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Health Insurance Sales Trainee in Hillsboro, OR at National General Insurance

Date Posted: 3/27/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Looking to progress your current sales career? Do you want to work in a fast-paced, dynamic sales environment with real opportunity for career growth and advancement? Do you thrive in a performance driven environment where your results are directly recognized and rewarded?

VelaPoint and National General Insurance is the fastest growing Accident & Health (A&H) and Property & Casualty (P&C) insurer in the United States and is recognized for our experienced leaders, entrepreneurial culture, and energetic environment. We are searching for enthusiastic, motivated, and dedicated Sales Agents to join our growing team in the Hillsboro, OR (Portland) office.

Prior sales experience is not necessary but the motivation and passion for being a successful salesperson is a must! We offer a multi-tiered and in-depth paid training program to provide you with all the tools you need to be successful in our inbound sales center environment. Training covers the Accident & Health insurance industry, VelaPoint/National General products and systems, and proven sales techniques to empower you for success.

 

Compensation

Our high performing first year sales agents earn an average of $60,000 to $70,000 per year with an hourly base pay and uncapped commissions and incentives.  Second and third year agents’ average yearly earnings of up to $85,000.  Top agents earn $115,000+!

  •  Don’t have your Health agent license? – We’ll pay for you to get your license!
  • Already have a Life & Health license? – Receive a $500 bonus for being licensed!
  • Signing bonuses? – Complete our Training program and receive up to $1,500 in signing and training bonuses!

  

What makes VelaPoint / National General Insurance unique?

  • Ability to sell a multitude of industry-leading products from our partner carriers
  • Entrepreneurial, performance-based and results-focused culture
  • Company paid training
  • Above market compensation plan with unlimited earning potential
  • Plentiful, highly-converting qualified leads
  • Internal advancement opportunities – grow with us!
    • Agent, Senior Agent, Executive Agent
    • Team Lead, New Hire Team Lead, Site Leader
  • Sales contests, prizes and competitions
  • Fun and relaxed work environment including arcade games and ping pong

 

Primary Purpose:

Responsible for selling Customers A&H products, based on their needs, using cutting-edge technology, providing quotes and selling policies to insureds.  Also this position is responsible for creating a positive relationship between VelaPoint & National General and prospective customers.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Following is a summary of the essential functions for this job. Other duties may be performed, both major and minor, which are not mentioned below. Specific activities may change from time to time.

  • Responsible for using various systems to track, gather information and answer customer inquiries
  • Identify customer needs and works to meet those needs using sales tools and techniques
  • Provide appropriate educational information
  • Strive to sell the product that best meets each customer’s needs 
  • Working in a team oriented environment
  • Meeting key performance metrics such as sales, productivity and quality requirements
  • Strives to sell the VelaPoint & National General Insurance product that meets the customer's need or other products when appropriate
  • Performs other duties as requested, including attending required meetings

Job Requirements

Minimum Skills and Competencies:

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED)
  • Complete New Hire Technical Training Program
  • Valid Life & Health agent license or ability to acquire within 60 days of hire
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)
  • Demonstrates adequate/accurate typing speed while talking to the customer
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of auto policies and procedures
  • Demonstrate thorough knowledge of underwriting guidelines
  • Demonstrate thorough knowledge of billing guidelines
  • Demonstrate professional phone etiquette
  • Demonstrate proficiency with Sales systems
  • Must possess effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Must perform well in high-energy, dynamic and team-oriented environments
  • High degree of initiative, mature judgment, and discretion

 

Desired Skills:

  • Associates or Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent customer service experience
  • Prior experience working with the public in a customer service or sales environment
  • Demonstrates the ability to make the “Human Connection” and empathize with the customers
  • Demonstrates the ability to negotiate in order to adequately sell the brand and product
  • Demonstrates basic math skills
  • Demonstrates strong attention to detail, organization skills, and timeliness in order to meet customer service expectations
  • Demonstrates the ability to think analytically
  • Demonstrates a high degree of dependability and motivation
  • Bilingual