Renewal season is coming up fast, and we all know it’s an extremely taxing and overwhelming time for benefits brokers. While you can’t necessarily reduce the volume of work, you can streamline certain processes to save you (and your clients) time and frustration. This blog examines three insurance renewal strategies to consider as you plan for the 2017 renewal season.
There’s no doubt that insurance prospecting isn’t easy. Sales is a lot of work. But there are ways to prospect smarter, to get better results doing the same amount of work. In this blog, we’ll examine one strategy to “work smarter” and make the most of your prospecting efforts.
Any successful insurance producer must spend a significant amount of time selling, which for many, isn’t the easiest part of the job. And even the most veteran salesperson can always improve and should look for opportunities to polish their sales skills. This article details 10 insurance sales strategies that producers may find valuable.
Social media is an excellent tool to attract and win more business, and insurance social media strategies are growing in popularity. While most insurance agents use social media to some extent, there are likely strategies you are missing out on. Learn 5 effective insurance social media strategies you should be incorporating into your business.
For an employee benefits broker, prospecting often means convincing the employer to fire the incumbent broker. This isn’t an easy task, especially since most brokers are quoting the same plans from the same carriers. However, there are ways to differentiate and show prospects that you can provide better service and support than their current broker.
One of the most effective ways to defeat an incumbent broker is by asking the right questions. Prospects may not respond to a hard sell about what makes your agency superior, but asking targeted questions can accomplish the same goal. This strategy can pique the prospect’s interest, keep them engaged throughout the sales process and help you close the deal.
This blog offers 16 questions to ask your prospect throughout the sales cycle, to help unseat the incumbent broker and secure the BOR.
You likely already understand the benefits of selling more ancillary products, but we’ll review here:
- Help clients provide a more comprehensive and competitive benefits package
- Support employee health and productivity
- Earn more broker commission
- Build stronger client relationships by managing more of the employer’s benefits package
With those advantages in mind, we’ll examine some concrete strategies to sell more ancillary benefits products.
As an employee benefits broker, you do your best to advise clients and make recommendations in their best interest. However, we all know that clients don’t always heed that good advice, for one reason or another.
Insurance brokers understand the need for a strong benefits package, but many employers today are falling short of employee demands. Our last blog looked at employee demand (and financial need) for ancillary benefits.
In this blog, we’ll discuss the significant disconnect that exists today in the ancillary benefits market—and how you can use those insights to increase insurance sales.
In our last couple blogs, we talked about how individual internal biases can negatively impact sales performance, and how behavioral economics can impact your insurance sales process on a larger scale.
As a quick reminder, each individual is shaped by their past experiences, which results in internal biases that often dictate future behavior. Essentially, behavioral economics examines why people often make emotional decisions, rather than ones based on logic or objective standards.
Whether you’re a producer, sales manager or agency owner, you likely keep an eye out for anything that can improve sales or give you an advantage over competitors. In this blog, we’ll discuss how behavioral economics can impact your sales process, and how to use the concepts to win more business.