Jill joined The Bensman Group in 2006 as a Client Service Representative. This role allowed her to learn the individual life insurance industry and become familiar with the affluent clientele at The Bensman Group. Since then, Jill has grown and worked in all aspects of the Individual Insurance department. In 2009 Jill was promoted to Underwriting Manager, and in 2015, was promoted to Operations Manager for the Individual Insurance Department.
Jill’s primary responsibilities include managing the department operations and procedures, staff supervision, and handling new business submission and the underwriting process for all prospective Life, Disability, and Long Term Care insurance clients. In an ever-changing industry, Jill has made it a priority to stay well informed of any new developments or findings. Using her knowledge and experience, Jill advocates on behalf of her clients in order for them to receive competitive offers from highly rated insurance companies.
Jill has a passion for learning, and one of the best parts of her job is that there is always something new to understand. Jill is currently working on obtaining her Academy of Life Underwriting (ALU) Designation. The Academy of Life Underwriting is an organization that provides education to professionals in the life insurance underwriting field.
Education, Designations, Licenses, and Organizations
Jill graduated from Illinois State University in 2005, earning a B.S. in Psychology. Jill belongs to a leading underwriting study group allowing her to exchange ideas with others experienced in the individual insurance industry.
In 2017, Jill attained her Associate, Academy of Life Underwriting (AALU) designation. This distinguished designation requires a minimum of three years of study and the completion of eight courses and exams. Now Jill is continuing her coursework with the goal of becoming a Fellow in both the Academy of Life Underwriting (FALU) and Life Management Institute (FLMI).
Jill lives in Arlington Heights, IL with her husband, two children, and overly enthusiastic dog. Jill enjoys experiencing new restaurants and foods, cooing over babies and animals, and binge-watching Netflix shows. Her favorite way to spend time is by laughing with family and friends.