Jillian Froment to Serve as Director of the Ohio Department of Insurance

Ohio Gov. John R. Kasich named Jillian E. Froment as the director of the Ohio Department of Insurance on Friday, replacing Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor.

“Jillian has worked closely with Mary since the beginning of the Administration and has a deep knowledge of the insurance industry and the Department and I am confident that she will be able to continue Mary’s record of steady, professional management,” said Kasich in a press release.

Froment, the current Treasurer of the Interstate Insurance Product Regulation Commission, has served as deputy director since 2011 and has actively represented Ohio in the National Association of Insurance Commissioners.



Kasich Names Froment to Serve as Director of the Department of Insurance

ONLY ONE DAY LEFT: Refer Agents to Cornerstone and Earn $500

Do you know an agent that would benefit from Cornerstone’s services?

Cornerstone’s Refer-An-Agent Program is offering a bonus of $500* until March 31st for your referrals! Click here to refer an agent to Cornerstone.

After March 31st, the program will resume offering $250 for referrals.


*Certain restrictions apply. Ask your Cornerstone Rep for full details.

How to Sell Aetna Medicare Advantage Plans

Join Cornerstone and Aetna for an interactive training workshop:


DATE: Tuesday, March 28, 2018

TIME: 9:00 am–12:00 pm (registration begins at 8:30 am)

LOCATION: Cornerstone Senior Marketing
2101 Florence Ave. Cincinnati, OH 45206
Media Center


Lunch will be provided

This interactive workshop will cover:

  • Why choose Aetna?
  • Helping your clients find the right plan for their needs
  • How to sell an Aetna MAPD plan
  • Explaining Medigab versus MAPD to your client
  • Marketing opportunities

Attendees will be offered a CE credit!


What else can Cornerstone do for you?

  1. Client Acquisition Programs: lead programs, marketing platforms, FREE Medicare quoting tool and more!
  2. Continuous Education and Training
  3. Referral program offering the opportunity to refer Medicare clients for assistance with plan selection and enrollment

A Message to our Medicare Agents

We have made it through another AEP and we are well aware that without you Cornerstone would not be here, so first and foremost…THANK YOU!

Cornerstone continues to grow and we do not expect to slow down this year.  As a matter of fact, we believe we will have even more quality carrier/product choices for you to add to your portfolios come AEP 1/1/2018. Stay tuned for more information as we move throughout 2017.

I wanted to take this time to remind you of a few things:

  • First:  As a reminder, we have put together a team of A+ players who will go above and beyond to serve you:
    • Our Sales Directors:  These teammates are responsible for assisting our agents with the sales strategies to help their clients finance their healthcare in the MOST efficient manner.  They are there to help you grow your book of business with product training, compliance questions, carrier choices and general overall strategic initiatives.
    • Our Service Team: Headed by Cyndi Maharas. This team is in place to handle any and all of your service needs.  We ask that when you have any type of service issue, you go to them first and foremost.  If the issue needs to be escalated, they will converse with the Sales Director in order to remedy any issue you may have.
  • Welcome to the new Cornerstone website!  You will find valuable information, our up-to-date blog, Medicare quoting tools, a full knowledge base, learning tutorials, bio’s of your team above, and best of all, access to Centric! Centric is Cornerstone’s exclusive marketing and resource repository housing carrier and product information, customizable postcards, brochures, promotional items and tailored mailing lists.
  • Cornerstone’s Senior Marketing Expo: SAVE THE DATE!  August 22nd and 23rd.  Cornerstone will be holding a NEW AND IMPROVED Senior Expo in Columbus, Ohio.  The event will be held over 2 days and include not only the carrier’s product roll outs for 2018 AEP, but multiple training and sales workshops, 2 keynote speakers over lunch, along with various additional speakers and value added events. Hotel discounts will be available and we will share more information as it becomes available.
  • Refer-An-Agent Program:  You can earn $250, or $500 thru the end of March, by referring a new agent to Cornerstone.
  • As a reminder, qualification periods for our Punta Cana awards trip run thru 12/31/17.  There is still plenty of time to qualify!  Details on the trip can also be accessed here.

Please click here to find our value proposition to our agents.  From our in house legal and compliance team, to our sophisticated technology, our mission is to provide value-added support enabling you to confidently navigate the market.

