Of course, insurance advisors can’t save healthcare alone, but you will be playing a pivotal role.
You may not know it by its name, “Jacked Up," but you have probably seen the State Farm commercial. It’s the one where one guy is having a horrible day (finding his car stripped in the parking lot), while a young lady has the day of her life (finding her new car in the driveway). It’s a very clever look at how the same words can have entirely different meanings.
There are a lot of employers out there having really bad, “my car has been stripped” kind of days as they meet with their traditional benefits broker to receive the inevitable bad news.
It’s exciting times in the industry. For the first time in I don’t even know how long, there are some truly exciting ideas and strategies being utilized by benefit brokers/advisors on behalf of their clients.
The collective “we” have decided enough is enough. We are ripping back the curtain to expose many of the factors that have led to a healthcare system that is beyond broken. But, as we are also seeing, it’s also not beyond being fixed.
I hear predictions all the time about how the insurance industry is going to die because “millennials aren’t interested in insurance.” After all, this generation is unlike any other than came before it, right?
We all know the first rule of investing in our retirement future: pay ourselves first. It's sound advice. Put aside some money every pay period into saving and investments to ensure a financially successful future.
Remember flying kites as a little kid? And how when that kite struggled you'd pull the string tight and it would soar high once again? I wish more agency owners would think of their struggling producers as that kite.
Erica Kiefer from AgencyBlocinterviewed me, asking how agency owners and agents can thrive, not just survive, in today's insurance industry and healthcare climate.A version of this article was originally published on their blog.