CPR for iCan Benefit Group
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
iCan Offers Consumer Guidelines for Choosing a Reputable Medical Insurance Advisor, Urges Individuals and Families to Rely Upon Reputable, Licensed Insurance Professionals
BOCA RATON, FLA – July 17, 2012 – iCan Benefit Group, LLC (iCan), providing personalized, affordable health, wellness and lifestyle solutions for individuals and businesses nationwide, today announces the release of consumer guidelines: “How to Choose a Reputable Medical Insurance Advisor,” available free of charge. Authored by Stephen Tucker, CEO, CMO, iCan Benefit Group, LLC, the paper serves as a consumer guide for navigating the growing array of health insurance options and offers recommendations for protecting against disreputable health insurance brokers or unlicensed individuals who mismanage expectations, use bait-and-switch tactics, or deliberately deceive consumers, leaving them without coverage or forcing them to pay exorbitant out-of-pocket expenses.
“Individuals go to the doctor for medical needs, to the lawyer for legal issues, and to the accountant for financial advice, but often fail to use the same approach in connecting with a health insurance agent,” says Tucker. “This is unfortunate since every consumer should be accessing the highest level of expertise and credibility when purchasing health and medical coverage. This means finding an insurance advisor who is licensed in the state in which they reside. Even better, they should find a firm with agents who are licensed in multiple states so that they can access a wider range of products and potentially lower costs.”
The paper includes a list of warning signs for identifying disreputable agents, and suggests features that consumers should look for when evaluating a medical insurance broker, including:
- Appointed by the insurance carrier to offer their products
- Assists in evaluating insurance coverage needs
- Tailors plans to suit needs and budgets
The paper also examines the latest trends in medical insurance, including inexpensive medical insurance options, such as Limited Medical benefits, and how to safely buy health insurance online from a “virtual” insurance agent.
Tucker adds, “Consumers should strive to find a licensed medical insurance expert who takes on a consultative role, serving as an advocate and someone they can trust in the same way they would trust a family member or close friend with health insurance experience.”
Founded in 2004, iCan Benefit Group, LLC (iCan), provides personalized, affordable health, wellness and lifestyle solutions for individuals and businesses nationwide. iCan offers a full suite of program benefits in English and Spanish including: health insurance, Rx advocacy, telehealth services, legal care solutions, hospital bill audit services, roadside assistance, pet care savings, and entertainment and travel discounts. Visit www.icanbenefit.com.