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PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2009 10:11 pm   Post subject: how do i get appointed by other comany  

i been in the life insurance for about 1 year and looking for be an independents agent. i'm currently life and series 6 license. i like to know how or what i need to do to become an independent agent. where do i find company to appoint me? any will help. thanks.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 6:51 am   Post subject:   

I must say that its a very gallant attempt for an one year old agent to leave the sanctuary of captive agency and move into the field of independent agents.



Anyway, have you evaluated with the prospect of becoming an independent agent with your current employer?


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 7:07 am   Post subject:   

i'm currently with a captive financial company that only do term life insurance. and i found that not much people like term insurance and from that, i'm losing a lot of business. so that is why i'm thinking about going work for an independent broker. is that a good idea?

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 7:18 am   Post subject:   

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Certainly its a good idea. And I bet that all the insurance agents like to become independent at some point of their career.



You an check out with the insurance job sites for the job openings. Also, start contacting the insurance company representatives about getting appointed by them. Your job would be to convince them that you can produce sufficient business to keep the agency running. And, for that you may need a business plan. Hence, carefully develop a business plan to show them that you are capable of making money.



Hope this helps. We have got couple of great insurance agents in the board, they may also come forward to your rescue. So, just hang tight.



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 7:24 am   Post subject:   

yeah, Jeremy is right...its pays to have a realistic business plan available while visiting the office of the insurer. This would impress them undoubtedly.



Also, exploit the connections that you have in the industry. If you are pally with some of the agents of the same field, you may like to use their references to get the first appointment. Its always hard to get the first appointment, but after that if you are good you can add more and more companies to your kitty.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 7:52 am   Post subject:   

now do i need to get business address like an office such and such. with my current company i'm with right now, i just work through my RVP and he's the broker and the one with the office. do i have to work with an independent broke or can i just work with the insurer? as of right now i'm still in the process of doing all my homework and get everything together so i'll know or have an idea of where i am.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 2:21 pm   Post subject:   

I can get you contracted with several carriers. Met, Hancock, Genworth, LBL, LFG, West Coast, Banner, United of Omaha, Transamerica, AIG, ING, Prudential, North American, SunLife, Old Mutual, AXA and American National.



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 5:46 pm   Post subject:   

ok. that sound good. i also want to check out these company and see what their rating and services are.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 6:56 pm   Post subject:   

if u have any information, please email me thanks.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 7:42 pm   Post subject:   

Hey ekr,

What you need to look at are FMOs. (field marketing organizations). Most of them have many carriers and I would shop them for the best commissions. Their main purpose is to handle the contracting paperwork and product training for the carriers. For life products I like pip1.com (premeire insurance partners)





I am currently using three different ones for three different types of insurance. One for health ins, one for life and final expense, and one for medicare suppliment and long term care.



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 11:04 pm   Post subject:   

do u have any information on where i should look? or where i should go to?

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 2009 4:27 am   Post subject:   

Life and Annuities



Brokersalliance.com

They offer plenty of support and have good commissions.



leebenhamassociates.com

Up to 120% commission on Term. Seem to be good people.



Pjpce.com

Has a good system to sell over the phone. You can watch a demo top right of home page. You get a lower commission but all you have to do is make the sell and they take care of the rest.



You can have more than one contract with an Insurance company. So you can use the higher commission for sales that are local.





IHIAA.com

Working on the Health side, hard to beat the amount of info and discounts for $20 bucks a month.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 2009 4:37 am   Post subject:   

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 2009 5:32 am   Post subject:   

all email sent. thanks guys.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2009 9:10 am   Post subject:   

one last question. is there a insurance company that does mutual fund or does the broker? i ask because i like to do investment for my client. as u all know i'm currently series 6 and will be needing a sponsor for my series 63 in order to do mutual as to what i think. anybody with any information on these, please email me your information so i can get in touch with you. thank you.

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