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Medicare Announces 2017 Parts A & B Premiums and Deductibles

Posted: 11 Nov 2016 06:52 AM PST This year’s Social Security cost-of-living adjustment will increase Medicare costs for beneficiaries. Part B About 70% of Medicare beneficiaries will pay $109 for their 2017 Part B monthly premiums, a 3.9% increase compared to

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2017 Medicare Certification Instructions (Ongoing Construction)

Aetna 2017 Certification Products: Medicare Advantage (MA) Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug (MAPD) Prescription Drug Plans (PDPs) Certification Start Date: Live What’s Required to Sell 2017 MA/MAPD and PDP Plans? Agents must successfully complete the Aetna Individual Medicare annual certification process

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5 Big Changes Coming to Social Media in 2016

January 20, 2016 | by Ryan Holmes It’s been a memorable year in social media. 2015 saw the birth of live social streaming, with apps like Periscope and Meerkat winning over early adopters. Snapchat fully shed its reputation as a niche network

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Developing the Skill (Not the Attribute) of Self-Confidence

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How to Craft a Killer 60 Second Elevator Pitch

What is an Elevator Pitch? This is the 30-60 second business description of what you do and why someone should work with you. It’s called an “Elevator Pitch” because it describes the challenge: “How would you explain your business and

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Craig Ritter’s Blog on What Is Emphasized in 2016’s Medicare Marketing Guidelines

As many Stone-Hill agents know, Stone Hill works closely with and admires Craig Ritter’s operation.  We support him as he supports us. To that end, I want to give you access to his blog on CMS’s marketing guidelines for 2016.

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Top 25 Websites on Life Insurance and Annuities for Boomer Agents

Senior Insurance Marketing Association 1/8/2016 Today, the internet plays a role in the lives of almost every American. From checking your emails on a smart phone, to watching funny Youtube videos, to buying and trading stocks, all the way to

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Overview of Riders for GTL’s Advantage Plus

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Emphasized Policies from Medicare Certification Training in Summer/Fall of 2015

Many of you know Gene Page. He is Stone Hill’s regulation expert. Here is his synopsis of what the carriers are emphasizing in the fall of 2015 during their product certifications. Some things have been emphasized in this year’s Medicare-certification trainings (exams taken

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Presentation on GTL’s Hospital-Indemnity Plan

This is a presentation done by Greg Esposito, whom many of you know. He is one of their regional representatives and works with Stone Hill. He is a straightforward and stand-up guy. Link: GTL Presentation on Their Hospital Indemnity Plan

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