by Ray Voelkle | Feb 20, 2018Long Term Care is a subject that is top of mind for many people in America today. While it may be something you are considering for yourselves, another reason to consider it could be right in front of you and very simple: your family. Past history has shown us that...
by Ray Voelkle | Feb 12, 2018When people consider the subject of long-term care, they often think about nursing homes. In fact long-term care has little to do with nursing homes. Understanding the difference can help you protect your family and finances. Long-term care encompasses the care,...
by Ray Voelkle | Feb 2, 2018Long Term Care. When those three words are spoken, what comes to mind? Many make the common association with a nursing home. Others may mistakenly think that they are already covered for related long term care matters through their health insurance or disability...
by Ray Voelkle | Jan 26, 2018Planning, planning, planning. It seems like that’s all we hear about these days. Career planning, family planning, financial planning, retirement planning. Then what? What do we plan for after planning for retirement? We also need to plan for living a long life. As a...
by Ray Voelkle | Feb 8, 2016You’ve heard it a thousand times, “You snooze, you lose!” And to some degree, it’s true! Meaning, if you don’t rush out to the store, you’ll probably miss out on that great sale; hence, paying more for that item. But that’s okay, it’s happened to all of us. ...
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The obvious choice. I highly recommend Ray Voelkle to you as your Long Term Care agent. He is professional, very knowledgeable, and responsive. He answered all the questions we had thoroughly and quickly so we could make a decision more easily and with what we knew was the right information. He provided several choices from a number of companies — this allowed us to choose the absolute best fit for us right in the a ‘sweet spot’ for one of the insurers. I cannot imagine how anything could have gone much smoother. Even when there was a little wrinkle from the insurer’s medical review, Ray presented the facts and additional options to choose from right up front without even being asked. We’ve all experienced poor to non-existent customer service these days; what a nice difference it was to work with Ray and experience what customer service should be. Again, Ray is the obvious choice for you if you are shopping for Long Term Care insurance. No reservations about recommending him, none.
Rob M.South 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!!
We began our journey to find LTC about a year before we finally connected with Ray. Before that, we frustratingly encountered several insurance professionals in the business of providing LTC Insurance that pressured us to make quick decisions and most often disregarded our questions or concerns about what seemed like an a overwhelmingly complicated insurance decision because of the variety of polices that include an array of benefit options and costs. We also tried to navigate and figure out the complex choices on our own, but that didn’t really go so well either. For us, the options were just too many and too vast. We wanted to know that we were making an educated and sound choice that would serve us well should the day come that we need to use the LTC policy. We wanted guidance from someone professional and knowledgeable to help us figure out how to get the most out of a policy that would best suit our needs for such a big decision. Lucky for us, we were connected to Ray Voelkle through the American Association for Long Term Care Insurance. Ray spent months answering our questions, providing complete explanations about the variety of nuances and options, and consistently responded to us in ways (email, telephone) that accommodated our busy schedules and us. Ray took the time to get to know us and understand what we were trying to accomplish in procuring a policy, and never once pressured us to make a decision, nor a decision one way or the other about any particular policy. Ray was there for us from the moment we were connected with him, every step of the way. We are more than confident about the choice we finally made, and grateful for the patience, understanding, guidance, insight, and service we received from Ray.
Michele and TimVirginia
Thank you for all your help in directing me toward long term care insurance and helping me choose the best plan for me. You have been very thorough and helpful in the selection of a plan and explaining the benefits of each to me. Having only retired recently, I was at first somewhat reluctant to add another financial obligation to my budget. Thanks to you however, I now feel very comfortable and assured that it is one of the best investments I can make now in order to protect my assets and income in the future. It is also very comforting to know that I won’t be a financial burden on my family at some point. I am very pleased with the policy you helped me select and also the fact that you recommended a very reputable company and one for which I am familiar, John Hancock Life Insurance Company. What could have been a very difficult decision for me was made easy by your expertise and communication skills. It was a pleasure to work with you on the selection process and I am confident that I made the right decision. Thanks again for your help and for the sense of security I now have for the future.
Virginia “Ginger” Dellinger Texarkana, AR
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.
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.
Hi Ray, Great news…..Carol and I want to thank you for guiding us through the important LTC planning journey. Your specialized experience and knowledge of LTC along with you certification made us feel very comfortable as we went through the process. Also, your patience was so very much appreciated. As I mentioned to you yesterday on the phone it is difficult for us to admit that we are at the age of this getting old “stuff”. Although the monthly payment is like having a permanent car payment we realize that this is certainly different. There will be no depreciation and more importantly it will have a very positive impact and will provide peace of mind knowing that this getting old “stuff” will be a lot less painless for each of us when it is time to utilize the CARE. I wish we could have thanked you in person so you could see the happiness in our faces.
We had a great experience working with Ray Voelkle. He was available 24/7 to answer any and all question regarding our Long Term Health Care questions. He answers the phone right away, and emails back immediately. He spent an enormous amount of time helping us find the RIGHT plan, too— and saving us money, never “dropping the ball” when it came to keeping us updated, and reminding us of what needed to be done. He worked long and hard, and I highly recommend using him for Long Term Care Insurance.
Bill and Hillary Nashville, TN
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