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Halloween Fun Facts!

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RBI’s Senior Sales Coordinator: James Gramp

About the Author: With his signature common sense, quiet good humor, and brilliant customer service, Jim is an integral part of the RBI team — we’d go so far as to say we’d be lost without him! An Arizona native, Jim has been a licensed health insurance agent for 2 years, and has worked at RBI for almost 4 years. An accomplished bassoonist, he is known around the office for his amazing musical skills. In addition to keeping busy around the office, Jim frequently contributes to our blog, bringing a new agent’s perspective to the RBI online presence.

Halloween Fun Facts!

My favorite time of year is finally here, the fall! It’s a time when candy wrappers and pumpkin bits litter the streets, dentists are in high demand, and best of all, it’s finally below 100° in Phoenix! To celebrate, I present you my top 10 interesting Halloween facts!

  1. Halloween is a more Irish holiday than St. Patrick’s Day. It is a Gaelic festival that marked the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter.
  2. The first Jack-o-lanterns were made from turnips.
  3. Original trick-or-treater’s got fruit and nuts.
  4. Famous magician, Harry Houdini, died on Halloween night in 1926.
  5. In 2007 candy makers succeeded in lobbying to extend daylight savings time into the beginning of November so that kids could have an extra hour of daylight to collect candy (and for the companies to sell more candy!)
  6. Behind Christmas, Halloween is the 2nd most commercial holiday in the US.
  7. In the 1978 movie Halloween, the mask that Michael Meyers wore was a mask of William Shatner’s Star Trek character, Captain Kirk.
  8. In Hollywood, there’s a $1,000 fine for using silly string in public areas starting at 12:00am on October 31st through Noon on November 1st.
  9. The Jelly Belly Candy Company has been making Candy Corn with the same recipe since around 1900.
  10. The correct way to pronounce “Reese’s” Peanut Butter Cups is Rees-is. Reese’s were actually invented by Harry Burnett Reese; so they are quite literally Reese’s peanut butter cups (because he made them!) Thankfully there’s no wrong way to eat one!

Hopefully some of these put a smile on your face during this extremely busy time of year for Medicare brokers. Want to learn more about RB Insurance Group or maybe you have some interesting Halloween/Fall fun facts of your own! Give me a call either way, I love talking with like minded agents! 480-829-1222.

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Halloween Fun Facts!

Bright Health

RBI’s Senior Sales Coordinator: James Gramp

About the Author: With his signature common sense, quiet good humor, and brilliant customer service, Jim is an integral part of the RBI team — we’d go so far as to say we’d be lost without him! An Arizona native, Jim has been a licensed health insurance agent for 2 years, and has worked at RBI for almost 4 years. An accomplished bassoonist, he is known around the office for his amazing musical skills. In addition to keeping busy around the office, Jim frequently contributes to our blog, bringing a new agent’s perspective to the RBI online presence.

Halloween Fun Facts!

My favorite time of year is finally here, the fall! It’s a time when candy wrappers and pumpkin bits litter the streets, dentists are in high demand, and best of all, it’s finally below 100° in Phoenix! To celebrate, I present you my top 10 interesting Halloween facts!

  1. Halloween is a more Irish holiday than St. Patrick’s Day. It is a Gaelic festival that marked the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter.
  2. The first Jack-o-lanterns were made from turnips.
  3. Original trick-or-treater’s got fruit and nuts.
  4. Famous magician, Harry Houdini, died on Halloween night in 1926.
  5. In 2007 candy makers succeeded in lobbying to extend daylight savings time into the beginning of November so that kids could have an extra hour of daylight to collect candy (and for the companies to sell more candy!)
  6. Behind Christmas, Halloween is the 2nd most commercial holiday in the US.
  7. In the 1978 movie Halloween, the mask that Michael Meyers wore was a mask of William Shatner’s Star Trek character, Captain Kirk.
  8. In Hollywood, there’s a $1,000 fine for using silly string in public areas starting at 12:00am on October 31st through Noon on November 1st.
  9. The Jelly Belly Candy Company has been making Candy Corn with the same recipe since around 1900.
  10. The correct way to pronounce “Reese’s” Peanut Butter Cups is Rees-is. Reese’s were actually invented by Harry Burnett Reese; so they are quite literally Reese’s peanut butter cups (because he made them!) Thankfully there’s no wrong way to eat one!

