Created on Tuesday, 16 April 2013 Written by THE BELLEFONTAINE EXAMINER STAFF
Matt Simon, an insurance adviser with Hill & Hamilton Insurance, is the recipient of the National Association of Professional Insurance Agents’ prestigious Young Agent of the Year award.
Each year, PIA honors one outstanding young insurance agent in the U.S. for professionalism, achievement and contributions to the insurance industry.
Mr. Simon has worked in the insurance industry full time since 2004, starting his career with a regional insurance company headquartered in Columbus before joining the team at Hill & Hamilton.
“I’m absolutely thrilled to be recognized as the Young Agent of the Year, but it’s really a reflection of the people I work with,” he said. “If I wasn’t surrounded by the talented, experienced and hard-working associates that I’m blessed to work with, I certainly wouldn’t have been in a position to win this award.
“I believe as professional insurance agents,” he continued, “it’s not just our job but more importantly, our responsibility, to educate our clients on the importance of their insurance protection.
“As consumers are increasingly bombarded with advertising that encourages them to base their insurance buying decisions solely on the price of the coverage, I feel even more obligated to advise my clients on exactly what they’re purchasing. At the end of the day, if you don’t have the coverage you need for a devastating claim, it doesn’t really matter what you paid,” Mr. Simon said, explaining his approach to the profession.
Hill & Hamilton, located at 200 Dowell Ave., has been in business since 1920.
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