The purpose of our member highlights is to shine a spotlight on outstanding individuals who form part of a groundbreaking network as members of the San Antonio Free Market Medical Association. For our September issue, Shankx Web Development chose to sit down and chat with Insurance Broker, Harlon Pickett.
Joining the FMMA
Harlon believes that health insurance is protection for everyone, and he works personally with his clients in Texas and all over the United States. He develops relationships to identify their unique needs and budget.
As his clients come back during different life stages, which might include changing careers, having a baby, retiring, switching to Medicare, or even traveling, he reassesses their needs and offers a variety of quality and suitable options that will continue to help save them money.
One of the biggest cost savers comes from healthcare operating under a free and open market.
Harlon wants to offer more solutions that people can really use and provide the best benefits at the most affordable cost.
Harlon, you have a different approach to healthcare. What would you say your mission is?
I really want people to be happy with what they have. I want people to have a joyful experience during the process of getting coverage for themselves and their employees and dependents. I want them to have peace of mind. Sadly, this is not the experience that many Americans have when dealing with their healthcare. I joined the FMMA to represent brokers that are keeping Americans from falling into financial ruin through connecting them directly to sellers of health care where insurance is just not enough.
What are the most common problems that people run into when hunting for insurance?
Many people struggle to find affordable health insurance that meets their needs and their budget. It’s not hard to find affordable insurance, but is it what you need? Even after they find insurance, most people have trouble understanding their options. A lot of customers end up making uninformed decisions.
What problems do you solve?
I help people understand the complexities and constant changes in health insurance, Medicare, and related programs through my experience in the health insurance industry for over 13 years. I have been a licensed and trained insurance agent with experience working with individuals, families, and small businesses, and I’ve been doing it since 2007!
Where do you get involved in the community?
I’m involved in the Texas Tri-County Chamber of Commerce, Texas Tri-County Chamber of Commerce Toastmasters International, Federal Employee Service Association (FESA), America’s Health Insurance Providers (AHIP), and many networking groups across the city. I love to meet people!
About the Free Market Medical Association
Organized in 2019, Roger Moczygemba, MD and Shankar Poncelet came together with other thought leaders in the community with the goal to lower the cost of healthcare in San Antonio through price transparency, reference-based pricing, and local connection.
The San Antonio FMMA stands on the three pillars on which the national FMMA was founded by Jay Kempton and Dr. Keith Smith in 2014:
1. Price is not a product.
2. Value is mutually determined and requires transparent pricing and quality.
3. Cash is king, the equality of price is critical.
The FMMA connects buyers and sellers of healthcare, educating and motivates them to work together based upon a mutually beneficial relationship built on these pillars. Visit SanAntonioFMMA.org or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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