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Welcome to Berken Insurance.com

Your trusted source for Medicare,

Annuity, and Life Insurance

At Berken Insurance, I specialize in Medicare, Annuity, and Life Insurance Products as explained by a Licensed, Independent Insurance Agent. Let me review your circumstances and match you with the correct carrier partner. I listen to you and do the research, so you don't worry about your future - you can relax and enjoy your present. Call or email today to ask a few questions or setup an appointment.

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Our Trusted Partners

 

MA/MAPD Plans (C)

Medicare Advantage Plans Carriers:

PDP Plans (D)

Prescription Drug Plan Carriers:

Medigap Plans (A/B)

Medicare Supplement
Carriers

(Primary, sell additional):

  • Aetna

  • BlueChoice 65 (BCBS LA)

  • Cigna

  • Humana

  • Lumico

  • Manhattan Life

  • Medico

  • Mutual of Omaha

  • National General

  • United American Ins

  • UnitedHealthcare®

Ancillary Plans

Ancillary Plan Carriers
(Dental, Vision, Hearing, & Home Care):

  • Aetna (DV&H)

  • Ameritas (D&V)

  • Cigna (DV&H)

  • Humana (D&V)

  • Manhattan Life (DV&H)

  • Medico (D)

  • Mutual of Omaha (D&V)

  • True Freedom (H.C.)

Life Insurance & Annuity Plans

Life Insurance & Annuity Carriers
(Primary, sell additional):

  • American General Life Ins Co

  • Americo Life

  • Ameritas Ins Co

  • Athene

  • Foresters Life

  • Great Western Ins Co

  • Guggenheim Life

  • Mutual of Omaha

  • Pekin Life Insurance

  • Standard Life & Casualty Ins Co

  • TransAmerica Life Ins Co

  • United American Ins

  • United Home Life

Indemnity Plans

Indemnity Plan Carriers
(Primary, sell additional):

  • Medico

  • Guarantee Trust Life

  • Aetna

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All About Us

The Bottom Line: You don't pay me anything - for a consultation, during sign-up, when you have questions about changes throughout the year, or during an AEP review. I don't make money unless I can find a good plan for you that saves you money, offers you and your family the protections you want, and meets your needs. What I earn comes in the form of a small commission from the carrier partners I have contracted with. The major benefit to you: you don't have to learn everything about every carrier AND hope they are giving you all the information that is important to you. My job is to help you filter all that extravagant language and noise. It is as simple as that - if I do right by you, then we will both be happy.

The Short: I am licensed in Louisiana and other states, although I focus on my home area. I have partnered with all of the major Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug Carriers in Southwestern Louisiana as well as the top Medicare Supplement, Indemnity, Annuity, and Life Insurance Carriers. I do this to give Medicare eligible members and those seeking Annuities or Life Insurance the best variety of options to choose the plan that works for them. If you give me your time, I'd appreciate an opportunity to help answer your questions about Medicare, Annuity, or Life Insurance Plans in order to help you to make these important decisions. Since I am an independent agent that is contracted with multiple carriers and NOT a captive agent like those you get when you call a carrier or those 1-800 numbers that are advertised, I can offer a look at all options available without steering you to a limited plan. This makes a big difference, as most people don't realize that these specialized contacts advertised on television, online, and over the radio, only offer very limited plan options. By severely limiting your options, you can easily overpay for a plan, become under-insured for major life events, become stuck in a plan that doesn't have your needed providers, overpay for Life Insurance due to limited searching, and miss out on better coverage opportunities. You do have a choice on how you gain information, shop for plans, and ultimately sign up. If you give me your time, I believe I can help save your time and money by helping you choose the correct plans for your needs.

The Long:  My name is Eric Berken. I contract with many carriers to find the best fits for those people I help. These partnerships give me the opportunity to help those seeking Medicare, Annuity, and Life Insurance make smart decisions. Although I contract with different carriers, I am an independent agent, so I don't steer people to products. I am committed to providing an excellent experience for my friends and neighbors. I am from Louisiana. I was born in Rayne, Louisiana, and I have lived in Southern Louisiana most of my life. After graduating from school, proud Wolf-Cajun-Owl-Tiger here, I have spent the majority of my adult life working jobs where I felt I can give back to my community. I spent many years as a Social Service Analyst, Unemployment Investigator, and a teacher as I have been driven to try to do positive work that helps others. For several years now, I have dedicated myself to help those who need assistance with their insurance needs. I have helped hundreds of people from all income levels locate the right plans for themselves and their families, and I realize that helping people in this way is what I enjoy doing.

I currently specialize in helping retired and disabled Medicare eligible people understand their options for Medicare, Annuity, and Life Insurance. There are many options and carriers for each option, and I take the simple approach of verifying each persons current medical providers, regular healthcare needs, and prescriptions drugs and comparing them to available plans in the area for health insurance. During this comparison and analysis, the best plan is determined based on the individual persons needs. That plan is what I recommend. If that fits a retiree's needs, then I'll help complete the sign-up once all questions are answered and the applicant is comfortable. No question is unimportant, and I believe each person should be allowed the time to think through this personal decision. I do not rush people into a decision.

 

In addition to Medicare Advantage, Prescription Drug, and Medicare Supplement Plans, I offer Indemnity, Ancillary, Annuity, and Life Insurance options. The Indemnity Plans, like hospitalization, pair well with Medicare Plans and do help cover co-pays that can come up with Medicare Plans. Similarly, Ancillary Plans, like Dental and Vision, give additional coverage where some Medicare Plans may be lacking. Finally, I offer Annuity & Life Insurance, like Fixed or Indexed Annuities, Final Expense Insurance Whole Life and some Term Life Insurance, for those who feel they need this coverage. These plans work for helping families plan at any age. Final Expense typically works for retirement age family members who want to have coverage for this life event, and whole and term life for retirees making longer term plans for themselves and other family members. A Fixed or Indexed Annuity allows clients to take advantage of market growth for 401k, drop, or other IRA retirement savings once employment accumulation has ended while avoiding market losses.

I am available to talk over the phone or via email to setup an appointment. Appointments are available in person, over the phone, or virtual online. Whichever works best for you, I'll make work. I will answer all of your questions and concerns, and I can get any follow up materials you need to review prior to you making a final decision. If you choose a plan and we work together to sign you up, I will be available throughout the year to answer your questions. Finally, each year I will be available during the Medicare Annual Enrollment Period to go over your plan details, if you have questions about your Life Insurance or Annuity Plans, and I will help you see if there is anything new that will help you and your family save money.

 

I am licensed in Louisiana and other states, although I focus on my home area, and I have partnered with all of the major Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug Carriers in Southwestern Louisiana as well as major Annuity and Life Insurance Carriers. I do this to give retirement aged and Medicare eligible members the option to choose the best plan that works for them. If you give me your time, I'd appreciate an opportunity to help answer your questions about Medicare, Annuity & Life Insurance available plans in order to help you to make this important decision.

Please call me at (337) 393-4122 or email me at EJBerken@BerkenInsurance.com to either setup an appointment or just ask general questions to see how I can be of assistance. I look forward to hearing from you.

 
 

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