Insurance News

  • Additional IRS Q&As on American Rescue Plan’s COBRA Subsidy July 27, 2021
    On July 26, 2021, the IRS issued Notice 2021-46, providing additional guidance on the application of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) subsidy for continuation health coverage under the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 (COBRA) in the form of 11 questions and answers.
  • Domestic Violence Leave for Missouri Workers Enacted July 23, 2021
    A new statute requires Missouri employers with at least 20 employees to provide unpaid leave when workers or their family members are domestic violence victims. The mandate takes effect August 28, 2021.
  • Hawaii Prohibits Requiring Employees to Download COVID-19 Tracing Apps July 22, 2021
    The Prohibition Applies To Current And Prospective Employees When The Download Is Intended As A Condition Of Employment On July 7, 2021, Hawaii adopted a law that prohibits employers from requiring their employees and applicants to download
  • Colorado Repeals Subminimum Wages for Workers with Disabilities July 21, 2021
    Lower Wages Were Repealed To Encourage Competitive Integrated Employment On June 29, 2021, Colorado repealed a law that permitted employers to pay subminimum wage rates to employees with a disability. This amendment states that the legislature is repealing these provisions
  • California Will Allow Electronic Distribution of Workplace Notices July 21, 2021
    Employers Must Also Continue to Physically Display These Electronic Notices On July 16, 2021, California amended its Labor Code to allow employers to distribute certain workplace notices and posters electronically in addition to displaying the postings required by law. The
  • California Supreme Court Rules Noncompliant Rest Periods Must Be Paid at Regular Rate of Pay July 21, 2021
    The Court's Holding Applies Retroactively  On July 15, 2021, the California Supreme Court ruled in Ferra v. Loews Hollywood Hotel, LLC that employers must use the regular rate of pay rather than the hourly wage rate when paying employees for
  • DOL Proposes Rule to Increase Wages for Federal Contractors July 21, 2021
    This DOL proposed Rule Was Issued To Implement The April 27, 2021 Executive Order On July 21, 2021, The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced a proposed rule that would increase the minimum wage rate for federal contractor employees to
  • Hawaii Repeals Subminimum Wage Rate for Disabled Workers July 20, 2021
    The Amendment Was Necessary Because the Law No Longer Met Its Objective On June 16, 2021, Hawaii repealed the ability of employers in the state to pay lower wage rates to employees with disabilities. As a result, employers in Hawaii
  • Rhode Island Increases Temporary Caregiver Benefits July 20, 2021
    Rhode Island has expanded its temporary caregiver insurance (TCI) benefits to cover five weeks annually starting Jan. 1, 2022, and six weeks annually beginning Jan. 1, 2023.
  • Recalling Service Workers Laid Off Due to COVID-19 in Connecticut July 20, 2021
    Employers in Certain Industries Must Rehire Laid Off Workers Instead of Hiring New Ones When Job Opportunities Arise On July 13, 2021, Connecticut adopted a law that requires employers in the hotel, food service and building service industries to recall

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.