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April 9, 2021 | The Friday Five

April 9, 2021 | The Friday Five

April 9, 2021

 

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The Friday Five for April 9, 2021:

  • AHIP Revamping Training Site
  • President Biden Moves Up Vaccine Deadline
  • Medicare COVID-19 Data Snapshot Update
  • Managing Mental Health & Wellness
  • New Spotify Features

 

Mentioned in this episode:

 

AHIP Marketing MA + FWA Training Site

Biden Says All Adults Will Be Vaccine Eligible By April 19

CMS Updates Medicare COVID-19 Data Snapshot

Do We Even Know How To Socialize Anymore?

‘Hey Spotify’ in-app virtual assistant now rolling out on iPhone

How To Do A Mental Health Day Right

Important 2022 AHIP Certification Training Updates You Should Know

NPR’s COVID-19 Vaccine Tracker

Preliminary Medicare COVID-19 Data Snapshot

Spotify leaks another look at the Car Thing, this time from within its own app

 

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April 2, 2021 | The Friday Five

The Friday Five for April 2, 2021: COVID-19 Vaccine Passports, Should I Laminate my Vaccine Card, New Study on Medicare Advantage Beneficiary Savings, Ever Given's Trouble in the Suez Canal, and Facebook Bringing Back Chronological Feeds

How to Follow Up with Medicare Clients Compliantly

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.

Ways to Get Medicare Leads

How do insurance agents get Medicare leads? Find out in this episode of our ASG Podcast. We outline the best practices to help you stay compliant.

Why Client Retention Should Be Your Top Priority

Discover how to keep existing clients coming back for more. We talk strategy and give you practical steps you can easily implement in your own insurance business.

Why College Grads Are Choosing to Become Insurance Agents

Graduating college soon? Looking for a career change? Becoming an independent insurance agent can give you the flexibility and financial stability you're looking for!

 

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Simple Exercises for a Rainy Day

You want to get fit for the summer, but it's ugly outside and you're stuck inside. Don't fret! We've got an effective HIIT workout using simple exercises for a rainy day.

The Benefits of Unplugging

Our lives have become even more connected to the digital world, and for good reason. But, there are benefits to unplugging sometimes.

What is the Medicare Part B Premium Giveback?

Medicare is affordable health care coverage for many, but some Medicare Advantage plans have what's called a Medicare Part B Premium Giveback. What does that mean for you?

 

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Discover the Details of Fraternal Benefit Society Life Insurance

Within the world of insurance there are fraternal benefit societies. If you’re not familiar with these groups, there are untapped benefits for you and your clients that go way beyond insurance coverage and commissions!

Ritter’s Quest for Cash Is Here for 2021!

For 2021, Ritter’s hosting a Quest for Cash Medicare Supplement production incentive! We’re happy to say that you can expect some awesome prizes throughout the year!

Why Insurance Agents Fail (& How Not To!)

There are many reasons why insurance agents may “fail” or not be as successful as they originally set out to be. Let’s discuss some of those obstacles, and how to overcome them!

 

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April 2, 2021 | The Friday Five

April 2, 2021 | The Friday Five

April 2, 2021

 

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The Friday Five for April 2, 2021:

  • COVID-19 Vaccine Passports
  • Should I Laminate my Vaccine Card?
  • New Study on Medicare Advantage Beneficiary Savings
  • Ever Given's Trouble in the Suez Canal
  • Facebook Bringing Back Chronological Feeds?

 

Mentioned in this episode:

 

BMA: Medicare Advantage beneficiaries save more money on out-of-pocket costs than Medicare fee-for-service

Clearing the Suez Canal Took Days. Figuring Out the Costs May Take Years.

Don’t laminate your COVID vaccination card before doing these 5 things

Ever Given refloated and freed! How did they get the ship out of the Suez Canal?

Everything you need to know about vaccine passports

Facebook makes it easier for users to see News Feed stories in chronological order

February 12, 2021 | The Friday Five

Study: Medicare Advantage Saves Beneficiaries $1,640 Year, Delivering 40% Lower Cost-Burden than Traditional Medicare

Suez Canal Struggles to Clear Logjam as Stream of Arrivals Continues

‘Vaccine passports’ are on the way, but developing them won’t be easy

 

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March 26, 2021 | The Friday Five

The Friday Five for March 26, 2021: Xavier Becerra confirmed as HHS secretary, CMS Payment Model Updates, USPS Delivering for America 10-Year Plan, Anthem to acquire myNEXUS, and more!

