Do NOT Make Assumptions When It Comes to Health Insurance
Last year, residents of Putnam County and St Johns County were sent a letter from their health care provider telling them that their insurance would passively renew. Their new rate for 2018 was quite a bit higher than what they are paying the previous year. That doesn’t sound great, does it?
When clients come to BHF, we are able to help them manage the renewal process instead of just allowing their policy to passively renew with a huge increase. When we resubmit their Marketplace application, it drops their rate “below” what they are paying this year.
If you have an individual Florida Blue health insurance policy, please contact us before December 15th! This applies to all individuals up to 65 years old.
Example from last year
We had a mother of two come in and she was paying $15.92 a month through the Marketplace. Her renewal letter told her that her passive renewal new premium will be $277.31. She came to Bates Hewett & Floyd and we resubmitted for her. Her new premium is $0, yes ZERO.
Don’t go it alone
For over 30 years, Bates Hewett & Floyd has been helping individuals and businesses in Palatka and across Northeast Florida. Don’t assume the carrier’s renewal is your only option. Contact us or stop in to discuss your upcoming renewal. Based on the example above, you’ll probably be glad you did.
The time is approaching – Nov 1!
Additional Health Insurance Renewal Resources from BHF
Bates Hewett & Floyd
When you think about an independent insurance agency in Northeast Florida, you probably think of a small to medium size office run by a family or a few employees. If you have never visited or been inside Bates Hewett & Floyd, you have not experienced the big picture. With 30 employed professionals (currently seeking additional candidates to join the team) we are one big family (some blood, most not) that spans three offices and are spread throughout the many facets of insurance that Bates Hewett & Floyd.
Located in Palatka, FL.
Benjie Bates is a second-generation owner and agent at Bates Hewett & Floyd Insurance.