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June 18, 2021 | The Friday Five

June 18, 2021 | The Friday Five

June 18, 2021

 

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The Friday Five for June 18, 2021:

  • AHIP Certification News
  • AHIP Health Coverage Map
  • KFF Medicare Part D Enrollment Analysis
  • Apple Podcasts Subscriptions
  • Federal Reserve Meeting + Inflation Clarification

 

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AHIP Medicare + Fraud, Waste, and Abuse (MFWA) Training

AHIP Health Coverage: State-to-State 2021

America’s Health Insurance Plans Official Website

Apple has reportedly considered launching its own primary healthcare service

Apple Podcasts Subscriptions and channels are now available worldwide

Federal Reserve boosts inflation expectations to 3.4 percent this year, moves up expectations for interest rate hike

Federal Reserve Now Projects Rate Increases in 2023 as Economy Heals

It’s not just you—the Apple podcast app is a disaster

Key Facts About Medicare Part D Enrollment, Premiums, and Cost Sharing in 2021

What’s Actually Causing Prices to Spike

What Next Podcast – “The Fight Over Rising Prices

 

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June 11, 2021 | The Friday Five

The Friday Five for June 11, 2021: Apple Podcasts Update, First Looks for Ritter Agents, Walmart and Amazon Pharmacy updates, New controversial Alzheimer's drug, and a sales skills refresher.

Advertising Medicare Through Facebook

Is your insurance business on Facebook? We walk you through getting started, networking, advertising, and so much more!

How to Check for Your First Looks

Get your First Looks and get ready to succeed this AEP! In this episode, we talk carrier first looks, how to find them on the Ritter platform, and what you can do with the info you learn!

Largest COLA In a Decade Projected & How It Affects Part B Premiums

What does the annual Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) look like for 2022? Does the COLA impact Medicare Part B premiums? What about inflation, and Social Security Income? We cover it all in this info-packed episode!

Maximum Broker Commissions for Medicare Advantage & Medicare Part D

CMS recently released the 2022 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.

 

 

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All About Community Gardens

Do you want to start a garden, but don't have the space or ability? Or, are you looking for something to bring your neighborhood together? You can do all that with a community garden!

Recharging After a Bad Night's Sleep

Have you ever woken up after a night of tossing and turning, begging for more sleep? Here are a few ways you can recover after a bad night's sleep!

The Health Benefits of Lemon

Lemon is a great ingredient to use in your cooking, but can it also be healthy for you? Yes! Lemons are packed with antioxidants and nutrients that can be great for your health.

 

Ritter Insurance Marketing eBooks & Guides:

 

Agent Survival Kits: Beginners or Experts

How to Host a Successful Medicare Educational Event

The Complete Guide on How to Sell Medicare Advantage Plans

 

The latest from Ritter’s Blog:

 

2022 Maximum Broker Commissions for Medicare Advantage & Medicare Part D

For the seventh year running, CMS has increased the maximum broker commissions for both Medicare Advantage and Part D initial enrollments and continued the growth of maximum Medicare broker commissions for 2022 renewals.

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 State of the Senior Market: In Review

Craig Ritter, CEO of Ritter Insurance Marketing, recently gave his annual State of the Senior Market address to 412 agents, who attended from all across the U.S.

 

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June 11, 2021 | The Friday Five

June 11, 2021 | The Friday Five

June 11, 2021

 

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The Friday Five for June 11, 2021:

  • Apple Podcasts Update
  • First Looks for Ritter Agents
  • Walmart and Amazon Pharmacy updates
  • New controversial Alzheimer's drug
  • Sales skills refresher

 

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Mentioned in this episode:

 

3 Sales Skills Everyone Should Know

A “disgraceful decision:” Researchers blast FDA for approving Alzheimer’s drug

Amazon and Walmart try – again – to upend prescription drug prices

Amazon Pharmacy to Offer Six Month Prescriptions Starting at $6

Experts: CMS should act quickly on a national coverage decision for Biogen's newly approved Alzheimer's drug

iOS 14.6 Beta Brings Tweaks to Podcasts App Following Complaints

New Alzheimer's drug could blow up health spending

Rabbits by Terry Miles

The Top 15 U.S. Pharmacies of 2020: Market Shares and Revenues at the Biggest Companies

Users Despair at Apple Podcasts App After iOS 14.5 Update

Walmart Adds Drug Discounts to Its Subscription Service. CVS and Walgreens Stock Are Down.

 

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June 4, 2021 | The Friday Five

The Friday Five for June 4, 2021: The Medicare Plan Finder reviewed, CMS and Medicaid value-based price agreements, Amazon pharmacy rumors, How Medicare works on vacation, and Twitter news and rumors.

2022 Maximum Broker Commissions for Medicare Advantage & Medicare Part D

MS recently released the 2022 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.

How to Check for Your First Looks

Get your First Looks and get ready to succeed this AEP! In this episode, we talk carrier first looks, how to find them on the Ritter platform, and what you can do with the info you learn!

 

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Dealing with Allergies

Allergies are very common and can be a real drain on your quality of life. In worst cases, they can even be deadly. How can you go about life dealing with allergies?

