Colorado Health Insurance Insider is a small, independent, locally owned health insurance brokerage run by Jay and Louise Norris. In July, 2009 we moved from just outside Denver to Wellington (about 10 miles north of Fort Collins).
We’ve been working with health insurance in Colorado since 2002. We’ve come to gain many satisfied clients, we’ve been referenced by publications like Consumer Reports, Colorado Health Foundation Magazine, Forbes, MedScape by WebMD, The Denver Business Journal, The Colorado Springs Business Journal, and we’ve been consistently recognized with a Gold Star Award by the Better Business Bureau. The Better Business Bureau also gives Insurance Shoppers an A+ rating. We only represent top insurance companies with a proven history of stability and customer service. We maintain up-to-date information on underwriting with each health insurance company and are in daily contact with underwriting and claims, so we understand their unique procedures. Before you make a decision, we prefer that you have us review a plan comparison with you so we can illustrate the gaps in coverage on certain plans and further help you understand why various plans have such a difference in premium.
The main thing you’ll notice when working with us is that we aren’t interested in “selling” you on anything. We don’t start out by recommending a type of plan or a particular company until we take the time to listen to what you want covered, what conditions you’ve had in the past, and hear about your unique situation.
Louise is from Burlington, Colorado and graduated from Colorado State University. She then joined the Peace Corps and lived in Tanzania for 2 years teaching math. Her specialty around here is underwriting. If you have a pre-existing condition, she’ll usually know off the top of her head which company will work best and is very close with the underwriters at all of the health insurance companies if she doesn’t happen to know right away.
Jay is from Rock Springs, WY and I graduated from UW. I’ve had a tendency to be accident prone in the past, but I’m through being an idiot now and have settled down. I have a titanium rod in my left humerus from snowboarding, healed broken leg from playing football, currently recovering from knee surgery after a crash on my mountain unicycle, and various other scars), so that’s how I developed an interest in health insurance. For people like me, I recommend combining your primary health insurance plan with an accident supplement to minimize financial exposure and rate increases. I enjoy keeping on top of the latest buzz in the health insurance industry and I’m a #hcsm and #healthcare enthusiast on twitter and with our blog, Colorado Health Insurance Insider. If you have questions on HSAs, I am more than happy to answer any questions you have about them.
Outside of work, we live in Wellington, Colorado (10 miles north of Fort Collins) with our sons Matt and Jack. We both enjoy mountain biking (favorite trails around our area are White Ranch, Chimney Gulch, Apex Park, Walker Ranch, and Falcon), snowboarding, and gardening. Louise does a lot more running, road biking, swimming, triathlons, and snowshoeing with our dog Lukky. My other big interests are mountain unicycling and I’m also a member of the Mile High Disc Golf Association.
Anytime you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us.