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  • #35: Trust as a multiplier, with Stephen M.R. Covey May 28, 2019
    Stephen M.R. Covey is back with more great insights on trust. On this episode, we’ll hear him share the story of how he found the value of trust – and what it was like to grow up a “Covey.”
    Jake Haas
  • #34: The fast lane of sales, with Stephen M.R. Covey May 14, 2019
    On this episode, Stephen M.R. Covey shares insights on the value of trust. Stephen calls mistrust a tax on your business. After all, mistrust makes it harder to get referrals and adds friction to your work environment.
    Jake Haas
  • #33: Reaching retirement alpha, with Tom Hegna July 24, 2018
    Tom Hegna is back with more great advice on how to make sure your clients have a safe, secure and happy retirement. On Episode 32, you heard Tom lay out his seven steps to an optimal retirement – and drive home the need to educate your clients about life insurance strategies.
    Jake Haas
  • #32: Making your clients retire happy, with Tom Hegna July 11, 2018
    One of the best-known experts preaching this message at insurance and financial conferences in recent years has been Tom Hegna. In this interview, Tom is going to sketch out some compelling strategies to help clients understand the power of insurance. He’ll also walk us through his seven steps to a happy retirement.
    Jake Haas
  • #31: Productivity hacks, with Chris Bailey June 19, 2018
    To get some real answers on productivity, Paul talked with Chris Bailey. You can call him a productivity pilgrim, of sorts. When Chris graduated from business school, he had job offers, but heard a calling instead. That calling was to take a year to research and discover what it truly means to be a productive […]
    Jake Haas
  • #30: Yourself, only better, with Jeffrey Hayzlett June 6, 2018
    Want to be the biggest, baddest, best version of yourself? Stick around for advice on how to think it, then BE it, from Jeffrey Hayzlett.
    Jake Haas
  • #29: Turning non-agents into super sellers, with Patrick Bet-David May 22, 2018
    Patrick Bet-David is rejuvenating recruitment in our business – and is this episode, you’ll learn how you can do the same.
    Jake Haas
  • #28: Make Insurance Cool Again, with Patrick Bet-David May 8, 2018
    On this episode, Patrick Bet-David helps to answer the biggest question in life insurance sales: Where will the next generation of successful agents come from?
    Jake Haas
  • #27: Improv your way to more sales, with Kelly Leonard April 25, 2018
    On this episode, Kelly Leonard is going to tell you how to use comedy – and some of the skills comedians use – to become better at what you do and get more sales.
    Jake Haas
  • #26: Turning no into yes, with Tom Hopkins April 11, 2018
    By the end of this episode, you’ll know how to turn a “no” into a “yes” with great insights from renowned sales coach Tom Hopkins.
    Jake Haas

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  • One Billion Americans: The Case For Many More Americans September 25, 2020
    Kelsey Piper, Vox A conversation with Matthew Yglesias on families, the economy, global competition, and One Billion Americans.
  • COVID Accelerated Creative Destruction September 25, 2020
    Louis-Vincent Gave, Evergreen Gavekal Covid came as a shock to the world, but in many cases it is merely accelerating fundamental trends that were already unfolding anyway.
  • Why Platinum May Be A Better Bet Than Gold September 25, 2020
    Paul R. La Monica & CNN Business, CNN Gold prices have soared more than 20% in 2020, and they hit a new record high earlier this year. Silver and palladium are surging, too. But platinum prices are down almost 15% year-to-date.
  • The Vise Tightens on the Dollar September 25, 2020
    Stephen S. Roach, Project Syndicate In the second quarter of this year, the US experienced the sharpest plunge in domestic saving on record, dating back to 1947. Because that will continue, and the current-account balance is following suit, the dollar's real effective exchange rate can head in only one direction.
  • Welcome to FinTok, Where Gen-Z Gets Its Financial Advice September 25, 2020
    Alicia McElhaney, II TikTok is Gen Z's financial education hub. That's a problem.
  • Can You Predict Future Stock Market Returns? September 25, 2020
    John Rekenthaler, Morningstar The longer the time period, the stronger the pattern.
  • China Is on a Building Binge, Metal Prices Are Surging September 25, 2020
    Matt Phillips, NY Times Iron ore, nickel, copper and other metal prices are rising as China restarts construction, and the global economy could benefit.
  • Buckle Up. October Is Coming September 25, 2020
    Mark Hulbert, MarketWatch Combination of October?s volatility and average gain can work to your benefit
  • Let's Be Sure Earmarks Stay In 'Dustbin of History' September 25, 2020
    Andrew Wilford, RealClearMarkets Back in 2011, Congress took a rare positive step to rein in wasteful and politically motivated spending by ending the disgraceful practice of “earmarks.” Unfortunately, some members of Congress want to undoprogress made in treating taxpayer dollars with the respect they deserve by bringing back wasteful pet projects.
  • Taiwan's Rising Economic Importance: Gavin Baker Int. September 25, 2020
    Christoph Gisiger, themarket Gavin Baker, founder and Chief Investment Officer of Atreides Management, spots exciting perspectives for investments in the chip sector. He anticipates a surge in demand due to the rise of artificial intelligence and explains why Taiwan could become geopolitically even more important than the oil rich countries of the Middle East in […]

