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January 15, 2021 | The Friday Five

January 15, 2021 | The Friday Five

January 15, 2021

 

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The Friday Five for January 15, 2021:

  • CDC Updates Rules for Travelers Flying to U.S.
  • Apple announces Racial Equity and Justice Initiative projects
  • Student Loan Forgiveness Under Biden?
  • Consumer Electronics Show 2021
  • Gut Microbes and Human Health
 
Mentioned in this episode:

 

Apple launches major new Racial Equity and Justice Initiative projects to challenge systemic racism, advance racial equality nationwide

Biden to extend pause on federal student loan payments

CDC to require all air travelers to US to show negative coronavirus test

CES 2021 products you can actually buy this year

Girl Scout Cookies Will Be Sold Online Nationwide This Year, Including Via Grubhub

Girl Scouts Official Website

How the Right Foods May Lead to a Healthier Gut, and Better Health

Landmark human study is first to reveal strong links between gut microbes, diet and health

The Best Tech of CES 2020: Where Are They Now?

The Propel Center

 

 

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January 8, 2021 | The Friday Five

The Friday Five for January 8, 2021: Centene acquires Magellan Health; Haven Healthcare is no more; KFF COVID-19 Medicare Cost and Coverage FAQs; Think Advisor Industry Predictions for 2021;and Stimulus Relief Payment Issues & Recent Package Details

Does Your Medicare Sales Approach Satisfy Different Budgets?

Your portfolio likely includes different types of insurance for different coverage needs. But what about different financial needs? How do you factor cost into the equation compliantly?

How to Take on an Upset Client in the Insurance Industry

What do you when your client is upset because of how another insurance agent treated them? Get tips on how to turn that past, negative experience into a positive, and a loyal client.

 

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Does Medicare Cover COVID Testing?

Does Medicare cover COVID testing? It's an important question to be answered, since testing can give you peace of mind and help slow the spread of the pandemic.

Finding a Purpose Makes You Happier, Healthier

Having a purpose or guiding passion in your life can help you deal with stress, be happier, and even live longer. Here are all the ways living with a purpose benefits you and how you can find yours!

Ways Seniors Can Lower Heating Costs in the Winter

Looking for ways you can lower your heating bill this winter? You're in luck because you can without compromising comfort!

 

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What to Do If Your Clients Can No Longer Afford Their Permanent Life Insurance Premiums

Are your clients struggling to pay their permanent life insurance premiums? They have options other than letting their policies lapse! Here’s how you can help them salvage their benefits.

Medicareful 2020 Year-in-Review: Here’s What We Accomplished

Selling Medicare plans? You’ve probably heard of Medicareful. We’re reviewing what this free Medicare quoting software helped agents accomplish in 2020 and how it set itself apart from other online Medicare sales tools!

Ways to Get Medicare Leads

In the insurance industry, leads are what sustain your business. Of course, you need the contracts, training, and other skills to be a successful insurance agent, but without leads, you’ll just be spinning your wheels.

 

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January 8, 2021 | The Friday Five

January 8, 2021 | The Friday Five

January 8, 2021

 

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The Friday Five for January 8, 2021:

  • Centene acquires Magellan Health
  • Haven Healthcare is no more
  • KFF COVID-19 Medicare Cost and Coverage FAQs
  • Think Advisor Industry Predictions for 2021
  • Stimulus Relief Payment Issues & Recent Package Details

 

Mentioned in this episode:

 

5 Predictions for Life and Health Insurers for 2021

Buried in Pandemic Aid Bill: Billions to Soothe the Richest

Centene Is Climbing on Its Plans to Buy Magellan Health for $2.2 Billion

Centene to acquire Magellan Health in $2.2B deal

FAQs on Medicare Coverage and Costs Related to COVID-19 Testing and Treatment

Goodbye, Haven: The benefits industry reacts

Haven, the Amazon-Berkshire-JPMorgan venture to disrupt health care is disbanding after 3 years

Jeff Bezo, Jamie Dimon and Warren Buffett tried to solve health care. 3 years later, their company has shut down

Ritter and Carrier Operations During the COVID-19 Pandemic

‘Status Not Available:’ IRS says these taxpayers won’t receive second stimulus check automatically

The Second Stimulus Package: Here’s What’s Included

What’s New on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, Disney+, and More in January 2021

Why Haven Healthcare Failed

 

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Podcasts We’re Currently Listening To (Winter 2021) | The Friday Five

We’re kicking off the first Friday Five episode of 2021 with podcast recommendations! Here are five podcasts that our host, Sarah is currently listening to. 🎧

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.

