Ed Klaameyer, a licensed agent for US Health Advisors, strives to help people successfully navigate the health care jungle. “Health care is on everyone’s mind,” says Ed. “It’s always a topic of conversation at the BNI (business) networking group I belong to in New Tampa.”
“It’s very confusing with all the changes taking place,” says Ed. “People are trying to figure out who and what to believe. There is so much conflicting information being presented by the media.”
Ed’s role is to help people understand the health care marketplace and make the best choices for both the short-term and long-term. His goal is to provide his clients with a comprehensive health care plan that effectively meets their needs without breaking their budget.
He was an international sales manager for 15 years with DHL when the package delivery industry was starting up. “Our culture was changed forever through the impact companies like DHL, Federal Express and UPS had on us,” says Ed. “It changed the way businesses operate and what customers expect from them.”
“We’re now seeing the same long-term cultural effects taking place with health care,” says Ed. “Everyone, regardless of their age, whether they work for a big company, small company or are self-employed, are being affected by these changes.”
Ed’s primary focus is on small businesses with less than 10 employees, sole proprietors and families. “I owned a small business for 15 years, so I understand what business owners and their families go through as they’re making health care decisions,” says Ed. “Their biggest cost is payroll with health care coming in second and rising fast.”
“Our motto is HOPE: helping other people everyday,” says Ed. “The first thing I look at is what they feel their needs are. Then we look at networks, doctors, hospitals, prescriptions and premiums. These are the key items for building a comprehensive health care plan.”
US Health Advisors represents US Health Group. Insurance is underwritten by Freedom Life Insurance Company of America.
“We’re the only insurance company that offers a premium rate lock in,” say Ed. “This means your premiums won’t increase for up to three years.”
Solutions provided by US Health Advisors are not off- the-shelf plans. The three key areas that Ed looks at are sickness, accident and wellness (prevention). This enables the client to focus on the areas of greatest concern and create a health plan that meets their specific needs.
“The ability to customize the plan is a real blessing,” say Ed. “This allows me to help business owners set up a plan that takes care of their unique requirements.”
Ed has also been able to help companies supplement their existing health care plan. He can help them to cover deficiencies in their existing group plan without needing to give up what they already have in place. This gives the employees the additional coverage they need without losing their existing benefits.
Ed and his wife Jan have been married for 30 years. They moved to Florida from New York in 1998 and have been residents of Land O’ Lakes since 2002. Ed and Jan have been members of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church for nine years. Ed is currently the president of the church’s board of directors.
For a free consultation, call Ed at (813) 318-1012
– Mike Matthew
This story is a feature of the advertising department.
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