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June 18, 2021 | The Friday Five

June 18, 2021 | The Friday Five

June 18, 2021

 

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The Friday Five for June 18, 2021:

  • AHIP Certification News
  • AHIP Health Coverage Map
  • KFF Medicare Part D Enrollment Analysis
  • Apple Podcasts Subscriptions
  • Federal Reserve Meeting + Inflation Clarification

 

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Mentioned in this episode:

 

AHIP Medicare + Fraud, Waste, and Abuse (MFWA) Training

AHIP Health Coverage: State-to-State 2021

America’s Health Insurance Plans Official Website

Apple has reportedly considered launching its own primary healthcare service

Apple Podcasts Subscriptions and channels are now available worldwide

Federal Reserve boosts inflation expectations to 3.4 percent this year, moves up expectations for interest rate hike

Federal Reserve Now Projects Rate Increases in 2023 as Economy Heals

It’s not just you—the Apple podcast app is a disaster

Key Facts About Medicare Part D Enrollment, Premiums, and Cost Sharing in 2021

What’s Actually Causing Prices to Spike

What Next Podcast – “The Fight Over Rising Prices

 

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Advertising Medicare Through Facebook

Is your insurance business on Facebook? We walk you through getting started, networking, advertising, and so much more!

How to Check for Your First Looks

Get your First Looks and get ready to succeed this AEP! In this episode, we talk carrier first looks, how to find them on the Ritter platform, and what you can do with the info you learn!

Largest COLA In a Decade Projected & How It Affects Part B Premiums

What does the annual Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) look like for 2022? Does the COLA impact Medicare Part B premiums? What about inflation, and Social Security Income? We cover it all in this info-packed episode!

Maximum Broker Commissions for Medicare Advantage & Medicare Part D

CMS recently released the 2022 maximum broker commissions for Medicare Advantage and Medicare Part D. Find out the dollar amounts you could receive for writing MA and PDP business this AEP.

 

 

Articles to Share with Your Clients:

 

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!

Recharging After a Bad Night's Sleep

Have you ever woken up after a night of tossing and turning, begging for more sleep? Here are a few ways you can recover after a bad night's sleep!

The Health Benefits of Lemon

Lemon is a great ingredient to use in your cooking, but can it also be healthy for you? Yes! Lemons are packed with antioxidants and nutrients that can be great for your health.

 

Ritter Insurance Marketing eBooks & Guides:

 

Agent Survival Kits: Beginners or Experts

How to Host a Successful Medicare Educational Event

The Complete Guide on How to Sell Medicare Advantage Plans

 

The latest from Ritter’s Blog:

 

2022 Maximum Broker Commissions for Medicare Advantage & Medicare Part D

For the seventh year running, CMS has increased the maximum broker commissions for both Medicare Advantage and Part D initial enrollments and continued the growth of maximum Medicare broker commissions for 2022 renewals.

How to Check for Your First Looks

The moment when carrier First Looks become available is a very exciting time for insurance agents! It can put a spring in your step and help you get in the mood for the upcoming Annual Enrollment Period!

2021 State of the Senior Market: In Review

Craig Ritter, CEO of Ritter Insurance Marketing, recently gave his annual State of the Senior Market address to 412 agents, who attended from all across the U.S.

 

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Advertising Medicare Through Facebook

Advertising Medicare Through Facebook

June 17, 2021

 

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Is your insurance business on Facebook? We walk you through getting started, networking, advertising, and so much more!

 

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Mentioned in this episode:

 

Do’s and Don’ts of Medicare Compliance

Facebook Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2020 Results

How do I schedule a post and manage scheduled posts for my Facebook Page?

How to Better Market Yourself

How to Create a Facebook Page for Business

How to Run Facebook Ads: A Step-By-Step Guide to Advertising on Facebook

Learn more about how Medicareful helps your insurance business

Medicareful Living Blog

Percentage of U.S. adults who use Facebook as of February 2021, by age group

Register for your FREE RitterIM.com Account

Ritter’s Round Table – The Official Facebook Group for Ritter Insurance Marketing Agents

Set Up Automated Responses From Creator Studio

Social Media Marketing for Insurance Agents

The Value of Staying in Touch with Clients

 

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Insurance Agents & CMS Compliance | Social Media 101

Stay compliant with the CMS Medicare Communications and Marketing Guidelines — even while on social media. We outline the best practices for insurance agents to follow while using social media.

Social Media Privacy Tips for Insurance Agents | Social Media 101

Online privacy is a big deal. You want to use social media to market your insurance business. How do you protect yourself and your clients? We've got some best practices and a link to a very informative eBook that’s free to download. Listen to find out more!