How to Successfully Set SMART Goals

New year... new goals! Are your 2021 business goals SMART? Learn how this strategy can help your insurance business boom in the new year. Our goal? To help you do it.

 

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Cooking for Beginners: Cutting Board Safety

Cutting boards are extremely useful tools in the kitchen, especially for protecting your countertops. For that reason, cutting board safety is equally important so you don't accidentally hurt yourself or get sick!

Does Medicare Cover COVID Testing?

Does Medicare cover COVID testing? It's an important question to be answered, since testing can give you peace of mind and help slow the spread of the pandemic.

How Do Medicare Agents Make Money?

Trust is essential in any relationship. Learning how a Medicare agent makes their money is a great way to build trust between you and your agent.

 

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What to Do If Your Clients Can No Longer Afford Their Permanent Life Insurance Premiums

Are your clients struggling to pay their permanent life insurance premiums? They have options other than letting their policies lapse! Here’s how you can help them salvage their benefits.

How to Take on an Upset Client in the Insurance Industry

At least once in your sales career, you may meet an insurance client who had a negative experience with another agent, plan, or insurance in general. While these bad experiences were out of your control, you have the ability to make their next experience a positive one!

Medicareful 2020 Year-in_Review: Here’s What We Accomplished

Selling Medicare plans? You’ve probably heard of Medicareful. We’re reviewing what this free Medicare quoting software helped agents accomplish in 2020 and how it set itself apart from other online Medicare sales tools!

 

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Podcasts We’re Currently Listening To (Winter 2021) | The Friday Five

Podcasts We’re Currently Listening To (Winter 2021) | The Friday Five

January 1, 2021

 

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We’re kicking off the first Friday Five episode of 2021 with podcast recommendations! Here are five podcasts that our host, Sarah is currently listening to. 🎧

 

Mentioned in this episode:

 

ArtCurious

Art Attack!

Is the Mona Lisa a Fake?

What Happened to the Amber Room?

California City – Start with How I Found Out About California City

The Leviathan Chronicles – Start with Evil Undertow

Remy’s Life Interrupted – Start with EP1

Stuff You Should Know

Cabbage Patch Kids: Must-Have Toy of the Century

Porcupines: Little Stabby Cutie Pies

Short Stuff: How Eyes In a Painting Follow You

Short Stuff: Plastic Pink Flamingos

 

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Top 5 Podcasts of 2020 | The Friday Five

We don’t just make a podcast, we love listening to them, too! Despite 2020 effectively cancelling her commute, our host Sarah listened to over 7,000 minutes of podcast audio. Which shows made it into her top 5 for 2020? Listen to find out in this bonus Friday Five episode!

How to Successfully Set SMART Goals

New year... new goals! Are your 2021 business goals SMART? Learn how this strategy can help your insurance business boom in the new year. Our goal? To help you do it.

How to Use Storytelling in Your Sales Pitch

Could your sales pitch use some work? Learn how to transform a lackluster insurance presentation with storytelling!

International Podcast Day 2020

Happy International Podcast Day! 2020 has certainly been a year to, er, remember. There’s a lot of that reflected in this year’s episode. But there’s also a fair bit of fun. Sarah shares it all in this episode – podcast recommendations, standout episodes, updates, bonus content, and more, including what makes her want to listen.

