Insurance News

  • Michigan OSHA Adopts Emergency COVID-19 Standard October 23, 2020
    The New Standard Applies to All Employers Covered by the State OSHA Program On Oct. 14, 2020, the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) adopted an emergency COVID 19 workplace safety standard (the Standard) for all businesses covered by
  • CAL/OSHA Takes Steps Toward Temporary Emergency Standard for COVID-19 October 22, 2020
    New Regulations Would Increase the Agency's Authority to Enforce COVID 19 Safety Standards On Sept. 17, 2020, the California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board (the Board), part of the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal OSHA), approved
  • SBA Issues New FAQs for Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness October 22, 2020
    Borrowers and Lenders May Rely on the Guidance Provided in the New FAQs On Oct. 13, 2020, the Small Business Administration (SBA) published a new set of answers to frequently asked questions about the forgiveness of loans issued under the
  • New York State Issues FAQs for Paid Sick Leave October 22, 2020
    New York state has published frequently asked questions about its new paid sick leave law, covering 11 different topic areas.
  • Florida Announces $8.65 Minimum Wage Rate for 2021 October 20, 2020
    The New Rate Becomes Effective Jan. 1, 2021  Florida has published new minimum wage posters announcing an $8.65 per hour minimum wage rate for 2021. Florida’s minimum wage rate is adjusted annually to reflect changes in the cost of living. However,
  • California Expands Employee Leave Protections for Victims October 16, 2020
    California has expanded its employee leave protections for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking to apply to a broader category of victims, in amendments that take effect Jan. 1, 2021.
  • Ohio Announces $8.80 Minimum Wage Rate for 2021 October 15, 2020
    The New Rate Becomes Effective Jan. 1, 2021  Ohio has published a new minimum wage poster announcing an $8.80 minimum wage rate for 2021. Ohio’s minimum wage rate is adjusted annually to reflect changes in the cost of living. The
  • Washington Announces $13.69 Minimum Wage Rate for 2021 October 13, 2020
    The New Rate Becomes Effective Jan. 1 Washington state has announced a $13.69 minimum wage rate for 2021. Washington’s minimum wage rate is adjusted annually to reflect changes in the cost of living. However, employers should be mindful of local
  • California Adds HR Personnel and Supervisors as Mandatory Reporters October 13, 2020
    The New Law Becomes Effective Jan. 1, 2021  On Sept. 29, 2020, California amended its existing child abuse reporting law to add two new classes of mandatory reporters for employers with five or more employees Human resource employees
  • California Eases Sexual Harassment Training Requirements for Previously Trained New Employees October 9, 2020
    New Employees Who Already Received the Required Training May Be Placed on Two Year Schedule from Date of Last Training Effective Sept. 28, 2020, California has amended its law that requires employers with five or more employees to provide sexual

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 24 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.

Ashley Whitlow

Administrator / Glandon Resources

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Ashley handles the COBRA Administration and Section 125 plans for Brokers and groups. She has completed certification courses in Cafeteria Plans and COBRA Administration. Ashley has a background in customer service and holds her Property and Casualty license. Ashley holds her Life and Health license and works with brokers regarding Anthem.

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 for Retail and Medicare. 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. 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.