Originally Posted by Newby
The crazy thing is when a state makes rules that are unusual they don't have any way for non resident agents to easily know those rules. So basically they just limited the Ohio agents from calling Ohio seniors. But 49 other states will call them and never know the difference.
Got to love politicians and lawyers.
Just like how they make the state retirees use an (often incompetent) "exchange" - it only takes money away from local Ohio agents. But, oh wait, they did it because the "exchange" would be unbiased, but the local Ohio agents are "so greedy." (literally, this is what was explained during the roll-out a few years ago).
So, Arizona, South Carolina, and Florida agents are probably selling a significantly higher amount of policies in Ohio compared to their other non-res states because the local agents aren't cold calling and competing with them over the phone - because we know we can't.
Originally Posted by Ron Van D
Can you call the 65+ crowd to sell siding, or water softeners, or cars, or medical equipment? Is it just limited to health insurance products?
As far as I know - yes. I think you can call a senior for a new roof, but not a med supplement.
The bulletin by the ODI was specifically for Med Supps. This also came out when they added the form for Ohio - the 'solicitation notice' with every application.