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Letter Rec’d 9.22.2014

Letter Rec’d 9.22.2014

Mon 9/15/2014 11:26 PM

Steve,

I can not tell you how messed up life has been for me in the past six months. Deaths, illness, loss, destruction, moves, injuries, ….terrible.  I am so thankful that something balanced out.  I DO feel lucky for the first time in awhile. [That I got her into Covered CA, Outside of Open Enrollment Period and before the site went down]  I can only say thank you….

K.

 

Whether you want to search for quotes online or over the phone, I found my broker very helpful. http://healthreformquotes.com/

Murkyin02’s website recommendation above was far easier to navigate than California Care’s own website.  I was able to get a quick quote and terms comparison for multiple insurer’s plans (both ACA and non-ACA).

I tried Einsurance (mentioned by Forbin4040) too but their site seems to default only to California Care’s website.  (Fat Wallet Forum Comments  )

[Covered CA is very difficult to deal with and they seem to want to eliminate brokers.  I’ve spend hours explaining and helping people simply to have them tell me, Oh, I just enrolled on Covered CA, it was very easy, I didn’t need a broker to fill out the application.  Note on the side bar at the right, you can go to those Insurance Companies out of the exchange and we still remain your agent at no additional charge,  whereas if you go to Covered CA and complete the application it is very difficult to appoint us as your agent.  That’s why we link directly to the form.  Even then it can take 6 months for the paperwork to go through!]

8.19.2014  11:07 AM

Hi Steve,

We finally received our refund from Covered Care. We both really appreciate all yoru support so much. [No one seemed to know about the CA 30 Day Free Look Rule]

Thanks

Ray C – Realtor

8.14.2014 5:34 PM

Steve,

Thanks for all of your help today. I applied but they said it would take 7 to 10 days. Let’s hope for the best.

It’s great to be able to call you [310.519.1335] and get such a quick response.

Thanks again,

Sharon

8.6.2014

PS Congrats on the new website. It’s much nicer than your old one.

Simon Y.

6.25.2014

Dear Steve,

First let me commend you on your diligence in this confusing matter.  Without your help I think I would’ve still been lost forever in Cover California terrible abyss.  I was able to make the initial payment for the newer Silver 87 plan today over the phone; they gave me this confirmation # xxxx.  They said I would have my membership number within 48-72 hours; just in time for the injections I need in my back.

Thank God and thank you again, Steve!

☕️Donna

 

6.18.2014

Hi Steve,

THANKS so much for your hard work to get this fixed!

That’s why you are my hero!    🙂

Mona

Sent: Thursday, April 03, 2014 11:58 AM

Hi Steve,

I want to thank you for a great job you did getting Blue Cross to agree to keep Shauna on the same plan.  I appreciate everything you did.

Thank you,

Gwyn

Hi Steve:

I’m just closing the loop since you’ve been helpfully persistent for us, your smallest possible client:

Thanks for your help.

Dan

3/17/2014

 

 

Wed 3/5/2014 11:48 AM

Dear Ms. Vaiz, [Blue Shield Regional Sales Manager]

Just a quick note to thank you for your energy on my behalf.  I can’t begin to understand or appreciate the pandemonium going on in the medical insurance business these days and its impact on hard working people like you.  The drama and chaos associate with the wide-sweeping changes must be making y’all crazy.

With respect to Steve Shorr… I can not speak highly enough of the man, his perseverance, heart and follow up.  He is on top of changes in the industry as a whole, details of and quirks with each of the insurance providers.  Steve is almost rabid in his desire to help his (your) clients to have a voice, to be heard,  to be satisfied with their purchases and to pay their bills.   He is by far the most tenacious and up-to-date insurance man I’ve ever dealt with.  Sorry he is a pain in your butt (and I’m sure he is – just like I am a pain in his) – but he is great in my book!

Respectfully yours

Sandra Holloway

 

1.27.2014

Thanks for your persistence Steve! Keep me posted.

Wendy

Sent: Wednesday, January 15, 2014 8:48 PM

Thanks Steve. You really have wonderful customer service.

Have A Great Day! Kim

 

 

Sent: Friday, January 10, 2014 11:58 AM

Subject: Re: Glitches – Today’s LA Times

 Great article. Thanks for sharing. …

 Thanks for helping navigate me and your clients thru the mess.

 Doug

2013

 

Steve,

I cannot thank you enough for your guidance and assistance today. It has been an overwhelming experience dealing with Covered CA and the challenges associated with enrollment, APTC, etc… I feel an obligation and have a responsibility to those who trust me (my clients) to make sure they are treated fairly, get the right coverage and service they are entitled to and expect. The time you offered me today has increased my abilities as a professional and I am very grateful to you.

 Happy holidays to you and your family. I look forward to meeting you.

 Respectfully,

Thank you,

T S

From: Nancy D

Sent: Sunday, December 08, 2013 11:29 AM

Thanks Steve–

Thank you for your excellent service over the years. 🙂

 

Tuesday, November 26, 2013 11:16 AM
Hi Steve,

I hope you are well and thriving in this new/ challenging insurance business environment.

