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Broome Associates announces new equity partner, Lori Alala

Posted by Broome Associates on July 17, 2017 | Broome Associates is honored to announce that Lori Alala has recently brought her talents as an equity partner to the Hickory-based independent insurance agency. Robert Broome, President of Broome Associates, affirmed, “Inviting Lori into our firm as an equity partner was an easy decision. Lori’s integrity, expertise and community involvement matches our agency culture. We […]


Taking the Step: Our Office’s Worksite Wellness Program

Posted by Jerrica Starnes on July 14, 2017 | Studies have shown that workplace wellness programs have been successful in helping people develop and maintain healthy lifestyles. Our organization is here to lead by example in successfully implementing a wellness initiative and having employees who are continuously striving for a healthier lifestyle. Here at Broome Associates, we have a workplace wellness program through Discover […]


Uncovering Business Exposures: Employment Practices Liability Insurance

Posted by Joseph Belt on June 29, 2017 | If you speak with a small business owner regarding the greatest threats their business faces, they may list competition, a changing marketplace, or inherent risks that insurance protects against (like fire, theft, or vandalism). There is an ever-growing reality, however, that every business owner faces and many fail to insure against: Employment Practices Claims. Most […]


Order Up: Serving Burgers for the Catawba County Special Olympics

Posted by Holly Kondas on June 2, 2017 | The Special Olympics is close to our heart at Broome Associates, so we are grateful for the opportunity to give back to this valuable organization by stepping up to the plate. For the second year in a row, we are privileged to serve at the Hickory Crawdads concession stands with our partner, Western Catawba County Kiwanis, […]


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. […]


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