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What is AHIP Certification and How Do I Get It?

What is AHIP Certification and How Do I Get It?

June 22, 2021

 

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Get the details on AHIP requirements, how certification works for insurance agents, ways to find discounts, and more. If you're getting ready for AEP, you don't want to miss this episode of the Agent Survival Guide Podcast!

 

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Frequently Asked Questions about AHIP:

[5:56.086] Do I need to pass AHIP if I already passed last year?

[6:34.257] Do I need to complete the AHIP training review questions?

[6:55.029] How many attempts at the AHIP test do I get?

[7:15.357] How long must I take between failed attempts?

[7:41.793] Do I have to take AHIP directly through their website?

[8:07.803] Do I have to take the training on a computer?

[8:23.557] How much does AHIP cost?>

[8:32.321] Can I get an AHIP certification discount?

[9:04.170] Is it possible to get a $125 AHIP reimbursement?

[10:20.844] Is there a deadline to pass AHIP to sell in 2022?

[10:39.696] Is AHIP an open-book test?

[10:48.254] Is AHIP a timed test?

[11:06.595] What score do I need to pass?

[11:15.187] How much should I prepare?

 

Mentioned in this episode:

 

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

America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) Description

Find Your Ritter Sales Specialist

Important 2022 AHIP Certification Training Updates You Should Know

Register for your FREE RitterIM.com account

Ritter's Carrier Certification Info

Ritter Carrier Product Info

The Survivor’s AEP Checklist

 

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How to Follow Up with Medicare Clients Compliantly

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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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CMS.gov Official Website

Definitive Guidelines for the New Open Enrollment Period

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How to Get Started in Medicare Sales

Humana Ignite 3-30-60-90 Conversation Guide

Silver&Fit

SilverSneakers

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

 

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What to Know About SOAs in Senior Market Sales

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