ATLANTA, GA - In March 2020, at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, you could find Jarrell Smith executing equity trades for high net worth clientele. Fast forward to 2022, he’s likely to be found on the phone with clients or at a local truck stop handing out business cards.
“I have made it my mission to help improve health outcomes in the trucking industry by way of health insurance education” said Smith, affectionately known as ‘Healthcare Jay’ on social media.
According to the CDC, truck drivers are twice as likely to be obese and smoke compared to the average American worker. “When you factor in the sedentary nature of the work and limited nutrition options on the road, our drivers are particularly susceptible to chronic health issues” he adds.
A licensed health agent in several states, Smith believes that access to quality health insurance is the gateway to preventing and treating chronic illnesses. “Raising awareness is key. Many entrepreneurs are unsure how to navigate the health insurance market or to decipher the details of a plan” he says, “they have so many other things on their plate, and this presents an opportunity for me to step in and make a meaningful difference.”
He is on pace to help hundreds of truck drivers and businesses acquire insurance in 2022 with aspirations of helping thousands in the coming years. “Wall Street can be exhilarating, but the fulfillment of helping an entrepreneur protect their health and business is unmatched.”