Thank you for your assistance on this issue and for your years of great service!
Sincerely,
David U

 

Monday, November 25, 2013 8:06 AM

Thank you for alerting me to that grave error. I appreciate your honestly

Thank you.

Kathi R, Senior Legal Analyst

 

 

Sent: Monday, November 11, 2013 8:15 AM

Perfect, complete, and unadorned info. I really appreciate that!

 Thanks, Steve.

 Dan

 

Phone Message to Text 11.11.2013

“Hey Steve

[It’s] Paul

Just wanna thank you very much for the hyperlink(?) and everything you did for me I could take the example of the weekend on the cover California and guess what I did pass it and mainly because of your hyperlink and help[ed] me. So again I wanna thank you very much for helping me and I did pass(?) the exam. Talk to you later. Bye.”

 

Sent: Friday, November 01, 2013 1:00 PM

Hi Steve,

I am very grateful to you for helping me acquire that policy.  I am interested in the individual Blue Shield Ultimate PPO plan. The benefits are better, and the premium is much lower! How can I apply for this policy through your agency?

Thank you,

Linda C

 

Sent: Tuesday, October 29, 2013 2:09 PM

Hello Steve!

Thanks, again, for all your help. You are such a mensch! [a person of integrity & honor]

 Bec-

 

Sent: Monday, October 21, 2013 1:19 PM

Thanks again, Steve, for calling me this morning…….you have been a Godsend!

Regards,

 Bec F

 

Sent: Wednesday, October 16, 2013 10:37 AM

I trust you

Thank you

alan

From: Paul F

Sent: Monday, October 07, 2013 8:35 PM

Steve,

Thank you so much for confirming what I saw on the web and talked to you about.

Again, thank you for your help. And I will recommend you to my friends.

N. F.

 

From: AL
Sent: Friday, September 20, 2013 7:59 AM
Subject: Small firms sidestep health law [Early Renewal]

 

THANKS!

Because of you we’ve saved tons of cash.  Thanks for keeping up with what is happening.

Nice article for you to read: Small firms sidestep health law check it out.

 

Sent: Wednesday, August 21, 2013 5:37 PM

We definitely appreciate you keeping us updated on what you learn.  Glad to see you are on the leading edge of this. Good luck –

Karen

 

Sent: Friday, August 02, 2013 2:34 PM

Hi Steve,

Thanks for this and all the good information about HIPAA and Obamacare.   I will send you the HIPAA application ASAP.

cheers,

Mona D

6.25.2013

Personally, I find your site charming.  I like it.  No, it isn’t WordPress-like or “professional”.  It’s original, personal and has all the adorable charm of a homemade pie.

Charlotte

20 Apr 2013

Many Thanks,


R F

PS.  I referred my friend, C M to you, You have a wealth of information on your site and I will be letting a lot of the other retirees know about you?..

 Many  thanks!

4.8.2013

Thank you very much, Steve

 

That is exactly what I wanted. Hopefully, I’ll be able to steer a couple of cases to you.

 

Best regards,

Jim

3.28.2013

Steve – 

I really appreciate your time and information. 

Your website has been very helpful in navigating this maze of insurance options/restrictions, etc.  …. I’ve definitely been “schooled” ….  I’m just grateful …..there are people like you out there to help us figure things out.

Sincerely,

Christine

03:31 PM 03/08/2013

Hi Steve.  Thanks very much as always for keeping us updated.

Many thanks-

Mark

2.21.2012

Thank you in advance for your expertise in assisting me with this matter.  Your website has been extremely helpful;

thanks again!

Sincerely,
Cynthia M

02/08/2013,
Good Morning,

… I am grateful for your professional assistance!

Thanks!

-Emily

Sun, 3 Feb 2013

I appreciate you getting back to me. Please keep me posted to the latest as I have total trust in you!!

Thank you

Mary ann

2.3.2013

From: Dan G

Steve,

You’re a valuable font of valuable information.

You told me that after Jan. 1, 2014 you’ll either be out of business or making
a ton of money. My bet is the latter.

01/28/2013

Thank you so much Steve!  Much appreciated.

Do you have a facebook page I can like?

http://www.facebook.com/SteveShorrInsurance

Anna M

Wed, 16 Jan 2013

Hi Steve,

Thanks so much for your detailed response. I read through your website thoroughly and really appreciate all of the resources you offer.

Warm regards,
Nichole A

We use Steve Shorr for our business health insurance.  He is truly the best out there.  Steve provides exceptional customer service and he is an expert on health insurance and the legislation that affects it.

His web site (Submit your review to yelp) is invaluable when researching all things insurance.  It answers questions you have and also those you should be asking but might not have known you need to ask.

I strongly recommend Steve Shorr Insurance for your insurance needs.
yelp.com/

Fri, 28 Dec 2012

Thanks!
Thank-you!
Thank-you very much!

Patricia G

11/26/2012

Thank you Steve!

It has been really nice talking to you. I was amazed about your caring attitude and advice!

thanks again,

Anita M

Date: Tue, 20 Nov 2012

Steve:

 

Thanks for all the website help – I was able to move Las Brisas Escrow up in the Google Search to Number one in most cases and number two in others, Also, I found out we are not even listed on BING! – I’m fixing that now.

