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Thursday, October 17th, 2019

HOW CAN Medicare Advisors HELP YOU!       

Medicare Annual Enrollment Period started October 15th and ends December 7th, 2019.  As one of the top leading Medicare Advisors for Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina we are here to help and guide you.  With so many Medicare plans to consider and countless Medicare Supplement Insurance companies to compare, choosing the right coverage can be difficult. Fortunately, finding and purchasing a Medicare Supplement plan is easier with the help of a Medicare Advisor.

Whether your health care needs are straightforward or complex, Medicare and its various options can be extremely confusing. Simply browsing through Medicare Supplement options can be overwhelming.  When you talk with an independent Medicare Agent your options will become more clear.

Getting Medicare and purchasing a Medicare Supplement plan are decisions you should not take lightly. Whether you are working with a limited budget and you need to keep your costs low or you have growing medical needs and you want to make sure your care is covered, you need the right plan at the right price.  Get your free Medicare Supplement Quote and/or Apply on Line today.

When you work with a Medicare Advisor you will not have to second-guess your decision or worry that you have overlooked important information.  You will have peace of mind knowing you have made the best decision that will protect your budget and your health.

For more information on North Carolina Health Insurance coverage, please visit our website at or call our toll free number 888-765-5400 or our local number 252-726-5400 and speak with one of our experienced and professional agents.









Kennon Wainwright a Leader in the North Carolina Medicare Market

Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

At Jerry Ballard & Associates we strive for excellence and like to recognize outstanding performance by our Agents.  We would like to announce some of these achievements in our Medicare, over 65 Market through Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC), for high standards and production.  Our Agency Manager, Kennon Wainwright,  finished Number 1 in our region for top production in Medicare Supplement coverage and Number 2 overall in the State of North Carolina.  He also placed Number 2 in our Region on Medicare Advantage sales and Number 3 overall in the State of North Carolina.  We offer all North Carolina Medicare products through our Carrier, Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC.

If you are turning 65 or transitioning to Medicare in the next 6 months, give Kennon a call and let him guide you through this cumbersome and confusing process.  He is happy to to go over all the different supplement plans offered through our Agency and provide all the tools and information necessary to make the best choice.  If you would like to generate a quote for these Medicare Plans CLICK HERE to begin.

We also offer Senior Dental Plans through BCBSNC.  If you would like to generate a quote and/or Apply on Line, please CLICK HERE to get started.

Kennon resides on the coast in beautiful Morehead City, North Carolina with his wife and children.  He attended Virginia Episcopal for High School before entering The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.   Kennon is a tremendous asset to our agency and brings knowledge about all BCBSNC products to best serve you and all your insurance needs.

Healthy and Fun Recipes for 2015 – Salad in a Mason Jar

Friday, January 16th, 2015

731521969 Mason Jar Salad Recipes for Healthy Lunch IdeasThat New Year’s resolution to eat healthier probably includes lots of salads, but by the end of January, lettuce, cucumbers and tomatoes can get old. With layers of fruit, veggies, grains and proteins, salad-in-a-jar recipes are the perfect option for quick and easy packed lunches.  All you need is a jar, some basic knife skills and a few creative salad dressings for a clever and sophisticated salad you can actually look forward to.

Check out the Asian Noodle Salad, which is just one of 8 of these fun recipes.  For a tasty change from the plain old chopped lettuce salad, this recipe draws its inspiration from Asian cuisine. Soba noodles, also known as buckwheat noodles, are a great gluten-free option (though make sure to use gluten-free soy sauce and skip the crunchy rice noodle topping if gluten is a no-no in your diet). The homemade dressing uses peanut butter as an emulsifier, which allows the oil and vinegar to come together more harmoniously. That also means you won’t need to shake or mix it.

Promoting healthy eating, fitness and a healthy lifestyle is a main focus at Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina. Enjoy!  Before starting any weight loss program, always consult your doctor first and get his/her clearance for physical activity and find out if there are any issues that would affect you participating in a new nutrition and fitness program.


For more information on Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina health insurance coverage, the Marketplace and healthcare gov  to apply for your subsidy, please visit our website at or call our toll free number 888-765-5400 and speak with one of our experienced and professional agents.  Let us help you navigate through the Health Care Reform changes in accordance with the new regulations of The Affordable Care Act, also known as Obama care.


Coaching Your Own Child: Attitude, Objectivity and Preparation Are Keys

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

Whether it is soccer, baseball, basketball, or the chess team, you have a golden opportunity to make a difference. Being your child’s coach, assistant coach, referee, or Team Parent lets you contribute to the quality experience your child will enjoy. But like many opportunities, it can be a double-edged sword.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC offers discounts in premium to individuals in excellent health.   Practice fitness with team sports and good nutrition at an early age and reduce the risk of health problems, regardless of age.


Does the New Law Require That All Employers Offer Healthcare Coverage?

Friday, September 24th, 2010


Beginning in 2014, businesses with 50 or more employees that do not offer coverage and have at least one full-time employee who receives a federal tax credit to purchase health insurance on his own through an Exchange, must pay the federal government a $2,000 per-employee penalty. The first 30 employees would be excluded from this assessment.

Employers with 50 or more employees that do provide coverage, but have at least one full-time employee who receives a federal tax credit to purchase health insurance on his own through an Exchange, will be assessed a penalty that will be the lesser of $3,000 per employee receiving a premium tax credit or $2,000 for each full-time employee, excluding the first 30 employees.


Blue Points for Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC Members

Friday, December 19th, 2008

Blue Points

Earn prizes for taking an active role in your health.
Physical activity can help reduce the risk of cancer, heart disease, diabetes and other health conditions. That’s why we created Blue PointsSM, our physical activity and wellness incentive program available exclusively for BCBSNC members.

Just 30 minutes a day of physical activity or participation in wellness activities earns points toward prizes like electronics, sports equipment, clothing and more!* Collect points and select prizes from our four Blue Points prize levels (B, L, U, and E). Special prizes are available for children ages 6 – 12 through Blue Points for KidsSM.


Members Health Insurance Benefits Outside of North Carolina

Thursday, December 18th, 2008


Health care coverage around the world
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina members are covered outside of North Carolina and in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide through BlueCard. And there’s nothing extra to sign up for — the BlueCard program is an automatic benefit of BCBSNC membership.

With BlueCard, members can easily find participating doctors and hospitals for care outside of North Carolina using these online provider search tools:

Inside United States (outside North Carolina): BlueCard Doctor and Hospital Finder Outside United States: BlueCard Worldwide®  Members can also obtain a list of participating providers by calling the BlueCard phone number on the back of their BCBSNC ID cards.