Medicare Supplements going independent suggestions

Apr 12, 2017

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    Not sure that was even around in my carousing days,,,
     
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    MD 20/20 (A Mogen David brand), Ripple, Tbird and Annie Green Springs were all around in the late 60's to early 70's.

    The iconic Annie Green Springs brand of wine, one of the most popular and best selling wines in America in the 1970’s and a favorite on college campuses across the Country, will be returning to the market, rolling out this Winter.
    https://wineindustryadvisor.com/2017/07/27/annie-green-springs-return
     
    somarco, May 10, 2019
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    Sounds as if you may have some expertise with cheap wines.. :)
     
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    My tastes in wine has changed over the years.

    Today's equivalent of those "college" wines would be TJ's 3 buck Chuck.
     
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    ave we gone from talking about wine to talking about steak? :)
     
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    Cianna, May 22, 2019
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    Thank you. I did find out what the MA penetration was on my area is but never tried CSG actuarial at all. Will do. I really like the idea to allow research to drive decisions. Thank you
     
    Cianna, May 22, 2019
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    CSG is free for two weeks. New Horizon gives it to you for free when you contract with them. It’s definitely a great tool. Especially with market data. For example, I don’t sell AARP or BCBS. They tend to have the highest rates in my markets, so I can be competitive
     
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    I do the research for my prospective and actual clients. I give prospectives a report showing ALL the carrier rates for a particular plan, then let them decide.

    If you get into the weeds too much with folks you lose them. Things like loss ratio's, market share, and especially the CSG rate increase histories may help you but I would NEVER show that to a client.

    Some folks like to dissect to the point of absurdity.

    I offer more than they get from most agents but never get into a lot of depth.

    Most are satisfied knowing they did not pay too much.
     
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    I agree. I when I say “use data to make decision” it means making business decisions on my end. Over-explaining to a client makes them glaze over and you lose them.
     
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