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NAHU 2022 Medicare Certification Training

NAHU 2022 Medicare Certification Training

June 24, 2021

 

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NAHU's Medicare training certification is back for 2022. We talk about what's new with NAHU Medicare, Medicare Advantage, and Compliance Requirements training for the 2022 AEP.

 

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2022 Medicare, Medicare Advantage and Compliance Requirements* (*Goes live 7/1/2021!)

Carriers Accepting NAHU Certification

Contact the Team at Ritter Insurance Marketing

FAQs About NAHU Medicare Certification

How Professional Organizations Make You a Better Agent

NAHU Course Credit Details

NAHU Online Learning Institute

 

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FAQs About NAHU Medicare Certification

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

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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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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!

Where to Turn for Medicare Help

With a program as encompassing and broad as Medicare, it's understandable that you may have some questions. Here's where you can turn for Medicare help!

 

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The Complete Guide on How to Sell Medicare Advantage Plans

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

 

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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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Important 2022 AHIP Certification Training Updates You Should Know

Important 2022 AHIP Certification Training Updates You Should Know

June 21, 2021

 

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2022 AHIP certification is LIVE! Find out what's changed from last year and where you can find carrier-specific cert requirements!

 

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

America’s Health Insurance Plans Official Website

Register for your FREE RitterIM.com account

Ritter’s Certification Center

 

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The Signs of Heatstroke and Heat Exhaustion

It's not uncommon to feel hot during the summer, but when does it become a problem? What are some of the signs of heatstroke and heat exhaustion?

What to Do If Your Medicare Card is Lost or Stolen

Knowing what to do if your Medicare card is lost or stolen is important. Luckily, getting a replacement Medicare card is easy. Here’s how to get a new Medicare card!

 

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

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

June 15, 2021

 

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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!

 

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Cost-Of-Living Adjustments

CPI-Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (Current Series)

How 2018 Social Security COLA Affects Part B Enrollees

How Medicare Premium Hikes, Small Social Security COLAs Squeeze Retirees

Social Security’s cost-of-living adjustment could be higher next year. But that doesn’t necessarily mean the money will go further

Social Security’s cost-of-living adjustment isn’t keeping up with prices retirees pay

Social Security: Cost-of-Living Adjustments

Social Security COLA for 2022 Expected to Be Biggest Since 2009

The Senior Citizen’s League

 

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Maximum Broker Commissions for Medicare Advantage & Medicare Part D

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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!

What's the Difference Between an HMO and a PPO?

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Mastering Medicare Sales

Mastering Medicare Sales

June 9, 2021

 

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Just starting out in Medicare sales? Get three of our sales training eBooks FREE when you register with Ritter! You'll learn how to sell Medicare Advantage, Medicare Supplements, and Prescription Drug Plans!

 

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Are you just starting out in Medicare insurance sales? Become a Medicare sales champion with our eBook series! How? Simply register with Ritter and you’ll get our FREE Mastering Medicare Sales eBook Trio.

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When you register with Ritter Insurance Marketing, you get complete access to our FMO’s benefits.

We’re talking industry-leading CRM, quoting and enrollment tech, competitive contracts, regular training, annual Summits and so much more.

Even better? Our friendly 200+ expert staff is here to help with all your insurance agent needs. And we can’t wait to help you get started!

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Medicareful 2020 Year-in-Review: Here’s What We Accomplished

Medicareful 2020 Year-in-Review: Here’s What We Accomplished

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What is Medicareful? How does it work? If you've been looking for a tool that combines online enrollment, client-facing plan quotes, drug cost estimates, a free CMS-compliant website, and more... don't miss this episode! We review updates to the Medicareful platform over the past year, and what our agents achieved while using it!

 

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