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August 20, 2021 | The Friday Five

August 20, 2021 | The Friday Five

August 20, 2021

 

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The Friday Five for August 20, 2021:

  • 2022 COLA Estimate Increase
  • Medicare Part E
  • ADA Support for Medicare Expansion
  • COVID-19 Booster Shots
  • Ritter Summits!

 

How to attend our annual Summits for insurance agents:

Step One: Register for your FREE RitterIM.com account

Step Two: Register to attend the Ritter Summit

 

Mentioned in this episode:

 

ADA advocates for Medicare dental benefits to focus on low-income seniors amid federal budget discussions

ADA: Focus Medicare Dental Benefit Efforts on Those Who Need it Most—Low-income Seniors

Choose Medicare Act Summary

COVID-19 booster shot for Pfizer, Moderna vaccines will be available Sept. 20

COVID-19 booster shots will be offered to Americans in September, Biden administration says

Dunkin' bringing back pumpkin spice latte, coffee, donut early with new fall cold brew

Largest COLA Since 1983 Projected & How It Affects Part B Premiums

New Bill Creates Medicare Part E, Open to All

Ritter Summits – Official Website

1261 – Choose Medicare Act

Seniors Could Get a 6.2% Social Security Raise in 2022

Social Security COLA Estimate for 2022 Raised to 6.2%

There’s growing support within the Fed to announce the tapering of bond purchases in September

 

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August 13, 2021 | The Friday Five

5 Real-Life Medicare Sales Scenarios and How to Handle Them

5 MORE Real-Life Medicare Sales Scenarios and How to Handle Them

How to Help Your Clients Get the Most Out of Their Medicare Advantage Plans

What are the New Medicare Advantage & Part D Communication Requirements for 2022?

 

Articles to Share with Your Clients:

 

Cooking for Beginners: Even More Techniques and Tips

COVID Vaccine Myths & Facts

Historic 2022 COLA Prediction Increases to Largest Since 1980s

 

Ritter Insurance Marketing eBooks & Guides:

 

The Complete Guide on How to Sell Medicare Advantage Plans

The Complete Guide on How to Sell Prescription Drug Plans

The Complete Guide to Client Loyalty and Retention

 

The latest from Ritter’s Blog:

 

Join Us at the Summits!

Largest COLA Since 1983 Projected & How It Affects Part B Premiums

Medicare & Medicaid Compared: How Both Programs Benefit Insurance Agents

 

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August 13, 2021 | The Friday Five

August 13, 2021 | The Friday Five

August 13, 2021

 

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The Friday Five for August 13, 2021:

  • Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act
  • Budget Reconciliation & Medicare Expansion
  • Medicare Expansion Debate
  • Managing Stress
  • Back-to-School Lists & Tips

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Mentioned in this episode:

5 adaptable lunch recipes for kids heading back to school — and parents, too

12 must-have back-to-school supplies — starting at $7

16 Cool Back-to-School Supplies for 2021

29 Cute School Supplies That'll Make Doing Homework WAY More Fun

Back-to-school snack recipes and tips that encourage healthy eating habits

Bio-inspired, blood-repelling tissue glue could seal wounds quickly

Chesapeake Bay Oyster Restoration

Democrats Hope To Beef Up Medicare With Dental, Vision And Hearing Benefits

Five things you didn’t know were in the infrastructure bill

Good Housekeeping Back-To-School Ideas and Advice

How to tell if your stress levels are normal or the sign of something more

Litterless lunches can ease your child’s return to school while helping the environment

Medicare expansion and a lower eligibility age are included in Democrats’ $3.5 trillion budget plan

Senate approves framework of $3.5 trillion budget plan that would expand Medicare, tax credits and climate initiatives

Senate Passes $3.5 Trillion Budget Plan, Advancing Sweeping Safety Net Expansion

Senate passes infrastructure bill that restarts sequester cuts, delays rebate rule

Should Medicare Offer Dental, Vision and Hearing Benefits?

The Senate Approves The $1 Trillion Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill In A Historic Vote

 

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August 6, 2021 | The Friday Five

5 Real-Life Medicare Sales Scenarios and How to Handle Them

5 MORE Real-Life Medicare Sales Scenarios and How to Handle Them

 

Articles to Share with Your Clients:

 

Cooking for Beginners: Frying Safety

What are the Medicare Part D Defined Standard Benefits and Alternatives?

When Should I Seek Mental Health Help?

 

Ritter Insurance Marketing eBooks & Guides:

 

Agent Survival Kits: Beginners or Experts

A Quick Guide to Cross-Selling Ancillary Insurance with Medicare Products

Modern Medicare Marketing for Today’s Agents

 

The latest from Ritter’s Blog:

 

2022 Medicare Advantage & Part D Certification Info

Medicare & Medicaid Compared: How Both Programs Benefit Insurance Agents

The Survivor's AEP Checklist

 

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August 6, 2021 | The Friday Five

August 6, 2021 | The Friday Five

August 6, 2021

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We’re focusing on self-care in this mashup of Agent Apps and the Friday Five. Sarah talks about mental well-being, the importance of self-care, and 5 apps you can use to start practicing mindfulness.

