Health and Benefits

Why your insurance company should start Succession Planning

Posted by Jeneé Tenor on September 29, 2017
Succession planning is not always the top priority for what’s considered a small insurance agency. Growing books of business, retaining clients, and keeping up with the ever-changing market is already enough to think about. However, who is going to maintain your thriving insurance agency after you retire? Have you been producing young insurance agents who […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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. […]


What’s Your Roadblock? Mapping the Road to Life Insurance

Posted by Nicole Hopper on September 30, 2015
Are you facing a roadblock to life insurance? Many people do not have the life insurance they need because they are not aware of its affordability or they do not fully understand the options offered. Having insured many clients, the cost is often reasonable and the choices are made clear with a few questions. The road to […]


Summary Plan Descriptions (SPDs): Important Documents for Your Group-Sponsored Plans

Posted by Megan Johnson on July 24, 2015
Has your business filed a Summary Plan Description (SPD) for your employee welfare benefit plan? The Department of Labor describes the SPD as “the primary vehicle for informing participants and beneficiaries about their rights and benefits,” and employers are legally obligated to provide each plan participant with a copy of the SPD, free of charge. […]


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