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Identifying Ideal Clients for Universal Life Insurance Products | ASG143
Jun 25 • 7 min
Is universal life insurance a good fit for your clients? In this episode, we cover the ideal clients for each type of universal life product – guaranteed (GUL), index (IUL), and traditional (UL). Read the text version. Mentioned in this episode: 3 Ways to…
Are You Offering Multiple LTCi Options? | ASG142
Jun 20 • 6 min
Ready to offer more Long-Term Care insurance products in your portfolio? Learn the benefits and distinctions of each LTCi option – and how these products can boost your sales. Read the text version. Mentioned in this episode: Ritter’s Sales Team The…
4 Ways to Fund Long-Term Care: Hybrid Insurance | ASG141
Jun 18 • 8 min
Discover the many ways hybrid long-term care insurance can be funded. These best practices can help you show your clients that they can afford to purchase linked-benefit LTCi coverage. Read the text version. Contact Ritter about LTCi Mentioned in this…
Why LTCi Alternatives Are Important in Today’s Market | ASG140
Jun 13 • 12 min
Traditional Long-Term Care insurance isn’t the only type of LTC coverage you can offer your clients. Learn about the alternatives to long-term care insurance and why they belong in your portfolio. Read the text version. Contact Ritter about LTCi >…
3 Ways to Calculate Your Clients’ Life Insurance Needs | ASG139
Jun 11 • 5 min
How do you calculate the amount of life insurance a client needs? We outline three methods to find the right amount of coverage in ASG139. Read the text version. The latest from Agent Survival Guide: Identifying Ideal Clients for Universal Life…
The Increasing Value of Combining Life and LTC Insurance | ASG138
Jun 6 • 9 min
Do linked-benefit Life/LTC insurance products have a place in your portfolio? Find out why the market is ripe for these types of plans right now! Read the text version. Mentioned in this episode: 2016 Older Americans: Key Indicators of Well-BeingAnother…
Short-Term Care Insurance – An LTCi Alternative for Clients | ASG137
Jun 6 • 5 min
Think LTCi is your client’s only option? Explore Short-Term Care Insurance and its benefits. Read the text version. Download the infographic > Mentioned in this episode: Are You Offering Multiple LTC Options?The Key to Accessing High-Cost…
2020 Maximum Broker Commissions for MA and Medicare Part D | ASG News
Jun 4 • 4 min
CMS recently released the 2020 maximum broker commissions for Medicare Advantage and Medicare Part D. Find out the dollar amounts you could receive for writing MA and PDP business this AEP. Read the text version. More episodes you’ll like: The Latest on…
FAQs About Working with Ritter Insurance Marketing | ASG136
May 30 • 10 min
Have questions about partnering with Ritter Insurance Marketing? Not sure what a field marketing organization is, or how joining one can help your insurance business? Curious about lead programs, CE credits, and other opportunities FMOs like Ritter have…
4 Perks of Partnering with an FMO | ASG135
May 28 • 10 min
What exactly is a field marketing organization? Why partner with an FMO? If you’ve been debating joining an FMO, you don’t want to miss this episode! Read the text version. Mentioned in this episode: Ritter Insurance Marketing –…
The Latest on 2020 AHIP Certification | ASG News
May 23 • 3 min
When will 2020 AHIP certification go live? Where can I find carrier-specific Medicare Advantage and prescription drug plan certification requirements? Get these answers and more in the first episode of our newest podcast series: ASG News! Read the text…
The Complete Guide on How to Sell Final Expense Insurance
May 21 • 1 min
Download Your eBook Now! https://www.agentsurvivalguide.com/final-expense-ebook Entering the final expense market just got easier thanks to our free eBook, The Complete Guide on How to Sell Final Expense Insurance. Inside, you’ll learn the basics of final…
How to Handle the Death of a Client | ASG134
May 16 • 6 min
What do you do when a client dies? We outline the etiquette rules to follow after the death of your client and more. Read the text version. Mentioned in this episode: 5 Real-Life Medicare Sales Scenarios & How to Handles ThemFinal Expense Insurance Sales…
5 Out-of-the-Box Ideas for Selling Final Expense Insurance | ASG133
May 14 • 16 min
Pitching final expense insurance may seem challenging, but it doesn’t have to be! We outline five unique sales strategies to use during your next appointment. Read the text version. Contact Ritter’s Final Expense Team > Mentioned in this episode: 4 Life…
How to Follow Up with Medicare Clients Compliantly | ASG132
May 9 • 11 min
Think your job as an agent is complete after the sale? Not so fast. We whole-heartedly believe that the fortune is found in the follow-up! If you’re not sure how to follow up with your clients, listening to this episode is a great place to start. Read the…
5 Tips on How to Sell Insurance Over the Phone | ASG131
May 7 • 5 min
Improve your over-the-phone selling skills! We cover the best practices to use when you’re talking insurance with clients on the phone. Read the text version. Mentioned in this episode: Building Client Loyalty: More than Just a PlanGet MedicarefulHow…
Understanding Medicare Advantage Enrollment Periods | ASG130
May 2 • 12 min
What are the different Medicare Advantage enrollment periods? How and when do your clients qualify for them? Get the answers to your MA enrollment period questions in this episode of the ASG Podcast! Read the text version. Mentioned in this episode: 5…
Ready to Join an FMO? 10 Things to Consider | ASG129
Apr 30 • 13 min
Thinking about partnering with a field marketing organization? Wondering how you can tell the good from the bad? Our top 10 list outlines what you need to know before you partner with an FMO. Read the text version. Register with Ritter > Rules for Hotline…
Agent Survival Guide - The Site
Apr 25 • 1 min
Survive today. Thrive tomorrow. Learn more at agentsurvivalguide.com The latest from Agent Survival Guide: 4 Perks of Partnering with an FMO5 Out-of-the-Box Ideas for Selling Final Expense InsuranceHow to Handle the Death of a Client Subscribe & Follow:…
Getting Started Selling Dental, Vision, and Hearing Insurance
Apr 23 • 5 min
Increase your sales (and your commissions!) by adding DVH insurance to your sales portfolio. Consider this your primer on dental, vision, and hearing insurance products. Contact our Ancillary Specialist > Ritter’s DVH Resources: 4 Steps to Selling Dental,…
Ritter Insurance Marketing State of the Senior Market 2019 – Full Audio
Apr 18 • 60 min
What do Medicare agents need to know about the senior market in 2019? What can you expect from Ritter Insurance Marketing this year? Craig Ritter, President of Ritter Insurance Marketing, answers these questions and provides details on new product…
Ask the Agent Survival Guide!
