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May 28, 2021 | The Friday Five

May 28, 2021 | The Friday Five

May 28, 2021

 

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The Friday Five for May 28, 2021:

  • New CMS Admin Confirmed
  • State of Medicare Advantage 2021
  • Retirement Bill Reintroduced
  • Noom Hopes to Expand
  • Facebook, Instagram New Feature

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Mentioned in this episode:

 

Chiquita Brooks-LaSure becomes the first Black administrator confirmed to lead Medicare and Medicaid.

How to Hide Like and View Counts on Instagram Posts

Instagram, Facebook give users option to hide likes

S.1770 - A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to reform retirement provisions, and for other purposes.

Senate confirms Biden pick to lead Medicare, Medicaid office

Senate Revives Bill to Raise RMD Age, Boost Income Annuities

State of Medicare Advantage 2021

Weight loss app Noom hauls in $540M to expand into diabetes, high blood pressure

You can now hide like counts on Instagram and Facebook

 

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May 21, 2021 | The Friday Five

The Friday Five for May 21, 2021: CDC Masking Guidelines Update, HHS and Funding to Fight Addiction and Mental Health Crisis, April 2021 Fed Minutes, Jobs Report, and Inflation, Combatting Fake News, and Ritter's State of the Senior Market 2021

What an FMO Can Do for Your Business

Why work with an FMO? What is a Field Marketing Organization? Whether you’re just starting out or on the fence about joining an FMO, this can’t-miss episode has all the details!

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

Why sell Medicare insurance products? We outline the reasons to start a career as an independent insurance agent in the Medicare market. Listen now to learn more!

 

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2022 COLA Predicted to be Largest in Over a Decade

Each year, the Social Security cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) tweaks how much you receive in your benefit. For 2022, experts are predicting the largest COLA increase in over a decade.

Dealing with Allergies

Allergies are very common and can be a real drain on your quality of life. In worst cases, they can even be deadly. How can you go about life dealing with allergies?

What are Medicare Deductibles?

We've all dealt with deductibles before, in all sorts of insurance plans. They're so common that many people and plans don’t easily explain what they are and how they influence your coverage. We're answering so you don't have to ask – what are Medicare deductibles?

 

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Advertising Medicare Through Facebook

In a world where social distancing has become the norm, we’ve all turned to social media to stay connected with others. Why not advertise Medicare on social media and grow your insurance business digitally?

How to Help Your Clients Get the Most Out of Their Medicare Advantage Plans

As an agent, you want to make sure your clients are getting the most out of their coverage. This means informing them of all the benefits their plans offer.

Medicare Isn’t Just for Seniors: Selling to the Under-65 Market

Although many agents and insurers market Medicare toward senior citizens, they aren’t the only people covered by this government program. In fact, more than eight million Medicare recipients are under the age of 65.

 

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Prospecting for Clients for Dental, Vision, and Hearing Insurance Sales

Prospecting for Clients for Dental, Vision, and Hearing Insurance Sales

May 27, 2021

 

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Where can insurance agents find leads for DVH sales? We outline five prospecting tips for selling dental, vision, and hearing insurance.

 

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Mentioned in this episode:

 

4 Steps to Selling Dental, Vision, and Hearing Insurance

5 Prospecting Tips for Selling Dental, Vision, and Hearing

5 Steps to Selling Medicare Supplements Successfully

5 Tips for Selling Medicare Advantage Plans

6 Health Services Not Covered by Medicare

Four Ancillary Cross-Sales to Show Clients You Care

Keeping Teeth Strong & Healthy At Any Age

Learn More About the Ritter Platform

Register with Ritter Insurance Marketing

Ritter Can Help You Stay in Touch with Your Clients

Ritter’s Medicare Quote Engine

Ritter’s More than Medicare Team

Secure a Bigger, Better Business with Ancillary Products

Sense Success with Dental, Vision, and Hearing Plans

 

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4 Steps to Selling Dental, Vision, and Hearing Insurance

Not sure how to show your clients the benefits of dental, vision, and hearing insurance products? In this episode of the ASG Podcast, we walk you through the process of selling DVH insurance plans from start to finish. Don’t forget to visit the show notes for a full list of Ritter's free DVH sales resources.

Getting Started Selling Dental, Vision, and Hearing Insurance

Want to increase your insurance sales and your commissions? Learn how adding DVH insurance to your sales portfolio can open up those opportunities! Consider this your primer on dental, vision, and hearing insurance products.

How to Follow up with Medicare Clients Compliantly

Think your job as an agent is complete after the sale? Not so fast. We whole-heartedly believe that the fortune is found in the follow-up! If you’re not sure how to follow up with your clients, listening to this episode is a great place to start.

 

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Does Medicare Cover Hearing Aids?

Millions of Americans suffer from hearing loss, but hearing aids can be extremely costly. Does Medicare cover hearing aids or are there other ways to make them more affordable?

Reusing Risotto to Make Delicious Arancini

Risotto is delicious, but it's easy to make too much and have plenty leftover. What if you could turn this into something amazing? Turn that leftover risotto into a delicious arancini!

