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April 3, 2020 | The Friday Five

April 3, 2020 | The Friday Five

April 3, 2020

 

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The Friday Five for April 3, 2020:

  • Some Good News
  • CARES Act Stimulus Checks
  • Mental Health Minute
  • Brothers Cuomo and Mom’s Sauce
  • Girl Scouts Cookie Care

 

Mentioned in this episode:

 

Andrew Cuomo to Chris: You’re the meatball of the family

Girl Scouts Cookie Care – Buy or Donate Cookies 🍪

Girl Scout Cookies Offering Home Delivery

How to make your own yeast for baking

Social Security recipients who don’t usually file tax returns will automatically get $1,200 payments, Treasury says in reversal

Some Good News (Instagram)

Some Good News (Twitter)

Some Good News (Youtube)

Stop Trying to Be Productive

Unsifted – The Bread Lab at Washington State University

When will you get your stimulus cash, and how?

 

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March 27, 2020 | The Friday Five

The Friday Five for March 27, 2020: The coronavirus stimulus package; how to help during the COVID-19 pandemic; Instagram debuts new feature; Zoom lets you video chat for free; new to streaming for April 2020.

How to Add Technology to Your Insurance Business

Ready to bring technology into your business? Not sure where to start? Listening to this episode is a must if you've been thinking about adding technology to your insurance sales process.

Should Insurance Agents Have Their Own Website?

To have a website, or to not have a website? Does my insurance business really need its own website? What would I use it for other than contact information? How do I get started? We answer all these questions and more in this must-listen episode of our Agent Survival Guide Podcast!

 

The latest from Ritter’s Blog:

 

Guiding Your Agency Through COVID-19

The COVID-19 virus has effectively changed the way the United States operates for the foreseeable future. With business closures and travel restrictions, the potential to harm small businesses like insurance agencies is obvious and potentially devastating. But, with the right combination of planning and flexibility — and a dash of help from your friendly FMO — it doesn’t have to derail your agency’s productivity.

How to Successfully Set SMART Goals

Setting goals is great way to keep your business on track with a clear path ahead. We recommend setting goals at the beginning of each plan year to help you flourish in the year to come.

Ritter and Carrier Operations During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 virus has effectively changed the way the United States operates for the foreseeable future. A compilation of information from the carriers Ritter supports regarding their capacity to continue operations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

What Agents Can’t Say During Medicare Sales Appointments

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services have some strict rules on what agents can and cannot say during Medicare sales appointments, but pulling them out of the dense Medicare Communications and Marketing Guidelines (MCMG) can be tough and time-consuming. Here are some examples to help simplify things!

More People Working Past Age 65: What It Means for Agents Selling Medicare Plans

For agents selling Medicare plans, the stereotypical prospect has been someone with graying hair, approaching the age of 65 or already past it, and retired. There have always been those who don’t fit this stereotype; however, lately, you’ve probably noticed more of them.

 

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March 27, 2020 | The Friday Five

March 27, 2020 | The Friday Five

March 27, 2020

 

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The Friday Five for March 27, 2020:

  • The Coronavirus Stimulus Package
  • How to Help During COVID-19 Pandemic
  • Instagram debuts new feature
  • Zoom lets you video chat for free
  • New to streaming for April 2020

 

Mentioned in this episode:

 

5 Key Things in the $2 Trillion Coronavirus Stimulus Package

5 Ways to Help Your Community Combat Coronavirus (While Still Social Distancing)

Architect’s Virtual Capitol Tour

Everything Coming to Netflix, Disney+, Hulu & Amazon Prime Video in April

Gift cards, merchandise and to-go orders: Here’s how restaurants say customers should support them

How to Help and Where to Get Help During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Instagram has a new way for people isolated by coronavirus to connect: sharing posts via video chat

Instagram Launches New Co-Watching Feature to Help Users Connect Amid COVID-19 Lockdowns

Meigs’ Miniatures: The Story of the Tiny Doors in the U.S. Capitol

OUR VIEW: Help our small businesses stay afloat

Senate approves historic $2 trillion stimulus deal amid growing coronavirus fears

Senate Oks $2T coronavirus stimulus package in unanimous vote; House sets Friday vote

Senate Plans Vote on $2 Trillion Stimulus Bill After Sealing Bipartisan Deal

What You Need to Know About Using Zoom

 

 

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March 20, 2020 | The Friday Five

The Friday Five for March 20, 2020: Federal COVID-19 Response Plan; Medicare telehealth expansion; coronavirus and retail stores; kids and COVID-19; and what to do while quarantined.

