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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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
Since we are on the same page I won’t take up your time. I ever so appreciate the excellent way you handled this with me. You certainly explained things to me very clearly and along the way you saved me some money. Most importantly you did not try to sell me something else. You stated to me I had a good policy and saw no reason to try to get rid of what I had. I so respect people who can do this. Everyone today just want to make money and it does not matter the expense to someone else. For this I cannot express my gratitude but let me assure you it is greatly appreciated.
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