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This category applies to resources that help agents develop their business processes, whether by streamlining what they currently do, by adding new activities, or by discontinuing obsolete activities.

Exciting Changes to the 48-Hour Scope of Appointment Rule

This is an article from RitterIM’s Agent Survival Guide Published by Chad Houck | Posted 9/29/2017 The 2018 Medicare Marketing Guidelines turned heads by removing the 48-hour Scope of Appointment requirement. Many agents are asking what this means in terms of compliance. Let’s review

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Diagnosing The Development Stage of Your General Agency

As a general agent, your job is to motivate, educate, and support a group of agents so that they can support their families and so you can support yours. Often times, it is better to use more than just your

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5-minute Video about Veterans and Military Retirees Getting Medicare Advantage

This post, a video produced by UnitedHealthcare, is one of several posts on military veterans and military retirees and their retirement health plans: VA Health Benefits and Tricare For Life (TFL). Some of the information is specific to UnitedHealth, although

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A Success Story about a Customer Service Representative Shared by Stone-Hill Agents

Through Stone Hill, agents can employ a part-time customer service rep (CSR) for their Medicare clients. A CSR works for agents on an hourly basis for as many hours a week as they would like or can afford. The price is $18.75/hour (this covers

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Make sure your social media outreach complies with Medicare’s Marketing Guidelines

September 10, 2015 | by Justin Bever [small revisions done on the original article] Since I last wrote about making sure your custom Medicare marketing website is compliant, CMS and individual carriers have drastically increased their oversight for agents’ websites and use

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10 Top Social Media Marketing Trends To Look Out For In 2017

by Jeff Bullas Social networks have been with us for just over a decade but it feels like forever. When I first signed into Facebook I was amazed by how small the world had become. Friends, acquaintances and old college

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20 Popular Social Media Sites Right Now

May 4, 2016 | by Antony Maina Social media networks are a major resource for both small and big businesses that are looking to promote their brands on the Internet. The platforms are easy to use and some of them even have

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Top 10 Social Media Marketing Mistakes That You Shouldn’t Make

July 21, 2016 | by Divya Rawat [small revisions done on the original article] Social media marketing is something that everyone is adopting. Be it an established business or a small local business. Everyone wants to jump onto the bandwagon of making

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Aetna to cut back 70% on Obamacare plans in 2017

Aetna to cut back 70% on Obamacare plans in 2017 Beth Coombs CNBC Aetna (AET) is sharply cutting its participation in Obamacare exchanges for 2017. The health insurer said it will offer individual Affordable Care Act (ACA) exchange plans in just four

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