Green Leaf Travels to Louisville, KY
By: Amanda Mulder, Director of Sales & Marketing
This past June, Michelle Lenz, Christopher Mulder and I, traveled to Louisville, Kentucky to give two presentations at the Reunion Friendly Network Educational Summit. Before the conference even started, we noticed the locals wanting to help us with our pronunciation of their city name. We were originally pronouncing the city “Loo-ee-ville,” but most of the locals were giving us fun-filled lessons on how to say it more like “Loo-uh-vuhl.” (And if you are wondering, pronouncing the city “Lewis-ville” is an extreme no-no!). I don’t think we ever quite perfected the pronunciation, but we all had many laughs while trying!
Why We Were Speaking at the Reunion Friendly Network Summit
Green Leaf Financial & Insurance Services, Inc. recently partnered with the Reunion Friendly Network in order to provide insurance advice and policies to their members and affiliates. RFN is an organization that aims to provide education, travel/tourism connections, and support to military reunion meeting and event planners all across the United States. Green Leaf is honored and thrilled to be working so closely with military veterans, volunteers, and planners. The opportunity to meet and thank those who have served in the military in person and provide some insurance insight was a no-brainer for us.
What Did We Speak About?
Our first presentation at the conference was on Event Insurance. We know that meeting and event planners organize and coordinate many details for events to take place and happen smoothly. The one detail that planners easily forget is making sure that they are financially protected against lawsuits, property damage to the rented premise(s), bodily injury or death to attendees/vendors/spectators, claims arising from alcohol related events, and so much more. A common event insurance policy can cost as little as $175 and can take as little as 10 minutes for approval. We relayed the importance of looking into these liability policies and provided some real-life claim examples during our stage time. The presentation turned into an eye-opening discussion for many of the attendees as they realized they are vulnerable as the meeting and event planner, but that they could easily protect themselves in an affordable way.
Our second presentation was on why military veterans, even if receiving benefits from the VA, should be informed about Medicare options and potential late-enrollment penalties. This topic is becoming increasingly important as VA benefits and funds from the Government continue to change. The VA and Medicare programs are two separate entities, and both can be utilized, so being aware of these options prior to turning 65 can help veterans make an informed decision for their current and future healthcare options they may need and want. Many of the attendees were not aware of late-enrollment penalties and wish they had sought out this information prior to turning 65.
Leaving the “Home of the Kentucky Derby” for Home
After we said our goodbyes to wonderful conference connections and military veterans, we visited some local landmarks, and then embarked on our journey home. Since returning home, we are pleased to announce that we have already assisted some of our recent connections with Event Insurance and Medicare Supplement policies and hope to be a continued resource for the Reunion Friendly Network. Until next time, “Loo-uh-vuhl.”