Podcast Recommendations for Summer 2020

Summer is here! 🌞 That means it’s time for MORE podcast recommendations! If you need something to listen to during a long drive, while you’re on a vacation, staycation, or just walking around the neighborhood after dinner… Sarah has 10 new podcast recommendations for your listening enjoyment.

 

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4 Secrets to Keeping Your New Year’s Resolution

This year, our New Year’s resolution is to help you keep yours! Here are the four secrets to keeping your New Year’s resolution.

Healthy Hacks for Your Favorite Snacks: New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Eve is getting near, and with it, parties. Ring in the New Year without busting your diet with these healthy New Year’s dishes.

How to Read More This Year

Reading as a hobby is sadly shrinking in the United States. This year, crack open more books than ever before with these tips.

 

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Does Your Medicare Sales Approach Satisfy Different Budgets?

We all know the saying, “money doesn’t grow on trees.” Many people have limited incomes, but you can help them with budgeting for a Medicare plan to afford the health care they may need.

Ways to Get Medicare Leads

In the insurance industry, leads are what sustain your business. Of course, you need the contracts, training, and other skills to be a successful insurance agent, but without leads, you’ll just be spinning your wheels.

What is AHIP Certification and How Do I Get It?

You have your leads in hand and your contracts signed, so you’re ready to sell, right? Well… almost. Did you complete your AHIP certification yet?

 

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Top 5 Podcasts of 2020 | The Friday Five

Top 5 Podcasts of 2020 | The Friday Five

December 25, 2020

 

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We don’t just make a podcast, we love listening to them, too! Despite 2020 effectively cancelling her commute, our host Sarah listened to over 7,000 minutes of podcast audio. Which shows made it into her top 5 for 2020? Listen to find out in this bonus Friday Five episode!

 

Mentioned in this episode:

 

99% Invisible

Episode 402 – Instant Grammification

Episode 411 – Podcast Episode

Episode 420 – The Lost Cities of Geo

Articles of Interest

A Fantasy of Fashion: Articles of Interest #7

Knockoffs: Articles of Interest #8

Perfume: Articles of Interest #9

Suits: Articles of Interest #10

Diamonds: Articles of Interest #11

Wedding Dresses: Articles of Interest #12

Business Wars

Denim Wars – Start with Cowboys & Indigos

Starbucks vs. Dunkin – Start with A Steamy Culture Clash

TikTok vs. Instagram – Start with Codename

TikTok vs. Instagram – The TikTok Effect (Interview with NYT’s Taylor Lorenz)

Dolly Parton’s America – Start with Sad A** Songs

The Missing Cryptoqueen – Start with Episode 1: Dr. Ruja

Six Minutes – Start with Six Minutes Begins

 

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International Podcast Day 2020

Happy International Podcast Day! 2020 has certainly been a year to, er, remember. There’s a lot of that reflected in this year’s episode. But there’s also a fair bit of fun. Sarah shares it all in this episode – podcast recommendations, standout episodes, updates, bonus content, and more, including what makes her want to listen.

Podcast Recommendations for Summer 2020

Summer is here! 🌞 That means it’s time for MORE podcast recommendations! If you need something to listen to during a long drive, while you’re on a vacation, staycation, or just walking around the neighborhood after dinner… Sarah has 10 new podcast recommendations for your listening enjoyment.

Podcasts We're Currently Listening To

Need more podcast recommendations? (Who doesn’t?!) For our last Friday Five of 2019, Sarah gives you a glimpse of what she’s currently listening to.

 

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Does Medicare Cover COVID Testing?

Does Medicare cover COVID testing? It's an important question to be answered, since testing can give you peace of mind and help slow the spread of the pandemic.

Radio on the Internet: Top Podcasts for Seniors

Radio shows are making a comeback in the form of podcasts, and there are a lot to choose from. Here are a few we recommend checking out!

Which is Correct: Storing Butter In or Out of the Fridge?

There's been a quiet debate raging for some time about one of the most common ingredients in the kitchen — butter. Should you store butter in the fridge or on the counter?

 

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Does Your Medicare Sales Approach Satisfy Different Budgets?