 

Al Bartos

Date: Mon, 12 Nov 2012

Hi Steve,

 

Hope all is well. You probably hear this every now and then but I should have listened to you L and purchased either BlueShield or Anthem instead of …. group coverage. We are not at all happy with the plan (lots of excess bureaucracy/pre-auth for almost everything) and probably when a year is up in May, I believe, we will probably want to change our carrier to one of those you recommended

 

I really appreciate your updates. The information you provide in an encapsulated format is invaluable to us. Thanks you so much

 

David S

Date: Fri, 9 Nov 2012

Hello Steve,
I hope this message finds you well.
More importantly, I wanted to thank you for providing such a great service to people like me looking to navigate through this maze of individual health insurances. Your expertise and your help was invaluable to me, I truly don’t know what I would have done without you, and I have recommended you, and forwarded your contact info, countless times in the past year.
Best regards from San Francisco, Steve,
Alice R

From: Joshua P
Date: Mon, 5 Nov 2012

Thanks Steve. I’m glad to have found you. This process [Pre Underwriting Forms] makes so much more sense than what I have gone through in the past.

Date: Mon, 15 Oct 2012
From: David C

Good news, indeed, Steve — quite a relief. Thanks for facilitating … glad I found you!

At 11:03 AM 10/11/2012,

Your website was informative, and I learned and appreciated it.

Greg

Date: Sun, 23 Sep 2012

Steve–Thanks for helping me find out about Anthem Blue Cross Medicare
Preferred Standard (PPO).

Once again I thank you for your knowledge, your talent, and your
friendship.

Dave

Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2012

Super!
Steve, you did it! Thank you so much.
Bill

Date: Tue, 18 Sep 2012
From: Roxanne A

Thanks so much, it is really nice working with you.

Date: Wed, 5 Sep 2012
Subject: Re: Compensation
From: Bill B

I will tell my friends. We are really glad we found you!

Thanks again Steve! What do we owe you for this service?
***Blue Shield pays me. Tell your friends.

Date: Fri, 17 Aug 2012

Steve,

Thanks for all of your help and guidance.

Joe

From: Sheri S
Date: Tue, 14 Aug 2012

Your the best!!!!
THANK YOU SOOOOOO MUCH FOR ALL YOUR HELP!!!!!!!!!

Date: Fri, 13 Jul 2012

Thank you for the explanation regarding HSAs – that did help me understand…

I really do appreciate your help. I really do not know what I would have done had I not stumbled upon your website. I have been trying to make sense of all of this information for months, pulling my hair out. I have tried calling each of these providers, and still was left fuzzy after speaking with their representatives.

Regards.

Date: Thu, 5 Jul 2012

Hi Steve,

Thank you for your follow up email. Looks like you have an excellent follow up system. Appears you give excellent client service and stay in touch with your people. …

… I will keep you in mind if I need to get health coverage on an individual basis.

…Thank you for such a comprehensive list of companies and plans. …

Best of success in your business.

Sincerely,

David K

Date: Fri, 15 Jun 2012

Hi,

 

I was on your website this morning and I was impressed with the content and your knowledge of various health insurance options.

He (My other agent) hasn’t even mentioned some of the options that you show on your website and that concerns me.

 

I am looking for someone who I can pay to figure out the best insurance avenue possible for me and help procure the policy, not just some middle-man that calls insurance companies and tells me I have been denied.

 

If this is something you can help me with, I would be most grateful.

 

Thanks,

 

Mark B

 

5/21/2012,

Hi –

First, thx for the great information on your website.  I have been looking for information online for the past couple of days and honestly your site has been the most clear source of information.

Thanks in advance,

Katie M

From: Richard M.
Date: Fri, 6 Apr 2012
Subject: Re: Advice on health plan

Wow, you're a very proactive agent. Thanks.

From: “Frank H

Subject: Re: New LLC

Date: Thu, 9 Feb 2012

Thanks, Steve!

Your site is very informative.

Date: Thu, 19 Jan 2012
Subject: Re: HIPAA

Thanks for your speedy reply. I very much appreciate your responsiveness.
Appreciate any advice and guidance. Debbie

Date: Wed, 4 Jan 2012

you are the man with the answers, thanks!
David U

From: “Sandra H
Date: Wed, 4 Jan 2012

Thank you for your assistance. I have recommended you to friends.

Date: Tue, 3 Jan 2012

Hi Steve,
I’m all enrolled with Jan 1 2012 start date. You may now rest on your laurels :).
The pre-screen system you use is brilliant
Thanks much
L.T.

Subject: Hurrah!!!!!!!!!

Date: Fri, 4 Nov 2011

Steve,

Thank you  so much, I appreciate what you have done for me, I’ve been such a nervous wreck!!!!    Opened up my mail and there it was MY PLASTIC ANTHEM BLUE SHIELD (sic) [Cross]  HEALTH INSURANCE CARD!!!!   One of the best days of my life!,   No way I could have gone through this without you.

All my love

Allison

Date: Mon, 31 Oct 2011

Oh, thank G-D That’s the best. News I’ve had in a long time!!!!!
Thank you so much!!!    “APPROVED”.  Love that word!!!!!

