Assurity Vs Colonial and AFLAC

Oct 9, 2010

  1. HomeService
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    I know that what I described was an MLM. I even went home and told the wife, "Wow, Colonial has turned into an MLM somehow!" I even asked the manager who interviewed me -how long Colonial has been like this, and he said since this year. I am kind of wondering if he does it with his office- yet the rest of Colonial does not.
     
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    No, this is not "office specific" I know a State Manager in one of the southeastern states and he said in January, Colonial wanted to have tremendous growth this year and their strategy is hire the masses and fire the.. well you know.

    This manager does not think this is the best strategy but he said his pockets have never been deeper.:D 98% of their new agents are old aflac agents.


     
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    If you are independent, give Allstate Workplace Division a look. Much better payouts, good product line, and a true wholesaler for support (not another agent splitting the already small pie).
     
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    Funny how this manager told me the exact some thing- and it all happened in January. I think this is a poor decision by them, just my opinion. But, if it makes them have fantastic growth- good for them. I guess.
     
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    I was told that Colonial would save an employer a lot of money, products are better, customer service is better. Seems like the duck has a lot of complaints on the internet, not so many for Colonial?

    They do have a 10 year requirement for vesting which I thought was a little much.
     
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    I also heard that Colonial offers group health insurance for its agents. Has anyone heard this to be true? Thanks.
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    AFLAC recently came out with Group STD which was GI, and also lowered the group size requirement to 5.
     
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    Colonial does not offer group health insurance for agents. They do partner to provide slightly less expensive E&O.
     
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    When Aflac purchase CAIC this brought a whole new GI product line into play with unbelievable rates! They are blowing the colonial product out of the water with over 82% penatration!


    Colonial Life is based in South Carolina and competes directly with Aflac. If your focus is on disability you will find that Colonial offers several advantages against Aflac - guarantee issue options topping the list, followed by higher income replacement levels. Colonial offers GI but Aflac does not.


    Maternity Leave Pay - Security Just in Case
     
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    I don't know about that but Assurity at Work has implemented a policy that you must have a minimum of 5 employees on a particular plan in order to offer it.. so you can't take a small group and mix and match cancer, accident, std, life etc. You've got to have a minimum of 5 apps on each. Plays **** in the 2-15 life market.
     
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    Nothing wrong with MLM so long as there isn't a fee to join or a fee to earn.

    If you think about it - the Insurance Industry has been a MLM since inception. they just call it a Hierarchy with FMO's, IMO's, Idaho's and then the Agents with multiple earning %'s in between them all . . .
     
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