 

Mentioned in this episode:

 

5 Minute Journal

9 Of The Best Meditation Apps To Soothe Your Anxiety And Keep You Grounded In 2021

Best Mental Health Apps

Best Self-Care Apps

Calm

Download These Self-Care Apps When Everything Sucks

Fabulous

Happify

Headspace

How to support someone going through a mentally tough time

Self-Care Has Never Been More Important, So We Found the Best Apps to Help You On Your Journey

Shine

 

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July 30, 2021 | The Friday Five

4 No-Good Reasons Why Insurance Agents Quit

How to Survive AEP: Wellness Tips for Insurance Agents

Stress Relief Tips to Get You Through AEP

Why Taking it Slow is Good for Business

 

Articles to Share with Your Clients:

 

Finding the Right Therapist for You

More Simple Tips to Stay Mentally Sharp

Puzzling Your Way to Better Health

Simple Tips to Stay Mentally Sharp

The Health Benefits of Meditation

 

Ritter Insurance Marketing eBooks & Guides:

 

Agent Survival Kits: Beginners or Experts

Modern Medicare Marketing for Today’s Agents

The Complete Guide to Client Loyalty and Retention

 

The latest from Ritter’s Blog:

 

How Does a Hospital Indemnity Plan Work with Medicare? A Case Study

Medicare & Medicaid Compared: How Both Programs Benefit Insurance Agents


The Survivor's AEP Checklist

 

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July 30, 2021 | The Friday Five

July 30, 2021 | The Friday Five

July 30, 2021

 

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The Friday Five for July 30, 2021:

  • Medicare Part D OOP Cap Legislation
  • New Service from Ro Digital Health
  • Transparency Through No Surprises Act
  • CDC, Masking, and the Delta Variant
  • What's New, Spotify?

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Mentioned in this episode:

 

3 things your plan participants should know about the No Surprises Act

H.R.3 - Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act

CDC to reverse indoor mask policy, saying fully vaccinated people should wear them indoors in Covid hot spots

Disney+: Every New Movie & TV Show Coming In August 2021

Here’s what’s coming to Netflix in August 2021 — and what’s leaving

Local officials across U.S. are starting to reimpose Covid mask rules as delta variant takes hold

Millions of Medicare Part D Enrollees Have Had Out-of-Pocket Drug Spending Above the Catastrophic Threshold Over Time

Ro launches virtual mental health services for anxiety, depression as demand for behavioral health grows

Ro – The Patient Company

Ro Mind

Spotify adds an attention-grabbing 'What's New' feed to addict users to its app

 

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July 23, 2021 | The Friday Five

ACA 101: Selling Under-65 Health Insurance

Medicare Isn’t Just for Seniors: Selling to the Under-65 Market

 

Articles to Share with Your Clients:

 

Medicareful Travel: Senior Trip to Paris

The Basics of Medicaid Coverage

The Health Benefits of Volunteering

 

Ritter Insurance Marketing eBooks & Guides:

 

The Complete Guide on How to Sell Medicare Advantage Plans

The Complete Guide to Client Loyalty and Retention

Your Step-By-Step Guide to Getting Started in Insurance Sales

 

The latest from Ritter’s Blog:

 

AHIP Test Tips and Tricks for Medicare Certification

FAQs About NAHU Medicare Certification

NAHU 2022 Medicare Certification Training

 

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July 23, 2021 | The Friday Five

July 23, 2021 | The Friday Five

July 23, 2021

 

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The Friday Five for July 23, 2021:

  • Ritter’s Certification Center is LIVE
  • Evernote Plan Updates
  • The Great Inflation
  • HalloApp
  • Staying Cool

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Mentioned in this episode:

 

Don’t worry about inflation

Evernote’s New Home Dashboard: Use Handy Widgets to Organize Your Notes

Evernote plan shake-up adds Tasks and better search – but not for all

Evernote Plan Comparison

Former WhatsApp employees target Facebook with private social network

Former WhatsApp Staff Wage War On Facebook With HalloApp

How To Heat-Proof Your Summer Workout

Liquid I.V.

Netflix’s games will be mobile-focused and free for subscribers

Netflix execs explain why they’re getting into video games — to learn from users

Ritter’s Certification Center

 

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July 16, 2021 | The Friday Five

2022 Medicare Advantage and Part D Certification Info

Important 2022 AHIP Certification Training Updates You Should Know

The Survivor’s AEP Checklist

What is AHIP Certification and How Do I Get It?

 

Articles to Share with Your Clients:

 

4 Easy Ways to Cool Down on a Hot Day

4 More Easy Ways to Cool Down on a Hot Day

Cooking for Beginners: Even More Techniques and Tips

 

Ritter Insurance Marketing eBooks & Guides:

 

Developing an Agency – Your Guide to Getting Started

How to Host a Successful Medicare Educational Event

The Complete Guide to Client Loyalty and Retention

 

The latest from Ritter’s Blog:

 

AHIP Test Tips and Tricks for Medicare Certification

How Does a Hospital Indemnity Plan Work with Medicare? A Case Study

NAHU 2022 Medicare Certification Training

 

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