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Insurance for Whatever Life Throws at You

Insurance for Whatever Life Throws at You

An annual checkup became a life-changing diagnosis for Denise Thelander when her doctor felt a lump on her thyroid that Denise was unaware of. After a biopsy yielded unclear results, surgery provided a definite answer—it was cancer, and it had spread. “I had a pretty positive prognosis,” Denise said. “It had spread outside my thyroid...

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Insurance That Pays Every Time We Need It

Insurance That Pays Every Time We Need It

For Dave and Margaret Van Donkelaar, living on a rural acreage in Morris, Iowa, provides them with enough space to achieve two life dreams: continue their family tradition of working in agriculture and watch their four very active children playfully spread out and stretch their legs. While Dave works full-time as a service technician at...

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More Than Just Accident Care

More Than Just Accident Care

When a representative from Platinum Supplemental Insurance stopped by the Bucholz farm in Waverly, Iowa, Deatra Bucholz never imagined that her Platinum experience would exist beyond the first appointment. But, after an enjoyable visit with their Platinum sales representative, Deatra and Troy decided to purchase the hospital and accident indemnity policy marketed by Platinum. “I...

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A Safety Net

A Safety Net

“It was a Tuesday. I remember that because I work at 11 a.m. on Tuesdays, and we had spent the morning picking up the living room. She was totally normal—crawling around, laughing, playing,” said Laura Miller. But for Laura, her 7-month-old daughter Karlee, husband Jeremy and the rest of the Miller family, the next several...

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Regular Customer Check-In Uncovers Major Benefits

Regular Customer Check-In Uncovers Major Benefits

Keith Ahrenholtz, a 57-year-old crop and hobby hog farmer, might as well just go ahead and invest in a tuxedo. Why the unlikely wardrobe choice? Well, Keith has a lot of celebrating to do in the coming year–four of his five children are engaged to be married. “And three of them are girls!” Keith said....

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How Do You Spell Relief? P-L-A-T-I-N-U-M

How Do You Spell Relief? P-L-A-T-I-N-U-M

Arlen Beckman of Cedar Falls, Iowa, is a devoted husband, father of three and grandfather to seven. Now retired, Arlen still works occasional shifts as an independent contractor for the FedEx business he started, now run by his son. Family is everything to Arlen. And, now that he is retired (well, semi-retired), he spends most...

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A Close Call

A Close Call

Like many homeowners, Casey and Megan Bauer heat their Cresco, Iowa, home with a wood-burning stove. On Aug. 22, 2015, Casey, along with his dad and brother, were preparing for winter by cutting down trees to split for firewood. That day, Casey experienced a very close call. After losing his footing, the chainsaw he was using...

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A Big-Picture Approach to Insurance

A Big-Picture Approach to Insurance

Kim Hames and her husband Steve are like many young families. They have been married four years and have two lovely little ones—3-year-old Corbin and 1-year-old Nora. With the rapidly changing and evolving health insurance landscape, the Hames family has opted to look above and beyond traditional health insurance as part of a bigger picture...

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Extraordinary Customer Service Is a Helpful Benefit

Extraordinary Customer Service Is a Helpful Benefit

Sandra Block is familiar with salespeople. Probably more than most because she is married to a retired salesman. Residing in Klemme, Iowa, Sandra is a retired activities director at a care center. Together with her husband Harlan, they raised one child and enjoy their five grandchildren. Because of her familiarity with salespeople, Sandra knew from...

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Coverage and Care When It Counts

Coverage and Care When It Counts

Little did Angela Thomsen know that just weeks after purchasing an accident and hospital indemnity supplemental insurance policy marketed by Platinum Supplemental Insurance, she would be taking a trip to the emergency room with her 2-year-old James. Angela and husband Jeffrey are farmers in Olin County, Iowa, and they have three young children: Claire, who...

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