On December 20, 2019, President Trump signed into law the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act, known as the SECURE Act. This bipartisan bill represents the most sweeping retirement reforms in over a decade and has a variety of provisions that will have an immediate and profound impact on both employer plans and individuals. Many of these changes will take effect on January 1, 2020, and will likely have a wide reaching impact on savers and retirees alike.
Several trends forecast to impact the insurance and financial planning industry in 2020 set the stage for educational workshops to be an even more successful lead generator than they already are. Check out these three reasons you should embrace educational workshops this year and how SMS can help.
Vice President of Medicare Solutions at Senior Market Sales Dwane McFerrin, CLU®, CFP®, RHU®, CLTC, LLIF reflects on the 2020 AEP. He summarizes the recently completed AEP season in terms of trends, successes and challenges. He discusses how SMS helped agents write more AEP business. He provides input regarding his future outlook as well as upcoming resources and opportunities that SMS is planning for agents.
As the 2020 Annual Election Period (AEP) season takes off, many agents are realizing that this year represents one of change. With more than 8 million seniors affected by disruptions in their prescription drug plans for 2020, agents’ phones are ringing off the hook. Plus, updates to Medicare.gov and the Plan Finder have left many agents searching for solutions to help them make the best recommendations to their clients. Fortunately, Senior Market Sales® (SMS) has developed solutions to these challenges.
Offering a comprehensive senior product portfolio, the industry’s best technology tools, outstanding service and proprietary marketing programs, we support every facet of an agent’s business.Why SMS?
30,000+ agents under contract
Top contracts with national, A-rated carriers
The industry’s best technology and tools
We offer real solutions that help you reach more prospects, get more referrals and, ultimately, grow your practice. Our consultative approach to helping our advisors means we let the problem dictate the solution.View carriers
Patent-pending retirement planning tools and processes
Multiple live and electronic training opportunities
Established and successful marketing programs
Many MGAs have found SMS to be the business partner to help them succeed. We offer full back-office support, including contracting, certification, supplies and new business status. Our credibility with carriers means you can turn to us to help resolve problems with clients and/or commissions. We do not recruit your agents nor use your client records for anything other than to support your efforts.
Incentive trips open to MGAs
Your own online contracting portal
Proprietary enrollment methods
SMS subsidiary Futurity First has the flexibility to meet the needs of advisors at every stage of their careers. With an unparalleled choice of product and investment solutions, Futurity advisors are able to provide independent planning strategies and recommendations to their clients.Request Information
20 branch offices throughout the U.S.
Proprietary marketing and lead programs
Unparalleled advisor support
Lucrative compensation plan
Health care and health insurance are no longer seen as separate from financial planning. More than any other company, Senior Market Sales is helping agents and advisors service their clients’ health and wealth needs in retirement.
Our software and tools are designed to help you manage and simplify your practice, save time, eliminate mistakes and make your business stand out among the crowd.
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