About Me

Wellman Shew has seen a lot of change in the nation’s and California’s insurance industry during his four decades as an insurance professional. He owns, president, and agency manager of Shew & Company Insurance Services in Fresno, California.

He founded the insurance brokerage in 2005 and specializes in employee benefits. In addition to employee benefits, his insurance specialities include:

  • Life insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Long-term care insurance
  • Health savings accounts
  • Section 125 plans
  • 401k plans

Whether the client is a large corporation that wants to provide first-rate employee benefits or individuals seeking affordable health insurance, life insurance, and retirement benefits options.

Insurance Industry Accomplishments

Wellman celebrated his 40th year as a California insurance professional in February 2022. His longevity in the state’s insurance market affirms his expertise and professionalism. His career has been recognized for excellence and should continue for many years.

Leaders of the Central California Association of Health Underwriters (CCAHU) previously named Shew its member of the year for his dedicated and exceptional service as one of California’s best insurance professionals.

Organizations like the CCAHU enable him to make important connections in California’s insurance market. Those connections enable him to offer clients the best insurance products at the best rates.

In addition to being a highly respected veteran of California’s insurance market, Shew is a:

  • Certified financial planner
  • Registered health underwriter
  • Chartered life underwriter
  • Registered employee benefits consultant

His expertise is so renowned and appreciated that Employee Benefits Selling magazine featured him on the cover of its April 2004 edition. The magazine’s cover story discussed Shew’s insurance and workplace benefits expertise.

Fresno city officials also proclaimed a Wellman Shew Day to honour his dedication to outstanding service and helping the local community. City officials proclaimed to honour him for his community service and positive interactions with residents and job providers.

Keen Observer of the Ever-Changing Insurance Industry

With decades of experience helping Californians and local job providers to protect themselves and their businesses with quality insurance, Shew has witnessed many changes in the state’s and nation’s insurance industry.

The most obvious is the Affordable Care Act which requires individuals to obtain health insurance and most employers to provide group health insurance benefits for workers who clock 30 or more hours per week. He helps individuals and job providers comply with federal and state requirements for health insurance coverage.

Many small businesses in the greater Fresno area are particularly vulnerable to potentially high costs of providing group health insurance benefits. He helps them to provide their respective workers with quality health insurance that is reasonably affordable for small business owners.

With his professional guidance, individuals and business owners can obtain quality insurance coverage and provide good employee benefits. He is an expert in health savings accounts, long- and short-term disability insurance, and high-deductible health insurance plans.

Shew also specializes in umbrella insurance and helps clients and general consumers learn about the coverage that helps to protect against costs that might exceed other insurance policy limits. He shares his varied expertise on his blog so that consumers from all walks of life and occupational levels can learn how to buy useful, affordable insurance coverage.

He recently launched his website and blog at WellmanShew.com. He regularly publishes blog posts detailing recent changes in the insurance industry and the current and potential future impacts of ever-changing insurance laws and regulations.

Education and Professional Background

Wellman Shew is a Fresno native who graduated from Central Union High School and earned a bachelor’s in business administration from California State University-Fresno in 1981.

After completing his bachelor’s degree, he became a licensed California insurance producer in 1982 and established himself as one of California’s best insurance professionals ever since.

His first position as an insurance professional was as a broker for Fraser & Associates in Fresno. He worked with Fraser & Associates for eight years before joining other insurance agencies before founding Shew & Company Insurance Services.

He strives to provide clients with the best insurance services and helps them obtain the best insurance products at reasonable rates. He provides insurance solutions for individuals and groups alike and has access to many of the best insurance products underwritten by California’s best and most respected insurance companies.

Community Involvement

Shew is also an active Clovis Hills Community Church member and supporter. He believes in providing fellow congregation members with the best possible house of worship and participating in community outreach efforts that help to improve the lives of his fellow Fresno residents.

In 2020, Wellman Shew joined the board of directors for Total Life Change, which empowers people to enhance their health and wellness by making substantial life changes. The changes might include dietary changes that improve nutrition and health. They also might consist of learning marketable job skills, attending college, or making positive career changes.


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