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June 25, 2021 | The Friday Five

June 25, 2021



The Friday Five for June 25, 2021:

  • KFF Medicare Advantage in 2021 studies
  • How CVS helps cut wasteful consumer spending
  • DVH benefits coming to Medicare?
  • American Rescue Plan Child Tax Credit Info
  • The Never Less, Never More Strategy


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Mentioned in this episode:


2021 Child Tax Credit: Here's who will get up to $1,800 per child in cash — and who will need to opt out

Advance Child Tax Credit Eligibility Assistant

CVS cut 72 drugs with 'hyperinflated' prices from its formulary last year

Medicare Advantage in 2021: Enrollment Update and Key Trends

Medicare Advantage in 2021: Premiums, Cost Sharing, Out-of-Pocket Limits and Supplemental Benefits

Medicare Advantage in 2021: Star Ratings and Bonuses

Schumer backing plan to add dental, vision and hearing coverage to Medicare

>Schumer, Sanders working to add dental and vision coverage to Medicare

Why the Most Successful People Follow the Rule of Never Less, Never More


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COVID Vaccine Myths & Facts

There are a lot of scary-sounding stories flying around the internet about COVID vaccines right now. Let's decipher which ones are myths and the truth about the COVID vaccines.

FDA Approves First Alzheimer's Drug Since 2003

The Food & Drug Administration has approved the first Alzheimer's disease drug in almost twenty years, but with it has come controversy.

The Truth About MSG

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Agent Survival Kits: Beginners or Experts

Social Media Marketing for Insurance Agents

The Complete Guide on How to Sell Medicare Advantage Plans


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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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