Our Clients Are Part of It

Meet Our Team

Our team is dedicated to providing all present and future clients with top-notch insurance solutions tailored to their unique needs. With years of experience and a commitment to excellence, we’re here to ensure peace of mind. From personalized coverage options to exceptional customer service, The Jones Group is your partner. Get to know us, and let’s secure your future together.

Our Allegiance Is To You

Robert A. Jones

Principal

Bob established The Jones Group in 2001 after spending more than 11 years at Aetna. His 33 years of industry experience include designing and managing employee benefit programs, benefit cost management and funding analysis. His roles have included key account management, new business sales development, broker sales management, and Medicare account management. His extensive experience has provided him an excellent understanding of the insurance industry, and a keen sense of what it takes to be an effective broker. Bob continues to successfully build the agency through consistent dedication to excellence, integrity and personalized service.

Since his son Alex’s Diabetes diagnosis in 2011, Bob and his family have dedicated themselves to the efforts of the JDRF charitable foundation and finding a cure for Diabetes. Bob chairs the annual charitable Golf Tournament held in the fall and has served on the JDRF Board of Directors since 2020.

Richard G. Willard Jr.

Agent / Broker

Rick Willard has a long career of over 31 years as an agent and broker in the life and health business in CT. Rick began his career at the Christopher Gent Financial Agency in West Hartford and quickly became an expert in the Employer sponsored health benefits arena.

Rick continues to specialize in the small to medium sized group health insurance markets and is a valued advisor to business owners. Rick benefits from the full capabilities of the Jones Group including primary access carriers to customize the employee benefits which are appropriate for each employer’s unique situation. His leadership ability has been instrumental in the growth of the agency by providing strategic planning to create new opportunities and solutions for employers in every industry.

He is active in the community as well as in professional circles. In 2003 he testified in the CT Legislature as an early advocate for Health Savings Accounts which were passed that year. Rick is a founding member of The Healthcare Choice Coalition whose purpose is bringing together business owners, agents/brokers, and others who believe in protecting the freedom of citizens to choose and direct their own health care.

In the Community, Rick has been a director and/or member of the Wethersfield Chamber of Commerce, the Wethersfield Village Improvement Association, Chair of the CT NFIB Leadership Council, the Friends of Heublein Tower, and for several years he was Chair of the Connecticut River Assembly.

He and his wife, Linda ran the Old Wethersfield Craft Fair for over 33 years, which benefitted the Wethersfield Historical Society and is still an active event. Rick was also one of the originators of the Wethersfield CornFest sponsored by the Wethersfield Chamber for 35 years.

Rick is married to Linda and they have three children and three grandchildren. They live in Cromwell but their roots are firmly in Wethersfield. Rick’s family owned Comstock, Ferre & Co. for many years before he ventured into the insurance world. Gardening is still a keen interest of his and his wife.

Rick has a BA in Speech and Communication from Heidelberg University, ’72.

Karin Chellstorp

Agent / Account Manager

Karin is the Account Manager at The Jones Group. Karin’s 32 plus years in the insurance and employee benefits industry began with The Aetna in 1991 where she managed over 500 accounts, earning her numerous service achievement awards. Karin continued her career at Aetna until she joined The Jones Group in 2001 where she is responsible for Account Servicing.

Karin’s community involvement includes past services to Loaves and Fishes Soup Kitchen and is currently active volunteering for the Town of Wethersfield Special Olympics Program.

Karin and her Husband Eric are lifelong residents of Wethersfield where they raised their two children.

Beth Roth - Office Manager at The Jones Group

Beth Roth

Office Manager

Beth Roth joined The Jones Group in 2019 and is presently the office manager. Beth brings 15+ years of experience from her previous employer, Hartford Healthcare. While employed at Hartford Healthcare, Beth supervised the Admitting Department, handled patient concerns and financial assistance. Beth is looking forward to continuing assisting and meeting the needs of the agents and present / future clients of The Jones Group.

Beth, and her husband Chris, are residents of Wethersfield, and are happy to be raising their daughter here. They support WHS athletics and other school programs, and enjoy gardening and vacationing in Maine.

Garrett R. Hughes

Controller

Garrett is married with 3 grown, married children and one grandchild.

Homeowner in Wethersfield, CT

University of Hartford, BS degree in Business Administration, Marketing Major

Military tour in US Navy Submarine Service during the Cold War and The Cuban Conflict.

36 years in heavy equipment industry, including owner and presidency of large equipment dealer.

Responsibilities included Departmental Management, Operations Management, Sales and Sales Management.

20 years as Licensed Independent Registered Representative and Health and Life Insurance Agent associated with a Major Financial Broker Dealer.

Primary emphasis included Risk Management, Investments for Retirement Planning, and Senior Products such as Annuities, IRA’s, Distribution Plans, and Health Products for Long Term Care and Medicare Supplemental Policies.

Retired as Registered Representative and retained Health and Life License, joining the Jones Group LLC.

Remy

Office Companion

Remy was a welcomed addition to The Jones Group in March 2023, and serves as our friendly office companion.

Why Choose The Jones Group

Expertise

Our team has in-depth knowledge of Medicare and the insurance landscape nationally.

Customized Solutions

We can tailor insurance plans to your specific needs budget. We'll get you covered.

Transparency

We provide clear, and honest information to help you make informed decisions.

Ongoing Assistance

Our support doesn't end when you enroll. We're here for you throughout your insurance journey.

What Our Clients Are Saying

Bill Puro
Bill Puro
Accomplished all business. All forms filled out quickly. All concerns addressed.
Ethan Morgan
Ethan Morgan
The people at the Jones group are extremely knowledgable, helpful, and friendly. When navigating something as complex as choosing an option for medicare, these are the folks you want on your side!
Timothy Miller
Timothy Miller
My grandparents recently had the pleasure of working with The Jones Group to navigate the complexity of choosing a Medicare plan, and the experience was nothing short of remarkable. The Jones Group truly stands out in their expertise and the personalized service they provide to older adults looking for healthcare. I highly recommend The Jones Group to anyone.
Xhesi Morena
Xhesi Morena
Everyone at the Jones group is super knowledgeable and helpful!
Connor Jones
Connor Jones
anne alden
anne alden
Christine Small
Christine Small
I would highly recommend Karin Chellstorp she was extremely helpful helping us navigate through the Medicare process.
Debra Prisyon
Debra Prisyon
Karin was so helpful when my mother was ill and we were trying to figure out her Medicare coverage. She is so knowledgeable and was very kind and supportive during a very stressful time. I highly recommend.
Stephen Garrett
Stephen Garrett
Working with Karin has made the whole Medicare process easy for me and I am grateful for her knowledge about the system. She has helped me with all of my decisions and I appreciate the assistance.
Peter Bigelow
Peter Bigelow
The Jones Group team was a pleasure to work with.

Ready to Talk? Contact Us When You're Ready.

When you’re ready to take the next step in securing your future, The Jones Group is here for you. Whether you have questions about Medicare, Group Employee Benefits, or any other insurance need, our friendly team is ready to assist you. Contact us today to start the conversation and discover how we can tailor insurance solutions to meet your unique requirements. We’re here to help when you’re ready.