We all know the saying, “money doesn’t grow on trees.” Many people have limited incomes, but you can help them with budgeting for a Medicare plan to afford the health care they may need.

Ways to Get Medicare Leads

In the insurance industry, leads are what sustain your business. Of course, you need the contracts, training, and other skills to be a successful insurance agent, but without leads, you’ll just be spinning your wheels.

What is AHIP Certification and How Do I Get It?

You have your leads in hand and your contracts signed, so you’re ready to sell, right? Well… almost. Did you complete your AHIP certification yet?

 

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December 18, 2020 | The Friday Five

December 18, 2020 | The Friday Five

December 18, 2020

 

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The Friday Five for December 18, 2020:

  • The COVID-19 Vaccine Arrives
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Scams and Misinformation
  • Google's Year in Search Trends 2020
  • Netflix to Unveil Audio-Only Mode?
  • Top 10 New Business Books in 2020

 

Mentioned in this episode:

 

Answers to Your Questions about the New Covid Vaccines in the U.S.

Google’s Year in Search Trends 2020 – Global Results

Google’s Year in Search Trends 2020 – United States Results

Fact check: Bell’s palsy among COVID-19 trial participants likely unrelated to Pfizer vaccine

First came news of a vaccine. Now come the scams.

Moderna nears its first-ever FDA authorization, for its COVID-19 vaccine

Netflix May Be Introducing an Audio-Only Mode for Listening to Shows with the Screen Off

Pfizer vs. Moderna COVID-19 vaccine: What’s the Difference?

US vaccinations ramp up as 2nd COVID-19 shot nears

Your Complete Guide to the Ten Best New Business Books of 2020

 

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December 11, 2020 | The Friday Five

The Friday Five for December 11, 2020: President-Elect Joe Biden’s pick for HHS Secretary, Potential health policy under Biden Administration, NPR creates COVID-19 hospital lookup with HHS data, Webex announces new features, and Managing Holiday stress

November 24, 2020 | The Tuesday Ten

It’s back! Our official list of 2020’s top 10 holiday toys! We did the research so you don’t have to! Sarah has a thing for research, spreadsheets, and really delights in the finding the perfect gift. Let her help you survive holiday toy shopping!

Ritter Can Help You Stay in Touch with Your Clients

Client retention starts with outreach, but if you’re not sure how to do that, we’ve got you covered. Listen to get four ways to reach out and the details on some FREE templates you’ll want to get your hands on!

The Beginner’s Guide to C-SNPs

Ready to learn more about C-SNPs? In this episode, we go over all the details of Chronic Condition Special Needs Plans, like what they are, who qualifies, and why you should be selling them!

The Benefits of Selling D-SNP’s

Keep your Medicare sales flowing outside of AEP! Get the details on adding D-SNPs (dual-eligible special needs plans) to your portfolio.

 

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Does Medicare Cover COVID Testing?

Does Medicare cover COVID testing? It's an important question to be answered, since testing can give you peace of mind and help slow the spread of the pandemic.

Health for the Holidays: Christmas Cookies

What would the holidays be without Christmas cookies? While you’re celebrating the season, we’re looking at ways you can enjoy the cookies without busting your New Year’s resolution early!

Safe Ways to Celebrate Christmas During the COVID Pandemic

Looking for ways to celebrate Christmas during the COVID pandemic? It's possible, but we have to be smart and still follow the guidelines. Here's how.

 

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Does Your Medicare Sales Approach Satisfy Different Budgets?

We all know the saying, “money doesn’t grow on trees.” Many people have limited incomes, but you can help them with budgeting for a Medicare plan to afford the health care they may need.

Ways to Get Medicare Leads

In the insurance industry, leads are what sustain your business. Of course, you need the contracts, training, and other skills to be a successful insurance agent, but without leads, you’ll just be spinning your wheels.

What is AHIP Certification and How Do I Get It?

You have your leads in hand and your contracts signed, so you’re ready to sell, right? Well… almost. Did you complete your AHIP certification yet?

 

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