Insurance News

  • Reminder: Form 5500 Is Due by Aug. 1, 2022 for Calendar Year Plans June 28, 2022
    Employers with employee benefit plans that operate on a calendar year basis must file their annual reports (Forms 5500) for 2021 with the Department of Labor (DOL) by Aug. 1, 2022.
  • Key Judicial Decisions Affect California Wage Payment Claims June 23, 2022
    The WinCo And Viking Decisions Set Limits On Wage Payment Claims In California Two federal courts—the U.S. Supreme Court and the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals—recently ruled on cases involving wage claims by employees. These decisions set
  • Colorado Expands Safety and Health Whistleblower Protections June 23, 2022
    Employer Retaliation Is Now Prohibited Regardless Of Whether There Is A Public Health Emergency  On May 31, 2022, Colorado adopted Senate Bill (SB) 22 97 to expand whistleblower protections for workers. Before this law was adopted, state
  • Illinois Expands Employee Bereavement Leave Requirement June 15, 2022
    Illinois has amended the state’s Child Bereavement Act and renamed it the Family Bereavement Leave Act. The amendments provide additional reasons for bereavement leave, including for the deaths of employees’ family members and for reasons relating to failed pregnancies, fertility treatments and adoptions.
  • IRS Raises Standard Mileage Rates for Second Half of 2022 June 9, 2022
    For the first time since 2011, the IRS has made a mid-year adjustment to the optional mileage rate used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business and certain other purposes. The agency said the change is in recognition of recent gasoline price increases.
  • Connecticut Adopts Data Privacy and Online Monitoring Act June 9, 2022
    The Act Regulates Data Collection, Storage And Usage Of Personal Information And Creates New Consumer Privacy Rights  On May 10, 2022, Connecticut adopted the Data Privacy and Online Monitoring Act (the Act) to regulate the collection, storage and usage of
  • Maryland Extends Data Breach Notification Requirements to Genetic Information June 9, 2022
    Employers That Own Or License Personal Information Of A Maryland Resident Must Implement Reasonable Security Procedures And Practices On May 29, 2022, Maryland amended its Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA) to include genetic information in the definition of personal information.
  • Connecticut Issues Model Notice for Employee Leave June 8, 2022
    The Connecticut Department of Labor has published a model notice of employee rights under the Connecticut Family and Medical Leave Act (CT FMLA) and the Connecticut Paid Leave Act (CT PLA). Employers may use the model notice to satisfy the notice requirement taking effect on July 1, 2022.
  • Illinois Amends Meal Period Requirements June 1, 2022
    The Bill Also Creates New Employer Notification Requirements On May 13, 2022, Illinois adopted Senate Bill (SB) 3146 to amend meal break provisions of and create notification requirements under the Illinois One Day Rest In Seven Act (ODRISA). The amendments
  • California Supreme Court Rules Employers Must Properly Pay Meal and Rest Period Premiums June 1, 2022
    Employers Need To Accurately Identify And Account For Missed Meal And Rest Periods On May 23, 2022, in Naranjo v. Spectrum Security Services Inc. (Naranjo), the California Supreme Court unanimously held that meal and rest period premium pay is subject to the

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.