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

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

February 16, 2021

 

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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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5 Must-Haves for Every Agent This AEP

5 Tips for Using Medicareful to Sell More Medicare Plans

A Review of the Top Medicare Quote Engines for Insurance Agents

Connect with a member of the Ritter team!

Medicareful – Safe, Easy Medicare Enrollments Online. Learn More!

Prefilled Submissions for Clients on Medicareful

 

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Mood Foods: A Breakfast That Boosts Your Mood

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Medicare Advantage Trial Rights Explained for Agents

If you have a client who enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan but wants to go (back) to Original Medicare, they may qualify for a Medicare Advantage trial right! This would allow them to update their coverage outside of the Annual Enrollment Period.

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Ritter has announced its merger with Ohio-based Quick Insured Brokerage (QIB), an independent wholesale brokerage agency.

Ritter and HTA Financial Services Merge Medicare Wholesale Businesses

Ritter Insurance Marketing is excited to announce the merger of HTA Financial Services (HTA) and Ritter’s wholesale Medicare business.

 

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November 24, 2020 | The Tuesday Ten

November 24, 2020 | The Tuesday Ten

November 24, 2020

 

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It’s back! Our official list of 2020’s top 10 holiday toys! We did the research so you don’t have to! Sarah has a thing for research, spreadsheets, and really delights in the finding the perfect gift. Let her help you survive holiday toy shopping!

 

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Blume Rainbow Sparkle Surprise – Amazon | Target | Walmart

Hatchimals Pixies Crystal Flyers – Amazon | Target | Walmart

LEGO Super Mario Adventures with Mario Starter Course – Amazon | Target | Walmart

Little Live Pets Gotta Go Flamingo – Amazon | Target | Walmart

L.O.L. Surprise Clubhouse – Amazon | Target | Walmart

Na! Na! Na! Ultimate Surprise – Amazon | Target | Walmart

Nintendo Switch – Amazon | Target | Walmart

O.M.G. Remix Fashion Dolls – Amazon | Target | Walmart

PAW Patrol Dino Patroller – Amazon | Target | Walmart

Present Pets – Amazon | Target | Walmart

Squeakee the Balloon Dog – Amazon | Target | Walmart

Star Wars The Child Animatronic Edition – Amazon | Target

Vtech KidiZoom Creator Cam – Amazon | Target | Walmart

 

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November 20, 2020 | The Friday Five

November 20, 2020 | The Friday Five

November 20, 2020

 

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The Friday Five for November 20, 2020:

  • Amazon Pharmacy
  • Pfizer and BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine
  • A Zoom Thanksgiving?
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19 Make-Ahead Recipes for Thanksgiving Day

30 Best Thanksgiving Desserts To Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

36 Mini Thanksgiving Treats For When You’re Too Stuffed For Pie

Amazon jumps into the pharmacy business with online prescription fulfillment, free delivery for Prime members

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For Thanksgiving Day, Zoom will lift its 40-minute time limit for free meetings

How to use Netflix Party to stream movies with your friends

I Made A Thanksgiving Feast For 4 People On A $25 Budget

Netflix Party is now Teleparty

Pfizer and BioNTech say final analysis shows coronavirus vaccine is 95% effective with no safety concerns

Pumpkin Brookies from Delish

Pumpkin Cream Pie Recipe from Pioneer Woman

States Are Getting Ready to Distribute COVID-19 Vaccines. What Do Their Plans Tell Us So Far?

TikTok gives parents more control over what their teens can view and post

TikTok now lets parents make their teens’ accounts more private

 

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LTC Planning: Sales Strategies & Market Trends featuring Bob Vandy and Mike Baker

LTC Planning: Sales Strategies & Market Trends featuring Bob Vandy and Mike Baker

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A Senior (Life) Moment

Life Happens Official Website

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Ritter's Agent Survival Guide Blog

Short-Term Care Insurance: A Top LTCi Alternative for Clients

 

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The Agent Survival Guide Podcast Turns 3! Celebrate With Us!!!

The Agent Survival Guide Podcast Turns 3! Celebrate With Us!!!

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