMS-compliant lead-generating Medicareful website

How Client Retention Boosts Insurance Sales

Medicare Advantage 2021 Spotlight: First Look

Sales & Marketing Strategies for Dual-Eligible Special Needs Plans (D-SNPs)

The Benefits of Selling D-SNPs

The Beginner’s Guide to D-SNPs

What’s New in the 2020 Medicare Communications and Marketing Guidelines?

 

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CMS Announces Permanent Telehealth Services Expansion & More

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LTC Planning in a COVID World: Why It’s Essential

Six months. It doesn’t seem like a long time, until you’re unexpectedly locked down, prohibited from seeing your family and friends, in a care facility that’s now a potential COVID hotspot.

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CMS recently released their numbers for 2021 premiums, deductibles, and coinsurance amounts for the Medicare Part A and Part B programs. Let’s see how these changes might affect your clients in the coming year.

 

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