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143 Million People Potentially Affected in Equifax Data Breach

Posted by Laura Thomas on September 15, 2017 | Equifax, one of the largest credit reporting agencies in the United States, was recently the victim of a massive cyber attack—an attack that may have compromised the personal information of 143 million people. The breach itself occurred between mid-May and July 2017 when cyber criminals gained access to sensitive data by exploiting a weak point […]


Preparing for Hurricane Irma

Posted by Laura Thomas on September 8, 2017 | Broome Associates Hurricane Claims Guide We are keeping a close eye on Hurricane Irma and want to make sure we provide good information to you to help you prepare should our area be impacted by the storm. Here is our hurricane preparedness guide which gives good information for before, during and after a hurricane.  Should our area […]


Getting Ahead of the Game: Choosing Your Medicare Plan

Posted by Jerrica Starnes on August 25, 2017 | If you are turning 65 soon, you know you will need Medicare. Do you know which plan is best for you? Original Medicare will not be enough to cover all your insurance needs, as it only consists of Part A (hospital insurance) and Part B (covering doctors and healthcare providers services). Let us help you […]


Uncovering Business Exposures: Cyber Liability

Posted by Joseph Belt on August 18, 2017 | In 2013, Target was the victim of a malicious cyber attack in which hackers successfully stole confidential customer information over the course of 19 days. The attack was a widespread news story that led to an ongoing legal struggle, ending when Target paid out millions in settlement dollars. Aside from the obvious cost of a legal settlement, Target also […]


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 […]


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 […]


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