Hopefully some of these put a smile on your face during this extremely busy time of year for Medicare brokers. Want to learn more about RB Insurance Group or maybe you have some interesting Halloween/Fall fun facts of your own! Give me a call either way, I love talking with like minded agents! 480-829-1222.

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GTL Live Workshop: Starring Greg Esposito!

Join RBI and special guest, Greg Esposito from GTL!

 

Come down to the RBI office on June 27th, to learn all about GTL’s latest product offerings, including their brand new Short Term Home Health Care product!

 

Here’s what we’ll go over:

  • Who is GTL and what do they have to offer?
  • GTL’s product offerings for Short Term Care (brand new!), Hospital Indemnity, and more!
  • How this carrier fits in YOUR portfolio
  • How to get contracted today!

Reboot: Finding Dual Eligibles

Join us for this great training — Webinar Wednesday “Reboot: Finding Dual Eligibles!”

Back by popular demand! Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • What is a Dual Eligible?
  • What are the different levels of extra help?
  • What are Medicare Sales Programs and what do they cover?
  • How to compliantly find and reach potential clients
  • How to market yourself to these potential members

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

We have other great opportunities to increase your sales!  Learn more by clicking here for the full calendar of events.

5 Ways to Empower Your Sales with RBI

James Gramp

Senior Sales Coordinator/

Independent Agent:

James Gramp

With his signature common sense, quiet good humor, and brilliant customer service, Jim is the other half of the RBI phone answering dynamic duo! An Arizona native, Jim manages agent relationships for the East Coast and specializes in the RBI agent tools, especially the Agent Market Edge. Jim has been a licensed health insurance agent for over a year, and has worked at RBI for 2 years. An accomplished bassoonist, he is known around the office for his amazing musical skills. In addition to keeping busy around the office, Jim frequently contributes to our blog, bringing a new agent’s perspective to the RBI online presence.

5 Ways to Empower Your Sales with RBI

Senior Sales Coordinator/Independent Agent: James Gramp


Our industry is full of Field Marketing Organizations that don’t provide anything in the way of marketing.  In other words, they hold your contract while they watch the sales roll in.  At RBI we believe your FMO should work for you by not only providing you the sales training you need to help you make as many sales as possible, but also partnering with your marketing. That’s why RB Insurance Group has developed one of the best co-op programs, and developed the tools and technology necessary for you to be as successful as you want to be! Here are 5 ways to empower your sales with RBI, because we want to energize your business!

#5 – Introducing the “Every 5 Sales Drive”5 Ways to Empower Your Sales

Every year CMS sets the maximum allowable commission on MA enrollments and we cannot legally pay you more per enrollment.  So how do we legally make your enrollments worth more at RBI?  We allocate marketing dollars for our producing agents so that we can reimburse their marketing costs.  Here’s how the “Every 5 Sales Drive” works!

  • For every 5 Medicare Advantage applications you submit under RBI, you will earn marketing credit
  • Credits expire at the end so make sure you make a MAPS plan to make use of all of your marketing credits
  • Marketing credits are handed out at the end of the effective date’s month (i.e. If you write 5 MA apps for a 2/1 effective date, you will be given your credit at the end of February.)
  • Program available for direct contracted agents only
  • Similar programs available for agencies, but credit amounts will differ

#4 – Print & Fulfillment Partners

We’ve partnered with Touchstone Marketing to provide print and fulfillment services at cost to our contracted agents.  Through the Agent Market Edge portal (RBI’s marketing website) agents can order materials to drive sales.  We get discounts and exclusive pricing on anything from business cards to tablecloths.

