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First Family Insurance is Now Hiring in SW Florida

August 8, 2018 Posted by health insurance, news, press release 0 thoughts on “First Family Insurance is Now Hiring in SW Florida”


First Family Insurance, a local INC 5000 company with over 200 employees in 4 different states, is looking to hire 50 new employees in our corporate headquarters, located in Fort Myers on Tuesday, August 14th at 5:30pm.

After a very up and down market for the past 6 years, recent law changes have opened up more opportunities and we are in the best time to be in the insurance business! As of October 1st, we will have a slew of new plans to sell to clients, and we need employees to handle them.

Positions available range from administrative staff to enrollment agents and customer service representatives. Must have a high school diploma or GED and clean background. We hire and train new agents after passing the state exam. The starting pay is $15 an hour, all the way up to $30 depending on position and performance.

To learn more and apply, you must attend their upcoming job fair, this Tuesday August 14th at 5:30pm at our corporate office located at 7800 University Pointe Dr in Fort Myers.

President Trump’s Order on Health Insurance Approved

August 2, 2018 Posted by health insurance, news 0 thoughts on “President Trump’s Order on Health Insurance Approved”

“The affordable care act did not live up to its promise to America,” says Tyler McClosky, Chief Operating Officer for First Family Insurance. “But now, for the first time in years, American’s will finally have the choice and options for better individual Health Insurance coverage. This is a huge win for Americans and our industry!” 


Trump Administration Delivers on Promise of More Affordable Health Insurance Options.  HHS final rule on short-term, limited-duration insurance brings more flexibility and choices to consumers.  On Wednesday, the departments of Health and Human Services, Labor and the Treasury issued a final rule to help Americans struggling to afford health coverage find new, more affordable options. The rule allows for the sale and renewal of short-term, limited-duration plans that cover longer periods than the previous maximum period of less than three months. This action will help increase choices for Americans faced with escalating premiums and dwindling options in the individual insurance market.


Before President Obama left office, he and his administration took a hard stance on all plans that were not part of ‘Obamacare’  For millions of American’s who relied on Short-Term Major Medical plans that lasted for an entire year, his order made these plan only available for a maximum of 90 days.  This left millions of more Americans uninsured and sent other plans premiums much higher.


Short-term, limited-duration insurance, which is not required to comply with federal market requirements governing individual health insurance coverage, can provide coverage for people transitioning between different coverage options, such as an individual who is between jobs, or a student taking time off from school, as well as for middle-class families without access to subsidized ACA plans. Access to these plans has become increasingly important as premiums have escalated for individual market plans, and affordable choices for individuals and families have dwindled.


The average monthly premium for an individual in the fourth quarter of 2016 for a short-term, limited-duration policy was approximately $124, compared with $393 for an unsubsidized individual market plan. – source HHS

First Family Insurance to Hold Agent Open House at New Office

May 29, 2018 Posted by press release 0 thoughts on “First Family Insurance to Hold Agent Open House at New Office”

May 29th, 2018 – Dallas, TX: First Family Insurance, Inc., will be holding an agent open house event at their new office in Dallas, Texas. The event, located in the Plaza of the Americas building, will feature speakers from insurance carriers, as well as the COO of First Family Insurance, Tyler McClosky. (more…)

First Family Insurance Donation to Eliminate $1,000,000 of Medical Debt

May 16, 2018 Posted by news, press release 0 thoughts on “First Family Insurance Donation to Eliminate $1,000,000 of Medical Debt”

May 16th, 2018 – Fort Myers, FL: First Family Insurance, Inc., today announced a sizable donation will be made to RIP Medical Debt, a charity that locates, buys, and forgives medical debt in the USA.  The donation is slated to address the medical debt accumulated by veterans and young families.

“First Family Insurance firmly believes that your family comes first. We know the struggles families deal with to make ends meet, and the terrible toll medical debt can take on a families financials.” said Tyler McClosky, Chief Operations Officer for First Family Insurance.  “With this donation, we’re hoping to make life a bit easier for these people, and hopefully, they’re properly covered to protect themselves from any future issues.”

Outstanding medical debt often is bundled into portfolios for sale on the secondary debt market (similar to mortgages). Using sophisticated data analytics, RIP can search medical debt portfolios to pinpoint those bundles most in need of relief. RIP then negotiates to purchase that debt at significantly reduced rates – just pennies on the dollar.

First Family Insurance is just one of a growing number organizations making sizable donations to aid in this worthy cause.  News organizations around the nation, including WINK News in Fort Myers, are leading the charge to bring this cause to the masses.  Celebrities, like John Oliver (host of Last Week Tonight on HBO), forgave just under $15,000,000 of debt.

“The long lasting impact this donation will make is immeasurable, and almost surreal.” says Tyler McClosky.  “It’s amazing to see our staff from around the nation are getting involved to help.  It embodies our core values as a company and makes you proud to be part of it.  RIP Medical Debt is restoring life across the nation, and we’re proud to say we helped.”

