The freedom of independence that can come from a career as an insurance advisor is a big draw for many individuals. The flexibility and choice can mean big gains if you are willing to perform – but what if your MGA is not as willing? You need to be sure that the managing general agency you choose to work with is the right one. There are vast differences even between individual managing general agencies, so it is important to do your homework to ensure that your choice is one that will allow you to maintain your independence while still helping you achieve your future goals.
Independence innately implies a level of autonomy, but that shouldn’t mean you have to do everything alone. By working with the right managing general agency you can have access to the support that helps you achieve without taking away your self-sufficiency or freedom. Office space is also important – if you work from home the majority of the time, or on the road, it is still important to have that space available. The best MGA should provide this.
Another part of this independence involves your clients. At the right MGA, your clients are your own, and they are vested to you immediately. That is the only way that you can ensure continued stability. When you have worked hard to gain a strong and stable client base no one should be able to take that away from you. By having your clients vested to you immediately you save yourself the hassle of trying to get them back if you ever decide to leave, and you can be sure that those clients are always receiving the highest level of support that you pride yourself on.
Responsiveness is crucial in the industry, no matter where you are, and it can make the difference between lost sales and made sales – every time! Make sure that one of the commitments your managing general agency makes is to respond to your calls promptly. After all, if your clients have to wait for you to return a call they may not be satisfied with the level of service they feel they have received. Your applications also need to be processed quickly, so your managing general agency should have a plan in place to ensure this as well.
As an insurance advisor working with an MGA your independence should not be an impediment to success. Make sure that your managing general agency provides you with the tools necessary to earn while still remaining free from constraints.
For more information about how the right MGA can give you the freedom of independence please contact Independent Financial Concepts Group by calling 905 202-8430.