Platinum Supplemental Insurance Gives Back at Casa De Dia, Mexico

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Platinum Supplemental Insurance sales representatives and employees took time out from their vacation award trip to Los Cabos, Mexico, to help renovate a low income elderly "day house" there. Platinum wanted to create an opportunity for the staff to 'give back' to the community in some way, while enjoying their annual award trip.

Platinum volunteers and residents come together

Platinum volunteers and Casa de Dia residents come together to celebrate the facility's upgrades.

Nearly 40 Platinum Supplemental Insurance Sales Representatives and employees took time out of an award trip in Los Cabos, Mexico, Feb. 23-March 1, 2013, to help renovate Casa de Dia, a “day house” for the elderly.

The facility serves meals and provides a social outlet for 45 low-income elderly residents of San Jose del Cabo, Mexico.

Platinum Vice President, Mike Muench, says that the idea for the project began while reflecting on the company’s history.

“Platinum got its start selling long-term care insurance,” he said. “So we have a keen interest in the health and well-being of the elderly.”

Muench wanted to create an opportunity for sales reps and employees to ‘give back’ while enjoying their annual award trip.

Casa de Dia was quickly identified as a cause where Platinum could provide a lot of help. After years of neglect, the facility was in dire need of repair.

“Almost everything needed updates or repairs,” he said. “None of the air conditioners worked, the roof leaked, the septic system was overflowing into the yard. And the cook was preparing meals for nearly 50 people on a two burner hotplate. It was in rough shape.”

Two years ago, Platinum helped fund a new septic system at Casa de Dia by raising the needed $8,000 through employee and sales rep donations. In 2012, over $30,000 was raised to pay for a new roof, commercial kitchen equipment, 14 new toilets and new doors.

“It’s such a good feeling to be able to give of our time and resources in this way,” says Jim Parker, coordinator for the project. “Working for Platinum has afforded us comfortable lifestyles. It is gratifying to be able to share some of those resources while we enjoy our annual awards vacation.”

In recognition for the significant funding and efforts put forth by Platinum, the mayor of San Jose del Cabo sent a letter of gratitude to the company and its employees and representatives. The letter reads in part: “In the name of all grandfathers and grandmothers, please receive our sincere appreciation. Your gifts and your visits are very important to improve the quality of the life of all the grandparents who utilize Casa de Dia.”

ABOUT PLATINUM:
Platinum Supplemental Insurance is one of the most innovative marketers of exclusive supplemental insurance products in the Midwest, offering custom designed products that include Cancer, Heart Attack & Stroke, both Long and Short-Term Care and Accident & Disability insurance solutions. In addition, Platinum has also made their Cancer, Heart Attack and Stroke insurance product available to companies and businesses of all sizes for employers to use as an enhancement and addition to their employees’ current benefit package.

Headquartered in Dubuque, Iowa, Platinum’s growth is a direct reflection of its commitment to exceed customer expectations with excellent service and affordable products that are underwritten by highly rated companies. Platinum has proudly held an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau since 2004 for meeting the bureau’s accreditation standards year after year.    

With a solid fundamental mission to provide the best products and services to their customers, Platinum also invokes a commitment to their representatives and employees with outstanding opportunities for personal, professional and financial growth.

For more information on Platinum Supplemental Insurance, please visit http://www.pltnm.com.

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