Having very recently watched both of my grandmothers and my father-in-law's health decline to where they all required caregiving at the end of their lives, my husband and I both realized it was time to prepare, as best we could, for our own future health care needs. Melissa Barnickel was tireless, and always helpful and cheerful, in answering our seemingly never ending questions to select a LTC program for us. We are very grateful for her vast knowledge of the business and for her incredible insights. We now feel very well prepared to face that last chapter in lives. Mrs. P. S.
My wife and I were very impressed with Melissa Barnickel when, in 2010, we decided to survey the long term care market. After asking us several questions, she sent us information to review as well as a number of proposals to consider from companies that she felt were leaders in the industry. One example of a study that she supplied stands out to us—it was the average facility costs to be a resident in the geographic areas that interested us. The premium quotes for the coverage available, along with applicable discounts when both spouses are insured, combined with the costs of facilities provided a complete picture so that we could intelligently make a decision on our next step---the application for a policy with designated personal preferences. Melissa simplified that process for us as well by answering questions and electronically sending us everything we needed. Her terrific follow up and patience was exemplary. We have recommended Melissa to friends and family without hesitation. - Mr. & Mrs. B.P.
I have known Melissa Barnickel for ten years and early on saw the depth of her knowledge on Long Term Care Insurance. This set her apart from others who I met that handled insurance including long term care insurance. When I introduced her to my husband, he was very impressed, particularly important since he was not immediately enthusiastic about this decision. We now know that it was an excellent move for our financial well-being. Our attorney and financial advisor both know her and have the same high regard for Melissa.
Last year when we retired, we had read much about health insurance and supplemental insurance. She spent a great deal of time going through it with both of us, providing all the options for us to make the right decisions. Retiring was wonderful, however, there were so many unanswered questions and financial concerns that arose. She was of great help to us both. I would recommend her to anyone and know others who would do the same. - Mr. & Mrs. T. R.