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Potential Pitfalls to Renewing Your Marketplace Plan

Posted by Laura Thomas on December 7, 2016 | Are you aware of the big date on the Open Enrollment calendar next week? If you were covered on a Marketplace health plan last year, you may remember that December 15th is the deadline to renew your plan for a January 1st effective date. The window extends to January 31st to catch a February 1st […]


Comparing Blue Cross Networks in Catawba County

Posted by Laura Thomas on December 7, 2016 | Knowing your local health care network shapes informed decisions about your health insurance. In the changing healthcare market, Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) offers a variety of healthcare networks spread across their products in the Marketplace and employer plans. In late November 2016, many Catawba County area residents learned that BlueValue plans would exclude them from care in […]


2017 Marketplace Open Enrollment Changes and Options

Posted by Megan Johnson on November 1, 2016 | It’s that time of year again! Annual Open Enrollment begins today, November 1st, 2016. Although we are now in our third Annual Open Enrollment period, or “AEP”, there are some major changes this year. You do not have to navigate the Marketplace on your own! Our Health and Benefits team is well versed with all […]


Ensuring Peace of Mind: How to Secure the Wedding of Your Dreams

Posted by Laura Thomas on September 6, 2016 | Photographers, dresses, and venues – the list goes on. With so many plans to orchestrate for your wedding, you want everything to run smoothly before and during your big day. More than that, you want peace of mind to ensure your big event is just right. Thankfully, this peace of mind is available by insuring the […]


Boating Basics: What To Know About Insuring Your Watercraft

Posted by Broome Associates on July 12, 2016 |   It is hot and it is humid; the only place you want to be is on the water. It is that time of year when boats come out in full swing, and well, accidents happen. If an accident were to happen to you, would you be covered? Here are a few things to know […]


Representing Health Care Concerns: Kaiser on Capitol Hill

Posted by Andrew Kaiser on May 11, 2016 | I’m not a bill, but I was on Capitol Hill. Sorry, Gen X’ers, you will have to Google that one. In Late February I spent about 3 days in Washington, DC on Capitol Hill. The purpose was to discuss current and proposed legislation with federal legislators from NC that impacts health insurance, employers, and individuals. […]


Locking Up Your Data: The Reality of Cyber Security and Liability

Posted by Joseph Belt on May 3, 2016 | In a constantly evolving business landscape, managers must have a keen understanding of growth opportunities, future trends, and potential threats. With each passing day the world is becoming more interconnected through various virtual platforms, and many businesses have gone entirely paperless. While these developments have allowed us to become more efficient and generate new revenue […]


Important News from Broome

Posted by Broome Associates on April 1, 2016 | There should have been a message from Andrew here, but he’s not lucky enough to win the Mega Millions. Maybe a million laughs! April Fools!  Here’s a picture up close…


The Tipping Point: Overcoming Hickory’s Community Challenges

Posted by Scott Broome on March 21, 2016 | What do you get when you bring together a YMCA CEO, a school Superintendent, county leaders in Public Health, Human Resources, and Economic Development, a city Communication and Marketing Director, and a local church Senior Pastor, with local leaders in business and experts in leadership and well-being? When these people come to the table, the […]


Recovering Your Information: How to Repair Your Identity After Fraud

Posted by Laura Thomas on January 27, 2016 | It can happen to anyone: A quick trip to the bank – a dropped credit card. Completing forms online – pieces of unencrypted information. You may notice unexplained activity on your accounts or credit report, or you may be receiving calls about purchases you did not make or debt you were unaware you had accumulated. […]


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