We generated and distributed over 12,000 leads to our agents and agency partners this past AEP alone.  Whether you are hosting an event that needs advertising or want to try some of our Direct Mail pieces we can help! Oh, and those Direct Mail pieces? We have guaranteed response rates on our tested mailers.

#3 – Technology and Tools!

Every RBI agent gets their own free account in our proprietary CRM called the Medicare Sales Engine (MSE).  This powerful tool lets you manage your current book of business as well as potential clients.  Here are some key features:

  • Built-in quote tool – with market data like rate increase/decrease history, lives insured, and market penetration
  • Sync appointments with your Google calendar
  • Receive leads in real-time via text and email
  • Two factor authorization for added security
  • 100% HIPAA compliance
  • Spend less time managing data and more time selling!


#2 – Training and Support

The biggest reason new agents struggle in this industry is inadequate training and lack of support.  We believe that every agent should have a business plan they can follow each day to help them reach their goals. At RBI we like to create a MAPS business plan with each of our agents.  What does MAPS stand for?

Your business plan should be:

M – measurable

A – actionable

P – profitable

S – scaleable

Charlie Ferrell, our National Sales Manager, has well over 1,000 enrollments under his belt and knows more about Medicare than most people know about themselves.  We host weekly webinars ranging in topics from how to effectively market in your community, specific cross-selling techniques, and in-depth product knowledge.  We pride ourselves on our knowledge of the Medicare Market and our ability to make a difference in seniors’ lives, as well as our agents.

#1 Reason to Choose RBI – Accessibility! 

We pick up the phone!  I know, I know, you were probably hoping for “free” leads or some other nonsense. It has been my experience that “free” leads are worth exactly what you paid for them… NOTHING!  On the other hand, I can’t tell you how invaluable our accessibility is, especially during AEP when dealing with an automated directory is frustrating to say the least.  We prioritize agents that are in an appointment and have questions about eligibility or coverage.  There’s nothing like losing a sale because you couldn’t get an answer to your client’s questions in a timely manner.

How is your FMO working to make it happen for you?  If they simply aren’t, maybe it’s time to re-evaluate that relationship.  Get contracted with RBI now and make the most out of your FMO relationship! Give us a ring at 1-800-997-3107 or visit us online.



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RBI Demystified: the Answers to your FAQs

RBI Demystified: Answers to your FAQs

You asked (a lot). We answered! If your question isn’t featured here, give us a call at 1-800-997-3107.


Contracting Questions:RBI Demystified

What do I need to submit with my contract?

Make sure you include a copy of your E&O insurance, your state license and if you’re contracting with a Medicare Advantage carrier, you should also submit a copy of your AHIP as well. Most carriers product certification is done AFTER contracting. With Aetna, you must certify before they will process your contract. 

How long do I have to wait to change hierarchy?

Change-of-hierarchy policy is generally set by the carrier. In general it is waiting 6 months with no-production, but each carrier is different. Some carriers do not contract directly with the agents but only with the FMO or General Agency. In these cases the terms and conditions of your contract with your upline will prevail.  You should address these types of questions directly with your upline in order to get an accurate answer.

How long does the contracting process take?

The contracting process can take some time, and will vary depending on the carrier. Some are very quick, like Equitable’s same-day contracting, and others take a little longer. In general you should expect to wait at least 2 weeks after you submit your contract before receiving your writing number. The contracting process also does get backed up, especially during ramp-up for AEP (September to November). Our contracting department recommends contracting early so you are ready-to-sell prior to October 1st.

How do I know my writing number?

