Hello from Myrtle Beach, SC

Aug 3, 2007

  1. apples4meplz
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    Hello,

    I have been in the insurance industry for 5 years.

    I am originally from upstate NY and moved to South Carolina last summer. I used to work for a large insurance company in NY. I did not SELL insurance but I was very involved in working with the sales team. I always wanted to start selling but working on commission alone has stopped me. I do have a passion for the insurance industry and have been very strict regarding compliance issues especially when it comes to Medicare Advantage plans....

    I need some advise on how to get started. How much can I expect to make first year? What company would be good to start with? Can you please tell me about AFLAC, AIG, ASSURANT....? Thank you.

    Also, I have been finding these posts very helpful!
     
  2. Crabcake Johnny
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    Insurance in NY is like a different planet. I wouldn't be of much help. From what I've been told the rules are very odd regarding many forms of insurance and the individual health market regarding agents making living is apparently non-existent.
     
  3. apples4meplz
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    I am no longer residing in New York. I have moved to South Carolina and not currently licensed but wanted to get info regarding the DO'S and DON'Tof a licensed insurance agent before I jump into it. They are offering the pre-licensing exam in my area in two weeks..and then not again until October. I could also take it online...does anyone have information regarding online courses?

    So if anyone can help...I would greatly appreciate it! I guess I'm learning to stay away from those ads on Career Builder that promise $100,000 first year. I actually would be happy making $35,000 - $50,000 first year. Is that reasonable? Should I contact a local agency?

    Thank you!
     
  4. SC Local LAH Agent
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    I might be able to help you get started in Myrtle Beach. At least enough to get through the classes and get licensed.

    Give me a call anytime,
    843-457-6261
     
  5. tommyk
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    Welcome aboard.
    I did all my pre-licensing on line. I found that I could do it at my own pace. Really good information.
    :policeman:
     
    tommyk, Aug 30, 2007
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