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John O in Corona, California

34 months ago

Kim in Phoenix, Arizona said: Hello I'm a 40 year old female looking for a possible career change. I have been in I.T. sales for about 12 years, commission only and just kind of burned out and want a change. I am comm only but have always done ok 50-60k a year and I work from home. I get no health benefits and going through a divorce so I will lose my benefits. I have 2 young kids and looking for a change in my life. I really do not know anything about insurance . I have bought it all my life but never sold it so I have alot to learn. Where is the best place to take a course, preferably online, approx cost and time frame involved? And is the test given in person? Also I would like to work for a company while I learn the ropes. I would like a base plus comm and would like to make close to what I make now is that even possible? What are some decent companies to work for and who should I avoid at all costs? Will property and casualty allow me to sell home, car, what else and is there additional licenses for health/life?

Thanks you for any advice.

Kim, If you would like to know more about the insurance/financial industry, email at johnortiz1972@gmail.com with your contact number. Oh, yes you do need to take the test personally. Suggest to take Life and Health test first.
Much Success, John

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Lucia in Scranton, Pennsylvania

27 months ago

can someone tell me how hard it is to take it?

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Lydia in Burbank, California

26 months ago

John O in Corona, California said: Kim, If you would like to know more about the insurance/ financial industry, email at johnortiz1972@gmail.com with your contact number. Oh, yes you do need to take the test personally. Suggest to take Life and Health test first.
Much Success, John

My degree was in Information Systems but I have been an Executive Assistant at an insurance company for 4 years now. I am in my late 20s and I would like to start something that will lead into a career. I have been told that I have strong analytical skills. If I want to get into insurance (since I'm already in the field), which do you suggest I choose? P&C or L&H?

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miaa in Lincoln, Nebraska

20 months ago

Kim,

Midwest Insurance Agency Alliance, Inc. (MIAA) assists smaller Independent Agencies in obtaining more carriers and helps captive agents, producers, and life/health/financial agents start their new insurance agency and be independent insurance agents. MIAA also works with existing larger independent insurance agencies to raise commission levels and increase profit sharing with Strategic Partnership Insurance Carriers.

We help you with then entire process from start to finish. It is nice to have insurance resources at your convenience.

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Lenorap in Duluth, Georgia

13 months ago

Please Help !! I am in my late 50's and I have worked all my life mostly in Healhcare for over 35 years. Now the company I was employed with relocated in FL so I have not work for a little while now, but in that time I work in the Healthcare,in Billing, AR collections field for over 15yr's. Now I want a changes in my life so I can find a company that looking for independent hard working mid age woman who would like to work from home. I have always been a hard working person that •Self-motivated with•excellent communication skills - written, verbal and listener and customer service. I also have good computer skills too. My question is ? I study years ago for the P&C license test back in 2007 Fail at 52% and in 2008 Fail 59%. I took classes at PLG Insurance School Atlanta GA. I really want to ace my test next time. Please if you can help me or make an suggestion" Lord knows I truly would appreciated it . Looking for P&C Trainee Job position for P&C Insurance Thank you.

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Lenorap in Duluth, Georgia

13 months ago

Please Help !! I am in my late 50's and I have worked all my life mostly in Healhcare for over 35 years. Now the company I was employed with relocated in FL so I have not work for a little while now, but in that time I work in the Healthcare,in Billing, AR collections field for over 15yr's. Now I want a changes in my life so I can find a company that looking for independent hard working mid age woman who would like to work from home. I have always been a hard working person that •Self-motivated with•excellent communication skills - written, verbal and listener and customer service. I also have good computer skills too. My question is ? I study years ago for the P&C license test back in 2007 Fail at got an 52% and in 2008 Fail got an 59%. I took classes at PLG Insurance School Atlanta GA. I really want to ace my test next time. Please if you can help me or make an suggestion" Lord knows I truly would appreciated it . Looking for P&C Trainee Job position for P&C Insurance Thank you.

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georgesteam in Colorado Springs, Colorado

13 months ago

Kim in Phoenix, Arizona said: Hello I'm a 40 year old female looking for a possible career change. I have been in I.T. sales for about 12 years, commission only and just kind of burned out and want a change. I am comm only but have always done ok 50-60k a year and I work from home. I get no health benefits and going through a divorce so I will lose my benefits. I have 2 young kids and looking for a change in my life. I really do not know anything about insurance . I have bought it all my life but never sold it so I have alot to learn. Where is the best place to take a course, preferably online, approx cost and time frame involved? And is the test given in person? Also I would like to work for a company while I learn the ropes. I would like a base plus comm and would like to make close to what I make now is that even possible? What are some decent companies to work for and who should I avoid at all costs? Will property and casualty allow me to sell home, car, what else and is there additional licenses for health/life?

Thanks you for any advice.

Kim,
I am interested in speaking with you about what you are going through and can be reached at gmaldonadoteam@gmail.com.

