Shawn Meaike

Welcome to, a website dedicated to highlighting the career of Shawn Meaike, Family First Life CEO and entrepreneur and the origins of American insurance company, Family First Life. Shawn Meaike started Family First Life with American families in mind. Since founding Family First Life on December 12th, 2013, Shawn Meaike has ensured that Family First Life has continued to prioritize its clients’ and agents’ families. Since starting with a small team in 2013, in the past eight years, Family First has grown its employee size to include over 17,000 licensed agents in nearly all 50 states. Today, Family First Life company is projected to reach an overall accumulation of $1 billion dollars in revenue by the end of the 2021. 

Shawn Meaike Background

In 1995, Shawn Meaike graduated from Eastern Connecticut State University with a degree in Applied Social Relations. Shortly after graduating, Shawn began working as an independent insurance agent before obtaining a position at the State Department of Children and Families, where he would work for more than thirteen years. During his time at the State Department of Children and Families, Shawn Meaike gained valuable insight into family services and hoped to one day use his experience to start an IMO company. In 2013, Shawn Meaike made this dream a reality. Family First Life has since experienced continuous growth and finished the 2020 year with over $400 million dollars in paid life and annuity business. 

Family First Life 

Since its foundation, Family First Life CEO Shawn Meaike and the Family First Life team have hit the ground running. In their first year alone, Family First Life was able to generate over $10 million dollars in sales and begin the expansion of their team. Based in Uncasville, CT, Family First Life has become one of the most well-known Independent Marketing Organization and continues to provide families across the country with comprehensive retirement planning, life insurance, and retirement protection needs. Family First Life hopes to serve more American families than any other IMO as well as provide clients and their families with competitive pricing, robust coverage, and the highest degree of customer satisfaction. While Family First Life is best known for its affordable and competitive services, Family First Life has also widely been recognized in online reviews for its generosity towards employees and agents. Family First Life offers agents competitive contracts and strong renewals on multiple products, evident in the many positive Family First Life reviews. 

Some of the many positive Family First Life reviews include: 

I am a tradesman, and my family all worked in the trades. Never thought I would have a job where I didn’t have to get my hands dirty. When a friend started working at Family First Life, I decided to make a go of it since he was having such success. They paid for me to get my license and I was off and running business. Everything is top notch, the training, the annual convention, and the comp.” – Current Employee 

“There are so many great things to say about Family First Life. Two things stand out the most. First, the compensation is such that it helps anyone who is a veteran or new to the industry be successful. Second, the training and environment is second to none. Everyone is trying to help others even though everyone is independent.” – Current Employee 

Best company ever created! The founder Shawn Meaike Is the most amazing leader and CEO! He leads through hard work and great vision ! It will be the largest insurance company ever created! They pay the most , have the best products, training and culture of any others company. They are simply head and heals above everyone else in the space !” – David Whichard 

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