The way we were

Medicare Set-Aside Blog on November 18, 2010 | Posted by

I had so much fun doing my investigative journalist piece on Crowe Paradis yesterday that I decided to go back in time and pull the websites of some other early MSA firms to see how much we have changed over the years.


Since 2001, our industry has transformed from a bunch of scrappy, mom and pop operations to a sophisticated expertise driven niche that is essential to the daily operations of the insurance industry. I look back and cringe at how we started and am amazed at how far we all have come.


Most importantly, the successful firms have learned and changed at a rapid pace to keep up with the needs of the marketplace. The MSA of today is a radically different product/service than it was in 2001. Truthfully, it is (or should be) radically different than it was 12 months ago. The one thing that really excites me about coming to work every morning is that this business is so fluid and ever changing. It is a challenge to keep pace with all of the innovation needed to stay competitive and maybe even be ahead of the curve.


Here is a look back in time. Remember that these comical looking websites were “state of the art” back in their day.


Health Advocates (2002)
http://web.archive.org/web/20020323052037/http://www.healthadvocatesinc.com/


Gould and Lamb (2002)
http://web.archive.org/web/20020614091636/http://www.gouldandlamb.com/


Nuquest/Bridgepoint (2002)
http://web.archive.org/web/20020714173212/http://www.mynuquest.com/


MEDVAL (2003)
http://web.archive.org/web/20031220125126/http://medval.com/


Crowe Paradis (2005)
http://web.archive.org/web/20050207141315/croweparadis.com/pages/serv_nssac.html



I also realized from looking back that our ASK JEN forum on our blog www.medicaresetasideblog.com was a direct rip-off of the ASK JUNE email address on the early Health Advocates site. Sorry June, I guess great MSA minds think alike.