NAILBA (The National Association of Independent Life Brokerage Agencies) awarded $265,000 in grants to deserving organizations in NAILBA member communities and Life Happens earlier this month.
On September 25th we were honored to be a part of this and awarded a check of $12,000 to Lighthouse Family Retreat, Inc. This is an organization that helps families cope with the pain of childhood cancer. Their organization, founded in 1999, offers fun, family-centered activities to help families "feel like a family again".
“It is our hope that the Lighthouse Family Retreat can continue on their path and mission to assist families in crisis, and we are thrilled to have been able to contribute to such a worthy cause.”, said Sam Corey, III (V.P. Sales). For more information about Lighthouse Family Retreat, you may contact them via their website (lighthousefamilyretreat.org) or by calling 678.290.2955.
By Carolyn Portanova
Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) is right around the corner, and you know what that means. Your clients who are enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan now have two options:
· They can enroll in a new Medicare Advantage plan
· They can return to their original Medicare and purchase a Medicare Supplement plan
We are here to assist you by helping you make the best decision for your clients’ needs. Whether they enroll in a new Medicare Advantage plan ore re-enroll with their current carrier (and we have a brand, new carrier here in North Carolina, Gateway Health, that is providing Dual Eligible and Special Needs plans) or their needs are best met with a new Medicare Supplement plan (Mutual of Omaha is a carrier that we hold a top 10 contract with, they have outstanding Plan F and G rates and have been offering Medicare Supplements since 1966), we are here to offer our support.
Our Medicare Supplement carriers (Mutual of Omaha, Cigna, Aetna, Medico – to name a few) all have online applications that allow you to enroll your clients quickly, efficiently and anywhere you have access to an internet connection. The majority of these e-Apps are completed and turned around within three days. There is no stamp and a much shorter wait time for approval.
Our Senior Solutions Marketing Managers can offer you guidance with which plans are best for your clients' geographic location, depending upon which state your clients reside in. They can help you with quotes using our online rate tool, and give you answers to questions you may have about different carriers and the benefits of the plans that are offered.
October 15th is right around the corner. Now is the time to get in touch with our Marketers, get contracted with us if need be, and get your questions answered. AEP (October 15th – December 7th) is a busy time of year, as we all know, and we look forward to making it a very productive time of year for you and your practice.
By Carolyn Portanova
Carolyn Portanova is the Director of Marketing at The Brokerage Resource and has been with the firm since 2012.