When it comes to health insurance, it can be difficult to find a plan with comprehensive coverage without breaking the bank. At The Cochrun Group LLC, founder and owner Adela Cochrun and her experienced team are helping clients find personalized, comprehensive coverage at an affordable price.

The Cochrun Group is a minority, woman- and veteran-owned business with a diverse, bilingual team serving the local community. Located in Cedar Park, Texas, the agency serves Austin, San Antonio, Dallas, Houston and the Rio Grande Valley area as well as states surrounding Texas.

The agency specializes in four main areas of insurance coverage:
  • Medicare Advantage and Supplement Plans
  • ACA Health Plans
  • Dental and Vision Plans
  • Life and Final Expense Plans
With 20 years of experience in the industry, Cochrun said her first step is to learn about her clients’ needs. She ensures her clients have Medicare parts A and B, and can also help them apply for Medicaid or Low Income Subsidies if they qualify. After checking off the basics, she educates clients on the difference between Part C, which is referred to as Medicare Advantage and Part D, a drug coverage benefit.

“We help them look for plans that are going to maximize those benefits with the least out of pocket costs,” Cochrun said.

Three important times of the year include:
  • Medicare’s Annual Enrollment Period (AEP): Oct. 15-Dec. 7.
  • Affordable Care Act enrollment period: Nov. 1-Jan. 15.
  • Open Enrollment Period: Jan. 1-March 31
During these busy times of the year, Cochrun and her extensive team of agents are ready to help clients update, adjust and elect their health coverage benefits. Combined, the team has nearly 50 years of experience in this type of coverage in the industry.

One benefit Cochrun’s brokerage offers is not mandating that clients come into the office for consultations. Depending on clients’ preference, she and the team of agents can travel for meetings and even schedule virtual meetings or phone calls for out-of-state clientele.

“I have such a passion for the work I do,” Cochrun said. “It’s very fulfilling to know that you're helping somebody when they really need it, and my clients can count on me year after year, knowing I have their best interests at heart.”

Cochrun said clients often thank her for spending so much time listening to them and learning about their needs. When they ask how much they owe her, they’re shocked to learn that they don’t owe her any money.

“When I tell them they don’t owe me anything, they can’t believe that,” Cochrun said. “But the companies will take care of me.”

For veterans, there’s another advantage for working with The Cochrun Group: Cochrun herself is a United States Marine Corps veteran and has a passion for helping the community.

“The big thing that we do is educate our veteran community,” she said. “A lot of them don't know that they can have further coverage options other than the Department of Veterans Affairs, but they're the only segment of the population that can have dual coverage.”

Cochrun said most of the brokerage’s carriers include veteran plans that can offer benefits to the community, such as a giveback program for veterans’ Part B. In addition, the Cedar Park office is a brick and mortar location inside Heroes Night Out, the local veteran resource center, and agents are there 365 days a year to support them and find the resources they need.

Cochrun said at the end of the day, her work is more of a calling than a job—it’s something she’s passionate about and takes pride in. She is intentional about connecting with her clients and isn’t someone that will up and disappear.

The Cochrun Group reaches out to clients individually at least twice a year and hosts a variety of events in different locations throughout the year to maintain an ongoing relationship.

“We’re dealing with a segment of the community that really depends on somebody who's knowledgeable, and somebody who has the empathy to really listen and guide them and provide them what they need,” she said. “We pride ourselves on our integrity and always doing what’s right for the client.”

Those looking to learn more about how The Cochrun Group is the right fit for them can visit the website here. To contact the business, call 512-354-7661 or send an email to [email protected]. Prospective clients can also visit the location at 1150 S. Bell Blvd., Bldg. 5, Cedar Park, which is open Mon.-Fri.,10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sat. and Sun. by appointment.

The above story was produced by Senior Multi Platform Journalist Summer El-Shahawy with Community Impact's Storytelling team with information solely provided by the local business as part of their "sponsored content" purchase through our advertising team.