During and after the recession of 2006-2011, there was very little Commercial Real Estate Lending going on. Biz Lending & Insurance Center, Inc. and most other companies that serviced the CRE industry saw a substantial decrease in business. If it was not for a few CUSO’s hiring us on a consulting basis it would have been very quiet. We had absolutely no idea when the bottom was near or how long it would take for the recovery to unfold. Who could predict how strong or weak a recovery we would experience? Just sitting around and waiting for something to happen was out of the question.
So the mission at BLIC was to find a product or service that could help our Credit Union partners through the recession by attracting new business accounts, new members, new loans and potential new and ongoing fee income. In addition, this new service could not add to the Credit Unions employee costs, technology expenses or facility requirements. This was a tall order.
The answer to this question shot out to us when President Obama started to talk about The Affordable Care Act. With the passage of this law we thought that it might be the leading opportunity to bridge business owners and their employees to the Credit Union.
Then when Chief Justice John Roberts became the deciding vote to ratify The Affordable Care we moved forward to create a full service insurance agency by partnering with some of the best known companies in the Health, Life, Property and Casualty business.
Health, Life and Senior Insurance
The Affordable Care Act has created a perfect opportunity for the Credit Union to become a product expert and consultant. There are many insurance firms and industry CUSOs with approaches for Credit Unions to deliver “Affordable Care Act” enrollment systems. To our knowledge, BLIC is the only company servicing Credit Unions that specifically target the local businesses and not for profit community to help expand the Credit Unions reach and member base.
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There is an old saying that Change/Volatility Creates Opportunity! Well there is one thing for certain,The Affordable Care Act has created numerous changes in how individuals and companies purchase Health Insurance.
In light of the current political climate we are assuming that this Change/Volatility with Health Insurance could continue for many years to follow. To assist Business Owners, Not for Profits, Individuals, Corporations and other entities, we have set up a fast and efficient on-line delivery system to purchase health insurance. In addition, we have appointments with multiple carriers that allows BLIC agents to find the best plan option and at the lowest price for the purchaser. Offer your market the following plans from multiple A rated carriers:
- Health Insurance (Group and Individual Plans)
- On Marketplace
- Off Marketplace
- Critical Illness
- Short Term Bridge Plans
- Defined Benefit Plans
Life Insurance & Annuities
BLIC knows that many Credit Unions are already working with Life Insurance Agents to offer benefits. We also believe that none of these Companies deliver Life Insurance to the Business Owners, Not for Profits, Individuals, and Corporations surrounding each of the Credit Union branch offices life BLIC does.
Our licensed agents are given specific business and not for profits targets to introduce the Credit Union’s products to. They are also trained on all the Credit Union’s Business Services Products so they can easily forward leads to the Credit Union’s Relationship Manager. Consider this group an extension of the Credit Union’s sales and marketing force. Our agents will be offering the following Life and Annuity Products using multiple A-rated insurance carriers:
- Term Life Insurance
- Whole Life Insurance
- Universal Life Insurance
- Fixed Indexed Universal Life Insurance
- Final Expense
- Key Man Life Insurance
- Disability Coverage
- Buy/Sell Insurance
- Business Continuity Coverage
- Annuities – Immediate and Deferred
- Annuities – Fixed Indexed
- Long Term Care Coverage
We only offer this product to one Credit Union in each community. Therefore, this becomes an exclusive arrangement between us.
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