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How to Scrub Your Social Media Profiles | Social Media 101

How to Scrub Your Social Media Profiles | Social Media 101

December 22, 2020

 

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What does your online activity say about you? How about your insurance business? If you've never scrubbed your social media profiles or Googled yourself, this episode is a must-listen!

 

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7 steps to take when scrubbing your social media presence, according to branding and PR experts

8 Easy Ways to Clean Up Your Social Media (Because Hiring Managers Really Do Look at It)

Disqus – Remove and Edit Your Comments

How to Clean Up Your Old Social Media Posts

How to Clean Up Your Social Media Accounts Without Deleting Them

The Complete Social Media Clean Up Checklist

 

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Insurance Agents & CMS Compliance | Apple | Google | Spotify

Stay compliant with the CMS Medicare Communications and Marketing Guidelines — even while on social media. We outline the best practices for insurance agents to follow while using social media.

Social Media Privacy Tips for Insurance Agents | Apple | Google | Spotify

Online privacy is a big deal. You want to use social media to market your insurance business. How do you protect yourself and your clients? We've got some best practices and a link to a very informative eBook that’s free to download. Listen to find out more!

Internet Forums & Insurance Agents | Apple | Google | Spotify

Discover the power of forums. We unpack it all, how to get started, what you should post, etiquette rules, and more!

 

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I’m Ready for Social Media: Which Platform is Right for Me?

Social media use has many benefits to seniors. But, which social media platform is right for you? We take a brief look at the four largest, analyzing the pros and cons of each.

Why Seniors Should Avoid Isolation

Feeling alone can be painful. When that feeling controls your life, it becomes a debilitating condition known as social isolation. If you’re a senior, knowing the signs and how to prevent it can be life-saving.

Why Seniors Are Flocking to Social Media

We keep discovering benefits that social media use has for Americans over 65. Studies have shown that it can aid seniors both physically and mentally. With that in mind, if you’re not online, you should be.

 

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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.

LTC Planning in a COVID World: Why It’s Essential

Six months. It doesn’t seem like a long time, until you’re unexpectedly locked down, prohibited from seeing your family and friends, in a care facility that’s now a potential COVID hotspot.

2021 Medicare Part A and Part B Premiums and Deductibles

CMS recently released their numbers for 2021 premiums, deductibles, and coinsurance amounts for the Medicare Part A and Part B programs. Let’s see how these changes might affect your clients in the coming year.

 

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Internet Forums & Insurance Agents | Social Media 101

Internet Forums & Insurance Agents | Social Media 101

April 16, 2020

 

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Discover the power of forums. We unpack it all, how to get started, what you should post, etiquette rules, and more!

 

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33 Facebook Stats That Matter to Marketers in 2020

Everything You Need to Know About Facebook Groups

Forum Etiquette

How to Get the Best Responses in Online Forums

Online Etiquette: 6 Rules For Making A Great Virtual Impression

Social Media Etiquette for Business Owners: 25 Do’s & Don’ts

The Rules of Netiquette for Business Networking

Why online etiquette matters -- and why IT leaders should care

 

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LinkedIn Groups

Learn how to use LinkedIn Groups to target your audience and build connections! Get ready to join a group and join the conversation.

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!

What an FMO Can Do For Your Business

Why work with an FMO? What is a Field Marketing Organization? If you've been on the fence about joining an FMO, this can't-miss episode is for you!

 

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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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Social Media eBook for Insurance Agents

How to Know If Your Facebook Page Is Successful | Social Media 101

How to Know If Your Facebook Page Is Successful | Social Media 101

December 19, 2019

 

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Improve your Facebook marketing strategy. Learn how to read the data collected from your Facebook business page and start using it to grow your brand.

 

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Social Media Marketing for Insurance Agents [FREE eBook]

 

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How Selling Insurance Helps Give Back

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What Agents Forget to Do When Preparing for Appointments

When you’re thinking of everything you need to do to prepare for appointments this Annual Enrollment Period, be sure to think of things outside your memorized to-do list. Pens? Check. Scopes of... (read more)

 

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Creating a Facebook Page for Your Insurance Business | Social Media 101

Creating a Facebook Page for Your Insurance Business | Social Media 101

December 17, 2019

 

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Need to learn how to create a Facebook page for your insurance business? We’ve got you covered! Find out how simple it can be to get your page up and running!

 

Get the eBook – Social Media Marketing for Insurance Agents

 

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33 Facebook Stats That Matter to Marketers in 2020

 

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Should Your Business Be on Facebook? | Social Media 101

Should Your Business Be on Facebook? | Social Media 101

December 12, 2019

 

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Not using Facebook for your business? We outline five key reasons why you should create a page. (And the fact that 71 percent of American adults use this platform isn’t even one of them!)

 

Insurance Agents & CMS Compliance

Social Media Privacy Tips for Insurance Agents

 

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5 Ways to Dominate 2020 with Social Media Marketing on Facebook

33 Facebook Stats That Matter to Marketers in 2020

Millennials stand out for their technology use, but older generations also embrace digital life

 

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