Do not believe for a second that life insurance companies have a halo above. To the contrary life insurance companies deprive an agent of income earned. Discover the 4 ways insurance agent income is fleeced by the companies. Do you honestly believe that you represent only one of the best insurance companies in the United States? Then you have not witnessed how agent income disappears.
The United States is the land of opportunity. This is especially true for annuity, health, and life insurance companies. You have heard lots about petroleum companies draining their customers’ wallets at the gas pump. Life insurance Companies leave the source of pumping customers alone. Instead, their dirty deeds done dirt-cheap are reserved for their own insurance agent representatives who are finding more and more new customers for them.
Some insurance company plots are very well know . Yet some are planned out to happen at lightning speed so that you do not know what hit you. This article exposes some common misdeeds along with ones so rotten they make dirty diapers smell like they came from heaven.
The Premium Plot
Hundreds of thousands of new insurance trainees will be hired this year. Sure, life insurance companies appear initially glad to have you aboard. They will help train you. Training (in reality) means assisting in milking as many of your family members, relatives, neighbors, friends, and casual contacts until this source dries up. At every meeting, you will be asked how much new money you just collected. You quickly realize that selling relatives can be high pressure. Finding a new prospect is about as difficult as sitting in the dentist chair, as your dentist whistles while drilling your teeth.
Well over 250,000 newer insurance trainees that fall by the wayside this year will fall into the insurance agent income premium plot. The minute they leave, the life insurance companies lay claim to all policy owners,. They directly collect their first year premiums and all the money each year they renew. This could be called reverse lottery profitable. If the agency has only 10 dropouts that could mean an easy profit of $500,000 over the next few years. You went into reverse, because you had to borrow money to pay expenses the company never reimbursed you for.
The Handcuff Plot
Numerous career life insurance companies have money fleecing contracts, like yours may have. Their contract contains a hidden pitch fork awaiting you. Over a course of several years, if you have written a fair amount of policies, you will be collecting renewal money. These agent money renewals start after the insurance policy payments begin a new year. The amount of renewals could accumulate over time to be in the thousands. So this provision does not sound like the work of the devil.
However suddenly you see a much more lucrative opportunity that matches your abilities. As soon as you make the switch over, the pitchfork jabs you in the pocketbook. It is a bloody, unfair, and one-sided mess. You are then reminded of your lengthy contract you have not read in years, if ever. The life Insurance companies contracts with you state that renewals terminate if you leave the insuer. Your former life company grins and takes every dime of your renewals you were counting on for income.
The New Rate Plot
This rate (or rat) plot had to have been designed by a master of illusions, or a team of them. Purposely cruel to agents it happens when ABC insurance company, buys out all current business of DEF insurance company. ABC insurance has two intentions in mind. One is to start the stoppage of paying agents their renewal premiums, and the other is to raise rates on people having coverage. Agents are notified that the new company is cancelling their insurance representative contract and not writing this kind of insurance anymore.
Imagine if this insurer accounted for 80% of your income. Overnight you would have to start Plan B. However, you never had a Plan B. You have been poisoned by the new company rats.
The Guillotine Plot
Agent marketing recruiters spend years and vast amounts of money finding other agents to at least occasionally sell their company products. The recruiter commonly has a contract entitled MGA, Managing General Agent. He provides the insurance writing agent with a GA, general agent, or broker contract. The insurance company may pay the MGA 95% commission on the policy money collected. In turn, he might pay a GA 75% on the policy money the general agent collects. The broker could be paid 65%.
The marketing MGA makes his money on overrides. He is rewarded 20% of a general agent and 30% on a broker. If there are enough producers writing business for him. The MGA has the opportunity to build a very respectable income from his recruiting. This lures too many new MGA’s to try it. That is why at any time there is an over abundance over 15,000 recruiters of insurance product marketers of all types in the United States.
The life insurance companies decide to get richer off all the hundreds of thousands of insurance policies payments to producers the easiest and nastiest way possible. The guillotine plot is put into action. The Managing General Agents, and General Agents are all sent the same head chopping letter. The insurance company has “decided” to have one contract level only, that of a broker. This is not redistribution of wealth. It is talking all the excess wealth and distributing it directly back to the already wealthy life insurer.
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