Meet Mike Miller. Although he’s been in the insurance business for seven years, he’s only been a licensed health agent for a few months. Given the current landscape, getting your health insurance license might seem like a bad move – but Miller isn’t afraid of health care reform.
Q: Tell us about yourself. How long have you been involved in the insurance industry?
Mike Miller: I have a [bachelor's of business administration] from Ohio University in Athens, OH. After school, I took a position as a direct sales representative with Progressive Insurance in Cleveland, OH. After being with Progressive for six years, I had the opportunity to join a national insurance brokerage in St. Louis, MO. I’ve been in my position with Focus Financial Services now for about a year.
Q: What made you decide to get your health insurance license?
MM: With my role with Progressive, I did not have a need for a life or health license, so I never got it. My role with my new company gives me access to those products. That is why I got my life and health license.
Q: What is the biggest challenge you face as a new health insurance agent?
MM: Being new to life and health, my biggest challenge is still getting familiar with each company’s systems, guidelines, and coverage offerings.