Joel Lourie is a lifelong Columbia resident. He is graduate of Richland Northeast High School and the University of South Carolina. He and his family have been involved in the civic and business community of Columbia for over seventy years.
Joel comes from an extensive background of business management, marketing, and public service. He retired from the South Carolina State Senate after an eighteen-year career in the State Legislature. During his years of service, Joel Lourie was recognized on numerous occasions for his dedication and work on behalf of healthcare, public safety, education, and children’s welfare. For more on his career, click here.
Joel Lourie started Lourie Life & Health in 2011 after a brief stint with a National Insurance Broker. He saw a void in the industry for giving individual agents and agencies a higher level of service and support. Since inception, Joel has helped guide Lourie Life & Health to become one of the top Medicare and health insurance brokers in the Southeast.
Joel and his wife Becky recently celebrated 30 years of marriage and the couple have 2 grown children.
Joel has a passion for this business and helping others and loves to share this quote with his agent partners: “When you can make a living helping others, it’s not a work, it’s a blessing”.