That is a question we often hear when meeting with our clients and doing an analysis and making plan recommendations. Quite simply the answer to that question is many people do try it on their own but may not have found the best solution for their circumstances.
In general, the thought of talking to an insurance “salesman” can be intimidating. Also, people do not necessarily know that a good independent broker does not charge for their services. Often, people will talk to friends or family members and then just go with the plan recommended by one of these people.
In other cases, we see people who have signed up with an agent a few years back and now the agent is either out of the business or does not have the support staff to handle calls from their clients. We speak with many agents who are operating on their own with little or no back-office support and simply cannot handle the volume of clients’ calls during the annual enrollment period as their client base grows.
These agents get burned out very quickly because of how busy it gets during open enrollment. We are blessed to have a wonderful team of licensed “inside” agents at OHB to service our client base! Because our inside agents are licensed and Medicare certified they are up to speed and trained on our Medicare products as well as the “Obamacare” plans.
If you have friends or family members struggling with their Medicare or health insurance situation, please have them give us a call at (866) 235-8378 or click here to email us your name and phone number for us to call you. We want to help as many people as we can as we continue to grow our business providing great products and exceptional service!