Insurance News

  • Florida New Hire Reporting Now Includes Independent Contractors October 15, 2021
    Reporting Requirement Applies to Contractors That Render At Least $600 In Services Effective Oct. 1, 2021,  a new law in Florida requires employers and service recipients to report to the State Directory of New Hires (the Directory) information
  • District of Columbia Expands Paid Employee Leave October 13, 2021
    The District of Columbia has amended its Universal Paid Leave Act (UPLA) and Family and Medical Leave Act (DCFMLA). The amendments took effect Oct. 1, 2021, via emergency legislation and expire Nov. 21, 2021. An identical, permanent law is under Congressional review.
  • Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, Passes Paid Sick Leave Ordinance October 8, 2021
    Employers in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania must provide employees with paid sick time under a new ordinance passed Sept. 14, 2021.
  • Clarifying Guidance on COBRA Deadline Extension Relief October 7, 2021
    IRS Notice 2021-58 clarifies the application of certain COBRA deadline extensions for electing COBRA coverage and paying COBRA premiums under prior relief that was issued as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak (“Emergency Relief”).
  • Ohio Minimum Wage to Increase in 2022 October 7, 2021
    The New Rate Becomes Effective Jan. 1, 2022 On Jan. 1, 2022, Ohio’s minimum wage rate will increase to $9.30 per hour for nonexempt employees.  The state minimum wage in Ohio applies to employers that gross at least
  • Washington Announces 2022 Minimum Wage Rate October 7, 2021
    The New Rate Becomes Effective Jan. 1, 2022 Washington state has announced that its minimum wage rate will increase to $14.49 per hour on Jan. 1, 2022. Employers may continue to pay employees who are 14 or 15 years of
  • California Family Rights Act to Cover Care for Parents-in-Law October 6, 2021
    Effective Jan. 1, 2022, California employers subject to the California Family Rights Act must allow eligible employees to take leave under the act to care for a parent-in-law with a serious medical condition.
  • California Repeals Subminimum Wage Rates for Disabled Workers October 6, 2021
    A Multi year Plan Will Be Developed To Phase Out All Subminimum Wages For Employees With Disabilities By Jan. 1, 2025 On Sept. 27, 2021, California repealed a provision that enabled employers to pay wages below the state’s minimum wage
  • South Dakota Announces 2022 State Minimum Wage Rate October 6, 2021
    New Rates Become Effective Jan. 1, 2022 South Dakota has announced a $9.95 per hour minimum wage rate for nonexempt employees. The new minimum wage rate becomes effective Jan. 1, 2022.  State Minimum Wage Rate South
  • New York Announces Minimum Wage Rates for 2022 October 6, 2021
    New Rates Become Effective On Dec. 31, 2021 On Sept. 22, 2021, the New York Department of Labor (NYDOL) announced the state’s two minimum wage rates will increase on Dec. 31, 2021.  The rate for Nassau, Suffolk and

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.