Traveling During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Many of us had to put dream trips on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now that things are becoming safer, can we start traveling again?

Using Basil in Your Cooking

Basil is one of the most versatile herbs, but you can lose a lot of its benefits if you prepare or cook it wrong. Here's how you can get the most out of using basil in your cooking!

 

Ritter Insurance Marketing eBooks & Guides:

 

Agent Survival Kits: Beginners or Experts

Developing an Agency – Your Guide to Getting Started

How to Host a Successful Medicare Educational Event

 

The latest from Ritter’s Blog:

 

2021 State of the Senior Market: In Review

Craig Ritter, CEO of Ritter Insurance Marketing, recently gave his annual State of the Senior Market address to 412 agents, who attended from all across the U.S.

Advertising Medicare Through Facebook

In a world where social distancing has become the norm, we’ve all turned to social media to stay connected with others. Why not advertise Medicare on social media and grow your insurance business digitally?

The Basics of Selling Insurance from Home

Your client base is in a different state, your country’s fighting a pandemic, or you just like working from home. Whatever the reason, you want to start running your insurance business remotely.

 

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June 4, 2021 | The Friday Five

June 4, 2021 | The Friday Five

June 4, 2021

 

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The Friday Five for June 4, 2021:

  • The Medicare Plan Finder reviewed
  • CMS and Medicaid value-based price agreements
  • Amazon pharmacy rumors
  • How Medicare works on vacation
  • Twitter news and rumors

 

Contact the Team at Ritter Insurance Marketing

 

Mentioned in this episode:

 

Amazon is considering building physical pharmacies

Amazon Prime Day starts June 21. Here’s how to find the best deals

Apple Launches WWDC 2021 Live Stream on YouTube in Preparation for June 7 Keynote

CMS delays requirement for drugmakers to offer multiple best prices for Medicaid value-based deals

Medicare on the Go: How My Plan Works on Vacation

Premium Twitter Blue subscription launch looks imminent

The Medicare Plan Finder: Still A Work In Progress

Twitter is once again taking your requests for a blue verification badge

Twitter To Introduce 3-tier Labelling System To Combat Misinformation, Here's What It Is

 

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May 28, 2021 | The Friday Five

The Friday Five for May 28, 2021: New CMS Admin confirmed, State of Medicare Advantage 2021, retirement bill reintroduced, Noom hopes to expand, and Facebook, Instagram announce new feature.

How to Recruit Insurance Agents to Your Downline

Want to build a successful downline for your insurance business? Don’t miss our best practices for recruiting agents to your agency! And be sure to check out the show notes for a link to grab your copy of our eBook – Developing an Agency – Your Guide to Getting Started.

Prospecting for Clients for Dental, Vision, and Hearing Insurance Sales

Where can insurance agents find leads for DVH sales? We outline five prospecting tips for selling dental, vision, and hearing insurance.

 

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COVID-Safe Ways to Stay Connected with Your Grandkids

The relationship many grandparents share with their grandkids is a highlight of their lives, and the separation due to the COVID-19 pandemic has been difficult. What are some COVID-safe ways you can keep connected?

Dealing with Allergies

Allergies are very common and can be a real drain on your quality of life. In worst cases, they can even be deadly. How can you go about life dealing with allergies?

Using Basil in Your Cooking

Basil is one of the most versatile herbs, but you can lose a lot of its benefits if you prepare or cook it wrong. Here's how you can get the most out of using basil in your cooking!

 

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4 Ways to Fund Long-Term Care: Hybrid Insurance

Financially savvy individuals know it’s always smart to include potential long-term care expenses in a retirement budget. How exactly can your clients finance long-term care? Hybrid long-term care insurance (LTCi) is a fantastic feasible solution, but how can they fund that?

2021 State of the Senior Market: In Review

Craig Ritter, CEO of Ritter Insurance Marketing, recently gave his annual State of the Senior Market address to 412 agents, who attended from all across the U.S.

Advertising Medicare Through Facebook

In a world where social distancing has become the norm, we’ve all turned to social media to stay connected with others. Why not advertise Medicare on social media and grow your insurance business digitally?

 

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May 28, 2021 | The Friday Five

May 28, 2021 | The Friday Five

May 28, 2021

 

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The Friday Five for May 28, 2021:

  • New CMS Admin Confirmed
  • State of Medicare Advantage 2021
  • Retirement Bill Reintroduced
  • Noom Hopes to Expand
  • Facebook, Instagram New Feature

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Mentioned in this episode:

 

Chiquita Brooks-LaSure becomes the first Black administrator confirmed to lead Medicare and Medicaid.

How to Hide Like and View Counts on Instagram Posts

Instagram, Facebook give users option to hide likes

S.1770 - A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to reform retirement provisions, and for other purposes.