What to Do If Your Medicare Card is Lost or Stolen

Knowing what to do if your Medicare card is lost or stolen is important. Luckily, getting a replacement Medicare card is easy. Here’s how to get a new Medicare card!

 

Ritter Insurance Marketing eBooks & Guides:

 

Agent Survival Kits: Beginners or Experts

A Quick Guide to Cross-Selling Ancillary Insurance with Medicare Products

The Complete Guide to Client Loyalty and Retention

 

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Advertising Medicare Through Facebook

In a world where social distancing has become the norm, we’ve all turned to social media to stay connected with others. Why not advertise Medicare on social media and grow your insurance business digitally?

How to Help Your Clients Get the Most Out of Their Medicare Advantage Plans

As an agent, you want to make sure your clients are getting the most out of their coverage. This means informing them of all the benefits their plans offer.

Medicare Isn’t Just for Seniors: Selling to the Under-65 Market

Although many agents and insurers market Medicare toward senior citizens, they aren’t the only people covered by this government program. In fact, more than eight million Medicare recipients are under the age of 65.

 

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What an FMO Can Do for Your Business

What an FMO Can Do for Your Business

May 25, 2021

 

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Why work with an FMO? What is a Field Marketing Organization? Whether you’re just starting out or on the fence about joining an FMO, this can’t-miss episode has all the details!

 

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Mentioned in this episode:

 

Agent Survival Guide Blog

Four Reasons Why Ritter Should Be Your FMO Insurance Agency

Learn about Medicareful – a tool for insurance agents

Ritter Insurance Marketing Official Website

 

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4 Perks of Partnering with an FMO

What is a field marketing organization? Why should insurance agents partner with an FMO? If you've been debating joining an FMO, you don't want to miss this episode! 

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

 

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All About Community Gardens

Do you want to start a garden, but don't have the space or ability? Or, are you looking for something to bring your neighborhood together? You can do all that with a community garden!

COVID-Safe Ways to Stay Connected with Your Grandkids

The relationship many grandparents share with their grandkids is a highlight of their lives, and the separation due to the COVID-19 pandemic has been difficult. What are some COVID-safe ways you can keep connected?

Dealing with Allergies

Allergies are very common and can be a real drain on your quality of life. In worst cases, they can even be deadly. How can you go about life dealing with allergies?

Filing a Medicare Grievance

If you have an issue with the quality of your health care coverage and have Medicare, you can file a Medicare grievance. What does it do, and how can you file a grievance?

Using Lemon in Your Cooking

For many beginning home cooks, lemon is easily one of the most valuable, underutilized ingredients you can find in most grocery stores. Lemon can add brightness and balance, and that's not all!

 

Ritter Insurance Marketing eBooks & Guides:

 

Agent Survival Kits: Beginners or Experts

Modern Medicare Marketing for Today’s Agents

Social Media Marketing for Insurance Agents

Your Step-By-Step Guide to Getting Started in Insurance Sales

 

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Prospecting for Clients for Dental, Vision, and Hearing Insurance Sales

If you’re considering selling dental, vision, and hearing (DVH) plans, where would you find leads? You might be surprised to learn that your DVH prospects could already be in your Medicare book of business!

How to Help Your Clients Get the Most Out of Their Medicare Advantage Plans

As an agent, you want to make sure your clients are getting the most out of their coverage. This means informing them of all the benefits their plans offer.

Medicare Isn't Just for Seniors: Selling to the Under-65 Market

Although many agents and insurers market Medicare toward senior citizens, they aren’t the only people covered by this government program. In fact, more than eight million Medicare recipients are under the age of 65.

 

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May 21, 2021 | The Friday Five

May 21, 2021 | The Friday Five

May 21, 2021

 

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The Friday Five for May 21, 2021:

  • CDC Masking Guidelines Update
  • HHS and Funding to Fight Addiction and Mental Health Crisis
  • April 2021 Fed Minutes, Jobs Report, and Inflation
  • Combatting Fake News
  • Ritter's State of the Senior Market 2021

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Mentioned in this episode:

 

A Strange Moment for the U.S. EconomyThe Daily/New York Times

CDC says fully vaccinated don’t need to mask, physically distance in most cases

FY 2021 Community Mental Health Block Grant Program American Rescue Plan Supplemental Awards

FY 2021 Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant Program American Rescue Plan Supplemental Awards

Google tackles fake news in Search update. Here’s how it works

HHS Announces $3 Billion in American Rescue Plan Funding for SAMHSA Block Grans to Address Addiction, Mental Health Crisis

Job growth could surpass 1 million in April hiring boom as economy roars back

Jobs Growth Slowed in April, Muddling Expectations

Jobs report blows past expectations as payrolls boom by 916,000 in March

Mystery Recipe – America’s Test Kitchen Kids

Take this job and shove itToday Explained/Vox

The Ambies – 2021 Winners

U.S. Federal Reserve Meeting Minutes: April 28 (Text)

 

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May 14, 2021 | The Friday Five

The Friday Five for May 14, 2021: ACA Signup Numbers, Anthem, COVID-19 & Senior Loneliness, It's OK Not to Be Perfect, New Spotify Podcast Features, and Ritter's State of the Senior Market 2021

4 Steps to Selling Dental, Vision, and Hearing Insurance

Not sure how to show your clients the benefits of dental, vision, and hearing insurance products? In this episode of the ASG Podcast, we walk you through the process of selling DVH insurance plans from start to finish. Don’t forget to visit the show notes for a full list of Ritter's free DVH sales resources.

