LIVINGSTON, NJ - Oct. 15 to Dec. 7 is open enrollment for those seeking medicare coverage and TAPinto Livingston recently spoke to Livingston’s Medicare veteran, Ira Drucks to learn about him as a Livingston resident and an active professional in the community.
Drucks Agency, LLC
64 Oakwood Avenue,
Livingston, NJ 07039
Owner: Ira Drucks
When Established: 1969
Services Offered: Medicare Supplements, Medicare Advantage and Part D (Rx) coverage’s along with Small Group Health and Group Life Insurance offered through Horizon BCBSNJ
Stand-Out Services: Specialize in Medicare Products
What Makes You Special? Annual Certifications by multiply Insurance Carriers to offer their Medicare Products.
Q: What made you go into this profession?
A: Upon returning from serving in Vietnam with the Army Security Agency I was approached by Prudential Insurance Company to become an Insurance Agent.
Q: If you or your business was an animal which one would it be and why?
A: A Lion, take control of a situation till its completed.
Q: Did you go to school for what you do now?
A: I graduated from the Life Underwriters Training Council (LUTCF) and attended courses with the Chartered Life Underwriters. Its a higher level of certification in the insurance business. It’s like a master degree in insurance.
Q: If you could do it over, what would you have majored in in college?
Q: What is the most frequently asked question by potential customers or existing clients?
A: “I am turning 65 and Medicare is so confusing, I need help in making a decision, which plan to choose?” That is really the biggest problem out there. They get inundated with a bunch of information online and in the mail that they don’t know which way to go. Therefor that’s why I am there to assist them in purchasing the right plan for the right needs. I never sell anyone anything, I help people buy.
Q: What is your favorite part of the workday or week and why?
A: When I have an appointment with a client and am able to help them choose the right plan for their needs. In all the years as an Insurance Agent, I never lost a client and continue to have them as both clients and friends.
Q: If your business had a theme song, what would it be?
A: God Bless the USA. As a veteran I feel this country is the best in the world.
Q: If you could service any celebrity as a client, who would it be?
A: Steve McQueen – he was a free spirit, risk taker and lived on the edge.
Q: Why did you decide to have a business or do business in Livingston?
A: As a resident of Livingston for the past 42 years; Past President of the following organizations: Livingston Chamber of Commerce, Livingston Jaycees, Livingston Library Endowment Fund, Livingston Masonic Organization, Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 510; and past member of a number of Livingston committees, Cub Scouts and other organizations. I feel Livingston is a great town to continue my involvement and business in this community.
Q: What is your favorite thing about Livingston?
A: Being involved with so many organizations in town and supporting its business’s, I feel the residents in Livingston are friendly and courteous.
Q: When you’re not at work, what is your favorite thing to do?
A: Ride my Harley Davidson motorcycle and contribute to the many organizations to which I belong.
Q: Who is your hero?
A: Mrs. Flormount who was my first boss when I was 14 and worked in Olympic Amusement Park who taught me how to manage people and not do anything unless you are willing to do it yourself.
Q: It sounds like you are in a really niche industry. How would someone that was interested get involved in this kind of work?
A: As a general agent representing multiple insurance carriers, opportunities are available in this market through my agency. With 10,000 a day turning 65, this is becoming a very lucrative market.
Q: What is your motto?
A: Cape Diem – Siege the day. As a Vietnam Veteran, make every day count!
Q: What else would you like to tell residents of Livingston?
A: As a Livingston resident, I am happy to assist anybody that has questions concerning Medicare programs during this open enrollment period to evaluate 2015 choices. I can we reached at (973) 812-7788 or on my cell at (201) 207-6300 anytime.