How to Add Technology to Your Insurance Business

Ready to bring technology into your business? Not sure where to start? Listening to this episode is a must if you've been thinking about adding technology to your insurance sales process.

Enrollment Stats for 2020 | Ritter’s State of the Senior Market Episode 3

Which carriers topped the Medicare market for AEP 2020? Who should you add to your portfolio for 2021? Craig looks at MA and PDP enrollment statistics from 2019 and AEP 2020 in the third installment of our State of the Senior Market series. Bonus: He also breaks down high-producing states and their top carriers.

Medicare Regulation & Legislation | Ritter’s State of the Senior Market Episode 2

Craig covers upcoming Medicare regulation and legislation insurance agents need to know about in 2020! Learn about the implications of MACRA, the 21st Century Cures Act, the 2021 Advance Notice, and more, and what it means for your insurance business.

The Year in Review | Ritter’s State of the Senior Market Episode 1

Craig highlights the milestones reached at Ritter Insurance Marketing in 2019. Production stats, Medicareful strides, Medicareful Living, changes to Agent Survival Guide, what’s coming in 2020 from Ritter, and more!

 

 

The latest from Ritter’s Blog:

 

What Agents Can’t Say During Medicare Sales Appointments

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services have some strict rules on what agents can and cannot say during Medicare sales appointments, but pulling them out of the dense Medicare Communications and Marketing Guidelines (MCMG) can be tough and time-consuming. Here are some examples to help simplify things!

The Best Software for Tracking Your Medicare Commissions

You may enjoy selling Medicare Advantage, Medicare Supplement, and Part D plans because you like helping others, but you and your family may also depend on the commissions your insurance career or side hustle provides.

Examining the Medicare Part B Premium Giveback

The standard monthly Part B premium cost for beneficiaries in 2020 is $144.60. Wouldn’t it be nice if your clients could get some of that money back? Good news, this is a possibility!

 

 

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March 20, 2020 | The Friday Five

March 20, 2020 | The Friday Five

March 20, 2020

 

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The Friday Five for March 20, 2020:

  • Federal COVID-19 Response Plan
  • Medicare telehealth expansion
  • Coronavirus and retail stores
  • Kids and COVID-19
  • What to do while quarantined

 

Ritter and Carrier Operations During the COVID-19 Pandemic

 

Mentioned in this episode:

23 fun activities to do with kids using stuff you already have at home, as you wait out coronavirus closures

A federal plan to tackle the coronavirus pandemic warns it ‘will last 18 months or longer’ and could include ‘multiple waves’

A list of stores that temporarily have closed or cut hours because of coronavirus

Children and Coronavirus: Research Finds Some Become Seriously Ill

Coronavirus looks different in kids than in adults

Coronavirus store closures, changes: See which retailers are closed or changing hours

Giant list of things to do, watch with your kids during the coronavirus pandemic

Medicare Telemedicine Health Care Provider Fact Sheet

President Trump Expands Telehealth Benefits for Medicare Beneficiaries During COVID-19 Outbreak

Stores designate shopping time for seniors vulnerable amid coronavirus: Safeway, Whole Foods, Target and more

To keep seniors safe at home, Medicare expands telemedicine

Tracking retail’s response to the coronavirus

U.S. Government COVID-19 Response Plan

U.S. Viral Plan Anticipates 18-Month Pandemic and Widespread Shortages

What Parents Need to Know About Coronavirus

What To Do With Kids At Home On Coronavirus Break For Who Knows How Long (Without Losing It)

What to Watch, Listen to and Cook During Your Coronavirus Self-Quarantine

What to Watch While Stuck at Home—and How to Stream It

While your kids are out of school, here are 50 things to keep them busy and socially distant

Whole Foods, Fresh Market, Redner’s join list of stores open early for seniors vulnerable amid coronavirus outbreak

Working at home during the coronavirus crisis with kids underfoot? Here are 9 ways to cope

 

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March 13, 2020 | The Friday Five

The Friday Five for March 13, 2020: CVS Pharmacy drops delivery fees during COVID-19 outbreak; Coronavirus Q&A from CNN; Jack Dorsey still CEO of Twitter; Oil wars and gas prices; and PepsiCo buys Rockstar Energy

How to Add Technology to Your Insurance Business

Ready to bring technology into your business? Not sure where to start? Listening to this episode is a must if you've been thinking about adding technology to your insurance sales process.

