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Someone You Should Know: Jill Johnson
Earlier this year, we announced a special feature called “Someone You Should Know,” which introduces you to the people who work at The Bensman Group. In this issue, we profile Jill Johnson, Underwriting Manager.
If you want to talk to Jill Johnson at Bensman, you had better hurry up. That’s because on Nov. 7, Jill is marrying special education teacher Nick Larsen in her hometown of Quincy, Illinois, and after that, she will be Jill Larsen. But only her name will change; Jill will continue to work with clients who buy life, disability or long-term care insurance or annuities through Bensman.
Jill joined Bensman about three years ago, after graduating from Illinois State University and spending a brief time processing claims for a major health insurer. She likes being on the other side of the insurance arrangement. “I like the idea that we work for the client, not for the carrier,” she says. “We work with the carrier, but for the client.”
Jill’s responsibilities include setting up the medical exam, coordinating with the carrier and helping gather any additional medical records. “I facilitate the process with the carrier, making sure things go smoothly for the client,” she says.
When Jill started at Bensman, she was in client services. And working with clients remains her favorite part of the job. “It’s nice to know that you did something to help somebody and to set their mind at ease,” she says.
In addition, she has become very aware of the role that life and disability insurance can play in protecting families against the unexpected.
“Before, I don’t think I realized how important insurance was, especially life insurance,” she says. “Now I understand how much families need insurance. I see what an impact it has on people.”
Jill Johnson is “Someone You Should Know.” If you would like to talk to Jill or to anyone else at The Bensman Group, please call 847-572-0800.