Interested parties looking to make a donation to RIP Medical Debt are encouraged to visit their website,

Medicaid Coverage for Mental Health

May 7, 2018 Posted by medicare 0 thoughts on “Medicaid Coverage for Mental Health”

Approximately 29% of people who receive health insurance coverage through the Medicaid expansion either have a mental disorder (e.g. schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, clinical depression, anxiety) or a substance use disorder (SUD) such as alcoholism or opioid addiction, or both. As mentioned in our blog post “Mental Health Insurance,” 1 in 5 Adults have a mental health condition. With the concern for mental health becoming increasingly important, how does Medicaid, the nations largest insurer, support those suffering with mental illness as well as the growing prevalence of Americans with mental health problems?  (more…)

Mental Health Insurance

May 2, 2018 Posted by health insurance 1 thought on “Mental Health Insurance”

Since 1949, Americans have observed May as Mental Health Awareness Month. Mental health can be an uncomfortable topic of discussion, not only for those suffering with mental illness, but for those closest to them as well. After all, no one wants to be labeled as “crazy” or have that stigma often associated with mental illness. However, mental health problems are a daily concern for millions of Americans. In fact, Mental Health America reports that 1 in 5 Adults have a mental health condition – that’s over 40 million Americans. (more…)

When you hit 35 years in the health insurance industry

April 24, 2018 Posted by health insurance 0 thoughts on “When you hit 35 years in the health insurance industry”

There’s a disconnect between many online companies/their staff and the public.  Companies seem almost robotic, two dimensional, and cold (we’ve all experienced the automated responses, no returned phone call, or what most of us hate the most – email-only support.  For the sake of transparency, we want to shatter that barrier and give you an inside look at the people that fuel the drive behind First Family Insurance and the disruption we’re causing in the individual and group health insurance space. (more…)

First Family Insurance Expanding into Downtown Dallas

April 18, 2018 Posted by press release 0 thoughts on “First Family Insurance Expanding into Downtown Dallas”

April 18th, 2018 – Fort Myers, FL: First Family Insurance, LLC., today announced the opening an office in the downtown Dallas area.  Continuing from the acquisition of office space, the company looks to fill the downtown Dallas high rise office space with up to 25 licensed health insurance agents.

“We acquired office space in Dallas because we knew it was the next obvious step for our company to grow in this area,” said Tyler McClosky, Chief Operations Officer for First Family Insurance.  “The city of Dallas has so much to offer its residents as well as companies like First Family Insurance.  We’re excited to see what we’re in store for in the next few months.”

First Family Insurance will be conducting interviews on April 30th and May 1st at their office in the North Tower of the Plaza of the Americas, located at 700 N Pearl St., Suite N2250 in downtown Dallas.  The company is currently seeking a sales manager and insurance sales agents.  Candidates must have a 2-15 insurance license.  Interested parties can submit their resume online through their website

“This expansion creates an incredible amount of opportunity for the insurance professionals of the DFW area,” says Tyler McClosky.  “We want to grow roots in Dallas.  With First Family Insurance providing an unmatched set of tools, training, product offering, and opportunity for growth, we’re confident we’ll call Dallas home for years to come.”

In total, First Family Insurance has nearly 1800 licensed health insurance agents around the nation, with satellite offices in Dallas, Tampa, and Portland, Maine.

Their explosive growth and corporate agility have directly contributed to their position in the health insurance marketplace.  First Family Insurance has a systematic approach to on-boarding new agents that streamlines the process of learning the product line, learning their proprietary back-office system, and teaching agents how to grow and market their business.

About First Family Insurance

First Family Insurance, an “A” rated company by the Better Business Bureau, is an Inc 5000 recognized national insurance agency based out of Fort Myers, Florida. The company offers a wide range of insurance brokerage services through major insurance carriers for health insurance, Medicare supplemental, life insurance, home owners insurance, and auto insurance throughout the United States. For more information, visit

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Could Walmart be the next face of American Healthcare?

April 5, 2018 Posted by health insurance, news 0 thoughts on “Could Walmart be the next face of American Healthcare?”

Amazon could do a lot to fix the US health-care system – but Walmart could do more. Walmart, the nation’s biggest employer, is trying to redesign how U.S. health care works. It’s one of the few companies that has the power to succeed. (more…)

Amazon’s First Steps Into Healthcare

March 28, 2018 Posted by health insurance, news 0 thoughts on “Amazon’s First Steps Into Healthcare”

Amazon is getting into health care. That’s not speculation, at this point. The company hasn’t spoken much about its plans, as it’s still determining the scope through a series of brainstorming sessions with experts in the space, but its hiring trends and recent product development hint strongly at where it could go. (more…)

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