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November 13, 2020 | The Friday Five

November 13, 2020 | The Friday Five

November 13, 2020

 

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The Friday Five for November 13, 2020:

  • CMS Announces Medicare Part A and B Premiums and Deductibles
  • CMS Release Medicaid and CHIP Final Rule (CMS-2408-F)
  • Fed holding interest rates steady
  • Things you shouldn’t say to your clients or prospects
  • The 10 Happiest Songs Ever

 

Mentioned in this episode:

 

15 Things Never to Say to Clients or Prospects

2021 Medicare Part A & B Premiums and Deductibles | Apple | Google | Spotify

CMS Fact Sheet: 2021 Medicare Part A & B Premiums and Deductibles

Dr. Jacob Jolij uplifting playlist on Spotify

Fed holds rates at zero amid ‘considerable risks,’ as economy ‘continued to recover’

Happiness Makes Your Brain Work Better

Here’s What Medicare Costs in 2021

iPhone 12 Pro Max Camera Review: Zion NP

Medicaid & Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Managed Care Final Rule – CMS-2408-F

Neuroscience Says These Are the 10 Happiest Songs Ever

Review: The iPhone 12 Pro Max is worth its handling fee

The Amazing Things That Happen When You Play Music at Home

Trump Administration Announces Medicaid and CHIP Managed Care Final Rule, Continues Commitment to Transform

Medicaid by Delivering Greater Flexibility to States

 

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November 6, 2020 | The Friday Five | Apple | Google | Spotify

The Friday Five for November 6, 2020: KFF First Looks on Part D and Medicare Advantage for 2021, Preparing for an Uncertain Future, How to Be Brave and Put Yourself Out There, Detecting the “COVID cough”, and Ways to Repurpose Your Old Smartphone.

Halfway Through AEP: Reflect and Renew Your Medicare Sales | Apple | Google | Spotify

We've hit the halfway point of AEP! Now is a great time to think about what you're doing well! It's also beneficial to consider what could be improved on to really maximize your sales potential. Listen to learn how to reflect, renew, and re-energize your sales for the remainder of the Annual Enrollment Period.

How to Build Rapport Selling Insurance Online and Over the Phone | Apple | Google | Spotify

Learn how to better connect with your sales prospects - even if those interactions are now happening virtually. We have 6 tips you can add to your insurance sales process today!

 

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Caring for a Visually Impaired Loved One

If you're caring for a visually impaired senior or loved one, the task may be quite daunting, but we’re here to help! These are a few important tips for caregiving for the blind or vision impaired.

Getting Creative with Comfort Food: Healthy Pancakes

Pancakes can be really tasty, but high in calories. What if we told you there were ways you could make healthy pancakes?

Here’s What Medicare Costs in 2021

CMS has announced the 2021 Medicare costs. Check them out so you know what to expect this AEP!

 

The latest from Ritter’s Blog:

 

How to Get Started in Medicare Sales

Starting out as an insurance agent in the Medicare industry can seem daunting. There are many ins and outs of selling Medicare and quite a list of things you need to decide and do.

The Benefits of Joining a Top Insurance FMO

If you’re wondering what exactly an FMO is and why you should join one, you’ve come to the right place! We have the answers you’ve been looking for to help you determine if you should join an FMO and how you can benefit from doing so!

How to Check Medicare Extra Help Eligibility for Your Client

Is your client eligible for the Medicare Extra Help program? You could play a huge role in getting them financial assistance with prescription drug coverage and medications. What are the income limits for Part D Extra Help, and are there Medicare Extra Help look-up tools?

 

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November 6, 2020 | The Friday Five

November 6, 2020 | The Friday Five

November 6, 2020

 

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The Friday Five for November 6, 2020:

  • KFF First Looks on Part D and Medicare Advantage for 2021
  • Preparing for an Uncertain Future
  • How to Be Brave and Put Yourself Out There
  • Detecting the “COVID cough”
  • Ways to Repurpose Your Old Smartphone

 

Mentioned in this episode:

 

8 news uses for your old smartphone

Algorithm spots ‘Covid cough’ inaudible to humans

How to Master The Art of Putting Yourself Out There

Medicare Advantage 2021 Spotlight: First Look

Medicare Part D: A First Look at Medicare Prescription Drug Plans in 2021

These are the top 5 skills to learn right now, says futurist – and where to find free online courses

 

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October 30, 2020 | The Friday Five

The Friday Five for October 30, 2020: new tax numbers from IRS for 2021, Walmart sues DOJ, Facebook, Google, Twitter, and Section 230, Securing a Strong Retirement Act of 2020, and handling stress During AEP, COVID-19, and an election cycle.

