Meet Our Advertisers: Boyd Phillips, Agent, New York Life Insurance Company


No one knows what the future holds. One moment life is unfolding exactly as you have planned, and the next, you’re handed a life-changing event. Take steps to safeguard your family and the good things that you’ve created in your life. Having the proper amount of life insurance helps you do just that.


Boyd Phillips

Boyd Phillips

September is Life Insurance Awareness Month, the perfect time to take stock of your life insurance needs. Start online by using the Life Insurance Needs Calculator on the nonprofit LIFE Foundation’s website, LifeCalculator. The peace of mind that comes from knowing your family is protected is just one of the many benefits of purchasing a life insurance policy. A call to the office of Boyd Phillips at New York Life Insurance Company in Marion, NC will help you determine the right amount and type of insurance to protect the ones you love, and plan for your financial future.


Boyd Phillips has been named a member of the 2013 President’s Council of New York Life. Members of the President’s Council are among the top eight percent of New York Life’s elite sales force of 12,250 licensed agents. He has been a New York Life agent since 2002.


Boyd is dedicated to helping people create and preserve wealth. His key to success is the personalized, comprehensive approach he takes in assisting clients with their insurance and financial needs, from retirement and estate planning to long-term care strategies and succession planning.


Boyd emphasizes personalized service because all of his clients have different financial goals and are best served by strategies customized for each client’s unique needs. He emphasizes comprehensive services so he can focus on all aspects of a client’s financial life. Doing so allows him to design strategies to satisfy the needs of each aspect and weave the strategies into an integrated plan so all aspects work together efficiently.


Boyd’s ability to help his clients stems from experience and education. A graduate of N.C. State University with a degree in Horticulture and Turfgrass with a Business concentration, he entered financial services in 2002 and has gained the kind of indepth knowledge that comes from over eleven years of experience. Through a vigorous program of continuing education, he has earned three securities licenses (FINRA Series 6, 63, 65) and two industry designations: Life Underwriter Training Council Fellow (LUTCF) and Certified in Long Term Care (CLTC). Earning those credentials has provided him with a thorough understanding of investment and insurance products, planning concepts, and long-term care strategies.


As a result of his professionalism, Boyd Phillips has received numerous honors. They include, since 2003, being a Qualifying Member of the Million Dollar Round Table, which is considered the standard of excellence in the financial services industry. An even greater tribute to him is his loyal following of clients. His practice continues to flourish thanks to clients recommending him to friends, family members and business associates.


Boyd has been and continues to be an active part of his community, having served as the Past President of the Marion Business Association, and a volunteer coach in the McDowell County Little League. He resides in Marion with his wife and four children.


Boyd Phillips, Agent
New York Life Insurance Company
195 South Main Street
Marion, NC 28752
(828) 652-8559

Sandi Tomlin-Sutker
Written by Sandi Tomlin-Sutker