Your writing number usually comes to you via email, after you have successfully completed contracting and certification. Keep an eye on your inbox for an email from the carrier, and if you haven’t received your writing number, check your spam folder. You should also add the carrier’s email address to your safe senders list. (Check out our easy tutorial here!)  If you think you should have received your writing number already, call RBI at 1-800-997-3107, and we will be happy to assist you!

How do I add or remove an appointment state?

The RBI Contracting Department will be happy to help you with this. Simply e-mail them your updated licenses, or call our office at 1-800-997-3107 for more information.

Commissions Questions:

Does RBI pay agent commissions directly?

Most of our agents receive their commissions directly from the carrier with very few exceptions. If you need help with this process, speak to our Contracting and Commissions Department at 1-800-997-3107.

When can I expect my commissions?RBI Team

If RBI does pay your commissions, those commissions are generally paid toward the end of each month.

How do you open secure emails for my commission statements?

Watch our tutorial about how to open a secure email here.

Support Questions:

Medicare Sales Engine or Agent Market Edge portal questions are best addressed to Rebecca or James by calling 1-800-997-3107.  If you have questions about a specific order you placed through the Agent Market Edge, ask for Steven. In an appointment? If you have compliance questions, you should speak to Rob Bever, Director of Compliance, and general sales questions should be addressed to our National Sales Manager, Charlie Ferrell.

Other FAQs:

When will I get my AME credits? 

If you are participating in our Medicare Advantage “Every 5 Sales Drive” through RBI, the marketing credits will show up in your Agent Market Edge account at the beginning of the month following the enrollment month. This means if you have qualifying sales in February, the marketing credits will show up in the beginning of March.

What can I spend my marketing credits on?

Your marketing credits can be used to purchase any type of collateral on the Agent Market Edge online portal. With this great tool, you’ll be growing your business in no time!


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RBI Agent Social

Calling all Arizona Agents!

Join us for a fun-filled RBI Agent Social!

Come by the RBI office in Chandler, AZ to meet the team!  Mingle with other agents, ask us any questions you might have, and generally have a good time talking shop!  Stop by for a brief visit, or stay for the full 2 hours!

 

Special offer for our agents:  if you bring a new agent with you who ends up becoming an RBI partner, we will credit your Agent Market Edge account with $50 in marketing credit!

 

Here’s how it works:

  • Bring a new agent with you to the RBI Social
  • New Agent contracts with us for 2 carriers/products
  • We process the contracts
  • You get a $50 marketing credit!

We make it happen for you!

Video: Make Community Marketing Work for You Roll-up

Did you miss Webinar Wednesday? Instead, watch Make Community Marketing Work for You Roll-up!

If you’re not known in your area as the authority on all things Medicare, this webinar is for you! We want to help you grow to be the person in your neighborhood that everyone goes to with questions…and of course, the agent who enrolls these members! To get you to this goal, we’ve prepared this week’s Webinar Wednesday to cover how to take charge of your education efforts, become an expert at working in the field, and start earning the trust of your community. Did you miss the webinar? We’ve got you covered with the Make Community Marketing Work for You Roll-up!

Make Community Marketing Work for You Roll-up

Look for this symbol on all our new “60 Second Roll-up” videos!

Not sure how to get started? Take the first step by clicking here to watch the full recording. Then take a look at our carrier-partners to get started contracting.

If you have additional questions, call RBI at 1-800-997-3107 to speak to our amazing team! 




Daylight Saving Rebels: answers to your “burning” questions

James Gramp

James Gramp

Sales Coordinator


With his signature common sense, quiet good humor, and brilliant customer service, Jim is the other half of the RBI phone answering dynamic duo! An Arizona native, Jim manages agent relationships for the East Coast and specializes in the RBI agent tools, especially the Agent Market Edge. Jim has been a licensed health insurance agent for over a year, and has worked at RBI for 2 years. An accomplished bassoonist, he is known around the office for his amazing musical skills. In addition to keeping busy around the office, Jim frequently contributes to our blog, bringing a new agent’s perspective to the RBI online presence.

