Jared Parrish, owner of Parrish Insurance Consulting, also has 12 years experience working in the funeral business . He is fully bilingual (English/Spanish). When starting in the funeral business, he was licensed to sell life and health insurance and mainly sold prearranged funerals for the funeral home and also sold cemetery plots. He assisted families everyday with funeral arrangements for their lost loved ones, and was able to empathize with them and the pain and anguish they were experiencing. Additionally, many of the families he worked with were lower income families, which required innovation approaches to assist the families in paying for the funerals.
Addtionally, Jared worked for a casket manufacturer and sold caskets and other funeral home supplies wholesale. While doing that, in order to gain more clients, I acted as a business consultant teaching these funeral home owners how to set up their merchandising systems. How to price, set up margins, how to present to families, how to package services etc. I covered the entire state of Texas at one point.
Jared was born in Houston, Texas and still lives in the same zip code he grew up in. He has a lot a pride as a fourth-generation Texan. Jared enjoys doing employee benefits for a business, considering that it’s a manageable group, and likes to interview the employees to make sure that he puts together packages that actually benefits the employees. His focus is not only on saving the business money, but trying improve coverage and quality of life for the employees. He puts together options that each employee can actually use.
Sometimes health insurance, even though the employee is paying for it, can be too expensive to use. High deductibles or limited networks etc. It;s not of any benefit offer a package if its not valued.
With life insurance, I look at what needs to be covered. I take in to consideration what their life looks like. What are their unfunded liabilities, what are their goals and what would happen if we try to build a strategy, not a policy.