If there is anything I can do for you, please feel free to call me at any time.

Our strategy: your success!




Tim Shook, MBA, Vice President, Medicare and Individual

(513) 629-9505


GOP Pulls Bill to Repeal Obamacare

The GOP decided to scrap health care bill, branded the American Health Care Act (AHCA) on Friday afternoon after a number of Republicans voiced their opposition over the latest version of the bill. House Speaker Paul Ryan called off the vote after a meeting with Trump at the White House, where he expressed concern over the lack of votes for the new bill. President Trump presented an ultimatum on Thursday: Either the GOP votes for the health care bill, or Obamacare will not be repealed.

Spokesman Sean Spicer commented that Trump “left everything on the field.”


Trump’s First Legislative Effort Fails as GOP Pulls Bill to Repeal Obamacare

Republicans Kill Health Care Vote as GOP Members Defect

GOP Cancels Health Care Vote as House Republicans Balk at Bill

WEBINAR: Washington National Group Solutions

Offer more for your worksite clients with Washington National Group Solutions:

  • Coverage to help fill the gaps in medical plans
  • Integrated enrollments with core and voluntary benefits
  • Flexible plan design to meet employer and employee needs
  • Premium payments through easy payroll deduction
  • Guarantee issue option


Join the training call to learn how to:

  • Grow your income—starting right now—with Washington National Group Solutions
  • Position Group Accident, Group Cancer and Group Critical Illness with employer groups and major medical prospects
  • Group Solutions in Action: a case study


Download the presentation to follow along during the training call:



DATE: Thursday, March 23, 2017

TIME: 11 A.M. ET

(800) 672-8406

We Heard About the Changes: How Can Cornerstone Earn Your Business?

Cornerstone has learned of the changes that are impacting your health insurance business. We understand that you must look for an alternative solution and we’d like to discuss this with you and earn your business.

With over 30 years of experience in the health insurance market, we have the experts that can help you transition your business and help you continue to service your clients in the manner they’ve come to expect. We can even help you generate new business.

Cornerstone offers products and solutions in Individual, Senior, and Group markets making it easy for you to have a “one-stop” shop for all your client’s health insurance needs.

Additionally, Cornerstone offers:

  • Corporate council to help you remain compliant
  • FREE quoting tools for Individual and Senior market
  • Marketing platforms
  • Senior and Individual lead generation opportunities
  • Annual Incentive Trip
  • A referral program for business that you may not want to handle in-house that allows you to be compensated.
  • 7 regional offices for local support
  • Training and Continuous Education
  • Licensing & Appointment assistance
  • Strategic Partners such as:
    • HR360
    • LifeLock
    • RockEnroll
    • Telemedicine and much more!

Contact us today. We’d be happy to discuss your options and assist you in any way that we can!

Click here to learn more about the value Cornerstone brings.

Cornerstone Individual and Senior Representatives

Cornerstone Employee Benefits Representatives

How to Save the World (Or At Least Yourself) From Bad Meetings

David Grady says there is an epidemic of bad, inefficient, overcrowded meetings plaguing the world’s businesses — and making workers miserable. Grady presents some ideas on how to stop it.


via TED, www.ted.com

Cornerstone Meet N’ Greet: Jaime Lebròn

Jaime Lebròn

Jaime Lebròn, Director, Medicare/Individual

Jaime Lebròn is has recently joined Cornerstone’s Individual and Senior Marketing teams with a long career in insurance. We sat down with Jaime to talk about his experience in the industry and where he thinks it is headed.

CS: When did you start in the industry?

JL: I began my insurance career in 1995 as a Medicaid field representative.


CS: Where do you think the industry is headed?

JL: I believe the industry will continue to evolve as new changes and regulations are implemented. Eventually the industry will begin to level out depending on the outcome of carrier involvement, consolidation and product offerings. Consumer adoption of changes will lead to participation and the type of coverage selected, though health care affordability will continue to be the driver.


CS: What experience has most shaped your career?

JL: My experience dealing consumer direct has exposed me to the many challenges clients are concerned about. Identifying the right plan for the need is extremely important to maintain longevity and trust from your client.


More About Jaime

Favorite hobby: Camping

Favorite movie: Forrest Gump

Best advice you’ve ever received: Work hard, live right!

To contact Jaime, click here.