724-465-5514

674 Philadelphia St. Indiana, PA 15701
info@helwigagency.com

 

Meet Our Team

Connie Bence

Connie Bence, CIC

Helwig Agency owner Connie Bence has been an insurance professional for more than 30 years.  Connie has been licensed in the state of Pennsylvania since 1987 (Property/Casualty) and obtained the designation of Certified Insurance Service Representative (CISR) in 1998.  She is licensed in life and health (1992) and also maintains non-resident licenses in the state of Florida, West Virginia, and Ohio.  In 1996, Connie earned the industry’s prestigious designation of Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC).

Her professional activities includes prior YMCA Board member (2005-2016) and being an active member of Indiana’s Quota Club, which raises funds for various charities throughout the community.  Over the many years, Connie has also given of herself in a wide variety of other charitable projects such as assisting the Salvation Army, the American Cancer Society (Grocers Fight Cancer), the United Way and Treasures for Children, to name a few.  In addition, she is a member in good standing with Indiana Networking Group and also a member of the Indiana County Chamber of Commerce and Downtown Indiana.  In 2013 Connie was nominated by her professional peers and gratefully accepted the award of Women’s Civic Leader of the year.

Connie has a love of sports and physical fitness.  She is an avid golfer, former youth basketball coach and recently retired after 30 years from the PIAA Chapter 6 Volleyball Officials.  During her time there, she officiated and filled the roles of board member and secretary.

In her free time, Connie enjoys time with family and friends.  She prefers to be on the move; loves to travel, hike and bike.  She has been known to zip line in Brazil, go dog sledding in Colorado and also has participated in the Polar Bear Plunge!

Contact Connie at  cbence@helwigagency.com

We pride ourselves in recruiting experienced, courteous, and professional employees as representatives of our agency. Meet our Associates:

Michelle Brocious, CISR

Michelle came to the Agency in 2013.  Prior to raising her children, she gained insurance experience working in the health division of an Independent Agency along with Highmark Blue Cross/Blue Shield in the Billing Department. She obtained her insurance license in 2013, Life and Health in 2016 and recently succeeded in getting her CISR designation.  Michelle plays a major role in Personal Lines and customer service.  She is also very fun loving, witty and keeps us all entertained with her great sense of humor.

Michelle has three beautiful children; Danielle, Allison, and Ryan and a pup named Luna. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends and is the queen of DYI projects.

Contact Michelle at mpoloff@helwigagency.com

Connie Bence
Connie Bence

Michelle Brocious, CISR

Michelle came to the Agency in 2013.  Prior to raising her children, she gained insurance experience working in the health division of an Independent Agency along with Highmark Blue Cross/Blue Shield in the Billing Department. She obtained her insurance license in 2013, Life and Health in 2016 and recently succeeded in getting her CISR designation.  Michelle plays a major role in Personal Lines and customer service.  She is also very fun loving, witty and keeps us all entertained with her great sense of humor.

Michelle has three beautiful children; Danielle, Allison, and Ryan and a pup named Luna. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends and is the queen of DYI projects.

Contact Michelle at mpoloff@helwigagency.com

Connie Bence

Maryann Plesnicher, CISR

Maryann came to the Agency in 2008.  Before joining our team she worked in a Nationwide Insurance office for over twelve years.  There she multi-tasked as the secretary, bookkeeper and service rep.  Shortly after coming aboard the Agency she earned her CISR designation and joined the Indiana Woman In Networking group where she has held the position of secretary and is the current treasurer.  Maryann is actively involved in personal lines, customer service and assists in the commercial department though much of her time is consumed as bookkeeper for the Agency.

Maryann and her husband John have three children, six grandchildren, a cat and a German Shepherd pup.  She loves to spend time with her family and thoroughly enjoys her grandchildren.  Her favorite downtime activities include hiking, biking, backpacking, canoeing and/or kayaking with her husband.  She hopes to train her GSD (Razz) as a therapy dog so that she can take him into care facilities, veteran homes and prisons.  Maryann also has a desire to one day get involved with hospice in order to share some of the blessings that she herself has known.

Contact Maryann at mplesnicher@helwigagency.com

Connie Bence

Jennifer Ramsell

Jennifer is the newest member of the Helwig Agency, joining us in May 2017. She is currently our Customer Service Representative, and the happy voice you hear answering our phones. Although new to insurance, Jennifer brings with her many years of customer service experience. She is excited to learn the insurance industry and is currently working toward obtaining her insurance license. She is looking forward to getting to know our current clients and assisting new clients with their insurance needs.

Jennifer is a wife, and mother of one beautiful daughter, Abbie. And two energetic fur babies, Lincoln and Toto. She is very involved with her daughter’s schooling and sports activities. Abbie is involved in basketball, cheering, swimming, band and chorus. Jennifer serves as vice president to her daughter’s class. Jennifer is a member of the Indiana County YMCA. In her spare time, Jennifer enjoys walking, traveling, and spending time with her  family and friends.

Contact Jennifer at jramsell@helwigagency.com

Jennifer Ramsell

Jennifer is the newest member of the Helwig Agency, joining us in May 2017. She is currently our Customer Service Representative, and the happy voice you hear answering our phones. Although new to insurance, Jennifer brings with her many years of customer service experience. She is excited to learn the insurance industry and is currently working toward obtaining her insurance license. She is looking forward to getting to know our current clients and assisting new clients with their insurance needs.

Jennifer is a wife, and mother of one beautiful daughter, Abbie. And two energetic fur babies, Lincoln and Toto. She is very involved with her daughter’s schooling and sports activities. Abbie is involved in basketball, cheering, swimming, band and chorus. Jennifer serves as vice president to her daughter’s class. Jennifer is a member of the Indiana County YMCA. In her spare time, Jennifer enjoys walking, traveling, and spending time with her  family and friends.

Contact Jennifer at jramsell@helwigagency.com

Connie Bence

CISR - Certified Insurance Service Representative

Achieved by completing 5 one-day courses covering all phases of customer service and passing examinations after each course. The designation is retained by attending one formal continuing education course per year.

CIC - Society of Certified Insurance Counselors

A prestigious designation achieved only after completion of 100 hours of formal training and passing 5 rigorous examinations. Membership is renewed each year upon completion of 20 hours continuing education, and designation is held by only 1% of insurance professionals nationwide.

Our entire staff attends annual insurance seminars and are encouraged to continue their education in the insurance field. Members of our staff have the following industry licenses and designations:

Certified Insurance Service Representative Certified Insurance Counselors Licensed for Property and Allied Lines Licensed for Casualty and Allied Lines Licensed for Accident & Health Licensed for Life and Fixed Annuities

Contact Helwig Insurance

Address

674 Philadelphia St. Indiana, PA 15701

Phone:

724-465-5514

Fax:

724-465-9901

Email:

info@helwigagancy.com