Presentation on theme: "The chief function of life insurance is to create an estate - that is, a definite sum of money. Some of the money paid to a beneficiary normally is used."— Presentation transcript:
The chief function of life insurance is to create an estate - that is, a definite sum of money. Some of the money paid to a beneficiary normally is used to meet current financial obligations created by the insureds death. The remainder of the money may also be used to meet future needs of the insureds beneficiary or beneficiaries. Totaling the amounts required to pay for current and future expenses is often referred to as the total needs approach to determine how much life insurance a person should carry. The chief function of life insurance is to create an estate - that is, a definite sum of money. Some of the money paid to a beneficiary normally is used to meet current financial obligations created by the insureds death. The remainder of the money may also be used to meet future needs of the insureds beneficiary or beneficiaries. Totaling the amounts required to pay for current and future expenses is often referred to as the total needs approach to determine how much life insurance a person should carry.
Lets begin with some immediate expenses incurred at death: A funeral costs money. So do doctors; so does the ambulance and the hospital, where even a short stay before death could add up to a sizable bill. A new car, medical and funeral expenses, plus debts or current bills all comprise what are known as the deceaseds final expenses. Final expenses are also called dying expenses.
However, if people have a family dependent upon their income for their support and they die prematurely, we now have still other obligations theyre leaving behind, such as: Replacing the breadwinners income Taking care of the outstanding mortgage loan on the house (if any) Today, almost everyone recognizes the necessity of a good college education for their kids, if they hope to attain success in the business or professional world. Many conscientious parents consider it their duty – an obligation – to establish a fund for their childrens education. Income taxes, estate and inheritance taxes, because they resulted from death, all go to make up what could be called Death Taxes.
No matter how many of these obligations an individual leaves behind, theres only one thing that will satisfy them…money! For this reason, a person who wants to relieve the family of obligations when he or she dies will plan to leave them with an estate – money – that is sufficient to cover all needs.
The needs approach looks at what the needs of a family would be should the breadwinner die. These needs include paying off any final expenses, as well as meeting the requirements of the living. When the total is reached, it is compared to the existing amount of insurance to meet those needs. If there is a shortage, thats the amount of additional life insurance needed.
Example: If Henry should die right now, he would leave his family in the following financial situation: Final Expenses+Debts 30,000 Income Replacement (5 yrs)175,000 Mortgage remaining 155,000 College costs (2 children) 80,000 TOTAL440,000
ObligationsAssets Final Expenses:$30,000Whole Life: $0.00 Income: $175,000Term & Wk: $200,000 Mortgage: $155,000Mortgage ins:$0.00 College: $80,000College funds:$0.00 Total:$440,000Total: $200,000 Additional Total Need For Insurance: $240,000 Need For Whole Life:$30,000 Need for term:$210,000
BALANCE BETWEEN HUMAN ELEMENT AND TECHNOLOGY. In our very competitive world, clients buy products today based on advertising messages, word of mouth, reputation etc. In the AIL and NILICO world, clients buy our products because they like and trust the agent. The laptop presentation is key to show professionalism. However, equally important is the understanding of how to balance the human element with the technology. Heres an example: Lets imagine that the sale process is represented by an upside down triangle. In it, you will see the percentages associated with each step of the sale: Rapport – 40%; Need – 30%; Presentation 20%; Close 10% We can easily assume then, if the laptop presentation takes care of the Need and Presentation part of the triangle, the human element must take care of the Rapport and Close. Therefore the balance between the technology and the human element must be 50-50.
RAPPORT = 40% NEED = 30% PRESENTATION = 20% CLOSE = 10%
Buyers today are more professional and better educated because they are bombarded with sales pitches over the radio and TV. A professional agent can break through to all of this resistance by playing up to each customer as if that person is the first and the last client he/she will ever sell to. Make that customer want to do business with you.
Customers sometimes feel threatened by an agent coming to their home. Their reaction can go from run and hide, to make a lot of noise to scare the invader, to rise up and defend the territory. Therefore everything an agent will do or say in the home will either produce tension or trust. Some sales people will back the customer into a corner and will start closing from the moment they walk in the home. This will build walls and not trust. Go slow, create trust and then move into your presentation. When your customer is tense, do something to ease the tension and when they are comfortable, proceed.
When something goes wrong with your car you take it somewhere where you know they can fix it right. You trust your mechanic, if you like your car. Surely, you like your attorney, your accountant and your banker too, but not to fix your car. You listen to people you think will have something important to say. You look for signs of self confidence and success. Well, that is exactly how your prospects look at you. If you look, act and talk like you have something to say about things they need to hear, customers will give you the time to say it. Time, hence a few rules: Respect the prospects time even when they dont. Meaning: dont spend more time than you need to make a sale presentation. Respect the prospects territory. Remember that you are a guest so ask for permission to move around the room or come closer to show a brochure. Respect your prospects intelligence by being straight and up front and not use trickery to gain on them.
