By Heather Haley
Rocky Blare was recently named the 2016 Individual Agent of the Year in South Dakota by Wellmark® Blue Cross® and Blue Shield® as part of the company’s annual Promise Awards. The Promise Awards recognize Wellmark agents and agencies for their success during the past year as well as their dedication to serving the needs of Wellmark members.
Blare is an agent at The Insurance Center in Winner. Blare began his career with The Insurance Center in August of 1992. A favorite part of his job has been getting to know and work with his colleagues at The Insurance Center.
“My co-workers have definitely made this job so rewarding,” Blare said. “And the carriers, especially Wellmark, strive to make sure they’re making the best products available to my friends and neighbors. Being named a top agent is a great honor.”
“Wellmark agents are trusted advisors for our members,” said Sean McTaggart, Vice President Sales and Performance for Wellmark. “We are proud to honor Rocky for his hard work and commitment to integrity and excellence.”
When Blare isn’t working hard for his clients, he can usually be found working outside with his wife, Marj. “We enjoy working outside, helping with cattle, riding horses, and camping,” Blare commented. “And it’s all made better if it involves our children and grandchildren.”