How do you sell car insurance over the phone?

I've heard that the car insurance industry is a great career. I'm thinking about transitioning, but I want to work from home. How can you sell car insurance over the phone?

Car insurance is an awesome career! Many different opportunities are available in the field, so you shouldn’t have trouble finding something that works for you.
Due to the pandemic and the advent of high-speed internet, working remotely has become even more popular. Even traditional industries like insurance have adapted to the changing times, meaning you can sell insurance over the phone from the comfort of your own home.
To sell car insurance over the phone, you need an insurance license. In most states, this is a property and casualty license. Every state has different licensing requirements, but most involve:
  • Taking a prelicensing course
  • Taking an exam
  • Filing an application, fingerprints, and paying a licensing fee with your state’s Department of Insurance
Once approved, you can sell car insurance.
While most entry-level jobs in insurance are as a customer service agent, many companies will now pay for you to become licensed. After passing your licensing exam, you can move into sales or another department.
Because car insurance is necessary in almost every state, companies don’t have to cold-call customers. However, once you have a customer on the line, your job is to sell them a policy.
Finding discounts they’re eligible for, good rates for their coverage, and ensuring any needs are met are great ways to sell insurance and make sure your customers are happy!
Apart from becoming licensed yourself, consider using the Jerry app. Jerry’s friendly agents can not only find and sell you a great policy but can answer any car insurance-related questions you may have.
Emily Maracle
Answered on Oct 25, 2021
Emily Maracle is a car insurance specialist living in New York. Originally from the Pacific Northwest, she has a degree in English Literature and a background in customer service. She enjoys cooking, gardening, and living sustainably. In the future, she can't wait to upgrade to a hybrid or electric car.

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