Apr 16 • 1 min
Introducing our newest feature: the Ask the Agent Survival Guide hotline! Ask questions. Get answers from the Agent Survival Guide team. Call in and ask your questions today! Ask the Agent Survival Guide Hotline - 1-717-562-7211 You have questions. Most…
Keys to Client Retention: Digital Communication | ASG128
Apr 11 • 10 min
Improving your digital communication skills can benefit your business, but where do you start? Use the tips and resources outlined in this episode of the ASG Podcast! (Keys to Client Retention Part 2) Read the text version. Mentioned in this Episode: 3…
Keys to Client Retention: Face-to-Face Communication | ASG127
Apr 9 • 10 min
Communication can make or break your insurance sales. Keep your clients coming back for more by learning the art of face-to-face communication. (Keys to Client Retention Part 1) Read the text version. Mentioned in this Episode: 6 Benefits of Effective…
What You Need to Know About New Medicare Cards Redux | ASG126
Apr 4 • 7 min
Do your clients have questions about their new Medicare cards? Find out how to answer those questions and more! This is an updated version of episode 23 of the ASG Podcast, and our first redux episode. Read the text version. Contact Medicare Mentioned in…
Insights on Medicare Genetic DNA Testing Fraud | ASG125
Apr 2 • 8 min
Fraud is nothing new, especially when it comes to the senior market. Now that DNA testing is being utilized to match genetic mutations with available cancer treatment options, there’s a new potential for fraud that agents need to know about. Read the text…
4 Steps to Selling Dental, Vision, and Hearing Insurance | ASG124
Mar 28 • 11 min
Not sure how to show your clients the benefits of dental, vision, and hearing insurance products? In this episode of the ASG Podcast, we walk you through the process of selling DVH insurance plans from start to finish. Don’t forget to visit the show notes…
2019 State of the Senior Market: In Review | ASG123
Mar 26 • 9 min
We’ve got the latest on the Medicare insurance market in this can’t-miss episode! Hear about 2018 enrollment stats, Ritter’s move to a new building, industry trends, 2019 predictions, changes for 2020, and more as we review Craig Ritter’s 2019 State of…
When to Recommend Life Insurance Based on Its Tax Advantages ǀ ASG122
Mar 7 • 8 min
There are more reasons to buy life insurance than your clients may realize. In this episode, we highlight the perks of investing in a life insurance policy. Read the text version. Mentioned in this Episode: 4 Life Insurance Awareness Month Marketing…
Are Your Medicare Marketing Materials Compliant? ǀ ASG121
Feb 28 • 6 min
Are you following the rules for marketing Medicare plans? We’re sharing the answers to frequently asked compliance questions to help you ensure you stay on good terms with CMS. Read the text version. Mentioned in this Episode: CMS 2019 Medicare…
Senior Speak: Talking to Medicare Clients Age 65 & Older ǀ ASG120
Feb 21 • 10 min
Learn how to better connect with your Medicare clients. There are some best practices to think about when you’re talking with Medicare clients who are 65 or older. We tell you what they are! Read the text version. Mentioned in this Episode: 4 Reasons Why…
Medicare Supplement Changes Will Introduce Two New Eligibility Groups ǀ ASG119
Feb 19 • 8 min
Med Supp changes are coming for 2020. Get all the facts about the two new Med Supp eligibility groups here, like what they are, who falls into each group, which plans you can sell to clients in each group, and more, in this can’t-miss episode. Read the…
How Selling Insurance Helps Give Back ǀ ASG118
Feb 14 • 7 min
In the insurance industry, there’s plenty of opportunities to give back. Discover how agents make a difference in their communities every day, and how you can, too! Read the text version. Mentioned in this Episode: 3 Easy Ways to Build Your Insurance…
4 No-Good Reasons Why Insurance Agents Quit ǀ ASG117
Feb 12 • 6 min
Thinking about quitting insurance? We all have bad days! Before you do something you might regret, listen to this episode. Read the text version. Mentioned in this Episode: 4 Reasons Why Ritter Should Be Your FMO Agent Survival GuideBuilding Client…
3 Advantages of Being an Independent Insurance Agent ǀ ASG116
Feb 5 • 9 min
Captive or independent? In this episode, we’ve got three reasons to consider going the independent agent route. Read the text version. Mentioned in this Episode: 3 Tips to Becoming an Independent Insurance Agent4 Perks of Being a Part-Time Insurance…
Cure Your Clients’ Needs with a PDP ǀ ASG115
Jan 31 • 5 min
Can your portfolio handle your client’s changing needs? Prescription drug plan needs can change at any time — including outside of the Annual Enrollment Period! Keep your Medicare sales flowing year-round with PDPs! Read the text version. Mentioned in…
Why Now is the Time to Start Selling Insurance ǀ ASG114
Jan 17 • 7 min
Out of all the insurances out there… why sell health insurance? We highlight four reasons to come down from the fence and over to the side of Medicare sales. Read the text version. Get Your Medicareful Site Mentioned in this Episode: Insurance Sales…
A Quick Guide to Understanding Universal Life Insurance ǀ ASG113
Jan 8 • 12 min
Learn more about universal life insurance. We cover everything you need to know, including ideal customers for UL, IUL, and GUL insurance. Read the text version. Contact Ritter Insurance Marketing Mentioned in this Episode: Identifying Ideal Clients for…
Annuity Sales Are Set to Majorly Increase – Here’s Why ǀ ASG112
Jan 3 • 6 min
Get ready to maximize your business with annuity products! We’ve got the forecast on annuities for 2019, including why you should add them to your portfolio. Read the text version. Learn more about Life & Annuities with Ritter Mentioned in this Episode: 4…
4 Ways to Keep Your Medicare Business Warm This Winter ǀ ASG111
Dec 27, 2018 • 7 min
How do you keep your Medicare business thriving after the Annual Enrollment Period? We outline selling strategies, products for your portfolio, and more! Read the text version. Register with Ritter Mentioned in this Episode: 2012 Facts from LIMRA3 Ways to…
The Part D SEP Triggers That Can Help You Post-AEP ǀ ASG110
Dec 20, 2018 • 11 min
What do you do when your client is unhappy with their prescription drug coverage, but it’s outside of the Annual Enrollment Period? We’ve got your answer in the form of a few different scenarios that can qualify your client for an SEP. Read the text…
4 Steps to Finding the Perfect PDP for Your Client ǀ ASG109
Dec 18, 2018 • 9 min
Prescription Drug Plans are not one size fits all. Discover how you can help your clients find the PDP that fits their needs best. Read the text version. Mentioned in this Episode: 7 Powerful Practices for Selling Prescription Drug PlansHow to Save Your…
Definitive Guidelines for the New Open Enrollment Period ǀ ASG108
Dec 13, 2018 • 8 min
Stay compliant during the new Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period. We outline everything you need to know ― including what you can and can’t do ― during this time frame! Read the text version. Mentioned in this Episode: CMS 2019 Medicare…
