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Old 08-23-2017, 02:40 PM   #1
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Someone emailed on of my agents, that appears to be from 'Optum' but is somehow affiliated with 'Golden Outlook' (which according to the email is an 'Optum company' (and Optum is a UHC company)) and is also affiliated with Direct Health.com, is offering my agent , at no cost, a Wal Mart location to work this AEP.

I am waiting for a response from the guy, just wondering if anyone knows what the deal is? Or if they have gotten a similar email?

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https://wm16.walmart.com/healthcare/
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Old 08-23-2017, 02:54 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by adjusterjack View Post
well that is certainly interesting.

It sounds like they are an FMO, he just responded to me:

"Hi David
You don't have to contract with us. We would like to be your fmo but that's a discuss for another time. After AEP. This is a gesture of good faith nothing more. No requirements other then work the store"

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Old 08-23-2017, 05:42 PM   #4
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Next thing you know, you'll be able to buy insurance at the Circle K out of a machine that's right next to the lottery ticket machine.
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Old 08-23-2017, 05:59 PM   #5
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Golden Outlook is my FMO, and they are a decent outfit. It is owned in part by Optum, so we work closely with UHC and Wellmed. But we are independent agents so we aren't limited to selling only UHC.

They'll pay for the store, but you have to commit to the 20 hrs a week that Walmart requires. You have to be appointed by at least 3 carriers, and commit to work all of AEP. Don't know about this year, but last year you also had to commit to work the ACA AEP.

I guess there aren't enough agents interested in the deal if they are going outside the group. The Walmart deal is also offered by other FMOs.
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Originally Posted by isaias View Post
Golden Outlook is my FMO, and they are a decent outfit. It is owned in part by Optum, so we work closely with UHC and Wellmed. But we are independent agents so we aren't limited to selling only UHC.

They'll pay for the store, but you have to commit to the 20 hrs a week that Walmart requires. You have to be appointed by at least 3 carriers, and commit to work all of AEP. Don't know about this year, but last year you also had to commit to work the ACA AEP.

I guess there aren't enough agents interested in the deal if they are going outside the group. The Walmart deal is also offered by other FMOs.
How have you done working the stores? Get many enrollments? Was it worth your time?
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Old 08-25-2017, 11:54 AM   #7
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How have you done working the stores? Get many enrollments? Was it worth your time?
Overall, for me it was a waste of time. Something that I won't do again.

As a new agent with nobody to talk to, it was ok. My first year FMO set me up with a Kroger, and a local outlet/discount mall. Second year they set me up with a Walmart. From Walmart and Kroger I can count the number of enrollments in one hand. The mall was different, a good source of sales.

Sitting in the same location 20 hrs a week is not something I want or need to do again.
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Originally Posted by Todd King View Post
How have you done working the stores? Get many enrollments? Was it worth your time?
Worked a UHC booth in high traffic suburban grocery store like five days and four hours each. WASTE OF TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I do NOT understand working PDPs. I do them when I have to with a Supp but--whats the commission $20?
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Old 08-25-2017, 03:46 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by isaias View Post
Overall, for me it was a waste of time. Something that I won't do again.

As a new agent with nobody to talk to, it was ok. My first year FMO set me up with a Kroger, and a local outlet/discount mall. Second year they set me up with a Walmart. From Walmart and Kroger I can count the number of enrollments in one hand. The mall was different, a good source of sales.

Sitting in the same location 20 hrs a week is not something I want or need to do again.
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Worked a UHC booth in high traffic suburban grocery store like five days and four hours each. WASTE OF TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I do NOT understand working PDPs. I do them when I have to with a Supp but--whats the commission $20?

These are the answers I was expecting. I'm still trying to find that agent out there that did well at it. I've searched for years and still haven't found one!

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