How to Follow Up with Medicare Clients Compliantly

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.

Ways to Get Medicare Leads

How do insurance agents get Medicare leads? Find out in this episode of our ASG Podcast. We outline the best practices to help you stay compliant.

 

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Cooking for Beginners: More Frequently Asked Questions (& Their Answers!)

We're here to answer more of your cooking questions, from the best way to thaw food to why food sticks to your nonstick pan!

Does Medicare Cover Podiatry Services?

Podiatry is a specialty in the medical field that many of us don't often think about. But, what if you have bunions or a foot injury? Does Medicare cover podiatry and foot care?

Simple Exercises for a Rainy Day

You want to get fit for the summer, but it's ugly outside and you're stuck inside. Don't fret! We've got an effective HIIT workout using simple exercises for a rainy day.

 

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Ritter’s Quest for Cash Is Here for 2021!

For 2021, Ritter’s hosting a Quest for Cash Medicare Supplement production incentive! We’re happy to say that you can expect some awesome prizes throughout the year!

Why Insurance Agents Fail (& How Not To)

There are many reasons why insurance agents may “fail” or not be as successful as they originally set out to be. Let’s discuss some of those obstacles, and how to overcome them!

Medicare Advantage Trial Rights Explained for Agents

If you have a client who enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan but wants to go (back) to Original Medicare, they may qualify for a Medicare Advantage trial right! This would allow them to update their coverage outside of the Annual Enrollment Period.

 

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March 26, 2021 | The Friday Five

March 26, 2021 | The Friday Five

March 26, 2021

 

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The Friday Five for March 26, 2021:

  • Xavier Becerra confirmed as HHS secretary
  • CMS Payment Model Updates
  • USPS Delivering for America 10-Year Plan
  • Anthem to acquire myNEXUS
  • Ritter Insurance Marketing Holding D-SNP Summit (Register Now!)
 
Mentioned in this episode:

 

Anthem, Inc. To Acquire myNEXUS, Home Health Benefits Manager

Becerra squeaks through confirmation vote to become HHS secretary

Delivering for America PDF

Delivering for America Summary PDF

Disney+: Every New Move & TV Show Coming in April 2021

Here are the payment models CMS has either pulled for review or delayed

Kids love Squishmallows: Here’s what they are, and why they’re so hard to find

Postmaster General announces 10-year plan including longer mail delivery times and cuts to post office hours

Register to attend Ritter Insurance Marketing’s D-SNP Summit!

Squishmallow toy craze: Where do I get one? What is the cost?

Squishmallows went viral in 2020 and are quickly becoming Gen Z’s Beanie Babies

What’s New on Netflix in April 2021

 

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March 19, 2021 | The Friday Five

The Friday Five for March 19, 2021: The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, Dr. B & leftover COVID vaccines, COVID vaccine hesitancy, Your Online Presence & Branding, The COVID-19 Pandemic - One Year Later

Cover Those Copays with Hospital Indemnity

Ready to start selling Hospital Indemnity? This episode covers the benefits of these insurance plans and how to cross-sell them with existing products in your portfolio.

Working with New Medicare Clients in Poor Health

Don't let a client's not-so-great medical history scare you away! Learn how to walk them through their options to find the Medicare coverage that fits their needs and budget.

 

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I've Gotten the COVID Vaccine. Now What?

Once you've received the COVID-19 vaccine, you may be wondering what's next? Can you return to normal life? The answer is a little complex.

Simple Exercises for a Rainy Day

You want to get fit for the summer, but it's ugly outside and you're stuck inside. Don't fret! We've got an effective HIIT workout using simple exercises for a rainy day.

What is the Medicare Part B Premium Giveback?

Medicare is affordable health care coverage for many, but some Medicare Advantage plans have what's called a Medicare Part B Premium Giveback. What does that mean for you?

 

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Why Insurance Agents Fail (& How Not To!)

There are many reasons why insurance agents may “fail” or not be as successful as they originally set out to be. Let’s discuss some of those obstacles, and how to overcome them!

