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Inspiring Conversations with Jonathan Lombardi of Virtuous Insurance Planning

Today we’d like to introduce you to Jonathan Lombardi.

Hi Jonathan, so excited to have you on the platform. So before we get into questions about your work-life, maybe you can bring our readers up to speed on your story and how you got to where you are today?
Have you ever found yourself in the position of repeating the same thing day after day?

Many years ago, I remembered thinking about how much impact I was really making in people’s lives doing insurance sales over the phone. Very rarely did I speak to the same person twice. I found myself asking, was I really making a difference in the call center environment?

You see, in a call center, the structure of the sales process limits value for the customer. Many call centers incentivize their employees to have a certain number of sales in each category each month. You can see how some people might push one product or another for someone when it might not be in their best interest.

Typically you speak to a person that completes a sale and then you speak to several different people in the underwriting process. Then once you have a policy and you have questions, you speak to a different person each time you reach out to the company you got the insurance from. You can see how frustrating this is for many people.

“I thought to myself, there has to be a different way.”

Well, there is. Working in several different industries over the years and working with our local community, I have learned the value of an agent that is assigned to you. Someone who cares about you and your family. In our business model, we strive to keep you informed and satisfied as our client. We are bringing back integrity and customer service into the insurance market. Don’t get me wrong, there are many good companies out there.

Sadly, there are few that will sit down with you one on one for the duration of your life and be there to advise you over what products are in your best interest. That is where we come in at Virtuous Insurance Planning.

Because we are independent, we shop the market to see which carrier brings the most value to you as our client. We are not limited by just a few carriers, but rather we work with a team of experts in each industry to find you what is in your best interest.

My favorite book says, “And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men… Colossians 3:23”

This is a governing principle in how I run Virtuous Insurance Planning. It is this that drives me to do what is right by every person regardless of the compensation I receive. I believe if you do what is right by a person that you will reap what you sow. We are here to serve you and help you find what products and services are best for you and your company.

My name is Jonathan Lombardi and I look forward to helping you, your business, and our communities abroad.

Feel free to contact me at jlombardi@vipinsuranceplans.com with any inquires or questions. For a list of services, visit us at vipinsuranceplans.com.

Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way. Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
It has not always been a smooth road in starting an insurance business. We started our company about two years ago. In starting an insurance business, there comes challenges. The most difficult part is getting your client base built up to where you can support yourself and your family.

We attended every event we could find and started partnering with other local business to let them know about us and what we do. Over time we built many relationships in the community and constantly get many referrals each week from people that are happy with our services.

Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know?
We are known for the amount of time we take to research our client’s options to make sure we put them in the best position possible. People know us for our honesty and comprehensive education we provide our clients.

We are your local trust advisors for all types of insurances. We shop individual health plans such as Medicare, Private Insurance, and the Affordable Care Act. Also, we provide solutions for Group Benefits. We help clients with Mortgage protection, Retirement Planning, Life Insurance, Disability Income, and much more.

► Affordable Care Act – We represent every carrier on the affordable care act so we can make sure you get the most comprehensive coverage. These plans accept all preexisting health conditions.

► Private Health Insurance – If you are in good health, there are several health insurances companies. We shop on the health insurance outside the marketplace.

► Medicare – We shop all the carriers in your zip code to see who meets your needs while maintaining a cost that is suitable to you.

► Group Benefits – We shop the top companies to make sure small businesses have the most competitive pricing for them and their employees.

► Critical Illness and Accident Policies – These policies help to cover your deductible and more if you are diagnosed with a life-threatening covered illness like a heart attack, stroke, cancer, or have a major accident.

Is there a quality that you most attribute to your success?
Like our name says Virtue. We are Virtuous Insurance Planning. To have success, you need to have virtue with your clients and be honest. People know when you are being honest with them and they can see when you care for them. Also, you need to plan ahead and create systems to better help your clients and scale your business.

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