Doug began his career in 1989 with American Republic Insurance. He was recognized as one of the top five managers in the nation, and ultimately rose to become a Vice President with the company. In 2001 he left American Republic to found his own agency. Today he is the CEO and managing partner of Southern Health and Retirement Planning, a/k/a SHARP. Their offices are located in Irmo, South Carolina.
Doug majored in Journalism at the University of South Carolina. He is an accredited journalist, having published hundreds of newspaper, magazine and online articles and columns, as well as having served as a featured guest on talk radio shows across the country.
Doug served two terms as the President of the Midlands chapter of NAIFA – the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors. Doug currently serves as Chairman of the Board of the non-profit Tri-County Veterans Support Network. TCVSN serves as a liaison to provide comprehensive support services for our veterans.
Doug has spent 29 years mastering retirement planning strategies. His passion is to help people achieve financial security by protecting their retirement funds from rising taxes and market risks, and utilizing the most up-to-date strategies for addressing potential long term care needs.
Doug and his wife Jan celebrated thirty-eight years of marriage in August. They have one son, Jonathan. Jonathan and his wife Lila have a daughter, Fiona, who turned five in August.
Doug and Jan are active members at 12 Springs Community Church.
I have nothing but the highest recommendation for Doug Jolley and his SHARP team. In my personal working relationship with Doug, I can tell you that he is concerned and proactive about ensuring the continued well-being of his clients, be it for health/medical insurance or retirement planning. I cannot thank Doug enough for assisting my sister right before the December deadline for ACA enrollment. I referred her to Doug, and he immediately began to guide her through the process on the very day she contacted him. Subsequently, my sister’s husband suffered a heart attack in early January, and she was overwhelmed with anxiety and uncertainty as to what was being covered by insurance. Without hesitation, Doug was in constant communication with her, reassuring her and the family that the situation was under control. And he remains readily accessible – traits seldom found in the business world today.
Doug is the consummate professional, but more importantly, his greatest strengths are the qualities I continue to admire in him as a friend and associate; namely, his strong character and tremendous integrity. His selfless, rather than selfish, nature has no doubt contributed to his devotion to God, his family, friends, and clients. As I have told many others, Doug walks in the light of God with his love and compassion for others. I have the utmost praise, both personally and professionally, for Doug Jolley, an outstanding man, who embodies the best of core values in business and in life.
When not wearing his super cape, Doug is a real hero offering real solutions for health care options that really helped us. He’s even talked to doctors offices to untangle a few bumps at the start, also helped go the extra mile every time I’ve needed anything. It’s apparent his values are to relay a high standard of commitment to his clients. I was referred to him by great friends, and I can see why Southern Health and Retirement is a great choice I’ve made to do business with!
Rebecca & Russell
Doug Jolley has been very helpful to me with properly structuring my retirement, protecting me from long term care costs, and with my health insurance. He is very knowledgeable and very kind. He makes me feel so comfortable and goes out of his way to help me at anytime – day or night! I wish I had met him years earlier! He always has a smile on his face.
There’s one thing I immediately noticed about Doug: his main interest was in finding out where I’m at in life and what my needs are. Based on my circumstances, he let me know what health and life insurance risks I was facing and he offered plans that fit my budget and needs. I’ve always been the one to do all of my research and purchase online, but I needed more answers and advice than I could find. Doug says things like they are and uses simple language to explain my coverage. I’m glad I went to Doug, and you will be glad you did!