Why SFGA

By utilizing SFGA, you get a business partner who understands your needs and concerns as a broker. We bring you a difference that most general agents don't provide. SFGA works with you, the broker, in a consultative approach that achieves sales success for you and provides your clients the quality products and services they deserve.

Our Services

  • Provide accurate, consultative quotes and proposals for the carriers we represent
  • Provide answers to your questions about the products we represent
  • Support the broker in the enrollment process
  • Provide underwriting support
  • Sales Support

In Memoriam
Robert K. Shepler




Rob Shepler, one of the founders of the Shepler & Fear General Agency passed away on December 27, 2014 after a lengthy illness. Born in Newton, Kansas on May 31, 1954, he lived many years in the Wichita area before moving to Folsom, California in 1990.

Rob spent over 30 years in the employee benefits industry, working for Equicor Health Plan in Wichita, KS in 1985 and then relocated to Sacramento, CA in 1990 where he was employed by PCA Health Plan (later Qual-Med and then Health Net). In 1994, he joined Centerstone Insurance & Financial Services (later BenefitMall) and in 2004 became a part of the LISI General Agency. In 2009, he and David Fear, Sr. started the Shepler & Fear General Agency in Auburn, CA, later moving to Roseville, CA.

Within the employee benefits industry Rob was an active member of the National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU) and in both the Sacramento (SAHU) and California (CAHU) chapters. He served as SAHU president and board member for several years as well as a member of the board of CAHU. In 2012 he received the NAHU Distinguished Service Award for his long time contribution to the association at both the local and state levels.

He was a long time member of the Optimist Club of Sacramento, having served as the organization's president and charity golf tournament chair for several years. During this time he helped to raise over $500,000 for local children charities. He was also a member of the Romulus Club of Sacramento.

One of Rob's passions in life was Kansas University basketball (Jayhawks). He was an avid fan and supporter of just about anything from the State of Kansas, but his biggest passion was his family and his devotion to his wife of 38 years, Jane and their three children (Tim, Megan and Katelin).