DALLAS, May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Responses from hundreds of seniors and members of their households have been reported by HelpCare Plus, an affordable new membership discount program offering substantial savings for Long Term Care and many other health care products and services through a nationwide network of more than 236,000 providers.
"For everyone who is uncertain about the changes in health care and the increasing costs of Long Term Care, HelpCare Plus offers a solution," said co-founder James W. Finkenkeller. "Our discount program provides substantial cost savings for a variety of expensive services that often are direct out-of-pocket costs borne by many families."
Finkenkeller's comments were echoed by well-known medical commentator Dr. Art Ulene: "I'm supporting this new health discount program because it can save some families thousands of dollars on vital services," said Ulene, a regular on NBC's TODAY program for 23 years and Medical Director for HelpCare Plus. "The rising cost of Long Term Care, for example, has created a crisis for many families."
Seniors and their families can learn details about HelpCare Plus by visiting the program's website at www.HelpCarePlus.com
HelpCare Plus also was enthusiastically received by attendees at last week's Long-Term Care Solutions Sales Summit in Kansas City, according to the program's executive vice president, Michael Carney.
"HelpCare Plus is a commissionable companion product to long-term care that is not insurance and is therefore available to every consumer regardless of health or financial status," Carney said during the firm's introductory presentation at the Summit. "Seniors and members of their households can receive substantial discounts for many types of health care products and services, including Long Term Care, hearing aids and MRIs, thanks to this new, comprehensive membership discount program."
According to Carney, HelpCare Plus is structured as an affordable alternative or complement to long-term care insurance that can generate additional revenue for agents. He stressed the program's key advantages:
- It is NOT INSURANCE but a voluntary membership program that can be marketed to virtually everyone without an insurance license;
- There are no limitations on who can purchase the program;
- It is flexible in its use as a stand-alone program or hybrid;
- It can be marketed both to organizations and direct to individuals;
- The product was conceived as a means to help individuals 'save their savings;'
- Agent commissions are evergreen and paid monthly over the life of the membership.
"This is truly a new and substantial source of fee income for agents," said Carney. "Quality leads can be generated for other products and agents have an opportunity to market HelpCare Plus to prospects they have not converted."
Interested agents can find full details at http://www.helpcareplus.com/agent.
HelpCare Plus was developed by seniors, for seniors striving to protect their future financial health. But their interest and experience doesn't stop there. Many of the contributors to HelpCare Plus' development have been involved in and around the Health Care industry for more than 20 years. They concentrated on creating customer-focused relationships while helping consumers find ways to cut their health care costs.
HelpCare Plus is NOT insurance and it is not a qualified health plan under the Affordable Care Act. It does not meet the minimum creditable coverage requirements in Massachusetts under M.G.L. c. 111M and 956 CMR 5.00. The plan provides discounts at certain health care providers for medical services. HelpCare Plus does not make payments directly to the providers of medical services. The plan member is obligated to pay for all health care services received, but will receive a discount from those health care providers who have contracted with HelpCare Plus. The range of discounts will vary depending on the provider type and services provided. To view a listing of participating providers, visit www.HelpCarePlus.com.
HelpCare Plus is administered by Coverdell & Company, Inc., a discount medical plan organization at 8770 W. Bryn Mawr, Suite 1000, Chicago, IL 60631, 1-800-308-0374. Members have the right to cancel this plan within 30 days of the effective date for a full refund of membership fees paid.
CONTACT: Michael J. Carney
SOURCE HelpCare Plus