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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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Dishes to Impress Your Friends: Cariofi Alla Giudia

Carciofi alla Giudia is a classic Italian-Jewish fried artichoke dish that takes everything you love about potato chips and improves upon it. Ready to learn how to make them?

Subscription Boxes for Seniors Bring Wellness to Your Doorstep

Subscription boxes can be very beneficial for seniors, especially if they promote a hobby or healthy eating. We look at a few of the ways subscription boxes for seniors can be utilized.

Why Do We Celebrate That? Classic Christmas Traditions

Christmas is a holiday with many classic traditions, from the Christmas tree to parties and wassailing. But when you think about it, why do we celebrate that?

 

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2021 Medicare Part A and Part B Premiums and Deductibles

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Navigating Insurance Sales During the Medicare AEP & COVID

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How to Get Started in Medicare Sales

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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?
  • TikTok Rolls Out Parental Controls
  • Thanksgiving Desserts (and BONUS: sides!)

 

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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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3 Ways to Cook a Thanksgiving Turkey

Making a holiday dinner can be stressful, especially if you’re new to cooking. Here’s how you can cook your Thanksgiving turkey.

Getting Creative with Thanksgiving Classics

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Getting Creative with Thanksgiving Classics: Cranberry Sauce

Cranberry sauce is one of the must-have traditional sides at Thanksgiving each year, but it’s often loaded with sugar. By getting a little creative, we can fix that!

 

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2021 Medicare Part A and Part B Premiums and Deductibles

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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

November 18, 2020

 

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What does the long-term care insurance market look like for agents in 2020 and beyond? We sat down with AIB's Bob Vandy and Ritter's Mike Baker to learn more. Find out the difference between long-term care planning and LTCi sales in addition to market trends and practical strategies for insurance agents.

 

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AIB's Blog

A Senior (Life) Moment

Life Happens Official Website

Long-Term Care/Life Insurance Pre-Qualification Worksheet

Look Through the [LTCi] Windshield, NOT Through the Rear-View Mirror

Register for the AIB/Ritter LTC Monthly Webinar – The Art of Saving the LTCi Sale

Ritter's Agent Survival Guide Blog

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

 

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Are You Offering Multiple LTCi Options?

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6 Health Services Not Covered By Medicare

At some point in your life, you may need some form of long-term care, or non-medical personal care. Does Medicare cover long-term care, and if not, what are your options?

Does Medicare Cover Long-Term Care?

Original Medicare covers many things, but not everything. These are the services that Medicare usually doesn’t offer coverage for.

Is Medicare the Only Health Insurance I Need?

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

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2021 Medicare Part A & B Premiums and Deductibles

2021 Medicare Part A & B Premiums and Deductibles

November 11, 2020

 

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CMS just announced the 2021 Medicare Part A and B premiums and deductibles. Find out what the cost of Medicare will be for your clients in the coming year.

 

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CMS 2021 Medicare Parts A & B Premiums and Deductibles

CMS July 2020 Fast Facts

Here’s What Medicare Costs in 2021

 

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How to Build Rapport Selling Insurance Online Or Over the Phone

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