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Old 09-06-2017, 12:01 PM   #1
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I am not new to the health insurance business, but am trying to build a business in medicare supplements and MA plans beginning this season. I need advice on whether to affiliate directly with carriers (if I can get a contract) or to use an FMO (or a large GA). The key for me is to own my own book that I can sell in the future. I do not want to be an agent for any organization (including a carrier) in which I don't own my book. Any suggestions?
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Old 09-06-2017, 12:22 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by bsk757ins View Post
I am not new to the health insurance business, but am trying to build a business in medicare supplements and MA plans beginning this season. I need advice on whether to affiliate directly with carriers (if I can get a contract) or to use an FMO (or a large GA). The key for me is to own my own book that I can sell in the future. I do not want to be an agent for any organization (including a carrier) in which I don't own my book. Any suggestions?
All of the good FMOs provide contracts where you are paid directly-Ritter IM is excellent, so are a few others.
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Old 09-06-2017, 12:38 PM   #3
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You may want to consider Senior Market Sales at (402) 343-3613. Ask for Tom Parkin. I have worked with him for years and he provides excellent agent support.
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Old 09-06-2017, 12:55 PM   #4
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I'll put our name out there as an FMO for Med Supps and Med Advantage as well.
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Old 09-06-2017, 03:49 PM   #5
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Need Advice on Affiliation when Offering Medicare Supplements and MA Plans Re: Need Advice on Affiliation when Offering Medicare Supplements and MA Plans
Originally Posted by bsk757ins View Post
I am not new to the health insurance business, but am trying to build a business in medicare supplements and MA plans beginning this season. I need advice on whether to affiliate directly with carriers (if I can get a contract) or to use an FMO (or a large GA). The key for me is to own my own book that I can sell in the future. I do not want to be an agent for any organization (including a carrier) in which I don't own my book. Any suggestions?
Don't hold your breath that you can sell a book.

Anyone can offer contracts. I recommend Todd King for a variety of reasons including training. Medicare isn't difficult but it's easy to screw your client by only offering high priced plans.

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Old 09-06-2017, 07:10 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by GreenSky View Post
Don't hold your breath that you can sell a book.

Anyone can offer contracts. I recommend Todd King for a variety of reasons including training. Medicare isn't difficult but it's easy to screw your client by only offering high priced plans.

Rick
What kind of training does TK offer?
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Old 09-06-2017, 07:21 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by bpenn9 View Post
What kind of training does TK offer?
They have access to all the www.MedicareTraining101.com webinars.

Rick
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Old 09-06-2017, 07:51 PM   #8
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They have access to all the www.MedicareTraining101.com webinars.

Rick
I thought there was some alliance. Last I checked MedicareTraining101 didnt offer that much value. Being I have a contract or two with TK how do I gain access?
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Old 09-06-2017, 08:09 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by bpenn9 View Post
I thought there was some alliance. Last I checked MedicareTraining101 didnt offer that much value. Being I have a contract or two with TK how do I gain access?
You have to contact Todd King.
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Old 09-06-2017, 08:55 PM   #10
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You have to contact Todd King.
You think he would contact you if he thought there was much value in it.
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