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December 10, 2021

Wellman Shew is a California health insurance and employee benefits entrepreneur, company leader, and long-time professional. Shew is the Owner and Agency Manager at Shew & Company Insurance Services Inc., an employee benefits brokerage founded in 2005 and based in Fresno, California.

Shew has been an insurance professional for nearly four decades, specializing in employee benefits, Section 125 plans, life insurance, disability insurance, Health Savings Accounts (HSAs), long-term care insurance, and 401k plans. His peers, businesses, and customers all value his experience in the field.

In February 2022, Shew celebrated his 40th year in the insurance industry in California.

Wellman Shew has seen many changes in the employee benefits market over the course of his long career, as more companies moved away from traditional pension models and toward new programs. Other significant changes included the Affordable Care Act’s mandated health insurance coverage and new marketplace alternatives that expanded the reach of benefit packages to the tiniest California firms. Despite these huge changes, Shew has maintained his leadership position in the sector, as evidenced by personal biographies in industry journals.

Shew recently created a blog on his personal website,, to share his knowledge with other industry professionals and customers. The blog chronicles various elements of employee benefits and insurance. Health savings accounts, short-term and long-term disability insurance, high-deductible health plans, umbrella insurance, and ways to save money on insurance are all recent themes. Consumer education is critical when plan options change, allowing people to make the best decisions for their health and retirement.