By: Value News | Category: Special Interest | Issue: October 2006
Angela Ritchie personally invites all small business owners to attend a free seminar that can save them money on health insurance premiums.
If you are a small-business owner who employees fifty workers or less, Angela Ritchie of Creative Insurance Solutions, LLC can save you sixty-percent on your health insurance premiums. That’s right, sixty-percent!
“I want to say, ‘Hey Mr. Business Owner, you’ve heard of O-EPIC (The Oklahoma Employer/Employee Partnership for Insurance Coverage), and now it’s available to you!’” says Angela, founder and accredited agent of Creative Insurance Solutions, LLC. To get the word out, Angela is hosting a free seminar on Thursday, October 12th in Owasso.
Many small business owners already have health insurance policies for employees, but most have not learned how to have the majority of their premiums paid for them.
You may think that this sounds too good to be true, but it isn’t. The O-EPIC program is partnered by individuals, small businesses, the insurance industry, and the state government to bring insurance coverage to Oklahomans.
“O-EPIC is a great fit for restaurants, daycares, and non-profit organizations,” Angela states, naming a few of the many types of small businesses that can benefit. “The program will assist anyone from as few as one employee to fifty. The state of Oklahoma did some research and realized there where a lot of Oklahomans that didn’t have any health coverage whatsoever. O-EPIC takes the burden off business owners and allows employees to obtain group health insurance.”
Angela shops the market for small business owners to find the best coverage that fits their needs. She assists in filling out forms, notarizes them, and signs up all employees, all at no cost!
Currently Angela works with top national insurance companies that include Community Care, United Health Care, Principal Financial Group, Blue Cross & Blue Shield, Starmark, and Coventry Health Care.
“A small-business owner may already be using a national carrier, but they have the opportunity to save even more through this program,” Angela explains.
As an OU graduate with a strong corporate background, Angela wanted to work for herself and chose the insurance industry. She is one of only 24 O-EPIC qualified agents in the state and the only agent in the Owasso/Claremore area. Creative Insurance Solutions focuses on helping Oklahomans acquire health insurance.
Angela is proud to offer quality personal service to all of her clients. “My personal goal when I sign a client is to make them feel that I’m their advocate and always in their corner.”
With a small business of her own, Angela can appreciate the hard work other small-business owners face. “I know exactly what they’re going through,” she says.
The O-EPIC program is two-fold. It offers the business owner the opportunity to take advantage of the money savings, and gives them the opportunity to offer a health plan to employees. She also knows that employers can offer a more desirable package to potential employees by including quality insurance benefits.
Since June 1st, Angela has enrolled twenty businesses with satisfied results. “Before, they didn’t have insurance coverage and now they do.”
Angela’s free seminar will be held on Thursday, October 12th, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. at her Creative Insurance Solutions office in Owasso – 10310 E. 138th E Avenue. Reservations are not required, but are appreciated.
Come to the seminar to learn how you can save your small business money.