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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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
Ray, you were fabulous to work with. I am recommending you to all of my friends because you are wonderful and safe and considerate and kind and professional and so much more. But the big plus for me is you were able to get me the insurance I wanted when no other agent could find coverage for me,based on my particular health issues. Thank you for the amazing work in finding me coverage.
Alisa Alexandria, VA
Ray is extremely professional. Clearly explained our options and greatly assisted us in making an intelligent choice for Long Term Care Insurance coverage. Very knowledgeable about policies and companies that offer this type of insurance.
Bill and MonicaOhio
Ray Voelkle is a terrific agent. Long term insurance is so complicated and difficult to understand. Ray took the time to patiently answer all of my questions. He was so clear and helpful. He saved me so much time too by figuring out which 5 companies offered me the best plans to fit my needs after we talked about what I was interested in. Even though I didn’t go with the company he first recommended, he was great helping me negotiate a contract with another company. He didn’t try to push me into signing up for one policy or another, but gave me the information I needed to make an informed choice. I highly recommend Ray Voelkle if you need someone to help you with long term insurance.