Gene Tyler has been in the voluntary insurance business since 1985, when he started with American Fidelity Assurance (AFA) as an Account Manager, and subsequently was named “Rookie of the Year.” His second full year he won the first of three consecutive “Account Manager of the Year” awards. In 1989 he began a role in sales management and was named “Manager of the Year” for the first of two consecutive years. He also received three consecutive “President’s Round Table” awards, which is for the top eight producers in the nation.
Specializing in the educator market, Mr. Tyler started United Specialty Benefits (USB) in 1995 after leaving AFA, and later formed USB Enrollment in 1999. United Specialty Benefits has become a nationally recognized General Agency in the educator market and helped develop many of the products used to this day for this unique marketplace. USB Enrollment entered into the internet benefits enrollment business in 2003 and became a pioneer in the online enrollment market for employee benefits.
Since its inception, United Specialty Benefits has enjoyed continued success and has been the recipient of numerous industry awards. USB became part of U.S. Employee Benefits Services Group in 2010.
Mr. Tyler holds a variety of licenses – Group One, P&C, and Series 6, 63 and 26 registrations. He is involved in various community activities, but mainly enjoys working with and mentoring youth at churches and high schools. He also enjoys spending time and traveling with his family, and working in his church.