Monday, June 8, 2020

Life Insurance Is Easy To Purchase During the Covid-19 Lockdown

I recently saw a TV commercial for "contactless delivery" of some brand of pizza. With the pandemic around us, it's good to know we can still enjoy a delicious pie without worrying that someone could infect us. 

The same is true with your life and disability insurance needs. And the tools we use have been in place for a while, so most agents already know which companies offer them and how to use them. For instance, I've had several companies offering web based applications for years. This means that the client can sit at home and give me their information for the application over the phone. The application is sent directly to the underwriter in a matter of seconds. 

Also, most of these apps bring any errors (mostly from me, the user) to light before submitting, so I don't have to deal with unchecked boxes or missing information later. In the old days when we had paper applications, I was notorious for accidentally forgetting to check a box here and there.

These web based apps are used for all types of insurance we offer, including cancer plans, heart and stroke plans, hospital indemnity and short term home health care plans. 

Another way we can make the buying process easier is the use of "drop tickets". The agent collects basic information and submits it to the company, who in turn calls the client and completes the application over the phone. We have several carriers who use this system and many of our clients like the way it works because the client may not want the agent to know all of their personal health information and would rather deal directly the insurance company. The agent likes it because the onus is off of them to complete the application fully and correctly.

If you have been considering purchasing life, disability or another type of insurance, and would like some information, go to our site and schedule a phone call with us. We can discuss what your needs are and how to fit it into your budget.

As usual, stay safe and healthy.

Chris Castanes is the president of Surf Financial Brokers, as well as a professional speaker helping sales people be more productive and efficient.

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