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JFL in Oak Park, Illinois

12 months ago

To Lenorap in GA. I hope that you have found what you are searching for. After reading your comment. I wanted to try to help or at least send good luck vibes your way. Since you mentioned your background in healthcare. I would look into medical billing/coding from home. I hear it's high in demand and a strong skill set for the future. You can possibly get involved with a huge health insurance company in Atlanta Georgia. Mass Mutual? Also if you want to see about getting licensed many insurance companies pay for your license attempts. Keep on taking them until you pass them. Study with a person that has passed the part you were not so strong on. There are good companies to work for. Geico, Progressive, Cigna, Coventry, Kaiser Permanente, Nationwide, State Farm, Met life, and Safe Auto. I am sure that you qualify to work for them in the billing department, customer service, underwriting, claims, and sales. Well hope this is helpful.

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JFL in Oak Park, Illinois

12 months ago

Hi DSAL, I had no idea whatsoever when I started selling insurance and talking about it either. I learned as I went along and asked questions. I got started at an Allstate call center in Illinois. This company trained me and P&C licensed me. Usually the great ones are still able to do so. Some however pay for your attempts to take the test until you pass. I hear a few give you three chances and some only two then the third is on you. It's different all over. But I suggest you start off with Safeway Insurance, Progressive Insurance, Infinity Insurance, Mercury, or a State Farm. But with your background in accounting. I also feel you would be a strong fit for these other insurance companies that sell financial products. So AAA, Transpacific Financial, Merrill Lynch, and Charles Schwab. If you want to work from home maybe some accommodate or if you go instead for a Life and Health insurance license you may be able to make your own hours and make great commission at the same time. My last suggestion is since you have a strong accounting background. Make business cards and on one side do Tax preparation on the other side do cpa. I don't know what certifications or training you need for this but I imagine it's easy to get. Make your own hours, be your own boss. Get the notary public stamp for yourself too. Best of luck!

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11 months ago

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studentforever in Las Vegas, Nevada

9 months ago

I am getting my property casualty insurance license but I don't know what I was thinking I hate sales and I've worked in the call center for 19 years and I hate that too I was just looking for a change now I don't know what to do with this thing when I get it any thoughts

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Alex in Anaheim, California

6 months ago

Lenorap in Duluth, Georgia said: Please Help !! I am in my late 50's and I have worked all my life mostly in Healhcare for over 35 years. Now the company I was employed with relocated in FL so I have not work for a little while now, but in that time I work in the Healthcare ,in Billing , AR collections field for over 15yr's. Now I want a changes in my life so I can find a company that looking for independent hard working mid age woman who would like to work from home. I have always been a hard working person that •Self-motivated with•excellent communication skills - written, verbal and listener and customer service . I also have good computer skills too. My question is ? I study years ago for the P&C license test back in 2007 Fail at got an 52% and in 2008 Fail got an 59%. I took classes at PLG Insurance School Atlanta GA. I really want to ace my test next time. Please if you can help me or make an suggestion" Lord knows I truly would appreciated it . Looking for P&C Trainee Job position for P&C Insurance Thank you.

I used online service called UPWARD BOUND it was a good experience... you need to focus and do all the practice exams to pass comfortably...Good luck...

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Michelle in Hobbs, New Mexico

5 months ago

studentforever in Las Vegas, Nevada said: I am getting my property casualty insurance license but I don't know what I was thinking I hate sales and I've worked in the call center for 19 years and I hate that too I was just looking for a change now I don't know what to do with this thing when I get it any thoughts

Hello!
Can you update us and tell us what has happened since your post? I am in a similar situation. What school / program did you chose to get training for licensure? Did you pass? Were you employable after passing the exams? Any tips? Thanks!

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Jeff in Saint Albans, West Virginia

5 months ago

I used exam fx for my pre licence training for my life exam and passed first time. Great program!

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Bmaryam in Hellertown, Pennsylvania

4 months ago

Hello what was the name and link to the online study program u used?
How much was the program?

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Jeff in Saint Albans, West Virginia

4 months ago

It was examfx.com Not sure of the price but, It worked well for me.

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Susan in Windsor Heights, Iowa

4 months ago

Hi, I am considering a career change from teaching to insurance. We have horses and cattle and I was considering certification to become an Equine and Pet insurance agent. I am bilingual no sure if this is helpful or not. Any suggestions or places to gain information on classes etc. would be helpful.

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4 months ago

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Rich Smith in Olathe, Kansas

4 months ago

I work with a great company, are you still interested?

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Rich Smith in Olathe, Kansas

4 months ago

Alex in Anaheim, California said: I used online service called UPWARD BOUND it was a good experience... you need to focus and do all the practice exams to pass comfortably...Good luck...[/QUOT
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Rich Smith in Olathe, Kansas

4 months ago

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Jenn in Quincy, Massachusetts

1 month ago

Rich Smith in Olathe, Kansas said: Looking for life and annuity agents, national very successful company, assistance with license and contracting with top companies, please contact me Smith3fam@aol.com for additional information

Commission only?

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1 month ago

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