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July 10, 2020 | The Friday Five

July 10, 2020 | The Friday Five

July 10, 2020

 

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The Friday Five for July 10, 2020:

  • CMS Proposed Rule on End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Prospective Payment System (PPS)
  • AHIP's State of Medigap 2020
  • Capital Rx teaming up with Walmart
  • Walmart debuts Walmart Insurance Services, LLC
  • Walgreens and VillageMD announce partnership
 
Mentioned in this episode:

 

CMS Proposes Medicare Payment Changes to Support Innovation and Increased Access for Dialysis in the Home Setting

Capital Rx Announces Collaboration with Walmart to Expand Prescription Drug Cost Savings

End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Prospective Payment System (PPS) Calendar Year (CY) 2021 Proposed Rule (CMS-1732-P) Fact Sheet

How to know what sunscreen you should wear on your face, and what’s better for your body, according to dermatologists

Startup PRM Capital Rx, Walmart partner to shed light on specialty, mail-order drug prices

State of Medigap 2020

Supplement Coverage Two Times Less Likely to Have Problems Paying Medical Bills

The 23 Best Sunscreens for Your Face, According to Allure Editors

Walgreens opening doctor offices at hundreds of drugstores

Walmart confirms a new avatar – it’s also a health insurance agency

Walmart quietly registers insurance business in its latest move into health care

 

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July 3, 2020 | The Friday Five

The Friday Five for July 3, 2020: HHS and the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency; Anthem releases update to Alexa Skill; CVS launches platform to aid reopening efforts; How to cope with stress and anxiety right now; and Changes to Google Photos back up process.

3 Ways to Calculate Your Clients’ Life Insurance Needs

How do you calculate the amount of life insurance your client needs? We outline three methods insurance agents can use to find the right amount of coverage.

4 No-Good Reasons Why insurance Agents Quit

Ever want to just throw in the towel and stop being an insurance agent? We’ve been there! But, before you do anything you might regret, listen to this episode.

 

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How You Can Sell Insurance in Your State During COVID-19

We’ve gathered information regarding your state’s stance on in-person sales during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as information about applying for unemployment benefits as a self-employed worker.

Identifying Ideal Clients for LTCi

Who typically purchases long-term care insurance (LTCi) policies? We’ve got your answer. To help you identify ideal clients for LTC insurance policies, we’ve created a profile containing the characteristics of a conventional LTCi buyer.

FAQs About AHIP

Whether it’s your first time or your fifth, completing the annual AHIP certification is important for licensed insurance agents selling Medicare plans. We answer some frequently asked questions about AHIP certification.

 

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July 3, 2020 | The Friday Five

July 3, 2020 | The Friday Five

July 3, 2020

 

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The Friday Five for July 3, 2020:

  • HHS and the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency
  • Anthem releases update to Alexa Skill
  • CVS launches platform to aid reopening efforts
  • How to cope with stress and anxiety right now
  • Changes to Google Photos back up process

 

Mentioned in this episode:

 

American Red Cross launches stress-management virtual resiliency workshop for Military coping during COVID-19

Anthem customers can now ask Alexa about their health plan benefits

CDC Coronavirus: Coping with Stress

CVS Health helps Americans return to worksites and campuses with comprehensive COVID-19 testing solution

CVS launching platform to help employers, universities safely reopen amid COVID-19

Coping with COVID stress: From pandemic brain fog to resilience

Everything Coming to Netflix, Disney+, HBO Max, Hulu & Amazon Prime Video in July 2020

Google Photos will no longer back up images from WhatsApp, Messages, Kik, and other messaging apps by default

HHS will renew public health emergency

How Covid-19 is changing women’s lives

How to cope with financial stress and anxiety during troubling times

Monthly Telehealth Regional Tracker

More than 300 organizations, physicians groups push Congress to take action on telehealth policies

The Anthem Skill for Alexa

 

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June 26, 2020 | The Friday Five

New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut Announce COVID-19 Travel Restrictions; Impact of COVID-19 on Medicare Beneficiaries; Hospital Price Transparency Ruling; J.D. Power Medicare Advantage Study and Communication, and Highlights from Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference Keynote (WWDC20)

Podcast Recommendations for Summer 2020 | The Tuesday Ten

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.

4 No-Good Reasons Why Insurance Agents Quit

Ever want to just throw in the towel and stop being an insurance agent? We’ve been there! But, before you do anything you might regret, listen to this episode.

 

The latest from Ritter’s Blog:

 

Identifying Ideal Clients for LTCi
Who typically purchases long-term care insurance (LTCi) policies? When you sell non-primary forms of coverage, such as LTC insurance, it’s critical you develop a clear image of what qualified prospects will look like. To help you identify ideal clients for LTCi policies, we’ve created a profile containing the characteristics of a conventional LTCi buyer.

