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Welcome to Jay Short Insurance

Health & Life Insurance Simplified

Jay Short Insurance is a father & daughter insurance team that has been serving Durango since 1986. We are full time Health Insurance Brokers specializing in Medicare Supplements, Groups and Individuals.

Simple steps to stay protected

Health Insurance Brokers

Being “Brokers” means that we represent lots of companies and are able to shop the market and get our clients into the best policy options.

ICHRA & Medicare

Our product offerings include Health Insurance, Term Life, Long Term Care, MEDICARE SUPPLEMENTS, Dental and Vision.

Certified & Bonded

Call us within 60 days of your Life Change Events to enroll - We are certified through Connect for Health Colorado.

The most economical solution for you and your family

Experts in Health Care Reform- Certified brokers through Connect For Health Colorado. With all of the moving pieces, you can count on us for guidance! Please call us first to go over subsidies and timing.

Health Insurance

Term Life
Long Term Care
Group & Individual
Dental and Vision
Medicare Suplements

Serving Durango since 1968

With ACA in full swing, health insurance has changed, and we are happy to review what the new policies look like as well as go over when you may be eligible to purchase a plan (the good ol’ days of being able to buy individual plans anytime during the year are gone, we have to have special ‘Life Changing Events’).

You can still buy a new individual plan if you have a ‘Life Change Event’ which include loosing your job with benefits, getting married, having a baby, moving to Colorado, and more. Please make sure to call us as soon as you find out about your ‘life change event’ as you do need to act in time (generally 60 days from your ‘event’ in order to get a new plan.

See Our Partners

We are certified through Connect for Health Colorado and were able to enroll hundreds of clients into the new Affordable Care Act (ACA) compliant plans, including getting people all set up to receive subsidies (income based).

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Meet our professional team

Learn more about us below. We are here to help today!

I graduated from Fort Lewis College a long time ago and managed to build my life and career here in Durango. My wife, Sally Short, and I have two grown children- Merida and Dane, and a new granddaughter Juniper. As one of the most respected Health Insurance Brokers in town, I represent hundreds of individuals and dozens of group plans. The majority of my business is referral based.

As an outdoor enthusiast you can find me out on the bike trails, on the river kayaking, or up on the slopes during my free time.

Born and raised right here in Durango, I love working with my family business. I graduated from Fort Lewis College with a double major in Spanish and Sustainable Development in 2003. I became licensed to sell Life and Health Insurance in 2005 and joined my father’s Agency. My husband Bruce and I absolutely love spending time outdoors on two wheels or skis with our daughter Juniper. I am an owner of the agency, an active member in the community, and appreciate our long standing client relationships.

Born and raised in Santa Fe New Mexico, I have been a resident of the southwest my entire life, Settling in Durango in 1990 to attend Fort Lewis College. I majored in Business Administration at Fort Lewis College & married my college sweetheart Shona. Thanks to her I am a dedicated family man and the father of two young men. I have been a business owner and outdoor sports enthusiast all my life. The opportunity to work with Jay and Merida was an opportunity not to be missed as they share similar life values. Through my life I have participated in many outdoor activities- I enjoy time on a bicycle, on the snow, in whitewater and with wind sports. I am active in local charitable organizations and enjoy giving back to the community and helping those in need.

What our clients say

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