Our Independent Insurance Brokers


agency_logo_crop 270The Agency for the Professions is a group of independent insurance brokers who work to help New Mexico businesses and families navigate the insurance landscape. As independent insurance brokers, we work with clients all over NM in the medical field and a variety of other industries.

Working with independent insurance brokers is the best way to get coverage that meets your needs.

We’ve been putting our clients first for over 35 years.

Steven R. Simms – President
Expertise: Life, disability income, and long-term care insurance
Steven has been the sole owner and president of the Agency for the Professions since 1998. His insurance career began in 1979 with the Paul Revere Insurance Company, specializing in providing disability income protection and life insurance to professionals and business owners. He joined the Agency for the Professions in 1984, was appointed General Manager in 1985, and became part-owner and vice president in 1990. He is a life-long resident of Albuquerque and a graduate of the University of New Mexico.
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Kevin V. Pelletier – Group Benefits Consultant
Expertise: Health care plans, health savings and reimbursement accounts, dental, vision, group life and disability, voluntary benefits
Kevin has more than twenty-five years of experience as an employee benefits broker and consultant in the New Mexico business community. He entered the insurance industry at Penn Mutual general agency, and has held positions at Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico and international consulting firms Aon and USI. Kevin has operated an independent practice since 2000 and joined the Agency for the Professions in 2001. He is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts.
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Frank E. Lucero – Group Benefits Consultant
Expertise: Group & individual health care, dental, vision, life, and long-term disability
Working primarily with health care coverage, Frank is a 23-year veteran of the insurance industry. In leadership positions at the Lovelace Health Plan and Presbyterian Health Plan, Frank has worked with employers throughout the State of New Mexico to provide group insurance benefits. Frank joined the Agency for the Professions in 2008 and also maintains a private employee benefits practice.
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