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2022 Medicare Advantage and Part D Certification Info

2022 Medicare Advantage and Part D Certification Info

July 13, 2021

 

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Get 2022 Medicare Advantage and Medicare Part D agent certification and product training info - all in one place! Learn how to access your carrier AHIP, MA certification, PDP certification, even product training details in Ritter's Certification Center. 

 

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Important 2022 AHIP Certification Training Updates You Should Know

2022 AHIP certification is LIVE! Find out what's changed from last year and where you can find carrier-specific cert requirements!

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

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NAHU 2022 Medicare Certification Training

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The Survivor’s AEP Checklist

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What is AHIP Certification and How Do I Get It?

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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The Benefits of Unplugging

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What Does Medically Necessary Mean?

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Important 2022 AHIP Certification Training Updates You Should Know

Important 2022 AHIP Certification Training Updates You Should Know

June 21, 2021

 

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2022 AHIP certification is LIVE! Find out what's changed from last year and where you can find carrier-specific cert requirements!

 

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

America’s Health Insurance Plans Official Website

Register for your FREE RitterIM.com account

Ritter’s Certification Center

 

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What to Do If Your Medicare Card is Lost or Stolen

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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.

 

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2021 Medicare Part A & B Premiums and Deductibles

2021 Medicare Part A & B Premiums and Deductibles

November 11, 2020

 

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CMS just announced the 2021 Medicare Part A and B premiums and deductibles. Find out what the cost of Medicare will be for your clients in the coming year.

 

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October 9, 2020 | The Friday Five

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