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Unleashing Opportunities: Growing Sales in the Evolving Insurance Landscape

As we recalibrate and adapt to the ever-changing landscape, our perspectives on life insurance must also shift. The dynamic nature of our lives calls for a savvy sales approach that syncs with the evolving trends.

Life insurance isn't just about offering security post-death anymore. It's about enhancing the quality of life now. Modern policies now encompass benefits that clients can access while still alive. The introduction of chronic and critical illness benefits exemplifies this forward-thinking change.

Educating Life Insurance Clients

How to overcome “I already have that covered” objection

This is an objection I find more prevalent in working the Mortgage protection market, although it does rear its head in Final Expense as well. Most people site the life insurance they have from their work place as enough coverage for their needs or they have enough money in the bank to cover the cost of a burial.

If you are lucky enough to be sitting in front of folks that feel this way you have the opportunity to educate and enlighten your prospect. The very first words that should be said are to compliment the prospect on planning ahead and considering the need for life insurance and the different goals in your life it addresses.

Life Insurance Agent Talking to clients

Why Educating Your Prospect is so Important

One of the questions I ask myself after giving a presentation in a home is “…what did I do (or not do) to make (or not make) the sale?” After hundreds of presentations I still ask myself that question after each and every presentation. The goal of which is to increase the success of a positive outcome while developing a duplicable process.

Frustrated Agent

STOP don’t drink the Kool-Aid

We’ve all heard the Kool-Aid “…use our leads and systems and you’ll make $100’s of $1000’s of dollars a year.” Only to find we’re coming up short and over $2000 in debt buying those leads. They didn’t tell you that those leads have been previously worked and continue to be resold to agents even now. Their answer to why you’re not having success “…it’s your fault”, “…you’re not calling enough”, “…everyone else is succeeding.”

Then after asking for help, you’re ghosted. They stop answering your calls, answering your emails and never return your calls. Why? Because they have no idea how to help. They have no idea how to coach you into being successful. They’re being taught to recruit and see who is successful and those that aren’t to just move on to the next person. They’ll ignore your request for a release so you can move on to an IMO that actually can help you. Forcing you to have to wait the six months before you can self-release.

Joining groups such as these is no reflection on you. After all the Kool-Aid message can be quite compelling. The old adage of “If it sounds to good to be true, it usually is” fits perfectly. They’re taking advantage of your situation just to get you contracted and start buying leads.

These IMO’s make lots of money on selling and reselling leads. They also sell point-of-service leads which are from past agents, and now you, whom they ghosted but sold a few policies to replace those polices you wrote. Their attitude is “ethics be damned” replace the polices.

If you were lucky enough to find an IMO to help you succeed, you’re now saddled with chargeback debt and a possible Vector preventing you from future contracting and advancing. I wish there was an easy way around this issue, but unfortunately, there is not. You’re responsible for paying back any outstanding debt.

To avoid this very unpleasant experience, do your research before signing up submitting any contracts. Ask specific questions regarding their leads – “…are they exclusive to me?”, “…are they fresh or have they been already worked?” Ask whether they have mentors you can talk too. How does their mentorship program work? Do they have a release policy and what is it and where is it stated. Note: don’t ask for a release document up-front. If you do the IMO will move on to the next candidate. Respectable IMO’s will not want to work with someone who already wants one foot out the door before they’ve written their first policy.

The best IMO for independent insurance agents is knowledgeable on product, knowledgeable on presentation, has the tools for you to succeed, and can provide the level support you’re looking for.

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