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Employees are crucial to ExamOne’s success

by Andrew Patch on June 6, 2019

At ExamOne we’re committed to helping protect loved ones with life insurance. Our employees are a crucial element in our success. Each year, we recognize the efforts of the hardworking employees who are proven leaders in demonstrating our commitment to the life insurance industry.

We recently connected with each winner to learn more about them and what it takes to become successful members of the ExamOne team.

Shelby Hildebrand
Award: Regional Account Manager of the Year

Time with ExamOne: 15 years

What’s the most rewarding part of your job or what do you love most about it?

Meaningful connection with customers and team members is the most rewarding part of my job. Understanding their needs and executing to expediently provide more than expected. Representing ExamOne as a customer-focused and “customer first” organization. Being a person our customers and team know they can count on!

What’s one unique strategy that helped you win business or serve our customers in 2018?
Communication is everything! Expedient, reliable, and consistent communication. Our customers deserve to feel confident that when they’ve brought something forth, I’m seeing it through to the fullest and with the highest priority.

In addition, I observe trends and serve as the voice of the customer internally: advocating needs, escalating issues, providing input into the development of new features, providing solutions to customer partnership development, retention and expansion to increase profitability and growth for both our customers and ExamOne.


Favorite quote or saying?

Go out on a limb, that’s where the fruit is. –Advice from a tree

In every situation, in every interaction, in every day – be a noticer of the good.


What do you like to do in your free time?
Spend time with my family; husband Bryan and three kids, ages 10, 8, and 4. We live on a lake which makes for lots of fun swimming, fishing and playing. We enjoy camping and trips to the desert for off-roading adventures!

What leadership thinks: “Shelby is an excellent communicator with ExamOne customers. She is detailed, highly organized, and fun to work with. We have several customers who come back to us and say how much they enjoy working with Shelby. That’s exactly what we need from the Account Manager position.” – Joey Grant, Senior Vice President of Commercial Sales

On track for success in 2019

by Stuart Smith on March 21, 2019

4 paths to help us and our clients win this year

Our operations and sales teams recently came together for annual strategy and training meetings in Kansas City. While together, I shared ExamOne’s direction for 2019 and a favorite sports moment that I believe illustrates how we and our life insurance clients can achieve success this year.

At the 1992 Summer Olympic Games in Barcelona, Spain, the US Men’s 4×100 relay team shattered the previous world record, despite starting the race towards the back of the pack. So how did they start from behind and then win with such a large margin? It required each runner to execute their leg of the race with maximum effort. And when it was time for them to pass the baton ahead, they executed the pass with perfection. Watch for yourself here.

I’ve drawn inspiration from this race because it symbolizes how our company has competed and evolved in the past year. Our dedicated employees have contributed maximum effort and now we are gaining momentum,but the race is far from over. How will the race end? I believe that success relies on these 4 things.

Heading in the same direction

This may seem like an obvious observation. However, as the life insurance industry shifted over the recent years, it was time for us to recalibrate our client compass as well. Now, our direction is clear. We know that we must be customer-centric first. This clarity drives our innovative solutions like comprehensive and flexible health data insight solutions that our clients need to help them move forward.

Sharing a path to success

A gold medal was the ultimate measure of success for the 1992 Olympic team.  But how do you define success? Success is measured differently among companies, clients, and individuals. Yet helping protect families with life insurance is a goal we all share. This common objective drives our commitment to provide data products like the recently announced expanded laboratory history to empower clients to make decisions quickly and confidently. Our IT advancements and consumer-friendly screening options are also modernizing the life insurance application process for applicants.

“Sharing the company vision with employees during our annual meeting was very refreshing and inspiring. We have a unique opportunity to meet our customers’ needs and drive growth for both us and our clients. I now know how we can get there together.” – ExamOne employee

Trusting in the handoff

The handoff is critical in a relay race and in business. Our teams understand how their roles fit together to form a strong unit ready to carry the baton when it’s their time. We’ve built and aligned our teams so that clients have trust that when they “hand off” their business to us it’s our top priority. This year we structured our annual meetings into smaller, specific work groups so that the messaging and training was very targeted to help empower each group. Now our teams are better positioned to help you work more effectively.

Appreciating the effort

For me, the most powerful image of that Olympic race is the team coming together to celebrate after their victory. I believe it is always important to take time to recognize employees’ accomplishments and praise team efforts. To our clients, I personally want to acknowledge how much we appreciate your partnership. Together, we are all learning how to navigate the current state of the business.

One person alone can’t win a relay race; only a team can win. Our team—the combination of dedicated employees and our loyal customers— who will help us and our industry come out ahead.

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Our Paperless Process

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After more than a decade of decline, Center for Disease Control finds heart failure-related deaths increasing in the U.S.

March 15, 2016 Uncategorized

Heart failure continues to be a major public health problem in the United States, leading to significant morbidity and mortality. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has found that the age-adjusted rate for heart failure-related deaths has actually increased from 2012 through 2014. This disease increase can cause an increased burden to both the individuals […]

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