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Jason Helfert serves as a Director of Sales for Horton. In this role, Jason drives overall strategic direction and sales and organizational leadership, focusing on organic growth and new business development.

With over a decade’s worth of experience in underwriting and management for ACE and Aon, Jason’s underwriting knowledge is what sets him apart from many of his industry peers. “After being an underwriter, I understand the best way to convey a client’s risk profile to underwriters, which leads to a more cost-effective and comprehensive risk management program,” Jason explained. 

“Risk managers typically either choose to work with a small, family-run agency where every client is known on a personal level, or for a large ‘alpha house’ broker,'” said Jason Helfert. “However, there are very few agencies where the benefits of both exist simultaneously. That is why I joined The Horton Group.”

Jason’s expertise is with clients who have complicated Workers’ Compensation exposures or with a large workforce. “There are many challenges in implementing a successful risk management program. It is especially challenging as our clients often have a diverse employee population and are spread amongst many locations,” Jason said. 

Jason’s objective is to be an outsourced risk manager for his clients. “My goal is to handle the risk management responsibilities for customers without a designated risk manager and to enhance the risk management programs for customers who have full-time risk managers,” Jason commented. His experience comes from spending two of his underwriting years working extensively with risk managers on loss control, learning how to implement effective safety programs. 

Jason resides in Orland Park, Illinois, with his wife, Laura and their children, Tessa, Reese, Lilah, and Cade. While he is away from the office, Jason enjoys time with his family and friends. He spent years as a competitive baseball and hockey player through college. While he prefers playing sports to watching them, Jason is a devoted Chicago White Sox and Chicago Blackhawks fan.

Fact File:

  • Bachelor of Arts, Marketing and Business Administration, Carthage College
Professional Designations & Licensing
  • Horton Group, Director of Sales, 2021 – Present
  • Horton Group, Branch President of Horton Risk Advisory Solutions, 2019 – 2021
  • Horton Group, President of Horton Consulting Services, 2018 – 2021
  • Horton Group, Sales Executive,  2016 – 2018
  • Horton Group, Sales Executive, 2008 – 2016
  • ACE Risk Management, Team Leader for National and Commercial Accounts and Underwriter, 2005-2008
  • ACE US-International International, Underwriter and Manager, 2003-2005
  • AON Risk Services, Account Specialist, 2001-2003
Industry & Community Involvement
  • Lloyds Association of Brokers
  • Illinois Restaurant Association
  • Board of Directors, Southwest Community Services
  • Board of Directors, Community Services Foundation
  • Advisory Board, Community Service Partners
  • Producer Advisory Board, Affiliated FM
  • Producer Advisory Board, ACE Group
Agency Industry Groups
  • Non-Profit
  • Manufacturing
  • Restaurants

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