I get this question a lot and it reminds me of Walt Disney World where many guests ask "What time is the 3 o'clock parade?" (but what they really mean is when will the parade be coming by where I am sitting?)
So, to translate from above, here's what I think most people mean: HOW can the Medicare SmartStart Program™ be FREE? It seems too good to be true.
Here's my quick and simple answer...the Medicare SmartStart Program™ is my creation. I hold the trademark, which means I make my own rules and can determine how best to serve the community without outside influence.
To be transparent, in 2015, we set up our corporation to be 1099 independent contractors and choose to accept a fixed fee-for-service, which is set each year directly by the Centers for Medicare Services (CMS).
We are paid every two-weeks, based on the number of people who we successfully put through the Medicare SmartStart Program™. Our fixed-fee is the same, irrelevant of how we help you, or which insurance plan we may help you compare and choose.
Said simply, I can actually provide better for my family by keeping things free to you, and focusing on over-delivering a better service and experience which exceeds your expectations, than providing a mediocre service to the masses.
Essentially, by serving people better, we have a bigger IMPACT and by default, make a bigger income. WIN-WIN!