You have been kind enough to receive emails from me for the last seven years about Humana’s Medicare Advantage plans. Today I would like to share my personal experience from yesterday with enrolling into a Humana plan.
In a recent conversation I had with Larry Bishop, the topic of getting value from Medicare entitlement came up. After 25 years of distributing Medicare Supplements as both an agent and MGA, Larry’s philosophy of health coverage shifted, from one of prepayment, to that of a “pay as you go” approach.
For over 30 years, Larry brought a wealth of experience and thought leadership to the Medicare health plan space. He could best be described by borrowing a quote from author Jim Collins: “Someone who blends genuine personal humility with intense professional will.”
Larry drew his approach to the industry from a value system instilled in him while growing up in the heartland of Wichita, KS. After graduating from Wichita State University with a bachelor’s degree in education, Larry began his career as a kindergarten school teacher in 1972. Over the next seven years he would go on to serve as a third grade teacher and become a K-8 school principal, earning a masters degree in educational administration along the way.
Responsible for supporting a young family at that time, Larry pursued a career in the insurance business in 1980, and began selling Medicare supplement plans. After six years, he joined Union Bankers Insurance Company in Dallas, TX as a Field Vice President, responsible for growing Medicare Supplement and Major Medical business in 14 western states. In 1992 he started the Bishop Marketing Agency in Overland Park, KS, and now supports over 2,000 agents and agencies throughout the United States.
Since 2005, Larry has focused his efforts exclusively on Humana’s Medicare health plans, supporting the production of over 160,000 MAPD, PDP, and Medicare supplement enrollments for Humana to date.
Larry recently celebrated 42 years of marriage to his wife Patricia. They have two children, Sara and Bridger, both of whom have become educators. In his spare time, he loves to travel, exercise, and follow college basketball.
“I have been selling medicare supplemental plans for 40 years. In the fall of 2005 Larry Bishop convinced me to sell Humana Medicare Advantage plans. I’m glad he did. Over the years Larry has kept me well informed on the rules, regulations, and certifications. He always takes my calls and even though Larry is a die hard Humana fan, he always gives me a straight answer.