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About David Shaffer Insurance Services



David Shaffer established David Shaffer Insurance Services, a professional Independent Insurance Agency, in August, 1983 and now has over thirty nine years of insurance industry experience.  He began his insurance career in 1979 at Albert M. Bender Company, in San Francisco, CA, one of the largest privately owned independent insurance agencies at that time, after graduating from UCLA.

(Picture, left, David Shaffer, center, former California Insurance Commissioner, John Garamendi, and right, Amy Bach, Executive Director, United Policyholders at a 2004 Department of Insurance hearing on how to solve the problem of underinsurance of homes in California)

His business objectives are to protect his clients' assets and to identify, reduce and/or eliminate potential financial catastrophes that can be appropriately handled by the right cost effective insurance products and risk management strategies. 

Many clients of David Shaffer Insurance Services are successful individuals and families. They include art collectors, bank presidents, CPAs, attorneys, doctors, certified financial planners, wealth managers, business owners and others who appreciate working with a knowledgeable and very detail oriented insurance professional who advocates for his clients. 

David has been quoted in the following magazines and newspapers: Journal of Financial Planning, San Francisco Chronicle, Oakland Tribune, Contra Costa Times, and the Los Angeles Times. He has appeared many times on KTVU Channel 2 news broadcasts to discuss insurance issues with Consumer Editor, Tom Vacar.

In addition to his insurance licenses, David has the Associate in Risk Management (ARM) designation and the Chartered Private Risk and Insurance Adviser (CPRIA) designation.

In 1991, David helped establish United Policyholders (UP), a national insurance consumer non-profit group dedicated to educating and empowering consumers. He has continued to stay actively involved with UP ever since. 

David's experience also includes testifying on behalf of his professional trade association, Independent Agents and Brokers of California, on legislation for home and earthquake insurance in front of the California State Assembly and California State Senate.

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