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Find 2019 Medicare Certification Details Fast

by Ritter Insurance Marketing | Posted

Searching for 2019 Medicare Advantage and Part D certification information? Ritter Insurance Marketing’s Certification Center has Medicare training start dates and links to carrier-specific requirements in one place. Check it out…

The Survivor's AEP Checklist

by Chad Houck | Posted

We’re months from October 15, the first day you can enroll clients in a 2019 Medicare Advantage plan. What should you do to prepare? Start with the Agent Survival Guide’s AEP Checklist.... Read more

How to Find New Annuity Leads

by Roxanne Anderson | Posted

You want more annuity leads. There are lots of places that promise them. Should you buy theirs or pan for prospects on your own? Which annuity lead-generating strategies pay off best? Selling... Read more

How VA Benefits Work with Medicare

by Blayne Waterloo | Posted

Rumor has it that veterans’ health care is now 100 percent covered at any hospital, anywhere. All they have to do is present their Veterans Affairs card. Unfortunately, this isn’t the case.... Read more

4 Steps to Every Final Expense Sale

by Roxanne Anderson | Posted

Sensible, simple, succinct, and smart. There are four significant things every agent selling final expense insurance should do for more sales. Do you know what they are? Having your sales process down... Read more

Should You Incorporate Your Business?

by Lilly Joynes | Posted

Imagine you’re out golfing with friends as they learn with surprise that you haven’t incorporated your insurance agency. “There are great tax benefits,” they say. “You won’t be liable!” Are they right?... Read more

What Seniors Value Most in an MA Plan

by Roxanne Anderson | Posted

It doesn’t matter if you’re selling kitchenware, travel packages, or health insurance. If you don’t know what your market values the most in the products you’re selling, you’re missing out on sales.... Read more

Sell More Medicare Plans Online with Medicareful

by Ritter Insurance Marketing | Posted

Medicareful streamlines the way you sell Medicare. Exclusively available through Ritter Insurance Marketing, this must-have tool helps you quote faster, generate leads 24/7, stay CMS compliant, and more! It starts with collecting... Watch now

Tips for Working on the Road

by Sarah J. Rueppel | Posted

Life as an insurance sales agent can be draining. For many, the bulk of your work happens outside of the office. Here’s some advice to keep you focused and driven while you’re... Read more

FAQs about AHIP

by Chad Houck | Posted

Whether it’s your first time or your fifth, completing the annual AHIP certification is important for licensed insurance agents selling Medicare plans. Today, we answer some frequently asked questions about AHIP certification.... Read more

Why This Could Be the Age of Annuities

by Roxanne Anderson | Posted

More than anything else, Americans’ top financial worry is not having enough saved for retirement. Although there is one product that’s growing increasingly favorable, but hasn’t totally caught on… yet. According to... Read more

How to Win More Annuity Sales

by Roxanne Anderson | Posted

If you’d like to sell more annuities, we’ve learned a few things you can do to fast-track your success. What’s the secret trifecta for taking your annuity business to the top? Our... Read more

Finish Work Faster Using e-Apps

by Chad Houck | Posted

Clients are likely to choose a Medicare Supplement based on financial factors like premium and long-term rate stability. But, what are carriers doing to appeal to tech-savvy agents like you? In the... Read more

5 Tips for Creating Your Personal Brand

by Sarah J. Rueppel | Posted

Your personal brand is all about you. It’s a combination of your unique talents, attributes, likes, dislikes, hopes, dreams, and more. It’s the philosophy behind your public mission statement. Amazon Founder and... Read more

The Key to Accessing High-Cost Care

by Paige Engle | Posted

Stays in nursing homes and assisted living facilities are increasing as the baby boomer generation reaches its golden years. Unfortunately, most senior living facilities are expensive and those costs continue to rise.... Read more

The Fate of the Fiduciary Rule

by Roxanne Anderson | Posted

Brokerage firms and financial professionals working in the retirement industry have been preparing for the implementation of the fiduciary rule for more than a year. Now, it may not happen. On February... Read more

The Beginner’s Guide to D-SNPs

by Roxanne Anderson | Posted

With the lock-in period in full swing, you’re probably hearing more about Dual Eligible Special Needs Plans (D-SNPs) lately. Whether you’re new to D-SNPs or searching for information to fine-tune your selling... Read more

What is Medicare? | Medicare 101

by Ritter Insurance Marketing | Posted

Understanding Medicare benefits should be simple. We broke down Medicare Parts A, B, C, and D, so you can spend less time figuring it out and more time providing coverage. Watch now

The Real Cost of Long-Term Care

by Sarah J. Rueppel | Posted

Don’t believe the commercials. Retirement in the 21st century isn’t always fishing trips, golf outings, and weekend brunches. Rather, 70 percent of individuals age 65 and older will require long-term care, according... Read more

Identifying Ideal Clients for LTCi

by Roxanne Anderson | Posted

Who typically purchases long-term care insurance (LTCi) policies? We’ve got your answer. When you sell non-primary forms of coverage, such as LTCi, it’s critical you develop a clear image of what qualified... Read more

Things to Think About Post-AEP

by Sarah J. Rueppel | Posted

Congratulations! Break out the confetti because you survived AEP! Take a moment to relax, but don’t pause for too long. Now’s the time to ensure you have a clear way to track... Read more

How to Prepare Like a Pro

by Lilly Joynes | Posted

With just over a month until the Annual Enrollment Period begins, it’s a good time to make sure you’re fully prepared and ready-to-sell. Follow these steps to ensure you’re ready by October... Read more

How To Better Market Yourself

by Sarah J. Rueppel | Posted

Do you struggle with promoting yourself or your business? All day long, there’s a lot of noise pinging from various media channels. It’s never been easier to shout your message from the... Read more

Dealing with Buyer's Remorse

by Roxanne Anderson | Posted

Do you have a client who is unhappy with their new private health plan? Inform them they can still switch health coverage during the Medicare Advantage Disenrollment Period (MADP). As you know,... Read more

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