What You Need to Know About 1035 Exchanges ǀ ASG107
Dec 11, 2018 • 9 min
What is a 1035 Exchange? How do they work? Does a 1035 Exchange make sense for my client? Find the answers to these questions and more in this episode of the Agent Survival Guide Podcast. Read the text version. Mentioned in this Episode: 4 Out-of-the-Box…
4 Steps to Every Final Expense Sale ǀ ASG106
Dec 6, 2018 • 11 min
Master your final expense sales pitch with these steps. We discuss how to help you bring up the subject of final expense with confidence and convert more prospects into clients. Read the text version. Register with Ritter IM Ritter’s Many Final Expense…
What an FMO Can Do For Your Business ǀ ASG105
Dec 4, 2018 • 7 min
Why work with an FMO? What is a Field Marketing Organization? If you’ve been on the fence about joining an FMO, this can’t-miss episode is for you! Read the text version. Register with Ritter Mentioned in this Episode: Agent Survival GuideFour Reasons Why…
Identifying Ideal LTCi Clients ǀ ASG104
Nov 29, 2018 • 9 min
Get to know the characteristics of Long-Term Care insurance buyers. Use these tips to comb through your book of business and find potential sales you might be missing out on! Read the text version. Learn more about LTC with Ritter Mentioned in this…
4 Out-of-the-Box LTCi Solutions ǀ ASG103
Nov 29, 2018 • 13 min
Traditional isn’t the only way to go when it comes to Long-Term Care insurance for your clients. We’ve got four non-traditional solutions that just might do the trick. Read the text version. Mentioned in this Episode: Cost of Care Survey 2018Fixed…
The Key to Accessing High-Cost Care ǀ ASG102
Nov 29, 2018 • 5 min
Learn how to help your clients manage their cost of care with a Short-Term Care plan. We go over the coverage these plans offer in this episode of the ASG Podcast. Read the text version. Mentioned in this Episode: Cost of Care Survey 2018Short Term Care…
Two is Better than One: Combining the Power of VA Benefits & Medicare ǀ ASG101
Nov 16, 2018 • 7 min
Discover how pairing VA Benefits with Medicare can provide better protection for your Veteran clients. We explain how benefits are distributed, when your clients should enroll, and more! Read the text version. Mentioned in this Episode: How VA Benefits…
Behind the Scenes of the ASG Podcast ǀ ASG100
Nov 15, 2018 • 39 min
Celebrate 100 episodes of the Agent Survival Guide Podcast! In this special episode, we talk about how Agent Survival Guide and the ASG Podcast started, what we’ve got planned for 2019, podcast recommendations from our team, and more! 💯🎉 Mentioned in this…
From HSA to MSA: Facts for a Smooth Switch ǀ ASG099
Nov 8, 2018 • 6 min
Help your clients make the move from HSA to MSA! Learn the rules surrounding Medical Savings Accounts, the differences from a Health Savings Account, and how to get started selling MSA! Read the text version. Mentioned in this Episode: A tax-free account…
How to Pitch Medicare Medical Savings Accounts (MSAs) ǀ ASG098
Nov 6, 2018 • 10 min
Start selling Medicare Savings Accounts with help from the Agent Survival Guide. Learn more about MSA, including who they’re meant for, some common concerns your clients might have about this product, and more! Read the text version. Mentioned in this…
2019 Medicare Part A and B Premiums and Deductibles ǀ ASG097
Nov 1, 2018 • 7 min
What’s the cost of Medicare for your clients in 2019? CMS will raise Part A and B premiums and deductibles in the coming year. The good news? That’s in response to a cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) increase from the Social Security Administration. Read…
4 Steps to Selling Cancer Insurance ǀ ASG096
Oct 30, 2018 • 11 min
Use these steps to sell your next (or first!) cancer insurance policy. Find out how to start the conversation, overcome common objectives, and more. Read the text version. Mentioned in this Episode: 4 Tips for Making a Better Insurance Sales PitchCancer…
How to Survive AEP: Wellness Tips for Insurance Agents ǀ ASG095
Oct 25, 2018 • 9 min
Keep your cool this AEP with tips from the Agent Survival Guide team. We teach you how to successfully navigate the busy season and take care of yourself at the same time! Read the text version. How to Sell Medicare Supplements: The Complete Guide -…
5 Reasons Clients Switch Medicare Plans During AEP ǀ ASG094
Oct 23, 2018 • 8 min
AEP isn’t just for new enrollees. It’s a great time to review current clients’ Medicare coverage and show them how switching plans could be beneficial. Start by learning why they switch in this episode of the ASG Podcast. Read the text version. Mentioned…
Create a New Space to Increase Your Sales ǀ ASG093
Oct 18, 2018 • 4 min
New AEP. New sales strategy? We share one agent’s unorthodox method to selling success; a simple DIY in his own office. Read the text version. Mentioned in this Episode: 5 Tips to Make the Most of AEPExciting Changes to the 48-Hour Scope of Appointment…
What to Know about SOAs in Senior Market Sales ǀ ASG092
Oct 16, 2018 • 8 min
Have questions about SOAs? Find the answers to your frequently asked questions in this episode all about Scopes of Appointment. We help you stay compliant, whether it’s inside or outside of AEP! Read the text version. Mentioned in this Episode: CMS 2019…
4 Tips for Making a Better Insurance Sales Pitch ǀ ASG091
Oct 11, 2018 • 11 min
Need to know how to make an insurance sales pitch? Want to learn how to improve your selling skills? In this episode, we outline four game-changing sales presentation tips for insurance agents. Read the text version. Mentioned in this Episode: 5 Wrong…
Why is Cancer Insurance Worth Selling? ǀ ASG090
Oct 9, 2018 • 5 min
How would an unexpected diagnosis affect your clients? Give them peace of mind with coverage that can help ease the stress of cancer treatment. Read the text version. Mentioned in this Episode: Cancer, bankruptcy and death: study finds a linkFinancial…
Selling Medical Savings Accounts with Lasso Healthcare MSA
Oct 8, 2018 • 103 min
Introducing Lasso Healthcare! Ritter Insurance Marketing President, Craig Ritter talks with Jim Handlan, President of Lasso Healthcare about all things MSA. Learn everything you need to know about Medical Savings Accounts, their history, what’s different…
5 Life Insurance Myths Your Clients May Believe ǀ ASG089
Sep 27, 2018 • 11 min
Do your clients truly understand life insurance? We debunk five mistruths your clients may use as objections to purchasing a policy. Learn how to work around those objections and make the sale! Read the text version. Mentioned in this Episode: 4 Life…
Life Insurance for Each of Life’s Stages ǀ ASG088
Sep 25, 2018 • 9 min
Generate more life insurance sales with this helpful primer. We cover the typical life stages of your clients, what kinds of coverage they need, and which insurance products you should recommend. Read the text version. Download the infographic. Mentioned…
5 Tips to Make the Most of AEP ǀ ASG087
Sep 20, 2018 • 6 min
Looking for sales and marketing strategies to use during AEP? This episode unpacks five tips to help you make this Annual Enrollment Period your most successful one yet! Read the text version. Mentioned in this Episode: AHIP WebsiteHow to Better Market…
