While at the recent Society of Actuaries Long-Term Care Conference, I met with Wendy Rinehart, the owner and founder of www.ClaimJockey.com. Claim Jockey performs a much needed service.
I often forget how spoiled my clients are. I’ve been answering their calls, offering guidance, and explaining how their LTCi policies work for 23 years now. This is highly unusual. I often have clients surprised when I pick up the phone and they find me still alive, well, accountable, and happy to take whatever time is necessary to counsel them about how to collect from their LTCi. I also often recommend germane services based on the circumstances they describe. To the consternation of some clients, I also offer advice and opinions, whether or not I’m asked!
After doing what I do: selling and servicing long-term care insurance (LTCi) for many years, Wendy became aware of a crying need not being tended to. That’s why she founded www.ClaimJockey.com.
What happens when there is no agent like me around? This is the case for most LTCi policyholders. I believe the majority of agents who sell LTCi do not achieve success and are therefore not available and accountable to their clients after the sale. When policyholders call the name and number on the business card stapled to their policy, they often don’t find their agent.
LTCi policyholders often try to call their agent when they need help urgently. This can be a very scary time. It’s sad that at the point when many are more vulnerable than they’ve ever been, there is no one trustworthy to talk with.
This is where Wendy and www.ClaimJockey.com step in. Claim Jockey can interpret and explain the caller’s LTCi policy. They can assess whether a claim is warranted. And they can assist with the claim.
I salute Wendy for recognizing these needs and creating www.ClaimJockey.com. She and her staff are truly helping with a great need.