Medicare Regulation & Legislation | Ritter’s State of the Senior Market Episode 2

Craig covers upcoming Medicare regulation and legislation insurance agents need to know about in 2020! Learn about the implications of MACRA, the 21st Century Cures Act, the 2021 Advance Notice, and more, and what it means for your insurance business.

The Year in Review | Ritter’s State of the Senior Market Episode 1

Craig highlights the milestones reached at Ritter Insurance Marketing in 2019. Production stats, Medicareful strides, Medicareful Living, changes to Agent Survival Guide, what’s coming in 2020 from Ritter, and more!

How to Market Yourself Effectively

Not sure where to start when it comes to marketing yourself or your insurance business? Need to refresh your current marketing strategy? Listen to our marketing tips for insurance agents in this episode of our ASG Podcast.

What Are Insurance Agents Responsible for Under HIPAA?

Stay HIPAA compliant with the Agent Survival Guide Podcast! Find out what you’re responsible for under HIPAA regulations.

 

The latest from Ritter’s Blog:

 

More People Working Past Age 65: What It Means for Agents Selling Medicare Plans

For agents selling Medicare plans, the stereotypical prospect has been someone with graying hair, approaching the age of 65 or already past it, and retired. There have always been those who don’t fit this stereotype; however, lately, you’ve probably noticed more of them.

The Best Software for Tracking Your Medicare Commissions

You may enjoy selling Medicare Advantage, Medicare Supplement, and Part D plans because you like helping others, but you and your family may also depend on the commissions your insurance career or side hustle provides.

Examining the Medicare Part B Premium Giveback

The standard monthly Part B premium cost for beneficiaries in 2020 is $144.60. Wouldn’t it be nice if your clients could get some of that money back? Good news, this is a possibility!

 

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March 13, 2020 | The Friday Five

March 13, 2020 | The Friday Five

March 13, 2020

 

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The Friday Five for March 13, 2020:

  • CVS Pharmacy Drops Delivery Fees During Coronavirus Outbreak
  • Coronavirus Q&A from CNN
  • Jack Dorsey still CEO of Twitter
  • Oil Wars and Gas Prices
  • PepsiCo buys Rockstar Energy

 

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8 of your latest coronavirus questions, answered

Business Wars Podcast

Business Wars: Starbucks vs. Dunkin – A Steamy Culture Clash | 1

Business Wars: Netflix vs. Blockbuster Revisited – Sudden Death | 1

Business Wars: Coke vs. Pepsi – Cocaine is King | 1

CVS Pharmacy offering free prescription delivery during outbreak

Dunkin’ Is Giving Away Free Donuts Every Friday of March

Jack Dorsey bought himself more time as Twitter CEO, but it might not matter

Jack Dorsey’s Reprieve as Twitter CEO May Not Last

‘Oil price war,’ coronavirus could drive gas prices below $2 gallon

New on Netflix: March 2020

PepsiCo to acquire energy drink maker Rockstar Energy in a $3.85 billion deal

Ritter and Carrier Operations During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Starbucks Spring Menu Dropped Today And It Includes A Matcha Coconut Milk Drink And Egg Wraps

White House likely to pursue federal aid for shale companies hit by oil shock, coronavirus downturn

 

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Final Expense Insurance Sales Opportunities You May Be Missing

There's more to final expense insurance than you may think — it's not just burial insurance! Learn about the different types of FE insurance available, sales strategies, types of cases, and more in this episode of the ASG Podcast!

 

How to Add Technology to Your Insurance Business

Ready to bring technology into your business? Not sure where to start? Listening to this episode is a must if you've been thinking about adding technology to your insurance sales process.

March 6, 2020 | The Friday Five

The Friday Five for March 6, 2020: Coronavirus - shortages and preparedness; Coronavirus - funding for testing; Super Tuesday results boost UnitedHealth Group and CVS stock prices; Walmart Health; and news on Ritter's State of the Senior Market.

Ready to Join an FMO? 10 Things to Consider

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

The Year in Review | Ritter’s State of the Senior Market Episode 1

Craig highlights the milestones reached at Ritter Insurance Marketing in 2019. Production stats, Medicareful strides, Medicareful Living, changes to Agent Survival Guide, what’s coming in 2020 from Ritter, and more!

What are Insurance Agents Responsible for Under HIPAA?

Stay HIPAA compliant with the Agent Survival Guide Podcast! Find out what you’re responsible for under HIPAA regulations.

