Q& A with John Paul Jamison
Life and Group Benefits Consultant
Started work at BHC Insurance in Fort Smith on March 1, 1999
WHAT WOULD YOU MOST LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT WHAT YOU DO AT BHC?
I don’t “sell” insurance. I work with business owners in managing their employee benefits costs and making sure they are getting the best value for what they pay.
WHAT’S YOUR WORK MOTIVATION?
It sounds like a cliché, but I really love finding solutions for clients and prospects. The employee benefits market has changed dramatically since the passing of the Affordable Care Act. It’s fun to stay on top of all that’s going on and help our clients with the changes.
WHAT TRAITS ARE YOU PROUD TO BE ABLE TO OFFER YOUR CUSTOMERS?
Integrity and honesty. I’m honest to a fault, it’s the way I was raised. I find it hard not to let people know what I really think. In the long run it’s the best for everyone to know if they are getting what they need. Healthcare costs are one of the top five expenses for business owners and they need to know they are getting the best value for what they are paying.
WHAT ARE “YOUR WORDS TO LIVE BY”?
I love the phrase “For every setback there is a comeback”. I’ve had a lot of setbacks in my life and I always try to come back fighting and be better.
WHAT’S SOMETHING PEOPLE WOULD BE SURPRISED TO LEARN ABOUT YOU?
A lot! I am pretty shy and I think it comes across in different ways to people. I grew up the youngest of 6 and had 4 older sisters, so I didn’t have to talk too much since they did all of the talking!! It did teach me how to listen and I think this is a great asset when you are trying to learn about a business owner’s needs and help them with their benefit solutions.
TELL US ABOUT YOUR FAMILY
I’ve been married to my wife Nicole for 19 years. We have two children, Will who is 16 and attends Subiaco Academy and Olivia, 12 who attends Trinity Junior High. We also have a guinea pig named Bonnie and a goldendoodle named Bentley.
Need someone you can count on to help with employee benefits for your company? Contact John Paul Jamison at firstname.lastname@example.org or 479.452.4000.