The Biggest Change in the 2019 Medicare Communications and Marketing Guidelines
Sep 17, 2018 • 22 min
CMS recently updated their Medicare Communications and Marketing Guidelines. But, what does that mean for you? In this special episode, Craig Ritter, president of Ritter Insurance Marketing discusses the biggest change you need to know about. Mentioned in…
How to Make the Most of Life Insurance Awareness Month ǀ ASG086
Sep 13, 2018 • 12 min
Discover how to market life insurance during the month of September — Life Insurance Awareness Month (LIAM). We give you several ways to use the momentum from this national campaign to your advantage. Read the text version. Download the infographic.…
The Hidden Value of Medicare Supplements During AEP ǀ ASG085
Aug 30, 2018 • 6 min
There’s more to sell during AEP than just Medicare Advantage. Find out why Med Supps make a great addition to your portfolio, whether it’s Annual Enrollment or not. Read the text version Mentioned in this Episode: Contact RitterCure Your Clients’ Needs…
How Client Retention Boosts Insurance Sales ǀ ASG084
Aug 23, 2018 • 6 min
Master the art of treating your client as the renewal, not their policy. Learn why building relationships with your current clients is more beneficial (and cost effective!) than courting new ones. Read the text version. Mentioned in this Episode: 15…
What’s New in the 2019 Medicare Communications and Marketing Guidelines? ǀ ASG083
Aug 16, 2018 • 10 min
Stay compliant with the new CMS Medicare guidelines. We unpack the biggest changes to the 2019 MCMG that you need to know about. Read the text version. Register with Ritter Mentioned in this Episode: CMS 2019 Medicare Communications and Marketing…
What Seniors Value Most in an MA Plan ǀ ASG082
Aug 15, 2018 • 8 min
Want to target MA sales? Start by finding out more about your audience, and what they want from their insurance policy. Read the text version. Mentioned in this Episode: Defining the True Value of $0-Premium Medicare Advantage PlansFive-Star Quality…
How to Boost Your Business Selling Hospital Indemnity ǀ ASG081
Aug 9, 2018 • 7 min
Grow your insurance business with Hospital Indemnity. We cover it all, from understanding the basics to closing the sale! Read the text version. Mentioned in this Episode: Cover those Copays with Hospital Indemnity PlansHow to Better Market…
5 Must-Haves for Every Agent This AEP ǀ ASG080
Aug 8, 2018 • 6 min
Think you’re ready for Annual Enrollment? In this episode, we highlight five essentials to simplify your AEP prep. Read the text version. Mentioned in this Episode: How to Better Market YourselfHow to help a loved one sign up for MedicareMedicarefulWhat…
Cover Those Copays with Hospital Indemnity Plans ǀ ASG079
Aug 2, 2018 • 4 min
Ready to start selling Hospital Indemnity? This episode covers the benefits of these plans and how to cross-sell them with products you’ve already got in your portfolio. Read the text version. *Ritter does not currently contract for hospital indemnity…
How to Prepare Like a Pro ǀ ASG078
Jul 26, 2018 • 7 min
Get Ready for AEP with the ASG team. Use these tips for your most successful Annual Enrollment yet. Read the text version. Mentioned in this Episode: Do’s and Don’ts of Medicare ComplianceMedicarefulRitter Agent RegistrationRitter’s Carrier PagesRitter’s…
Top Insurers Move to Bring PBM Partners In-House ǀ ASG077
Jul 25, 2018 • 10 min
Why do top health insurance brands keep purchasing pharmacy benefit managers? Explore the PBM trend with the ASG Podcast team. Read the text version. Mentioned in this Episode: 2018 Economic Report on U.S. Pharmacies and Pharmacy Benefit Managers…
How to Find New Annuity Leads | ASG076
Jul 19, 2018 • 8 min
Optimize your annuity sales process! Learn where you can find annuity leads to boost your business. Read the text version. Mentioned in this Episode: 3 Easy Ways to Build Your Insurance Sales Territory3 Things Highly Successful Annuity Agents Do Right10…
AEP: Ready to Sell in 5 Steps | ASG075
Jul 12, 2018 • 6 min
Prepare for AEP with help from the Agent Survival Guide team! Use these steps as you get ready for the 2019 Annual Enrollment Period. Read the text version. Mentioned in this Episode: Ritter Insurance Marketing: Carrier PagesCertification CenterLicensing…
FAQs About AHIP | ASG074
Jul 11, 2018 • 6 min
You have questions about AHIP, we’ve got the answers! Get the facts on this exam, from how much it costs and where to take it, to study tips and discounts. Read the text version. Mentioned in this Episode: AHIP Medicare TrainingRitter’s Sales TeamThe…
Selling Medicare Products - Why It’s Definitely Worth Your While ǀ ASG073
Jul 5, 2018 • 10 min
Why sell Medicare? In this episode, we’ve got six reasons why you should start a career selling insurance in the Medicare market. Read the text version. Mentioned in this Episode: 4 Reasons Why Ritter Should Be Your FMO10,000 People Are Now Enrolling in…
Your Clients May Not Be Automatically Enrolled in Medicare ǀ ASG072
Jun 28, 2018 • 6 min
Prepare your clients for Medicare enrollment. In this episode of the ASG Podcast, we outline the details so you can teach your clients what to expect! Read the text version. Mentioned in this Episode: Applying for Medicare OnlyCMS: Enrolling in Medicare…
How to Write a Mission Statement that Matters ǀ ASG071
Jun 21, 2018 • 6 min
Create a mission statement for your insurance business. Get started today with these useful tips! Read the text version. Mentioned in this Episode: Answer 4 Questions to Get a Great Mission StatementFortune 500 Company Mission StatementsRichard Branson on…
Sense Success with Dental, Vision, and Hearing Plans ǀ ASG070
Jun 14, 2018 • 5 min
Keep your clients (and your portfolio!) healthy with dental, vision, and hearing insurance. Discover how these plans can build your client base and set your business apart! Read the text version. Mentioned in this Episode: Dental Care and Medicare…
4 Ancillary Cross-Sales to Show Clients You Care ǀ ASG069
Jun 7, 2018 • 4 min
Ready to get started cross-selling? Build up your portfolio with our list of must-have ancillary products! Read the text version. Mentioned in this Episode: 16 Stats That Prove You Should Put Your Clients FirstHow to Boost Your Business Selling Hospital…
5 Myths About Selling Medicare… Debunked! ǀ ASG068
May 31, 2018 • 9 min
Don’t let these myths stop you from selling Medicare! In this episode of the ASG Podcast, find out why the senior health insurance market is booming! Read the text version. Get Medicareful – https://medicareful.ritterim.com Mentioned in this Episode: 2018…
Build Your Brand with Community Involvement ǀ ASG067
May 29, 2018 • 6 min
Connect with your local community and grow your business at the same time! Use our helpful tips to get started. Read the text version. Mentioned in this Episode: About Community Outreach ProgramsBuilding Client Loyalty: More Than Just a PlanHow Community…
How to Save Your Clients Money on Prescription Drugs ǀ ASG066
May 24, 2018 • 5 min