 

The latest from Ritter’s Blog:

 

The Best Software for Tracking Your Medicare Commissions

You may enjoy selling Medicare Advantage, Medicare Supplement, and Part D plans because you like helping others, but you and your family may also depend on the commissions your insurance career or side hustle...(read more)

Examining the Medicare Part B Premium Giveback

The standard monthly Part B premium cost for beneficiaries in 2020 is $144.60. Wouldn’t it be nice if your clients could get some of that money back? Good news, this is a possibility...(read more

The Top 5 Products to Sell During Medicare’s Lock-In Period

Which products should Medicare sales agents sell outside of the Annual Enrollment Period to keep earning commissions? We’ve got the top five additional plan types that should be in your portfolio during...(read more)

 

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March 6, 2020 | The Friday Five

March 6, 2020 | The Friday Five

March 6, 2020

 

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The Friday Five for March 6, 2020:

  • Coronavirus: Shortages & Preparedness
  • Coronavirus: Funding for Testing
  • Super Tuesday Results boost Unitedhealth Group and CVS stock prices
  • Walmart Health
  • News on Ritter's State of the Senior Market

 

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Any American Can Now Be Tested for the Coronavirus, Pence Says

How to prepare for coronavirus: The shopping list for your own home quarantine kit

Panic buying of masks puts health care workers’ ‘lives at risk,’ WHO says

Senate passes $8.3 billion emergency coronavirus package, sending bill to Trump’s desk

Super Tuesday primary results

The Latest: Germany, other nations ban export of masks

These plastic-chomping caterpillars can help fight pollution

Trump administration considering paying for uninsured coronavirus patients’ medical care: report

UnitedHealth, CVS Shares Surge as Biden Leaps Ahead of Sanders After Super Tuesday

WHO Chief Demands End to Hoarding Masks, Gloves

Waive Fees for Coronavirus Tests and Treatment, Health Experts Urge

Walmart may start nationwide health care, offer $30 checkups without insurance

 

State of the Senior Market Video Schedule: Watch at ritterim.com/sotsm

 

February 25, 2020 – Coming Soon: Ritter’s State of the Senior Market 
March 3, 2020 – The Year in Review | Episode 1
March 10, 2020 – Medicare Regulation & Legislation | Episode 2
March 17, 2020 – Enrollment Stats for 2020 | Episode 3
March 24, 2020 – Major Industry Trends | Episode 4
March 26, 2020 – Live Q&A with Craig Ritter

 

State of the Senior Market Podcast Schedule:

 

A Word from Our President, Craig Ritter

The Year in Review | State of the Senior Market 2020 Episode 1

Medicare Regulation & Legislation | State of the Senior Market 2020 Episode 2

Enrollment Stats for 2020 | State of the Senior Market 20202 Episode 3

Major Industry Trends | State of the Senior Market 2020 Episode 4

Coming Soon! – State of the Senior Market 2020 Q&A Recap with Craig Ritter

 

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4 Steps to Every Final Expense Sale

Master your final expense sales pitch with these steps. We discuss how to help you bring up the subject of final expense with confidence and convert more prospects into clients.

5 Out-of-the-Box Ideas for Selling Final Expense Insurance

Pitching final expense insurance may seem challenging, but it doesn't have to be! We’ve got five concepts to work into your presentation strategy before your next sales appointment! 

Every ‘Second’ Counts: Why Sell Cancer, Heart Attack, and Stroke Insurance?

Build a portfolio that shows clients you care. Cancer, heart attack, and stroke insurance plans provide coverage and peace of mind when your clients need it most.

February 28, 2020 | The Friday Five

Continuing coverage on Coronavirus, the Apple Heartline study, Medicare-for-all explainer, Salesforce acquires Vlocity, and Seema Verma's NAHU Capitol Conference remarks.

Ready to Join an FMO? 10 Things to Consider

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

 

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The Best Software for Tracking Your Medicare Commissions

You may enjoy selling Medicare Advantage, Medicare Supplement, and Part D plans because you like helping others, but you and your family may also depend on the commissions your insurance career or side hustle… (read more)

Examining the Medicare Part B Premium Giveback

The standard monthly Part B premium cost for beneficiaries in 2020 is $144.60. Wouldn’t it be nice if your clients could get some of that money back? Good news, this is a possibility...(read more)

The Top 5 Products to Sell During Medicare's Lock-In Period

Which products should a Medicare sales agent sell outside of the Annual Enrollment Period to keep earning commissions? We’ve got the top five additional plan types that should be a part of an agent’s portfolio during the... (read more)

 

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