Information on health insurance for individuals.

Insuring America’s Pastime: Exploring Insurance in the World of MLB

    Baseball, America's pastime, has captured the hearts of millions for generations. From the crack of the wooden bat to the roar of the crowd, the game weaves its magic across ballparks nationwide. However, beyond the diamond's glory lies a complex infrastructure that ensures the game's continuity, and insurance plays a vital role in protecting this cherished sport. Protecting Players and Teams Major League Baseball (MLB) is a multi-billion-dollar industry with valuable assets at stake. Among its most valuable are the players themselves. Without the players, there would be no baseball. MLB [...]

2024-04-02T19:16:13+00:00April 2nd, 2024|

Farm Insurance 101

Agriculture is the backbone of our world, providing sustenance and livelihoods for billions of people worldwide. However, farming comes with risks. Weather, damage to equipment, and injured employees are just some of the many challenges that farmers must face. This is where we can help, farm insurance offers protection and comfort to our Farmers who work tirelessly to feed the world. Farm insurance is more than just protecting your farm equipment. Farm insurance financially protects your farm in the event of a covered loss.  These policies cover your farm for a range [...]

2024-03-04T19:40:34+00:00March 4th, 2024|

Hard Market FAQ

After decades of low premiums and abundant capacity - their willingness to accept new or increased risk –  the insurance market is experiencing a hard market. This is when premiums increase, coverage terms are restricted, and competition for most types of insurance decreases; in other words, insurance is getting more expensive and harder to find. A hard market can lead to a ton of questions. Let’s look at a few and go over the answers. What is a “hard market” in insurance? A hard market means insurance companies are raising rates and restricting [...]

2024-02-06T16:43:12+00:00February 6th, 2024|

Hard Market 101

You’ve already heard about how inflation is affecting everything, including insurance premiums and claims. Rates are rising and insurance is becoming harder to get. This situation is what we in the insurance industry refer to as a “hard market.” What causes a hard market? Hard markets are caused by many factors, these can include increased underwriting loss – a loss made by an insurance company in a particular period- , increases in natural disaster claims, increased litigation costs, and increased economic challenges. All of these factors make it more expensive for insurance companies [...]

2024-02-06T16:37:43+00:00February 6th, 2024|

Golden Milestone: Celebrating 50 Years of Excellence

In the world of insurance, where trust and reliability are critical, reaching the 50-year mark is worth a celebration. Gannon Associates Insurance is proud to be celebrating their golden anniversary this year. Established in 1973 by Max Gannon, Gannon Associates Insurance has been a source of support and security for countless individuals and businesses across our area and beyond. As they commemorate half a century of unwavering dedication to their clients and commitment to insurance excellence, it is the perfect time to reflect on the journey that led to this remarkable achievement.   [...]

2023-12-22T17:43:41+00:00December 22nd, 2023|

What Are Ancillary Benefits?

What are ancillary benefits? Ancillary benefits, also called supplemental benefits, are benefits that are not part of your core health insurance. In other words, these benefits aren’t generally part of your main health insurance. They are offered in addition to that coverage. Benefits that fall into the ancillary category typically include: Dental Insurance. This benefit helps to cover the cost of visiting the dentist for basic or preventive services such as teeth cleaning, x-rays, and fillings. Vision Insurance. This benefit helps to cover the cost of vision care including eye exams, eyeglasses, contacts, [...]

2022-04-01T15:29:16+00:00April 10th, 2022|

Group VS Independent…Which is right for you?

Group Coverage is health insurance provided to employees by an employer or by an association to its members. Individual Coverage is health insurance you buy on your own, not related to your employer or an association. What is the difference? If you have had or currently have group coverage, then you know how that works. Your employer typically gives you a choice of a few different health insurance plans, pays for some or all of your monthly premium, and automatically deducts your premium from your paycheck. [...]

2021-07-27T14:57:10+00:00April 4th, 2021|

15 Answers to Health Insurance

What are ancillary benefits? Ancillary benefits, also called supplemental benefits, are benefits that are not part of your core health insurance. Benefits like dental, vision, disability, life, accident, critical illness, and others. These benefits are dental, vision, disability, life, accident, critical illness, and others. These benefits can be contributory or voluntary. Who pays for ancillary benefits? There are two versions of ancillary benefits – voluntary and contributory. Voluntary benefits are offered by an employer and paid for entirely by the employee. With contributory benefits, the costs are shared between employee and employer. [...]

2021-07-28T15:46:13+00:00November 6th, 2018|

Health Insurance Open Enrollment

OPEN ENROLLMENT It is that time of year again. Open enrollment is right around the corner and you may be starting to think about health insurance coverage and what that means for you, your business and your employees. Value of Offering Benefits to Your Employees Health insurance plans can be expensive, so why should you offer these benefits to your employees? Here are some important reasons. Offering health insurance benefits to your staff can help ensure a stable and motivated workforce and lower turnover rates. By investing in your employees and offering [...]

2022-09-20T14:42:27+00:00September 24th, 2018|
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