Jim Sorebo, the 2017 chairman of the National Association of Independent Life Brokerage Agencies, kicked off the NAILBA 36 conference today in Hollywood, Florida, by donning the kind of helmet worn in his favorite movie, “300.”
As Dilios delivered his epic speech from the film, on a large video screen hanging above the podium, Sorebo dubbed in his own words — a call to action for all in attendance.
Sorebo told attendees that the insurance industry has been on the defensive for too long. “There are struggles and challenges around every corner facing our industry,” he said.
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Those challenges include the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), a low interest rate environment, and the lack of new blood in the advisory and agent ranks, just to name a few, Sorebo said.
Instead of sitting back and waiting to find out what else will happen, and what other impediments will appear, it’s time to go on offense, Sorebo said.
For NAILBA, going on the offense means adopting a new strategic plan.