RSS Texas Department of Insurance

  • Bexar County sees 13% decline in flood insurance policies September 10, 2020
    The number of federal flood insurance policies has decreased 13% in Bexar County over the last two-plus years. Federal data also shows declines in nine nearby counties.
  • Despite hurricanes, Corpus Christi region sees decline in flood insurance policies September 10, 2020
    After Hurricane Harvey inundated Southeast Texas, the number of flood insurance policies in the Corpus Christi area increased. But new federal data shows those gains are eroding.
  • Insurance Help Line open over weekend for storm victims August 27, 2020
    The Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) Help Line is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., including this weekend, to help those with damage from Hurricane Laura. The number is 1-800-252-3439.
  • Former insurance agent sentenced to 14 years August 25, 2020
    Lynn “Skipper” Strickland of Parker County, who pretended to be an insurance agent, was sentenced today to 14 years in state prison for fraud.
  • Sullivan to step down as Insurance Commissioner August 18, 2020
    His TDI modernization effort led to faster, better customer service.
  • TDI applies advanced technology to policy reviews August 3, 2020
    The Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) has begun an innovative technology project to speed and improve its review of insurance policy forms.
  • Insurance Help Line open Sunday to help storm victims July 25, 2020
    The Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) Help Line will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday to help those with damage from Hurricane Hanna. The number is 1-800-252-3439.
  • Houston Company Earns Safety Award July 24, 2020
    The Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) recognized Universal Pegasus International with a Lone Star Safety Award for their exemplary workplace safety program and low rates of work-related injuries and illnesses.
  • East Texas Companies Earn Safety Awards July 24, 2020
    The Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) recognized East Texas Lighthouse for the Blind and Tatum Excavating Company for their exemplary workplace safety programs and low rates of work-related injuries and illnesses by renewing their Lone Star Safety Awards.
  • San Antonio Company Earns Safety Award July 24, 2020
    The Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) recognized Nissei Plastic Machinery America Inc. with a Lone Star Safety Award for their exemplary workplace safety program and low rates of work-related injuries and illnesses.

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  • Are You Prepared for An Unexpected Accident or Illness? September 16, 2020
    Are You Prepared for An Unexpected Accident or Illness? Hi Toni: Recently, I had a bad car wreck and ended up in the hospital with only a minor concussion from hitting the windshield and my wife was not hurt at all. I was surprised when the hospital asked for my medical power of attorney.  I am […]
    Toni King
  • Enrolled in Medicare Part B…NOW I’m Receiving a Part D Penalty…Why? September 16, 2020
    Enrolled in Medicare Part B…NOW I’m Receiving a Part D Penalty…Why? Hello Toni: Turned 65 in August 2018, continued to work full-time with company benefits, until I was laid off on May 10thand that is when my employer benefits ended.  I have enrolled in a Medicare supplement plan G and a Part D prescription drug […]
    Toni King
  • Social Security Scam Alert!!! Hang UP on Bogus Calls!! September 16, 2020
    Social Security Scam Alert!!! Hang UP on Bogus Calls!! Reader Alert: This week, I, Toni King received a letter from the Social Security office regarding my special needs sister’s benefits and an amazing SCAM ALERT was on the back of the envelope that her Social Security letter was in.  I felt it was my duty to […]
    Toni King
  • Does Medicare Cover “Expensive” Injections in Doctor’s Office? August 8, 2020
    Does Medicare Cover “Expensive” Injections in Doctor’s Office? Toni:  I have been laid off this week with my current employer’s benefits ending August 31.  I turn 65 in August and will be enrolling in Medicare.  My employer group health plan currently has an HSA with a high deductible of $3,000 which I meet early in […]
    Toni King
  • What is a Retiree HRA Account? August 8, 2020
    What is a Retiree HRA Account? Hi Toni: My husband is an oil company retiree and two weeks ago, we received a letter stating that his employer is terminating all Medicare eligible retirees Aetna and Express Scripts group benefits with a termination date of September 30, 2020. We will have reimbursement from a HRA account, […]
    Toni King
  • Baby Boomers Stressed Out Trying to Understand Medicare?? August 8, 2020
    Toni:  I am a confused Baby Boomer who needs to make my Medicare decision this October when I turn 65. I am currently on an individual health plan that has a terrible high deductible. I do not know where to start or what to do? Can you please simplify this ordeal?  Thanks, Jennifer from Memphis, […]
    Toni King
  • Why is My Medicare Part B Premium Over $400 Monthly…I Was Laid Off! July 1, 2020
    Why is My Medicare Part B Premium Over $400 Monthly…I Was Laid Off!   Dear Toni: Been reading your articles regarding COVID-19, being laid off, and enrolling in Medicare properly. I have not read an article on how to lower the premium if you are not making the income you were before you were laid off. […]
    Toni King
  • Telehealth or House Call Doctor Visits Due to COVID-19 Stress! July 1, 2020
    Telehealth or House Call Doctor Visits Due to COVID-19 Stress! Toni: My 86-year-old mother with Alzheimer’s needs 24-hour care and lives in a personal care home. She is enrolled in a Medicare Advantage HMO and taking her to the doctor is quite an ordeal. Friends have suggested that I disenroll my mother from this HMO and […]
    Toni King
  • Doctor’s Advice…Get Traditional Medicare…What’s That? July 1, 2020
    Doctor’s Advice…Get Traditional Medicare…What’s That? Good Morning Toni:      Have been reading your column for over a year and now I need some Medicare help.  I am retiring and turning 65 in October.  I had a triple bi-pass in April of this year.  Last week I talked with the office manager at my cardiologist’s office about […]
    Toni King
  • Enrolled in Medicare…Now I Can’t Fund My HSA! June 2, 2020
    Enrolled in Medicare…Now I Can’t Fund My HSA! Reader Alert: Toni turned 65 on Wednesday, May 20th and has now joined the maze of Medicare.  She will discuss what Medicare issues she meets in the future. Hi Toni I attended one of your seminars and now I need help with my Medicare issue. I am […]
    Toni King

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At American National, we care about you and your health. With everything going on around us, you may be wondering how to stay physically active. Check out this list of resources to keep moving and doing what you can. ❤

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