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February 26, 2021 | The Friday Five

February 26, 2021 | The Friday Five

February 26, 2021

 

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The Friday Five for February 26, 2021:

  • President Biden nominates CMS Administrator
  • CMMI Admin picked by Biden Administration
  • Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine News
  • Fighting Zoom Fatigue
  • YouTube Supervised Experiences

 

Mentioned in this episode:

 

Biden Picks Health Policy Veteran to Run CMS

Biden selects Chiquita Brooks-LaSure as first Black woman to run Medicare

Dunkin’ adds avocado toast, matcha-topped doughnut and blueberry matcha latte to its spring menu

FDA review confirms safety and efficacy of single-shot Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine, especially against severe cases

Report: Obama administration veteran Fowler tapped to head CMMI

Sick of all those video calls? Four ways to get over ‘Zoom fatigue’

Youtube’s ‘supervised experiences’ help parents choose what content their kids can see

Youtube Will Introduce Supervised Accounts with Parental Controls for Teens and Tweens

 

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February 19, 2021 | The Friday Five

The Friday Five for February 19, 2021: Humana launches new pilot program, Remote work tips for 2021, KFF study on COVID-19 vaccination so far, News about LastPass and alternatives and Microsoft Edge Kids Mode

Best Practices for Writing an Email to Your Insurance Clients

Write emails with confidence! We outline the best (and easy to implement!) practices for insurance agents to use when emailing clients.

Medicareful 2020 Year-in-Review: Here’s What We Accomplished

What is Medicareful? How does it work? If you've been looking for a tool that combines online enrollment, client-facing plan quotes, drug cost estimates, a free CMS-compliant website, and more... don't miss this episode! We review updates to the Medicareful platform over the past year, and what our agents achieved while using it!

 

Articles to Share with Your Clients:

 

Living with Visual Impairment

Our vision is one of our most important senses, dictating much of how we interact with the world. If you're experiencing visual impairment, there are ways to not let it impact your quality of life as much.

The Benefits of Healthy Proteins

Proteins are an important part of any meal, but too much can be unhealthy for our hearts. Here's why proteins are so healthy for us and sources of lean protein to incorporate in your diet.

The Truth About Expiration Dates

If you find food in the fridge that's past its Best By date, that means throw it out since it's expired, right? Let's look into the truth about Expiration Dates.

 

The latest from Ritter’s Blog:

 

Ritter is More Than Medicare & Our New Team Brand Shows Why

When selling Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplement policies, it’s important to remember that More than Medicare products are the missing pieces of the puzzle.

Medicare Advantage Trial Rights Explained for Agents

If you have a client who enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan but wants to go (back) to Original Medicare, they may qualify for a Medicare Advantage trial right! This would allow them to update their coverage outside of the Annual Enrollment Period.

Ritter Continues Expansion, Acquires Ohio-Based Quick Insured Brokerage

Ritter has announced its merger with Ohio-based Quick Insured Brokerage (QIB), an independent wholesale brokerage agency.

 

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7 Powerful Practices for Selling Prescription Drug Plans

7 Powerful Practices for Selling Prescription Drug Plans

February 25, 2021

 

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Get ready to improve your PDP selling strategy! We cover 7 best practices for insurance agents selling Medicare Part D prescription drug plans. These tips will help you save time and they're easy to implement.

 

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Mentioned in this episode:

 

2 Million Medicare Beneficiaries Missing Out On Discounted Drug Coverage

4 basic health insurance terms 96% of Americans don’t understand

4 Steps to Finding the Perfect PDP for Your Client

4 Tips for Making a Better Insurance Sales Pitch

Building Client Loyalty: More than Just a Plan

Extra Help with Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Costs

How to Save Your Clients Money on Prescription Drugs

Medicare’s Pharmaceutical Assistance Program

Medicare.gov Official Site

No Itch to Switch: Few Medicare Beneficiaries Switch Plans During the Open Enrollment Period

Safe, Easy Medicare Enrollments Online! Learn more about Medicareful

The Complete Guide to Client Loyalty and Retention

The Part D SEP Triggers That Can Help You Post-AEP

The Ritter Platform Launches New Drug Cost Estimator and Prefilled Applications

To Switch or Not to Switch: Are Medicare Beneficiaries Switching Drug Plans to Save Money?

