How To Better Market Yourself

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 proverbial rooftop.

But how do you make sure that you’re not just adding to that noise? Know what to say and where to say it.

Let’s take a look at your current marketing and promotion strategy. No matter where your company is on the spectrum, these simple steps will modernize your marketing plan.

Stop Promoting and Start Branding

Think self-promotion and personal branding are the same thing? They’re actually quite different.

{self-promotion} the action of promoting or publicizing oneself or one’s activities, especially in a forceful way

{personal branding} the practice of marketing yourself and your career as a brand

Personal branding can be a much more effective and long-lasting benefit to your business. Building a...

The Agent Survival Guide Issue #4

Four Reasons Why Ritter Should Be Your FMO

The Agent Survival Guide strives to provide you with the knowledge to thrive in this industry. Ritter Insurance Marketing gives you everything else. If you’re already reaping the benefits of partnering with Ritter, we’re so glad to have you on board! Hopefully you’re already taking advantage of the state-of-the-art technology...

Secure a Bigger, Better Business with Ancillary Products

If you’re a senior health insurance agent looking to grow your business, selling solely Medicare Advantage plans and/or Medicare Supplements will only get you so far. You know better than to “put all of your eggs in one basket” in regards to your stock portfolio. The same logic applies to...

What is AHIP and Why Do You Need It?

You have your leads in hand and your contracts signed, so you’re ready to sell, right? Well… almost. Did you complete your AHIP certification yet? Remember, the government administers Medicare Advantage plans—and that means there are rules for selling them. But there’s no need to worry! The required certifications, such...

A Winner Every Month!

A total of $2,200 in prizes on the table! Complete this issue's quiz and qualify to win.

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$100 Visa Gift card

We’ll be giving away twelve $100 Visa gift cards in 2016.

Those who complete the quiz by the 15th day of the month an issue is released will earn a chance to win. There will be one winner from the East and West regions per issue.

$500 Golf or Spa Package

Complete the quiz included in all six issues to be entered into a raffle for the 2016 Grand Prize!

There will be a $500 prize drawing for the East Region and a $500 prize drawing for the West Region.

Congratulations to Issue #3's $100 Visa Gift Card winners!

Steve M., GA Cary S., TX

90% of Medicare Advantage members are satisfied with their plan's benefits.

Issue #4's Quiz

One entry per agent. All fields are required for a valid entry.

How was AHIP formed?
a. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) created AHIP to protect seniors in health plans.
b. The Health Insurance Association of America (HIAA) and American Association of Health Plans (AAHP) merged to create AHIP.
c. The Federally-Facilitated Marketplace (FFM) created the organization for agents to fulfill compliance certifications.
d. The Life and Health Insurance Foundation for Education (LIFE) and The American Council of Life Insurers (ACLI) merged to create AHIP.
Which of the below statements about selling dental insurance is FALSE?
a. Neither Medicare Supplements nor Original Medicare provides dental coverage.
b. Many agents sell Medicare Supplements but not many sell dental.
c. Dental plans are expensive for clients, and therefore, pay high commissions.
d. Writing a client in a dental plan opens the door to discuss their primary coverage.
What information can you find on Ritter Insurance Marketing’s carrier pages?
a. How to submit business applications
b. How to order marketing supplies
c. Contact and certification information
d. All of the above

Just a few things to keep in mind

One entry per agent.

Grand prize is applicable at a golf or spa location of your choosing.

Agents must be level 4 direct to Ritter Insurance Marketing to qualify for both raffles. The East region is comprised of Al, AR, CT, DC, DE, GA, IN, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MS, NC, NH, NJ, OH, PA, SC, TN, VA, VT, and WV. The West region is comprised of AK, CA, CO, HI, IA, ID, IL, KS, MO, MN, MT, ND, NE, NM, NV, OK, OR, SD, TX, UT, WA, WI, WY. Arizona, New York, Rhode Island, and Florida residents are not eligible to participate in these contests.