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June 18, 2021 | The Friday Five

June 18, 2021



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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Mentioned in this episode:


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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Maximum Broker Commissions for Medicare Advantage & Medicare Part D

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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.


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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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