2014 Hall of Fame Inductee
Jerry Ballard has been the #1 top producing independent insurance agent1,2 for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina® in individual sales for 10 consecutive years. In August, 2014 Jerry was inducted into the Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina® Hall of Fame. He has also been awarded by Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina® membership in its President's Club as a top agent every year since its inception, and is a Charter Member of that exclusive group. He leads his company with an impressive team of Agents dedicated to providing exemplary service to all new and existing customers of the Agency.
Cathy Ballard has been with the Agency for more than a decade, initially focusing on customer service before adding individual sales to her duties. Despite these dual responsibilities, Cathy has become a strong sales performer, without sacrificing her focus on addressing customer needs, while assuring that the Agency's attention to administrative detail is impeccable. Her many years running the administrative functions of a law firm have proven invaluable. Amanda Morrow is also a valuable and experienced member of the Ballard team, having worked with the Agency for more than a decade and licensed in Health and Life Insurance. Our clients have found her attention to service issues exemplary, while her sales knowledge has assured her success as a part of our sales team. Kennon Wainwright, Vice President of Sales and Agency Manager, has brought years of diverse insurance experience to aid our clients. Not only is he licensed in Health, where he now specializes, but he also holds licenses in the Life, Medicare Supplement, Long Term Care and Property & Casualty fields. His outstanding communication skills, combined with expert product knowledge and great work ethic, assure our clients a pleasant and productive relationship. Kristen Baily and Kara Withee are our newest Customer Service & Sales Representatives licensed in Life and Health Insurance. They have received extensive training on and off the Marketplace and will be providing all residents of North Carolina with the knowledge and guidance needed to navigate through the Affordable Care Act.
Insurance has become increasingly complex, and with features of the Affordable Care Act being phased in, it takes trained, experienced agents to fit individual needs with the best available plans on the market. Our Agency offers a variety of individual personal lines, including Blue Advantage, Blue Options HSA, Dental Blue, Temporary Health Insurance, Medicare Supplements and Small Group Health Insurance Plans; our agents are trained to match those plans with the coverage needs and budget constraints of each and every customer.
Jerry Ballard & Associates couples outstanding individual customer service with the technological sophistication that allows customers the best of both worlds--quick and accurate information via www.nchealthplans.com and ready access to a knowledgeable agent using its toll free number 888-765-5400. Without leaving your home or office, you will be surprised how quickly and easily you can find the best North Carolina health plan for you, your family and your business. Contact Jerry Ballard and his trained and experienced staff to get answers to all of your questions.
Lexington, North Carolina is a furniture and textile center also known for its famous "Lexington Style" barbecue. Located in the heart of North Carolina's Piedmont section, featuring a small town atmosphere, surrounded by a countryside of lush rolling hills. it is 21 miles south of Winston Salem and 32 miles west of Greensboro in one of the most beautiful counties in the state. Conveniently close to other Triad area cities and attractions.
The county's largest lake, High Rock Lake fed by the Yadkin River, features 365 miles of shoreline dotted with homes and cottages. Indian artifacts can still be found along its banks. In the past few years, the 15,000-acre lake often has been the site of the BASS Master's Classic, the world's most prestigious fishing tournament.
As the population of Rowan County increased, people were forced to settle further and further from the county seat. In order to remedy this problem, Davidson County was formed from Rowan on December 9, 1822. It was named for General William Lee Davidson, a hero of the Revolutionary War, who was killed in the battle of Cowan's Ford.
Bob Timberlake is an internationally known realist painter from Lexington, North Carolina. Timberlake began painting professionally in 1970 at the encouragement of Andrew Wyeth. Although he received no formal art education or training, his work is best known for its intricate attention to color and detail. His depiction of the simple life in his native North Carolina home has endeared his work to millions of admirers around the world.
The excitement of NASCAR Winston Cup racing can be found at the Richard Childress Racing Museum in Welcome, North Carolina. View many of RCR's greatest race cars along with famous machines from Indy car and NHRA. Plus, see Richard's personal collection of hot rods. View many of our trophies, awards, and unique RCR memorabilia.
The North Carolina Legislature has designated Lexington as "The Hickory Smoked Barbecue Capital of North Carolina." Barbecue's beginnings in the area actually occurred in the county during church homecomings and public rallies, yet it was brought into Lexington's square when court was in session in order to bring in larger crowds.