7 Strategies to Prevent Rapid Disenrollments from Medicare Plans

Learn how you can prevent rapid disenrollments from Medicare plans! Nothing is more frustrating for insurance agents than a rapid disenrollment. But there are some ways you can make sure this doesn't happen to you. We outline 7 best practices in this can't-miss episode!

Carriers and Plans Participating in CMS Model to Save Consumers on Insulin Costs

Get the scoop on the Part D Senior Savings Model! This new initiative brings major insulin savings to your Medicare clients. They could pay just $35 for a one-month supply of insulin. Learn all the details in this can't miss episode of our Agent Survival Guide Podcast.

Major Changes Coming to the MA & PDP Market for 2021

Get the details on what's new in the Medicare Advantage and Part D industry for 2021! Learn about the improvements coming to these plans and how your clients will benefit from these changes!

The Ritter Platform Launches New Drug Cost Estimator and Prefilled Applications

Big News! We've added two brand-new features to The Ritter Platform - a Prescription Drug Cost Estimator and Prefilled Applications! Learn more about these new additions and how they can simplify your selling process this AEP.

 

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Being Together When You’re Apart

Social isolation can be very dangerous for seniors' mental and physical health. What are some ways you can stay connected while practicing social distancing?

The Difference Between the Flu and a Cold

With cases peaking around the same time, it can be difficult to tell the difference between the flu and a cold. Since one can be much more severe than the other, it's important to know how to tell if you have a cold or the flu.

Dishes to Impress Your Friends: Risotto

Risotto is a showstopping dish that you can whip out for just yourself or whenever you have friends or family over. Here's how to make this incredible, creamy Italian rice dish.

 

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The Benefits of Joining a Top Insurance FMO

If you’re wondering what exactly an FMO is and why you should join one, you’ve come to the right place! We have the answers you’ve been looking for to help you determine if you should join an FMO and how you can benefit from doing so!

How to Check Medicare Extra Help Eligibility for Your Client

Is your client eligible for the Medicare Extra Help program? You could play a huge role in getting them financial assistance with prescription drug coverage and medications. What are the income limits for Part D Extra Help, and are there Medicare Extra Help look-up tools?

How to Build Rapport Selling Insurance Online Or Over the Phone

Don’t let social distancing get in the way of your insurance sales! If you’re trying to foster trust with prospects, we’ve got six tips for building rapport over the phone or online, fast.

 

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October 30, 2020 | The Friday Five

October 30, 2020 | The Friday Five

October 30, 2020

 

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The Friday Five for October 30, 2020:

  • New Tax Numbers from IRS for 2021
  • Walmart sues DOJ
  • Facebook, Google, Twitter, and Section 230
  • Securing a Strong Retirement Act of 2020
  • Handling Stress During AEP, COVID-19, and an election cycle

 

Mentioned in this episode:

 

10 New Tax Number Changes for 2021, for Life and Health Agents

IRS Revenue Procedure 20-45

Bud Light’s Ugly Sweater Spiked Seltzer Variety Pack Has Peppermint Pattie And Apple Crisp Flavors

Democrats and Republicans agree that Section 230 is flawed

Election Stress Getting To You? 4 Ways To Keep Calm

Everything Coming to Streaming in November

Facebook, Google, Twitter CEOs to tell senators changing liability law will destroy how we communicate online

Facebook, Twitter, Google CEOs Testify to Senate: What To Watch For

Hallmark’s Countdown to Christmas

Managing stress using the 4 Rs approach

New retirement bill has perks for seniors, student loan borrowers

Securing a Strong Retirement Act of 2020

Stressed about the election? You’re not alone. How to stay calm ahead of Nov. 3

Tech hearing live updates: Facebook, Google, Twitter CEOs clash with Congress in pre-election showdown

Walmart Sues DOJ and DEA Seeking Clarity for Pharmacists in Dispensing Prescription Opioids

Walmart sues United State government over opioid case

 

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October 23, 2020 | The Friday Five

The Friday Five for October 23, 2020: COLA legislation to up increase for 2021, Purdue Pharma and DOJ reach settlement, DOJ sues Google for antitrust activity, Whole Foods announces 1-hour grocery pickup, and Black Friday 2020.

Do’s and Don’ts of Medicare Compliance

Need a recap on Medicare compliance this AEP? We break down the CMS Medicare Communications and Marketing Guidelines for insurance agents, including new compliance rules for 2021. We’ll go over what’s allowed — and what’s not — in this updated episode of the ASG Podcast.