Why are Part D Prescription Drug Plans So Different?

 

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How to Save Your Clients Money on Prescription Drugs

Master the art of selling Part D Prescription Drug Plans. Use these tips the next time you're pitching PDP.

Medicareful 2020 Year-in-Review: Here’s What We Accomplished

What is Medicareful? How does it work? If you've been looking for a tool that combines online enrollment, client-facing plan quotes, drug cost estimates, a free CMS-compliant website, and more... don't miss this episode! We review updates to the Medicareful platform over the past year, and what our agents achieved while using it!

Why are Part D Prescription Drug Plans So Different?

Become an expert on Part D Prescription Plans! We break down what these plans include, tips on how to sell them, and more!

 

Articles to Share with Your Clients:

 

Internet Safety Tips for Seniors

The internet can be an entertaining and informative place, but there's also a darker side to it. It's easy to fall prey to scams, identity theft, or bad information. Here are a few internet safety tips so you can protect yourself online.

The Benefits of Healthy Proteins

Proteins are an important part of any meal, but too much can be unhealthy for our hearts. Here's why proteins are so healthy for us and sources of lean protein to incorporate in your diet.

The Coverage Rules for Medicare Part D Plans

You've come to rely on your Medicare Part D plan to give you coverage for your prescription drugs, but there are rules that govern this coverage and its limits. What are they?

 

The latest from Ritter’s Blog:

 

Medicare Advantage Trial Rights Explained for Agents

If you have a client who enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan but wants to go (back) to Original Medicare, they may qualify for a Medicare Advantage trial right! This would allow them to update their coverage outside of the Annual Enrollment Period.

Ritter Continues Expansion, Acquires Ohio-Based Quick Insured Brokerage

Ritter has announced its merger with Ohio-based Quick Insured Brokerage (QIB), an independent wholesale brokerage agency.

Ritter and HTA Financial Services Merge Medicare Wholesale Businesses

Ritter Insurance Marketing is excited to announce the merger of HTA Financial Services (HTA) and Ritter’s wholesale Medicare business.

 

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Best Practices for Writing an Email to Your Insurance Clients

Best Practices for Writing an Email to Your Insurance Clients

February 23, 2021

 

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Write emails with confidence! We outline the best (and easy to implement!) practices for insurance agents to use when emailing clients.

 

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Mentioned in this episode:

 

19 Tips to Write Catchy Email Subject Lines [+ Examples]

Bad Writing Is Destroying Your Company’s Productivity

Do’s and Don’ts of Medicare Compliance

How to Follow up with Medicare Clients Compliantly

How to Get Started in Medicare Sales

How to Write a Professional Email

Ritter Can Help You Stay in Touch with Your Clients

The Costs of Poor Business Writing [Statistics, Examples, & Case Studies]

The danger of overusing exclamation marks

The Importance of Proofreading in the Workforce

What’s New in the 2019 Medicare Communications and Marketing Guidelines?

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

 

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February 19, 2021 | The Friday Five

The Friday Five for February 19, 2021: Humana launches new pilot program, Remote work tips for 2021, KFF study on COVID-19 vaccination so far, News about LastPass and alternatives, and Microsoft Edge Kids Mode.

How Client Retention Boosts Your Insurance Sales

Master the art of treating your client as the renewal, not their policy. Learn why building relationships with your current clients is more beneficial (and cost effective!) than courting new ones.

How to Be an Adaptable Insurance Agent

Do you go with the flow, or do you like a little more control? Find out why adaptability is a great skill for insurance agents to master.

Medicare Advantage Trial Rights Explained for Agents

Learn more about the Medicare Advantage Trial Right Period. If you have a client who enrolled in Medicare Advantage but wants to go back to Original Medicare, they may qualify. Listen to find out more about how it works!

