Archive for September, 2013

Health Care Reform – OBAMA Care

September 26th, 2013 by Marie DeWolf

The law was passed in 2010 and now it will become law on January 1, 2014 - As of January 1, 2014 there is an INDIVIDUAL MANDATE – which means that everyone has to enroll in a health insurance plan.

The new law, will allow individuals to go to the Health Care Marketplace. The Marketplace is designed to help you find health insurance that meets your needs and fits your budget. The Marketplace offers “one-stop shopping” to find and compare private health insurance options. You may also be eligible for a new kind of tax credit that lowers your monthly premium right away. Open enrollment for health insurance coverage through the Marketplace begins in October 2013 for coverage starting as early as January 1, 2014.

You may qualify to save money and lower your monthly premium, but only if your employer does not offer coverage, or offers coverage that doesn’t meet certain standards. The savings on your premium that you’re eligible for depends on your household income.

Local Independent DeWolf-Tarin & Assoc., LLC Selected To Offer The Hartford’s AARP Homeowners Insurance Program

September 26th, 2013 by Marie DeWolf

Previously published March 19, 2012 | By Jorge Tarin

Colorado —The Hartford today announced today that it is making its award-winning AARP®-branded homeowners insurance program available through DeWolf-Tarin & Assoc., LLC.
According to research from The Hartford, 60 percent of consumers prefer to buy their auto and home insurance as a bundled policy. Based on this research and strong customer demand, The Hartford is now offering the AARP-branded home insurance program through select, authorized independent agents, allowing consumers to purchase both AARP-branded home and auto insurance from a local independent agency.

“For more than 25 years, the industry-leading AARP-branded homeowners insurance program from The Hartford has been extremely popular,” said Jim Flynn, vice president, The Hartford. “Much of the success of this program is due to innovative product features and a commitment to truly understand and support our customers. We are thrilled to now be able to offer both home and auto insurance as a bundled package with our independent agent partners.”

DeWolf-Tarin & Assoc., LLC was chosen after satisfying a number of eligibility requirements, which included: demonstrating a commitment to community service; meeting a high-level of business and ethical standards; and completing a training program designed to address the needs of the 50+ population. These products were previously only available from The Hartford by phone, the Internet and by mail.

The AARP-branded home insurance program is designed in consultation with The Hartford Advance 50 Team, which helps to tailor products and services specifically to the interests and needs of Boomers and older adults. Other unique hallmarks of the program include:

  • Lifetime Renewability – assures that the customer’s insurance policy will not be dropped as long as a few simple requirements are met.
  • Standard 12-month rate protection versus the traditional six month policies offered by most companies.

In addition, the program features unique optional coverage such as:

  • Green Rebuilding Coverage - Offers additional coverage for using environmentally-friendly materials orprocesses to make repairs after a covered loss or making necessary replacements with more energy efficient or environmentally-friendly property.
  • The Hartford ID Restore Service - provides identity theft counseling and assistance, both preventive and post loss recovery.

About DeWolf-Tarin & Assoc., LLC
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About The Hartford
The Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. (NYSE: HIG) is a leading provider of insurance and wealth management services for millions of consumers and businesses worldwide. The Hartford is consistently recognized for its superior service and as one of the world's most ethical companies. More information on the company and its financial performance is available at

AARP Services, Inc., founded in 1999, is a wholly-owned taxable subsidiary of AARP. AARP Services manages the provider relationships for and performs quality control oversight of the wide range of products and services that carry the AARP name and are made available by independent providers as benefits to AARP’s millions of members. The provider offers currently span health products, financial products, travel and leisure products, and life event services. Specific products include Medicare supplemental insurance; credit cards, auto and home, mobile home and motorcycle insurance, life insurance and annuities; member discounts on rental cars, cruises, vacation packages and lodging; special offers on technology and gifts; pharmacy services; legal services; and long-term care insurance. AARP Services also engages in new product development activities for AARP and provides certain consulting services to outside companies.

About AARP
AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization with a membership that helps people 50+ have independence, choice and control in ways that are beneficial and affordable to them and society as a whole. AARP does not endorse candidates for public office or make contributions to either political campaigns or candidates. We produce AARP The Magazine, the definitive voice for 50+ Americans and the world's largest-circulation magazine with over 35.1 million readers; AARP Bulletin, the go-to news source for AARP's millions of members and Americans 50+; AARP VIVA, the only bilingual U.S. publication dedicated exclusively to the 50+ Hispanic community; and our website, AARP Foundation is an affiliated charity that provides security, protection, and empowerment to older persons in need with support from thousands of volunteers, donors, and sponsors. We have staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Work smarter - not harder

September 9th, 2013 by Marie DeWolf

Previously published 7/11/11

Marie DeWolf of DeWolf-Tarin and Associates Insurance Agency

Marie DeWolf of DeWolf-Tarin and Associates Insurance Agency

"Work smarter – not harder" is a successful slogan that Marie DeWolf with DeWolf-Tarin & Associates Insurance Agency embodies with her brilliant ideas and enormous energy to create innovative change.

Marie exemplifies a friendly yet professional presence at Chamber functions and within the community. She is a dedicated Chamber Ambassador who regularly contributes through meetings and ribbon cuttings. She is always willing to lend a helping hand, such as the time she jumped in as master of ceremonies for a Business After Hours event after a last minute cancellation. She has served on the board of directors; has served on most Chamber committees including the Corn Roast Festival committee and the Annual dinner committee; helped with membership drives and business referrals and did we mention that she owns a successful insurance business?

Marie’s determination, efficiency and permanent can-do attitude secure her role as the Loveland Chamber of Commerce’s July 2011 Featured Monthly Investor.

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