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Insurance agents and brokers

National Occupation Code (NOC): 6231

Insurance agents and brokers sell life, automobile, property, health and other types of insurance to individuals, businesses and public institutions. Insurance agents are employed by individual insurance companies or are independent representatives of specific insurance companies. Insurance brokers are employed by brokerage firms, or may work in partnerships or hold sole proprietorship. Supervisors of insurance agents are included in this unit group.

Job Duties for Insurance agents and brokers

  • Sell automobile, fire, health, life, property, marine, aircraft and other types of insurance to clients
  • Establish client insurance coverage, calculate premiums and establish method of payment
  • Provide information concerning group and individual insurance packages, the range of risk coverage, benefits paid and other policy features
  • Ensure appropriate forms, medical examinations and other policy requirements are completed
  • Monitor insurance claims and respond to clients' enquiries
  • Identify and solicit potential clientele.

Working Conditions for Insurance agents and brokers

Work is performed in an office environment, with travel sometimes necessary when attending to clients.

Alternate Job Titles

  • Automobile Insurance Agent
  • Automobile Insurance Salesman/woman
  • District Supervisor - Insurance Office
  • Field Agent - Insurance
  • Fire Insurance Agent
  • Fire Insurance Salesman/woman
  • General Insurance Representative
  • Group Insurance Representative
  • Insurance Agent
  • Insurance Agent Supervisor
  • Insurance Broker
  • Insurance Sales Agent
  • Insurance Sales Representative
  • Insurance Sales Supervisor
  • Insurance Salesman/woman
  • Life Insurance Agent
  • Life Insurance Representative
  • Life Insurance Salesman/woman
  • Insurance Agent
  • Insurance Broker
  • Insurance Sales Representative
  • Insurance Sales Supervisor
  • Insurance Advisor
  • Insurance Assistant, Personal Lines
  • Sales Agent, Insurance
  • Insurance And Financial Services Sales Professional
  • Personal Insurance Specialist