Surprising Ways You Never Knew Insurance Could Impact A Life

There’s a lot more to insurance than meets the eye. While most people understand the importance of insurance at face value, not everyone knows the many ways that insurance impacts a life. Discover the surprising ways becoming a Farm Bureau agent may be a good fit for your desire to embark on a career that truly impacts the lives of those around you.

1. Protects against ID theft.

Identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in the United States, topping the Federal Trade Commission’s list of consumer complaints for several years. As a Farm Bureau agent, your comprehensive suite of products and services offered includes affordable identity theft protection that can help your client/members through quick detection and rapid response if they are targeted. And, if the worst should occur, you’ll be able to connect them with experienced fraud specialists who will work on their behalf to resolve the situation so they don’t have to go about it alone.

2. Contributes to business succession.

The future planning needs for business owners are many: succession planning being one of the top priorities. Who will take over the family business when I’m no longer able? It’s the question you will help your client/members answer when you help customize a business succession strategy that fits the needs of everyone involved. You’ll help to streamline the transition to a new generation, so businesses can focus on what really matters: successfully handing off the baton.

3. Keeps business owners in business.

To a business owner, owning a business is more than a source of income; it’s a dream. Business insurance protects that dream. By sheltering companies from the uncertainties of life through customized coverage, you’ll keep businesses that truly matter to the economic health, well-being and charm of your community in business – no matter what life throws their way.

4. Helps community members retire comfortably.

Retirement is the beginning of an exciting new chapter in any life. It’s your job to help make those years as enjoyable as possible by helping client/members understand their retirement funding options now, so they can achieve their retirement goals later.

5. Benefits charities.

Life insurance can be a great tool for increasing charitable giving in your community. You’ll give client/members the opportunity to make a larger gift than otherwise possible by helping them designate their favorite charities as a beneficiary on their life insurance policies.

6. Helps feed families - all over the world

As the No. 1 farm insurer in our territory, becoming a Farm Bureau agent means you are able to tailor a protection program to meet the local farm or ranch risk management needs that are necessary to keep crops and livestock alive and healthy and food on the table for millions of people across the globe.

7. Builds safer drivers.

Distracted driving leads to car accidents, injured pedestrians and damaged property, and with new teen drivers taking to the road each day, there has never been a greater need for safe driving education than now. By encouraging your client/members (who are under the age of 25) to complete the Farm Bureau Driveology® program, you’ll be helping to build safer drivers in your community, while saving them money on their car insurance, too.

8. Helps others leave a legacy.

Passing on a legacy to the next generation is just as important to you as it will be to your client/members. How will you help your community fund the future and fuel dreams? There are many opportunities for your client/members to leave a lasting legacy through life insurance in addition to providing for their spouse, family and other heirs.

9. Builds up cash value for emergencies.

Is it to help pay for college tuition? To make a down payment on a home? Or, to come up with a quick source of cash in an emergency? Whatever the reason, there are a number of ways you can help your client/members tap the cash value you've helped them build up on a permanent policy.

Few small business opportunities are more fulfilling – or more impactful – than a career with Farm Bureau Financial Services. Who or what will you impact when you become an agent? Find the answer by clicking ‘Get Started’ to apply today.

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