Medicareful 2020 Year-in-Review: Here’s What We Accomplished

What is Medicareful? How does it work? If you've been looking for a tool that combines online enrollment, client-facing plan quotes, drug cost estimates, a free CMS-compliant website, and more... don't miss this episode! We review updates to the Medicareful platform over the past year, and what our agents achieved while using it!

 

Articles to Share with Your Clients:

 

Do Doctors Have to Disclose Conflicts of Interest?

Conflicts of interest can influence a doctor's decision-making and ruin patient trust. Reporting and sharing medical conflicts of interest are essential to protecting against them.

Is Exercise for Seniors with Arthritis Good?

When it comes to easing arthritis pain, the right arthritis-friendly exercises can be a great solution. Here's why exercise for seniors with arthritis is such a good idea.

Mood Foods: A Breakfast That Boosts Your Mood

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day for a number of reasons, but it's critical to boosting your mood so you can greet the day at your best!

 

The latest from Ritter’s Blog:

 

Medicare Advantage Trial Rights Explained for Agents

If you have a client who enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan but wants to go (back) to Original Medicare, they may qualify for a Medicare Advantage trial right! This would allow them to update their coverage outside of the Annual Enrollment Period.

Ritter Continues Expansion, Acquires Ohio-Based Quick Insured Brokerage

Ritter has announced its merger with Ohio-based Quick Insured Brokerage (QIB), an independent wholesale brokerage agency.

Ritter and HTA Financial Services Merge Medicare Wholesale Businesses

Ritter Insurance Marketing is excited to announce the merger of HTA Financial Services (HTA) and Ritter’s wholesale Medicare business.

 

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February 19, 2021 | The Friday Five

February 19, 2021 | The Friday Five

February 19, 2021

 

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The Friday Five for February 19, 2021:

  • Humana launches new pilot program
  • Remote work tips for 2021
  • KFF study on COVID-19 vaccination so far
  • News about LastPass and alternatives
  • Microsoft Edge Kids Mode

 

Mentioned in this episode:

 

At This Early Stage of the COVID-19 Vaccine Roll-Out, Most Older Adults Have Not Yet Been Vaccinated As Supply Remains Limited

Humana Launches Humana Care Support Pilot to Help Medicare Advantage Members to Better Manage Their Chronic Conditions

Humana to pilot new tech-enabled chronic care management platform

Microsoft Edge is getting a Kids Mode to add ‘guardrails’ to browsing the web

Remote Work Isn’t Going Anywhere in 2021. These 9 Tips Can Help Make It Better

Six free alternatives to the LastPass password manager

The iPhone is getting 217 new emojis in iOS 14.5

 

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February 12, 2021 | The Friday Five

The Friday Five for February 12, 2021: Clover Health News, Oscar Health News, Consumer Health Insurance Knowledge, Good Health Pass Collaborative, and Removing that Zoom kitten filter

Does Your Medicare Sales Approach Satisfy Different Budgets?

Your portfolio likely includes different types of insurance for different coverage needs. But what about different financial needs? How do you factor cost into the equation compliantly?

How Client Retention Boosts Your Insurance Sales

Master the art of treating your client as the renewal, not their policy. Learn why building relationships with your current clients is more beneficial (and cost effective!) than courting new ones.

Medicare Advantage Trial Rights Explained for Agents

Learn more about the Medicare Advantage Trial Right Period. If you have a client who enrolled in Medicare Advantage but wants to go back to Original Medicare, they may qualify. Listen to find out more about how it works!

Medicareful 2020 Year-in-Review: Here’s What We Accomplished

What is Medicareful? How does it work? If you've been looking for a tool that combines online enrollment, client-facing plan quotes, drug cost estimates, a free CMS-compliant website, and more... don't miss this episode! We review updates to the Medicareful platform over the past year, and what our agents achieved while using it!

 

Articles to Share with Your Clients:

 

5 Ways to Get Dual Citizenship

You're interested in reclaiming your heritage with dual nationality, but how do you go about getting dual citizenship? You have a surprising number of options!

