Boston’s Most Inspiring Stories – Meet Ely Kaplansky Of Kaplansky Insurance
“From leaving high school to begin my insurance career as a “registry runner” at 16, to using my very limited life savings to start my own agency at 22, I now run one of the largest independent agencies in Massachusetts with 13 locations serving almost 30,000 clients.
The day that I received my driver’s license at age 16, I had a part-time job after school lined up as a “Registry Runner.” I served various insurance agencies and car dealerships by processing and delivering license plates and vehicle transfers. One of those agencies offered me a part time job a few evenings a week training me to write auto insurance. Another agency offered me a full-time job. I made the questionable decision to drop out of my senior year of high school and accept that position.”