Layna Weldon’s mission is simple, yet so very meaningful. “We strive to be the best part of someone’s worst day,” she says.
And unfortunately, she learned at a young age what those ‘worst days’ can look like when insurance coverage isn’t adequate. At 9 years old she was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes and she quickly became aware of how important insurance is to those who have crossed the line of health. When she became an adult, prior to ACA, she had to find a career that provided very good benefits so that her medical supplies would be covered. She also had a dear loved one that was in a catastrophic accident in 2006 and became a paraplegic. They didn’t have any health insurance and they suffered terribly trying to gain the benefits needed to live. Her loved one passed away after 15 years of battling the Medicaid system.
“It is my goal to make sure that this doesn’t happen to my customers. I want to educate our young people and families about what’s important to set up early in life so that you are prepared for the future and can accomplish your dreams and goals,” explains Layna. When you call her office, you will get a real person who is prepared to address your insurance needs specifically, whether for personal or business needs. The agency is unique in this way, giving you an agent and team that will help you every step of the way during life’s special or challenging events.
Her advice to anyone who is shopping around for insurance or is unsure of their coverage is to schedule a time to talk with your agent. Look at your liability limits, go over your life insurance, and make sure you have enough in place to provide for your family if something happened tomorrow. Is your income protected? Do you have enough in retirement if you live longer than expected? If you’re not having these conversations currently, she urges you to do so. “Tomorrow is not guaranteed. We all work terribly hard to build our lives, but often we don’t have the protections in place to ensure all of that hard work isn’t lost by a disability, loss of income, or premature death.”
Prior to State Farm, Layna was a career banker for 20 years in Gwinnett County. She spent years working with small business owners to achieve their goals and grow their businesses, knowing that she too wanted to be a business owner one day. When a State Farm recruiter called, the opportunity was too good to pass up. After years of research, conversations, thoughtful consideration, and prayer, she made the leap of faith and opened her State Farm Agency on November 1, 2019. “It was the best decision of my life,” says Layna. “This is an amazing community and where I plan to stay for many years to come.”
Outside of the agency, she’s the incoming president of South Hall Rotary. She’s involved as an ambassador and on the board of directors for the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce, where she was recently named a Small Business Partner for the second year in a row. She’s a founding member of the most recently chartered BNI Group in Flowery Branch, and if that wasn’t keeping her busy enough, she’s also the vice president on the board of directors for Joshua’s Voice and is an executive board member for A New Veteran, two nonprofit organizations in Hall County. “We are very active in the Flowery Branch and Hall County community and we care about making this a better place to live, play, and work.” She’s also a mom to three wonderful children: Tristan (20), Taylor (8), and Reagan (7).
Layna invites the community to give her a call. “Seriously,” she says, “Call, text, email, or stop by even if it’s not insurance related.” She’s well-connected in the community and would love to chat over a cup of tea or coffee and point you in the right direction, whatever your needs are.
Layna Weldon State Farm
4553 Winder Hwy. Flowery Branch, GA
FB & Instagram @laynaweldonstatefarm
“I truly love and care about people. There are many different insurance agents and carriers out there to choose from but I feel that no one is as passionate or cares about our customers as much as I do. I want to help people and our community. It’s so fulfilling when you help someone to better their situation or you provide the income stream to ensure that their quality of life isn't affected by a premature death then you're impacting generations to come. That's God's work and I am merely a vessel to glorify him.”