What does an Insurance Agent do?

Insurance sales agents sell a variety of insurance products and services. They respond to inquiries, provide rate estimates, and explain policy types and coverage information. They write policies and assist customers in signing up for coverage, ensuring customers select policies that will meet their needs. They offer advice and guidance, and suggest packages that combine multiple insurance types for maximum savings and comprehensive coverage. Agents also provide ongoing support and guidance for existing customers and may assist with the filing of claims.

Insurance sales agents often have a bachelor’s degree in a business field and commonly have a background in insurance or sales roles. These roles also usually involve licensing requirements. In-depth knowledge of insurance basics and regulations is helpful. Strong sales capabilities and good communication skills are also an asset.

Work/Life Balance
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Career Opportunity
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Avg. Experience8+ years

Insurance Agent Salaries

Average Base Pay

£23,684 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: £24K
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Insurance Agent Career Path

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Insurance Agent Insights

Read what Insurance Agent professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
EpiQ Insurance AgencyEpiQ Insurance Agency
Insurance Sales
3 Sep 2019

“existent and last minute morning training sessions are called to review the same information multiple times per week.”

Bankers LifeBankers Life
Insurance Agent
1 Oct 2021

“This head manager was so rude and condescending I packed my stuff up and left.”

Square One InsuranceSquare One Insurance
Insurance Agent
23 Nov 2021

“If you have a good work ethic and can work independently this is an amazing place to be.”

Life and Health Insurance Agent
30 Jun 2021

“Excellent pay for top performers and a company that really trains you to do well.”

TZ Insurance Solutions
Licensed Insurance Agent
25 Jun 2021

“You just need to bring a positive attitude and a good work ethic to succeed.”

Family First LifeFamily First Life
Insurance Agent
17 Jun 2021

“This is definitely the right decision for me and I look forward to building a great legacy here with FFL.”

Bankers LifeBankers Life
Licensed Insurance Agent
12 May 2021

“This is an amazing opportunity to be compensated based on your work ethic and commitment.”

TZ Insurance Solutions
Licensed Insurance Agent
25 Jun 2021

“TZ insurance is the best company to work for and I have been recruited by them all.”

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Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of an insurance agent

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