Daylight Saving Rebels:

Answers to your “burning” questions

Sales Coordinator/Independent Insurance Agent: James Gramp

Don’t forget: Daylight Saving Time starts on Sunday!


In case you haven’t noticed it yet, we at RBI are full of weird-and-wonderful facts.  We also love puns.  This article is great because it combines both! That’s because Arizona (and a few other awesome places) are real Daylight Saving rebels…and RBI is here to answer your “burning” questions about Daylight Saving Time. (Yeah, that’s right, we went there.) So grab your sunscreen and strap in for a great ride!

Have you ever noticed on your smart phone that Arizona has its own time zone?

That’s because we’re rebels who don’t observe Daylight Saving time — and if you ask me, we could use less daylight, especially in the summertime when temperatures are routinely 110.  But let’s get serious for a minute. Why doesn’t Arizona conform to the rest of the country (minus Hawaii, who also doesn’t observe Daylight Saving time)?  I’m glad you asked!

Daylight Saving Rebels

Can you imagine a world where it’s 8:45 PM, it’s still 100+ degrees, and the sun is still up?

Can you imagine a world where it’s 8:45 PM, it’s still 100+ degrees, and the sun is still up? Why would Arizona participate in that horror?  The correct answer is a big “No!”

As a bit of history: The Uniform Time Act of 1966 is a United States federal law designed to make official the date when Daylight Saving Time takes effect.  However, the law does not require that all states observe Daylight Saving Time. In fact, since 1968, Arizona Legislature opted out of the Uniform Time Act, and we have been sticking it to the man ever since.  In a stunning act of bipartisanship in 1991 and 2014, State Republicans and Democrats unanimously rejected proposals to get in on the Daylight Saving train.

Rebelling against being Daylight Saving Rebels

There is a local exception from being an exception to the Daylight Saving Time rule though (because Inception is actually a real-life-Arizona-thing).  The Navajo Reservation DOES observe Daylight Saving Time, which is especially interesting because it surrounds the Hopi Reservation which does NOT.  To make it even more confusing, there is an even smaller Navajo territory inside the Hopi Reservation that’s inside the larger Navajo reservation.  Check out this map of the reservations in AZ to see what I’m talking about. Hint: Look at the NE corner of AZ.

Other Daylight Saving Trivia

Fun Fact #1: China, which spans 5 time zones, only recognizes one time zone: Beijing time.  Those lucky enough to live in the far west get to enjoy midnight sunsets.

Fun Fact #2: Those of you who say “Daylight Savings Time” are actually saying it incorrectly.  The correct way to say it is “Daylight Saving Time,” with no “s” at the end.  Shout out to the grammar police! (You know who you are!)

If you’d like more information about the history of Daylight Saving Time, check out these great articles from the AZ Republic and CNN.

And there you have it, folks! Now you can wow your friends with your “timely” knowledge! Another great way to wow your friends is to show off your extensive carrier portfolio! Pick up more contracts by clicking here and don’t forget about our great training opportunities! Call 1-800-997-3107 to speak to our great team! We love hearing from YOU! 


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Referrals that Empower: 3 paths to timely results

Our RBI team includes licensed life and health agents with a combined 50+ years of experience in the field.  As you can imagine, they know how to get referrals that empower not just their business, but also their own personal growth as agents. 


Charlie Ferrell, National Sales Manager, started as a senior insurance agent more than 12 years ago. His expertise is in Medicare, specifically Dual Eligibles and Low Income Subsidy clients.

Rob Bever, Director of Compliance, has more than 15 years in the Medicare/senior insurance market. He has around 1500 enrollments under his belt and specializes in the Dual Eligible market.

James Gramp, Sales Coordinator/Independent Agent, though James has only been an agent for about 2 years, his clients are already raving about his great service!

Bob Bever, Founder, got licensed as a life and health agent in 1978 and has applied his excellent service to his clients and agents alike! His success is the reason we’re all here!


