Years of industry experience working with the insurance needs of individuals and business owners in Cincinnati, together with a passion for helping people who qualify for Medicare to live healthy, worry-free lives, makes Kathy particularly well-suited as an advisor and agent.
“I have a lot of energy,” Kathy recently said. “For years, I was fully involved in the family business and raising three children. I watched my parents deal with the inevitable decisions of aging, while also seeing my children grow up to be caring and inquisitive adults. Somewhere along the journey, I developed a genuine interest in helping others make sound decisions, especially the elderly and the super busy.”
“I believe that knowledge trumps confusion. But we can’t be experts on everything. So after seeing my own parents struggle with healthcare decisions, I focused on becoming an expert on the issues surrounding Medicare.”
Clients are not charged for consultations. “Becoming eligible for Medicare brings with it confusion and doubt about whether you are making the correct choices within the timelines Medicare sets for enrollment or annual plan changes,” says Kathy. “My job is to eliminate the confusion and help seniors feel confident about the decisions they make with Medicare.”
Kathy is a popular speaker on the subject of Medicare Health Insurance with community groups in Cincinnati, and has authored several articles for Cincy Magazine on the importance of gathering facts before choosing options. She is an expert at explaining the pitfalls of Medicare rules, timelines and penalties in a manner everyone can understand.
Kathy is a member of the Cincinnati Senior Connection, Westside Professional Women, and the Western Economic Council. She is a board member of Local School Decision Making at Dater High School (LSDMC) and attended the University of Cincinnati. Kathy and her husband Tom have three children.
A Cincinnati native, Casey worked for Cincinnati Milacron in Human Resources for 20 years prior to coming to the Medicare Plan Store. “I enjoyed getting to know my employees and guiding them through their benefit choices. Making a difference for employees and being a valued and trusted resource is rewarding and gratifying.”
Casey enjoys working with seniors and helping them understand Medicare and their coverage options. “At the end of the day, it just feels good!” She is also a member of the Cincinnati Senior Connection, a non-profit foundation that helps seniors by providing counsel, assistance, encouragement and support.
Casey spends weekends boating at Grand Lake St Mary’s with family and friends, where she is a member of the Grand Lake Recreation Club and the Lake Improvement Association. She loves sports, being outdoors, and enjoys golfing with friends.
Nikki was born and raised in Cincinnati and now lives in Terrace Park with her husband and three kids.
Prior to coming to the Medicare Plan Store, Nikki worked as a personal trainer, enjoying the interaction with clients and helping them achieve their fitness goals.
Nikki is looking forward to working with seniors to help them put together the puzzle pieces of Medicare, and finding the plan to best fit their healthcare needs.
Judy was born and raised in Cincinnati. She and her husband Dan have three children. After high school she began her career as an Administrative Assistant for a life insurance company. She then took time off to raise her family. Judy has shared her time and talents volunteering with Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts, St. Xavier High School, Hospice of Cincinnati, and her parish, St. Dominic.
Judy has been with The Medicare Plan Store since it opened its doors in August 2011, and loves helping seniors. Judy enjoys traveling and spending time with her new grandson.
Vanessa was born in Cincinnati where she raised four children and enjoys the benefits of grand-parenting.
She has spent the last 20 years as a Marketing and Customer Service Director, first with the Cincinnati Ballet serving as their Marketing Director, then The Kidney Foundation of Greater Cincinnati where she held the position of Director of Communications. Before making the move to The Medicare Plan Store, Vanessa was the Enterprise Member Marketing Manager for a major health insurance company where she led large cross-functional teams in the production of communications for the insured member.
She brings to the Medicare Plan Store her broad expertise in serving the customer and simplifying their experiences.
Melissa joined the Medicare Plan Store in 2020. She comes from a legal background where she worked as a paralegal providing assistance and support to attorneys on a wide range of topics. She assists our agents in helping seniors start planning for their coverage to switch to Medicare. Melissa lives on the westside of Cincinnati with her husband and three boys. In her free time, Melissa enjoys camping with family and friends.
There’s nothing like a real person to guide you through the process.