American Senior Benefits, LLC, of Traverse City, Michigan, offers seniors 55 and over a complete portfolio of insurance products backed by some of the most respected names in the insurance industry. Professional agents at American Senior Benefits are provided with support and incentives through annual conventions, opportunities to earn bonuses, recognition for top producers, and more.

Traverse City’s American Senior Benefits staff includes a number of highly qualified professionals with diverse backgrounds. Regional Sales Manager Shannon Nelson provides coverage of the upper Northern Michigan territory. Mr. Nelson has 18 years’ experience with Bankers Life and Casualty Company and prior to joining American Senior Benefits, he served as that company’s Branch Sales Manager.

Other senior staff for Traverse City’s American Senior Benefits includes Senior Partners Kelly Dachtler, Jonathan Young, and John Blanck. Ms. Dachtler has more than five years’ experience serving as Senior Financial Advisor and Sales Associate with American Senior Benefits. Her qualifications include being an experienced insurance agent and Certified Long Term Care consultant. She has the expertise to assist the Traverse City American Senior Benefits clients with all their retirement planning needs. A Traverse City native, Jonathan Young has five years’ experience in the insurance industry and was rated among the top 25 Financial Advisors in the nation with his previous company. Mr. Young qualified as a President’s Honor Circle member, ranking him in the top 1 percent of insurance agents in the nation. Senior Partner John Blanck has served as a part of the insurance and financial services industry for the last eight years. As a Senior Partner, Associate, and Financial Advisor for American Senior Benefits since 2011, he brings to the table the ability to support clients with all areas of their insurance and financial needs.

Branch Sales Manager Ryan Kashmerick has seven years’ experience in the insurance business. Mr. Kashmerick entered the senior insurance market in 2004 as an Agent but quickly worked his way up the corporate ladder at American Senior Benefits, ultimately leading a 35-member team of agents. Ryan Kashmerick has been named the Traverse City office’s Executive Manager of the Year five times. Specializing in long-term care, Joe Michalec moved to Traverse City in 2008 and joined American Senior Benefits.

Sara Hornick followed in her father’s footsteps in working with the elderly when she joined American Senior Benefits to assist aging retirees plan for their financial future. While working at American Senior Benefits Mrs. Hornick enjoys helping older citizens just entering retirement to navigate the complexities of issues they will face as they change their lifestyle.

American Senior Benefits has an office in Traverse City, Michigan. Information on the nationally recognized insurance provider can be found at