Gilston Insurance: 60 Years and Counting

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When David M. Gilston began selling insurance in Charleston in 1962, he had no official name, no clients, no office and no standard hours – and he made calls door-to-door any time day or night. He did, however, have an idea to build his efforts into a name people would trust. That idea soon became … Read more

Find Clarity and Confidence While Navigating Health Insurance

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Annual enrollment for health insurance can be confusing. Working with – as well as understanding – what kind of coverage you are paying for while trying to keep up with policy changes and costs can seem impossible. “There are annual changes to medical insurance plans,” said Ann Miller, president and founder of HealthCare Solution Benefits. … Read more

Step Out of the Dark and Understand Insurance Options

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Founded in 2005 by Guy Furay, The Insurance Source is so dedicated to streamlining the health insurance buying process that it trademarked the tagline “we make health insurance easier” and built a website that makes shopping for insurance as simple as booking a flight. “Between government bureaucracy and massive insurance companies, said Furay, “most Americans … Read more

Health Insurance Help and Surprises

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Jeff McLean, an insurance agent with HealthMarkets in Mount Pleasant, recently worked with a local family of three who were surprised to learn that they qualified for financial assistance to buy a new health insurance plan. He helped them navigate their options by using, the website set up to enroll individuals through the Affordable … Read more

The Medicare Maze

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The Medicare program is the answer to your prayers, an opportunity to sit back and relax and let the federal government take care of all your medical and pharmaceutical needs, at a cost far less than what you’ve been paying for most of your life. Once you reach the age of 65, you’ll never have … Read more