Jerry Ballard, the #1 top producing independent insurance agent1,2 for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina® in individual sales for 10 consecutive years, leads an impressive team dedicated to providing superb service to all of the Agency’s customers. The team includes Cathy Ballard, Amanda Morrow, Kennon Wainwright, Kristen Baily and Kara Withee. Jerry Ballard & Associates, Inc. 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.
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 nearly a decade. 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 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, 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 has recently joined our agency as a Customer Service & Sales Representative and is licensed in both life and health. Kristen is looking forward to providing residents of North Carolina with the knowledge and guidance needed to navigate through the Marketplace to determine subsidy eligibility and help select the best Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC products that meet their health insurance needs. Kara Withee has recently joined Jerry Ballard and Associates as a Customer Service Representative and Sales Associate for Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC). Kara brings both personable and professional assistance to the health care industry and the residents of North Carolina and is excited to assist you selecting the best plan for you and your family.
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 to the plan that works best. Our Agency offers a variety of individual property lines, including Blue Advantage, Blue Options HSA, DentalBlue, and Small Group Health Insurance Plans; our agents know how best 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 all of your questions answered.
New Bern was settled by Swiss and German adventurers led by Baron Christopher de Graffenried from Bern, Switzerland and founded in 1710 at the confluence of the Trent and Neuse rivers,. New Bern is the second oldest town in the state. Royal Governor William Tryon made this seaport his colonial capitol and residence, Tryon Palace, was built in 1770.
A major port and trading center in the 1800's, New Bern was captured and occupied by the Union Army after a fierce battle on March 14, 1862.
New Bern has three historic districts with homes, stores, and churches dating as far back as the early 18th century. In fact, there are 36 individual listings and more than 150 sites included in the National Register of Historic Places. History abounds around every corner, with over 150 landmarks -some dating to the 18th century- representing a variety of architectural periods.
New Bern has grown to over lots of shopping, restaurants, and excellent healthcare. Currently, Craven Regional Medical Center is expanding to accommodate the increase in population that has been seen over the past years.
There are also several fine museums. The Firemen's Museum has restored equipment and displays honoring more than two centuries of firefighters. The New Bern Academy, built circa 1806, is the oldest chartered school in the state and is now a museum that houses artifacts that focus on education, architecture, and the Civil War.