Clarissa Blair

  • Newspaper reporter/editor
  • West Valley City, UT, 84119, US
  • Aug 05, 2022
Full time Admin and Relations

Personal Summary

Utah Resident Producer: Property, Casualty, Accident and Health or Sickness and Life.
I worked in Medicare sales at eHealth Insurance for more than 6 years. I greatly enjoy talking to people and helping people. I have expert knowledge of insurance. I can explain plan coverage and provide critical information that will help beneficiaries understand all the positive aspects of their coverage. I can also help them make additional contacts that will assist them in solving any problems they encounter while experiencing a loss, like understanding how their services are covered. I also take very seriously the impact that disenrollment has on beneficiaries, the sales agents, and the carriers.

I am also a seasoned editor and writer as a result of more than 15 years of professional news reporting and editing jobs. I have great sales, communication and interview skills, both in person and over the phone. I have an outgoing personality. Often, news reporters must use salesmanship to get sources and information for stories.

Work Experience

Insurance Agent
Mar 2016 - Apr 2022 eHealth Insurance Medicare Sales

Health insurance licenses in 50 states and sales appointments with 30 health insurance carriers. Trained and experienced with eHealth, Medicare and carrier compliance, marketing, and sales regulations. Experienced with eHealth sales scripts, computer programs and phone systems. The health insurance environment and its technology is subject to constant change. Prior work experience has developed adaptability in me, so I can quickly adjust to these changes.

Newspaper reporter/editor
Jan 1994 - Jan 2009 U.S. District Court

Layout of news pages using Quark Express and PhotoShop. Coverage of U.S. District Court, general district court and circuit court, domestic and juvenile relations court, law enforcement agencies, municipal and county governments, public school systems, public utilities, health and features.

Education

Bachelor of Arts - Journalism
Jan 1992 - Jan 1994 University of Kentucky
Core and journalism
Jan 1977 - Jan 1979 University of Kentucky
business
Jan 1976 - Jan 1977 Henderson Community College