SeniorQuote secures licenses in all 50 states for Medicare Supplement and Advantage customers
SeniorQuote Insurance Services, Inc., a provider of health, life and ancillary insurance products for seniors, announced it secured licensing in New York state, and so is now licensed nationwide to support its expanded call-in support and comparison services to older Americans.
SeniorQuote offers Medicare-eligible seniors the ability to cross-shop multiple carriers for Medicare Supplement and Medicare Advantage Plans, with additional support and guidance from an experienced team of insurance professionals.
New sponsorship has Colonial Life swimming with small business
Colonial Life & Accident Insurance Co. announced it will sponsor the hit TV series “Shark Tank” this fall on CNBC. The show allows entrepreneurs to pitch their best business ideas to some of America’s most successful businessmen and businesswomen. It’s the number one business program on cable TV with viewership exploding by 300 percent in the last year.
The sponsorship launched Sept. 22, with the first episode featuring a video introduction by Colonial Life President Tim Arnold and a new commercial from the company. Colonial Life will also debut a new digital marketing campaign in the coming weeks.
Combined Insurance launches Hispanic market initiative
Combined Insurance, a provider of individual supplemental accident, disability, health and life insurance products, and an ACE Group company, launched its Hispanic market initiative that will initially focus on both recruiting new bilingual agents and sales in three key markets – Texas, California and Florida.
“We have long recognized the potential that the Hispanic market offers our company from both a customer and employee perspective,” said Doug Abercrombie, senior vice president and chief agency officer for Combined Insurance. “The Hispanic population is significantly growing in numbers and percent of total U.S. population yet more than 30 percent of Hispanics lack health insurance, making this an underserved market that our products and services fit well into.”
To help meet the need of the Hispanic market, Combined Insurance has set a goal to hire 220 high-quality bilingual agents who understand the unique needs of and diversity within the U.S. Hispanic population by the end of 2014.
FPA and Financial Advisor IQ partner to study compensation trends
The Financial Planning Association (FPA) and Financial Advisor IQ (FA-IQ), a member of the Financial Times family of news services, are pleased to announce a partnership to conduct an in-depth compensation study of advisory businesses that will take place in the first quarter of 2015.
The research, to be conducted with the FPA Research and Practice Institute, will look closely at how advisory firms today are compensating principals, executives, advisers and support staff. The research will result in a series of reports to be introduced at FPA Retreat in Atlanta, April 20-24, 2015.