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Medicare Supplement Rate Increases: How to Help Your Clients

August 30, 2016

Medicare, MediGap, Medicare Supplement

At the top of every Medicare agent’s frequently asked question list is: “Will my Medicare Supplement rate increase”?  The short answer to this question, Yes.  Sometimes we do see rates go down, but more often due to inflation or the way companies rate based on age increases, we see rates increase year over year.  There are things you can do as an agent to better educate and help your clients navigate Medicare Supplement rates and potential rate increases.

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6 Surprising Medicare Facts for Agents Who Know Everything

Several of the employees here at The Brokerage, Inc. have specialized in Medicare for the last decade or so, and during that time have picked up plenty of tidbits. Although we have many agents who are Medicare experts themselves, every once in a while we will get a question that we didn't have the answer to.  This blog is for those agents who already know almost everything there is to know about Medicare and the ones just getting started, to learn a little more about those tough questions that sometimes come up. If you know every single one of these, then pat yourself on the back, you are a true Medicare Guru! If not, then you are like so many of us Medicare experts, who never stop learning something new.

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How to Create a Lasting Relationship with Your Clients

We all appreciate it when somebody with expertise gives us a little hint on ways to save money. When the opposite happens and somebody suggests for you to buy the more expensive item, skepticism enters into your mind. If someone suggests you purchase a less expensive item and then explains why the switch is more beneficial for you, a connection is created between you and the sales associate. Trust has immediately begun to take place and you feel as if the sales associate has your best interest in mind.

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