Looks like it’s time for another compilation post since there are just too many important stories this week.
1. This Insurance Broadcasting headline really surprised many on our team: “Annual Survey of Americans’ Views on Health Care and the ACA Finds Nearly Half of Remaining Uninsured are Unaware of the Individual Mandate or of the Exchanges“…Nearly half? Clearly they aren’t our readers!
“While the percentage of Americans without health insurance has fallen from 22 to 15 percent over the past 11 months, a new Harris Poll survey conducted on behalf of the national non-profit Transamerica Center for Health Studies (TCHS) found that nearly half (46 percent) of those who remain uninsured have still not heard of the individual mandate, and 43 percent have not heard of the Exchanges where they may be eligible to purchase health insurance.
The survey also found that among those who remain uninsured, 11 percent stated they did not obtain insurance because it is too expensive, and 27 percent said paying the tax penalty and health expenses costs less than paying for health insurance.”
2. Are you bilingual in both English and Spanish? Do you have an interest in working in the insurance industry? According to an Insurance Broadcasting post:
“Combined Insurance, a leading provider of individual supplemental accident, disability, health and life insurance products, and an ACE Group company, announced today the launch of its Hispanic market initiative. The initiative will initially focus on both recruiting new bilingual agents and sales in three key markets – Texas, California, and Florida.”
3. As we close out September, we are also closing out Life Insurance Awareness Month. What? You didn’t know? Guess our industry needs to work on the “awareness”. Yes, it is a product we offer so if you are in need of life insurance, or you just have questions, please give us a call at 877.789.5831 or fill out the confidential form below and one of our experts will be in touch with you right away!