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Baltimore Life Insurance is built on community

Baltimore Life Insurance, located at 245 Broad St., Montoursville, is a branch location to one of the oldest insurance companies in the United States.

Founded in 1882, the company has been around through the Great Depression, several recessions and two world wars, according to their website.

“These events have left their mark on Baltimore Life and our policyholders. But through it all, we’ve survived, grown stronger and prospered,” stated on the Baltimore Life Insurance Website.

Today, the company provides Life Insurance, as well as insurance for the workplace and retirement for more than 300,000 individuals, families and businesses throughout The United States.

The local branch is community oriented, often hosting local events with giveaways, raffles, child IDs, pet IDs, public safety information and more.

“We are trying to be present to the community we love while also being relevant for the needs of what we offer. We want to generate business but cultivate long term relationships with people we live next door to,” Jamie Snyder, agency manager for the Susquehanna Valley Region said.

The company also takes part in charity events — raising money and providing local needs.

Recently, Snyder was nominated for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Woman of the Year Campaign

Spreading awareness and raising money for Leukemia became important to Snyder when her daughter was diagnosed with the disease.

“We decided as a team, absolutely, we are doing this — Everyone from the local office to the home office got on board with it and we did everything we could to raise funds. We raised money by hosting fundraising events including a community safety event, which included a state trooper to educate, a food truck, face painting and free child ID’s. And, so much more, we gave away free trinkets and fun stuff like that,” Snyder said.

In 10 weeks, they raised almost $10,000.

“Our agency said this is important, we all want to get together and do some good — to raise money and do the best we can do,” Snyder said.

As the agency expands, it continues to look for new team members. Caring for the individual is an integral part of the company’s services.

“You don’t have to have experience, anyone who is willing to learn can do this — but you have to have that heart and that understanding of why life insurance is so important and relevant and why it’s important to have.” Snyder said.

Team members understand the significance of life insurance, and why it’s important to be prepared.

“Everyone needs life insurance. There are reasons why you would need life insurance — You could be going through the most tragic time in your life and thinking how am I going to pay my bills this month. Life insurance is to avoid this. I’m looking for those agents who care about that and who want to genuinely help people” Snyder said.

“Our work environment is light. It’s not always serious, we laugh a lot, we all really enjoy working with each other. We all get along great.” Snyder said.

This summer the agency hopes to host a back to school event for their local community. The event will include face painting, backpack giveaways for back to school and free child IDs, some great food and more.

To learn more about the services that Baltimore Life Insurance provides, visit www.baltlife.com or contact Jamie Snyder at 570-506-8321. Services are available by phone or flexible appointments.

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