Allison

Date: Wed, 02 Nov 2011
Steve:

I’m a broker here in Southern Cal and have written group insurance for years.  … I want to know whether at this moment in time my client is treading on any dangerous ice from the standpoint of any potentialdiscrimination claims. [Not insuring all employees]  … Can you provide me with any input?

M. C.   CLU, CEBS

Wed, 2 Nov 2011

Steve,

..I’ve been fielding some idle interest from some insurance agents in my lodge, but I think you have more depth of experience in this field. Are there other options I should be considering in addition to the ones I’ve mentioned above? If so, please let me know. I’ll investigate and then get back to you, so that we can start discussing policies and application procedures.

Thanks for your time,

L. G.  PhD

Date: Tue, 13 Oct 2009 11:53

Hi Steve,

I just recommended your website to two other friends, by the way, because it’s such a wealth of info.  In fact, I told you I would write a quote you could use so here it is.

“Trying to negotiate my way through all the confusing health insurance mumbo jumbo was truly frustrating.  But finding Steve Shorr’s website was like discovering an oasis in a desert of non-information!”

Thanks!
Erica Karlin

9/14/2011 Via Text Message

Awesome Website Steve!  Your creative gift for web design is evident!

Karen F-R

Mon, 12 Sep 2011

Steve,
Thanks so much for all the [HIPAA (when COBRA ends)] information you have provided; you seem to be the only source.

As a result of this experience, I will be writing to the state insurance commissioner asking him to require that there be better disclosure on these policies.  That Anthem hid the fact  of the 30% co payment for self=injectables, and those expenses are  not included in the deductible, is reprehensible.  I didn’t find out that fact until I read the policy contract that you sent.  United Healthcare was equally obscure about it and it wasn’t even in the packet that you linked to, but I have to assume that their coverage is about the same (30% and it doesn’t count towards anything).  This type of disclosure is necessary when the law binds you irrevocably to one provider.

Thanks again so much and I will refer anyone I know needing insurance to you…

Ruth T

Comments & Citations
Small Group Def. Employee
Misstatements on Application
Right to View Policy before Purchase
Only one chance to choose HIPPA coverage

8/17/2011

Thanks so much for your speedy replies and thorough website.  I’m really glad to have stumbled onto it.   Talk/email with your soon.

Liz K.

Wed, 17 Aug 2011

Dear Mr. Shorr,

I
I would also like to thank you for your web site.  We had no idea that there were HIPAA plans available to us.  The health plan provider web sites make no mention of it.

Sincerely,

Nora L

Date: Tue, 09 Aug 2011

Steve,

I appreciate you helping me navigate the rocky sea of [guaranteed issue] insurance.  I know time is valuable, and I thank you for yours.

Best,

Gabriel S

6/24/2011,

Dear Mr. Shorr,

I appreciate your web site very much and found it to be extremely helpful;

It is difficult to navigate this but your expertise is helping me.

Sincerely-

Mark B

Thu, 21 Apr 2011
Hi Steve-

Thank you for the e-mail. A lot has happened since I first contacted you and I managed to find full employment with a great company that offers full medical.

Thanks again for your help, especially when I first called you and I wish you well on your future endeavors.

Mark

Click Image to Enlarge

Date: Thu, 14 Apr 2011

Hi Steve,

Thank you for taking the time to provide important information for me. It appears that that the stimulus can not help me. However, I am happy to know that you offer knowledgeable guidance about medical insurance policies, and I could use you[r] help in the future.

Gratefully,

Julie K

 3/26/2011

Thank you for your excellent web site.

Your excellent web site makes me think I may have made a mistake in not trying for HIPAA coverage.

Dana S. G

Date: Tue, 15 Mar
Hi Steve,

Thank you again for your help navigating the sign up process, it is greatly appreciated.

Best regards

Alice R

Date: Wed, 2 Mar 2011

Steve?

You have a great website and I admire the way you have packaged all the necessities/opportunities of the senior market.

I sell most of the products you do here in the Georgia market. Did you do all the creative and heavy lifting on you site, or did someone design and implement your site for you?

It’s all mine, except the Quote Engine.

Please advise.

Many thanks!

Mark Phillips
Allstate

Date: Tue, 25 Jan 2011

thanks Steve – …your website is cool – … thanks …

Sat, 19 Feb 2011
Hello Steve,

Thank you for your assistance, I am really glad I am in expert hands with you.

Best regards,

Alice R

12/21/2010

Hi Steve,

Your service and web site are second to none.
But my cousin in Ft Lauderdale needs to find new health insurance she was laid off.
Anyone you would care to recommend?

Paula M

Date: Thu, 16 Dec 2010

I appreciate you putting the video of yourself on the site. I’m glad  to know I will be dealing with a knowledgeable, non-pushy agent, representing all the major companies!

Thank you in advance for any help you can offer.

Sincerely,

Laurie M

Date: Sun, 28 Nov 2010

Dear Mr. Shorr:

Based on California definitions [AB 1672 CA Guaranteed Issue for Small Employers]  (love your web site)

B P

Date: Sun, 21 Nov 2010

Hi Steve,

Great site…congrats..

