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About our Insurance Agency

We put together a quick video telling the world a little bit about why we started, what we do and why we do it. Enjoy and share with your friends. Thanks

All About Annuities

All About Annuities!

I really wanted to do a blog post about Annuities! In this Economic environment, you really can’t earn a decent return using CD’s. Okay, if you want 1%, that is fine, but with the inflation rate around 3%, you are going backwards. Annuities right now are giving 2 to 3 times that with simple Fixed Annuities. There are many carriers out there offering a variety of products like Fixed Annuities, but their rates are not that much above what you can get for a long term CD. The key is looking for the right Carrier.  The best thing or concept I love about Annuities is that you will and can earn Interest on the Interest you already earned. So that is compounding in its most simple form. If you have some savings, a underperforming 401K, or you are just looking to start a rock solid Retirement Plan. I strongly suggest looking into Fixed Annuities as part of your Retirement portfolio.   Remember that some Annuities will offer Withdrawal options, some at 5% and some at 10%, these are penalty free. Heck some carriers are offering Premium bonuses just to get one started. Also another important thing to remember that just like any other Insurance product, read everything and make sure you understand it. That is where Comrade Financial Group can help. No Pressure, just information.

Jack Fleming – Insurance Broker


Comrade Financial Group

It was time to do a blog posting about my Insurance Agency. Some people have asked me why “Comrade”. Most people don’t understand what Comrade actually means. It means “Friend” or “Ally” and of course over the years there have been many meanings to many words. Coming from a Combat Veteran of the 82nd Airborne Division, it is better to be a friend of Jack, than not. I started this Agency with a passion for helping people with their money.

Over the years and in my own life, saving money and getting the best deal I could was a primary concern. I meet people everyday, some I can help and some I can’t, but I have given my best effort in helping them make their lives better. There is no
secret about Insurance, Its there and will be there long after I am gone. But there are masses that still don’t understand it. They just know that if they pay they will be covered. As a Insurance Broker, there is the innate ability to pick and choose what product best fits the needs of the client. I am not Superman, just a dedicated professional with a tireless passion.

If you have found this blog post, we have just had a chance encounter to help make someone’s life a little better. Thank you all for your continued support and word of mouth advertising. It is greatly appreciated. Thank You!

Single-Payer Health Care

Vermont Becomes First State to Pass Single-Payer Health Care – National – The Atlantic Wire

Great article about what Vermont is doing to help its
citizens have Affordable Health Care and help start a
National trend. There are many many programs that are
out there for review and each plan works differently so
the big question is, Will it work? We will follow these
developments and report in the future about Vermont’s
legislation. When I was in the Military and went to other
countries, you could actually walk into a Pharmacy and
tell your symptoms and walk out with medicine. The
whole population paid what equals to 10% of their annual
income for Healthcare. It didn’t really matter whether you
were rich or poor, you had Healthcare that was available
to you. Of course, that country was not populated with
the Worlds highest Obese population. Also most of the
citizens did eat healthy and were happy. I am really
concerned about the future of Healthcare in the US due
to the big Corporations taking over Hospitals and on
the other hand, Insurance Companies. There is still
instances of the term Medical Bankruptcy that is always
out there and some of us know people this has happened
to, so please folks, Get Healthcare and take care of
yourself. By the way, I also like Maple Syrup!!

Jack Fleming Ins. Broker

Insurance and The Internet

Insurance and The Internet

We all have had changes in the way we purchase
Services over the years. I came up old school were
you had to drive to an Insurance Office, wait your
turn and then speak to an Agent about what you
actually needed. You were provided some quotes
and you were glued to your chair and sometimes
were too shy to ask for a discount. Well, times
have changed and there is a world of information
out there on the Internet all about every single type
of Insurance you could ever need.
It is almost Information overload. Luckily for most
people they have an Agent that helps them, but trends
are changing and more and more Insurance is
being purchased over the Internet without even
speaking to an Agent. That is okay for the most
part but to really understand what you are
actually purchasing, it really comes down to
you and how educated you are. So read, surf,
ask questions in forums and talk to your parents,
but beware if your mom or dad still have a VCR
then you might want to act like your listening and
then do your own thing. We all need Insurance,
and we all feel relieved knowing we are covered
when Life throws us a curve ball. Hopefully not
to many.

Jack Fleming Insurance Broker

Individual vs. Group Health Plans

                  Individual vs. Group Health Plans

There are first some basic fundamentals about insurance.
The first one is that Insurance is by definition the method
of reduction of risk by spreading the risk to many people.
There is a law of large numbers that is applicable for any
Insurance to work. The Insurance companies use mortality
tables and actuaries keep detailed data on Health trends as
well as Life expectancy. So therefore If you are one person
looking for specific type of Insurance, then you might have
a very high premium. However if you are just like or very
similar to a large group of people seeking Insurance for
a common thing like Life Insurance, then your premiums
will be lower. Health Insurance is based mostly on Family
history and risks that are known, either by you answering
a question on the application, or from past Dr. visits and
past medical history. So if 7 people from your family have
all passed away from Heart Disease, then expect your
premiums to be higher. The most important thing with
any Insurance policy is to have a great agent. You can find
one at Comrade Financial Group. Then once you get a
policy, read, read, read and then ask plenty of questions.
Just remember that no question is a stupid questions. It’s
your Life, It’s your Health so step up and educate yourself.
Thanks again for supporting my agency and my blog and I
will be happy to answer any questions that come my way.
Jack Fleming Ins. Broker