FAQs About AHIP

Whether it’s your first time or your fifth, completing the annual AHIP certification is important for licensed insurance agents selling Medicare plans. We answer some frequently asked questions about AHIP certification.

How You Can Sell Insurance in Your State During COVID-19

We’ve gathered information regarding your state’s stance on in-person sales during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as information about applying for unemployment benefits as a self-employed worker.

 

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June 26, 2020 | The Friday Five

June 26, 2020 | The Friday Five

June 26, 2020

 

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The Friday Five for June 26, 2020:

  • New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut Announce COVID-19 Travel Restrictions
  • What's the Impact of COVID-19 on Medicare Beneficiaries?
  • Hospital Price Transparency Ruling
  • J.D. Power Medicare Advantage Study and Communication
  • Highlights from Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference Keynote (WWDC20)

 

Mentioned in this episode:

 

Apple reimagines the iPhone experience with iOS 14

CMS COVID-19 Data Release FAQ


Hospitals Sued to Keep Prices Secret. They Lost.


In blow to hospitals, judge rules for HHS in price transparency case


J.D. Power gives Medicare Advantage plans bad marks on communicating with members


Keys to Client Retention: Digital Communication


Keys to Client Retention: Face-to-Face Communication


Medicare Advantage Plans Struggle to Communicate Effectively with Members, J.D. Power Finds


New York, New Jersey and Connecticut impose 14-day quarantine on travelers from coronavirus hotspot states


Preliminary Medicare COVID-19 Data Snapshot


Trump Administration Issues Call to Action Based on New Data Detailing COVID-19 Impacts on Medicare Beneficiaries


White House wins ruling on health care price disclosure


WWDC 2020 Special Event Keynote – Apple


WWDC Power Up Playlist on Apple Music


WWDC Power Up Playlist on Spotify

 

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June 19, 2020 | The Friday Five

The Friday Five for June 19, 2020: AHIP 2021 Certification Reminder; HealthNow and Highmark Affiliation Agreement; Possible New Link Between COVID-19 and Diabetes; Face Masks and Skin Care; Drug Found to Reduce Death in Worst COVID-19 Cases

AHIP Test Tips & Tricks for Medicare Certification

Learn the rules for taking the AHIP test, information on discounts and reimbursement, how to prepare yourself, test-taking tips, legit tech hacks, and more! Before you begin your first attempt at AHIP certification, be sure to listen to this ASG Podcast episode!

Podcast Recommendations for Summer 2020 | The Tuesday Ten

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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2021 Medicare Advantage & Part D Certification Info

Medicare agent certification and product training details for 2021 are being released! Luckily, you can find many carriers’ AHIP, Medicare Advantage certification, Part D certification, and product training details in one place.

How to Check for Your First Looks

The moment when carrier First Looks become available is a very exciting time for insurance agents! It can put a spring in your step and help you get in the mood for the upcoming Annual Enrollment Period!

2021 Maximum Broker Commissions for Medicare Advantage & Medicare Part D

Ritter has everything you need to know about 2021 maximum broker commissions for Medicare Advantage and Medicare Part D initial enrollments. Note: Insurance providers are NOT REQUIRED to pay the maximum commission rate.

 

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June 19, 2020 | The Friday Five

June 19, 2020 | The Friday Five

June 19, 2020

 

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The Friday Five for June 19, 2020:

  • AHIP 2021 Certification Reminder
  • HealthNow and Highmark Affiliation Agreement
  • New Link Between COVID-19 and Diabetes?
  • Face Masks and Skin Care
  • Drug Found to Reduce Death in Worst COVID-19 Cases
 
AHIP episode playlist:

 

What is AHIP and Why Do You Need It?

FAQs about AHIP

AHIP Test Tips & Tricks for Medicare Certification

 

Mentioned in this episode:

 

4 Dermatologist-Approved Steps for Treating (and Preventing) Acne From Face Masks

A Dermatologist’s Guide to Combatting the Skin Issues That Flare When Wearing a Face Mask

Apple announces virtual WWDC 2020 will begin on June 22nd

Apple chooses 350 WWDC20 Swift Student Challenge winners, spotlights six

Apple’s WWDC20 Swift Student Challenge winners determined to shape the future

Celebrate Juneteenth (virtually) from anywhere in the nation

Highmark Inc. and HealthNow New York Inc. Announce Affiliation Agreement

Is your mask causing breakouts? Here are 9 expert-approved solutions

Juneteenth celebration events held virtually this year

‘Life-saving’ coronavirus drug discovered by Oxford researchers

Scientists Warn That Covid-19 Could Cause Diabetes

WHO cheers COVID-19 trial results of dexamethasone

WWDC coverage on MacRumors

 

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June 12, 2020 | The Friday Five

The Friday Five for June 12, 2020: The Cost of Treating COVID-19; Coronavirus cases on the rise in Arizona; HHS announces new data reporting protocol for COVID-19; Lemonade files for IPO; and Federal Reserve Announces Interest Rate & Projections

2021 Maximum Broker Commissions for Medicare Advantage & Medicare Part D

CMS recently released the 2021 maximum broker commissions for Medicare Advantage and Medicare Part D. Find out the dollar amounts you could receive for writing MA and PDP business this AEP.

4 Perks of Being a Part-Time Insurance Agent

Thinking about joining the ranks of insurance agents selling Medicare for a living? Not really sure if becoming a senior health insurance agent is the right career path for you? We get it! What if you could give it a practice run before giving up your full-time job? In this episode of the ASG Podcast, we discuss the benefits of starting out as a part-time insurance agent.

 

The latest from Ritter’s Blog:

 

2021 Medicare Advantage & Part D Certification Info

Medicare agent certification and product training details for 2021 are being released! Luckily, you can find many carriers’ AHIP, Medicare Advantage certification, Part D certification, and product training details in one place.

How to Check for Your First Looks

The moment when carrier First Looks become available is a very exciting time for insurance agents! It can put a spring in your step and help you get in the mood for the upcoming Annual Enrollment Period!

2021 Maximum Broker Commissions for Medicare Advantage & Medicare Part D

Ritter has everything you need to know about 2021 maximum broker commissions for Medicare Advantage and Medicare Part D initial enrollments. Note: Insurance providers are NOT REQUIRED to pay the maximum commission rate.

 

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June 12, 2020 | The Friday Five

June 12, 2020 | The Friday Five

June 12, 2020

 

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The Friday Five for June 12, 2020:

  • The Cost of Treating COVID-19
  • Coronavirus cases on the rise in Arizona
  • HHS announces new data reporting protocol for COVID-19
  • Lemonade files for IPO
  • Federal Reserve Announces Interest Rate & Projections
Mentioned in this episode:

 

Measuring the Moment: How will George Floyd’s Death Matter to the Insurance Industry?

Workforce Diversity in the Independent Agency System: 3 Steps to Change

19 states see rising coronavirus cases and Arizona is asking its hospitals to activate emergency plans

Arizona’s COVID-19 spread is ‘alarming’ and action is needed, experts warn

COVID-19 Cost Scenario Modeling: Treatment

COVID-19 could cost insurers up to $547B through 2021: report

Fed sees interest rates staying near zero through 2022, GDP bouncing to 5% next year

HHS Announces New Laboratory Data Reporting Guidance for COVID-19 Testing

How You Can Sell Insurance In Your State During COVID-19

Lemonade Files for IPO, Says It May Sell Life Insurance

Ritter and Carrier Operations During the COVID-19 Pandemic

 

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4 Perks of Being a Part-Time Insurance Agent

Thinking about joining the ranks of insurance agents selling Medicare for a living? Not really sure if becoming a senior health insurance agent is the right career path for you? We get it! What if you could give it a practice run before giving up your full-time job? In this episode of the ASG Podcast, we discuss the benefits of starting out as a part-time insurance agent.

June 5, 2020 | The Friday Five

The Friday Five for June 5, 2020: Getting Back to Preventive Care - What it looks like; CVS partners with Nuro; Google Sued for $5 Billion; Save the Dates - Ritter Summits Coming Soon; and New Medicare Advantage Sales eBook Available.

The Survivor’s AEP Checklist

Prepare for AEP with the Agent Survival Guide! The Annual Enrollment Period will be here before we know it! Use our checklist to plan ahead, and you'll be "ready-to-sell" with plenty of time to spare.

 

The latest from Ritter’s Blog:

 

How to Check for Your First Looks

The moment when carrier First Looks become available is a very exciting time for insurance agents! It can put a spring in your step and help you get in the mood for the upcoming Annual Enrollment Period!

2021 Maximum Broker Commissions for Medicare Advantage & Medicare Part D

Ritter has everything you need to know about 2021 maximum broker commissions for Medicare Advantage and Medicare Part D initial enrollments. Note: Insurance providers are NOT REQUIRED to pay the maximum commission rate.

Reassuring Clients During Difficult Times

During times of uncertainty, like the COVID-19 pandemic, it is likely that your clients will look to you for reassurance, and answers. Are you prepared to provide the support they are seeking?

 

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