Insurance News

  • DOL Publishes Guidance on $15 Minimum Wage for Federal Contractor Employees January 17, 2022
    Federal Contractors Can Use New Guidance To Understand and Implement EO 14026 On Jan. 13, 2022, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published Field Assistance Bulletin (FAB) 2022 1 to help federal contractors understand and implement a $15 minimum wage
  • Supreme Court Stays OSHA ETS Vaccination and Testing Mandate January 14, 2022
    Employers Are Not Required to Comply with the Vaccination or Testing Mandate At This Time On Jan. 13, 2022, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) ruled to stay the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) vaccination and testing
  • Supreme Court Reinstates Vaccine Requirement for Health Care Workers January 14, 2022
    CMS Likely Will Resume Enforcement of the Emergency Rule  On Jan. 13, 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court dissolved the temporary injunctions blocking enforcement of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) emergency rule requiring COVID 19 vaccination of certain
  • Agencies Issue Guidance on Coverage of OTC COVID-19 Tests January 10, 2022
    Coverage of OCT COVID 19 Test To Be Covered Without Health Care Provided Involvement On Jan. 10, 2022, the Depts. of Labor, Health and Human Services (HHS), and the Treasury issued FAQ guidance regarding the requirements for group health plans
  • CDC Recommends Shorter COVID-19 Isolation and Quarantine December 30, 2021
    Asymptomatic Individuals Must Now Isolate For Five Days  On Monday, Dec. 27, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reduced its recommended periods for COVID 19 isolation (confirmed COVID 19 infection) and quarantine (potential COVID
  • New York Adopts Final Regulations for Paid Sick Leave December 29, 2021
    The New York State Department of Labor has adopted final regulations for the state’s paid sick leave law. The regulations are unchanged from the Dec. 9, 2020, proposed regulations and cover the topics of definitions, documentation, employee count and accruals.
  • NYC Employers Must Allow Leave for Child COVID-19 Vaccinations December 28, 2021
    New York City has enacted a law requiring employers to provide paid leave for employees to accompany their children to COVID-19 vaccination appointments and care for them during vaccine recovery.
  • Supreme Court to Hold Hearings on Federal Vaccine Mandates December 24, 2021
    OSHA Will Delay Enforcement Until January 10 On Dec. 22, 2021, the U.S. Supreme Court announced that it will hear oral arguments regarding whether two federal vaccine requirements can be enforced while legal appeals are in process. On Jan. 7,
  • Court Reinstates OSHA Vaccination Mandate for Private Employers December 19, 2021
    The Reinstatement Allows OSHA To Implement And Enforce Compliance With The ETS Nationwide  On Friday Dec. 17, 2021 the 6th Circuit Federal Court of Appeals reinstated the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) federal emergency temporary standard (ETS) for COVID
  • IRS Announces 2022 Standard Mileage Rates December 17, 2021
    On Dec. 17, 2021, the IRS issued the 2022 optional standard mileage rates, which are used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes.

Mark Glandon

Vice President Employee Benefits

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Mark founded Glandon Insurance in 1991 and has over 30 years in the insurance industry. He is a graduate of Old Dominion University, a member of the National Association of Health Underwriters (he is the past president of EVAHU) and is a member of the Optima Health Broker Advisory Board.

Maureen Glandon

Marketing and Ancillary Support

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Maureen is responsible for broker lead development and recruitment. Maureen also provides broker support with Medicare and Ancillary products as well as Marketing. Prior to coming to Glandon Insurance, Maureen worked for Lincoln Financial for 6 years and has a total of 25 years of insurance experience. Maureen is Medicare certified and holds her Life and Health license.

Teresa Wilkerson

Broker Representative

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Terry works with brokers with Optima Health group and individual business. Terry came to Glandon Insurance after 30 years at Prudential where she worked with both brokers and clients handling sales and service of life and annuities. Terry has her Life & Health License as well as her Series 6. Terry has completed the National Association of Health Underwriters Health Care Reform Certification Course.

Ross Oftedahl

Broker Manager

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Ross brings with him 17 years of experience in the Virginia market for Group Employee Benefits, including life, disability, dental, supplemental, level funding medical plans and enrollment. As the Broker Relations Manager, he will be working to help our broker partners grow by providing a source for innovative and creative solutions to ensure they have all the necessary tools and knowledge to advise their clients of the changing world of Employee Benefits offerings and administration.

Robert Anderson

Broker Manager – Individual and Medicare Products

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Robert will work across the Choice Insurance enterprise to enhance Individual and Medicare services and offerings to our internal organization, channel partners, brokers and clients. Previously, Robert was a regional Medicare and Health insurance expert for State Farm, where he was consistently garnering sustained acclamation’s (Lifetime President’s Club & Ambassador Life) for over a decade.

Jennifer Bray

Account Manager

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Jennifer successfully manages small, mid, and large-sized clients by assisting employers with coordinating all aspects of company-wide health insurance, benefit strategies and plan administration. Prior to coming to Choice Insurance, Jennifer started out in Geico’s call center then worked as a Service Manager at a local Allstate Agency and recently worked at Towne Benefits, building client relations. Jennifer holds both her Life and Health as well as P&C Licenses.

Danica Willoughby

Retail Manager – Individual Health and Medicare Products

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Danica is the managing Broker on the Retail side with Individual and Medicare products. She has over 20 years experience in sales and marketing. Prior to joining the team at Choice Insurance, Danica specialized in Union and Veteran Life Insurance gap benefits. Danica is AHIP and FFM certified and holds her Life and Health License. She is currently working towards a bachelor’s degree in New Media Internet Marketing.

Jeff Holroyd

New Business Representative – Employee Benefits

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Jeff works with all size groups; anywhere from sole proprietors all the way to municipalities. Prior to joining the Choice Insurance team, Jeff worked for Allstate on new business sales with personal lines, supplemental benefits, as well as commercial and Life Insurance. Jeff holds both his Life and Health as well as P&C Licenses. He has a bachelor of science in Criminal Justice with a double minor in Psychology & English from Radford University.

Mary Fitzgerald

TPA Administrator

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Mary handles the COBRA Administration and Section 125 plans for Brokers and Groups. She has completed her certification courses in Section 125 Plans and COBRA Administration. Mary worked for Nationwide Insurance Company as a no-fault claims representative. She owned her own flooring company for 6 years and recently worked for Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. in Allentown, PA for 11 years. Mary has her All Line Adjuster License as well as a degree in Business Administration from the State University at Albany, NY.