 

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Is the Mediterranean Diet Healthy for You?

Is it possible that a diet that consists of pasta, paella, and polenta could really be one of the best diets out there? Just how healthy is the Mediterranean diet? You might be surprised at the answers.

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!

Why Seniors Are Flocking to Social Media

We keep discovering benefits that social media use has for Americans over 65. Studies have shown that it can aid seniors both physically and mentally. With that in mind, if you’re not online, you should be.

 

Ritter Insurance Marketing eBooks & Guides:

 

Agent Survival Kits: Beginners or Experts

Modern Medicare Marketing for Today’s Agents

Social Media Marketing for Insurance Agents

 

The latest from Ritter’s Blog:

 

2022 Maximum Broker Commissions for Medicare Advantage & Medicare Part D

For the seventh year running, CMS has increased the maximum broker commissions for both Medicare Advantage and Part D initial enrollments and continued the growth of maximum Medicare broker commissions for 2022 renewals.

How to Check for Your First Looks

The moment when carrier First Looks become available is a very exciting time for insurance agents! It can put a spring in your step and help you get in the mood for the upcoming Annual Enrollment Period!

2021 State of the Senior Market: In Review

Craig Ritter, CEO of Ritter Insurance Marketing, recently gave his annual State of the Senior Market address to 412 agents, who attended from all across the U.S.

 

Subscribe & Follow:

 

Apple Podcasts

Google Podcasts

Overcast

Podbean

Spotify

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Twitter

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Sarah’s Instagram

 

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Largest COLA In a Decade Projected & How It Affects Part B Premiums

Largest COLA In a Decade Projected & How It Affects Part B Premiums

June 15, 2021

 

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What does the annual Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) look like for 2022? Does the COLA impact Medicare Part B premiums? What about inflation, and Social Security Income? We cover it all in this info-packed episode!

 

Read the text version.

 

Contact the Team at Ritter Insurance Marketing

 

Mentioned in this episode:

 

Cost-Of-Living Adjustments

CPI-Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (Current Series)

How 2018 Social Security COLA Affects Part B Enrollees

How Medicare Premium Hikes, Small Social Security COLAs Squeeze Retirees

Social Security’s cost-of-living adjustment could be higher next year. But that doesn’t necessarily mean the money will go further

Social Security’s cost-of-living adjustment isn’t keeping up with prices retirees pay

Social Security: Cost-of-Living Adjustments

Social Security COLA for 2022 Expected to Be Biggest Since 2009

The Senior Citizen’s League

 

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June 11, 2021 | The Friday Five

The Friday Five for June 11, 2021: Apple Podcasts Update, First Looks for Ritter Agents, Walmart and Amazon Pharmacy updates, New controversial Alzheimer's drug, and a sales skills refresher

How to Check for Your First Looks

Get your First Looks and get ready to succeed this AEP! In this episode, we talk carrier first looks, how to find them on the Ritter platform, and what you can do with the info you learn!

How to Recruit Insurance Agents to Your Downline

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Maximum Broker Commissions for Medicare Advantage & Medicare Part D

CMS recently released the 2022 maximum broker commissions for Medicare Advantage and Medicare Part D. Find out the dollar amounts you could receive for writing MA and PDP business this AEP.

Should You Hire an Assistant for Your Insurance Business?

You're the agent who can do it all! But sometimes, you need a little help. How do you know when you've reached that point? When is it time to hire help for your insurance business?

 

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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?

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!

What's the Difference Between an HMO and a PPO?

HMO and PPO Medicare Advantage plans can make a massive difference to your coverage options and what you pay for the care you need.

 

Ritter Insurance Marketing eBooks & Guides:

 

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How to Host a Successful Medicare Educational Event

The Complete Guide to Client Loyalty and Retention

 

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2021 State of the Senior Market: In Review

Craig Ritter, CEO of Ritter Insurance Marketing, recently gave his annual State of the Senior Market address to 412 agents, who attended from all across the U.S.