Master the art of selling Part D Prescription Drug Plans. Use these tips the next time you’re pitching PDP. Read the text version. Email Ritter’s PDP Specialist Mentioned in this Episode: Medicare.gov: GlossarySaving Money by Using a Preferred Pharmacy…
Medicare Part D Could Be Just What the Doctor Ordered ǀ ASG065
May 22, 2018 • 8 min
Keep your sales flowing all year long with PDP. Learn the basics of Part D Prescription Drug Plans and start selling today! Read the text version. Mentioned in this Episode: CMS.gov: NHE Fact Sheet 2016Cure Your Clients’ Needs with a PDPCDC: Health,…
Every ‘Second’ Counts: Why Sell Cancer, Heart Attack, and Stroke Insurance ǀ ASG064
May 17, 2018 • 8 min
Build a portfolio that shows clients you care. Cancer, Heart Attack, and Stroke insurance plans provide coverage and peace of mind when your clients need it most. Read the text version. Download the Infographic. Mentioned in this Episode: CDC: Leading…
How VA Benefits Work with Medicare ǀ ASG063
May 16, 2018 • 7 min
Have you heard the rumor going around about VA Benefits and Medicare? We set the record straight in this episode of the ASG Podcast. Read the text version. Mentioned in this Episode: Medicare EligibilityMedicare Physician FinderOriginal Facebook PostTwo…
Secure a Bigger, Better Business with Ancillary Products ǀ ASG062
May 15, 2018 • 6 min
Get ready to expand your reach as a senior agent. Discover how to use ancillary products to add value to your portfolio and grow your business. Read the text version. Download the infographic. Mentioned in this Episode: Building Client Loyalty: More than…
Are You Offering Multiple LTC Insurance Options? ǀ ASG061
May 10, 2018 • 6 min
Maximize your sales with long-term care products. Learn the benefits and distinctions of each LTC option you can offer to your clients. Read the text version. Mentioned in this Episode: Ritter’s Sales Team Related: Identifying Ideal Clients for Universal…
The Real Cost of Long-Term Care ǀ ASG060
May 8, 2018 • 5 min
Prepare your clients for the true costs of retirement. Find out more about LTC insurance and the peace of mind it offers. Read the text version. Mentioned in this Episode: 2017 Insurance Barometer StudyLong-Term Services and Supports for Older Americans:…
Identifying Ideal Clients for Universal Life Products ǀ ASG059
May 3, 2018 • 7 min
What is Universal Life insurance, and is it right for your clients? Tune in to this can’t-miss episode of the ASG Podcast to find out! Read the text version. Mentioned in this Episode: 3 Ways to Calculate Your Clients’ Life Insurance Needs4 Steps to Every…
An Alternative Approach to Long-Term Care Planning ǀ ASG058
May 1, 2018 • 11 min
Think traditional LTC is the only way to cover your client’s future long-term care expenses? Show your clients a different way with Hybrid Life/LTC policies. Read the text version. Related: 4 Steps to Every Final Expense SaleIdentifying Ideal Clients for…
Think You Have What It Takes to Be a Great Agent? ǀ ASG057
Apr 26, 2018 • 6 min
Searching for a new sales career? Find out why the insurance industry could be your next best move. Read the text version. Mentioned in this Episode: 7 Habits of Highly Effective Insurance AgentsRitter’s Sales TeamMethods to Boost Your Medicare…
What to Know When Replacing Existing Med Supp Plans for Clients ǀ ASG056
Apr 24, 2018 • 5 min
Learn how to switch your client’s Medigap plans. We unpack it all, from why your clients might want to switch, to the free look period and everything in between. Read the text version. Download the Underwriting Guide Mentioned in this Episode: Getting…
Finish Work Faster Using e-Apps ǀ ASG055
Apr 19, 2018 • 3 min
Save time. Help save the planet. Discover how e-Apps can change the way you do business. Read the text version. Mentioned in this Episode: How to Write a Medicare Supplement Call Script That Really WorksMedicarefulWhy Client Retention Should Be Your Top…
How to Write a Medicare Supplement Call Script that Really Works ǀ ASG054
Apr 17, 2018 • 6 min
Need a better Med Supp call script? Use these best practices to improve your cold calling sales strategy. Read the text version. More on Medicare Supplements: Getting Started Selling Medicare SupplementsPrepare for Upcoming Medicare Supplement ChangesWhen…
When Do Med Supp Plans K, L, M, & N Make Sense? ǀ ASG053
Apr 12, 2018 • 6 min
Take a closer look at Medicare Supplements. Learn more about how these specific plans work and the ideal clients for each type. Read the text version. Mentioned in this Episode: Medicare.gov: How to compare Medigap policiesRitter’s Medicare Quote…
Prepare for Upcoming Medicare Supplement Changes ǀ ASG052
Apr 10, 2018 • 4 min
Change is coming to Med Supp in 2020. Is your portfolio ready? Read the text version. Mentioned in this Episode: Medicare.gov: Physician CompareMedicare Announces 2018 Parts A & B Premiums and DeductiblesMedigap Enrollment Among New Medicare…
Getting Started Selling Medicare Supplements ǀ ASG051
Apr 5, 2018 • 7 min
Optimize your sales in the off-season with Medicare Supplements. Discover why these plans make a great addition to your portfolio. Read the text version. Download the Infographic. Ritter Agent Registration. Mentioned in this Episode: 4 Reasons Ritter…
Medicare Supplements Fill the Gaps in Your Portfolio ǀ ASG050
Apr 3, 2018 • 6 min
Does your portfolio have a few holes? Fill in the gaps with Med Supp plans that give you year-round sales opportunities! Read the text version. Mentioned in this Episode: Ritter’s Carrier PagesRitter’s Sales Team Related: How Medicare Helps Your Clients…
3 Easy Ways to Build Your Insurance Sales Territory ǀ ASG049
Mar 29, 2018 • 5 min
Maximize your reach and grow your selling territory! We outline the best practices to follow. Read the text version. Mentioned in this Episode: 5 Tips for Creating Your Personal BrandBusiness Dictionary: Affinity MarketingDo’s and Don’ts of Medicare…
How Professional Organizations Make You a Better Agent ǀ ASG048
Mar 27, 2018 • 4 min
Joining a professional organization could be just the boost your career needs. Learn 5 ways this strategy can benefit you and your business. Read the text version. Mentioned in this Episode: NAHU 2018 Capitol ConferenceCompliance CorneredDaily…
7 Powerful Practices for Selling Prescription Drug Plans ǀ ASG047
Mar 22, 2018 • 10 min
Improve your PDP selling strategy. Our best practices help you save time and are easy to implement. Read the text version. Mentioned in this Episode: 4 basic health insurance terms 96% of Americans don’t understandBuilding Client Loyalty: More than Just a…
Medicare’s Biggest Wins in the Latest Funding Bill ǀ ASG046
Mar 20, 2018 • 6 min
What does the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 mean for insurance agents? We cover the biggest changes coming to Medicare in this installment of the ASG Podcast. Read the text version. Mentioned in this Episode: Budget deal includes long-sought Medicare…
Why Critical Illness Insurance Can Breathe New Life Into Your Business ǀ ASG045
Mar 15, 2018 • 9 min
Grow your business with Critical Illness plans. Discover why it’s never been a better time to offer this kind of coverage. Read the text version. Mentioned in this Episode: 2015 Employer Health Benefits SurveyCancer Facts & Figures 2018Heart Disease and…