When you walk into a house, find a place where you can sit comfortably and face the prospects in front of you. Put your hands on the table, relax and establish rapport. Remember that people buy from you because they like you and they trust you. They buy you first, the company and the products after. Find something in common with your prospects and go from there. Avoid politics and religion. This should not last more than 15 minutes.
Scenario 1 Client: whats this all about it anyway? Agent; its about your (group) mail out to the members and the benefits you are entitled to. Is this the first time youve mailed back the card? Client: yes, its the first time Agent: then let me start from the beginning and tell you what this is all about…..
Scenario 2 Client: no, Ive mailed it before. Agent: anyone from the company ever been here before to review the benefits with you? Client: no. Agent: then let me start from the beginning and tell you what this is all about…..
Scenario 3 Client: no, Ive mailed it before. Agent: anyone from the company ever been here before to review the benefits with you? Client: yes Agent: did you apply for any of the programs available at that time? Client: no Agent: then let me start from the beginning and tell you what this is all about…..
Scenario 4 Client: no, Ive mailed it before. Agent: anyone from the company ever been here before to review the benefits with you? Client: yes Agent: did you apply for any of the programs available at that time? Client: yes, I have a policy with you Agent: do you have a folder that looks like this? (Show service file). Great, go get it for me please, so I can review your existing benefits while here and update your coverage. (It becomes a POS call)
Intro to the lead type video The members who respond to the mail out from the group are entitled to receive additional benefits, if they qualify for it. My job is simple: it is to provide you with the information of the no cost benefits that have already been negotiated for you and at the same time show you the additional benefits you may qualify for. Ill play a video for you that will explain the relationship between us and your group and explain better why I am here. (This first video is a MUST since it is an extension of the Warm Up). (open your laptop, sign on and go to the first step)
This is an incredible value offered to the members at no cost for the first year. It will provide you with 20% to 60% discounts on prescriptions, vision, hearing and chiropractic services. (play video)
Mr. Prospect, Please make sure you give these people you sponsored a call. It is important they know we are going to give them a call to make an appointment and deliver the benefits, just like we are doing with you.
This is your mandatory read off letter: (if you have the one of their group, please use that one) It basically says that after I show you the benefits, explain to you how they work and answer all your questions, you give us a simple yes or no. In other words if these benefits make sense as youll see they will, go ahead and take advantage of them, and if they dont, heres your (group) officer report form. Ill have you complete this form to be returned to your (group) so theyll get your feedback about these benefits.
E ach member who sends back a card is seen separately, because each member has a different need and a different want. What is right for you may not be right for the member I just saw, or the member that I will see after you. S ince everyone has a different need and a different want, this video will explain in simple words the need for these benefits. Need For Life Insurance Video Transition
Now that you have more knowledge about the different types of insurance, Ill go ahead and ask you some questions to see exactly what you qualify for and well go on from there. (proceed to survey) Needs Analysis Survey Transition
To understand the idea behind the Surveys Questions, the professional agent must go back to the basics and comprehend the entire concept of selling, which is: "Selling is asking, not telling; listening, not talking." Your magic question should be one to get the customer to open up and want to talk about the area you are trying to expose. It has to be sincere and right to the point.
John, what is your date of Birth? And Mary, how young are you? John, what is your monthly take home income, plus- minus? And yours, Mary? Would that be fair to think that youd like your kids to go to college? Do you know what the cost of college education is nowadays? Have you set aside any college funds for your kids yet? There are two ways you qualify for the additional benefits: one, you have to be in the (union, credit union etc, or be sponsored); the other one you must be in fairly good health conditions. Ill go ahead and ask you some questions about your health
Once you submit the survey, the Needs Based logic will go to work on the data entered and will build the upcoming initial proposal. Before you play the initial proposal videos, always remember to transition the customer to what the video is going to say: Video 1: Final Expense Protection: Mr. Prospect, this first video will explain how the program will provide an immediate sum of money to take care of final expenses: (play)
Review the recommended coverage, the existing coverage, the need and the proposed amount Ask a closing question: Makes sense so far?
Mr. Prospect, Do you ever think about what would happen to your family financially if you passed away during your prime working years? How are they going to make it without your income? Well, we put aside our fear of mortality and thought of this as we should. This video will explain how that works: (play video)
Review the recommended coverage, the existing coverage, the need and the proposed amount Ask a closing question: Makes sense so far?
