ABOUT JERRY BALLARD & ASSOCIATES
About Jerry Ballard & Associates
“First, foremost, and always, our main focus is to identify the true needs of our clients and fill those needs with the best North Carolina health insurance (BCBSNC®) products on the market and the best customer service in the industry.” Jerry resides in Morehead City with his wife, Cathy and their golden retriever, Alli. Jerry is now an Exclusive Agent with Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC) selling individual and group health insurance. Due to increasing demand, his focus has become individual health insurance with Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC (BCBSNC). When Jerry brought his insurance business to the Internet, he worked hard to create a user friendly website that was easy to understand and navigate. His goal was to make his website “a close second” to meeting his clients in person. His website, www.nchealthplans.com also offers an array of other products, such as life insurance from multiple carriers, short term health insurance and dental insurance as well as Medicare Supplement and Medicare Advantage.
Jerry has been the Number One Producer in the State of North Carolina in individual sales for Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina and has led the company for the past 9 years – 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012. He qualified for President’s Club Top Agency for 2007 (upon its inception) and President’s Club for 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012. In addition, Jerry’s Agency was ranked 6TH for 2010, 5TH for 2011 and 4th for 2012 among all Agencies in the State of North Carolina. Jerry is also licensed in 13 other states throughout the United States. During his personal time, he is an avid fisherman and sportsman.
Cathy Ballard, Jerry’s wife, joined the agency in 1999 focusing primarily on customer service and became licensed as a producer in 2007, also specializing in individual products including Blue Advantage through Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina. In 2008, her first year in sales, Cathy ranked #11 among all individual agents in the State of North Carolina for individual sales with BCBSNC; 2009 she ranked 9th and 2010 19th among all individual agents in the State of North Carolina. Cathy also manages the day to day operation of the agency, including troubleshooting and website development. Prior to joining the insurance agency, Cathy worked in the legal field, assisting in various areas of residential and commercial real estate development, environmental and corporate law. In her spare time she enjoys reading, traveling and all aspects of their boating lifestyle.
Amanda Morrow our customer service representative since 2007 began her new role in May 2010 as an authorized sales representative for our agency. Amanda resides in Morehead City, NC with her husband and 2 sons. Assistance is just a phone call away for your Blue Advantage, Blue Options HSA, Dental Blue, and other health insurance needs. In her spare time, Amanda enjoys boating, reading, and taking trips to the mountains. After attending UNC-CH and ECU, Amanda received her Bachelor of Science degree in 1998. She taught elementary school for several years before entering the medical and health world. Amanda was a pharmaceutical sales representative for AstraZeneca and St. Jude Medical.
Jerry began his career in the health insurance industry in 1974. Throughout the years, he has written health insurance in NC through many different companies. After many years of doing business with Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina he determined they provided the best coverage, service and value than any of his previous carriers, which is why he elected to become an Exclusive Agent for Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC (BCBSNC). In February of 2000, Jerry shifted his business model to an Online Internet Based Company. He has worked throughout the past eight (8) years training and experimenting with every aspect of an Online Company. As you may realize, the standard business model of a 9-5 platform quickly diminished as the need for a more fluctuating schedule became apparent. Our agency prides itself on helping individuals with their insurance needs, after they get off work and have time to focus on these issues. Once their needs have been identified and an application has been submitted, they are on their way to acquiring the best possible health insurance coverage in North Carolina for themselves, their spouse and their children. Our agency couples outstanding individual customer service with the technological sophistication that allows customers the best of both worlds – quick and accurate information via our website at www.nchealthplans.com and ready access via our toll free number 888-765-5400 to a knowledgeable agent. In spite of his 34 years in the health insurance business and his many professional accomplishments and industry awards, Jerry is a modest man who never loses sight of what is really important – taking care of his clients. You will be surprised how quickly and easily you can find and price the best North Carolina health plan for you and your family as well as getting all your questions answered, without leaving your home or office, just by contacting Jerry Ballard and his trained and experienced staff. We have links on our blog which can provide additional information about our products, plan description, benefits, claims, health conditions all offered through Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC (BCBSNC). We take tremendous pride in offering the best possible service to all our clients. We look forward to the opportunity to work with you in any of your insurance needs. When all is said and done, nothing speaks louder about Jerry Ballard and Associates than these statistics:
Kennon Wainwright has joined our agency as an Authorized Blue Cross Blue Shield Agent. Kennon grew up on the coast in beautiful Morehead City, North Carolina. He attended Virginia Episcopal for High School before entering The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He graduated from UNC-CH with a Bachelor’s Degree in Peace, War and Defense. He began his insurance career in 2009 with experience in Property and Casualty. He currently holds insurance licensing in Health & Life, Property & Casualty and is also working towards his Accredited Advisor in Insurance Designation. Kennon is excited to assist North Carolina residents with their health insurance needs. He looks forward to sharing the wide range of exceptional Blue Cross Blue Shield Products such as Blue Advantage, Blue Options HSA, and Dental Blue. Kennon is confident that he can find a plan that best suits your needs and situation.
In his spare time, Kennon enjoys spending time on the water, hunting with his chocolate lab, Goose and cheering for the Tar Heels. Kennon is a tremendous asset to our agency and brings knowledge about the BCBSNC products to best serve you and your insurance needs.
- 80-90% of our clients refer family members and friends to us
- 90% of our clients stay with us year after year