2018 State of the Senior Market: In Review
Mar 14, 2018 • 10 min
What’s going on in the Medicare Market? What can you expect from Ritter in 2018? Don’t miss this review of Craig Ritter’s 2018 State of the Senior Market! Read the text version. Watch the recording. Mentioned in this Episode: NAHU: Background on Medicare…
Critical Illness Plans: Your Cure for Unhealthy Sales ǀ ASG044
Mar 13, 2018 • 7 min
Generate more sales with Critical Illness plans. We make the case for adding these lucrative plans to your portfolio. Read the text version. Mentioned in this Episode: 2017 Life Happens and LIMRA Insurance Barometer Study Critical Illness Insurance…
These Plans Are Critical to Your Business Strategy ǀ ASG043
Mar 8, 2018 • 4 min
Optimize your lock-in sales with Critical Illness plans. Find out how in this episode of the Agent Survival Guide Podcast! Read the text version. Mentioned in this Episode: Metlife: Accident and Critical Illness Insurance are Surprisingly Good for…
Why Taking it Slow is Good for Business ǀ ASG042
Mar 6, 2018 • 4 min
Building your insurance business isn’t easy. Learn why taking it slow is a great strategy! Read the text version. Mentioned in this Episode: 16 Stats That Prove You Should Put Your Clients FirstAgent Survival Guide ForumDo’s and Don’ts of Medicare…
The Increasing Value of Combining Life & LTC ǀ ASG041
Mar 1, 2018 • 9 min
Do combination Life and LTC products have a place in your portfolio? Find out why the market is ripe for these types of plans right now! Read the text version. Mentioned in this Episode: 2016 Older Americans: Key Indicators of Well-BeingAn Alternative…
Why are Part D Prescription Drug Plans So Different? ǀ ASG040
Feb 27, 2018 • 6 min
Become an expert on Part D Prescription Plans! We break down what these plans include, tips on how to sell them, and more! Read the text version. Mentioned in this Episode: 10 Essential Facts About Medicare and Prescription Drug Spending2018 Medicare Part…
How SPAPs and Their SEPs Can Bring You New Business ǀ ASG039
Feb 22, 2018 • 5 min
Keep selling, even during lock-in. Discover how SPAPs and their SEPs can bring in business all year long! Read the text version. Mentioned in this Episode: By the Numbers: The Impact of Chronic Disease on Aging AmericansCDC National Center for Health…
SNPs: The Secret to Surviving Lock-in ǀ ASG038
Feb 20, 2018 • 5 min
Maximize your book of business with Special Needs Plans. We unpack everything you need to know to get started. Read the text version. Mentioned in this Episode: The Beginner’s Guide to D-SNPs Related: Exciting Changes to the 48-Hour Scope of Appointment…
Stay Busy Outside of AEP with Special Enrollment Periods ǀ ASG037
Feb 15, 2018 • 8 min
Drive sales year-round with Special Enrollment Periods. Learn where to look for clients and what kind of plans should be in your portfolio. Read the text version. Mentioned in this Episode: The Beginner’s Guide to D-SNPsHow SPAPs and Their SEPs Can Bring…
How Medicare Helps Your Clients Stay Healthy ǀ ASG036
Feb 13, 2018 • 6 min
Medicare is about more than just those moments when your clients are sick. Learn more about the health and wellness side of insurance. Read the text version. Medicareful Living Links Add ?agent=YOURSLUG to the end of any Medicareful Living link you share,…
Millennials and Insurance Sales: The Perfect Match ǀ ASG035
Feb 8, 2018 • 3 min
What does the future hold for the insurance industry? In this episode, we make the case for millennials. Read the text version. Download the Infographic. Mentioned in this Episode: Insurance a good fit for millennials looking for a careerWhat Millennials…
How to Recruit Agents to Your Downline ǀ ASG034
Feb 6, 2018 • 4 min
Build your downline with the ASG Podcast. Don’t miss our best practices for recruiting agents to your insurance business. Read the text version. Mentioned in this Episode: CraigslistLinkedInMillennials overtake Baby Boomers as America’s largest…
5 Tips for Creating Your Personal Brand ǀ ASG033
Feb 1, 2018 • 4 min
Branding yourself sets your business apart from your competition. Check out our tips before you begin developing your personal brand. Read the text version. Mentioned in this Episode: How to Better Market YourselfHow to Recruit Agents to Your…
How to Better Market Yourself ǀ ASG032
Jan 30, 2018 • 9 min
Grow your insurance business with the Agent Survival Guide Podcast. Our tips can help you market your business more effectively than ever. Read the text version. Mentioned in this Episode: Agent MethodsCMS 2019 Medicare Communications and Marketing…
The Latest on the Fiduciary Rule & Compliance Tips ǀ ASG031
Jan 25, 2018 • 5 min
What does the delay of the fiduciary rule mean for your insurance business? Stay up-to-date and compliant with this can’t-miss installment. Read the text version. Subscribe to the ASG Mailing List! Mentioned in this Episode: DOL Files Official Delay of…
Fixed Annuities vs. Indexed Annuities: What’s the Difference? ǀ ASG030
Jan 24, 2018 • 10 min
Discover the differences between fixed and indexed annuities. Find out how to market them and how to help your clients choose the right one. Read the text version. Mentioned in this Episode: 2014 Retirement Confidence Survey: A Secondary Analysis of the…
Protect the Nest Egg with Fixed Income Annuities ǀ ASG029
Jan 23, 2018 • 4 min
Build a retirement strategy for your clients with fixed income annuities. Learn how this kind of investment can pay off. Read the text version. Mentioned in this Episode: 1 in 3 Americans Have $0 Saved for Retirement3 Things Highly Successful Annuity…
5 Strategies to Boost Your Annuity Sales ǀ ASG028
Jan 18, 2018 • 7 min
Get ready to generate more annuity sales. Implement one or all of these 5 strategies today! Read the text version. Mentioned in this Episode: The Fate of the Fiduciary RuleFed Hikes Interest RatesFed Raises Interest Rates Again As Economy Rolls OnFixed…
Understanding Single-Premium Immediate Annuities ǀ ASG027
Jan 16, 2018 • 4 min
Learn more about Single-Premium Immediate Annuities, how they work, and why you should recommend them to your clients! Read the text version. Related: Short-Term Care Insurance: A Top LTCi Alternative for ClientsThe Increasing Value of Combining Life &…
3 Things Highly Successful Annuity Agents Do Right ǀ ASG026
Jan 11, 2018 • 5 min
What do thriving annuity agents do differently? We unpack the best practices for selling annuities. Read the text version. Mentioned in this Episode: Current CD Interest RatesOpen-Ended Questions Give You The Information You Need to Make The Sale - Part…
Why This Could Be the Age of Annuities ǀ ASG025
Jan 9, 2018 • 10 min
Enhance your portfolio with annuities. Learn how these increasingly popular plans can benefit your clients! Read the text version. Mentioned in this Episode: Boomers want annuities, they just don’t know itDeaths: Final Data for 2013Gen Y Starting To Think…
3 Ways to Calculate Your Clients’ Life Insurance Needs ǀ ASG024
Jan 4, 2018 • 5 min
