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January 31, 2017

TO JOIN AS LIC AGENT

TO JOIN AS LIC AGENT

Guidelines

Here's a simple step-by-step guide on how to become an LIC agent 
Eligibility:

Standard 12th pass for urban area and Standard 10th pass for rural area
Age 18 and above
Process:

Contact your nearest Branch Office and meet the Development Officer there.

The Branch Manager (I/C) will conduct an interview, and if found suitable, you will be sent to training at Divisional/Agency Training Centre.

The training is for 25 hours and covers all aspects of Life Insurance Business. After successful completion of training you will have to appear for Pre Recruitment examination conducted by the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI).

After successful completion of the examination you will be provided an Appointment Letter and Identity Card to work as an insurance agent.

You will be appointed as an agent by the Branch Office and you will be a part of the team under your Development Officer.

The Development Officer will impart you field training and other valuable inputs which will help you in the market place.
Can I Become An Agent?

You certainly can if -
» You are outgoing and like meeting people
» You are ambitious to own a business
» You only want your clients to be your bosses
» And you want to decide your working hours

Unlimited earning potential; A clear career path; all round support through exclusive advertising, your own in-house consultant, and world-class training:
» A comprehensive benefit package
» Training
» Careers
» Rewards & Recognition

They are a key source of business for the organization, and are the continuing link with our clients. That is why; we take a lot of care in recruiting and developing our agency force, so that we continue to set higher standards of quality in service and salesmanship. To cater to the needs of the knowledge-oriented marketplace, we look for graduates who are service-oriented, good communicators and enjoy meeting new people. Prior sales experience is an added benefit. 
Some Of The Qualities We seek Are:

    » Self-motivation
    » A master communicator
    » A go-getter
    » A graduate


Benefits

Know more about the benefits of becoming an LIC agent

1. Rewarding Career
You will help people realise their dreams by fulfilling their financial goals. The difference you make to their lives is more rewarding and satisfying than you could ever imagine.

2. A Successful Team
By joining us, you will be a part of the country's finest team of life insurance Agents. In the year 2015, we contributed 4021 members to the Million Dollar Round Table: a global forum that salutes the world's most successful Insurance Agents.

3. Attractive Remuneration
We offer one of the best remuneration systems in the industry that not only takes care of your current earnings, but also guarantees an earning for the future. What's more, you can set your own income targets with a potential to earn as much as you want for the rest of your life.

4. Independence
As an Agent, you will be a true entrepreneur. You have the freedom to be your own boss: work for yourself, choose your own clients and make your own money. All of this, without your having to make any initial capital investment.

5. World-Class Training
We provide you with the best-in-class training systems, since that is what differentiates LIC Agent from the rest. Even if you don't have previous experience in selling, our multi-dimensional training programme conducted by our qualified in-house training personnel, will make you a specialist in life insurance sales.

6. Commitment To Career Agency System
Our commitment to the Career Agency System means that, we support you and your efforts not just today, but at every stage of your business. We believe in encouraging our Agents to strive towards the highest levels of success, throughout their careers. In fact, depending on your performance, we also offer a management career option with the company.

7. Infrastructure Support
We have invested in creating a state-of-the-art infrastructure at each of our Branch Offices. You will have access to the necessary tools, technology and people support that will enable you to build a profitable long-term business.

8. Full Range Of Products And Services
You can offer your customers over 50 product combinations of our unique Products and Riders, to help them meet all their financial goals. In order to give you a greater competitive edge, we are also continuously working on newer and more innovative products.

9. Sales And Marketing Support 
We support our Agents with innovative sales and marketing tools. The Sales, Promotions and Marketing collaterals that we provide will help you take your business to new heights.

10. Financial Strength
LIC offers you and your customer unmatched financial strength and solidity.


Job Profile

What does an LIC agent do?

Most people have their first contact with an insurance company through an insurance sales agent. These workers help individuals, families, and businesses select insurance policies that provide the best protection for their lives, health, and property. Insurance sales agents who work exclusively for one insurance company are referred to as captive agents. Independent insurance agents, or brokers, represent several companies and place insurance policies for their clients with the company that offers the best rate and coverage. In either case, agents prepare reports, maintain records, seek out new clients, and, in the event of a loss, help policyholders settle their insurance claims. Increasingly, some are also offering their clients financial analysis or advice on ways the clients can minimize risk.

Insurance sales agents, commonly referred to as “producers” in the insurance industry, sell one or more types of insurance, such as property and casualty, life, health, disability, and long-term care. Property and casualty insurance agents sell policies that protect individuals and businesses from financial loss resulting from automobile accidents, fire, theft, storms, and other events that can damage property. For businesses, property and casualty insurance can also cover injured workers’ compensation, product liability claims, or medical malpractice claims.

Life insurance agents specialize in selling policies that pay beneficiaries when a policyholder dies. Depending on the policyholder’s circumstances, a cash-value policy can be designed to provide retirement income, funds for the education of children, or other benefits. Life insurance agents also sell annuities that promise a retirement income. Health insurance agents sell health insurance policies that cover the costs of medical care and loss of income due to illness or injury. They also may sell dental insurance and short- and long-term-disability insurance policies.

The growth of the Internet in the insurance industry is gradually altering the relationship between agent and client. In the past, agents devoted much of their time to marketing and selling products to new clients, a practice that is now changing. Increasingly, clients are obtaining insurance quotes from a company’s Web site and then contacting the company directly to purchase policies. This interaction gives the client a more active role in selecting a policy at the best price, while reducing the amount of time agents spend actively seeking new clients. Because insurance sales agents also obtain many new accounts through referrals, it is important that they maintain regular contact with their clients to ensure that the clients’ financial needs are being met. Developing a satisfied clientele that will recommend an agent’s services to other potential customers is a key to success in this field. 
Training

Our agents go through both generic and specific, professional programs that help them remain well-informed and knowledgeable about the company’s products in the market. There is a further focus on soft skills such as communication, managing long-term relationships and selling skills, which are very relevant in a service-driven industry like life insurance.

