John Tovey is a California native, and a graduate of Madison High School and San Diego State University, with a Bachelor of Science in Business Management. John was born at Balboa Hospital, while his father was serving in the US Navy. Since graduating from SDSU, he has held management positions in retail, wholesale and regional distribution. John began his insurance career as a life insurance specialist and gradually moved to health, property/casualty, and commercial with a large insurer. In 2017, he made the move to Medicare insurance only. John holds health licenses in California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Nevada, Arizona, Texas, Utah, Tennessee, and Minnesota. With over 16 years of experience in the insurance industry, John is extremely well-suited to assist with all of his client’s insurance needs. He made the decision to join Bridlewood in 2017 with the help of my great childhood friend, who told him about the opportunity even before 2017, but he was not convinced until he attended an agent meeting with his friend. The energy and professionalism displayed at that meeting showed me enough to make the change.
As a new agent, the company provided all the training and marketing ideas to get his business growing. This led him to the best part; it is very gratifying when he sits down with a new clients and takes away the confusion they are experiencing and really educates them on the process and plans that fit their needs. This is not a sales position, it is about taking care of someone’s health insurance and providing a service. He was excited at the prospect of helping Medicare-eligible seniors understand the complicated subject, educating them on their options, and finding the best coverage for their needs. He loves the opportunity to sit with seniors one-on-one and educate them about all the intricacies of Medicare and help them enroll in the best plan for their situation.
John, like his father, is a US Navy veteran and has been married to his wonderful wife, Sandy, for 43 years. Together they have two great kids, Brian and Jennifer. Jennifer’s husband is a designer for Adidas, working in Germany, so John and Sandy cherish the times they come home and bring their two grandsons, Parker and Beckett, to visit. They also recently rescued two entertaining and energetic cats, Buddy and Babs. John loves taking a 3-mile walk every morning to start his day off right. Both he and Sandy are members of the Rancho Bernardo Business Association, where John is a board member. They also love to spend time at the beach, cooking and entertaining, and John is excited that he recently brewed his first batch of craft beer!