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February 26, 2021 | The Friday Five

February 26, 2021



The Friday Five for February 26, 2021:

  • President Biden nominates CMS Administrator
  • CMMI Admin picked by Biden Administration
  • Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine News
  • Fighting Zoom Fatigue
  • YouTube Supervised Experiences


Mentioned in this episode:


Biden Picks Health Policy Veteran to Run CMS

Biden selects Chiquita Brooks-LaSure as first Black woman to run Medicare

Dunkin’ adds avocado toast, matcha-topped doughnut and blueberry matcha latte to its spring menu

FDA review confirms safety and efficacy of single-shot Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine, especially against severe cases

Report: Obama administration veteran Fowler tapped to head CMMI

Sick of all those video calls? Four ways to get over ‘Zoom fatigue’

Youtube’s ‘supervised experiences’ help parents choose what content their kids can see

Youtube Will Introduce Supervised Accounts with Parental Controls for Teens and Tweens


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Articles to Share with Your Clients:


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Our vision is one of our most important senses, dictating much of how we interact with the world. If you're experiencing visual impairment, there are ways to not let it impact your quality of life as much.

The Benefits of Healthy Proteins

Proteins are an important part of any meal, but too much can be unhealthy for our hearts. Here's why proteins are so healthy for us and sources of lean protein to incorporate in your diet.

The Truth About Expiration Dates

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The latest from Ritter’s Blog:


Ritter is More Than Medicare & Our New Team Brand Shows Why

When selling Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplement policies, it’s important to remember that More than Medicare products are the missing pieces of the puzzle.

Medicare Advantage Trial Rights Explained for Agents

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Ritter Continues Expansion, Acquires Ohio-Based Quick Insured Brokerage

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


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