SeniorQuote Expands Rapidly to Serve Growing Senior Population

Company offers comparison service for reviewing Medicare Supplement and Advantage options for customers and plans to significantly increase staff to support growing senior healthcare market

San Diego, CA (September 04, 2013)– As the U.S. population of seniors soars with over 51 million people currently relying on Medicare, SeniorQuote Insurance Services has initiated a plan to significantly increase the size of its customer care team to support the growing need of seniors to find answers to healthcare questions. The company offers Medicare eligible seniors the ability to cross-shop multiple carriers for Medicare Supplement and Medicare Advantage Plans, with the support and guidance of an experienced team of insurance professionals.

“Seniors are looking for options for their Medicare Supplement and Advantage insurance plans,” said SeniorQuote Founder and CEO, William Haynor. “SeniorQuote is building a foundation for sustainable, consistent expansion to match the needs of the growing senior market. We are moving our headquarters because we plan to significantly expand our team in the next 12-months.”

SeniorQuote, founded in 2001, has more than doubled its team of licensed customer care agents since January of this year and offers comparison shopping services in over 25 states, including Ohio, Nevada, Florida and California. The company’s new headquarters in Sorrento Valley, California will give SeniorQuote the potential to further expand their experienced, licensed support staff, as well as their executive team.

Haynor, age 72, is a business leader with more than 40-years of experience in the insurance industry, including serving as one of the founders of SelectQuote Insurance Services. He founded SeniorQuote in response to his own experiences with Medicare and Medicare Supplement insurance. The company, which offers seniors the ability to comparison shop plan options from many of the nation’s leading insurance carriers, provides a call-in support center for its customers.

“My personal medical expenses could have threatened my family savings, had I not had proper Medicare Supplemental coverage,” continued Haynor. “I wanted to create a resource that seniors could trust in and rely on to help them explore and understand Medicare options. SeniorQuote is that resource.”

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the population of U.S. seniors, those individuals over the age of 65, will double between 2013 and 2050, to 80 million. In 2013, Medicare provided health insurance to over 51 million Americans, with approximately 43 million people age 65 and older and eight million younger people with disabilities. With approximately 10,000 people turning 65 each day, it is estimated that as many as 20% of Americans will be eligible for Medicare by 2050.

About SeniorQuote Insurance Services, Inc.
SeniorQuote Insurance Services, Inc., headquartered in San Diego, California, is a Medicare Supplement and Advantage insurance agency founded for the singular purpose of helping seniors find the perfect insurance coverage for the second chapter of life. The company, founded by veteran insurance executive William Haynor, offers Medicare Supplement and Advantage products from several of the nation’s leading and most respected carriers, through a team of licensed, experienced, and highly trained customer associates. To learn more about the company and the carriers represented, please call 1-888-278-5126 or visit SeniorQuote.com.

SeniorQuote CEO to Appear on San Diego Living

Insurance Industry Veteran, Bill Haynor to offer San Diego Living viewers insights  on how to navigate the coming Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period

San Diego, California (September 24, 2013) – William Haynor, founder and ceo of SeniorQuote Insurance Services, Inc., will be featured on San Diego Living  on  San Diego CW6, this Wednesday, September 25th.  Haynor, an insurance industry veteran with more than 40 years’ experience, will join the San Diego Living team to offer insights on how seniors can navigate through the complex Medicare Supplement and Medicare Advantage Plans to find the solution to best fit their needs.

“I meet so many seniors who have questions about Medicare. They all want to make the right choice, but there are so many confusing details,” explained Bill Haynor, “My goal is to make it easy for people to understand their Medicare choices and allow them to compare the plans and options from several competing carriers. It is so important for seniors to have health coverage at an affordable price. That’s our mission.”

SeniorQuote offers Medicare eligible seniors the ability to cross-shop multiple carriers for Medicare Supplement and Medicare Advantage Plans, with the support and guidance of SeniorQuote’s team of licensed insurance professionals.  Through its nationwide call center, SeniorQuote offers on demand, one-on-one consultations on Medicare Supplement programs from a wide variety of the nation’s leading plan providers.

“The Open Enrollment Period is right around the corner, and I want to at least try to help my fellow seniors start to think of how to prepare themselves,” said Haynor.  “I was lucky that I picked the right plan for my family and I want to help other seniors do the same.”

The Medicare Open Enrollment Period is a window of time designed to allow seniors, age 65+, to add or change Medicare Advantange, and Medicare Prescription Drug insurance plans.  The Open Enrollment Period for the 2014 coverage year runs from October 15th to December 7th.

About SeniorQuote Insurance Services, Inc.
SeniorQuote Insurance Services, Inc., headquartered in San Diego, California, is a Medicare Supplement and Advantage insurance agency founded for the singular purpose of helping seniors find the perfect insurance coverage for their families.  The company, founded by veteran insurance executive William Haynor, offers Medicare Supplement and Advantage products from several of the nation’s leading and most respected carriers, through a team of licensed, experienced, and  highly trained customer associates.  To learn more about the company and the carriers represented, visit SeniorQuote.com or call 888.278.5126.

Open Enrollment Clarified

As Medicare Open Enrollment approaches, there still seems to be lots of confusion surrounding whether or not this traditional open enrollment period is integrated into ACA (Obamacare) open enrollment.  The short answer is no.  While both open enrollment periods overlap each other, adding to the confusion, they are separate programs and will remain separate enrollment events.

If you are 65+ or about to be 65, your Medicare will remain unaffected by ACA(Obamacare).  You still get basic parts A and B, and still get to change/add additional coverage from private insurers during the Medicare Open Enrollment period.  This period was and is still designed to let seniors add additional coverage, while keeping them from purchasing insurance only when their health declines.  It is essentially a way for insurance providers and insurance holders to “play” fairly and not take advantage of the system.  This period is highly regulated and also protects seniors against uncertified, unlicensed, and unethical insurance practices and companies.  The Medicare Open Enrollment period begins Oct 15th and runs through Dec 7th.

The ACA(Obamacare) Open Enrollment period is different, and is for individuals that are not currently insured or looking to change insurance plans.  These people are UNDER 65 and NOT enrolled in Medicare or a Medicare Advantage plan.  If you are a senior reading this or are taking care of a senior, make sure you note this difference or consult with a Medicare specialist if you are still confused.  The Open Enrollment Period for ACA(Obamacare) is October 1st through March 31st.

If you need help during the Open Enrollment period adding or changing additional coverage like Medicare Supplements, Medicare Advantage plans, or Medigap plans, please give us a call.  We not only provide information about different plans, but provide quotes from all of the major carriers as well.  Call 1-888-278-5126 to speak with a SeniorQuote representative today.