Tripped into your site…doing research on the new PCIP and state guaranteed coverage plans. I’ve been a group health broker for over 20 yrs…

Would love your comments…keep up the good work..


All the Best,
Rob G

Mon, 25 Oct 2010

Steve,

OK. …I must say, your site has made it much easier to get the information,

Bill B

Wed, 06 Oct 2010

 I really think your [web] site kicks butt!

George Jaspert RIA CEA
Registered Principal
QA3 Securities
760 722 5585
Jaspert Financial.com

8/9/2010

Thanks Steve.

You have always been our Agent. …

It takes an alert and knowledgeable individual who is aware of this scheme to be on guard against the attempt to short-change one’s Agent of record….

…if a caller is not ethical and believes they can save some expense by cutting the present Agent out, some folks will throw you “under the bus” to save $ 10.00. That is the reason we do not bid on new car business.

***Note that the rates direct are the same as through an agent.

It is a cut-throat world out there and there is little loyalty to one’s friends and associates.

An Agent often works long and hard to find and maintain clients and it is the unethical scum of the business that will try to steal that customer  for a few bucks….

Stay alert,
George

Subject: Re: HIPAA – No Pre X

Hi Steve,

We can’t thank you enough for your help with this. But we’ll try anyway:

Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you

Bob K & Jude S

Date: Wed, 26 May 2010

You have an amazing website.  I am just writing to say, “Thank you.”

Julie H

4/22/2010

Hi Steve,

I ran across your website as I was searching for Cal COBRA and HIPPA coverage information. Very nice and informative site!  I have an interesting situation and was wondering if you could provide some guidance.

Your advise would be most welcome!
Thank you,

Mary K

Thu, 22 Apr 2010

Hi Steve –

Just wanted to say how amazing your website is. It was extremely informative and well done!

Thanks, Lisa S

Date: Mon, 22 Feb 2010

Steve,

I called H. Williams at Aetna in Blue Bell, PA who advised that my HIPAA coverage was approved and will begin March 1.  …

Now that the tough part is apparently over, my thanks to you for putting up with me during this process.  If you ever need a reference or testimonial – let me know.

Doug

Date: Sat, 20 Feb 2010

Hi Steve:

I’m filling out an application for a Blue Shield employer plan.  I got the application off your website.  I really appreciate the clear and systematic info you’ve got up there, so I’m happy for you to get whatever commission having your name on the application might get you.

…  Also, it would probably be good to have you look it over before it goes to them.

Thanks,

Dan

Date: Sun, 24 Jan 2010

Hello:

… I would first like to complement you on your brilliant website.  I probably went through 30 calls before finding your site.  Your site answered far more questions immediately than my prior 30 calls. Excellent site (and it gave you the credibility to want me to have you as an agent).

….
5)      My comparison using your site makes ….look like the best (do you agree?). ….We live in Palmdale, CA ? I assume that’s not a problem.

Very happy to have found you!  Finally someone who really knows about HIPAA!!!

6:16 AM 11/20/2009

Hi there Mr. Shorr: 

I have been experiencing a difficult time understanding the different insurance options and policies available to me.  I was doing some research on the internet, and your company came up.

You are the precise type of knowledge that I have been desperately seeking vs. calling a multitude of various 800# numbers.

I am willing to pay a consultation fee in order to meet with you, as I have so many questions.  My request is time sensitive since my Cobra exhausts on November 30, 2009.  Accordingly, I will need to identify different options available to me and get enrolled in a new insurance policy within the next week or so since I do not want to go with any lapse of medical insurance.

It appears that you can help me enroll as well, and I would really appreciate the opportunity to meet with you.

Can you please call me at one of the following phone numbers at your earliest convenience:

…. home

…. cellular

My calendar/schedule is very flexible and I look forward to meeting with you during you first available opening in your calendar.

Sincerely,

Tiffani T

Date: Fri, 13 Nov 2009

Steve,
Thanks again for your help! The documents on your web site were very helpful as well.

-Josh

Wed, 11 Nov 2009

Dear Steve,

Thank you for talking to me today to answer my questions about HIPAA and health insurance coverage after Cobra.  You asked me to fill out a pre underwriting form to see if my husband and I might be eligible for coverage without HIPAA.  …

We have been looking over the information in your website to prepare for insurance coverage once our COBRA expires in case neither of us have a job by that time.

Your website is very informative.  Thank you very much for your help.

Best Regards,

Lucy C

Sun, 25 Oct 2009

Steve,

Thank you for you informative treatment of AB1672.  I am a criminal defense attorney in solo practice who’s COBRA has run out, and due to pre-existing medical conditions (3 spinal surgeries), seem to be uninsurable.  I have given up trying to find a job in order to obtain group health insurance as I am 63, and have been turned down dozens of times due to my age.

I have been told that creation of a PLC would qualify as a small business entitled to group insurance under AB1672.

Would the corp. count as one, and myself as employee, count as two in order to qualify under 1672?

Thanks for any assistance.

