OUR STAFF

Janis Van Ahn

Owner/Advisor

My name is Janis Van Ahn and I AM…. Health Insurance Advisor.   I have worked around the Des Moines insurance industry for over 25 years.  I worked for agents and it always seemed like no one wanted to work with individual health insurance or the Medicare eligible clients.  I didn’t mind!  In March 2010, I started my own business, Health Insurance Advisor right as the Affordable Care Act came into law.   In the 9 years I have amassed over 2,000 individual under 65, Medicare eligible and small group clients.  I love being an advocate for all of them.

I am also very proud of my staff.  They work hard to make health insurance easier for you.  We all look forward to the opportunity to work with you.  To gain your trust and be your advocate.

Meghan Gengler

Group Account Coordinator

I am Meghan Gengler. I hail from Duluth, MN and my husband and I moved to Des Moines in 2017. For 15 years my husband and I ran a small, successful flooring installation business and I am familiar with many of the challenges and rewards that come from being an entrepreneur. When I am not working, I spend much of my time volunteering. I am also fluent in American Sign Language. We would love to be able to help you wade through the different insurance options available to you as a small business owner. Give us a call today.

Sara Martin

Janis's Assistant

I have worked in the insurance industry before, Life Insurance and Investments. I enjoy helping people with their Health Insurance needs. I currently dot the I’s & cross the T’s for Janis and I hope to continue learning all the aspects of the Health Insurance Industry. When I’m not dotting I’s & crossing T’s you can find me either quilting, spoiling my grandchildren or walking our toy poodle, JC. (BTW – JC gets to come to the office on Fridays. Her official job title is Greeter. The Veterinarian thinks she is around 17 years old, so she may sleep thru your visit.)

Beth Wilson

Front Desk

Hello, my name is Beth Wilson.  I graduated from North Polk High School in 2015 and started my college career at Northwest Missouri State.  After a year and a half, I found I needed a different challenge.  I went to Oklahoma City with my aunt and was a personal assistant and nanny to the owner of Western Flyer Trucking.  I recently moved back and found the front desk position available at Health Insurance Advisor.  I’m not ready to declare what I want to do in life, but I appreciate my mom letting me work here and start learning about the business of health insurance.

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