Andrew Smith is the sales manager for the national premier account area within Independence. In his role, Smith monitors the marketplace and the book of business within the segment he supports to ensure that the needs of each account is being met. He also communicates those needs to sales staff and senior management at Independence. He manages the day-to-day activities of the largest, most prestigious accounts along with his premier sales team of five associates. Smith ensures a strategic approach to the products and benefit summaries offered to customers and their members. He is involved in the key decision making meetings and discussions for all of his teams’ accounts. Smith joined Independence in 1997 and has more than 28 years of experience in the insurance industry. He is a licensed agent for life and health insurances in Pennsylvania and is a professional designee of the Pennsylvania Academy of Healthcare Management.