Life Insurance Underwriting Rate Classes Explained

We understand that life insurance underwriting can be confusing. Worse yet: you must determine your client’s underwriting class before you can even begin a quote! The wide world of underwriting does not have to remain a mystery, however. Simply put: life insurance underwriting is the process of a carrier determining how likely your client is  … Read more

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How to Bundle Hospital Indemnity with your Medicare Advantage Sales

What if we told you there was a way to sell a Medicare Advantage plan that provided top level of coverage AND filled the gaps like a Medicare Supplement, AND had the possibility of DOUBLING your commission while SAVING your clients money. Learn how with this quick tutorial from Mike Smith. For more information, feel free  … Read more

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2020 MACRA Changes You Should Know About

The acronym MACRA stands for the Medicare Access and CHIP Re-authorization Act of 2015.  Many agents have heard the “MACRA” changes coming to Medicare in 2020, but few know how these changes may impact their book of business.  While these changes will alter the options available for some of your newer client’s, we’ll do our  … Read more

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How to use Simply Enroll to Submit Electronic Applications for AEP

Simply Enroll allows you to streamline your Medicare sales and compare multiple plans side-by-side including Medicare Advantage, Medicare Supplement and Prescription Drug Plans. Additionally, Simply Enroll sends compliant electronic comparisons to your clients quickly and is available FREE to agents contracted directly through TBI! Check out this quick tutorial from David Ireland on how to  … Read more

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Jamie’s Story

Today I had the pleasure of speaking with Jamie Gaskill about her years of working with The Brokerage. She shared some great insights on how the industry has changed over the years and also how she is excited for what is to come. Enjoy! The Early Days My TBI journey started in September of 2005  … Read more

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6 Ways to market yourself during the holidays and beyond

Unless you’re an insurance agent, most people are not thinking about insurance during the holidays, so it’s going to take some creative marketing to be successful. That’s why we’ve compiled this list of 6 ways to market yourself or your agency in your community. 1. Organize a community charity drive Charity drives can build a  … Read more

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4 Ways to Keep Your Medicare Advantage Enrollments on the Books

While we should always be working through new leads, it is important that we continue to care for our existing clients. Unhappy customers can lead to dis-enrollments and charge-backs. Use these 4 easy techniques to communicate to your customer that you care about their healthcare experience: 1. Reach out to your new member to see  … Read more

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Are You Asking One More Question?

“To everything there is a season.” We spend much of our day as active insurance agents working through a never-ending sales cycle, planting the seed, tending the growth of a concept or product, then hopefully harvesting a good crop of sales from our year-round effort.  Annual/Open Enrollment Periods can most certainly be considered a harvest  … Read more

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5 Million Texans Are Without Health Insurance

According to recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau, Texas has the most people without health insurance in the nation. Maybe you’re currently selling Medicare, Life, or Supplemental Health products and you’ve stayed away from the ACA because it seems unstable or confusing.  Your clients need help! It’s likely that in your current book of  … Read more

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Is my business at risk from Medicare for All?

As you’ve probably heard, congressional Democrats have been proposing a “Medicare for All” legislation that would eliminate all premiums, deductibles, and co-pays while ensuring free healthcare to “every person living in the United States.” The proposition would enable all Americans – not just those 65 and older – into the Medicare program in as soon  … Read more

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We’ve Got Big News!

We’re excited for you to explore our newly designed website and online agent portal! The Broker Link is our all-new sales and resource center that provides you with everything you need to be successful. The Brokerage is firmly committed to remaining current on all the latest technology, software and market trends to give our agents  … Read more

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