We’ve Already Made the Circle of Champions for 2022!

Laura Bush-Sedlacek of Bush and Associates has been recognized as a member of the 2022 Marketplace Circle of Champions, a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) program that celebrates the hard work of agents and brokers in helping consumers enroll in qualified health coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace®.  

This award highlights Laura Bush-Sedlacek’s success in actively enrolling 20 or more consumers during this Open Enrollment Period.

“We thank Laura Bush-Sedlacek for her dedication to providing exceptional service and helping consumers get the coverage they need,” said Ellen Montz, Director of the Center for Consumer Information & Insurance Oversight within CMS, which oversees the Marketplace. “Agents and brokers play a key role in educating consumers about their health insurance options and helping expand access to coverage for Americans.”

This year’s Open Enrollment Period for applying for Marketplace coverage runs Nov. 1–Jan. 15, 2022. Consumers with questions about their coverage or who would like help enrolling can contact Laura Bush-Sedlacek at 828-754-2601.

What is the Marketplace Circle of Champions?

To commemorate the hard work and commitment of agents and brokers, CMS created the Marketplace Circle of Champions program which provides special recognition to agents and brokers who have actively enrolled 20 or more consumers to demonstrate their expertise and experience in helping consumers find health coverage.

Each year, the Marketplace Circle of Champions program recognizes thousands of agents and brokers across America—highlighting their hard work, expertise, and service. Whether they’re helping individuals complete an application, select a plan, or manage coverage, agents and brokers play a critical role in the success of the Health Insurance Marketplace®.

Insurance is ESSENTIAL and Annual Enrollment is HERE!

Hi from Bush and Associates! Insurance is ESSENTIAL.  So that’s why we’re here to help you navigate a very important time of year:  Annual Enrollment! 

What is Annual Enrollment?  It’s the time period when you can make changes and/or enroll in certain types of insurance coverages. 

The time periods run as follows:  For Medicare Advantage and Part D Prescription Drug plans Annual Enrollment runs Oct 15th-Dec 7th.  For ACA Individual Health, Annual Enrollment runs Nov 1st through January 15th, 2022.  Please note new this year the ACA Individual Health deadline has been extended into January 2022!

During Annual Enrollment, you can drop or add plans or make changes to a plan or take out a new plan. 

Did you know, we have been assisting customers in Caldwell county and surrounding counties since 1980?  That’s right!  And we also provide complimentary service for the policies we sell and we’re here to help you if you need assistance with something such as claims or billing. 

So give us a call today at 828-754-2601 or Text 828-493-5821 to get a free quote and schedule your appointment.  Or you can email us at quotes@bushandassociates.net to schedule a time. 

Annual Enrollment is a short period of time to take out a new plan or make changes to an existing one, so don’t delay!  At Bush and Associates our customers are our family and friends.  Get in touch with us today!

Save the Dates for ACA Individual Health Annual Enrollment, 2022!


The Annual Enrollment (AEP) for Affordable Care Act (ACA) plans will be back soon.  NEW this year it will run from November 1st 2021 through January 15th 2022.  During this time you can enroll in a plan or make changes to an existing plan.  If you happen to be losing coverage, you could be eligible for a special enrollment period as well. 

There are many things to consider during the ACA Annual Enrollment.  Some of the things you want to keep in mind are updating your projected household annual income, change of address or phone number or household size updates, or if you need to make any coverage change.  When the Annual Enrollment for ACA is over, you generally cannot enroll again until the next time it comes around for 2023 unless you quality for a Special Enrollment period (SEP).  You can, however, make any necessary updates to your Marketplace application during the year.

We are making appointments now for the upcoming AEP so get in touch with us today!  You want to get a coverage that works best for you with doctors and hospitals who accept your plan.  Any new enrollments and/or plan changes and updates must be in by January 15th 2022 so don’t wait, make your appointment today.

~Bush and Associates is in the 2021 ACA Circle of Champions.  They have offered local area insurance products for over 40 years and specialize in ACA Individual Health, Short-Term Health and Medicare Supplements (aka Medigap), Other Medicare Products, Vision, Dental and more.  Get in touch with them today for a free, no obligation, quote.  They offer contact free quotes by Phone, Mail, Email, Online, Fax or Curbside.  If you need an in office appointment, a mask is required.BUSH AND ASSOCIATES:  Call (828) 754-2601, email quotes@bushandassociates.net or Text 828-493-5821  

Confused about insurance? We can HELP!

Insurance can be confusing.  But we can help!

We offer Medicare Supplements, Individual Health, Dental, Vision, and more! Plus we offer local service to all of our policyholders.

We have served the insurance needs of Caldwell County since 1980.  So get in touch with us today.  Call (828) 754-2601, Text (828) 493-5821 or email quotes@bushandassociates.net for your FREE quote.

Be the difference!

What’s the difference between us and other options you have for purchasing your insurance? The difference is we provide complimentary customer service for all of our policyholders! That’s right! We will help you with issues that may come up such as billing, claims, change of address, etc.

We are here for you when you need us. We really mean it when we say our customers are our family and friends!

Get in touch with us today and you’ll see the difference!

  • If you’d like to get in touch with us, you can reach us by:
  • Phone (828) 754-2601
  • Text (828) 493-5821
  • Email service@bushandassociates.net
  • In Person 916 Wilkesboro Blvd Lenoir (*during Covid-19, masks required)