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Referrals that Empower: 3 paths to timely results

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Every agent spends a significant portion of his or her time thinking about, reading about, and planning (or executing plans!) to increase sales. It’s what all of us want as agents because, after all, more sales mean more commissions, which means more security for our pocketbooks and our families. One of the most important ways to get more business is to ask for referrals. But if you read articles about this topic, you’ll notice a theme telling you to ask for referrals, but no one ever tells you how to do this. No more! RBI is here to end this trend.  Our tutorial will teach you to increase your sales with referrals that empower your business to the next level. Here’s our top 3 recommendations, plus our bonus round for agents that want to build a referral system they can “wind up and walk away.”

Referrals that Empower

“Increase your sales with referrals that empower your business!”

Number 1: Learn to pre-qualify clients

Charlie Ferrell, RBI’s National Sales Manager, is fantastic at getting referrals.  We asked him for his best advice on how to build a referral base he doesn’t have to think about every day and his number one piece of advice was to pre-qualify every client before the end of the appointment, whether you sell them a plan or not. Charlie does this by understanding that every appointment with every client is about education. “If you are educating your clients on how Medicare works, it leads seamlessly into asking the question at the end, ‘Have I helped you understand Medicare better?‘” Charlie says. “If I have done my job right, my clients know what their options are, so when I hand them a business card and say, ‘Please give this to anyone that you know who could use my services,’ the response is always positive.”  To implement this strategy, you should make sure that you do a good job educating your clients in Medicare before you present individual plans. You’ll spend a little more time with each client, but you’ll build a strong and loyal client base. This makes asking for the referral at the end of the appointment more natural.

Number 2: Make yourself accessible

“The key to good referrals is ease of contact for your clients,” says Rob Bever, RBI’s Director of Compliance. “With the CMS Medicare Marketing Guidelines, most of my referrals come outside of appointments these days, usually within 1 week of my follow-ups.” What are those follow-ups? Rob says he hands out “piles of business cards” and reaches out to his clients with follow-up letters, birthday cards and other types of letters. He usually get some referrals about a week after his birthday card or other letter reaches his client. “If my clients have 20 business cards on hand and I’ve told them, ‘If you have any friends or neighbors who have been having trouble with their insurance, have them call me,’ I’ll get referrals that way.” The bottom line? Stay in contact with your clients through phone calls, letters and other outreach. Clients can’t refer friends to you if they don’t have a way of contacting you.

Number 3: Emphasis on value

James Gramp, RBI’s Sales Coordinator extraordinaire, says his “ask” always focuses on the value he brings to the table. “If I have done my job in the appointment, the closing statement is easy enough. I usually say something like ‘If you have friends or know someone with questions about Medicare, I’m happy to help. My services are completely free, they can just give me a call.” Jim says he always makes sure to emphasize that he is available for questions, and that he is there to serve his clients’ needs without a price tag.  Pro tip: “Make sure referrals from your clients know that they have to call you due to government regulations. I usually state that explicitly in my appointments so there is no confusion,” James says.

Bonus round: Provide exceptional service and your referrals will come to you

Bob Bever, RBI’s managing member, has been in the insurance industry for over 35 years. His expertise is invaluable for picking up referrals that empower. Here’s his take, “Building your business by referrals really comes down to one statement: be the best agent that you can be. I always leave 4 or 5 business cards with my clients and tell them if they have any issues to call my mobile number. But if you build that expectation you have to fulfill it as well. Be what you advertise. My success came to me because I was willing to answer my phone anytime day or night and provide service to my clients right then.” Bob shares that when you take the time to build a rapport with your clients and then give the best customer service possible, your clients will talk about their experiences. “I still get referrals from some of my clients that I first got in the 1990’s.”

