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Nebraska Dept of Insurance Listening Sessions

The Nebraska Department of Insurance has announced ACA listening sessions for September and October. The sessions will cover a variety of topics including the future of the ACA, 2017 premiums, health insurance options for individuals/small business and more. See the original press release. Full list of dates and times below: September 2016 Session Dates:

Download 2016 UHC flu shot fliers

UnitedHealthcare has released several flu shot fliers that agents or brokers can use for the fall/winter season this year. PDFs are available for download below: Member Flu Shot Flyer Customer Flu Shot Flyer Adult Vaccination Flyer

Time to Pay the Piper

“It’s now time to pay the piper!” Any idea where this phrase comes from? It actually originated back in the days when traveling musicians would travel the countryside and provide music for the elite. A musician would play (usually a pipe or flute because they were easy to carry) and provide the music to dance

Department of Labor ruling

Ok, I know you probably have heard all about the ruling the DOL has put concerning the fiduciary standards. BUT WAIT, the DOL has done even more damage. For a government agency that none of us elected nor do we have any say in its decisions, it has recently caused serious problems on two fronts

Concerns on the Marketplace

Does everyone have to play on an even playing field? As Insurance Professionals will tell you, the only advantage each of them has is the services and knowledge to provide to the client. Now, what if one broker was allowed an absolutely unfair advantage? Would that be acceptable? Insurance Professionals in the health arena are

BCBSNE discontinues new sales of Individual TempCare product

Blue Cross Blue Shield Nebraska issued the following statement this morning: Dear Broker: Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) will be discontinuing new sales of our Individual TempCare product beginning 4/21/16. At this time, we are re-evaluating our strategy around short term medical plans to ensure we can offer the best product to

OCI debuts 2016 Circle of Excellence Awards

Find out where we are taking our top brokers in 2017! OCI is pleased to announce a new way for our brokers to earn rewards, incentive trips and other exclusive materials. Brokers will have a chance to qualify for 3 different award levels based on commissions paid through OCI. [Click here to learn

Chuck’s Top 10 for 2016 | #10: Educate yourself

Early in most everyone’s career, there is a fear to talk to prospects because of a perception that you lack the knowledge necessary. As time goes on, the tendency is to think we know everything. Both of these opinions are wrong. The new agent is scared of talking to someone and not knowing all the

Chuck’s Top 10 for 2016 | #9: Help Someone Else

"If you help enough other people get what they want, you will get everything you want." This is my favorite quote from Zig Zigler but its origin comes from the Bible. In fact, it is a derivative of the Golden Rule. In this day and age, we seem to be encouraged to get as much

Chuck’s Top 10 for 2016 | #8: Don’t Cut the Corners

In the three decades of being in this industry, I have witnessed many individuals come and go as agents. Usually it happens when they start to cut corners and don’t stay focused. Cutting corners doesn’t mean being dishonest, although that sometimes does happen. An agent is so intent on being number one or needs an