I think this might be worth generating a new topic, though it was brought up and discussed by Newbie and Burbinator in the last one.
I had given some thought to sending an email to NASE to ask them about their members putting up the signs for Mega Insurance, but I thought it might be best if the message got sent to them by someone who can say he (or she) is asking the questions as an official representative of CAUSS. Besides, you guys could state the case more elegantly than I would be able to.
I think it would also be only fair to warn the NASE person that their reply would be posted on this website for all to see.
What do you think? I believe it's about time to shine the spotlight on NASE. Because it's a public organization, I do not believe that we need to be at all sensitive about exposing their dirty secret, as we might be with the hapless individual losers who put up the Herbalife signs.
#1. "RE: Mega Insurance and/or NASE" In response to Reply # 0
I was driving to work and heard an ad for Mega Insurance on the radio. I called their 1-800 number and asked about the problem with illegal signs. Turns out that number was just a call center in Oklahoma City.
Their real headquarters are in Hurst, TX. I got a 1-800 number for their customer support department but don't have it with me now. I'm sure you could try some of these numbers from their Internic registration:
#2. "RE: Mega Insurance and/or NASE" In response to Reply # 1
Thanks for the info - I had no idea they were not really in OK City.
Keep up yor pressure, and please let us know about any progress. I'll get started on the letters to Mega and NASE pretty soon, since your message reminded me that I said I would do that.
PS: Insurance agents detest the insurance-sign people as much as we do, because they bleed off business from "legitimate" insurance agents - they have no overhead; just put up signs and take a cut of the policy payments, without having to offer any support services.
#5. "RE: Mega Insurance and/or NASE" In response to Reply # 4
I guess we're lucky up here. I think I've only seen two or three signs in Minnesota saying "Finally! Affordable Health Insurance!" The ones I've seen were red printing on a white coroplast background, and they were mounted really high on the utility poles -- like the spammer had an extension ladder or something.
#10. "RE: Mega Insurance and/or NASE" In response to Reply # 5
We routed Mega Insurance out of our area 2 years ago by contacting Cathy Smith at MEGA at 817-255-3347. However, things have changed considerably since then and I suggest that you contact UICI instead.
The MEGA Life and Health Insurance Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of UICI, an insurance clearing processing house for specialty and niche insurance companies (like MEGA). If you call the main office and ask for Mr. Myhra’s executive secretary, he or she will most probably steer you to the right department. Don’t forget to tell the Complaint Department that you got the telephone number from Mr. Myhra’s secretary – you’ll get their attention that way!
UICI Phil Myhra, President 4001 McEwen Road #200 Dallas, TX 75244 972-392-6700
#6. "RE: Mega Insurance and/or NASE" In response to Reply # 4
>There are two predominant and different >types of insurance spams in the Dallas area. > >One set is white coloplast with large red letters. The other >is yellow coroplast with blue strips and yellow letters.
>Just wondering if it's the same in Denver area?
Yes. The details vary a bit. I'm sure the white coroplast is the same here and in your area. The yellow coroplast here is bigger than the white one. It has large black lettering. I think it's a custom job, and have seen it mostly in Aurora, an eastern suburb of Denver.
#7. "RE: Mega Insurance and/or NASE" In response to Reply # 6
>Yes. The details vary a bit. I'm sure the >white coroplast is the same here and in your area. > The yellow coroplast here is bigger than the white >one. It has large black lettering. I think >it's a custom job, and have seen it mostly in >Aurora, an eastern suburb of Denver.
We were getting them in Broomfield, too (the white signs with red & black lettering), but it appeared to be just one guy doing it. I called him and told him I was taking them down. I got one more batch within a week of calling, and none since.
I think the guy who was putting them up lives in south Denver.