Articles For Agents

What Your Clients Need to Know About Medicare’s Star Ratings

What Your Clients Need to Know About Medicare’s Star Ratings

As a Medicare agent, you strive to educate your clients, helping them evaluate their needs and understand their options when choosing a Medicare plan. You play a significant role in helping them understand Medicare’s five-star-rating system and weighing the importance...

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Medicare T65 Marketing Strategies

Medicare T65 Marketing Strategies

Medicare agents looking to grow their businesses know the importance of the T65 market. By 2030, there will be approximately 73 million Baby Boomers (people born between 1946 and 1964) aged 65 or above. This equates to more than 10,000 people becoming eligible for...

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Life Insurance Plans for Women: Key Considerations

Life Insurance Plans for Women: Key Considerations

When it comes to life insurance, women are still dangerously underinsured. Modern women have established themselves as indispensable breadwinners, and whether or not they’re paid, they’re often caregivers, too. Families depend on women, so life insurance plans for...

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Texas Medicare Sales Agent Career Opportunities

Texas Medicare Sales Agent Career Opportunities

The start of the new year is an ideal time to think about making a career change. If you don’t know where to look – or even what field you might be interested in – you should seriously consider a career as an Independent Medicare Sales Agent. It could be just the...

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Housekeeping Tips for Wrapping Up AEP

Housekeeping Tips for Wrapping Up AEP

The whirlwind of AEP is finally over. You should have a sense of satisfaction for a job well done. It was thanks to your knowledge and expertise that your clients were able to enroll in the right Medicare plan. But you’re not done yet! There are some final...

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AEP Crunch Time: How to Maximize Results in the Last 3 Weeks

AEP Crunch Time: How to Maximize Results in the Last 3 Weeks

You have another AEP under your belt – almost. The last three weeks of AEP are crunch time. To make sure this year is your best year (or if this is your first year, to make sure that your Medicare insurance career has a stellar start), you need to maximize your...

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Understanding Medicare Cost Changes for 2023

Understanding Medicare Cost Changes for 2023

Prices seem to be going up everywhere and everything is getting more expensive. Consumer prices continue to rise and are up 8.2% from a year ago. For seniors on a fixed income, this is hitting especially hard. Many are watching their retirement savings dip while the...

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Ready-Set-Launch: Preparing for a Successful AEP

Ready-Set-Launch: Preparing for a Successful AEP

Medicare’s Annual Election Period officially kicked off on October 15. To make the most of this once-a-year sales opportunity, Medicare sales agents need to be ready with their A game. Don’t just let AEP happen. Take control and prime yourself for a successful AEP....

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Medicare First Looks and Annual Notices of Change

Medicare First Looks and Annual Notices of Change

Every year, prior to AEP, important information goes out to both Medicare agents and Medicare members about the upcoming year. Agents receive First Looks from major Medicare Advantage and Medicare Part D carriers, which give them an early glimpse at changes for the...

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Understanding Medicare Cost Savings Programs

Understanding Medicare Cost Savings Programs

Many Medicare beneficiaries who struggle to afford the cost of their coverage do not realize there are programs that can help them offset their out-of-pocket expenses associated with Medicare Parts A, B and D premiums, deductibles, coinsurance, and copayments. These...

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Your Guide to Annual Medicare Certification Requirements

Your Guide to Annual Medicare Certification Requirements

Every year, Medicare agents and brokers need to meet annual training and certification requirements. This needs to be done ahead of the annual election period that happens every fall, so summer is the natural time to focus on Medicare certification requirements. What...

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How to Sell Texas Medicare Insurance

How to Sell Texas Medicare Insurance

Every single day, more than 10,000 Americans celebrate their 65th birthday. By 2030, all 73 million Baby Boomers will have reached that milestone. In other words, the Medicare market is booming, and the demand for Medicare sales agents is soaring. Medicare sales...

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Year-Round Opportunities for Medicare Sales

Year-Round Opportunities for Medicare Sales

Every Medicare insurance sales agent knows that the Annual Election period from October 15 to December 7 is the busiest time of the year. The first three months of the year, when the Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period gives dissatisfied enrollees a second...

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Cross-Selling to Seniors: Do’s and Don’ts

Cross-Selling to Seniors: Do’s and Don’ts

Medicare doesn’t cover all of the insurance needs that seniors have. Insurance agents may want to help their clients obtain the additional coverage types that they need while also securing additional insurance sales for themselves. But be careful. Medicare has strict...

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What It Takes to Be an AEP All-Star

What It Takes to Be an AEP All-Star

Out of all the insurance agents selling Medicare plans, why should a Medicare beneficiary choose you? More than 26 million people are enrolled in Medicare Advantage, according to the Better Medicare Alliance. That’s 42% of all Medicare beneficiaries. With so many...

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10 Steps to Take Now to Be Ready for AEP on 10/1

10 Steps to Take Now to Be Ready for AEP on 10/1

Medicare’s Annual Election Period (AEP) starts on October 15, but insurance agents need to be ready before then. Although enrollments cannot occur until October 15, agents can discuss plan information with clients beginning on October 1. Take these 10 steps before...

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2022 Medicare AEP – Trends & Insights: What to Expect

2022 Medicare AEP – Trends & Insights: What to Expect

What does this year’s Medicare AEP have in store for us? During the Annual Election Period that runs between October 15 and December 7, Medicare enrollees will make their 2022 plan selections. With AEP right around the corner, here’s a look at what we can expect. More...

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