Little Rock Soiree

Best Insurance Agents 2014

Jay Snider

Jay Snider Inc. / Shelter Insurance®

10303 Maumelle Boulevard
Maumelle | 72113
(501) 753-4449

Jay Snider has been in the insurance business for 13 years, but he enjoys it so much he says it feels like only two. The Carlisle native graduated from the University of Arkansas in 2001 with a B.S. in agriculture, food and life sciences. He and his wife of seven years, Christina, have a 3-year-old son, Reaves, and a 1-year-old daughter, Mary Grace. Jay is driven by the idea that if you're going to do something, you must do it well. "I attempt to give my best each day to my family and my work," he says.

What lines of insurance do you write? Shelter offers all personal lines of insurance, including auto, home and life. We also have competitive products for small business owners.

What makes your customer service outstanding? The insurance business is something I really enjoy. I have the opportunity to meet new people all the time, and stay in touch with all of my clients. My staff and I have aggressive goals for continued growth, however we are always discussing the importance of taking care of clients when they need something. Most importantly, when a catastrophe occurs – such as the recent tornadoes –Shelter responds quickly. I'm blessed to represent a great company, and to have such a great staff in my office.

What type of coverage do consumers often forget? Personal umbrella policies provide additional liability limits starting at $1 million of coverage. These policies are relatively inexpensive, and can certainly help protect your assets if a major liability event occurs. Inland Marine policies may provide better protection of property, such as jewelry, guns, fine art, small tools, family heirlooms, etc. These items often have limited coverage on a homeowner policy.


■ Favorite genre of music? It really depends on my mood… I enjoy all genres

■ Last book read? "Not a Fan" by Kyle Iddleman, and "Curious George Plays Baseball"

■ An app you can't live without? Anything weather related

■ If you all of a sudden found yourself with an entire day off and nothing scheduled, how would you spend it? Resting … my children wake up really early!