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By far, Ray Voelkle surpassed in expertise and compassion to every other LTCi specialist we spoke with (and we do our homework!). He was always available, immediately responsive, unfailingly patient with our questions, highly informed, open and honest, supportive and happy to advise, eager to respond to our numerous queries, personable, and professional! We have extremely high standards for experts with whom we talk about complicated technical matters, and we were happy with virtually all encounters with Ray. We are thrilled with our policy and we are confident that we have made the right decisions; this is all due to Ray’s superior service and advice. He has earned our respect and we have already unreservedly recommended him to our friends and colleagues.
RJ Blase, PhDNorth Carolina
My husband and I highly recommend Ray Voelkle as an independent long-term care insurance agent. He’s very professional and patient and did not apply any pressure to choose one insurer or policy over another. He answered all our questions honestly and made the whole decision-making and application process convenient and easy for us. We had been researching long-term care insurance for 5-6 years but there are so many choices it felt overwhelming. When we turned 55 in 2010, we knew it was time to purchase LTCi while we are still healthy and before rates go up even more. Ray helped us sift through all the information about long-term care insurance and we are very pleased with the policy we purchased. It’s a very good value and we feel as if a burden has been lifted from our shoulders! As we approach retirement, we feel confident that our long-term care needs will be taken care of and we will not become a burden for our two sons. We look forward to continuing our professional relationship with Ray!
Karla & Tom
Ray, thank you so much for the tremendous job you did in helping my wife Christine and I find the right Long-Term Care Insurance Policy for our future needs. We couldn’t have asked for a more professional person to help us in this important family planning endeavor. Not only do we consider you an expert in the field of Long-Term Care, but more importantly we considered you as a valued friend and confidant throughout the entire process from application through approval and writing of our policy. Despite some medical issues with my wife, we were so impressed that you were able to find us another Insurer who accepted my wife’s situation at the same coverage and terms we were looking for. Please don’t hesitate Ray to use us as future referrals as we couldn’t have been happier with your counsel and superb customer service. You are a rarity today when it comes to customer service and good old fashioned two-way communications. Our many thanks again for a job well done!!
Hi Ray, I received the packet in the mail on Friday and mailed the application and check yesterday. Thanks for all of your help, as well as your patience. It’s so good to do business with someone as nice as you, who is not pushy, but keeps in touch by phone and e-mail just to let me know that you are available when I am! That meant a lot to me. In our busy life we put off things that need to be done, and should have been done……in my case, years ago. I am so glad I was available to take your call last week. THANKS FOR LOOKING OUT FOR ME.
Ray was the third long-term care person I spoke with and I decided to stick with him because he was patient and helpful. He sent me good information so I could do my own research, and he was always willing to answer my questions, even after I’d asked the same thing several times. By the time I decided to purchase a policy I felt well informed and that I had learned as much as I could about what policy I should choose. I would recommend him to others who need to figure out what to do about long-term care.
When my husband and I began looking for a LTC policy, I took the time to find an agent that specialized in LTC, who would be very knowledgeable about what was available and what company and plan would be the best match for our needs. I found this in Ray Voelkle. He made the special effort to find out what we wanted and needed in a LTC plan and found the right company and plan for us. When I had questions, he took the time to answer them, sending me articles of interest that further explained what I needed to know to make the right decision for us. Once we had decided on the right plan for us, he took care of all the paperwork, making the process so stress free and easy for us.
Our trusted friend of many years had gotten long-term-care insurance policies for himself and his wife three years ago. So, I recently asked him who he had dealt with. He said Ray Voelkle. He had found his name on the Internet while searching for long-term care. Our friend was very pleased with his service and expertise and how smoothly Ray handled everything — over the telephone and the Internet. I got in touch with Ray and immediately knew what our friend was talking about. He made the process as easy as possible and understood the many ins and outs of long-term-care insurance from his ten years in the business. He gave me excellent advice and was determined to find policies with the additional riders that were the right fit for my husband and me. Ray wanted to keep the insurance coverage and premium rates within reason to meet our needs and, at the same time, not over-insure us. This is an important decision and not an easy one with the different insurance companies and the available options. It’s a little overwhelming; Ray broke it down for me. The insurance information, comparisons, and charts with the dollar amounts and the possible policy variations were clear and easy to understand. His assistance with completing the required forms was a big help. And, his preliminary assessment of my husband’s and my current health statuses was right on target with how we were eventually rated. That was good to know, right from the start. Ray is very professional, courteous, organized, and prompt. He is always there to take my calls. He follows through on all the details and keeps you abreast every step of the way. He gave me a lot of his time. He made it known he would be there for us now and in the future as well. Ray is a great long-term-care insurance broker to deal with! As I said before, this is a very important life’s decision. And, Ray Voelkle made it a pleasant experience, and I felt extremely comfortable working with him.
Elaine & Michael Maryland
My wife and I highly recommend Ray to anyone interested in Long Term Care, and we have already forwarded his name to others. Most important to me, we never felt pressured in any way to buy a particular policy or any policy at all. My wife and I are relative newcomers to the LTC world, so we needed lots of help. Ray was VERY responsive to my MANY questions and requests for information. He answered our e-mails and phone calls quickly and effectively, but without any pressure to buy. We also liked that his premium estimate turned out to be right on target. Hopefully we will never need to use our policy, but at least it brings us some peace of mind for now.
Brian & WendyMaryland
We wanted to take a moment to thank you for your help in selecting long term care insurance. You were always available and promptly answered any and all questions we had. The spreadsheets you provided comparing plans and inputting different options were invaluable. We enjoyed working with you and felt you always had our best interests in mind. We look forward to working with you in the future and to having a continued partnership.
Peter and Lisa Virginia
Nettie and I are most pleased with the advice and service Ray Voelkle provided. With his assistance we were able to purchase two individual policies that offered more coverage and value than our government group policy. Ray’s assistance throughout the application process was nothing short of outstanding. You are a true leader in the LTC business.