Latest Episodes

July 15, 2024

Episode 7: Trends and Complexity in the Group Benefits Market with Marcie Strouse

Join us for a comprehensive discussion on employee benefits with Marcie Strouse, Partner at Capitol Benefits Group. This episode dives deep into the ever-changing group benefits market, offering valuable insights for businesses of all sizes. Listen now.

May 24, 2024

Episode 6: Insurance Industry Shifts with Cristin Hopkin-Bishop, COO at The Brokerage Inc.

In this episode, Tim and Cory Schmidt interview Cristin Hopkin-Bishop, COO at The Brokerage Inc. Cristin shares her background, the history of The Brokerage Inc., and the current landscape, shifts, and consolidation in the insurance industry.

The Brokerage Inc. is a family-owned national FMO (Field Marketing Organization), IMO (Independent Marketing Organization), and BGA (Brokerage General Agency) specializing in Life, Health, and Medicare products. Listen now.

April 29, 2024

Episode 5: Recapping AgencyBloc's BlocBuilder 2024 Annual Conference

In this episode, Tim and Cory share their experience at recap the BlocBuilder 2024 conference. BlocBuilder 2024 was a powerful event where AgencyBloc team members, customers, and partners came together in Atlanta for 3 days of leadership meetings, educational sessions, and 1-on-1 meetings. Listen now.

April 13, 2024

Episode 4: Recapping Medicarians 2024 & CMS Final Rulings

In this episode, Tim and Cory share their experience at Medicarians Vegas 2024, an event with 3,000+ attendees across the senior health, wealth, and agetech ecosystem. Our hosts also dig into the recent CMS ruling and the effect it may have across the entire insurance industry. Listen now.

March 29, 2024

Episode 3: Explaining Proposed CMS Legislation with Dwane McFerrin, Senior Vice President, Med Solutions at Senior Market Sales

Tim Robinson, CEO at AgencyBloc and Cory Schmidt, CTO at AgencyBloc interview Dwane McFerrin, Senior Vice President, Med Solutions at Senior Market Sales (SMS). Dwane has helped position Senior Market Sales as a market leader selling Medicare Advantage and Part D in addition to Medicare Supplement. He is responsible for the strategic direction of the Medicare product line, carrier relationships, and a team of marketing consultants who support sales in excess of 600,000 new business applications into Medicare-related products annually.

Dwane shares his involvement and thoughts on upcoming CMS legislation, explains the key proposed changes that could impact the MA distribution model, and how it affects IMO/FMOs, agents, and brokers.  Listen now.

February 29, 2024

Episode 2: A Conversation with Amanda Brewton

In this episode, Cory Schmidt interviews Amanda Brewton, an expert in the Medicare field for nearly 20 years. Amanda is the owner of Medicare Answers Now, a Field Marketing Organization in Cleveland, Ohio supporting agents in over 40 states and specializing in Medicare Advantage, Medicare Supplements, Part D Plans, and more.  She continues teaching numerous courses across the country on Ethics, Business Development, Sales, Marketing, and many Continuing Education courses.  Listen now.

January 30, 2024

Episode 1: Welcome to Insurtech Building Blocs

In this episode, Tim Robinson (CEO at AgencyBloc) and Cory Schmidt (co-founder and CTO at AgencyBloc) reflect on the past, present, and future of AgencyBloc before diving into the technology needs of leading health & benefits agencies, GAs, IMO/FMOs, carriers, and more.  Listen now.

January 1, 2024

Trailer: Insurtech Building Blocs Podcast

AgencyBloc presents Insurtech Building Blocs, a new podcast that takes a macro look at health, benefits, and senior market Insurtech industry happenings and trends. Insurtech Building Blocs is hosted by Tim Robinson, CEO at AgencyBloc, and Cory Schmidt, CTO at AgencyBloc. Listen now.