How much life insurance is enough? Use these three methods to find the right amount of coverage for your clients. Read the text version. Related: What Seniors Value Most in an MA Plan7 Powerful Practices for Selling Prescription Drug PlansThe Increasing…
What You Need to Know About New Medicare Cards ǀ ASG023
Jan 2, 2018 • 5 min
New Medicare cards are coming in April 2018! In this episode, find out everything you and your clients need to know! Read the text version. Mentioned in this Episode: CMS Reveals New Medicare Card DesignMedicare.gov: Help fight Medicare fraudMedicare.gov:…
Medicare for Snowbirds, Sunbirds, and Travel Enthusiasts ǀ ASG022
Dec 28, 2017 • 7 min
Master the art of providing coverage for clients who travel. The ASG team has solutions for snowbirds, sunbirds, and every traveler in between. Read the text version. Mentioned in this Episode: Defining the True Value of $0-Premium Medicare Advantage…
How to Cross-Sell Insurance: The Advisor Approach ǀ ASG021
Dec 21, 2017 • 5 min
Improve your cross-selling technique with the Agent Survival Guide. Discover how the advisor approach can work for you. Read the text version. Mentioned in this Episode: Four Ancillary Cross-Sales to Show Clients You Care Related: 7 Powerful Practices for…
Tips for Cross-Selling Medicare Products ǀ ASG020
Dec 19, 2017 • 4 min
Maximize your business and your profits by cross-selling. We’ve put together a list of tips to help you get started! Read the text version. Mentioned in this Episode: Four Ancillary Cross-Sales to Show Clients You CareHow to Sell Like Your Client is the…
Building Client Loyalty: More Than Just a Plan ǀ ASG019
Dec 14, 2017 • 4 min
Learn how to build a book of business that’s filled with loyal clients! These strategies are easy to implement and effective! Read the text version. Mentioned in this Episode: Ritter’s CRM Tool Related: 3 Ways to Calculate Your Clients’ Life Insurance…
Things to Think About Post-AEP ǀ ASG018
Dec 12, 2017 • 4 min
AEP 2018 is over. So, now what? Unpack your next steps in this episode of the Agent Survival Guide Podcast. Read the text version. Mentioned in this Episode: Ritter Insurance Marketing:Carrier PagesmyBizOfficial Site https://ritterim.com Related: Selling…
Short-Term Care Insurance - A Top LTCi Alternative for Clients ǀ ASG017
Dec 7, 2017 • 5 min
Think LTCi is your client’s only option? Explore Short-Term Care Insurance and its benefits. Read the text version. Download the infographic. Mentioned in this Episode: Are You Offering Multiple LTC Options?The Key to Accessing High-Cost…
What Are Agents Responsible for Under HIPAA? ǀ ASG016
Dec 5, 2017 • 7 min
Stay HIPAA compliant with the Agent Survival Guide Podcast! Find out what you’re responsible for under HIPAA regulations. Read the text version. Download the infographic. Mentioned in this Episode: HHS Minimum Necessary RequirementHHS: New rule protects…
Selling Hospital Indemnity with Medicare Advantage: Is It Worth It? ǀ ASG015
Nov 30, 2017 • 5 min
Generate more sales with Medicare Advantage and Hospital Indemnity. Discover why these plans make the perfect pair. Read the text version. Download the infographic. Mentioned in this Episode: Defining the True Value of $0-Premium Medicare Advantage…
Defining the True Value of $0-Premium Medicare Advantage Plans ǀ ASG014
Nov 28, 2017 • 7 min
There’s more to $0-Premium Medicare Advantage plans than just the premium. Learn the ins and outs of these popular plans. Read the text version. Mentioned in this Episode: Building Client Loyalty: More than Just a planEnrollment in Medicare Advantage…
Stress Relief Tips to Get You Through AEP ǀ ASG013
Nov 21, 2017 • 8 min
Take a deep breath and get ready to de-stress. Avoid AEP burnout with our helpful tips! Read the text version. Mentioned in this Episode: ASG ForumAmerican Heart Association: Four Ways to Deal With StressDo’s and Don’ts of Medicare ComplianceHow do you…
Rules for Hosting a Compliant Medicare Sales Event ǀ ASG012
Nov 16, 2017 • 12 min
What do you need to know before planning a Medicare sales event? In this episode, we cover it all and help you stay compliant! Read the text version. Mentioned in this Episode: 3 Easy Ways to Build Your Insurance Sales TerritoryCMS 2019 Medicare…
Methods to Boost Your Medicare Business ǀ ASG011
Nov 14, 2017 • 5 min
Optimize your Medicare business with Ritter! Our strategies generate leads and sales. Read the text version. Mentioned in this Episode: BenefitsCheckup®Do’s and Dont’s of Medicare CompliancetMedicare Advantage 2017 Spotlight: Enrollment Market…
Why Client Retention Should Be Your Top Priority ǀ ASG010
Nov 3, 2017 • 8 min
Discover how to keep existing clients coming back for more. Our strategy includes practical steps you can easily implement into your business. Read the text version. Download 16 Stats That Prove You Should Put Your Clients FirstDownload 5 Clever Ways to…
4 Reasons Ritter Should Be Your FMO ǀ ASG009
Nov 3, 2017 • 5 min
Meet Ritter. We’re a different kind of FMO. Read the text version. Mentioned in this Episode: Ritter Insurance Marketing Agent Registration Ritter Insurance Marketing: BlogCarrier PagesMedicare Quote EnginemyBizmyRitterNewsOfficial Site Related: 4 Perks…
Tips for Working on the Road ǀ ASG008
Nov 3, 2017 • 7 min
Ready to maximize your productivity on the go? From planning and organization to choosing the right tools, we unpack it all! Read the text version. Download the infographic. Mentioned in this Episode: 12 Reasons to Stop Multitasking Now!How to Turn Your…
Exciting Changes to the 48-Hour Scope of Appointment Rule ǀ ASG007
Nov 2, 2017 • 5 min
Scope of Appointment rules have changed for 2018. Find out what’s new and what’s staying the same. Read the text version. Mentioned in this Episode: CMS 2019 Medicare Communications and Marketing GuidelinesMedicareful Related: Do’s and Don’ts of Medicare…
Rules for Hosting a Compliant Medicare Educational Event ǀ ASG006
Nov 2, 2017 • 7 min
Find out what you need to know before hosting a Medicare educational event. Stay compliant with help from the ASG team. Read the text version. Mentioned in this Episode: CMS 2019 Medicare Communications and Marketing GuidelinesDo’s and Dont’s of Medicare…
Do’s and Don’ts of Medicare Compliance ǀ ASG005
Nov 2, 2017 • 13 min
Medicare compliance starts with CMS and the Medicare Communications and Marketing Guidelines. We break down what’s allowed – and what’s not – in this can’t-miss episode. Read the text version. Mentioned in this Episode: CMS 2019 Medicare Communications…
The Beginner’s Guide to DSNPs ǀ ASG004
Nov 1, 2017 • 9 min
What is a D-SNP? How do I sell it? Where do I find dual-eligibles? Our D-SNP primer answers these questions and more. Read the text version Mentioned in this Episode: Do’s and Don’ts of Medicare ComplianceRitter’s Regional MarketersState Medicaid & CHIP…
9 Tips to Submitting an Error-Free Application ǀ ASG003
Oct 18, 2017 • 4 min
We’ve done the research for you! Use our 9 helpful tips to start writing cleaner applications. Read the text version. Mentioned in this Episode: Do’s and Don’ts of Medicare ComplianceMedicarefulRitter’s Regional MarketersAEP: Annual Enrollment PeriodIEP:…
The Survivor’s AEP Checklist ǀ ASG002