LTC Planning in a COVID World – What’s Changed & Why It’s Essential

What does long-term care planning look like these days? How has the pandemic affected the industry? Find out what independent insurance agents should know in this can't-miss episode of our Agent Survival Guide Podcast.

 

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COVID-Safe Ways to Stay Connected with Your Grandkids

The relationship many grandparents share with their grandkids is a highlight of their lives, and the separation due to the COVID-19 pandemic has been difficult. What are some COVID-safe ways you can keep connected?

Does Medicare Cover Allergy Treatment?

If you have an allergy that interferes with your life, treatment likely will become an important avenue to explore. But this can be expensive without insurance. Does Medicare cover allergy treatment and diagnosis?

Using Lemon in Your Cooking

For many beginning home cooks, lemon is easily one of the most valuable, underutilized ingredients you can find in most grocery stores. Lemon can add brightness and balance, and that's not all!

 

The latest from Ritter’s Blog:

 

Advertising Medicare Through Facebook

In a world where social distancing has become the norm, we’ve all turned to social media to stay connected with others. Why not advertise Medicare on social media and grow your insurance business digitally?

Prospecting for Clients for Dental, Vision, and Hearing Insurance Sales

If you’re considering selling dental, vision, and hearing (DVH) plans, where would you find leads? You might be surprised to learn that your DVH prospects could already be in your Medicare book of business!

How to Help Your Clients Get the Most Out of Their Medicare Advantage Plans

As an agent, you want to make sure your clients are getting the most out of their coverage. This means informing them of all the benefits their plans offer.

 

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

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

May 20, 2021

 

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Why sell Medicare insurance products? We outline the reasons to start a career as an independent insurance agent in the Medicare market. Listen now to learn more!

 

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Mentioned in this episode:

 

2020 Consumer Survey Insights: Medicare Enrollment Decisions

Do’s and Don’ts of Medicare Compliance

Four Reasons Why Ritter Should Be Your FMO Insurance Agency

Getting Started Selling Medicare Supplements

How are Seniors Choosing and Changing Health Insurance Plans?

KFF: A Dozen Facts About Medicare Advantage in 2020

KFF: Medicare Advantage Fact Sheet

Older People Projected to Outnumber Children for First Time in U.S. History

National Vital Statistics Reports – Births: Final Data for 2013

Ritter’s Medicare Quote Engine

SNPs: The Secret to Surviving Lock-in

Secure a Bigger, Better Business with Ancillary Products

Selling Hospital Indemnity with Medicare Advantage – Is It Worth It?

What is Original Medicare?

 

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Searching for a new career? Get the details on becoming an insurance agent and learn why the industry could be your next career move!

How to Get Started in Medicare Sales

New to the Medicare insurance industry? Welcome, and congratulations! We packed this episode with all the agent essentials - training, tools, enrollment periods and more! Basically, everything you want to know when starting out!

The Pros and Cons of Selling Insurance

Becoming an insurance agent is a big decision. If you're thinking about joining the insurance industry, this is the episode for you! We weigh the pros and cons of selling insurance, so you'll have a better idea of what you're getting yourself into before you take that leap.

 

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Dealing with Allergies

Allergies are very common and can be a real drain on your quality of life. In worst cases, they can even be deadly. How can you go about life dealing with allergies?

Dishes to Impress Your Friends: Crêpes

Impressive meals don't just have to be at dinnertime. If you're having friends over for breakfast or brunch and want to flex your culinary muscles, try whipping up the amazing Crêpe Suzette!

Why It's OK to Be Sad Sometimes

Sadness is a common emotion we all feel at some point, and often our response is to try to move on as quickly as possible. However, evidence points toward the importance of accepting your sadness and working through it.

 

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A Quick Guide to Cross-Selling Ancillary Insurance with Medicare Products

The Complete Guide to Client Loyalty and Retention

Your Step-By-Step Guide to Getting Started in Insurance Sales

 

The latest from Ritter’s Blog:

 

Prospecting for Clients for Dental, Vision, and Hearing Insurance Sales

If you’re considering selling dental, vision, and hearing (DVH) plans, where would you find leads? You might be surprised to learn that your DVH prospects could already be in your Medicare book of business!

How to Help Your Clients Get the Most Out of Their Medicare Advantage Plans

As an agent, you want to make sure your clients are getting the most out of their coverage. This means informing them of all the benefits their plans offer.

Medicare Isn't Just for Seniors: Selling to the Under-65 Market

Although many agents and insurers market Medicare toward senior citizens, they aren’t the only people covered by this government program. In fact, more than eight million Medicare recipients are under the age of 65.

 

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