Insurance is a general term for a type of prepaid policy that provides a policy holder with a financial benefit in case of calamity. Common kinds of policies include auto insurance, health insurance, life insurance, long-term disability coverage, and property/renter's insurance. An insurance agent typically sells one or more type of policy from an office environment such as an agency, brokerage firm, or insurance company. Insurance agents who work for a brokerage firm will likely sell policies from several different insurance companies, while those hired by an insurance company serve as salespeople for their company's products.
Insurance Agent Tasks
Process the paperwork to enroll customers in policies and calculate premiums.
Explain insurance policies to customers and help them customize policies to fit their needs.
Sell insurance policies to businesses or individuals.
Utilize referrals, phone calls, mailings, and other forms of advertising to generate new customers.