Updated: Sep 2
The COVID-19 travel shutdown has left the State of Hawaii with the highest rate of jobless claims in the U.S. The massive layoffs in our tourism dependent economy came as a particular shock to the system when you consider that we had such a low unemployment rate before the pandemic hit. All this to say, many Hawaiians are looking for a job right now and wondering if there is a career path they could take that would lead to stable employment even during difficult times. One career path to consider is Medicare sales. Medicare salespeople have the opportunity to help our kupuna make the most of their Medicare options or to transition from private, employer health insurance to Medicare insurance. These services are provided free of charges to the client, which makes our job rewarding.
Top 4 reasons to consider Medicare sales as a career path
Unfortunately, unemployment is a trending keyword right now because Hawaii has one of the highest unemployment rates in the country. While unemployment benefits have been keeping many afloat, the extra $600 that was included in the CARES Act has expired with no further deal in place to extend it. The other issue is that PPP loans for small businesses have been keeping many employed but the loans will begin to run out and that means even more layoffs are inevitable.
Flexible work hours
In today’s economy, many people juggle two or even three part-time jobs to make ends meet. The great thing about Medicare sales is that it could be a new career, or even a second/third job on the side. Agents can work as much or as little as they'd like. They can also make their own schedules and aren't accountable to anyone but themselves. PBC is a platform and resource to help them succeed, but ultimately an agent can work full time and make $100K + a year, or part time and make a little bit of passive income on the side.
Be your own boss
Medicare Agents can build their own portfolio, do their own marketing, and be their own boss. The job is well suited to those who are self-motivated and looking for an opportunity to make money and serve others.
Medicare sales is a "feel good" industry where you can help your clients and give back to the community. Our Medicare agents work with:
· Seniors who have just lost their job – and don’t know if it is coming back - or seniors who are ready to retire and transition from private health insurance to Medicare but don’t understand their options.
· Adult children or spouses of seniors who want to help their senior family member learn about Medicare or find a better Medicare plan.
· Employers who want to provide information about Medicare to their senior employees.
· Community groups or clubs that want to share information about Medicare with their members.
Why work for Premier Benefit Consultants?
Our independent Medicare agents live across the islands and speak many different languages. They meet with clients in the client’s home or at coffee shops (pre-pandemic) and over phone and video calls to assess the client’s current health insurance plan and their Medicare options.
At PBC we pride ourselves on:
· acting with integrity,
· providing exceptional, ongoing customer service,
· taking pride in our work,
· being problem solvers,
· being experts in the Medicare industry, and
· treating clients like family, which means really getting to know them and their needs.
Our sales agents are independent contractors, which means that you are your own boss. If you think you could be a great fit for our team, we would love to hear from you. To learn more about becoming a Medicare agent at PBC, please send an email to Shawn Nakano at firstname.lastname@example.org.