- Juan-Carlos Duran
PlanSeek Aims To Help End Healthcare Disparity
NEW YORK, NY (March 8, 2021) – PlanSeek Intelligent Medicare Solutions™ (www.planseek.com) announced the launch of its Diversity and Color (www.diversityandcolor.com) initiative aimed to help mitigate disparity in the healthcare space. Specifically, Diversity and Color aims to identify, train, and support people of diverse backgrounds who can become field Medicare insurance agents but may not have the means or the knowledge of how to do so. Based on need, the Diversity and Color initiative will also help fund costs for classes and licensing.
Once licensed, these agents would then work in traditionally underserved neighborhoods. The mission is twofold: to train people how to become successful Medicare insurance agents, and to help underserved communities.
“The reality is that corporate discussions about diversity, equity and inclusion is often just talk. Many times, it becomes a company hot topic for a few months, then it’s forgotten. Years of inequity support this sentiment. So, we decided to create our own initiatives and help these communities ourselves,” said Dr. Juan-Carlos Durán, PlanSeek Chief Executive Officer. Together with Steve Garcia, PlanSeek President, the pair is on a mission to give aspiring health insurance agents the tools they need to become successful.
“Not only do we want to train people to become successful agents in their communities, we also want to go beyond that and help agents reach goals they never thought they could,” said Garcia. “There is an obvious lack of diversity among healthcare insurance agents in some communities and we want to help close that gap.” Garcia, a health insurance agent with over twenty-years of experience, sees his mission to empower people as a calling.
PlanSeek is also in conversations with technology partners who can help supply field equipment needed for agents to accomplish their missions, like laptops and tablets.
PlanSeek Intelligent Medicare Solutions ™ is a growing agency with two divisions: 1) Medicare Consulting for Healthcare Practices and 2) Medicare Health Insurance for Individuals. PlanSeek focuses on bringing data driven knowledge to clinical practices about improving their Medicare billing. It also trains and oversees licensed health insurance agents who focus on representing Medicare health plans to the public.