Considering a Career as a Life Insurance Agent? Here’s What You Should Know

If you’re looking for a flexible and rewarding career where you can work independently while ensuring job security and helping people, consider a career as a life insurance agent with Symmetry Financial Group.  Working as a life insurance agent can be very rewarding.  As a Symmetry Financial agent, you will be helping individuals and families find peace of mind by securing protection for their most valuable asset, which is their capacity to earn an income and support their home and loved ones.

Life insurance policies come in many varieties and help individuals and their loved ones cover their living expenses in case of death or unforeseen circumstances that may produce financial setbacks. Life insurance agents are highly trained, licensed professionals who help their clients select the most appropriate policies and coverage for their individual needs. 

Life insurance serves as a crucial financial safeguard, offering individuals and their families a safety net against the uncertainties of life. These policies, available in a myriad of forms, act as a financial cushion to cover living expenses and mitigate the potential economic challenges that may arise due to an unexpected demise. In navigating the complex landscape of life insurance, individuals often turn to the expertise of licensed professionals – life insurance agents. These professionals undergo rigorous training to guide clients in selecting the most suitable policies and coverage tailored to their unique needs and circumstances.

Within the realm of life insurance options, one prominent choice is TERM LIFE INSURANCE. This specific type of policy provides coverage for a set period, offering a straightforward and cost-effective solution for individuals seeking financial protection during critical phases of their lives. Life insurance agents play a pivotal role in elucidating the nuances of term life insurance, helping clients make informed decisions that align with their current life stage and future financial aspirations. In essence, term life insurance stands as a pragmatic choice within the broader spectrum of life insurance, reflecting the adaptability and versatility required in navigating life’s unpredictable journey.

Agents that work for Symmetry Financial Group have the added advantage of having access to more than 30 of the nation’s top insurance carriers. This means that as a Symmetry Financial agent, you can help your clients to choose from the very best policies at the very best prices on the market.

How can I become a life insurance agent?

The process for becoming a licensed agent is simple. You must inform yourself fully about how different life insurance plans work, and pass the licensing exam in your state. Once you’ve done that you’ll be ready to start helping others secure the coverage they need to keep their homes, families, and loved ones protected.

The rewards of working as a life insurance agent

There are many benefits to a career as a life insurance agent. You’ll have the opportunity to work independently running your own business from the comfort of your own home. If you join the national team of agents at Symmetry Financial Group, you can work as an independent contractor while enjoying financial security as well job security, and plenty of room for growth. You can enjoy competitive commission rates and bonuses with the option to set your own schedule and work independently.

Symmetry Financial agents enjoy plenty of flexibility, allowing for a healthy life-work balance, which many find to be an incentive to get into the insurance business. Most agents are able to earn a handsome salary while bypassing the standard 9-5 workweek, and enjoy the freedom to set their own schedule.

The satisfaction of helping others

As a Symmetry Financial agent your main goal is to help clients become more savvy about life insurance and to help them select the perfect policy to meet their individual needs.  You will be responsible for helping to guide them through the enrollment process and explaining their options as far as adding riders and customizing their policy. For most life insurance customers, the process of choosing the best plan with the most affordable premiums and the best set of benefits for their individual circumstances can be a bit mysterious. As you get to know the many products and options that are available for them to choose from, you can become an invaluable asset to them when it comes to making a selection. Symmetry Financial Group agents are highly trained and knowledgeable about the many available insurance products provided by over 30 of the nation’s top insurance carriers, so you’ll know exactly how to help your clients select the best and most affordable policy to protect their home and loved ones.

In addition to assisting clients with selecting the right type of coverage, you may also help them to save money by lowering their policy premiums as well as customizing their policy with additional benefits. For example, an individual who sets out to improve to their health by living a healthier lifestyle may qualify for certain benefits that some carriers offer as incentives for living a healthy lifestyle.  These benefits may include discounts and savings programs provided by certain carriers.

In some cases, a client may desire additional coverage, such as critical illness and disability coverage or mortgage protection coverage.  You as their agent can help them to more efficiently secure the best rates while adding special riders to their policies.

What are my responsibilities as a life insurance agent?

A typical work day in the life of a Symmetry Financial agent includes activities such as contacting potential clients who have requested quotes, as this will help you build your client base.  You will also have to follow-up with current clients occasionally to see if they may be ready for an upgrade to their policy or in need of modifying their coverage.  You should be prepared to look over your clients’ existing insurance policies and suggest upgrades, additions, or modifications based on changes in their lifestyle or circumstances.

You will be responsible for explaining how each policy works and how they compare with one another, as well as responding to questions from potential or existing clients.  You will also be required to explain how clients may customize their policies to suit their individual needs and make recommendations accordingly.

You will also have to handle quite a bit of paperwork, such as making changes to beneficiary information, or revising policy loan applications and modifying amounts.  There will be records to keep and update regularly, along with basic administrative tasks, such as updating client files, and managing policy renewals.

Working as an independent agent

Symmetry Financial agents work as independent contractors and have the ability to work with over 30 of the nation’s best insurance carriers to ensure the best options for clients. This presents an advantage over life insurance agents who work directly for a single insurance carrier and are limited to selling only the policies provided by that carrier.

How will I make money as a Symmetry Financial agent?

Symmetry Financial agents earn a commission that represents a percentage of the premiums on the policies they sell, as opposed to earning a fixed salary.  ZipRecruiter, reports that the average earnings for insurance agents are about $79,000 annually.  According to the U.S. Department of Labor, opportunities in the insurance industry are growing about 10% faster than the national average, which means that there’s ample room for growth in this sector.

Access to the nation’s top insurance carriers

As a Symmetry Financial agent, you may partner with over 30 insurance carriers and offer a vast portfolio of product options to your clients, ranging from term life policies to mortgage protection plans, and custom policies such as Symmetry Financial Group’s Debt Free Life plan. 

If you’re interested in join a national team of life insurance agents who are making a great living while also making a difference in the lives of individuals and families, there’s no better time to contact Symmetry Financial Group and learn how you can join a national team of agents.

Symmetry Financial Group is a leader in the life insurance industry and has been recognized on Inc. Magazine’s list of 5000 fastest-growing companies for five consecutive years, as well as and Entrepreneur Magazine’s Top Company Culture list for two years in a row. Symmetry Financial agents enjoy competitive earnings, great perks, and access to the latest technology in the industry.

Contact Symmetry Financial today to learn how you can join their nationwide team of agents!