Total Comments: 26
Posted: Fri May 02, 2008 09:08 pm Post Subject:
Basically to become an agent:
First: You have to decide what lines of insurance you want to sell.
Second: you have to take state approved pre-licensing classes for the types you wish to sell.
Third: You have to pass the state exams for the lines you wish to sell.
Fourth: You have to get appointed in your state with the insurance carriers you wish to have product lines through.
This can done through a captive agency, an FMO/IMO, or sometimes directly from the insurance carrier.
That is the easy part...
Posted: Sat May 03, 2008 01:25 pm Post Subject:
well said mac
Posted: Thu Jun 05, 2008 05:07 pm Post Subject:
I think beatuplunchbox have already said it all. Just follow those steps. Good luck your insurance career. Hope you can help many people for their financial needs.
Posted: Sat Jun 19, 2010 01:21 am Post Subject:
How I could report a insurance office that the agents are not license
Posted: Sun Jun 20, 2010 01:26 pm Post Subject:
contact your states dept of insurance. They all have websites.
Posted: Sat Jul 17, 2010 09:09 pm Post Subject: Can you?
Can you be an insurance agent if you have a felony?
Posted: Sun Jul 18, 2010 11:40 pm Post Subject:
you can be a geco or "flo's" dog and do the job us agents do. LOL
Posted: Thu Jul 22, 2010 04:43 pm Post Subject: Licensing
Oh yeah, You will also need fairly good credit as for all companies will do a credit check on you before appointing you to sell their products!
Posted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 06:02 am Post Subject: unsure of area to pursue
Hi all, I am considering getting my license in life , health , and variable annutiy. I have taken my certification and also worked as a temp licensed agent for lib nat. Now I am thinking of getting my agent license. The only thing is i may wish to pursue a different area such as property & casualty. My question is can I do both or would I have to choose one or the other? Also should I start where I left off w/ life ,health and annuities or should I go for the other license.? I also like the idea of auto insurance, but I wish to choose the area of less charge back until I get well versed in the industry. If anyone is available to answer my questions, I would be greatful. I am 30 looking for a career and so far I like and am good w/ Insurance issues. Still have alot to learn.
P.S. Hungary for success! :? :D
Posted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 05:37 pm Post Subject:
You can definitely do all of the above. As a matter of fact, if you dont you are missing out on a lot of opportunities.
The licensing requirements do still vary somewhat from state to state, so you should likely consult your state's Department of Insurance for the licensing requirements for P & C. But. typically the P & C license is an additional license and will not replace what you already have.
The P & C side of the business can provide a lot of stability due to the ability to build substantial renewals.