This year, Susan Polk Insurance has reached an important milestone celebrating 30 years of membership with the San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce. A lot has happened in the health insurance industry since then, but we’ve been there through it all, serving SLO and guiding you through the changes.
We were there in…
1991: Major Risk Medical Insurance Program
We were there when the MRMIP guaranteed access to health insurance, and also when the AIM program offered coverage to women already pregnant. These two programs were funded by the tobacco tax enacted by Proposition 99.
1995: The Internet
When the world wide web arrived on the scene, were one of the first businesses in SLO to go on-line. We took advantage of the new technology to strengthen our efforts to educate the public about health insurance access.
1998: Children’s Health Insurance Program
We were there to enroll hundreds of families into the CHIP, also known as the “Healthy Families” program. Then in 2005, we were there again to help expand coverage by the Children’s Health Initiative of San Luis Obispo County.
2006: Medicare Part D
We were there in 2006 to enroll Medicare clients in Part D to address the high cost of prescriptions.
We were there when the Affordable Care Act (also known as “Obamacare”) went into full effect, providing comprehensive reform to improve the accessibility, affordability, and quality of health care.
2021: American Rescue Act
When the American Rescue Act increased subsidies to families allowing them greater access to health care, we were there.
2022: Covered California
We were there when the IRS agreed to fix the family glitch in Covered California, allowing employees to enroll their families.
…and we’ll still be there.
In the coming years, we’re sure to see just as many groundbreaking developments as we have in the past. But no matter how the landscape changes, we will still be here, serving you and helping to guide you forward.
30 Years in Under 2 Minutes
To celebrate this important milestone, we’ve created a short video to take you ‘back to the future’ through the past three decades. Without any further ado, grab your popcorn and enjoy the show—and don’t forget: be kind and rewind!