Oct 18, 2017 • 8 min
Get ready for Annual Enrollment with the Agent Survival Guide AEP Checklist! Read the text version. Mentioned in this Episode: AHIP WebsiteRitter’s Carrier PagesRitter’s Certification CenterRitter’s Event Calendar Related: The Latest on 2019 AHIP…
What is AHIP and Why Do You Need It? ǀ ASG001
Oct 18, 2017 • 4 min
Learn more about AHIP requirements, how to get certified, and ways to find discounts on AHIP courses. Read the text version. Mentioned in this Episode: AHIP WebsiteRitter’s Carrier Pages Related: 9 Tips to Submitting an Error-Free ApplicationSelling…
Finding Content to Post on Social Media ǀ SMT016
Oct 17, 2017 • 8 min
Not sure what to post on social media? Use these tips to curate content that will engage your followers, whether they’re clients or your fellow agents! Mentioned in this Episode: AARP Blog DirectoryAgent Survival GuideCompliance & Social Media ǀ…
How to Know if Your Facebook Page is Successful ǀ SMT015
Oct 17, 2017 • 3 min
Improve your Facebook marketing strategy. Learn how to read the data collected from your business page and start using it to your advantage. The latest from ASG: Getting Started Selling Medicare SupplementsWhat to Know When Replacing Existing Med Supp…
Creating a Facebook Page ǀ SMT014
Oct 17, 2017 • 5 min
Ready to get started marketing your business on Facebook? You won’t want to miss this episode of the ASG Podcast - or our helpful guide! Download the Facebook Guide PDF. The latest from ASG: 4 Perks of Being a Part-Time Insurance AgentHow to Get Your…
Should You Be on Facebook? ǀ SMT013
Oct 17, 2017 • 3 min
Not using Facebook? We outline 5 key reasons why you should start. And the fact that 79% of Americans use it isn’t one of them. Mentioned in this Episode: SMT002: Social Media & ComplianceSocial Media Compliance Guide PDF The latest from ASG: 4 Perks of…
Using Forums ǀ SMT012
Oct 17, 2017 • 4 min
Discover the power of forums. We unpack it all, how to get started, what you should post, etiquette rules, and more! Join the Agent Survival Guide Forum. Mentioned in this Episode: 25 Forum Posting Etiquette TipsAgent Survival Guide Forum The latest from…
LinkedIn Groups ǀ SMT011
Oct 17, 2017 • 3 min
Learn how to use LinkedIn to target your audience. Get ready to join a group and join the conversation. Mentioned in this Episode: Ritter’s Insurance Agents Questions and Answers Group on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/4136884Ritter Insurance…
Using Posts on LinkedIn ǀ SMT010
Oct 17, 2017 • 4 min
Show your LinkedIn connections that you’e the expert. We’ve got the best practices for publishing posts and sharing articles. Mentioned in this Episode: Agent Survival GuideThinkAdvisor: Life & Health The latest from ASG: 4 Perks of Being a Part-Time…
Connecting on LinkedIn ǀ SMT009
Oct 17, 2017 • 3 min
What’s your LinkedIn etiquette? Tune in and learn the code of connecting on this professional social network. The latest from ASG: 4 Perks of Being a Part-Time Insurance AgentHow to Get Your Medicare Enrollment Kits on TimeWhat’s New in the 2019 Medicare…
Your LinkedIn Profile ǀ SMT008
Oct 17, 2017 • 5 min
Become a LinkedIn All-Star. We cover what you need to know to get this coveted profile status. Mentioned in this Episode: LinkedIn: The Ultimate Cheat SheetThe 7 Factors That Increase The Psychological Impact of Your Profile PhotoThree Steps to Writing…
Getting LinkedIn ǀ SMT007
Oct 17, 2017 • 4 min
If you’re not on LinkedIn, you’re missing out. Find out why you need to join this social network for professionals. Download our LinkedIn Guide PDF. Mentioned in this Episode: Ritter’s Company LinkedIn Page The latest from ASG: 2019 Medicare Advantage &…
Writing Tweets ǀ SMT006
Oct 17, 2017 • 6 min
Master the art of the Tweet with the Agent Survival Guide Team. Learn the six different types of tweets and how to write them. ASG’s 6 Formats for Writing Tweets: 1. Shared Content Tweet [ARTICLE TITLE]: https://www.URL.com via @TwitterHandle #hashtag…
Using #Hashtags ǀ SMT005
Oct 17, 2017 • 6 min
Discover the meaning behind this symbol, how to include it in your tweets, and why it’s so important for engagement on Twitter. ASG’s 7 Rules for Using #Hashtags: Hashtags don’t have spaces between words or punctuation in words. Hashtag phrases are…
Using Retweets, Replies, Direct Messages, & Likes ǀ SMT004
Oct 17, 2017 • 3 min
Learn how to build your credibility (and your audience!) by engaging others on Twitter. Mentioned in this Episode: @RitterIM The latest from ASG: Sense Success with Dental, Vision, and Hearing PlansWhat An FMO Can Do for Your BusinessWhat is AHIP and Why…
Getting Started on Twitter ǀ SMT003
Oct 17, 2017 • 3 min
Ready to connect on Twitter? We’ve got a few tips to help you start the conversation with your peers on this popular social media network! Download the Twitter Guide PDF. Mentioned in this Episode: @RitterIM - Ritter Insurance Marketing on Twitter Social…
Compliance & Social Media ǀ SMT002
Oct 17, 2017 • 7 min
CMS compliance rules everything you do, even on social media. Follow these best practices to make sure you stay compliant. Download the Social Media Compliance Guide PDF. ASG Social Media Compliance Guidelines: DO NOT treat a follow, like, or comment as a…
An Introduction to Social Media ǀ SMT001
Oct 17, 2017 • 3 min
Get started on social media with help from the Agent Survival Guide Team! We’ll train you to use Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and more. Mentioned in this Episode: A Hot Trend: The Internet, Social Media & The ElderlyPew Research Center: Generations 2010…
Social Media Marketing for Insurance Agents
Oct 17, 2017 • 1 min
Find out how to use social media to grow your insurance business. Our industry-specific guide shows you how, from the benefits of social media marketing to the ins and outs of compliance, creating your own social media strategy, and more! The Agent…
Agent Survival Kits Are Here!
Oct 17, 2017 • 2 min
Introducing the newest must-have resource for insurance agents — Agent Survival Kits! New to the market? Check out our Agent Survival Kit for Beginners. Been selling insurance for a while? Choose the Agent Survival Kit for Experts. Each kit is filled with…
Maximize Your Success Selling Medicare Supplements
Oct 17, 2017 • 2 min
Download Your eBook Now! https://bit.ly/ASG-Med-Supp-eBook Get ready to maximize your success selling Medicare Supplements. Ritter Insurance Marketing is proud to present the complete guide on how to sell Medicare Supplements, free for you as part of the…
Grow Your Medicare Business with Medicareful
Oct 17, 2017 • 2 min
Streamline the way you sell Medicare with Medicareful. It’s a free, no-cost website and it’s one of the many tools offered by Ritter Insurance Marketing. What can you do with Medicareful? Well, to start, it helps you collect permission to contact forms…
How You Can Reboot the Insurance Sales Industry
Oct 17, 2017 • 0 min
The nine to five struggle is real. What if you could have flexible hours and a better work-life balance. You know, so you actually feel like you have a life outside of work? Selling health insurance gives you that along with a sense of meaning and…