A.  K.

Date: Wed, 14 Oct 2009 19:23

Hi Steve,

Congratulations on the depth of information on your website. It is very complete and very up to date. It must be quite an undertaking to stay on top of it. Thanks for making this fantastic resource available. It has been most helpful.

Thanks for your time.

Best Regards,

Bill R.

Date: Tue, 13 Oct 2009 11:53

Hi Steve,

I just recommended your website to two other friends, by the way, because it’s such a wealth of info.  In fact, I told you I would write a quote you could use so here it is.

“Trying to negotiate my way through all the confusing health insurance mumbo jumbo was truly frustrating.  But finding Steve Shorr’s website was like discovering an oasis in a desert of non-information!”

Thanks!
Erica Karlin

Sun, 6 Sep 2009

Steve,

That’s great!  … I will write a letter to UHC to change you to my agent.  You have been much more responsive than UHC and my previous agent.

Have a good holiday weekend,
Dawn

Tue, 01 Sep 2009

Are you licensed in Nevada?  I was impressed by your web site, so I figured I’d give you a shot.

If so, I have some questions about HIPAA coverage. If not, can you recommend a colleague?

Alan L

Date: Wed, 22 Jul 2009

Thanks for following up…. If I have a problem, I will get back to you.

Otherwise, thanks for helping me get the policy without resorting to HIPPA.  With two “declines”, most people would have given up.

Art

 Tue, 14 Jul 2009

Hello Mr. Shorr,

First of all, I just want to thank you for all the resources that are available on your site.

Thanks,
Jennifer

Wed, 1 Jul 2009

Thanks, Steve.

…I’ve really appreciated all of your help in this situation.  …

…  They (my domestic partners family) were also appreciative to hear how helpful the information on your website has been to me during my search for replacement health insurance in California (and making use of the HIPAA guaranteed issue option).

Thank you again.

Betsy

Date: Tue, 5 May 2009 04:49:41 EDT

Steve:

A client of mine improperly deducted life insurance premiums in his S corporation and has recently passed away.  The policy was issued in 2000 and tax returns cannot be amended for the closed years to “fix” the problem.  I did a search to address this issue and you state that the proceeds of the life insurance policy would be taxable if the premiums were deducted.  Do you have a cite for your response to the question?  I have looked high and low and am unable to find any additional information.  I would greatly appreciate your response and state to you that any response from you (right or wrong) will be used sole for discussion purposes and will not be relied upon as tax advise or any type of advice for that matter.

Thanks.

Ted H, CPA
Kansas

Thank you very much for your prompt and detailed response**.  I will call you within the next week to discuss how I can send any referrals to you.  I have a large CPA practice in Kansas City and am very impressed with your professional demeanor.

I will plan to call you Tuesday of next week.

Thanks Again.

**There were more, but we are only posting the main one, so as not to infringe on the Fair Use Doctrine.

Mon, 9 Mar 2009

Hello Steve!

I have been meaning to call you about dental insurance. Do you think you can give us some quotes on some plans? I am interested in life and retirement plans if that is something I can do on my own. The insurance worked out great, thank you so much for your efforts, as of a week ago, Dr. L can hear again!  (Cochlear Implants)

Thank You!!!
C

2/26/2009  08:19 AM

Mr. Shorr,
I’m doing research on using 125 plans for employees who purchase  individual insurance, and found your website very helpful, so I thought I would share the following legal analysis of mine, which  might be helpful to others:
HIPAA_125_Policy_Brief

Mark A. Hall, J.D.
Professor of Law and Public Health
Wake Forest University
Winston-Salem NC 27109-7206
hallma@wfu.edu     336-758-4476
faculty/profile

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Tue, 17 Feb 2009

Hello,
I am using your website…as a source for my HIPAA research paper. … Your site was incredibly helpful to me. Thank you so much. Your information on HIPAA was great!

Sincerely,
Catherine R

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Date: Tue, 03 Feb 2009
Subject: COBRA – Exceptions to Late Enrollment

CANDICE:

WOULD YOU CONTACT STEVE SHORR BY E-MAIL AND SEE IF HE WOULD DO ME THE FAVOR OF RESPONDING TO A QUESTION.

HE IS ONE OF THE MOST KNOWLEDGEABLE AGENTS I KNOW OF.

Jim

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Fri, 23 Jan 2009

Hi Steve-

Thanks for all your help and the great website which made the research much easier for me.

David S.

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Wed, 14 Jan 2009

Hi Steve,
Thanks for your article about Law Maxims, I particularly liked the section on proverbs, I loved the stuff on proverbs, my favorite was “The more someone says and the louder he says it, the less likely his words are worth listening to” I know people like that at work   lol.

I also appreciated the section on Sarbanes-Oxley, we’ve been dealing with that a lot in the last couple of years.

Actually my company recently hired an email service to help with email archiving, ediscovery and that kind of thing. There’s actually a really good page about the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and summaries of other major compliance regulations it’s on Mimosa Systems.com/  Maybe this would be a good addition to your links.

Just thought that since your site helped me so much I thought I’d return the favor. Best of luck with your website!

Take care,
Jen

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 Subject: MEDI GAP INSURANCE QUESTION PLEASE!
Date: Thu, 25 Dec 2008 16:53:08 +0700

Dear Mr. Shorr. . .

