Success Is NOT Determined by Age

By Lyndabeth Thomas

At 67, I’m doing work I love, but I took a long, winding path to get here! In the ‘90s, I was operations manager for Morgan Stanley and responsible for about 15 financial advisors. Around 2001, the home office decided to close our branch and moved all the financial advisors to different offices. Unfortunately, I was the casualty – and I was in my early 50s.

Next, I went to work for a civil engineering firm as office manager. It was a fun job, and I was able to help the company make money. But, in 2008, the economy tanked and the home office closed my branch – and again, I was out of work. By that time, I was in my mid-50s. But, I picked myself up and started again – this time I took a job with a large accounting firm. It wasn’t the friendliest place to work. I would say good morning when I arrived every day and the accountants would look at me like I was crazy! [laughing] Believe it or not, the firm closed, and I was out of a job. For the third time!

Who would hire me at nearly 60? And pay me the salary I was used to making? I had always been interested in insurance, so I learned the business and got my license. I have a cousin that sells insurance in the Upstate, and he helped me get started selling supplemental insurance, like AFLAC. I started cold calling. I would go into offices and talk to them about offering their employees supplemental insurance. It didn’t cost the employer a dime, but the employees benefited. I loved it! I was good at it! I found my niche.

Then the Affordable Care Act came into play and mandated that everyone get insurance. Because of my work, I already had a client base. If the businesses I worked with met the requirements, they were required to offer their employees insurance – and if not, the individuals could get their own policy.

I’ve been selling insurance for 10 years now – and have enjoyed every minute. I specialize in the Affordable Care Act and Medicare. The open enrollment period starts November 1st and runs through December 15th – health insurance open enrollment is ONLY 45 days, except in certain circumstances, while Medicare is year round for those turning 65. I understand how confusing it can be. I would much rather see someone get a good health insurance policy even if they don’t buy a supplemental policy from me. It’s much easier to take care of healthy people.

I’m a 67 year old woman who works when she wants and loves what she does. I am living proof that age is not a factor when you are determined to succeed. My husband and I have lived in Myrtle Beach for 30 years and have never been happier. Our only daughter is a flight attendant, and because we get free tickets, we travel when we can – mostly to see her of course.

I am available to help with any of your insurance questions or concerns, or if you would like to obtain health insurance for yourself and/or your family, feel free to call me, “Your Insurance Lady” Lynda Thomas, at843-457-1180.

Lyndabeth Thomas is a local, South Carolina licensed and insured health insurance agent. “Your Insurance Lady” is FFM Certified and is in the 2018 and 2019 Elite Circle of Champions. (This is recognition by the Federal government for assisting over 100 new clients each year.) Using a licensed agent to obtain your 2020 coverage will help you find the best price and most complete coverage to fit your individual needs.

Contact Lynda at 843-457-1180 oremail afforablecareactsc@gmail.com.

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  • Lyndabeth Thomas

    Lyndabeth Thomas

    Lyndabeth Thomas is a local, South Carolina licensed and insured health insurance agent. “Your Insurance Lady” is FFM Certified and is in the 2018 and 2019 Elite Circle of Champions. (This is recognition by the Federal government for assisting over 100 new clients each year.) Using a licensed agent to obtain your 2020 coverage will help you find the best price and most complete coverage to fit your individual needs.

    Contact Lynda at 843-457-1180 or email afforablecareactsc@gmail.com.

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