Wellman Shew

Fresno, California

Wellman Shew is an entrepreneur, business leader, and long-time professional in the California health insurance and employee benefits industries. Shew is currently the Owner and Agency Manager at Shew & Company Insurance Services Inc., a 2005 employee benefits brokerage based in Fresno, California.

Shew has been an insurance specialist for nearly four decades, specializing in employee benefits, Section 125 plans, life insurance, disability insurance, Health Savings Accounts (HSAs), long-term care insurance, and 401k plans. His industry experience is valued by his peers, businesses, and customers alike.

Shew will celebrate his 40th year in the California insurance industry in February 2022.


Throughout his long career in the employee benefits industry, Wellman Shew has seen a variety of industry changes as more companies transitioned benefit plans away from traditional pension models and toward new programs. Other significant changes included the Affordable Care Act's mandated health insurance requirements and new marketplace options that extended the reach of benefit packages to the smallest California businesses. Despite these massive transitions, Shew has maintained his top position in the industry, as evidenced by personal profiles in industry-specific publications.

Shew recently launched a blog on his personal website,, to share his expertise with other industry professionals and consumers. Recent topics have included the benefits and drawbacks of health savings accounts, short-term and long-term disability insurance, high-deductible health plans, umbrella insurance, and how to save money on insurance. As plan options evolve, consumer education is critical to assisting individuals in making the best decisions for their health and retirement.