Do Doctors Have to Disclose Conflicts of Interest?

Conflicts of interest can influence a doctor's decision-making and ruin patient trust. Reporting and sharing medical conflicts of interest are essential to protecting against them.

The Benefits of Healthy Proteins

Proteins are an important part of any meal, but too much can be unhealthy for our hearts. Here's why proteins are so healthy for us and sources of lean protein to incorporate in your diet.

 

The latest from Ritter’s Blog:

 

Medicare Advantage Trial Rights Explained for Agents

If you have a client who enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan but wants to go (back) to Original Medicare, they may qualify for a Medicare Advantage trial right! This would allow them to update their coverage outside of the Annual Enrollment Period.

Ritter Continues Expansion, Acquires Ohio-Based Quick Insured Brokerage

Ritter has announced its merger with Ohio-based Quick Insured Brokerage (QIB), an independent wholesale brokerage agency.

Ritter and HTA Financial Services Merge Medicare Wholesale Businesses

Ritter Insurance Marketing is excited to announce the merger of HTA Financial Services (HTA) and Ritter’s wholesale Medicare business.

 

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How Medicare Helps Your Clients Stay Healthy

How Medicare Helps Your Clients Stay Healthy

February 18, 2021

 

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Did you know that Medicare is about more than just those moments when your clients are sick? Learn more about the health and wellness side of selling insurance.

 

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See how Medicareful Works! https://www.ritterim.com/agent-tools/medicareful/

 

Medicareful Living Links

 

Add ?agent=YOURSLUG to the end of any Medicareful Living link you share, replacing YOURSLUG with your personal agent slug.

 

Example:

Medicareful Living link: https://living.medicareful.com/superfood-snack-hack-kale

Personalized Medicareful Living link: https://living.medicareful.com/superfood-snack-hack-kale?agent=YOURSLUG

 

Mentioned in this episode:

 

Flu shot: Your best bet for avoiding influenza

Getting Started Selling Medicare Supplements

Grow your Medicare Business with Medicareful

Investopedia: Preventive Services

Medicare coverage of preventive care services

Medicareful Living

New Study: Daily Walk Can Add 7 Years to Your Life

Welcome to Medicare preventive visit

What is a Medicare Wellness Visit?

What You Should Know and Do this Flu Season If You Are 65 Years and Older

Why Seniors Should Avoid Isolation

 

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February 12, 2021 | The Friday Five

The Friday Five for February 12, 2021: Clover Health News, Oscar Health News, Consumer Health Insurance Knowledge, Good Health Pass Collaborative, and Removing that Zoom kitten filter

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!

What to Know About SOAs in Senior Market Sales

Have questions about SOAs? Find the answers to your frequently asked questions in this episode all about Scopes of Appointment. We help you stay compliant, whether it’s inside or outside of AEP!

 

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How Does Prior Authorization Affect Medicare Coverage?

Prior authorization can influence the care and coverage you receive through Medicare, but it influences different parts uniquely.

Mood Foods: A Breakfast That Boosts Your Mood

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day for a number of reasons, but it's critical to boosting your mood so you can greet the day at your best!

What is Dual Citizenship?

You may be wondering about dual citizenship. How can someone be a citizen of two countries? Not only is it possible, it may have some unique benefits for your life and family.

 

The latest from Ritter’s Blog:

 

Medicare Advantage Trial Rights Explained for Agents

If you have a client who enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan but wants to go (back) to Original Medicare, they may qualify for a Medicare Advantage trial right! This would allow them to update their coverage outside of the Annual Enrollment Period.

Ritter Continues Expansion, Acquires Ohio-Based Quick Insured Brokerage

Ritter has announced its merger with Ohio-based Quick Insured Brokerage (QIB), an independent wholesale brokerage agency.

Ritter and HTA Financial Services Merge Medicare Wholesale Businesses

Ritter Insurance Marketing is excited to announce the merger of HTA Financial Services (HTA) and Ritter’s wholesale Medicare business.

 

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