I am pleased that I found your website.

Possibly you can be of help to me.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Sincerely,

Ronald S

PS:     I have tried researching this through Social Security website and it is entirely to confusing to understand!    Your site is very much appreciated by many    individuals I am sure!

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Wed, 24 Dec 2008

Steve,

I was looking for some specific Medicare information and found your site on Google.

You have a great site. It is very informative without a lot of meaningless information.

I thought I’d tell you that. I think I am glad you are not in my area. I’d hate to have you as a competitor.

Best regards,

Mark A. Squires.
Principal
Squires. and Associates
Independence MO

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Mon, 22 Dec 2008

Steve,

You’re a bloody genius.  I love the Lane Victory site.
It has every important angle and bit of equipment- important for film clients.
It navigates easily and instantly.  do you have any interest in … becoming a founding board member of the … Museum Association.?

A. L.

Webmaster’s note – we use the same basic informative and navigation format on both sites.

Here is what looks like the best example of filming on the SS Lane Victory. 

Steve is no longer the webmaster of the Lane Victory.  Here is the Internet Archive of his work web.archive.org/

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Subject:  Anexora – PPO Share 1500
Fri, 12 Dec 2008

Steve: Thank you!

 I will look at this in detail but I am pretty sure this is similar to what I printed out last weekend from your fabulous website. When I came across your website, I definitely thought I hit a treasure chest. your site is very resourceful. … Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! Renee B 🙂

Brochure
anthem.com/
I printed it out
MHP Page

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Wed, 10 Dec 2008

Hello again,…I love your  web design very little visual clutter.

Carole

San Pedro Elks Club Citation for Excellence in Web Design

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At 11:21 AM 7/18/2008, you wrote:
Hello-
Great website! A lot of good information.

Maurine B

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Fri, 25 Apr 2008

Steve,

Thank you so much for all the advice and help you have given me. I had been so concerned since the day I started my COBRA coverage as to how difficult it would be to get HIPAA individual health insurance once my COBRA benefits had ended. Thanks to you, this mission has now been accomplished! I truly appreciate that you answered every question I had in an amazingly timely manner, and that you have created a website that contains so much great information.

Sincerely,

Linda

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Thu, 20 Mar 2008
Steve……We can’t thank you enough for all your efforts. I have my new medical card and they said I should receive a packet of information in a few days. Looks like everything for B… is processed as well. Again, B… and I thank you for your help, I will try to stay healthy and fly under the radar so that we don’t have to do this again. All the best………B.. and J…

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Sun, 2 Mar 2008

Hi Steve,

Thanks so much for your responsiveness and the information you have provided. You stand out above all other people I have talked with over the years both in terms of your knowledge and your high level of customer service. I will use you for my insurance needs and will recommend you to anyone I know needing these services.

Thanks for your suggestion on HSA’s. I did quite a bit of research yesterday on HSA’s, and now believe I know at least enough to be dangerous. Based upon what I have learned, it does appear that an HSA would be my best choice, as I am generally healthy, historically have had very little utilization over the years, and am financially suited for this type of plan….

Any input you can provide to the above would be greatly appreciated and would greatly assist with the final decision. I would like to start the application tomorrow.

Thanks again for all of your help.

Ken

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17 Jan 2008

Amazing. I must have done something nice to someone to have a complete stranger be so very helpful.

I appreciate your time and energy very much. Have a wonderful weekend.

Best,

Sarah

Subject: Section 125 POP plans.

***I’ll post the research on the 125 page – as I develop it.

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10/28/2007

…You deserve every success, Steve. You always struck me as a sincere ,caring and dedicated person. …


June

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Thu, 11 Oct 2007

Thanks Kelley!

You have been great!  I sincerely appreciate all your help and high level of communication during the application process.

Have a great day!

Joe

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Tue, 21 Aug 2007

Hi Steve,

You are really a mensch.

Thank you so much!

Mary Jo

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Tue, 7 Aug 2007

Hi Steve:  Thanks for note.  …  All going good here, Roger sure appreciates his insurance and pension, thanks again for your help.  Roger and J…

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Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2007

Thanks soooooooh much.  You are always my hero.

xxoxox

Lori

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 Fri, 20 Jul 2007

Hi Steve,

Thanks for your email.  You have been on my mind.  I just wanted to say how grateful I am for your help in guiding me to get my Mom on the Freedom Blue plan.

The administrator of the assisted living place (where Mom lives), Seth B. and I got on the phone together with Blue Cross back in May and were told my Mom was covered for the services of home health that my Mom needs.  Seth apologized to me for having doubted her coverage.

Have a great day.

Mary Jo

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 Mon, 2 Jul 2007

Thanks for staying on top of this
You. Are great
We will recommend you to our friends

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Mon, 18 Jun 2007

Thank you for the follow-up.  Your customer service ethic is why I went to you first in seeking additional insurance.

Sincerely,

Ralph

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Steve,
I like the answers and the links to your content rich web site. Too bad the others that always want to post links to their websites don’t have the depth of information in them. It is a real public service! (Leviticus 19:9)
Mark

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 Thu, 10 May 2007
Subject: Re: Does Cal COBRA cover dental only?

