Carolina Benefits

Our Agents

Phil Lewis - President
In 1995 Phil Lewis and David Chappell established Carolina Benefit Specialists, Inc. located in Greenville NC. Phil Lewis has been in the insurance business over 30 years. He is a graduate of East Carolina University and the American College in Brynn Marn Pennsylvania having attained the CLU (Charter Life Underwriter) and RHU (Registered Health Underwriter) designations. Phil has experience in various aspects of the individual and group markets. Phil has won numerous sales and service awards with several companies throughout his career and previously served on the BCBSNC Advisory Council.
David Chappell - Vice President
David Chappell is a graduate of East Carolina University and has been in the insurance business for over 20 years. Before helping establish Carolina Benefit Specialists, Inc. David was the Field Broker Manager for BCBSNC for five years. During his tenure he earned his Certified Health Consultant Designation (CHC) from the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association and learned what businesses and individuals in NC needed to get the health coverage they could afford. He has also served on the BCBSNC Advisory Council. As an experienced broker in the health industry over the last two decades, David is committed to helping clients meet their goals and provide the best service and support during the process.
Jeff Mahoney -
Jeff Mahoney has been licensed in the Health and Life Insurance business since 1991. After graduating from East Carolina University, he worked with Northwestern Mutual Life before joining Carolina Benefit Specialists in 2001. He specializes in employee benefits and individual life insurance serving his customers throughout North Carolina. Jeff resides in Greenville with his wife Georgeanna and two sons Hayes and Wells.
Wendy Maready -
Wendy Maready is a graduate of East Carolina University. In 1991 Wendy joined BCBSNC as a Sales Rep for eastern NC, while employed she worked with all size group markets. She earned her CHC, Certified Health Consultant certification, from the BCBS Association in 1993. In 1998 she teamed with Carolina Benefit Specialists to work in the group market assisting companies with their employee benefits. Wendy also works with the NC Medical Society healthplan assisting physician offices with employee benefits for their practices.
Louis Spell -
Louis Spell, joined Carolina Benefit Specialists, Inc. in 2006 to help grow the group sales market. Louis graduated from North Carolina State University with two degrees. Louis has over 30 years of sales experience in Eastern North Carolina having worked for 9 years with Meherrin Chemical Company and 18 years with Caterpillar / Gregory Poole Equipment Company. Louis knows the area and understands the client’s needs for the best coverage and service. Carolina Benefit Specialists, Inc. is the largest broker / consulting agency east of Raleigh for group healthcare benefits.
Jerry Clark -
Jerry Clark joined Carolina Benefit Specialists, Inc. in 2004 after twenty five years with Ortho Pharmaceutical Corporations, a division on Johnson & Johnson. A Greenville native and graduate of East Carolina University, Jerry has focused his efforts on strengthening and building client relationships as well as service to existing clients. Thirty years of healthcare experience provides Jerry an excellent understanding of how to meet his clients needs, while providing a level of service that separates Carolina Benefit Specialists, Inc. from its competitors.
Farrah Mitchum -
Farrah Mitchum, a native of Greenville and business graduate of East Carolina University, joined Carolina Benefit Specialists in 2000 and has been a licensed agent for the past 12 years. Farrah specializes in group and individual health care needs. Farrah prides herself with providing the best possible customer service to her clients.
Donna Walker -
Donna Walker joined Carolina Benefit Specialists in 1998, from Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina. She has helped develop and grow the company through the years. With over 15 years experience in insurance she has a wealth of knowledge that she uses to help groups and individuals with their insurance needs.
Ben Lewis -
Ben Lewis - In March of 2008, Ben Lewis joined Carolina Benefit Specialist to help spearhead, and assist with our individual markets. He believes in doing what is best for his clients, and strives for the ultimate customer experience. These are both qualities Ben brought over after working with SunTrust Bank, Inc for five years before joining our team. Since arriving; Ben has developed a great understanding of the individual markets and trends, as well as Medicare products and guidelines. He deals one on one with his clients to understand their needs and to help them reach their goals. He makes the client feel comfortable with the enrollment process. He is also an active member on the BCBSNC Advisory Council.
Ashly Grubb -
Ashly Grubb joined Carolina Benefit Specialist in 2004 after graduating from East Carolina University. She prides herself on servicing our clients and meeting their needs as quickly as possible. She works directly with the carriers to assist in any service, billing or claim issues. Ashly is able to take the headache and frustrations of insurance dealings away from the client.
Rosemary Boykin -
Rose joined Carolina Benefit Specialist in 2007 and works with our groups in assisting with benefit and billing issues. She works directly with the carriers to ensure fast and accurate processing.
Faith Dennis -
Faith Dennis joined Carolina Benefit Specialists in July of 2013. Originally from Chapel Hill she is new to Greenville but learning fast! Faith manages the NC Enroll initiative and is helping to bring affordable healthcare to Eastern North Carolina.