Advertising Medicare Through Facebook

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The Basics of Selling Insurance from Home

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Subscribe & Follow:

 

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June 11, 2021 | The Friday Five

June 11, 2021 | The Friday Five

June 11, 2021

 

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The Friday Five for June 11, 2021:

  • Apple Podcasts Update
  • First Looks for Ritter Agents
  • Walmart and Amazon Pharmacy updates
  • New controversial Alzheimer's drug
  • Sales skills refresher

 

Contact the Team at Ritter Insurance Marketing

 

Register with Ritter Insurance Marketing

 

Mentioned in this episode:

 

3 Sales Skills Everyone Should Know

A “disgraceful decision:” Researchers blast FDA for approving Alzheimer’s drug

Amazon and Walmart try – again – to upend prescription drug prices

Amazon Pharmacy to Offer Six Month Prescriptions Starting at $6

Experts: CMS should act quickly on a national coverage decision for Biogen's newly approved Alzheimer's drug

iOS 14.6 Beta Brings Tweaks to Podcasts App Following Complaints

New Alzheimer's drug could blow up health spending

Rabbits by Terry Miles

The Top 15 U.S. Pharmacies of 2020: Market Shares and Revenues at the Biggest Companies

Users Despair at Apple Podcasts App After iOS 14.5 Update

Walmart Adds Drug Discounts to Its Subscription Service. CVS and Walgreens Stock Are Down.

 

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June 4, 2021 | The Friday Five

The Friday Five for June 4, 2021: The Medicare Plan Finder reviewed, CMS and Medicaid value-based price agreements, Amazon pharmacy rumors, How Medicare works on vacation, and Twitter news and rumors.

2022 Maximum Broker Commissions for Medicare Advantage & Medicare Part D

MS recently released the 2022 maximum broker commissions for Medicare Advantage and Medicare Part D. Find out the dollar amounts you could receive for writing MA and PDP business this AEP.

How to Check for Your First Looks

Get your First Looks and get ready to succeed this AEP! In this episode, we talk carrier first looks, how to find them on the Ritter platform, and what you can do with the info you learn!

 

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Using Basil in Your Cooking

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Ritter Insurance Marketing eBooks & Guides:

 

Agent Survival Kits: Beginners or Experts

Developing an Agency – Your Guide to Getting Started

How to Host a Successful Medicare Educational Event

 

The latest from Ritter’s Blog:

 

2021 State of the Senior Market: In Review

Craig Ritter, CEO of Ritter Insurance Marketing, recently gave his annual State of the Senior Market address to 412 agents, who attended from all across the U.S.

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?

The Basics of Selling Insurance from Home

Your client base is in a different state, your country’s fighting a pandemic, or you just like working from home. Whatever the reason, you want to start running your insurance business remotely.

 

Subscribe & Follow:

 

Apple Podcasts

Google Podcasts

Overcast

Podbean

Spotify

Stitcher

 

Connect on social:

 

Facebook

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Twitter

YouTube

Instagram

Sarah’s LinkedIn

Sarah’s Instagram

 

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Maximum Broker Commissions for Medicare Advantage & Medicare Part D

Maximum Broker Commissions for Medicare Advantage & Medicare Part D

June 10, 2021

 

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CMS recently released the 2022 maximum broker commissions for Medicare Advantage and Medicare Part D. Find out the dollar amounts you could receive for writing MA and PDP business this AEP.

 

Read the text version.

 

Contact the Team at Ritter Insurance Marketing

 

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The Friday Five for June 4, 2021: The Medicare Plan Finder reviewed, CMS and Medicaid value-based price agreements, Amazon pharmacy rumors, How Medicare works on vacation, and Twitter news and rumors.

How to Check for Your First Looks

Get your First Looks and get ready to succeed this AEP! In this episode, we talk carrier first looks, how to find them on the Ritter platform, and what you can do with the info you learn!

How to Recruit Insurance Agents to Your Downline

Want to build a successful downline for your insurance business? Don’t miss our best practices for recruiting agents to your agency! And be sure to check out the show notes for a link to grab your copy of our eBook – Developing an Agency – Your Guide to Getting Started.

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

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All About Getting Your COVID-19 Vaccination

There are many questions surrounding the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccination. When can you get one? Where? Is it safe? We're giving you some answers and resources where you can find additional information!

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?

Using Basil in Your Cooking

Basil is one of the most versatile herbs, but you can lose a lot of its benefits if you prepare or cook it wrong. Here's how you can get the most out of using basil in your cooking!

 

Ritter Insurance Marketing eBooks & Guides:

 

Developing an Agency – Your Guide to Getting Started

How to Host a Successful Medicare Educational Event

Modern Medicare Marketing for Today’s Agents

The Complete Guide to Client Loyalty and Retention

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

 

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2021 State of the Senior Market: In Review

Craig Ritter, CEO of Ritter Insurance Marketing, recently gave his annual State of the Senior Market address to 412 agents, who attended from all across the U.S.

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!

 

Subscribe & Follow:

 

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