Navigation Links
Long Term Care Insurance Leader Goes Green, Targeting a Million Gallons of Gasoline Saved Per Year

If Applied by All of America's Insurance Agents, their Approach Could Save

Hundreds of Millions of Gallons

KIRKLAND, Wash., May 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Going green can add green to the bottom line. That's the experience of LTC Financial Partners LLC (known in the industry as LTCFP), one of the nation's most experienced long term care insurance agencies. As a result of pro-environment steps now being taken, the organization plans to double or even triple the productivity of its agents within two to four years -- this on top of huge savings in gasoline.

*(PHOTO 72dpi:

*(Photo Caption: Tod Warner, Partner of LTC Financial.)

LTCFP is cutting down on gasoline usage not just through fuel efficiency but by eliminating many auto trips entirely. Agents are beginning to meet with clients virtually -- by Internet and phone -- rather than in private homes. For example, Tod Warner of Vermont -- a sales leader, Partner, and Board Member of LTCFP -- says he's been saving 50 gallons of gas a week since shifting to virtual in February. He's not only saving money (while reducing pollution); he's also broadening his clientele and building his business. "I'm seeing twice as many people and driving half as many miles," he says.

Curt Horowitz, an LTCFP Partner in Washington (the "Evergreen State"), has been operating in 100% virtual mode for about two years. Other LTCFP agents are following suit, and already about 18% of LTCFP's business is done by phone, according to Irena Davison, LTCFP's manager of TeleSales Support. She expects the phone/Internet proportion to rise to 25% by the end of the year and to 50%-plus by the end of 2009.

The projected gasoline savings are substantial. If the average LTCFP agent ends up using 50 fewer gallons per week, the total savings would be over 1,000,000 gallons per year for the organization's 480-plus agents. If other insurance agents follow LTCFP's lead, the savings could mount to hundreds of millions of gallons for the nation's 300,000 agents. Then there are other travel-heavy occupations, such as real estate and all types of outside sales, that could benefit from the approach for at least part of their activities. As for the rest of us, telecommuting options abound.

LTCFP's agents are also delighted because they can expand their geographic horizons. "This approach allows us to reach people who were not reachable before, because they were beyond driving range," says Warner. "Now we can easily serve people in any state where we hold a license."

LTCFP offers several support mechanisms to help its agents forego the auto:

* Web screen-sharing and virtual meeting technology,

* An online system for comparing alternative policies from selected


* Telephone-interview training,

* Personal websites that supply facts and electronic documents, and

* Videos that introduce the agents to consumers and businesses.

Another green benefit, beyond gasoline saving, is paperwork reduction. Much of the printed information required for an in-person meeting can now be eliminated. For example, policy comparisons may be viewed on synchronized PCs with no need for printouts. Also, electronic versions of booklets, brochures, and fact sheets can be distributed online or by email, rendering traditional printing and binding unnecessary. Even insurance application forms, still requiring paper, are being reduced in number. "I no longer order hundreds of application forms, only to toss them out when they become obsolete," says Warner. "I now print out individual copies, one at a time, as needed." Once insurance carriers deploy electronic forms that are digitally signable, the process will become even more efficient and environment-friendly.

LTCFP is reducing its green footprint in many other ways as well, spearheaded by Crystal Gilbert, Marketing Resources Assistant. Every week she puts out a new "Go Green Tip" in the agency's newsletter. The tips are useful for planet-friendly, money- and time-saving steps at home as well as in the office. "We have a recycling bin at each staff-member's desk," says Gilbert. "Our people really like working with a green organization. They feel good about making the world a better place, and they like the practical benefits too. They call me saying 'my electric bills are smaller' or 'I'm saving so much on gas.'"

Information about LTCFP and its 480-plus agents is available at

This release was issued on behalf of the above organization by Send2Press(R), a unit of Neotrope(R).

SOURCE LTC Financial Partners
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Patients with Medicaid and those lacking insurance have higher risk of advanced laryngeal cancer
2. Insurance Impacts Laryngeal Cancer Detection
3. Record Number of Americans Lack Health Insurance
4. National Association of Subrogation Professionals (NASP), the Largest Insurance Subrogation Association in the World - Announced Today that Leslie Wiernik has Joined the Organization as Director of Education
5. CIGNA Group Insurance Shows Consumers Theres More to Life Through a New Consumer Education Toolkit
6. Launches Video Contest for Young Directors
7. Dr. Allen Woolf Appointed Chief Medical Officer For CIGNA Group Insurance
8. International Gateway Insurance Brokers Partners With MEDILINQ
9. New AHIP Report Takes a Ten Year Look at the Unintended Consequences of State Efforts to Change the Insurance Market
10. ComPsych(R) Corp. Announces Health at Work(SM) Award Winners: Sprint, Erie Insurance, City of Naperville and Green Hills Public Library
11. Health Insurance Industry Contributions to Politicians Block Regulation, Affordability in Health Care Debate, Says FTCR
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... November 25, 2015 , ... For the first time, Vitalalert ... Organizations, One Beat ” campaign. The partnership between the two groups began in 2014 ... MAP International’s cause. , MAP International was founded in 1954 and is an international ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... ... On November 25, 2015, officials of Narconon Arrowhead , the drug rehabilitation ... new cutting edge recovery program that has been 50 years in the making. ... with the purpose to free addicts from the symptoms and negative behaviors of addiction. ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... ... Smiles by Stevens is pleased to announce the addition of Botox® for ... aware of the benefits of Botox® in the treatment of moderate facial wrinkling, few ... and pain as a result of Jaw Tension, TMJ (temporo-mandibular joint) disorder, and Bruxism ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... November 25, 2015 , ... In an ongoing Clinical Study conducted by an ... IL, UV Angel is evaluating the efficacy of its product and its disinfection protocol. ... 30 beds) from May 2014 through October 2015 at a 360-bed, acute-care, academic medical ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... Spring, Md (PRWEB) , ... November 25, 2015 ... ... Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) announces the nation’s Periwinkle Pioneers, individuals and groups responsible ... history of this disease. The Periwinkle Pioneers, nominated by the public, will receive ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/25/2015)... 2015 Kitov Pharma ceuticals ... a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of therapeutic ... today announced the closing of its previously announced underwritten ... ), each representing 20 ordinary shares of the Company, ... ADSs and warrants were issued in a fixed combination ...
(Date:11/25/2015)...  Today AVACEN Medical announced the issue of United States patent No. ... ". This patent shields the company,s AVACEN 100 dry heat therapy medical device and specific methods ... Photo - ... ... ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... , Nov. 25, 2015 USP 800 ... drug preparations (e.g. pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, nurses, physicians, ... technicians). The chapter also covers all entities which ... pharmacies, hospitals, other healthcare institutions, patient treatment clinics, ... --> --> What is ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: