OMAHA, Neb. – Physicians Mutual Vice President Brice Ballard has been named to lead the company’s preneed distribution, the company has announced.
During his 15 years with Physicians Mutual, Ballard has managed a number of the company’s product lines and will now direct all preneed, life insurance and annuities operations. His experience includes innovative product design, financial analysis and marketing. Ballard graduated from the University of Iowa and in 1996 he became an actuary. Today he is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries as well as a member of the American Academy of Actuaries.
In 2013, Ballard developed the Inflation Guard product, the profession’s first solution to a funeral home owner’s risk of shortfalls. He also created Physicians Mutual’s Cornerstone Index product.
“I’m excited about this opportunity,” Ballard said. “We have seen a lot of change in our five years in preneed. What hasn’t changed is who we are or what we represent. I look forward to our continued success with our Custom Product Series and new marketing partner, Precoa.”