Insurance Agency Targeting Growing Senior Population Opens in Charleston

CHARLESTON, S.C. – As South Carolina continues to grow as a retirement destination, a new Charleston-based company aims to serve seniors with a personalized needs-based service and education to assist with finding the best insurance solutions to provide peace of mind in the golden years. 

Visionary Insurance Advocates, LLC (VIA) will offer a variety of insurance benefit plans to Lowcountry seniors that range from Medicare plans and supplemental policies to long term care, critical illness, guaranteed issue life insurance, and final expense plans. VIA’s agents will make “house calls,” discussing each person’s individual needs in the privacy and comfort of their own homes. 

Marcia Alfaro, an attorney who worked on Medicare legislation and legislative health care reform on Capitol Hill during the Clinton administration, is opening the company along with Christine Nott Jablon, a public relations professional who formerly worked at the South Carolina Aquarium. The entrepreneurs saw a need and decided to fill it. 

“So many times seniors don’t get the care they need because they don’t think they can afford it, and we think that’s such an unnecessary tragedy,” says Marcia Alfaro, one of the company’s owners. “With the proper education about their options and simply choosing the correct Medicare plan from the start, we can help Lowcountry seniors get the best health care possible.” 

According to 2010 US Census data, South Carolina ranks 17th in the nation for residents ages 60 and older, and that population is projected to increase by 89% by the year 2030. AARP Magazine also recently named Charleston as one of the top 20 cities in America to retire. 

The focus of Visionary Insurance Advocates will be individualized customer needs analysis and knowledge of the various Medicare options, as well as other solutions as seniors plan their retirement years. “There is a lot of confusion and fear surrounding Medicare, and our caring and well-trained agents are committed to educating seniors about their options,” says Jablon, also a company owner. “Additionally, all of the plans we offer are from reputable providers and have reasonable premiums, making it affordable for our South Carolina seniors.” 

About Visionary Insurance Advocates

Visionary Insurance Advocates is a Charleston-based insurance agency that specializes in products for senior citizens. Serving the Lowcountry of South Carolina, the company provides solutions ranging from Medicare plans and supplemental insurance to long term care, guaranteed issue whole life, final expense and critical care. Visionary Insurance Advocates is committed to educating seniors and finding the best insurance product for their needs, using reputable and affordable carriers. For more information about the company, visit or call 888-831-7025.


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