Despite her various professions as a purchasing agent for engineering projects in the oil and gas industry, a division order title analyst, a board certified civil trial paralegal, and a multiple-lines insurance broker, Andrea Hoxie’s heart has always belonged to ministry, to helping others. She is co-founder of New Covenant Ministries. Even when her partner in ministry walked away, she kept NCM alive, believing that one day it would be the vehicle by which she could reach more, and do more, for others.
After being stricken with Sarcoidosis in mid-1996, Andrea Hoxie was bedridden for almost two years. Unable to return to work, she occupied herself with pursuing her first insurance license. It was not until 2005, however, when her mother was disenrolled from her Medicare plan without her knowledge, that Andrea became interested in insurance, and particularly Medicare. She has since been actively engaged in educating seniors and the disabled about their rights, responsibilities and options with regard to health insurance and related products and services. Why is this important to NCM?
This: In 2009, on a visit with a prospective client, a disabled Vietnam veteran, a diabetic who could not afford his injectable medications, who had no transportation, was in dire need of dental prosthesis, and could access VA benefits to extract his few remaining teeth, but not replace any, she finally found the nerve to ask him about his income. He was living on $770 Social Security, and waiting, hoping to be successful with his “agent orange” claim. Noting that his current Medicare plan was not a “dual” plan, she asked if he had Medicaid. He asked, “what’s that?” After explaining, she offered to help him apply. Returning home, she sat at her computer and completed an application using the information he provided. She was uncomfortable about “pretending to be him,” but wanted to help. Two months later on a return visit, the veteran showed Andrea his Medicaid card. With that, she assisted him in enrolling in a Medicare plan that covered his injectable medications, and provided transportation and dentures. Andrea then decided to incorporate “income” questions whenever she perceived there might be a similar circumstances. Wanting to maintain integrity, she sought to do things “the right way,” and discovered that a non-profit organization like NCM could “partner” with Texas Health & Human Services and provide applicants with assistance in applying for Medicaid and other benefits. This also requires that she walk away from prospective clients in her insurance business to avoid conflicts of interest. In those instances, she refers them to agents she trusts. Her philosophy is that doing the right thing may be a short-term loss, but at the end of the day, it is always a long-term gain.
Andrea was ordained into the Gospel Ministry on 9 June 2002. Her pulpit is wherever she may be to spread the Good News, to allow the Gospel that happened to her, work through her in whatever activity she happened to be engaged. Her “sermons” are not so many words spewed from her mouth, but are lived out in the way she treats others.
What I Believe is Reflected by What I Do for the People I Serve
I respect the conventions of mainstream society, while understanding that change takes place with out-of-the-box thinking.
I believe that –
everything that is “new” is not new and improved; and
everything that is “old” is not old and lousy
I further believe that –
confusion breeds chaos;
chaos is negative and destructive;
order nurtures peace;
peace is positive, constructive, and powerful.
I seek to embrace the stability of tried, true, and established practices and procedures, while weeding out that which stifles growth, progress and improvement of individuals and organizations.
Designations, Licenses and Certifications
2016 Medicare Set-Aside Certified Consultant, International Commission on Health Care Certification
2016 Texas All Lines Insurance Adjuster
2014 South Carolina Licensed Agent
2013 Certified Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act Professional, National Association of Health Underwriters
2002 Ordained Minister of the Gospel
2001 NASA/NNA Certified Signing Agent
1999 Texas Insurance Agent (Multiple Lines since 2007)
1995 Authorized Private Process Server (originally in Harris County, now for the State of Texas, SCH #650)
1995 Board Certified Paralegal, Civil Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization
National Crime Prevention Association
National Association of Land Title Examiners and Abstractors
National Association of Professional Agents
Bethel’s Place Chamber of Commerce
American Association of Notaries Public
Houston Ebony Opera Guild
Houston Master Singers
Texas Retired Teachers Association
New Covenant Ministries
South Main Baptist Church
National Association of Health Underwriters (inactive)