State of the art infrastructure training facilities coupled with an excellent faculty, guarantee an exceptional learning environment. For agents who might be occupied with their daily business/professional routines.

A 17-18 day training schedule covers the mandatory IRDA training requirements and LIC product-training module. Revision session ensure that the candidates thoroughly understand the course contents and are well prepared for the licensing examination. Theoretical training is interspersed with practical appointment settings with potential customers, giving agents a feel of how their business will work from the very first day. All through, the Development Officer and the management provide continuous support to the advisors in achieving independence towards garnering business.
Career

Career development is emphasized upon from the very day the agent joins the system. Though individual meetings with his or her Development Officer, the agent can discuss various issues related to business development and career enhancement. Expectations from the organization in terms of chalking a career in the insurance industry are also discussed.

Absorption into the management is another career enhancement option provided at LIC. This program helps agents build a full time career as a Development Officer in the organization, offering great potential for managing a team of agents and personal development.
Rewards And Recognition

LIC agents are constantly recognized and rewarded for their performance. Numerous competitions all year round promote healthy competition amongst agents and recognition for their efforts. Depending on the level of business the agent achieves in a year, he or she can become a member of various clubs such as the Corporate Club, the Chairman’s club, etc. Each of these clubs have specific performance criteria for qualification and members of these clubs are entitled to attend seminars held at exotic international and domestic locations each year. Advisors can also qualify for the renowned MDRT (Million Dollar Round Table), an exclusive international insurance advisors club.
Insurance Sales Agents - Significant Points

Despite slower-than-average growth, job opportunities should be good for college graduates and persons with proven sales ability or success in other occupations.

Successful agents often have high earnings, but many who assume agent jobs fail to earn enough from commissions to meet their income goals and eventually transfer to other careers.

In addition to offering insurance policies, agents are beginning to sell more financial products, such as mutual funds, retirement funds, NSC’s, etc.



Why Join Us

Become an LIC agent today, read below to know why
Working Conditions

Most insurance sales agents are based in small offices, from which they contact clients and provide information on the policies they sell. However, much of their time may be spent outside their offices, travelling locally to meet with clients, close sales, or investigate claims. Agents usually determine their own hours of work and often schedule evening and weekend appointments for the convenience of clients. Although most agents work a 40-hour week, some work 60 hours a week or longer. Commercial sales agents, in particular, may meet with clients during business hours and then spend evenings doing paperwork and preparing presentations to prospective clients.
Employment

Insurance sales agents held about 11,00,000 jobs in 2005. Although most insurance agents specialize in life or general insurance, a growing number of “multi-line” agents sell all lines of insurance.
Training, Other Qualifications, And Advancement

For insurance sales agent jobs, most companies and independent agencies prefer to hire college graduates—especially those who have majored in business or economics. High school graduates are occasionally hired if they have proven sales ability or have been successful in other types of work. In fact, many entrants to insurance sales agent jobs transfer from other occupations. In selling commercial insurance, technical experience in a particular field can help sell policies to those in the same profession.

As a result, new agents tend to be older than entrants in many other occupations. College training may help agents grasp the technical aspects of insurance policies and the fundamentals and procedures of selling insurance. Many colleges and universities offer courses in insurance, and a few schools offer a bachelor’s degree in the field. College courses in finance, mathematics, accounting, economics, business law, marketing, and business administration enable insurance sales agents to understand how social and economic conditions relate to the insurance industry. Courses in psychology, sociology, and public speaking can prove useful in improving sales techniques. In addition, because computers provide instantaneous information on a wide variety of financial products and greatly improve agents’ efficiency, familiarity with computers and popular software packages has become very important.

Insurance sales agents must obtain a license in from IRDA. Separate licenses are required for agents to sell life and general insurance. Licenses are issued only to applicants who complete specified pre-licensing courses and who pass IRDA examinations covering insurance fundamentals and insurance laws.

A number of organizations offer professional designation programs that certify one’s expertise in specialties such as life, health, and general insurance, as well as financial consulting. Although voluntary, such programs assure clients and employers that an agent has a thorough understanding of the relevant specialty. Agents are usually required to complete a specified number of hours of continuing education to retain their designation.

Employers also are placing greater emphasis on continuing professional education as the diversity of financial products sold by insurance agents increases. It is important for insurance agents to keep up to date on issues concerning clients. Changes in tax laws, government benefits programs, and other State and Central Government regulations can affect the insurance needs of clients and the way in which agents conduct business. Agents can enhance their selling skills and broaden their knowledge of insurance and other financial services by taking courses at colleges and universities and by attending institutes, conferences, and seminars sponsored by insurance organizations. IRDA also has mandatory continuing education requirements focusing on insurance laws, consumer protection, and the technical details of various insurance policies.

Insurance sales agents should be flexible, enthusiastic, confident, disciplined, hard working, and willing to solve problems. They should communicate effectively and inspire customer confidence. Because they usually work without supervision, sales agents must be able to plan their time well and have the initiative to locate new clients.

An insurance sales agent who shows ability and leadership may become a Development Officer in a Branch Office. A few advance Assistant Branch Manager (Sales) and higher marketing positions. However, many who have built up a good clientele prefer to remain in sales work.
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