Did you like our referral advice? Do you have advice of your own? Call us at 1-800-997-3107 and tell us how you work to expand your business! If you like this article, chances are good you’ll like this one and this one. Not yet an RBI agent? Check out our list of carriers to get started contracting today! 

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President’s Day Trivia Quiz

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Written by James Gramp & Rebecca Howard

Sales Coordinators

When Jim and Rebecca put their heads together, great things happen!  Jim and Rebecca comprise the worker bees of the Marketing Department, and much like this collaboration on United States Presidents, they spend their days swapping fun facts and brilliant puns. Who said work had to be boring anyway?



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President’s Day Trivia Quiz

How well do YOU know your history?



From plantation owners to pecan farmers, from frontiersmen to Hollywood, our Presidents hail from all walks of life! This past Monday we celebrated President’s Day and we at RBI have been learning about Presidents all week. How well do you know your Presidents?  Test your knowledge with our President’s Day Trivia Quiz!  Match the President with the facts, or the facts with the President and see how you do!

Music Man:

Which President aspired to be a concert violinist, and often entertained guests at the White House with his performances at parties?

Answer: John Tyler.  Fun Fact: after the death of his first wife, Tyler remarried. He was the first President to marry while in office and he fathered a total of 15 children. Read more about John Tyler here.

A Toothy Problem:

Which President was famous for dental issues, but never had wooden dentures?

Answer: George Washington, of course! George Washington is legendary for many Americans, but according to the folks at Mount Vernon (now a museum), George never had wooden teeth. Instead, his dentures were made of gold, ivory, lead, and animal teeth. Read more about George’s teeth here.

Speed Demon:President's Day Trivia

Which President likes to go fast, and has actually been cited for speeding multiple times?

Answer: Ulysses S. Grant.  While many remember Grant for his role in the Civil War, Grant is often remembered in DC lore as a speed demon!  He is said to have received multiple citations and even speeding tickets.  Read more here and here.

A Shocking Development:

What President was the sitting president when electricity was installed in the White House?

Answer: Benjamin Harrison! In 1891, the White House went electric! At the time, this was such a new development that not many people understood how it worked.  In fact, President Harrison was so afraid of being electrocuted that he refused to touch the light switches. Read more here.

Fun-sized President:

What President was the smallest to date?

Answer: James Madison, though known for his part in framing the Constitution and Bill of Rights, and his many contribution to The Federalist Papers, was the smallest US President, weighing in at 122 lbs, and just 5′ 3″ tall!  Read about him here.

Give me a 4! Give me a 3! 

What President was a Cheerleader in his youth?

Answer: George W. Bush, the 43rd President of the United States, was a cheerleader during his school years. Read more (and see photos!) here.

Polly wants a ****:

Which President of the United States famously taught his pet parrot how to swear?

Answer: Andrew Jackson. Jackson, a President known to cause controversy with his policies during his tenure in office, caused uproar even at his funeral when his pet parrot started swearing. Read more here.

P-P-P-Pokerface:

What President was an avid poker player, and even bet the White House china collection?

Answer: Warren G. Harding was known for his games of chance, and yes, even bet –and lost– the White House china collection in a card game. Read more about Harding here.

So call me maybe:

Which President used the telephone first as an election vehicle?

Answer: William McKinley.  In 1896, the telephone was still a brand new technology, and McKinley’s campaign used it to keep in touch from New York to Ohio to Chicago.  Read more here.

Campaign Financed:

Which President funded his first political campaign with poker winnings?

Answer: Richard Nixon. Nixon is best known for Watergate, but before he entered politics, he won about $6,000 from playing poker as an officer in the Navy.  He later used his winnings to fund his first congressional campaign. Read more here and here.

At RBI, we keep our agents up-to-date on all the important stuff, like our great Fun Friday updates! You can get contracted by clicking here to see our carriers or call us at 1-800-997-3107 to speak to one of our sales team!  Want to get in on the blog newsletter? Click here to subscribe and you’ll never miss an update again!


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