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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
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
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.
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
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
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 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.
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 I begun the quest earlier this year for obtaining LTC insurance for my wife and I, I was fortunate to have stumbled upon Ray Voelkle’s web-site. From the first step to the last step, Ray was both knowledgeable about the ins and outs of LTC insurance and patience enough to take the time for me to understand. Ray was a “Teacher” of LTC insurance and I was his student. He wanted to make sure I understood how LTC insurance worked and that I felt comfortable with the new knowledge I had obtained before ever discussing buying LTC insurance. Ray took the time to learn about my wife and I, our needs, our wants, and our financial situation . He helped guide us in obtaining the best LTC insurance coverage we could afford. I would highly recommend Ray to anyone, who first of all, is interested in knowing more about LTC insurance (in other words become the student) and second of all, who wants to receive very good service from a very knowledgeable LTC insurance broker. When it was all said and done, I thought Ray more as a friend trying to assist me rather than someone trying to sell me insurance.
Timothy WesNorth Carolina