Steve,

Thank you very much for looking this up for me.  This will be a big help to me.

Sincerely,

Virginia

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Hi Steve,

… You were excellent as usual. …

Thanks for everything.

Stacie J

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Hi Steve,

Were doing great with the insurance. I always liked Blue Cross, and you set the details perfectly.

Eva

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I just received a check from the endoscopy center for the $500 I had previously paid.

thanks.

Lori

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Steve,

just wanted to let you know that the we received the documentation from BCC( Blue Cross): insurance cards, instructions, and all kinds of info.

Once again, thank you for making the process so easy (and fast).

Eva

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03:39 PM 10/20/2005,

Hooray! I want to thank you, Steve, for all your help through this COBRA/HIPAA Issue.

You fought for me the whole way.

John

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Dear Steve,

Thank you for the information on your website about UICI.… Mega & Midwest…. You saved me a lot of money and trouble.

Thank you

Cathy

Palatine, IL

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Hi Steve, pretty cool website….

…. For the past few years I have continued to carry my own insurance while I was teaching at the college. They too offer a plan but I wanted to wait to see what would happen with my employment.  I now have tenure and my cancer is more than 5 years in the past.  So what I am thinking is opting to take the Prudent Buyer Plan offered through the college. Open Enrollment is only until June 17 so I need to decide pretty soon so that I don’t have to pay double.

I continued to carry the other policy because it was so good and I couldn’t ever get that $1000 deductible again. And the coverage was so great with all of my cancer treatments. But I think that this program offers the same coverage and that is what I want to know from you….. Please let me know your advice. Thank you Steve

Diane

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Dear Steve,

Thank you for all your help. I also contacted the Department of Labor in Washington (by e-mail last night) and they called me back this morning. I AM entitled to coverage (COBRA) without my spouse — the company does not have the legal right to say no.

I was advised how to go about informing the company once the time came to enroll and the gentleman I spoke with gave me his name and direct number should I need additional assistance. Phew! He pretty much is saying what you’ve provided, quote the law — send them a highlighted copy showing they must cover me.

So now that I know that, the next step is to see if my husband will be able to enroll with Blue Cross through the company’s new plan in May, or if we need to buy independent coverage. But there is time for that.

Thank you VERY MUCH for your help. As you can see, I was quite concerned about this, especially after getting the letter from the company denying me independent coverage. It’s amazing how such a huge company (redacted – privacy), a company that must go through this often (they are in the process of laying of thousands yet again) doesn’t even have someone in the benefits department who knows what’s going on.

If we do need individual insurance, I will be in touch.

I appreciate your replying so promptly to me e-mails. I’m surprised how stressful this can be!

Barbara

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Thanks Steve for your answers. I am glad I came across your website and have all my doubts cleared. Am happy that I need not worry any more since I know I would definitely be covered.

Thanks and Regards,
M

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Hi Steve,


Thanks so much for your help and recommendation. I didn’t want to bother you again but after getting this last note threatening to take the money out of my Income Tax Refund, I was very upset.  I have spent this evening crying as this has brought back a lot of memories.  The fact that it is also happening around the holidays has made it very difficult for me.  Again I thank you for helping me out once again.  It’s nice to know there are still good people in this world.

Take care and I wish you very Happy Holidays.

R

Steve,

 

Thank you for your help. My nephew was able to have his tooth fixed this morning. J

 

Leah

 


Sent: Monday, November 15, 2004 8:02 AM
To: Leah
Subject: Medi-Cal – Dental Providers

 

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Insurer Info:

Universal Care, Now a Personal plan (HIPAA) Myinitial consultation with Dr.LaMar was approved in 5 days. My surgerywas approved in 2 weeks. (I couldn’t believe the promptness of either one.) After Iwas approved for surgery, the small family business where I worked (my ins. was through) closed. Universal accepted me on an Individual Plan (at doubleprem., (HIPAA) but that’s ok for now) so that my surgery date wouldremain the same. I’m sure 50% of the credit for the smooth handling goes to my primary physician, Dr. Joel Holtz and the other 50% goes to our “Ins. man”, SteveShorr.

Obesity Help.com

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Dear Mr. Shorr,

Thanks for your help. ….

Anyway, you are a doll for helping.

Regards,
Ann

 

3 comments on “Testimonials

  1. I appreciate your wealth of knowledge and working through all of this. I will refer you to any of my clients that ask.

    Best

    Paul

  2. We are greatly appreciate all your help. May God bless you and your family. I don’t know what I will do with out your help.

    I don’t know if you remember in Novermber 2012 that you are one of the reason I am still here on earth. When I found out that I have cancer 2012 you help us get me an insurance right away. I was diagnosed stage 2 colon cancer. If you did not helped us back then my husband will be alone right now. The doctors start the treatment of my cancer on time, just before it spread in my body. I am still fighting for my life every year. My doctor told me that it will take 5 years before they can declare that I am a cancer survivor. I need this insurance to stay alive for my husband, son and new grandson.

    Thank you so much.

    Sincerely,
    Emilia S

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