Mr. Prospect, Remember that there will be an adjustment period after the death of a breadwinner. But the most expensive bill, the mortgage, will still need to be paid. Lets see how this is going to protect your family: (play the video)
The Need for our kids to get a college education seems to be almost indispensable, if we want to allow them to have a solid and prosperous financial future. This video will explain in simple terms how: (play video)
At this point you need to do the final review, one need at a time. When finished, review the Terminal Illness benefit and the Child Rider. Proceed to the final question: If it all make sense, starting as of today youll never have to worry about being properly covered again, because this plan is intended to help fulfill your current needs. As your needs change in the future, we can add additional coverage to fill any new need. What I need to do now is complete the application to see if you qualify and Ill be on my way. Final Review
If the price objection comes up, move to reduce the plan, one item at a time. Start with the whole life; reduce and recalculate; then ask: would this make you feel better? Keep decreasing the items that have the highest price: WL, change the Re-adj. income from 5 yrs to 3 yrs etc…until the logic comes up with an amount that it is comfortable for the prospect. The Key Point is to leave the full needs picture and reduce the cost. Do not take any of the needs away. Objections
If you feel theres no breakthrough on re-adjusting the proposal, ask one final question: Mr. prospect, if something were to happen unexpectedly, which one of these obligations would you rather have taken care of to protect your family at best? Depending on the answer, you want to proceed by adjusting the proposal to the product that is going to fulfill the obligation chosen by the prospect, exclude all other products and close: This is exactly what you want. Does it make final sense? Proceed to EApp
The Maximum Amount of WLE that can be manually proposed is $149,999:
You can add WP right on the E-App. Just check the box and tab, the premium will be automatically adjusted.
If QUESTION #13 is No for both insured, the wizard brings up only one residency addendum for the primary insured. If you need to complete a second residency addendum, you will need to add it from the ADD feature on the wizard.
If a single person has more than $30,000 existing WL coverage and no other obligations at death, the proposal comes up blank. You can manually add products from the Drop Down such as an A71000 or a Critical Illness Plan and an additional WL: Heres a sample Proposal.
DO NOT put dashes in bank account numbers or routing numbers in e-App. Trial Applications It is absolutely imperative that, when sending Trial e-Apps, the agents have collected the proper bank information on the application, that is the correct bank account number and correct routing number. Although we are not going to draft the account, we would still need all the correct bank information to properly process the Trial e-App.
When entering a draw date on EApp, you will notice that a pop up window comes up. That pop-up specifies the monthly draft date, starting with the second draft. MAKE SURE CLIENT UNDERSTANDS THAT THE INITIAL PREMIUM WILL DRAFT IMMEDIATELY.
The ABA Check Routing Number is a 9–digit number assigned to financial institutions by The American Bankers Association (ABA) to identify the financial institution upon which a payment was drawn. Routing numbers are sometimes referred to as: check routing numbers, ABA numbers, or routing transit numbers (RTN) OR ABA Check Routing Number (used on actual checks) Dont let the words used confuse you; you are after the Transit/ABA No for the E-App SEE NEXT SLIDE - Check SAMPLE showing the Transit/ABA No numbers location FOR ALL USA BANK ISSUED CHECKS
Refer to SAMPLE check below to know where to locate NINE (9) DIGIT ABA Check Routing Number and Account Number THE SAME SCHEME IS USED FOR CHECKS FROM ALL US BANKS Use this 9-digit # for Check Transit/ABA No. on USA E-Apps Account #
Refer to SAMPLE check below to know where to locate the NUMBERS needed to complete the Personal Pre-Authorization Debit Agreement for Canada cheques from Canada Financial Institutions The Branch Transit Number and Financial Institution number are usually left of the bank account number Branch Transit Number = Transit No. on E-App form The Financial Institution Account Number = Account No. on E-App form The Financial Institution Number = Branch # on E-App form Partial Pre-Authorized Debit Agreement using this SAMPLE cheque on the next slide
If you have a correction on an eApp after it has been signed or after it has been transmitted to home office, please send those corrections to firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Please include the application number, the date you will be transmitting to home office, and information about the correction that needs to be made. If you are updating the bank information on an application, its important to send us these updates on the same day or before you transmit the eApp so that the correction can be made before the eApp drafts overnight. Same day corrections must be received before 4:00 pm CST in order to be corrected that day. You can continue to put updates to bank information in the review notes so that the information is included with the eApp, but keep in mind that Policy Issue does not see these notes at submit. All bank information updates must e-mailed prior to 4:00 pm in addition to putting it in the notes so that we have the opportunity to correct before the first draft. You can continue to use the review notes for updates to answers to questions and for other underwriting information.