Senate confirms Biden pick to lead Medicare, Medicaid office

Senate Revives Bill to Raise RMD Age, Boost Income Annuities

State of Medicare Advantage 2021

Weight loss app Noom hauls in $540M to expand into diabetes, high blood pressure

You can now hide like counts on Instagram and Facebook

 

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May 21, 2021 | The Friday Five

The Friday Five for May 21, 2021: CDC Masking Guidelines Update, HHS and Funding to Fight Addiction and Mental Health Crisis, April 2021 Fed Minutes, Jobs Report, and Inflation, Combatting Fake News, and Ritter's State of the Senior Market 2021

What an FMO Can Do for Your Business

Why work with an FMO? What is a Field Marketing Organization? Whether you’re just starting out or on the fence about joining an FMO, this can’t-miss episode has all the details!

Selling Medicare Products – Why It’s Definitely Worth Your While

Why sell Medicare insurance products? We outline the reasons to start a career as an independent insurance agent in the Medicare market. Listen now to learn more!

 

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2022 COLA Predicted to be Largest in Over a Decade

Each year, the Social Security cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) tweaks how much you receive in your benefit. For 2022, experts are predicting the largest COLA increase in over a decade.

Dealing with Allergies

Allergies are very common and can be a real drain on your quality of life. In worst cases, they can even be deadly. How can you go about life dealing with allergies?

What are Medicare Deductibles?

We've all dealt with deductibles before, in all sorts of insurance plans. They're so common that many people and plans don’t easily explain what they are and how they influence your coverage. We're answering so you don't have to ask – what are Medicare deductibles?

 

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Advertising Medicare Through Facebook

In a world where social distancing has become the norm, we’ve all turned to social media to stay connected with others. Why not advertise Medicare on social media and grow your insurance business digitally?

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

As an agent, you want to make sure your clients are getting the most out of their coverage. This means informing them of all the benefits their plans offer.

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

Although many agents and insurers market Medicare toward senior citizens, they aren’t the only people covered by this government program. In fact, more than eight million Medicare recipients are under the age of 65.

 

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May 21, 2021 | The Friday Five

May 21, 2021 | The Friday Five

May 21, 2021

 

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The Friday Five for May 21, 2021:

  • CDC Masking Guidelines Update
  • HHS and Funding to Fight Addiction and Mental Health Crisis
  • April 2021 Fed Minutes, Jobs Report, and Inflation
  • Combatting Fake News
  • Ritter's State of the Senior Market 2021

Watch Ritter’s State of the Senior Market 2021

 

Mentioned in this episode:

 

A Strange Moment for the U.S. EconomyThe Daily/New York Times

CDC says fully vaccinated don’t need to mask, physically distance in most cases

FY 2021 Community Mental Health Block Grant Program American Rescue Plan Supplemental Awards

FY 2021 Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant Program American Rescue Plan Supplemental Awards

Google tackles fake news in Search update. Here’s how it works

HHS Announces $3 Billion in American Rescue Plan Funding for SAMHSA Block Grans to Address Addiction, Mental Health Crisis

Job growth could surpass 1 million in April hiring boom as economy roars back

Jobs Growth Slowed in April, Muddling Expectations

Jobs report blows past expectations as payrolls boom by 916,000 in March

Mystery Recipe – America’s Test Kitchen Kids

Take this job and shove itToday Explained/Vox

The Ambies – 2021 Winners

U.S. Federal Reserve Meeting Minutes: April 28 (Text)

 

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May 14, 2021 | The Friday Five

The Friday Five for May 14, 2021: ACA Signup Numbers, Anthem, COVID-19 & Senior Loneliness, It's OK Not to Be Perfect, New Spotify Podcast Features, and Ritter's State of the Senior Market 2021

4 Steps to Selling Dental, Vision, and Hearing Insurance

Not sure how to show your clients the benefits of dental, vision, and hearing insurance products? In this episode of the ASG Podcast, we walk you through the process of selling DVH insurance plans from start to finish. Don’t forget to visit the show notes for a full list of Ritter's free DVH sales resources.

LTC Planning in a COVID World – What’s Changed & Why It’s Essential

What does long-term care planning look like these days? How has the pandemic affected the industry? Find out what independent insurance agents should know in this can't-miss episode of our Agent Survival Guide Podcast.

 

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COVID-Safe Ways to Stay Connected with Your Grandkids

The relationship many grandparents share with their grandkids is a highlight of their lives, and the separation due to the COVID-19 pandemic has been difficult. What are some COVID-safe ways you can keep connected?

Does Medicare Cover Allergy Treatment?

If you have an allergy that interferes with your life, treatment likely will become an important avenue to explore. But this can be expensive without insurance. Does Medicare cover allergy treatment and diagnosis?

Using Lemon in Your Cooking

For many beginning home cooks, lemon is easily one of the most valuable, underutilized ingredients you can find in most grocery stores. Lemon can add brightness and balance, and that's not all!

 

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Advertising Medicare Through Facebook

In a world where social distancing has become the norm, we’ve all turned to social media to stay connected with others. Why not advertise Medicare on social media and grow your insurance business digitally?

Prospecting for Clients for Dental, Vision, and Hearing Insurance Sales

If you’re considering selling dental, vision, and hearing (DVH) plans, where would you find leads? You might be surprised to learn that your DVH prospects could already be in your Medicare book of business!

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

As an agent, you want to make sure your clients are getting the most out of their coverage. This means informing them of all the benefits their plans offer.

 

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