Top 4 Reasons to Consider Medicare Sales as a Career Path

Updated: Sep 2, 2020

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

High unemployment

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 su