By Michelle Talsma Everson
Medicare open enrollment is until December 7 and, for those who qualify, the enrollment process can seem daunting and stressful. Luckily, Wishwell Insurance Brokers, located right here in Northwest Peoria, can help local residents navigate the Medicare landscape and pick the plan that works best for them. Even better? It’s a free service to Medicare enrollees, helping them to reduce the stress of enrollment season while working with a local business that truly cares about making sure they enroll in the best Medicare option for them.
“We know that many Northwest Peoria residents may have just moved here and need new coverage, or don’t know that Medicare plans change annually. Many may have retired to Peoria and have family elsewhere so help navigating the Medicare enrollment process is limited. Whatever the situation is, we want to spread the word that we are here to help as many local residents as possible sign up for the Medicare coverage that is right for them,” explains Jessica Morrison, Medicare Team Lead at Wishwell.
A Local Business Helping Their Neighbors
“Based in Peoria, we are comprised of a team of proven professionals, dedicated to protecting the things in life that are most important to you, while also providing you with customer service that’s top-notch,” according to Morrison. “As local independent Medicare agents, we have access to all the leading insurance carriers, allowing us to constantly monitor the insurance marketplace to offer you a plan customized to fit your individual needs.”
With a commitment to giving back, Morrison and her team also support local residents and nonprofits. She shares that when a new client comes to her and needs supportive services, her team always refers them to local resources that can help. In addition, she and her team support many area nonprofits and charitable organizations. “Because of the type of business we do, and the fact that family is so important to us, we often focus on supporting nonprofits that help children and teens,” she says.
One nonprofit that Morrison is passionate about is BLOOM365 (bloom.org), a Northwest Peoria charitable organization that works to educate youth on relationship violence and provide resources for those who have experienced it. She adds that she is also involved in the Peoria Diamond Club, which is “dedicated to supporting community programs that educate and enrich children’s lives, while enhancing their futures.”
“Wishwell Insurance Brokers opened in 2020, at the height of the pandemic, because we wanted to help more people—local people—our neighbors,” Morrison shares. “We’re a local family that opened a business right where we live. It’s about the community to us, not just insurance.”
Your Local Go-To Medicare Experts
Morrison says that Wishwell stands out because they are a hometown agency with high level expertise and quality national insurance connections. So, clients can get the benefit of a small, hands-on quality customer service interaction while also knowing they are choosing the best Medicare option available.
“While we’re local, we’re contracted with almost everyone, and we meet clients in a setting that works best for them: on Zoom, over the phone, or locally in person,” she says. “There are no sales quotas to hit, and customers aren’t just a number.”
Whether you are new to Medicare or are already enrolled in Medicare, Wishwell can answer your questions and guide you through plan selection and enrollment. “Let’s work together to find a plan that fits your needs,” Morrison says.
During a normal Medicare consultation, Wishwell will cover:
• The Parts of Original Medicare
• Medicare Advantage (Part C)
• Prescription Drug (Part D)
• Medicare Supplement / Medigap Plans
• Medicare in Arizona
• Medicare Eligibility
• Medicare Enrollment Periods
• Medicare and Employer Coverage: Working Past 65
• Medicare Costs
“Medicare is complicated. We can help clients cut through the clutter and guide them on their Medicare journey from start to finish,” Morrison says. “Medicare helps people stay well. The program provides important preventive services and screenings. Knowing what your plan offers and the changes from year to year are important. We hope that Peoria residents let us help them understand Medicare so they can stay healthy.”
“We’re a small team of insurance and Medicare experts who can’t wait to help more local clients,” Morrison adds.
To find out more and schedule a Medicare consultation with a Wishwell insurance expert, visit wishwellagency.com/medicare.html or call 623-444-2454. You can also follow Wishwell on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @wishwellagency.