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Welcoming Our Newest Member: Dirk Blankenship

March 17, 2017

Please join The Brokerage, Inc. in welcoming aboard our newest member, Dirk Blankenship.  Dirk is joining Kim at our Houston office. Dirk brings 34 years of experience to The Brokerage, Inc. and we are excited to have him aboard. If you get a chance, send Dirk a welcome email or swing by our office to say hello.  

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Our Partner of the Month: Derik Brasher

March 10, 2017


The Brokerage Inc. is honored to announce one of our new and up-coming agents, Derik Brasher, as Partner of the Month for March 2017!

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Our Newest Employee of the Quarter: Laura Jordan!

We are so excited to announce Laura as our employee of the quarter!  Laura started with The Brokerage in the processing department when she was just 16 years old.  After she graduated from Texas Woman's University she made the decision to stay at The Brokerage full time, and we could not be happier that she did.

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This One Rider Can Make Your Client’s Life Insurance Policy More Than Just a Death Benefit

February 23, 2017

Life insurance has long been sold as financial protection for a client’s family in the case of an untimely death. In fact, the majority of U.S. adults consider life insurance’s sole intentions are to pay for funeral expenses and provide income for beneficiaries (Northwestern Mutual, 2015). While life insurance certainly can be used for these purposes, carriers are also modifying their products to provide living benefits—which can provide financial protection for your clients while they are still alive. One such living benefit is the Accelerated Death Benefit rider.

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Collateral Damage of a Repeal of the ACA

February 17, 2017

ObamaCare, ACA, repeal

Few things in this world are perfect, or even nearly perfect.  The term “mixed blessing” can be nearly universally applied in most situations.  Factor in emotions heightened by personal experience or prejudice, and political leanings and PACs, add in big money at risk, and the situation becomes nearly volatile. 

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National Heart Month: Is Your Client's Heart Protected?

February 10, 2017

Many people assume there is no consumer need or market for Heart Attack and Stroke plans, but statistically speaking, the numbers illustrate a different story. By 2030, The American Heart Association has already projected at least 43% of the US population will be diagnosed with some form of cardiovascular disease (1). Statistically, every 34 seconds an American will experience a heart attack and 785,000 of them will experience one for the first time (2). The cost alone from experiencing a heart attack could put a family into debt, or even worse, bankruptcy.

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Is Health Insurance a Human Right?

With President Trump now in the White House, the big question is, what will happen to the ACA? Of course big changes come with the switching of a presidential administration. With the last three presidents serving out two full terms, the United States has only seen three presidents in the last 24 years. That gives the incumbent president eight full years to put new laws and policies into place, and seemingly the next president just days to dismantle it all. So far, President Trump has vowed to leave the pre-existing condition clause in place as he attempts to dismantle the Affordable Care Act. Some believe him, some don’t, and many are upset over the prospect of not being able to qualify for insurance without this clause. I think it begs the question: is insurance a human right?

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Our Top Five Tips to Speeding Up Your Life Insurance Sales

January 26, 2017

Life Insurance

Selling life insurance has often gotten a bad rap for being a slow and arduous process. We are happy to say that there are many techniques you can use to get the application taken and approved quicker than ever. Here are our top five tips to speed up the process:

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The Forgotten SEP Code That Every Agent Should Know

January 20, 2017

CMS, Medicare, Medicare Advantage, SEP, star ratings

Another open enrollment has come and gone.  So selling Medicare plans are over correct?  What if we told you that there is another SEP out there that allows a client to join or switch to a plan that has been awarded the coveted 5 stars by CMS?

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Have You Followed Up on Your Block of Business Recently? Here's a Few Reasons Why You Should:

As insurance agents, many of you have either spent years building your block of business or some of you may have just begun. Either way, you have become a trusted source of insurance in many of your client's eyes and that comes with responsibility. You have already exposed them to the consumer market and helped them navigate the treacherous land of insurance, but your job is not done yet. Whether you are a veteran of the trade or a new player, there are many reasons why you should follow up with your book of business.

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