Major Changes Coming to the MA & PDP Market for 2021

Get the details on what's new in the Medicare Advantage and Part D industry for 2021! Learn about the improvements coming to these plans and how your clients will benefit from these changes!

Staying Compliant Without Compromising Salesmanship

If you're feeling overwhelmed by Medicare compliance, then this episode is one you simply must listen to! We've got three easy ways to stay compliant without having to sacrifice time that could be spent selling. Check out our show notes for a special bonus section with links to our compliance resources.

Why You Need to Make Time for Medicare Training (& Where to Find Great Resources!)

Gaining knowledge through training is more than just a necessity. It’s a strategy that helps you stand out from your competition and grow your insurance business.

 

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How to Build Rapport Selling Insurance Online Or Over the Phone

Don’t let social distancing get in the way of your insurance sales! If you’re trying to foster trust with prospects, we’ve got six tips for building rapport over the phone or online, fast.

Rules for Hosting a Compliant Medicare Educational Event

While events are often a great way to generate leads, holding Medicare educational events during the COVID pandemic is a legal and ethical grey area. What is allowed at seminars for the 2021 AEP?

What Does ‘Ready-to-Sell’ Mean for Medicare Agents

You have to be “ready-to-sell” with carriers before the Annual Enrollment Period if you want to sell Medicare products for the upcoming plan year, but what does it mean to be “ready-to-sell” Medicare plans?

 

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October 23, 2020 | The Friday Five

October 23, 2020 | The Friday Five

October 23, 2020

 

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The Friday Five for October 23, 2020:

  • COLA legislation to up increase for 2021
  • Purdue Pharma and DOJ reach settlement
  • DOJ sues Google for antitrust activity
  • Whole Foods announces 1-hour grocery pickup
  • Black Friday 2020

 

Mentioned in this episode:

 

3% Social Security boost? $1,200 stimulus checks? How to get needed money to seniors

Amazon launches one-hour grocery pickup at all U.S. Whole Foods Stores

Emergency Bill Would Raise Social Security COLA to 3% for 2021

Google’s antitrust battles: Here’s what you need to know

Google is a search monopoly, Justice Department says in landmark antitrust lawsuit

iPhone 12’s four models compared: Differences between iPhone 12, Pro, Pro Max and Mini

Justice Department Sues Monopolistic Google For Violating Antitrust Laws

OxyContin maker to plead guilty to federal criminal charges, pay $8 billion, and will close company

Walmart, Lowe’s have announced Black Friday plans: Here’s how the holiday shopping season is different amid COVID-19

 

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October 16, 2020 | The Friday Five

The Friday Five for October 16, 2020: Medicare Advantage carrier recommendations for 2021, SSA announces COLA for 2021, webinars for insurance agents selling Medicare, ways to quickly relax, and a recap from Apple’s Hi, Speed event.

Do’s and Don’ts of Medicare Compliance

Need a recap on Medicare compliance this AEP? We break down the CMS Medicare Communications and Marketing Guidelines for insurance agents, including new compliance rules for 2021. We’ll go over what’s allowed — and what’s not — in this updated episode of the ASG Podcast.

Major Changes Coming to the MA & PDP Market for 2021

Get the details on what's new in the Medicare Advantage and Part D industry for 2021! Learn about the improvements coming to these plans and how your clients will benefit from these changes!

Navigating Insurance Sales During the Medicare AEP & COVID

Get the details on what's new in the Medicare Advantage and AEP is coming and COVID-19 is still here. What does that mean for your Medicare sales and commissions this year? Learn how to pivot your sales strategy and adapt your business to sell Medicare Advantage, Med Supp, and Medicare Part D Prescription plans compliantly during AEP and the pandemic. We're here to help you do it!

Staying Compliant Without Compromising Salesmanship

If you're feeling overwhelmed by Medicare compliance, then this episode is one you simply must listen to! We've got three easy ways to stay compliant without having to sacrifice time that could be spent selling. Check out our show notes for a special bonus section with links to our compliance resources.

 

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Major Changes Coming to the MA & PDP Market for 2021

Thinking of selling Medicare Advantage and prescription drug plans for 2021? This is the year to give it a try! Here’s why.

Get Your Medicare Advantage Sales Contracts Here – Recommendations for 2021

We’re now entering the AEP season, and there’s still an opportunity to contract with competitive plans in your area through Ritter. Agents can view a map of our available carriers and products in your state. 

How Much Can Insurance Agents Make Selling Medicare?

If you’re considering selling Medicare, you likely want to know how much you can earn from it. We’re covering the basics, including how working with an FMO can affect your commissions, to give you a good idea!

 

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