Vail Valley Bizwatch: Advance Benefits Concepts, Avon
Vail, CO, Colorado
Business name: Advance Benefit Concepts.
Location: Locally, Avon but the company has multiple regional and independent offices throughout Colorado.
Owner: Mark S. O’Donnell. Pamela Jonker is the agent/representative for Eagle Summit and Pitkin counties.
Avon office: 970-845-2287 or 970-393-0708.
What services do you provide? Advance Benefit Concepts offers a full range of insurance plans including life, health, accident, dental/vision, travel, Medicare supplements, business, and property and casualty. We also provide financial services for individuals and large and small businesses. We are affiliated with 80 percent of the top carriers in Colorado, enabling us to custom-design insurance solutions for all budgets and pre-existing health histories.
What strategy do you use to differentiate your business from the competition? We do not believe in the cookie-cutter approach to solving your insurance needs ” we know that one plan from one carrier does not meet everyone’s needs. Advance Benefit Concepts represents multiple top rated national and regional health and life carriers. The senior management of our company is constantly researching and evaluating industry trends and product developments, so we can offer you the most up-to-date benefit programs with affordable premiums.
We will not use high pressure sales tactics, but take a more subtle approach to help you find the right plan for your individual situation. We also meet with our clients at least once a year to go over any changes in their personal and business situations which may require changes in their total protection package.
What philosophy do you follow in dealing with your clients? The words in the name “Advance Benefit Concepts” were chosen to represent what we value for our clients. “Advance” represents progressive, forward thinking, ahead of the competition. “Benefit” represents the offer of value to our associates and customers who purchase insurance plans where all parties benefit from the relationship. “Concepts” represents always having multiple insurance strategies available to meet the unique needs of each customer.
What can your clients expect from you? Our clients can expect professional and up-to-date advice on their insurance needs. We are not here just to make a one-time sale, but to establish a relationship with clients so Advance Benefit Concepts can continue to offer the best solutions based on our clients’ needs.
Advance Benefit Concepts keeps clients informed about changes that may affect them, in both in the industry and in state law. Since we are affiliated with all the major carriers, we can custom design total protection packages that meet all the client’s needs and budget.
Tell us a little about your background, education and experience: Advance Benefit Concepts has been in the health, life, and ancillary insurance market for 18 years. It was founded by Mark O’Donnell, who designed the company with the client’s total needs in mind. Advance Benefit Concepts has quickly grown into one of the largest agencies in Colorado.
Advance Benefit Concepts has partnered with the largest independent marketing organization in the United States, America’s Health Care Plans, located in Irvine, Texas. This affiliation has given Colorado the largest group of carriers and plans available in the state. If there is a specialty product, price point or coverage needed, Advance Benefit Concepts along with America’s Health Care Plans can provide it.
I am a native of Colorado and received my bachelor’s degree from The Colorado College. I have worked in the Vail Valley as an agent specializing in life and health insurance since 2006.
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