Ritter is More Than Medicare & Our New Team Brand Shows Why

When selling Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplement policies, it’s important to remember that More than Medicare products are the missing pieces of the puzzle.

Medicare Advantage Trial Rights Explained for Agents

If you have a client who enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan but wants to go (back) to Original Medicare, they may qualify for a Medicare Advantage trial right! This would allow them to update their coverage outside of the Annual Enrollment Period.

 

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March 19, 2021 | The Friday Five

March 19, 2021 | The Friday Five

March 19, 2021

 

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The Friday Five for March 19, 2021:

  • The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021
  • Dr. B & leftover COVID vaccines
  • COVID vaccine hesitancy
  • Your Online Presence & Branding
  • The COVID-19 Pandemic - One Year Later

 

Mentioned in this episode:

 

American Rescue Plan Act of 2021: Key Healthcare Provisions

Combatting Vaccine Hesitancy and Public Confusion: 5 Tips for More Compelling Communications

Dr. B – The standby list for COVID vaccines

Everything We Felt In The First Pandemic Year, In Photos

Final Coverage Provisions In The American Rescue Plan And What Comes Next

H.R.1319 – American Rescue Plan Act of 2021

Need a COVID Vaccine? This Man’s Website Will Tell You When a Nearby Clinic Has a Dose for You

One Year into the Pandemic: Implications of COVID-19 for Social Determinants of Health

One year later: 15 ways life has changed since the onset of the COVID pandemic

One year later – To brighter days ahead

One Year Later

Sorrow and stamina, defiance and despair. It’s been a year.

The Cost

The First Steps to Take When Creating an Online Presence for Your Company

 

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March 12, 2021 | The Friday Five

Did someone say FriYAY Five? 🥳 We're kicking off the weekend AND celebrating our host's birthday today. Sarah's another year wiser and she's got five more podcast recommendations to share!

5 Tips for Creating Your Own Personal Brand

Branding yourself sets your insurance business apart from the competition. Check out our tips before you begin developing your personal brand.

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!

 

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I've Gotten the COVID Vaccine. Now What?

Once you've received the COVID-19 vaccine, you may be wondering what's next? Can you return to normal life? The answer is a little complex.

Start Your Green Thumb with a Windowsill Garden

If you've ever wanted a garden, but don't have the space or time, you're in luck! Growing a windowsill garden can make it both easier and more convenient to have a garden.

What Is Kefir?

What is kefir? For something that's as easy to make or find, it's incredibly healthy — that's what it is!

 

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Why Insurance Agents Fail (& How Not To!)

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Ritter is More Than Medicare & Our New Team Brand Shows Why

When selling Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplement policies, it’s important to remember that More than Medicare products are the missing pieces of the puzzle.

Medicare Advantage Trial Rights Explained for Agents

If you have a client who enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan but wants to go (back) to Original Medicare, they may qualify for a Medicare Advantage trial right! This would allow them to update their coverage outside of the Annual Enrollment Period.

 

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March 12, 2021 | The Friday Five

March 12, 2021 | The Friday Five

March 12, 2021

 

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Did someone say FriYAY Five? 🥳 We're kicking off the weekend AND celebrating our host's birthday today. Sarah's another year wiser and she's got five more podcast recommendations to share!

 

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The Bridge Podcast

Decoder Ring

History of the 90’s

Proof

Thrilling Tales of Modern Capitalism

Twenty Thousand Hertz

 

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March 5, 2021 | The Friday Five

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

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Top 5 Podcasts of 2020 | The Friday Five

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Top 10 Podcast Apps | Agent Apps

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Start Your Green Thumb with a Windowsill Garden

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The Truth About Expiration Dates

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What Is Kefir?

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Why Insurance Agents Fail (& How Not To!)

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Ritter is More Than Medicare & Our New Team Brand Shows Why

When selling Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplement policies, it’s important to remember that More than Medicare products are the missing pieces of the puzzle.

Medicare Advantage Trial Rights Explained for Agents

If you have a client who enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan but wants to go (back) to Original Medicare, they may qualify for a Medicare Advantage trial right! This would allow them to update their coverage outside of the Annual Enrollment Period.

 

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